Podcasts

Here are the podcast series The British Comedy Guide is involved with...

Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

RHLSTP is an award-winning series in which Richard Herring chats with some of the biggest names in comedy. Guests include Stephen Fry, Jonathan Ross, Charlie Brooker, David Mitchell & many more!

Brendon Burns

The Brendon Burns Show

A semi-regular comedy podcast presented by UK-based Australian stand-up Brendon Burns. The episodes mostly consist of Brendon arguing with himself.

The Comedian's Comedian Podcast

The Comedian's Comedian Podcast

Stuart Goldsmith talks to fellow stand-up comedians about how they create funny stuff and manage their career. These very in-depth interviews are interesting and revealing.

Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown

Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown

An innovative audio comedy panel game podcast from sketch team Pappy's, recorded in front of a live audience. The episodes are not topical so it's fun to listen to Flatslam anytime. Lots of series here.

The John Dredge Nothing To Do With Anything Show

The John Dredge Show

An insanely silly, yet utterly peculiar sketch show. The episodes - created by and starring John Dredge - feature sketches, surreal spoofs and sublime sound effects. There's been 3 series so far.

No Pressure To Be Funny

No Pressure To Be Funny

A topical, political panel show podcast recorded in front of a live audience. Presented by LBC radio host James O'Brien and created by comedians Nick Revell and Alistair Barrie. We are now on Series 7.

Do The Right Thing

Do The Right Thing

An award-winning panel show podcast where the teams must work out the right thing to do in any given situation. With Danielle Ward, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Michael Legge and special guests.

What Are You Laughing At? - British Comedy Podcast

What Are You Laughing At?

The British Comedy Guide's own podcast all about comedy, published at irregular times. Presenter Dave Cohen chats to those who create comedy about their careers and current projects.

Richard Herring's Meaning Of Life

Richard Herring's Meaning Of Life

The latest format from Richard Herring. In this series he looks at life's big topics. This is the free audio version of the show - you can get more from the paid version.

Live From Kirrin Island

Live From Kirrin Island

A sketch show based on the month's news. The show is written by members of this website and professionally recorded in front of a live audience in London.

Richard Herring Snooker

Richard Herring: Me1 vs Me2 Snooker

A surreal podcast series from Richard Herring. It's a series of exhibition snooker matches in which Herring recreates his lonely childhood by playing himself at snooker and commentating as he plays. Madness.

Older Series

These shows have now finished, but you can still listen back...

We're All Going To Die

Richard Herring: We're All Going To Die

A one-off podcast linked to Richard Herring's 2013 stand-up tour. He looks at the funny and philosophical side of death.

Richard Herring's Edinburgh Fringe Podcast

Richard Herring's Edinburgh Fringe Podcast

Richard Herring presented a daily podcast from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011, 2012 and 2013. The hour-long shows featured big name special guests, gossip, swearing, lies, prizes and surprises!

Mat Ricardo's London Varieties

Mat Ricardo's London Varieties

Juggler and comedian Mat Ricardo hosted a variety show where the best from the worlds of cabaret, variety, comedy and circus do their thing. Eddie Izzard and Dave Gorman were amongst the guests.

Talking Cock

Talking Cock with Richard Herring

Richard Herring presented this podcast series linked to his 2013 stand-up tour. It contains everything you ever wanted to know about the penis but were afraid to ask.

As It Occurs To Me

As It Occurs To Me

As It Occurs To Me (AIOTM) was a smash-hit sketch show written by Richard Herring and performed in front of a live audience. It ran for three series and was nominated for a Sony Award.

The Collings and Herrin Podcast

Collings & Herrin

Each week, for 68 minutes, Andrew Collins and Richard Herring delivered their own sideways look at the news. It ran for 167 episodes and a number of specials, but this iTunes chart-topping podcast has now sadly finished.

So On & So Forth series

So On & So Forth series

The comedy troupe So On And So Forth have been given their own BBC Radio 4 sketch show series. Read

Lee Evans quits comedy

Lee Evans quits comedy

Lee Evans, one of the UK's best known stand-ups, has unexpectedly announced he is to retire from comedy. Read

Jason Manford interview

Jason Manford interview

Jason Manford explains why his new DVD is making people soil themselves, and he talks about his club chain. Read

Win Variety Soup tickets

Win Variety Soup tickets

Win tickets to see Variety Soup in London. It's the fantastic hit show from the Slightly Fat Features ensemble. Enter

What is a joke? - Part 2

What is a joke? - Part 2

Dave Cohen prepares Big Comedy Conference delegates with an attempt to explain EVERY type of joke. Read

Paddy McGuinness sitcom

Paddy McGuinness sitcom

Paddy McGuinness is to return to comedy acting with a role in ITV's new midwife sitcom, The Delivery Man. Read

Where are the older comics?

Where are the older comics?

Comedy sketch duo Flip and Maggie ask 'Where are the people, particularly women, of our age in comedy?' Read

I Live With Models series

I Live With Models series

Comedy Central has confirmed the commission of a new studio sitcom. It's called I Live With Models. Read

Taking Liberties comedies

Taking Liberties comedies

The BBC has ordered comedies for its Magna Carta season, including a new Horrible Histories episode. Read

Laughing Horse finalists

Laughing Horse finalists

The 15 finalists involved in the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2014 competition are listed here: Read

What is a joke?

What is a joke?

An article in which Dave Cohen looks at the structure of a joke, and explains how Aristotle got there first. Read

Eddie Izzard autobiography

Eddie Izzard autobiography

Eddie Izzard is to write his memoirs. He has signed a book deal with a US publishing company. Read

Gold to make more sitcoms

Gold to make more sitcoms

UKTV Gold has announced it is increasing its investment in new shows to develop five new sitcoms. Read

John Cleese leads icon list

John Cleese leads icon list

John Cleese has been named as the most influential British comedy icon in a poll of the public. Read

Charlie Brooker wipes again

Charlie Brooker wipes again

BBC Two has ordered another series of Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe, and a round-up of 2014. Read

People Just Do Nothing 2

People Just Do Nothing 2

People Just Do Nothing, the BBC Three sitcom set around a pirate radio station, has been given a 2nd series. Read

Stand-up newcomers report

Stand-up newcomers report

Nine of the brave souls who performed stand-up for the first time as part of a charity gig report back. Read

Julia Davis commissioned

Julia Davis commissioned

Julia Davis's latest sitcom project, Morning Has Broken, has been given a full series by Channel 4. Read

Dapper Laughs won't return

Dapper Laughs won't return

ITV has confirmed that it will not order a second series of comedy-dating show Dapper Laughs: On The Pull. Read

Joseph Morpurgo interview

Joseph Morpurgo interview

An interview with Joseph Morpurgo, a comic actor whose solo work is pretty audacious in ambition. Read

Woody is now filming

Woody is now filming

Bradley Walsh and Kayvan Novak are now filming Woody, a new BBC sitcom set on a Spanish island. Read

British Comedy Awards 2014

British Comedy Awards 2014

The nominees for the British Comedy Awards 2014 have been revealed. See the shortlist for all 16 categories. Read

Babylon interviews

Babylon interviews

The stars of Babylon, Channel 4's police-based comedy drama, talk about how they prepared for the show. Read

Puppy Love interview

Puppy Love interview

The creators of new sitcom Puppy Love introduce the show, and talk about working with canine stars. Read

Churchill's true voice

Churchill's true voice

An interview with Toby DeWinter, the historian who discovered Churchill was a foul mouthed Northerner. Read

Good Cop Bad Cop interview

Good Cop Bad Cop interview

Adam Jarrell and Andrew Fettes from the comic play Good Cop Bad Cop talk about their production. Read

Fresh Meat - Series 4

Fresh Meat - Series 4

Fresh Meat writers Bain & Armstrong have confirmed that they are working on a fourth series: Read

Ivo Graham interview

Ivo Graham interview

Up-and-coming stand-up comedian Ivo Graham answers our combative questions with patience and wit. Read

Detectorists Series 2

Detectorists Series 2

Mackenzie Crook's Detectorists will return to BBC Four for a second series in 2015. Read

Blue fooled in prank show

Blue fooled in prank show

Boy band Blue are the fools of a new prank series, one in which they attempt to run a bar in Ibiza. Read

Steve Coogan podcast

Steve Coogan podcast

For the 50th episode of his podcast series, Richard Herring interviews the one and only Steve Coogan! Listen

Adam Buxton Christmas show

Adam Buxton Christmas show

Adam Buxton is to present a one-off Christmas show for Sky Arts. Guide

McIntyre to host Royal show

McIntyre to host Royal show

Michael McIntyre will present the Royal Variety Performance this year. Acts will include Sarah Millican. Read

Mark Thomas interview

Mark Thomas interview

An epic chat with Mark Thomas about arms sales, corporate spying, conspiracy theories, ISIS and more. Read

Twop Twips analysed

Twop Twips analysed

The best advice from the Twitter feed @TwopTwips has been put into a book. Here's some highlights: Read

Craig Campbell: living hell

Craig Campbell: living hell

Stand-up Craig Campbell has got early onset osteoarthritis. He has a bit of a rant about it in this blog: Read

All knitted Nudinits!

All knitted Nudinits!

Check out Nudinits, a 22 minute stop frame animated film in which every scene has been knitted by hand. Read

Benji Waterstones wins comp

Benji Waterstones wins comp

Stand-up Benji Waterstones has emerged as the winner of the Frog and Bucket's Beat the Frog contest. Read