Podcasts

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

12 Shows Of Richard Herring

The Twelve Shows Of Richard Herring

A podcast series in which Richard Herring documents his attempt to performing all 11 of his old one-man shows, plus a brand new one, at the Leicester Square Theatre over six weekends.

Sitcom Geeks

Sitcom Geeks

A new podcast series for those interested in the mechanics of situation comedy. James Cary and Dave Cohen discuss the art of sitcom writing for TV and Radio:

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.

The John Dredge Nothing To Do With Anything Show

The John Dredge Show

An insanely silly, yet utterly peculiar multiple award-winning sketch show. The episodes - created by and starring John Dredge - feature sketches, surreal spoofs and sublime sound effects. There are four series to enjoy here:

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 over the 50+ episodes include Stephen Fry, Steve Coogan, Russell Brand, Sarah Millican, David Mitchell and many, many more comedy stars!

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. There's over 100 episodes here:

No Pressure To Be Funny

No Pressure To Be Funny

A topical, political panel show podcast recorded in front of a live audience once a month. NP2BF is presented by LBC radio host James O'Brien and created by comedians Nick Revell and Alistair Barrie.

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. There's 5 series for you here:

Carl Donnelly & Chris Martin

Carl Donnelly & Chris Martin

A podcast series that has been running for over 100 episodes. Stand-up comedians Carl Donnelly and Chris Martin are joined by a different guest each week to discuss whatever is in the news.

Brendon Burns

The Brendon Burns Show

A regular comedy podcast cobbled together by UK-based Australian stand-up Brendon Burns. The episodes mostly consist of Brendon arguing with himself, or audio from his shows on the road.

Margaret Thatcher: Queen of Podcasts

Margaret Thatcher: Queen of Podcasts

A topical comedy podcast from the creators behind the hit live show, Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho. Join the former Prime Minister for satirical jokes and sketches.

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...

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 (we're on a bit of a break at the moment). Presenter Dave Cohen chats to those who create comedy about their careers and current projects.

Richard Herring: Lord of the Dance Settee

Richard Herring: Lord of the Dance Settee

A podcast series to accompany Richard Herring's 2015 stand-up tour. It features stories of life on the road as he travels round 70+ UK towns.

Richard Herring's Meaning Of Life

Richard Herring's Meaning Of Life

Highlights from an experimental six-part series by Richard Herring. In this series Herring looks at life's big topics. This is the free audio version of the show - you can get more from a paid version.

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.

Bring The Noise

Bring The Noise

Ricky Wilson is to host a new music-based panel show for Sky1. Katherine Ryan will be a regular panellist. Read

Cast for Aliens

Cast for Aliens

Michael Socha and Michaela Coel will lead the cast of Aliens, E4's comic drama about a group of extra-terrestrials. Read

Susan Calman's first book

Susan Calman's first book

Susan Calman has signed a deal to write her first book, about living and coping with depression. Read

Royal Albert Hall comedy

Royal Albert Hall comedy

The world famous Royal Albert Hall is launching a series of late night gigs in its Elgar Room. Full details: Read

Boy Meets Girl interviews

Boy Meets Girl interviews

Rebecca Root and Harry Hepple talk about taking on the lead roles in the BBC's new sitcom Boy Meets Girl. Read

Cradle To Grave

Cradle To Grave

Writer Jeff Pope introduces BBC series Cradle To Grave, and we hear from some of the key cast members too. Read

New Al Murray MP sitcom

New Al Murray MP sitcom

A new Al Murray sitcom is in development, which would see his Pub Landlord character become an MP. Read

Dapper Laughs gets live DVD

Dapper Laughs gets live DVD

Controversial comedian Dapper Laughs is to release his own live stand-up DVD later this year. Read

Sam Simmons wins Foster's

Sam Simmons wins Foster's

Sam Simmons, Sofie Hagen and Karen Koren's Gilded Balloon have won the 2015 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Read

Malcolm Hardee Awards

Malcolm Hardee Awards

Michael Brunström, Matt Roper and Laurence Owen were the winners of the Malcolm Hardee Awards 2015. Read

Luke McQueen's surprise

Luke McQueen's surprise

Luke McQueen's Fringe show is all about how he was in a double act with Jack Whitehall. He got a surprise. Watch

SYTYF? competition results

SYTYF? competition results

Luca Cupani has been named as the winner of the 2015 So You Think You're Funny? competition final. Read

The Making Of Dad's Army

The Making Of Dad's Army

The BBC is to dramatise the story of how writers Jimmy Perry and David Croft made Dad's Army. Read

The Bun Club

The Bun Club

Justin Edwards, Mel Giedroyc and Jim Howick are set to star in new Radio 4 show Bun Club. Read

Sketch Comedy Reawakens

Sketch Comedy Reawakens

As sketch group Daphne get nominated for the Foster's Award, Chris Head detects stirrings in the world of sketch. Read

Frank Skinner documentary

Frank Skinner documentary

Frank Skinner and Suzy Klein will present Thank You For Being A Lovely Audience, a new BBC Four documentary. Read

Crimes Against Comedy

Crimes Against Comedy

In this exclusive photoshoot, some of the comedians at the Fringe reveal what their final gig request would be. View

Video: Neil Henry proposes

Video: Neil Henry proposes

Watch the moment that comic magician Neil Henry proposes to his girlfriend on stage via a trick. Watch

Lee Nelson stage invaded

Lee Nelson stage invaded

Watch the moment comedian The Wee Man gives serial stage invader Lee Nelson a taste of his own medicine. Watch

ITV2 orders 4 comedies

ITV2 orders 4 comedies

ITV2 has ordered four shows: Sniggaz, All About The Bants, Comedy Basement and The Ty And Ky Show. Read

Olivia Colman in new sitcom

Olivia Colman in new sitcom

Channel 4 has commissioned a full series of Flowers, a new sitcom starring Olivia Colman & Julian Barratt. Read

Malcolm Hardee nominees

Malcolm Hardee nominees

The nominees for the 2015 Malcolm Hardee Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival have been announced. Read

Cold Feet revival rumours

Cold Feet revival rumours

ITV is reportedly in talks to bring back Cold Feet, its popular comedy drama about three Manchester couples. Read

BBC axes House Of Fools

BBC axes House Of Fools

House Of Fools, the sitcom written by and starring Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, has finished after two series. Read

Top 10 Fringe jokes

Top 10 Fringe jokes

A joke about mobile phones, written by comedian Darren Walsh, has been named the best Edinburgh Fringe joke. Top 10

Bad Robots Series 2

Bad Robots Series 2

Ben Spiteri, the writer-producer of Bad Robots, talks about creating Series 2. Read

At the Fringe: Mark Thomas

At the Fringe: Mark Thomas

Si Hawkins meets the activist comic Mark Thomas in a clandestine Edinburgh bar to talk about his new show. Read

Richard Gadd wins award

Richard Gadd wins award

Richard Gadd has been named the winner of The Amused Moose Comedy Award 2015 at the Edinburgh Fringe. Read

Blackadder revival rumours

Blackadder revival rumours

Sir Tony Robinson has given one of the strongest hints yet about a possible Blackadder revival. Read

Andrew Lawrence sitcom

Andrew Lawrence sitcom

Andrew Lawrence is to star in his own BBC Radio 4 sitcom, There Is No Escape, alongside Diane Morgan. Read

Do Not Disturb

Do Not Disturb

TV channel Gold has commissioned a one-off hour long comedy drama starring Catherine Tate and Miles Jupp. Read

Comedy Poster Awards

Comedy Poster Awards

Michael Stranney and Olaf Falafel have won the Edinburgh Comedy Poster Awards 2015 prize for marketing: View

John Finnemore stage show

John Finnemore stage show

Radio 4 star John Finnemore has announced a two week run of a new live stage show in London. Read

Chris Ramsey interview

Chris Ramsey interview

Stand-up comedian Chris Ramsey is taking part in C4 series Time Crashers. He admits he found it hard to film: Read

Steen Raskopoulos interview

Steen Raskopoulos interview

Steen Raskopoulos talks to BCG about playing John Mahogany in BBC Three's spoof police drama Top Coppers. Read

Stephen Lewis dies aged 88

Stephen Lewis dies aged 88

Comedy actor Stephen Lewis, best known for playing Inspector Blake in On The Buses, has died. Read

Darren Walsh puns

Darren Walsh puns

Darren Walsh has created puns for over 180 of the comedians performing at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe. Read

The Wrestling 2015

The Wrestling 2015

Preview videos for the 2015 comedy wrestling battle due to take place at the Edinburgh Fringe. Watch

George Lewis wins award

George Lewis wins award

Stand-up comic George Lewis has been named as the winner of the 2015 Amused Moose Laugh Off competition. Read

David Nobbs dies aged 80

David Nobbs dies aged 80

Reginald Perrin creator David Nobbs has died at the age of 80. Many comedy stars have paid tribute to his talents. Read

Abigoliah Schamaun posters

Abigoliah Schamaun posters

Somehow Abigoliah Schamaun's Fringe posters are already plastered with good reviews. Mmm... Read

Amused Moose finalists

Amused Moose finalists

The 9 comedians involved in Amused Moose Comedy's Laugh Off Final introduce themselves in this interview. Read

Life After Sketch

Life After Sketch

The Beta Males are embarking on solo ventures this year's Edinburgh Fringe. We hear from each of them. Read

2 more Dave Gorman series

2 more Dave Gorman series

Dave has commissioned a fourth and fifth series of Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish, ahead of Series 3. Read

Holy Grail 40th anniversary

Holy Grail 40th anniversary

Monty Python And The Holy Grail is to be re-released in October for its 40th anniversary. Read

Gordon the Gopher returns

Gordon the Gopher returns

Phillip Schofield's former sidekick Gordon the Gopher is the star of a new online comedy pilot. Read

George Cole dies aged 90

George Cole dies aged 90

Actor George Cole, best known as Minder's Arthur Daley and St. Trinian's Flash Harry, has died aged 90. Read

Rob Brydon & Tom Jones plan

Rob Brydon & Tom Jones plan

Rob Brydon is set to host a BBC Children in Need concert featuring comedy about Sir Tom Jones. Read

Taskmaster interviews

Taskmaster interviews

The comedians involved in new channel Dave show Taskmaster talk about taking part in the bizarre challenges. Read

Crackanory - Series 3

Crackanory - Series 3

Dave has confirmed the commissioning of Crackanory Series 3, with star readers set to include Christopher Lloyd. Read