Podcasts

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

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: 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'll feature stories of life on the road as he travels round 70+ UK towns.

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 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 include Stephen Fry, Jonathan Ross, Charlie Brooker, David Mitchell & many, many more!

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.

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 now.

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. Series 9 is coming soon.

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 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's been 3 series so far.

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

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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.

Radio 4's Cardboard Heart

Radio 4's Cardboard Heart

The cast has been announced for Richard Marsh: Cardboard Heart, a Radio 4 sitcom about a man who writes poetry. Read

Musical Comedy Awards final

Musical Comedy Awards final

Profiles of the six comedians who will take part in the 2015 Musical Comedy Awards 2015 final in London in April. Read

No more Up The Women

No more Up The Women

Jessica Hynes's suffragette sitcom Up The Women will not return for a third series. BBC2 has given it the axe. Read

'This Made Me Laugh' films

'This Made Me Laugh' films

The Barbican has invited eight stars from the world of comedy to select their favourite classic comedy films. Read

ITV's Play To The Whistle

ITV's Play To The Whistle

Holly Willoughby has signed up to present Play To The Whistle, a sports-based comedy panel show for ITV. Read

Ray Peacock: taboo comedy

Ray Peacock: taboo comedy

Ray Peacock explains why he has decided to open up about his suicide attempt in his latest stand-up show. Read

Dad's Army only just made

Dad's Army only just made

A speech by TV executive Huw Wheldon revealed that the BBC nearly didn't make the Dad's Army series. Read

Lemon is Back To The Future

Lemon is Back To The Future

Keith Lemon is to star in a one-off special on ITV2 celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Back To The Future film. Read

Charlie Brooker special

Charlie Brooker special

Charlie Brooker will return to BBC Two in the run-up to the Election with a new hour-long Wipe special. Read

Graham Fellows interview

Graham Fellows interview

Graham Fellows will celebrate his 30th year as John Shuttleworth with a big gig - but could it be his last hurrah? Read

Russell Howard's new show

Russell Howard's new show

Russell Howard's Stand Up Central, which launches in April, will feature guests including Joe Wilkinson. Read

Frankie Boyle's new show

Frankie Boyle's new show

Frankie Boyle will follow his 2014 Scottish independence referendum special with a new iPlayer election show. Read

Doc Martin Series 7 filming

Doc Martin Series 7 filming

Martin Clunes and the rest of the Doc Martin cast are now in Cornwall to film Series 7 of the hit ITV show. Read

Laura Aikman interview

Laura Aikman interview

Laura Aikman talks about joining the cast of Bluestone 42, and how she was 'liquid sweat' filming the show. Read

ITV2 orders Plebs Series 3

ITV2 orders Plebs Series 3

ITV2 has ordered more Plebs, the Ancient Rome sitcom starring Tom Rosenthal, Joel Fry and Ryan Sampson. Read

Nathan Caton interview

Nathan Caton interview

Stand-up comedian Nathan Caton talks to us about various topics, including his ideal comedians football squad. Read

Jack Dee's Help Desk on TV

Jack Dee's Help Desk on TV

BBC Two has ordered Jack Dee's Help Desk, a series starring Jack Dee and a panel of comedians. Read

Michael McIntyre new shows

Michael McIntyre new shows

Michael McIntyre is working on two new series for BBC One, however his chat show format won't return to TV. Read

Images from '50 Comics'

Images from '50 Comics'

Check out some striking pictures from photographer Matt Crockett's book of comedian portraits, 50 Comics. View

Milton Jones interview

Milton Jones interview

Milton Jones talks about big hair, bad shirts, Mock The Week, his mammoth 2015 tour and other topics too: Read

Harry & Paul win RTS Awards

Harry & Paul win RTS Awards

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse have won two gongs at the Royal Television Society Awards. Read

Rik Mayall - legend award

Rik Mayall - legend award

Rik Mayall has been named as the recipient of the Leicester Comedy Festival 'Legend Of Comedy' award. Read

Harry & Paul to tour

Harry & Paul to tour

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse are planning their first ever live tour together - Harry & Paul: Legends. Read

Prof Branestawm to return

Prof Branestawm to return

Harry Hill will return as eccentric inventor Professor Branestawm for another one-off BBC special this Christmas. Read

Chortle Award winners

Chortle Award winners

Bridget Christie and James Acaster are amongst the winners at the 2015 Chortle Awards. Full results here: Read

Ben Miller's science show

Ben Miller's science show

Ben Miller, Romesh Ranganathan and Rachel Riley will front the pilot of ITV science show Out Of This World. Read

The Week That Wasn't pilot

The Week That Wasn't pilot

Jolyon Rubinstein and Heydon Prowse will host the pilot episode of The Week That Wasn't, a new topical format. Read

Raised By Wolves interview

Raised By Wolves interview

Sisters Caitlin Moran and Caroline Moran talk about creating Raised By Wolves, their Channel 4 sitcom. Interview

Learn improv in London

Learn improv in London

A group of established comedians have set up a new theatre company and school - one devoted entirely to improv. Read

Stewart Lee discusses axe

Stewart Lee discusses axe

Stewart Lee has talked about the axing of his Comedy Central show, The Alternative Comedy Experience. Read

Birds Of A Feather S12

Birds Of A Feather S12

Hit sitcom Birds Of A Feather will return for a 12th series, its third since a highly successful revival by ITV. Read

Carry On Forever

Carry On Forever

ITV3 will broadcast a new Carry On documentary series, including unseen behind-the-scenes clips. Read

Comic Relief's No Direction

Comic Relief's No Direction

Boy band One Direction have revealed the comics who will be impersonating them as spoof group No Direction. Read

Russell Brand back on XFM

Russell Brand back on XFM

Russell Brand will be back on the XFM radio station after a two year hiatus, with a podcast highlights show. Read

Keith Lemon - more sketches

Keith Lemon - more sketches

ITV2 has ordered a second series of The Keith Lemon Sketch Show, the latest TV comedy vehicle for Leigh Francis. Read

The Kennedys filming now

The Kennedys filming now

Katherine Parkinson and Dan Skinner will star in The Kennedys, the new BBC One comedy series. Read

Dapper Laughs films sitcom

Dapper Laughs films sitcom

Daniel O'Reilly - aka controversial comedy character Dapper Laughs - has posted a new sitcom pilot online. Read

Peter Kay in new comedy

Peter Kay in new comedy

Peter Kay will play Danny Baker's dad in a new comedy series based on his autobiography: Cradle To Grave. Read

Michael McIntyre at Easter

Michael McIntyre at Easter

Stand-up comedian Michael McIntyre will host a one-off Easter special for BBC One. Read

Phoenix Nights cast

Phoenix Nights cast

We take a look back at what the Phoenix Nights cast have been doing since the sitcom ended in 2002. Read

Ronnie Barker Lecture

Ronnie Barker Lecture

The BBC has announced the creation of an annual Ronnie Barker Comedy Lecture. Read

New Ben Miller sitcom

New Ben Miller sitcom

Ben Miller will be reunited The Worst Week Of My Life writers for new BBC One sitcom I Want My Wife Back. Read

Tracey Ullman back at BBC

Tracey Ullman back at BBC

Tracey Ullman is to make a brand new series for the BBC, more than 30 years since last working for them. Read

Morgana Robinson pilot

Morgana Robinson pilot

Morgana Robinson has been awarded her own sketch show pilot for BBC Two, called Morgana & Friends. Read

Harry & Paul retrospective

Harry & Paul retrospective

BBC Two has confirmed a programme celebrating the 25-year partnership of Harry Enfield & Paul Whitehouse. Read