About British Comedy Guide

British Comedy Guide

British Comedy Guide - BCG - is a fan-run website dedicated to the promotion and celebration of British comedy.

British Comedy Guide is the world's most-visited website about British comedy, serving millions of users each year with millions of pages of information and entertainment. Whether on stage, screen, radio, or online, and new or old, we aim to cover it all.

Here is a small selection of the things you can find on this website:

Production Guides

We have guides to thousands of TV, radio and film comedies - and documentaries about them. The largest database of its kind, it's lovingly curated by hand and includes plenty of information you won't find anywhere else.


We collect and showcase the latest sketches and web series that you can watch online for free.

Live comedy

Britain boasts what is undoubtedly the most vibrant, varied and exciting live comedy circuit on the planet. We've interviews with hundreds of comics, features covering the latest stand-up tours and festivals, and more.


Writers, actors, directors, producers, stand-ups and many more. Our People section aims to cover everyone with a link to British comedy.


If you love comedy as much as we do, it's likely you'll want to own a fair bit of it to enjoy at your own convenience. Books, DVDs, CDs, Blu-rays and digital downloads - you'll find everything a comedy fan could wish for in our specially curated British comedy shop.


We are one of the largest and most popular publishers of podcasts in the UK, with the super popular RHLSTP amongst our many offerings. Regularly topping the iTunes comedy charts, our shows are not to be missed.


We provide wide coverage of the world of British comedy, with the most detailed and cross-referenced reports available anywhere. As obsessive comedy fans, we're best placed to provide those extra bits of information that other outlets miss, plus we publish a number of exclusives too.


Boasting well in excess of 1,000,000 posts, our message board is a vibrant, buzzing community of comedy fans, as well as aspiring writers and performers.


BCG Pro is our bespoke platform for comedy creatives; from aspiring sitcom writers to producers, and established stand-ups to club bookers. Featuring invaluable and exclusive advice, news, opportunities and information for those looking to make comedy, Pro offers something for everyone: writers, performers, producers, directors and anyone else in-between.

If you have any comments, questions, corrections or feedback do please get in touch

Our history and who we are

The British Sitcom Guide's homepage on 4th April 2005

British Comedy Guide is owned and operated jointly by Mark Boosey and Aaron Brown.

BCG began life as The British Sitcom Guide, launched on 1st August 2003, before expanding in 2008 to become the bigger website about all forms of comedy you see before you now.

Under the ownership and editorial oversight of Aaron and Mark, BCG also relies on Ian Wolf, our data specialist and Radio Editor; Stand-Up Editor Si Hawkins; and a legion of less regular contributors with whom we work from time to time.

A small band of regular contributors have also helped BCG over the years, for whose assistance we are eternally thankful. Sitcom historian Alan Cornforth assisted with research and writing of many Guides, and Jules McGill is the talented graphic artist behind most of our key logos and graphics.

And finally...

If you are a promoter or brand and want to talk to comedy fans, BCG is the ideal platform to get your message out. Find out about advertising with us

Whilst BCG is partly funded by advertising, to meet the rest of our costs and fund new functionality and content, we also run a donation programme.

Our brilliant BCG Supporters donate a little when they can in support of our mission to shout about British comedy at every opportunity. Find out more about supporting

RSS feeds

RSS feeds for our podcasts can be found via the respective pages. If you'd like a feed for something else please get in touch and we'll see if we can help.

See also

We are sometimes asked for a copy of our logo by people kindly wishing to write about or link to our website. Please find an assortment of logo variations in the zip archive linked to below. Do get in touch if these do not suit your requirements and we'll send you what you need.

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