British Comedy Guide

About British Comedy Guide

British Comedy Guide

Welcome to British Comedy Guide (aka BCG / Comedy.co.uk), a vast reference website devoted to British comedy, both past and present. Over half a million people visit this website every month. Created and run by fans for fans, this site contains hundreds of thousands of pages packed full of information and detail, plus plenty to entertain: to read, hear and watch.

We aim to be a definitive guide to every British film, television and radio comedy to have been produced, and provide comprehensive coverage of online comedy, and live comedy events. It'll take a while to get there, but we like to dream big!


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

Programme Guides

We have guides to thousands of TV and radio comedy programmes, and films. The largest database of its kind, it's lovingly curated by hand and includes plenty of information you won't find anywhere else.

Online

Still an emerging and developing medium for comedy, we've already featured hundreds of professionally produced sketches 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.

People

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

Shop

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.

Podcasts

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.

News

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.

Forums

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.

Make It

Our Make It section features advice, news, opportunities and information for those looking to make comedy... writers, performers, producers, directors and more.

For a complete list of everything we do - from newsletters to competitions to our annual awards - see our overview page

BCG is partly funded by advertising, but to meet the rest of our costs, and fund new functionality and content we rely on our brilliant BCG Supporters. Those who make a donation get various benefits in return too. Find out more about donating


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

Oh, and if you are a promoter or brand looking to get a message to comedy fans, BCG is the ideal platform to do just that. Advertising details

Background

British Comedy Guide traces its roots back to 2003 and a small website called The British Sitcom Guide, initially consisting of a handful of brief pages about key sitcoms such as Fawlty Towers and Blackadder. In the years since it has expanded exponentially and the offering we provide today is the world's most-visited website about British comedy.

BCG is run by Mark Boosey and Aaron Brown, dedicated comedy fans. Also in the team is Ian Wolf, BCG's data specialist; and Stand-Up Editor Si Hawkins.

A group of both regular and irregular contributors have also helped BCG over the years, for whose assistance we are eternally thankful. Sitcom historian Alan Cornforth has helped research and write many guides, and Julia McGill is the talented graphic artist who designed our logo and a number of other icons.

RSS feeds

RSS feeds for our podcasts, blogs and columns can be found via the respective sections of this site. If you'd like a feed for something else please get in touch; we might be able to create a custom feed for you.

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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