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, owned and operated jointly by Mark Boosey and Aaron Brown.

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

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.


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.


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 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

Our history and who we are

British Comedy Guide started out as The British Sitcom Guide 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 Brown and Mark Boosey, 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 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.

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

Whilst BCG is partly funded by advertising, 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

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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