Since 1982, Channel 4 has been investing in cult sitcoms and cutting edge comedy projects. As a result, it has broadcast many of the darker and more controversial comedies in our database, programmes like Nathan Barley and Brass Eye. Over the years C4 has created a number of hit sitcoms - these include Father Ted, Spaced, Black Books, Peep Show, The IT Crowd and Green Wing. However, C4 has also done 'mainstream' with shows like 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Balls Of Steel and Star Stories in its catalogue.
According to our database, Channel 4 has premiered 534 original British comedy programmes.
8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
The Last Leg
New Shows In Development
Britain Today, Tonight
Chris Ramsey's Too Much Information
Morning Has Broken
Thursday 14th July
Tuesday 12th July
Monday 11th July
TV regulator Ofcom's annual report on Public Service Broadcasting reveals that spending on original British TV comedy has fallen by 4% in a year, despite 72% of viewers considering it an important genre.
Friday 3rd June