British Comedy Guide

British Comedy Guide 2017 News Archive

Here is a list of all the news stories we published in 2017.

May 2017

  1. Tom Allen to host The Great British Joke-Off panel show
    Thursday 25th May 2017
  2. Comedy Central signs up Joel Dommett and Nish Kumar
    Wednesday 24th May 2017
  3. Comedy Central to broadcast Soho Theatre Live stand-up shows
    Wednesday 24th May 2017
  4. Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin bring Election Spy to BBC Two
    Tuesday 23rd May 2017
  5. Jayde Adams working on TV sitcom
    Tuesday 23rd May 2017
  6. Vic Reeves to guest star in Coronation Street
    Tuesday 23rd May 2017
  7. Sky 1 orders new comedy drama Living The Dream
    Tuesday 23rd May 2017
  8. Iain Stirling to host ITV2's CelebAbility
    Monday 22nd May 2017
  9. Nick Frost to star in Captain Pugwash film
    Friday 19th May 2017
  10. Johnny English 3 to be released in 2018
    Thursday 18th May 2017
  11. Comedy shows in the running for Broadcast Digital Awards 2017
    Thursday 18th May 2017
  12. 50ft pictures of Billy Connolly erected in Glasgow
    Thursday 18th May 2017
  13. BBC orders Vic & Bob's Big Night Out special
    Thursday 18th May 2017
  14. Frankie Boyle's New World Order launches on BBC Two in June
    Wednesday 17th May 2017
  15. League Of Gentlemen TV special planned for Christmas
    Wednesday 17th May 2017
  16. Fans invited to Ronnie Corbett memorial at Westminster Abbey
    Wednesday 17th May 2017
  17. Cold Feet novel to chart 'The Lost Years'
    Wednesday 17th May 2017
  18. David Baddiel to tour hit stand-up show 'My Family: Not The Sitcom'
    Wednesday 17th May 2017
  19. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to make new film Slaughterhouse Rulez
    Tuesday 16th May 2017
  20. Tim Vine to record time travel comedy for TV
    Tuesday 16th May 2017
  21. The Penny Dreadfuls to present spy spoof on Radio 4
    Tuesday 16th May 2017
  22. Miranda rules out a film but considers return to TV series
    Tuesday 16th May 2017
  23. Channel 4's Alternative Election Night to return
    Monday 15th May 2017
  24. Sign language sketch show to be broadcast on TV
    Monday 15th May 2017
  25. Victoria Wood statue to be erected in Bury Library Gardens
    Monday 15th May 2017
  26. BAFTA Awards 2017 - Comedy Winners
    Sunday 14th May 2017
  27. Mel Giedroyc to host new panel show Mind The Gap
    Friday 12th May 2017
  28. Mel & Sue to present The Generation Game?
    Friday 12th May 2017
  29. Gein's Family Giftshop return to BBC Radio Wales
    Thursday 11th May 2017
  30. Russell Kane to present Facebook Live show
    Thursday 11th May 2017
  31. ITV2 orders new comedy series Action Team
    Wednesday 10th May 2017
  32. BBC Two orders more Philomena Cunk specials
    Tuesday 9th May 2017
  33. BBC developing sitcom about scaffolders
    Tuesday 9th May 2017
  34. Chris Ramsey takes over from Russell Howard on Stand Up Central
    Tuesday 9th May 2017
  35. BBC Three to make The Young Offenders series
    Monday 8th May 2017
  36. Unspun With Matt Forde gets 2 more series, including election specials
    Monday 8th May 2017
  37. Bill Bailey 2018 tour announced
    Monday 8th May 2017
  38. Radio 4 orders a second series of Women Talking About Cars
    Friday 5th May 2017
  39. Production under way on dog-based British comedy film Patrick
    Friday 5th May 2017
  40. Limmy working on new TV comedy format
    Friday 5th May 2017
  41. Ross Noble to take on motorbike challenge for TV show
    Friday 5th May 2017
  42. Tickets on sale for Austentatious tour
    Thursday 4th May 2017
  43. Kayvan Novak developing voicemail show for BBC Three
    Tuesday 2nd May 2017
  44. No Series 3 for Peter Kay's Car Share
    Tuesday 2nd May 2017
  45. Rob Brydon to star in new film Swimming With Men
    Tuesday 2nd May 2017
  46. Mr Bean to play charades on Facebook Live
    Tuesday 2nd May 2017
  47. Michael McIntyre announces 2018 world tour
    Tuesday 2nd May 2017

April 2017

  1. Adam Buxton gets Podcast Champion award
    Sunday 30th April 2017
  2. All Round To Mrs Brown's recommissioned
    Saturday 29th April 2017
  3. Filming underway on new movie Eaten By Lions
    Saturday 29th April 2017
  4. Charlotte Ritchie to star in All 4 comedy Working Girl
    Thursday 27th April 2017
  5. Channel 4 orders Lookalikes Series 2
    Thursday 27th April 2017
  6. Mock The Week to return on General Election day
    Thursday 27th April 2017
  7. Frankie Boyle to front new topical BBC Two series
    Wednesday 26th April 2017
  8. BBC One to pilot new sitcom Mister Winner
    Tuesday 25th April 2017
  9. Stand-ups to perform on Brexit-themed TV show
    Tuesday 25th April 2017
  10. Sofie Hagen announces 30 date 2017 tour
    Tuesday 25th April 2017
  11. Ed Byrne announces 2017 and 2018 UK tour
    Tuesday 25th April 2017
  12. All 4 making builders sitcom Lee & Dean
    Tuesday 25th April 2017
  13. The Fake News Show to return to Channel 4
    Tuesday 25th April 2017
  14. E4 & Netflix order The End Of The F***ing World
    Monday 24th April 2017
  15. Mum writer Stefan Golaszewski wins BAFTA Award
    Monday 24th April 2017
  16. Susan Calman and Stephen K Amos to present LGBTQ documentary
    Monday 24th April 2017
  17. HBO to make Spitting Image series
    Saturday 22nd April 2017
  18. League Of Gentlemen anniversary special confirmed
    Saturday 22nd April 2017
  19. Julian Clary, Nigel Havers & Paul Zerdin return to Palladium panto
    Friday 21st April 2017
  20. Ross Noble and Lesley Joseph to star in Young Frankenstein
    Friday 21st April 2017
  21. Ben Elton to deliver The Ronnie Barker Talk on BBC One
    Friday 21st April 2017
  22. Andy Hamilton to launch audio show about Donald Trump
    Thursday 20th April 2017
  23. Radio 4 to broadcast John Cleese Presents
    Thursday 20th April 2017
  24. Channel Dave orders hospital sitcom Porters
    Thursday 20th April 2017
  25. Comedy Central USA buys Taskmaster format
    Tuesday 18th April 2017
  26. Jason Manford announces 2018 stand-up tour
    Tuesday 18th April 2017
  27. Adil Ray to host topical radio show pilot
    Saturday 15th April 2017
  28. Peter Kay's Car Share breaks BBC iPlayer records
    Friday 14th April 2017
  29. Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule to return
    Thursday 13th April 2017
  30. Beef And Dairy Network Podcast to be broadcast on Radio 4
    Thursday 13th April 2017
  31. Zapped to return to Dave for Series 2
    Wednesday 12th April 2017
  32. Alexander Armstrong, Jonathan Ross and Frank Skinner star in ITV quiz
    Tuesday 11th April 2017
  33. Will Hislop wins Musical Comedy Awards 2017
    Tuesday 11th April 2017
  34. John Cleese and Alison Steadman to star in new BBC sitcom
    Tuesday 11th April 2017
  35. Comedy nominees for BAFTA TV Awards 2017
    Tuesday 11th April 2017
  36. BBC calls for family-friendly comedy
    Monday 10th April 2017
  37. Simon Amstell to make new film Benjamin
    Monday 10th April 2017
  38. Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit spin-off to be launched
    Friday 7th April 2017
  39. Inside No. 9 Series 4 guest stars revealed
    Friday 7th April 2017
  40. BBC New Comedy Award 2017 open for entries
    Thursday 6th April 2017
  41. Victoria Wood wins Leicester's Legend Of Comedy award
    Tuesday 4th April 2017

March 2017

  1. Detectorists Series 3 confirmed
    Friday 31st March 2017
  2. Russell Brand to present show on Radio X
    Thursday 30th March 2017
  3. The New Statesman spin-off announced
    Wednesday 29th March 2017
  4. Camping, Fleabag, Mum, Alan Partridge up for BAFTA writing award
    Tuesday 28th March 2017
  5. BBC Comedy launches The Felix Dexter Bursary
    Monday 27th March 2017
  6. Red Nose Day 2017 raises over £73 million
    Saturday 25th March 2017
  7. Car Share coming to cinemas for Comic Relief
    Friday 24th March 2017
  8. BBC Two orders topical comedy series The Mash Report
    Friday 24th March 2017
  9. Marcus Brigstocke and Josie Lawrence to star in Radio 4 panel show
    Thursday 23rd March 2017
  10. The Real McCoy finally available to buy
    Thursday 23rd March 2017
  11. No Such Thing As A Fish announce new tour
    Wednesday 22nd March 2017
  12. People Just Do Nothing win at RTS Awards
    Tuesday 21st March 2017
  13. Filming starts on Doc Martin Series 8
    Tuesday 21st March 2017
  14. Chortle Awards 2017 winners
    Monday 20th March 2017
  15. Grant Stott to present comedy quiz show on BBC Radio Scotland
    Monday 20th March 2017
  16. Mum, Fleabag, Graham Norton and Alan Partridge win at BPG Awards
    Friday 17th March 2017
  17. BBC to broadcast Victoria Wood tribute series
    Friday 17th March 2017
  18. Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding to host Bake Off
    Thursday 16th March 2017
  19. New Morecambe & Wise documentary series for ITV3
    Thursday 16th March 2017
  20. Voice cast announced for Early Man, as trailer released
    Thursday 16th March 2017
  21. Still Game Series 8 confirmed
    Thursday 16th March 2017
  22. The Inbetweeners to be revived with new cast?
    Thursday 16th March 2017
  23. My5 TV announces Comedy Bigmouths series
    Wednesday 15th March 2017
  24. Romesh Ranganathan to host BBC Three chat show
    Wednesday 15th March 2017
  25. Harry Hill to write children's books
    Wednesday 15th March 2017
  26. Red Nose Day 2017 TV highlights revealed
    Tuesday 14th March 2017
  27. Hit 90s sitcom Waiting For God coming to the stage
    Monday 13th March 2017
  28. Michael Barrymore films new sitcom
    Monday 13th March 2017
  29. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost working on new project
    Sunday 12th March 2017
  30. Nina Conti to pilot comedy game show
    Thursday 9th March 2017
  31. Comedies nominated in Royal Television Society Awards 2017
    Tuesday 7th March 2017
  32. Jack Dee & Kerry Godliman to star in new ITV sitcom Bad Move
    Tuesday 7th March 2017
  33. New play about Frankie Howerd announced
    Monday 6th March 2017
  34. Sarah Millican to write her first book
    Monday 6th March 2017
  35. Robin Morgan to make two shows for BBC Radio Wales
    Saturday 4th March 2017
  36. Miranda Hart to become children's author
    Friday 3rd March 2017
  37. Benidorm Series 10 confirmed
    Thursday 2nd March 2017
  38. Lovesick returning for Series 3
    Wednesday 1st March 2017
  39. Celebrity Juice to return with another live special
    Wednesday 1st March 2017
  40. Paul Zerdin announces 2017 UK tour dates
    Wednesday 1st March 2017
  41. Sir David Jason gets second autobiography deal
    Wednesday 1st March 2017

February 2017

  1. Michael & Jack Whitehall to tour south east Asia for Netflix series
    Tuesday 28th February 2017
  2. Radio 4 to pilot More Money Than Sense panel show
    Tuesday 28th February 2017
  3. Simon Amstell announces 2017 tour
    Monday 27th February 2017
  4. The Daily Mash website to make TV pilot for BBC Two
    Monday 27th February 2017
  5. Comedians to sing songs from the musicals in new comedy night
    Monday 27th February 2017
  6. Romesh Ranganathan joins The Museum Of Curiosity
    Monday 27th February 2017
  7. Lad Bible to make online comedy
    Sunday 26th February 2017
  8. Alasdair Beckett-King wins Leicester Mercury competition
    Sunday 26th February 2017
  9. BBC Three to publish new sitcom Just A Couple
    Friday 24th February 2017
  10. Pete Teckman wins Silver Stand Up 2017 competition
    Thursday 23rd February 2017
  11. Mount Pleasant to conclude with final special
    Thursday 23rd February 2017
  12. Comedy scripts to be showcased at Soho Theatre
    Thursday 23rd February 2017
  13. Witless returns for Series 3
    Thursday 23rd February 2017
  14. Top cast announced for The Philanthropist comedy play
    Wednesday 22nd February 2017
  15. David Walliams making Ratburger for Sky
    Wednesday 22nd February 2017
  16. Ricky Gervais aims to beat touts with Platinum tickets
    Wednesday 22nd February 2017
  17. BBC Three to publish another series of Big Field
    Tuesday 21st February 2017
  18. Social media star Arron Crascall to publish book
    Tuesday 21st February 2017
  19. Filming starts on GameFace series
    Monday 20th February 2017
  20. Fleabag, Alan Partridge and more up for BPG and TRIC awards
    Monday 20th February 2017
  21. Yonderland ends after three series
    Friday 17th February 2017
  22. Ricky Gervais announces dates worldwide for Humanity stand-up tour
    Friday 17th February 2017
  23. John Lloyd writing books inspired by his work with Douglas Adams
    Thursday 16th February 2017
  24. Chortle Awards 2017 nominees announced
    Thursday 16th February 2017
  25. Miranda Hart to star in Annie musical
    Thursday 16th February 2017
  26. Details revealed about new BBC comedy Ill Behaviour
    Thursday 16th February 2017
  27. Comic Relief Originals online sketch series launched
    Thursday 16th February 2017
  28. Episodes of The Goodies finally released, via BBC Store
    Thursday 16th February 2017
  29. CTBF charity announces fundraiser stand-up gig
    Wednesday 15th February 2017
  30. Love Actually sequel for Comic Relief
    Wednesday 15th February 2017
  31. Brian Pern to return for final special
    Wednesday 15th February 2017
  32. Radio 2 announces new season of comedy pilots
    Tuesday 14th February 2017
  33. Bridget Christie writing Brexit-inspired sitcom
    Tuesday 14th February 2017
  34. CBBC developing new panel show A Little Bird Told Me
    Tuesday 14th February 2017
  35. Lovdev Barpaga is UK Pun Champion 2017
    Tuesday 14th February 2017
  36. Miranda Hart makes So Sammy series for Disney app
    Monday 13th February 2017
  37. Hospital People guest stars revealed
    Monday 13th February 2017
  38. New TV series for Alan Partridge
    Saturday 11th February 2017
  39. New company for Bain, Armstrong & Clarke
    Friday 10th February 2017
  40. Damned to return to Channel 4
    Friday 10th February 2017
  41. Film comedies could move to TV
    Thursday 9th February 2017
  42. Live stage version of I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again to tour
    Thursday 9th February 2017
  43. Sky 1 commissions Jack Whitehall's Bounty Hunters
    Thursday 9th February 2017
  44. Channel 4 publishes new Comedy Blaps
    Thursday 9th February 2017
  45. Alan Simpson dies aged 87
    Wednesday 8th February 2017
  46. Fleabag stage play coming to TV
    Tuesday 7th February 2017
  47. Filming starts on Murder In Successville Series 3
    Thursday 2nd February 2017
  48. Absolutely returns to Radio 4
    Thursday 2nd February 2017
  49. Mum, Fleabag and The Last Leg win at Broadcast Awards 2017
    Wednesday 1st February 2017
  50. Diane Morgan and Maxine Peake develop sitcom project
    Wednesday 1st February 2017
  51. BBC Three to launch Liam Williams YouTube series Pls Like
    Wednesday 1st February 2017
  52. Katherine Ryan to co-host Comedy Central's Your Face Or Mine
    Wednesday 1st February 2017
  53. BBC iPlayer to publish Simon Amstell film Carnage
    Wednesday 1st February 2017

January 2017

  1. Comic play Foiled to become BBC Radio Wales sitcom series
    Tuesday 31st January 2017
  2. Miranda Hart writes 'Such Fun!' book for Comic Relief
    Tuesday 31st January 2017
  3. Comic Relief Red Nose Day 2017 plans revealed
    Tuesday 31st January 2017
  4. Still Game looks set to return to TV for Series 8
    Tuesday 31st January 2017
  5. Jan Ravens working on Theresa May sitcom
    Sunday 29th January 2017
  6. Richard Herring films multiple universe sitcom pilot for Channel 4
    Saturday 28th January 2017
  7. BBC extends Mrs Brown's Boys and Graham Norton deals
    Friday 27th January 2017
  8. Guest stars revealed as filming starts on Upstart Crow Series 2
    Friday 27th January 2017
  9. Guests announced for The Keith And Paddy Picture Show
    Friday 27th January 2017
  10. UKTV orders Series 2 of Unspun With Matt Forde
    Wednesday 25th January 2017
  11. W1A Series 3 set to start filming
    Wednesday 25th January 2017
  12. Phoebe Waller-Bridge and John Finnemore win Writers' Guild awards
    Tuesday 24th January 2017
  13. Comedy.co.uk Awards 2016 winners announced
    Monday 23rd January 2017
  14. 'Allo 'Allo! star Gorden Kaye dies aged 75
    Monday 23rd January 2017
  15. Raised By Wolves to be piloted in America
    Saturday 21st January 2017
  16. Sky Arts reveals 7 Valentine's comedies
    Friday 20th January 2017
  17. BBC Comedy and Amazon to bring Good Omens to TV
    Friday 20th January 2017
  18. Channel 4 reveals Fake News Week
    Thursday 19th January 2017
  19. Gold orders David Jason & Only Fools documentaries
    Thursday 19th January 2017
  20. BBC orders Inside No. 9 Series 4
    Thursday 19th January 2017
  21. John Bishop's chat show to return for two more series
    Wednesday 18th January 2017
  22. Goodness Gracious Me could return
    Tuesday 17th January 2017
  23. Doc Martin to end in 2019
    Tuesday 17th January 2017
  24. Hosts revealed for That Thing On Friday Night
    Tuesday 17th January 2017
  25. Channel 4 developing The Fake News Show
    Tuesday 17th January 2017
  26. Online prankster Ben Phillips gets TV pilot
    Tuesday 17th January 2017
  27. Filming starts on zombie musical Anna And The Apocalypse
    Monday 16th January 2017
  28. Comedy.co.uk Awards 2016 shortlists announced
    Monday 16th January 2017
  29. Cobie Smulders and Jessica Hynes to star new film Songbird
    Sunday 15th January 2017
  30. Richard Ayoade named as the new host of The Crystal Maze
    Friday 13th January 2017
  31. Sky Arts scraps controversial Michael Jackson show
    Friday 13th January 2017
  32. Sky Arts reveals Urban Myths comedy season
    Tuesday 10th January 2017
  33. BBC confirms new Mrs Brown's Boys show
    Monday 9th January 2017
  34. Comedy.co.uk Awards 2016 voting opens
    Monday 9th January 2017
  35. Channel Dave prepares 'Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled' Series 5
    Monday 9th January 2017
  36. David Walliams joins Teletubbies
    Sunday 8th January 2017
  37. Stewart Lee working on Brexit-themed TV show
    Sunday 8th January 2017
  38. ITV2 developing new panel show JudgeMENTAL
    Sunday 8th January 2017
  39. Harry Hill developing new show The Remote Controller
    Friday 6th January 2017
  40. Radio 2 to make generation clash sitcom Just Grand
    Wednesday 4th January 2017
  41. Fawlty Towers named comedians' favourite sitcom
    Wednesday 4th January 2017
  42. BBC Three to publish Luisa Omielan stand-up show
    Wednesday 4th January 2017
  43. Romesh Ranganathan to record Radio 2 sitcom pilot
    Tuesday 3rd January 2017

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