British Comedy Guide 2020 News Archive

Here is a list of all the news stories we published in 2020.

November 2020

  1. Keith Lemon announces online Daft Games Night
    Monday 30th November 2020
  2. Taskmaster special line-up revealed
    Monday 30th November 2020
  3. Angela Barnes stars in Bird sitcom pilot
    Monday 30th November 2020
  4. Ellie Taylor to publish a book about motherhood
    Monday 30th November 2020
  5. French & Saunders to star in Radio 4 comedy
    Monday 30th November 2020
  6. Jo Brand to present How To Stay Sane In A Mad World
    Friday 27th November 2020
  7. Tom Moutchi and Kerry Godliman to star in BBC sitcom pilot
    Friday 27th November 2020
  8. Matt Lucas releases 'Merry Christmas, Baked Potato' single
    Friday 27th November 2020
  9. Ncuti Gatwa wins Rose d'Or award
    Thursday 26th November 2020
  10. Big Boys - a sitcom by Jack Rooke - to be filmed for Channel 4
    Thursday 26th November 2020
  11. Guilt Series 2 in production
    Wednesday 25th November 2020
  12. GameFace ends on Channel 4 after two series
    Tuesday 24th November 2020
  13. ITV to air Des O'Connor tribute
    Tuesday 24th November 2020
  14. Pandemonium sitcom coming to BBC One
    Tuesday 24th November 2020
  15. BBC reveals its Christmas 2020 comedy specials
    Tuesday 24th November 2020
  16. Miranda Hart to host Christmas show
    Tuesday 24th November 2020
  17. Motherland to return for Christmas special
    Tuesday 24th November 2020
  18. Upstart Crow to return for Christmas special
    Tuesday 24th November 2020
  19. Bridget Jones documentary coming to BBC Two
    Tuesday 24th November 2020
  20. King Gary Christmas special confirmed
    Tuesday 24th November 2020
  21. Have I Got News For You documentary to celebrate 30 years
    Monday 23rd November 2020
  22. Matt Berry to return as Steven Toast in new BBC series
    Monday 23rd November 2020
  23. London Hughes up for South Bank breakthrough award
    Monday 23rd November 2020
  24. This Way Up Series 2 confirmed
    Friday 20th November 2020
  25. Amazon and Soho Theatre team up for 20 new stand-up specials
    Thursday 19th November 2020
  26. Taskmaster Christmas special revealed
    Thursday 19th November 2020
  27. Feel Good wins at Edinburgh TV Awards
    Wednesday 18th November 2020
  28. Beano publishes comic for adults
    Wednesday 18th November 2020
  29. Benji Waterstones to publish book about being a psychiatrist
    Wednesday 18th November 2020
  30. Jason Manford to host Royal Variety Performance 2020
    Wednesday 18th November 2020
  31. Stand Up And Deliver celebrity line-up revealed
    Wednesday 18th November 2020
  32. School's Out Comedy Club to publish a joke book
    Tuesday 17th November 2020
  33. Vicar Of Dibley to return for lockdown specials
    Tuesday 17th November 2020
  34. Rhod Gilbert's Growing Pains coming to Comedy Central
    Tuesday 17th November 2020
  35. I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue tops best radio comedy list
    Tuesday 17th November 2020
  36. Paul O'Grady becomes British Music Hall Society president
    Monday 16th November 2020
  37. Des O'Connor dies aged 88
    Sunday 15th November 2020
  38. Hi-De-Hi! cast to reunite for online Q&A
    Friday 13th November 2020
  39. Famalam nominated in 2020 Rose d'Or Awards
    Thursday 12th November 2020
  40. ITV's winter schedule to feature Billy Connolly and Mr Bean
    Wednesday 11th November 2020
  41. Paul Sinha's TV Showdown coming to ITV
    Wednesday 11th November 2020
  42. Lee Mack to present new ITV game show The 1% Club
    Wednesday 11th November 2020
  43. Graham Norton to quit Radio 2
    Wednesday 11th November 2020
  44. BBC Scotland sketch show 'Only An Excuse?' to end after 27 years
    Tuesday 10th November 2020
  45. Radio 4 to pilot ethnic minority comedy BAMESHOW
    Tuesday 10th November 2020
  46. Bravo Two Charlies returns to Radio Wales for Series 3
    Monday 9th November 2020
  47. Isy Suttie writes her debut novel
    Monday 9th November 2020
  48. Age Of Outrage sketch show series commissioned for BBC Wales
    Sunday 8th November 2020
  49. The Tuckers to return for two more series
    Sunday 8th November 2020
  50. I Talk Telly Awards 2020 nominations
    Sunday 8th November 2020
  51. Jennifer Saunders to present ITV talk show in a car
    Friday 6th November 2020
  52. Geoffrey Palmer dies aged 93
    Friday 6th November 2020
  53. Rosie Jones developing BBC sitcom
    Friday 6th November 2020
  54. Hugh Laurie to voice Terry Pratchett film The Amazing Maurice
    Thursday 5th November 2020
  55. CBBC orders gaming comedy drama, and renews other shows
    Thursday 5th November 2020
  56. Geoff Norcott to publish memoir Where Did I Go Right?
    Thursday 5th November 2020
  57. ITV to air Bobby Ball tribute
    Wednesday 4th November 2020
  58. Birds Of A Feather to return for Christmas special
    Wednesday 4th November 2020
  59. John Sessions dies aged 67
    Tuesday 3rd November 2020
  60. Nigel Ng attacked in suspected Covid-related hate crime
    Tuesday 3rd November 2020
  61. Dan Tiernan wins Beat The Frog 2020 competition
    Tuesday 3rd November 2020
  62. Stanley Baxter comes out in shock new biography
    Monday 2nd November 2020
  63. Nina Conti is writing a memoir with her puppet Monkey
    Monday 2nd November 2020
  64. Johnny Vegas and Sian Gibson returning with more murder mysteries
    Monday 2nd November 2020
  65. Rob Kemp's Elvis Dead live show to be released on VHS
    Monday 2nd November 2020

October 2020

  1. Lenny Henry to publish books for children
    Saturday 31st October 2020
  2. This Country USA remake gets 14 episode series order
    Friday 30th October 2020
  3. Kiri Pritchard-McLean lands a hat-trick of BBC radio comedies
    Friday 30th October 2020
  4. Blankety Blank to return at Christmas with Bradley Walsh
    Friday 30th October 2020
  5. Comedy writer Sara Gibbs pens autism memoir
    Friday 30th October 2020
  6. Spencer Jones's sitcom Mister Winner axed
    Friday 30th October 2020
  7. State Of The Union to return for Series 2
    Friday 30th October 2020
  8. Sky launches new Morph series
    Thursday 29th October 2020
  9. Sarah Millican's Radio 4 show to return
    Thursday 29th October 2020
  10. Bobby Ball dies aged 76
    Thursday 29th October 2020
  11. Emma Thompson to star in Katy Brand's film
    Wednesday 28th October 2020
  12. Comedian Sean Collins makes film criticising coronavirus lockdown
    Tuesday 27th October 2020
  13. Sky to air Micky Flanagan documentary
    Tuesday 27th October 2020
  14. iPlayer adds Vicar Of Dibley, Catherine Tate and Royle Family
    Saturday 24th October 2020
  15. The News Quiz names Andy Zaltzman as permanent host
    Friday 23rd October 2020
  16. Network announces deluxe Gurney Slade restoration
    Thursday 22nd October 2020
  17. Refurbished Stockton Globe announces first comedy shows
    Thursday 22nd October 2020
  18. Two Doors Down to return for Christmas special
    Thursday 22nd October 2020
  19. Grace Campbell has written a book about shame
    Thursday 22nd October 2020
  20. Michael Sheen and David Tennant film Staged Series 2
    Thursday 22nd October 2020
  21. Comedians take part in University Challenge for Children In Need
    Thursday 22nd October 2020
  22. Stephen Fry hails 21st Century Firsts in new ITV documentary
    Thursday 22nd October 2020
  23. Lost Voice Guy to host Radio 4 showcase of comedians with disabilities
    Wednesday 21st October 2020
  24. Comedians feature in Channel 4's festive schedule
    Wednesday 21st October 2020
  25. Spitting Image special to be shown on ITV
    Wednesday 21st October 2020
  26. Stath Lets Flats returning for Series 3
    Wednesday 21st October 2020
  27. Channel 4 orders retro crime comedy from People Just Do Nothing team
    Tuesday 20th October 2020
  28. Harry Hill to launch ambient noise podcast
    Tuesday 20th October 2020
  29. Dane Baptiste to pilot BBC Three entertainment show Bamous
    Tuesday 20th October 2020
  30. David Threlfall to star in Film Club comedy series
    Sunday 18th October 2020
  31. Daliso Chaponda's Radio 4 show to return for Series 3
    Saturday 17th October 2020
  32. Jack Carroll to star in religious pilgrimage play
    Friday 16th October 2020
  33. Posters revealed for Vic & Bob's The Glove
    Friday 16th October 2020
  34. The Pin to make West End stage debut
    Thursday 15th October 2020
  35. Man Like Mobeen wins at Broadcast Digital Awards 2020
    Wednesday 14th October 2020
  36. Winners announced for Louise Rennison Award 2020
    Wednesday 14th October 2020
  37. Ignacio Lopez to record stand-up special in Manchester
    Wednesday 14th October 2020
  38. Rosie Jones to return to Radio 4 for more Box Ticker shows
    Wednesday 14th October 2020
  39. Al Murray to star in Radio 4 sketch show
    Monday 12th October 2020
  40. Ed Gamble to host official Taskmaster podcast
    Monday 12th October 2020
  41. Jon Courtenay wins Britain's Got Talent 2020
    Sunday 11th October 2020
  42. The Amelia Gething Complex to return for Series 2
    Friday 9th October 2020
  43. The Thick Of It writer pens Cold War satire
    Thursday 8th October 2020
  44. Sukh Ojla writes her first novel
    Thursday 8th October 2020
  45. Katherine Ryan announces Missus 2021-2022 live tour
    Thursday 8th October 2020
  46. Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed! gets cinema release
    Thursday 8th October 2020
  47. Radio 4 orders Michael Spicer sitcom series
    Thursday 8th October 2020
  48. CBBC orders new comedy Monster Court
    Monday 5th October 2020
  49. Victoria Wood's Secret List coming to BBC Two
    Saturday 3rd October 2020
  50. Did The Daily Show "rip off" Room Next Door creator Michael Spicer?
    Friday 2nd October 2020
  51. Cast details revealed for Iain Stirling's ITV sitcom Buffering
    Friday 2nd October 2020
  52. Ian Cognito film being made
    Friday 2nd October 2020
  53. Radio 4 orders Chris Neill's Woof follow-up Raging Enigma
    Thursday 1st October 2020
  54. CBBC star Archie Lyndhurst dies aged 19
    Thursday 1st October 2020
  55. Netflix in talks to reboot Maid Marian And Her Merry Men
    Thursday 1st October 2020

September 2020

  1. Frank Skinner writing a book about the "magic" of religious faith
    Wednesday 30th September 2020
  2. People Just Do Nothing team take gym comedy to BBC
    Wednesday 30th September 2020
  3. Imran Yusuf to record Radio 4 stand-up show
    Tuesday 29th September 2020
  4. Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing to return for fourth series
    Tuesday 29th September 2020
  5. Elizabeth Day writing TV comedy based on How To Fail
    Monday 28th September 2020
  6. Dave resumes work on Richard Ayoade pilot
    Monday 28th September 2020
  7. David Walliams to make two more After Ever After specials
    Monday 28th September 2020
  8. Tez Ilyas announces debut book
    Monday 28th September 2020
  9. Cast revealed for 'What A Carve Up!' online show
    Monday 28th September 2020
  10. thortful launches BCG birthday card range
    Friday 25th September 2020
  11. BBC reverses decision on hosting James Veitch's Radio 4 show
    Friday 25th September 2020
  12. Animated kids' comedy Scream Street gets Series 2
    Thursday 24th September 2020
  13. Jason Isaacs amongst the cast joining Sex Education Series 3
    Thursday 24th September 2020
  14. Alan Partridge statue erected in Norwich
    Thursday 24th September 2020
  15. London Hughes to record Netflix special
    Thursday 24th September 2020
  16. The Ladykillers returning to cinema & Blu-ray
    Thursday 24th September 2020
  17. Radio 4 to broadcast Nicholas Parsons tribute evening
    Thursday 24th September 2020
  18. Comedy stars take part in Who Do You Think You Are?
    Thursday 24th September 2020
  19. Stewart Lee sings on folk album
    Wednesday 23rd September 2020
  20. Scottish Comedy Awards 2020 results
    Wednesday 23rd September 2020
  21. Comedy Central orders Channel Hopping With Jon Richardson
    Wednesday 23rd September 2020
  22. Sara Pascoe to host Comedy Central series Guessable
    Wednesday 23rd September 2020
  23. Writer George Jeffrie dies
    Tuesday 22nd September 2020
  24. Izzy Askwith wins Funny Women Awards 2020 competition
    Tuesday 22nd September 2020
  25. Filming begins on paramedic comedy Bloods
    Tuesday 22nd September 2020
  26. Gina Yashere to publish her autobiography
    Tuesday 22nd September 2020
  27. Daniel Sloss delays book after falling out of love with America
    Monday 21st September 2020
  28. Witless gets US remake
    Monday 21st September 2020
  29. Still Open All Hours to return
    Sunday 20th September 2020
  30. Sara Pascoe to write a book about murder
    Thursday 17th September 2020
  31. Bradley Walsh to host Blankety Blank revival
    Thursday 17th September 2020
  32. John Cleese to play Father Christmas
    Tuesday 15th September 2020
  33. Big Zuu's Big Eats to return to Dave
    Monday 14th September 2020
  34. Don't Hate The Playaz to return for Series 3
    Monday 14th September 2020
  35. Katherine Ryan working on The Duchess Series 2
    Friday 11th September 2020
  36. Emily Atack and Laura Whitmore join Celebrity Juice as team captains
    Thursday 10th September 2020
  37. Never Mind The Buzzcocks being revived by Sky
    Thursday 10th September 2020
  38. Tom Mayhew to record Radio 4 stand-up series
    Thursday 10th September 2020
  39. Netflix to turn David Walliams's Bad Dad book into a film
    Wednesday 9th September 2020
  40. New Netflix shows for Ricky Gervais
    Wednesday 9th September 2020
  41. Matt Lucas signs four book deal
    Wednesday 9th September 2020
  42. Sacha Baron Cohen to return in Borat 2
    Wednesday 9th September 2020
  43. Man Like Mobeen to return for Series 4
    Wednesday 9th September 2020
  44. Josie Long speaks about violent online threats and sexism in comedy
    Wednesday 9th September 2020
  45. Worzel Gummidge to return for new special, Saucy Nancy
    Tuesday 8th September 2020
  46. British Comedy Guide announces Laughter Lounge online comedy festival
    Monday 7th September 2020
  47. Barry Cryer's Comedy Legends to return for a third series
    Monday 7th September 2020
  48. Comedies in the running for Broadcast Digital Awards 2020
    Monday 7th September 2020
  49. Doc Martin to end
    Monday 7th September 2020
  50. Bill Oddie reveals he has been 'very ill'
    Sunday 6th September 2020
  51. Limmy to quit TV with final special
    Saturday 5th September 2020
  52. Liam Hourican stars in new film La Cha Cha
    Thursday 3rd September 2020
  53. Steve Coogan to star in Richard III film The Lost King
    Thursday 3rd September 2020
  54. Bill Bailey to take part in Strictly Come Dancing 2020
    Thursday 3rd September 2020
  55. James Veitch's show to remain on BBC Sounds despite rape allegations
    Wednesday 2nd September 2020
  56. TV warm-up comedian Ian Royce dies aged 51
    Wednesday 2nd September 2020
  57. Meera Syal to bring back Granny Kumar on Radio 4
    Tuesday 1st September 2020

August 2020

  1. The Fast Show could return as a live show
    Saturday 29th August 2020
  2. Black panel show Sorry, I Didn't Know returns for series
    Thursday 27th August 2020
  3. ITV to document 'Black Comedy Legends'
    Thursday 27th August 2020
  4. Katherine Ryan to host jewellery crafting show
    Wednesday 26th August 2020
  5. BBC One orders Greg Davies's The Cleaner
    Wednesday 26th August 2020
  6. Comedy shows nominated in Edinburgh TV Festival Awards 2020
    Tuesday 25th August 2020
  7. Mawaan Rizwan to co-host Jonathan Ross' Comedy Club
    Tuesday 25th August 2020
  8. Mo Gilligan to host one-off Big Breakfast revival
    Tuesday 25th August 2020
  9. Comedy travelogue for Rosie Jones & C4
    Tuesday 25th August 2020
  10. Channel 4 announces National Comedy Awards
    Tuesday 25th August 2020
  11. Dawn French leads all-star cast in Roald & Beatrix
    Monday 24th August 2020
  12. Mo Gilligan to present Channel 4 documentary Black, British And Funny
    Monday 24th August 2020
  13. Rob And Romesh Vs to return to Sky One
    Friday 21st August 2020
  14. Mel & Sue sitcom Hitmen to return for Series 2
    Thursday 20th August 2020
  15. Radio 4 orders series from Olga Koch
    Wednesday 19th August 2020
  16. Alice Levine named next curator of The Museum Of Curiosity
    Wednesday 19th August 2020
  17. Channel 5 to celebrate Victoria Wood in new documentary
    Tuesday 18th August 2020
  18. Comics contribute to new 'Futures' book series
    Monday 17th August 2020
  19. Meet The Richardsons to return for Series 2
    Monday 17th August 2020
  20. The Stand Up Sketch Show to return for Series 3
    Monday 17th August 2020
  21. Radio 4 creates new sketch show Drop The Dead Panda
    Monday 17th August 2020
  22. The Lenny Henry Show returns via Radio 4
    Friday 14th August 2020
  23. Anna Morris to record Radio 4 stand-up special
    Friday 14th August 2020
  24. Have I Got News For You producers suggest studio audience plan
    Friday 14th August 2020
  25. Sky orders darkly comic horror series The Baby
    Wednesday 12th August 2020
  26. Clare In The Community highlights book to be published
    Tuesday 11th August 2020
  27. Radio 4 commissions sight loss series from Jamie MacDonald
    Tuesday 11th August 2020
  28. Alan Partridge set for live show return
    Tuesday 11th August 2020
  29. David Baddiel to publish book about antisemitism
    Tuesday 11th August 2020
  30. Alan Carr to present BBC series Interior Design Masters
    Tuesday 11th August 2020
  31. This Country stars writing new comedy series
    Monday 10th August 2020
  32. Gold to broadcast second Fast Show special
    Monday 10th August 2020
  33. New Live At The Apollo highlights series
    Thursday 6th August 2020
  34. Njambi McGrath to record Radio 4 stand-up series
    Thursday 6th August 2020
  35. Mark Watson writes his first film
    Wednesday 5th August 2020
  36. Vic Reeves to publish his first art book in a decade
    Wednesday 5th August 2020
  37. BBC Three to pilot sitcom set in a pupil referral unit
    Wednesday 5th August 2020
  38. Mark Watson to publish 'disaster memoir' Eight Deaths
    Tuesday 4th August 2020
  39. Lenny Henry to publish new book Rising To The Surface
    Tuesday 4th August 2020
  40. Ashley Blaker lands new Radio 4 series
    Tuesday 4th August 2020
  41. Romesh Ranganathan to host A League Of Their Own
    Monday 3rd August 2020
  42. New film Say Your Prayers to be released in September
    Monday 3rd August 2020
  43. Jamali Maddix to host Comedy Central's Edinburgh Fringe series
    Monday 3rd August 2020

July 2020

  1. Stath Lets Flats leads comedy results at BAFTA TV Awards 2020
    Friday 31st July 2020
  2. Channel 5 to celebrate classic sitcoms and sketches
    Friday 31st July 2020
  3. Gbemisola Ikumelo's Brain In Gear commissioned
    Friday 31st July 2020
  4. Legendary sitcom producer/director Sydney Lotterby dies
    Thursday 30th July 2020
  5. Taskmaster Series 10 line-up revealed
    Wednesday 29th July 2020
  6. The Real McCoy added to BBC iPlayer
    Wednesday 29th July 2020
  7. Network launches archive ITV streaming platform
    Wednesday 29th July 2020
  8. Filming starts on BBC comedy drama The Pursuit Of Love
    Tuesday 28th July 2020
  9. Jewish comedians boycott social media for 48 hours
    Monday 27th July 2020
  10. Al Murray to publish spoof history book
    Saturday 25th July 2020
  11. Rose Matafeo gets a second series of her BBC sitcom Starstruck
    Friday 24th July 2020
  12. Jonathan Ross to present ITV comedy showcase series
    Thursday 23rd July 2020
  13. Ricky Tomlinson and Sue Johnston abandon plans for care home sitcom
    Wednesday 22nd July 2020
  14. Matt Forde to publish Politically Homeless book
    Wednesday 22nd July 2020
  15. Cast revealed for Diane Morgan's sitcom Mandy
    Wednesday 22nd July 2020
  16. BBC orders new stand-up series to support grassroots comedy
    Tuesday 21st July 2020
  17. Live At The Apollo Series 16 delayed until 2021
    Monday 20th July 2020
  18. Mel Giedroyc to present Channel 4 series Good With Wood
    Monday 20th July 2020
  19. Live comedy will receive government funding
    Saturday 18th July 2020
  20. Comedy stars curate Summer Comedy Festival on Radio 4
    Saturday 18th July 2020
  21. Aisling Bea & Jamie Demetriou pick up BAFTAs
    Friday 17th July 2020
  22. Frank Skinner writes a book about poetry
    Friday 17th July 2020
  23. ITV2 orders The Emily Atack Show
    Friday 17th July 2020
  24. Richard Herring writes book about toxic masculinity
    Friday 17th July 2020
  25. Frankie Boyle's New World Order to return
    Wednesday 15th July 2020
  26. Omid Djalili filming Comedians At Home Doing Nothing
    Wednesday 15th July 2020
  27. Michael McIntyre to host BBC game show The Wheel
    Monday 13th July 2020
  28. Virtual Edinburgh Fringe plans revealed
    Monday 13th July 2020
  29. Edinburgh Unlocked audiobook to be released
    Monday 13th July 2020
  30. Comedy Central to launch Edinburgh Fringe online series
    Monday 13th July 2020
  31. Benny Hill's film debut restored
    Sunday 12th July 2020
  32. Kurupt FM wins at British Podcast Awards
    Sunday 12th July 2020
  33. Liza Tarbuck, Sue Perkins and Guz Khan for Comedy Game Night
    Friday 10th July 2020
  34. Nexflix to stream new Jack Whitehall stand-up special
    Friday 10th July 2020
  35. Julia Sawalha axed from Chicken Run 2 as voice 'too old'
    Friday 10th July 2020
  36. Harry Hill developing caveman show
    Thursday 9th July 2020
  37. #SaveLiveComedy campaign launched as 78% of venues fear closure
    Wednesday 8th July 2020
  38. Bill Bailey to publish new Remarkable Guide To Happiness
    Wednesday 8th July 2020
  39. BFI announces commissioned youth shows
    Wednesday 8th July 2020
  40. BBC Two to broadcast Harry Hill's World Of TV
    Wednesday 8th July 2020
  41. Comedy drama to star autistic lead actor
    Tuesday 7th July 2020
  42. Gary Delaney to publish joke book
    Tuesday 7th July 2020
  43. Sandylands to return for Series 2
    Monday 6th July 2020
  44. Jack Dee is writing a new help book
    Monday 6th July 2020
  45. Acclaimed drama Guilt to return for Series 2
    Monday 6th July 2020
  46. Mel B quits Celebrity Juice
    Saturday 4th July 2020
  47. Actor & writer Mike Walling dies at 69
    Friday 3rd July 2020
  48. ITV appoints new head of scripted comedy
    Friday 3rd July 2020
  49. Inside No. 9 scripts to be published
    Thursday 2nd July 2020
  50. People Just Do Nothing team developing crime comedy The Curse
    Thursday 2nd July 2020
  51. Tom Allen to publish his autobiography
    Thursday 2nd July 2020

June 2020

  1. The Cockfields to return for Series 2
    Monday 29th June 2020
  2. There's Something About Movies returning to Sky for Series 3
    Monday 29th June 2020
  3. Tez Ilyas leaves LCA after "unacceptable behaviour" admission
    Saturday 27th June 2020
  4. Sky's Brassic sees high streaming
    Friday 26th June 2020
  5. Katherine Ryan denounces Mock The Week's booking policy
    Thursday 25th June 2020
  6. Adam Kay to host BBC One special Dear NHS Superstars
    Thursday 25th June 2020
  7. Jack Whitehall to star in romantic comedy film Robots
    Wednesday 24th June 2020
  8. Stephen Merchant developing deepfake comedy
    Tuesday 23rd June 2020
  9. Netflix buys Chicken Run 2
    Tuesday 23rd June 2020
  10. Mark Rylance to star in golf film The Fantastic Flitcrofts
    Friday 19th June 2020
  11. The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan to return
    Friday 19th June 2020
  12. David Tennant lends voice to new comedy pilot Heart To Heart
    Friday 19th June 2020
  13. Expectation options Njambi McGrath's novel
    Thursday 18th June 2020
  14. Ben Whishaw to star in This Is Going To Hurt TV show
    Monday 15th June 2020
  15. Fawlty Towers deleted by UKTV
    Thursday 11th June 2020
  16. Mackenzie Crook to return as Worzel Gummidge
    Thursday 11th June 2020
  17. Julia Davis and Vicki Pepperdine pen Joan & Jericha agony aunt book
    Wednesday 10th June 2020
  18. Various comedies removed from streaming platforms
    Tuesday 9th June 2020
  19. Scottish Comedy Awards 2020 nominations
    Tuesday 9th June 2020
  20. Sophie Duker calls for more diversity on The News Quiz
    Friday 5th June 2020
  21. Alan Partridge podcast to launch in September
    Friday 5th June 2020
  22. BAFTA TV Awards 2020 nominations
    Thursday 4th June 2020
  23. ITV to recommission Kate & Koji
    Tuesday 2nd June 2020
  24. Two Doors Down to return for Series 5
    Monday 1st June 2020

May 2020

  1. Comedian sets up fund to help northern acts get online
    Friday 29th May 2020
  2. Room Next Door star Michael Spicer gets Radio 4 show
    Friday 29th May 2020
  3. Infinite Monkey Cage to trial remote virtual audience recordings
    Friday 29th May 2020
  4. Lee Mack to present TV talent contest for carpenters
    Friday 29th May 2020
  5. Agatha Raisin to return for Series 4
    Friday 29th May 2020
  6. Richard Ayoade to host BAFTA TV Awards
    Friday 29th May 2020
  7. Wallace & Gromit to return via augmented reality app
    Wednesday 27th May 2020
  8. Romesh Ranganathan to publish second memoir
    Wednesday 27th May 2020
  9. Alan Partridge named Britain's best comedy character
    Monday 25th May 2020
  10. Birds Of A Feather lockdown special mooted
    Saturday 23rd May 2020
  11. BBC One announces 2 new Jack Whitehall shows
    Saturday 23rd May 2020
  12. David Tennant and Michael Sheen star in lockdown comedy Staged
    Friday 22nd May 2020
  13. Sky confirms In The Long Run Series 3
    Thursday 21st May 2020
  14. BBC Three to broadcast Phoebe Walsh's Behind The Filter pilot
    Thursday 21st May 2020
  15. E4 commissions Remote Comedy From The Paddock
    Wednesday 20th May 2020
  16. Pls Like to return for Series 3
    Wednesday 20th May 2020
  17. John Cleese writes a book about creativity
    Wednesday 20th May 2020
  18. Best Comedy Podcast 2020 nominees revealed
    Tuesday 19th May 2020
  19. Simon Farnaby developing golf film The Phantom Of The Open
    Tuesday 19th May 2020
  20. Breeders Series 2 confirmed
    Monday 18th May 2020
  21. Code 404 to return for Series 2
    Friday 15th May 2020
  22. Drive in comedy clubs planned
    Wednesday 13th May 2020
  23. Romesh to present Misadventures highlights series
    Wednesday 13th May 2020
  24. Mo Gilligan's show fails to air
    Tuesday 12th May 2020
  25. Laura Lexx gets two book deal
    Monday 11th May 2020
  26. Joe Wilkinson In Cars With Other People's Mums piloted
    Friday 8th May 2020
  27. Channel 5 orders Paul Merton's Comic Heroes documentary
    Friday 8th May 2020
  28. CITV orders The Rubbish World Of Dave Spud Series 2
    Thursday 7th May 2020
  29. After Life gets third series on Netflix
    Wednesday 6th May 2020
  30. BBC One announces Michael McIntyre's Big Show highlights series
    Wednesday 6th May 2020
  31. Asim Chaudhry creates comedy pilot Coming To England
    Wednesday 6th May 2020
  32. Roy Hudd to be celebrated on new Music Hall and Variety Day
    Wednesday 6th May 2020
  33. Radio 4's Down The Line to return for lockdown special
    Tuesday 5th May 2020
  34. Holly Willoughby quits Celebrity Juice
    Sunday 3rd May 2020
  35. Britain's Greatest Comedy Character shortlist revealed
    Saturday 2nd May 2020
  36. Live Comedy Association launches
    Friday 1st May 2020

April 2020

  1. Comedians to compete with sports stars in lockdown
    Thursday 30th April 2020
  2. Plebs is to end with feature-length special
    Thursday 30th April 2020
  3. The Misadventures Of Romesh Ranganathan Series 3
    Wednesday 29th April 2020
  4. Tom Allen to host documentary series about TV adverts
    Wednesday 29th April 2020
  5. BBC announces Galton & Simpson Bursary
    Wednesday 29th April 2020
  6. Coronavirus lockdown is costing comedy industry millions
    Thursday 23rd April 2020
  7. More comedy stars revealed for The Big Night In
    Wednesday 22nd April 2020
  8. Work begins on Feel Good Series 2
    Wednesday 22nd April 2020
  9. Vic Reeves and Natasia Demetriou present Netflix flower competition
    Wednesday 22nd April 2020
  10. Sophie Willan sitcom Alma's Not Normal gets a series
    Wednesday 22nd April 2020
  11. Charlie Brooker to return with new Wipe show
    Wednesday 22nd April 2020
  12. BBC Two orders Comedians Playing With Themselves
    Wednesday 22nd April 2020
  13. Matt Berry to star in BBC Two series 'Squeamish About...'
    Wednesday 22nd April 2020
  14. BBC Two to broadcast Peter Sellers documentary
    Monday 20th April 2020
  15. The Vicar Of Dibley to return
    Sunday 19th April 2020
  16. Audible signs up star duos for free lockdown podcast
    Thursday 16th April 2020
  17. Colin Hoult stars in sitcom pilot set in East Midlands
    Thursday 16th April 2020
  18. Little Britain to return for BBC One's The Big Night In
    Thursday 16th April 2020
  19. Channel 4 orders Mo Gilligan's All Star Happy Hour
    Thursday 16th April 2020
  20. Matt Lucas to host Channel 4 series during lockdown
    Thursday 16th April 2020
  21. Sky to pilot comedy drama Kisses And Bumflicks
    Wednesday 15th April 2020
  22. Channel 4 passes on Lee And Dean Series 3
    Tuesday 14th April 2020
  23. Tim Brooke-Taylor dies aged 79 with coronavirus
    Sunday 12th April 2020
  24. E4 delays broadcasts of Maxxx
    Thursday 9th April 2020
  25. Joel Dommett to broadcast ITV2 show from his home
    Thursday 9th April 2020
  26. Peter Kay's Car Share to return for audio special
    Wednesday 8th April 2020
  27. Mark Watson to stage 24-hour online comedy show
    Wednesday 8th April 2020
  28. Friday Night Dinner storms to record ratings
    Tuesday 7th April 2020
  29. Russell Howard to present twice-weekly coronavirus show on Sky
    Tuesday 7th April 2020
  30. Comic Relief to return for BBC's coronavirus Big Night In show
    Tuesday 7th April 2020
  31. This Country requested over 52 million times on iPlayer
    Thursday 2nd April 2020
  32. Eddie Large dies of coronavirus aged 78
    Thursday 2nd April 2020
  33. Edinburgh Fringe festival 2020 cancelled
    Wednesday 1st April 2020

March 2020

  1. Johnny Vegas wins Leicester Legend of Comedy title
    Monday 30th March 2020
  2. Police raid empty comedy club over live stream mix-up
    Sunday 29th March 2020
  3. Radio 4 launches comedy show reacting to coronavirus isolation
    Saturday 28th March 2020
  4. Susan Calman to host BBC Scotland series from her home
    Friday 27th March 2020
  5. Danielle Vitalis joins Famalam Series 3
    Wednesday 25th March 2020
  6. Lazy Susan get sketch show series
    Wednesday 25th March 2020
  7. BBC Three orders Ellie & Natasia series
    Wednesday 25th March 2020
  8. Marcus Brigstocke to host Jazz FM series
    Wednesday 25th March 2020
  9. Mash Report to be self-filmed from home
    Tuesday 24th March 2020
  10. Kate & Koji: Over 5 million viewers watch new ITV sitcom
    Thursday 19th March 2020
  11. Chortle Awards 2020 winners
    Wednesday 18th March 2020
  12. Top cast lined-up for Stephen Fry film The Liar
    Wednesday 18th March 2020
  13. Comedians move online as coronavirus cancels most live comedy
    Wednesday 18th March 2020
  14. Royal Television Society announces award winners
    Tuesday 17th March 2020
  15. Plebs to return to ITV2
    Monday 16th March 2020
  16. ITV declines more Timewasters
    Monday 16th March 2020
  17. Lou Sanders joins 'Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable'
    Monday 16th March 2020
  18. Kiri Pritchard-McLean wins Caroline Aherne Bursary
    Monday 16th March 2020
  19. Roy Hudd dies aged 83
    Monday 16th March 2020
  20. Ncuti Gatwa wins Breakthrough Award
    Friday 13th March 2020
  21. Matt Lucas to host The Great British Bake Off
    Wednesday 11th March 2020
  22. Chris Ramsey to host Little Mix The Search
    Wednesday 11th March 2020
  23. The Fast Show reunion confirmed
    Monday 9th March 2020
  24. Inside No. 9 renewed for two more series
    Monday 9th March 2020
  25. Jessica Knappett starring in new Hull-set Comedy Blap
    Saturday 7th March 2020
  26. Rachel Parris to record Radio 4 comedy about Jane Austen
    Saturday 7th March 2020
  27. New Frankie Howerd play to tour
    Saturday 7th March 2020
  28. Simon Callow and Clive Francis to star in Yes Minister play
    Friday 6th March 2020
  29. Phil Wang to record Netflix special
    Thursday 5th March 2020
  30. Cast revealed for Sara Pascoe sitcom Out Of Her Mind
    Thursday 5th March 2020
  31. Elis James and John Robins win radio award
    Thursday 5th March 2020
  32. Leo Reich wins 2Northdown's New Act Competition
    Wednesday 4th March 2020
  33. Susan Calman to take over Jane McDonald's travel shows
    Wednesday 4th March 2020
  34. Spitting Image to return for two new series via BritBox
    Wednesday 4th March 2020
  35. Comedians sign up to play in Soccer Aid 2020
    Tuesday 3rd March 2020
  36. Comedy actors and writers up for RTS Awards
    Tuesday 3rd March 2020
  37. Joe Lycett changes name to Hugo Boss
    Sunday 1st March 2020
  38. The Fast Show to return
    Sunday 1st March 2020

February 2020

  1. Channel 4 orders Gleeson brothers' sitcom
    Saturday 29th February 2020
  2. All-star sitcom The Jewish Enquirer launches on Amazon
    Friday 28th February 2020
  3. Leicester Comedy Festival 2020 Awards nominees
    Friday 28th February 2020
  4. Ruth Jones to embark on book tour
    Friday 28th February 2020
  5. Radio 4 Extra to celebrate 42 years of Hitchhiker's Guide
    Friday 28th February 2020
  6. Steve Pemberton to star in The Pillowman play
    Friday 28th February 2020
  7. Richard Ayoade to host panel show pilot
    Friday 28th February 2020
  8. Comedians to appear in Celebrity Bake Off 2020
    Thursday 27th February 2020
  9. Daniel Sloss announces new 2020 tour
    Thursday 27th February 2020
  10. Count Binface to run for London Mayor
    Thursday 27th February 2020
  11. Chortle Awards 2020 nominees
    Thursday 27th February 2020
  12. Reggie Yates filming new comedy Pirates
    Thursday 27th February 2020
  13. Joz Norris gets Radio 4 stand-up special
    Wednesday 26th February 2020
  14. Simon Munnery gets first art exhibition
    Wednesday 26th February 2020
  15. Chris and Rosie Ramsey aim for live podcast audience record
    Wednesday 26th February 2020
  16. Comedy stars to take part in Sport Relief
    Wednesday 26th February 2020
  17. Jethro announces retirement
    Monday 24th February 2020
  18. Jason Manford announces major 2021 tour Like Me
    Monday 24th February 2020
  19. Soho Theatre adds comedy specials to its streaming service
    Monday 24th February 2020
  20. BBC Scotland orders Billy Connolly series and The Scotts sitcom
    Monday 24th February 2020
  21. Peter Kay returns with new Dance For Life dates
    Monday 24th February 2020
  22. Eric Rushton wins Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year 2020
    Saturday 22nd February 2020
  23. Shaun The Sheep moves to Netflix
    Thursday 20th February 2020
  24. Man Like Mobeen shortlisted for social impact award
    Thursday 20th February 2020
  25. Miriam Margolyes, Julia Deakin and Simon Day join The Windsors
    Wednesday 19th February 2020
  26. ITV announces Cold Feet hiatus
    Tuesday 18th February 2020
  27. Rufus Hound and Katy Brand to star in Everybody's Talking About Jamie
    Friday 14th February 2020
  28. The Goes Wrong Show gets second series
    Friday 14th February 2020
  29. This Time With Alan Partridge to return
    Friday 14th February 2020
  30. Celebrities to try stand-up for Channel 4 show
    Friday 14th February 2020
  31. Zoe Lyons to host physical game show Lightning
    Friday 14th February 2020
  32. Alma's Not Normal begins filming
    Thursday 13th February 2020
  33. Dawn French to star in The Tail Of The Curious Mouse
    Thursday 13th February 2020
  34. Sky orders darkly comic drama Sweetpea
    Thursday 13th February 2020
  35. Urban Myths Series 4 line-up revealed
    Thursday 13th February 2020
  36. Sky orders Intelligence Series 2
    Thursday 13th February 2020
  37. Sky extends Brassic to Series 3
    Thursday 13th February 2020
  38. Sky confirms Redknapps' Weekend Warm Up series
    Thursday 13th February 2020
  39. Greg Davies to star as a psychotherapist in Safe Space
    Thursday 13th February 2020
  40. Sky to broadcast paramedic comedy series Bloods
    Thursday 13th February 2020
  41. Comedies up for Broadcasting Press Guild Awards
    Thursday 13th February 2020
  42. Sky announces range of commissions
    Wednesday 12th February 2020
  43. Emily Atack to pilot stand-up and sketch show
    Wednesday 12th February 2020
  44. Athena Kugblenu receives Felix Dexter Bursary 2020
    Wednesday 12th February 2020
  45. Year Of The Rabbit Series 2 confirmed
    Tuesday 11th February 2020
  46. Jon Richardson announces 2020 tour
    Tuesday 11th February 2020
  47. Adele Cliff wins UK Pun Championship 2020
    Tuesday 11th February 2020
  48. Netflix orders third Sex Education series
    Monday 10th February 2020
  49. King Gary to return for Series 2
    Monday 10th February 2020
  50. BBC Three commissions second series of Ladhood
    Monday 10th February 2020
  51. Radio 2 reveals Funny Fortnight pilots
    Friday 7th February 2020
  52. Michael McIntyre to record Netflix special
    Friday 7th February 2020
  53. Tom Allen to host Radio 2 panel show about misunderstandings
    Friday 7th February 2020
  54. Johnny Vegas returns to stand-up
    Friday 7th February 2020
  55. BBC One orders Shaun The Sheep Christmas special
    Thursday 6th February 2020
  56. Fleabag wins Broadcast Award
    Thursday 6th February 2020
  57. Diane Morgan's Mandy gets BBC Two series
    Thursday 6th February 2020
  58. Comedians Giving Lectures returns for two more series
    Wednesday 5th February 2020
  59. Hypothetical Series 3 confirmed
    Wednesday 5th February 2020
  60. Mel Giedroyc to host new panel show on Dave
    Wednesday 5th February 2020
  61. Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule ends after three series
    Wednesday 5th February 2020
  62. Filming underway on Ghosts Series 2
    Monday 3rd February 2020
  63. Union JACK Radio to broadcast live from Leicester Comedy Festival
    Monday 3rd February 2020
  64. Romesh Ranganathan signs Sky deal
    Monday 3rd February 2020
  65. Phil Wang, Alexei Sayle and Rebecca Front win BBC Audio Awards
    Sunday 2nd February 2020
  66. BBC Wales to broadcast sketch show after viral video hit
    Sunday 2nd February 2020

January 2020

  1. Dominic Frisby in Brexit-fuelled singles chart race
    Thursday 30th January 2020
  2. Hey Tracey! to return for Series 2
    Thursday 30th January 2020
  3. Mrs. Brown's Boys and Gavin & Stacey win NTAs
    Wednesday 29th January 2020
  4. Nicholas Parsons dies aged 96
    Tuesday 28th January 2020
  5. Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019 winners revealed
    Monday 27th January 2020
  6. The Good Life to become a stage show
    Monday 27th January 2020
  7. Alan Carr announces 2020 tour
    Monday 27th January 2020
  8. James Acaster sitcom We The Jury heads to America
    Sunday 26th January 2020
  9. Daniel Sloss stand-up show to be shown in cinemas
    Sunday 26th January 2020
  10. Paul Merton to star in Hairspray The Musical
    Sunday 26th January 2020
  11. Sliced gets second series on Dave
    Thursday 23rd January 2020
  12. Python's Terry Jones dies, aged 77
    Wednesday 22nd January 2020
  13. Lucas & Walliams plot Little Britain revival
    Wednesday 22nd January 2020
  14. Comedy Central orders three new web series
    Wednesday 22nd January 2020
  15. Pure writer gets BBC Comedy Slice pilot about adoption
    Wednesday 22nd January 2020
  16. Apple TV+ announces first British comedy, Trying
    Monday 20th January 2020
  17. Yes Minister star Derek Fowlds dies aged 82
    Friday 17th January 2020
  18. Comedies in the running for ARIAS radio awards
    Thursday 16th January 2020
  19. Kemps in new Rhys Thomas music spoof for BBC Four
    Wednesday 15th January 2020
  20. Mrs Brown's Boys creator to pilot peacekeeper comedy
    Wednesday 15th January 2020
  21. BBC Two orders Series 2 of The Ranganation
    Wednesday 15th January 2020
  22. Documentary to examine the death at Michael Barrymore's house
    Tuesday 14th January 2020
  23. John Finnemore honoured for Outstanding Contribution to Writing
    Monday 13th January 2020
  24. Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019 shortlist
    Monday 13th January 2020
  25. Steve Coogan to star in Channel 4 #MeToo comedy drama
    Monday 13th January 2020
  26. North West Comedy Awards 2020 results
    Thursday 9th January 2020
  27. Katherine Ryan becomes 8 Out Of 10 Cats team captain
    Monday 6th January 2020
  28. BBC orders Series 6 of Inside No. 9
    Monday 6th January 2020
  29. Stephen Merchant makes BBC series The Offenders
    Monday 6th January 2020