British Comedy Guide 2020 News Archive

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

February 2020

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