British Comedy Guide

British Comedy Guide 2017 News Archive

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

December 2017

  1. Comedians support Komedia Bath's Community Ownership plan
    Thursday 7th December 2017
  2. Sky Arts reveals Christmas Comedy Shorts 2017
    Thursday 7th December 2017
  3. Dom Joly accuses YouTube star Remi Gaillard of copying his ideas
    Thursday 7th December 2017
  4. Frankie Boyle's New World Order returns to look back at 2017
    Tuesday 5th December 2017
  5. Michael Palin's career to be celebrated in BBC Two special
    Tuesday 5th December 2017
  6. Britain's Hardest Working Comedians of 2017 announced
    Tuesday 5th December 2017
  7. Writers' Guild Awards 2018 shortlists
    Tuesday 5th December 2017
  8. Midlands Comedy Awards 2017 results
    Monday 4th December 2017
  9. Derek Jacobi and Diana Rigg star in A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong
    Friday 1st December 2017
  10. Living The Dream Series 2 coming to Sky in 2018
    Friday 1st December 2017

November 2017

  1. Gary Delaney to tour in 2018 and 2019
    Wednesday 29th November 2017
  2. Chris Ramsey announces 2018 tour
    Wednesday 29th November 2017
  3. The Russell Howard Hour Series 2 confirmed for 2018
    Tuesday 28th November 2017
  4. Netflix orders new British comedy drama Sex Education
    Tuesday 28th November 2017
  5. BBC Radio to celebrate 'feisty female comedians'
    Tuesday 28th November 2017
  6. BBC to broadcast Alan Partridge documentary
    Tuesday 28th November 2017
  7. Charlie Brooker too busy to film 2017 Wipe
    Monday 27th November 2017
  8. ITV axes Don't Ask Me Ask Britain
    Friday 24th November 2017
  9. Colin Hoult announces Anna Mann 2018 tour
    Thursday 23rd November 2017
  10. Taskmaster leads Broadcast Awards 2018 comedy nominees
    Thursday 23rd November 2017
  11. John Bishop signs up for Series 4 of his chat show
    Thursday 23rd November 2017
  12. Just A Minute celebrations lead BBC Radio's festive comedy
    Wednesday 22nd November 2017
  13. Lenny Henry to star in Radio 4's Anansi Boys
    Wednesday 22nd November 2017
  14. BBC to air Morecambe & Wise's home movies
    Wednesday 22nd November 2017
  15. Adam Kay wins Book Of The Year title
    Wednesday 22nd November 2017
  16. Tez Ilyas announces 2018 tour
    Wednesday 22nd November 2017
  17. Sky confirms more Urban Myths episodes
    Tuesday 21st November 2017
  18. Bounty Hunters to return for Series 2
    Tuesday 21st November 2017
  19. Jack Whitehall to host football show on YouTube
    Tuesday 21st November 2017
  20. Rodney Bewes dies aged 79
    Tuesday 21st November 2017
  21. Radio comedies up for BBC Audio Awards 2018
    Tuesday 21st November 2017
  22. Comedians provide jokes for charity Christmas card range
    Tuesday 21st November 2017
  23. Kevin Bridges announces 2018 tour
    Tuesday 21st November 2017
  24. BBC sitcom Early Doors to return as live show
    Monday 20th November 2017
  25. My Dad Wrote A Porno announces UK tour
    Monday 20th November 2017
  26. Car Share to return for concluding special
    Friday 17th November 2017
  27. BBC orders series starring People Just Do Nothing's Lily Brazier
    Friday 17th November 2017
  28. Viewers complain about Have I Got News For You episode
    Thursday 16th November 2017
  29. ITV2 orders Christmas stand-up 'rant' show
    Thursday 16th November 2017
  30. Peter Kay announces 2018-2019 tour
    Thursday 16th November 2017
  31. Duty Free star Keith Barron dies
    Wednesday 15th November 2017
  32. John Kearns to tour in 2018
    Wednesday 15th November 2017
  33. Channel 4 orders more of Mitchell & Webb's Back
    Wednesday 15th November 2017
  34. BBC Wales launches comedy writers scheme
    Tuesday 14th November 2017
  35. BBC to broadcast A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong
    Tuesday 14th November 2017
  36. Dave Gorman announces 2018 tour
    Monday 13th November 2017
  37. White Gold Series 2 filming paused following Ed Westwick allegations
    Friday 10th November 2017
  38. Red Dwarf to become live stage show
    Friday 10th November 2017
  39. Miranda Hart to host Christmas show on Channel 4
    Thursday 9th November 2017
  40. Count Arthur Strong returns to Radio 4 and announces 2018 tour
    Thursday 9th November 2017
  41. Danny Baker announces 2018 tour
    Wednesday 8th November 2017
  42. Ross Noble announces 2018 tour
    Wednesday 8th November 2017
  43. Kathryn Mather wins Beat the Frog World Series 2017
    Tuesday 7th November 2017
  44. ITV orders Bad Move Series 2
    Tuesday 7th November 2017
  45. Midlands Comedy Awards 2017 nominees
    Monday 6th November 2017
  46. BBC launches interactive comedy drama on Amazon Alexa
    Monday 6th November 2017
  47. NextUp stand-up streaming site joins Amazon Channels
    Thursday 2nd November 2017
  48. Four Weddings And A Funeral to become US TV series
    Thursday 2nd November 2017
  49. Benidorm Live to tour the UK in 2018
    Thursday 2nd November 2017
  50. Omid Djalili releases free stand-up special online for charity
    Wednesday 1st November 2017
  51. Sean Lock and Lee Mack help launch website to assist homeless people
    Wednesday 1st November 2017
  52. Paul Merton to interview Nicholas Parsons for Just A Minute special
    Wednesday 1st November 2017
  53. Miranda Hart to host Royal Variety Show 2017
    Wednesday 1st November 2017

October 2017

  1. ITV orders Series 8 of Cold Feet
    Tuesday 31st October 2017
  2. Another Till Death Us Do Part episode recovered
    Monday 30th October 2017
  3. Russell Brand to present TV debate show pilot
    Sunday 29th October 2017
  4. Tim Vine Travels In Time for Christmas
    Thursday 26th October 2017
  5. Paul Whitehouse returns as DJ Mike Smash
    Wednesday 25th October 2017
  6. Al Murray to film Christmas special for ITV
    Monday 23rd October 2017
  7. Jordan Gray wins Colchester New Comedian of the Year 2017 final
    Monday 23rd October 2017
  8. Two Doors Down to return with cast changes
    Thursday 19th October 2017
  9. We The Jury to be remade in America
    Thursday 19th October 2017
  10. BBC Two orders a third series of Mum
    Thursday 19th October 2017
  11. ITV orders impressions series The Imitation Game
    Thursday 19th October 2017
  12. Jongleurs clubs close down with immediate effect
    Tuesday 17th October 2017
  13. Upstart Crow gets Series 3
    Monday 16th October 2017
  14. Colin Morgan to star in Simon Amstell's film
    Monday 16th October 2017
  15. Sean Hughes dies aged 51
    Monday 16th October 2017
  16. Micky Flanagan presented with key to The O2
    Monday 16th October 2017
  17. Comedy Central to pilot new show Game Junkies
    Friday 13th October 2017
  18. BBC iPlayer publishes Fright Shorts
    Friday 13th October 2017
  19. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy to return in 2018
    Thursday 12th October 2017
  20. CITV orders animated series The Rubbish World Of Dave Spud
    Wednesday 11th October 2017
  21. Matt Berry films 1880s police sitcom
    Wednesday 11th October 2017
  22. Insert Name Here to return for third series
    Tuesday 10th October 2017
  23. Gold opens entries for 2017 Christmas Cracker joke competition
    Tuesday 10th October 2017
  24. Sky Arts announces three more comedy Horror Shorts
    Monday 9th October 2017
  25. Kai Samra wins Birmingham Comedy Festival 2017 award
    Saturday 7th October 2017
  26. Ab Fab stars film TV travel show
    Saturday 7th October 2017
  27. Stephen Tompkinson to play Eddie Braben in BBC biopic
    Friday 6th October 2017
  28. Romesh Ranganathan gets new travel show
    Thursday 5th October 2017
  29. Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse film fishing series
    Thursday 5th October 2017
  30. Simon Brodkin invades Prime Minister's speech
    Wednesday 4th October 2017
  31. ITV2 to follow Keith Lemon in the US
    Wednesday 4th October 2017
  32. Brittas Empire stars meet for reunion
    Tuesday 3rd October 2017
  33. Audible offers 12 free stand-up shows
    Tuesday 3rd October 2017
  34. Sky announces Idris Elba comedy In The Long Run
    Tuesday 3rd October 2017
  35. Jonathan Ross to commentate on Takeshi's Castle
    Tuesday 3rd October 2017
  36. All-star cast announced for Channel 4's Hang Ups
    Monday 2nd October 2017

September 2017

  1. Jayde Adams to host Comedy Central improv show
    Friday 29th September 2017
  2. Comedy fans launch a colouring book featuring stand-up comedians
    Thursday 28th September 2017
  3. Matthew Holness to star in Radio 4 Scandinavian detective spoof
    Wednesday 27th September 2017
  4. Comedy Central expands team for UK comedy push
    Tuesday 26th September 2017
  5. Till Death Us Do Part actor Tony Booth dies aged 85
    Tuesday 26th September 2017
  6. Marcus Brigstocke and Kerry Godliman to star in Radio 4 sitcom
    Monday 25th September 2017
  7. Comic & actor Bobby Knutt dies aged 71
    Monday 25th September 2017
  8. Aardman launches new online channel AardBoiled
    Monday 25th September 2017
  9. BBC One announces next David Walliams adaptation
    Friday 22nd September 2017
  10. William G. Stewart dies aged 82
    Thursday 21st September 2017
  11. Karl Pilkington to star in new Sky sitcom
    Thursday 21st September 2017
  12. Romesh Ranganathan writes and stars in new Sky sitcom
    Thursday 21st September 2017
  13. BBC confirm French & Saunders 30th Anniversary Special
    Wednesday 20th September 2017
  14. Henry IX and Fleabag win prestigious Rose d'Or awards
    Tuesday 19th September 2017
  15. BBC Two announces Dave Allen biopic with Aiden Gillen
    Tuesday 19th September 2017
  16. Filming begins on Good Omens
    Monday 18th September 2017
  17. Taskmaster Champion Of Champions specials to be filmed
    Wednesday 13th September 2017
  18. Tracey Breaks The News to return for three-part series
    Wednesday 13th September 2017
  19. Gold to air documentary series based on Victoria Wood's diaries
    Wednesday 13th September 2017
  20. New W1A series could be its last
    Tuesday 12th September 2017
  21. Susan Calman to host BBC game show Armchair Detectives
    Tuesday 12th September 2017
  22. ITV confirms Last Laugh In Vegas cast
    Monday 11th September 2017
  23. Joel Dommett to publish a book about his relationship history
    Monday 11th September 2017
  24. Frankie Boyle releases new stand-up show as free audio download
    Monday 11th September 2017
  25. Mae Martin to write a book about modern sexuality
    Monday 11th September 2017
  26. Sally Phillips confirmed as curator of The Museum Of Curiosity 12
    Monday 11th September 2017
  27. Hoopla! to launch dedicated London improv venue with 50-hour marathon
    Monday 11th September 2017
  28. Filming starts on Plebs Series 4
    Monday 11th September 2017
  29. Joe Lycett announces 2018 tour
    Friday 8th September 2017
  30. Comedy Central to launch Roast Battle UK
    Friday 8th September 2017
  31. Alice Lowe to make new film Timestalker
    Thursday 7th September 2017
  32. Adam Kay's book to be turned into TV series
    Thursday 7th September 2017
  33. French & Saunders to reunite for new TV special
    Thursday 7th September 2017
  34. Mrs Brown's Boys star to host studio entertainment show
    Wednesday 6th September 2017
  35. Writers' Guild launches Best Online Comedy Award
    Wednesday 6th September 2017
  36. Vicky McClure joins ITV2 comedy Action Team
    Wednesday 6th September 2017
  37. ITV to rest Play To The Whistle panel show
    Wednesday 6th September 2017
  38. Joe Pasquale to star in Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em stage show
    Wednesday 6th September 2017
  39. Alex Horne and Tim Key host quiz show pilot The Percentage Game
    Wednesday 6th September 2017
  40. Music festival film from Siblings & Inbetweeners producers
    Monday 4th September 2017
  41. Sarah Millican to host Radio 4 panel show
    Friday 1st September 2017

August 2017

  1. Channel 4 orders therapist comedy Hang Ups with Stephen Mangan
    Tuesday 29th August 2017
  2. Rob Beckett to host BBC singing show All Together Now
    Tuesday 29th August 2017
  3. Malcolm Hardee Awards 2017 results
    Saturday 26th August 2017
  4. Hannah Gadsby & John Robins win Edinburgh Comedy Awards
    Saturday 26th August 2017
  5. The League Of Gentlemen specials to be filmed in September
    Saturday 26th August 2017
  6. Fleabag Series 2 confirmed
    Friday 25th August 2017
  7. Maisie Adam wins 'So You Think You're Funny?' 2017
    Thursday 24th August 2017
  8. BBC One launches family-friendly take on Taskmaster
    Thursday 24th August 2017
  9. Full series for Man Like Mobeen
    Thursday 24th August 2017
  10. BBC Four announces Eddie Braben biopic
    Thursday 24th August 2017
  11. Edinburgh Comedy Awards shortlist 2017
    Wednesday 23rd August 2017
  12. E4 orders half-animated computer game comedy from Fresh Meat team
    Wednesday 23rd August 2017
  13. BBC confirms new League Of Gentlemen
    Wednesday 23rd August 2017
  14. Friday Night Dinner Series 5 confirmed
    Wednesday 23rd August 2017
  15. E4 sitcom Chewing Gum ends after two series
    Monday 21st August 2017
  16. The Kagools, Ian Smith & Rob Kemp win Amused Moose Awards
    Monday 21st August 2017
  17. Birds Of A Feather to return for new special
    Friday 18th August 2017
  18. Sir Bruce Forsyth dies aged 89
    Friday 18th August 2017
  19. BBC Radio 4 confirms 35 comedy commissions
    Thursday 17th August 2017
  20. Kelsey Grammer to guest star in Porters
    Wednesday 16th August 2017
  21. David Tennant & Michael Sheen will star in Good Omens
    Tuesday 15th August 2017
  22. Susan Calman joins Strictly Come Dancing
    Tuesday 15th August 2017
  23. Heidi Regan wins BBC New Comedy Award
    Sunday 13th August 2017
  24. Jack Gleadow wins second new comic award
    Sunday 13th August 2017
  25. Count Arthur Strong to end
    Monday 7th August 2017
  26. Comedy Central orders The Chris Ramsey Show Series 2
    Monday 7th August 2017
  27. Russell Howard to film Netflix special
    Friday 4th August 2017
  28. New TV format based on Peter Cook's satirical Establishment club
    Thursday 3rd August 2017
  29. Hywel Bennett dies aged 73
    Thursday 3rd August 2017
  30. Alan Partridge returns to the BBC as a pro-Brexit broadcaster
    Thursday 3rd August 2017
  31. Scottish Comedy Awards 2017 winners announced
    Wednesday 2nd August 2017
  32. Jack Gleadow wins Yorkshire New Comedian award
    Tuesday 1st August 2017
  33. BBC to launch comedy entertainment prank show Ready Or Not
    Tuesday 1st August 2017

July 2017

  1. Benedict Cumberbatch wants to make Cabin Pressure Series 5
    Sunday 30th July 2017
  2. The Rebel starring Simon Callow to return for Series 2
    Sunday 30th July 2017
  3. Channel 4 orders another series of Trigger Happy for All 4
    Friday 28th July 2017
  4. Peter Kay's Dance For Life to return in 2018
    Friday 28th July 2017
  5. Kayode Ewumi creates new BBC Three sitcom Enterprice
    Wednesday 26th July 2017
  6. Lily Brazier to star in BBC Three sitcom Wannabe
    Wednesday 26th July 2017
  7. BBC Three confirms Celebrity Voicemail pilot
    Wednesday 26th July 2017
  8. BBC Three to publish animated comedy Sticky
    Wednesday 26th July 2017
  9. BBC Three to show new sitcom Hailmakers
    Wednesday 26th July 2017
  10. BBC Three announces new show Chinese Burn
    Wednesday 26th July 2017
  11. Sarah Solemani and Brett Goldstein to star in BBC Two comedy
    Wednesday 26th July 2017
  12. Top cast announced for BBC Two sitcom pilot The Other One
    Wednesday 26th July 2017
  13. BBC Two announces new sketch show pilot Famalam
    Wednesday 26th July 2017
  14. BBC Comedy Playhouse to screen Tim Vine Travels Through Time
    Wednesday 26th July 2017
  15. Mister Winner announced as BBC Comedy Playhouse pilot
    Wednesday 26th July 2017
  16. Rob Beckett to star in BBC Comedy Playhouse pilot
    Wednesday 26th July 2017
  17. Sara Pascoe to publish new book 'Sex Power Money'
    Wednesday 26th July 2017
  18. Judge Rinder to host new Channel 4 entertainment show
    Wednesday 26th July 2017
  19. BBC Three sketch show Sabotage returns for Series 3
    Tuesday 25th July 2017
  20. Mel & Sue host The Generation Game
    Sunday 23rd July 2017
  21. Romesh Ranganathan to present Richard Pryor documentary
    Friday 21st July 2017
  22. This Country Series 2 confirmed by BBC Three
    Tuesday 18th July 2017
  23. Ruth Jones brings new sitcom to BBC Radio Wales
    Monday 17th July 2017
  24. E4 orders plane crash survivors sitcom High & Dry
    Monday 17th July 2017
  25. BBC announces bursary scheme in memory of Caroline Aherne
    Friday 14th July 2017
  26. Nick Helm to present food-based TV travel series
    Friday 14th July 2017
  27. John Challis working on Twelfth Man short film
    Wednesday 12th July 2017
  28. Dawn French is writing a book about turning 60
    Wednesday 12th July 2017
  29. Rory Cowan quits Mrs Brown's Boys
    Monday 10th July 2017
  30. Johnny Vegas and Sian Gibson star in Murder On The Blackpool Express
    Monday 10th July 2017
  31. Jason Byrne to host street-based game show Don't Say It, Bring It
    Friday 7th July 2017
  32. No Offence gets third series
    Thursday 6th July 2017
  33. Channel 4 orders new mental illness comedy drama, Pure
    Thursday 6th July 2017
  34. Murder In Successville and Chewing Gum win awards
    Thursday 6th July 2017
  35. Stephen Fry announces mini book tour
    Wednesday 5th July 2017
  36. Comedy Central extends 'Russell Howard & Mum: Road Trip' to Series 4
    Wednesday 5th July 2017
  37. Myriad Comic Cuts graphic novel competition launched
    Wednesday 5th July 2017
  38. Phil Davis to star in caravan comedy Static
    Monday 3rd July 2017
  39. Voice cast announced for new Dennis The Menace series
    Monday 3rd July 2017

June 2017

  1. Adrian Edmondson to star in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
    Friday 30th June 2017
  2. Drifters finishes after four series
    Wednesday 28th June 2017
  3. ITV to take veteran comedy acts to Las Vegas
    Wednesday 28th June 2017
  4. CBBC orders Series 4 of school sitcom So Awkward
    Wednesday 28th June 2017
  5. MTV to make American version of ITV2's Safeword
    Wednesday 28th June 2017
  6. White Gold Series 2 confirmed by BBC Two
    Wednesday 28th June 2017
  7. Channel 4 cancels Host The Week after first episode
    Tuesday 27th June 2017
  8. Russell Kane to present online show Rage Room
    Monday 26th June 2017
  9. Ellie Taylor announces 2018 tour
    Friday 23rd June 2017
  10. French & Saunders receive Comedy Legend Award
    Friday 23rd June 2017
  11. Iain Stirling announces 2018 tour
    Thursday 22nd June 2017
  12. Tom Allen to host new show The Persuaders
    Thursday 22nd June 2017
  13. Channel 4 signs up Miranda Hart
    Thursday 22nd June 2017
  14. Channel 4 picks up Harry Hill format The Remote Controller
    Thursday 22nd June 2017
  15. Alan Carr to present new show I Don't Like Mondays
    Thursday 22nd June 2017
  16. Channel 4 sitcom Derry Girls reveals plot and casting
    Wednesday 21st June 2017
  17. Unbroadcast pilot from The Idiot Bastard Band released online
    Wednesday 21st June 2017
  18. Jon Culshaw announces The Great British Take Off tour
    Tuesday 20th June 2017
  19. Comedians announce 'Lefty Scum' tour
    Tuesday 20th June 2017
  20. The Last Leg team launch online spin-off
    Tuesday 20th June 2017
  21. Tony Hawks to host Trust The Bucket comedy game show
    Monday 19th June 2017
  22. June Whitfield tops Queen's Birthday Honours
    Friday 16th June 2017
  23. All-star Grenfell Tower benefit comedy gig announced
    Thursday 15th June 2017
  24. New panel show 'Whatever' in development
    Thursday 15th June 2017
  25. Blackadder tops list of shows people would like to return
    Thursday 15th June 2017
  26. John Robins announces 2018 tour
    Thursday 15th June 2017
  27. Henry Normal to receive BAFTA Special Award
    Thursday 15th June 2017
  28. David Mitchell to host new comedy show Bring It On
    Thursday 15th June 2017
  29. James Farrell appointed Head of Development at BBC Studios
    Wednesday 14th June 2017
  30. Britain's Got Talent star Daliso Chaponda gets Radio 4 series
    Wednesday 14th June 2017
  31. Radio Wales to broadcast comedy about Brexit
    Tuesday 13th June 2017
  32. Taskmaster Series 5 line-up confirmed
    Tuesday 13th June 2017
  33. Mark Thomas announces 2017 tour
    Tuesday 13th June 2017
  34. Jessica Hynes and Adam Buxton guest star in The Crystal Maze
    Monday 12th June 2017
  35. Sky orders Sick Note Series 2 with Lindsay Lohan joining the cast
    Monday 12th June 2017
  36. Alan Partridge returns to the BBC
    Friday 9th June 2017
  37. ITV to pilot panel show featuring impressionists
    Friday 9th June 2017
  38. Frankie Boyle to publish new political satire book
    Friday 9th June 2017
  39. Scot Squad returns for Series 4
    Friday 9th June 2017
  40. Julian Clary to star in new black comedy play
    Friday 9th June 2017
  41. Alan Carr to host new version of The Price Is Right
    Friday 9th June 2017
  42. Fags, Mags And Bags to return for Series 7
    Friday 9th June 2017
  43. Sky Arts signs up top stars for Summer season
    Wednesday 7th June 2017
  44. David O'Doherty to pilot new TV sitcom Stuck
    Wednesday 7th June 2017
  45. Stars pay tribute to Ronnie Corbett in Westminster
    Wednesday 7th June 2017
  46. Channel 4 announces new show Host The Week
    Wednesday 7th June 2017
  47. South Bank Awards nominations announced
    Tuesday 6th June 2017
  48. Sarah Lancashire and Martin Freeman in Labour Of Love
    Tuesday 6th June 2017
  49. Peter Sallis dies aged 96
    Monday 5th June 2017
  50. Red Nose Day goes to China
    Thursday 1st June 2017
  51. Miranda could return 'in the next couple of years'
    Thursday 1st June 2017
  52. Ronnie Corbett's The Prince Of Denmark coming to DVD
    Thursday 1st June 2017
  53. Jonathan Pie announces 2018 tour
    Thursday 1st June 2017
  54. Married stand-ups Bobby Mair and Harriet Kemsley get TV series
    Thursday 1st June 2017
  55. Jamali Maddix documentary Hate Thy Neighbour gets second series
    Thursday 1st June 2017
  56. Roy Barraclough dies aged 81
    Thursday 1st June 2017

May 2017

  1. Tony Law to star in Radio 4 sitcom
    Wednesday 31st May 2017
  2. Alan Partridge promotes launch of paperback book via Twitter
    Wednesday 31st May 2017
  3. Katherine Ryan announces 2017 tour
    Wednesday 31st May 2017
  4. Filming under way on wrestling comedy Walk Like A Panther
    Wednesday 31st May 2017
  5. Research suggests viewers want more traditional sitcoms
    Wednesday 31st May 2017
  6. Comedians front E4 video encouraging people to vote
    Tuesday 30th May 2017
  7. Guests revealed for Harry Hill's Tea Time Series 2
    Tuesday 30th May 2017
  8. Hugh Dennis to host Best Adverts show for ITV
    Tuesday 30th May 2017
  9. New book about Goon Show writer Larry Stephens
    Tuesday 30th May 2017
  10. Richard Herring announces he is to become a father again
    Saturday 27th May 2017
  11. Linda Robson says producers tried to re-cast Birds Of A Feather
    Friday 26th May 2017
  12. Richard Ayoade hosts The Crystal Maze - First pictures
    Friday 26th May 2017
  13. Milton Jones extends tour into 2018
    Friday 26th May 2017
  14. Russell Howard sets stand-up record in China
    Friday 26th May 2017
  15. Luisa Omielan to present Politics For Bitches on BBC Three
    Friday 26th May 2017
  16. BBC One orders political Tracey Ullman's Show special
    Friday 26th May 2017
  17. BBC Two orders Philomena Cunk series
    Friday 26th May 2017
  18. Cast announced for Jack Whitehall's Bounty Hunters
    Friday 26th May 2017
  19. Tom Allen to host The Great British Joke-Off panel show
    Thursday 25th May 2017
  20. Comedy Central signs up Joel Dommett and Nish Kumar
    Wednesday 24th May 2017
  21. Comedy Central to broadcast Soho Theatre Live stand-up shows
    Wednesday 24th May 2017
  22. Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin bring Election Spy to BBC Two
    Tuesday 23rd May 2017
  23. Jayde Adams working on TV sitcom
    Tuesday 23rd May 2017
  24. Vic Reeves to guest star in Coronation Street
    Tuesday 23rd May 2017
  25. Sky 1 orders new comedy drama Living The Dream
    Tuesday 23rd May 2017
  26. Iain Stirling to host ITV2's CelebAbility
    Monday 22nd May 2017
  27. Nick Frost to star in Captain Pugwash film
    Friday 19th May 2017
  28. Johnny English 3 to be released in 2018
    Thursday 18th May 2017
  29. Comedy shows in the running for Broadcast Digital Awards 2017
    Thursday 18th May 2017
  30. 50ft pictures of Billy Connolly erected in Glasgow
    Thursday 18th May 2017
  31. BBC orders Vic & Bob's Big Night Out special
    Thursday 18th May 2017
  32. Frankie Boyle's New World Order launches on BBC Two in June
    Wednesday 17th May 2017
  33. League Of Gentlemen TV special planned for Christmas
    Wednesday 17th May 2017
  34. Fans invited to Ronnie Corbett memorial at Westminster Abbey
    Wednesday 17th May 2017
  35. Cold Feet novel to chart 'The Lost Years'
    Wednesday 17th May 2017
  36. David Baddiel to tour hit stand-up show 'My Family: Not The Sitcom'
    Wednesday 17th May 2017
  37. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to make new film Slaughterhouse Rulez
    Tuesday 16th May 2017
  38. Tim Vine to record time travel comedy for TV
    Tuesday 16th May 2017
  39. The Penny Dreadfuls to present spy spoof on Radio 4
    Tuesday 16th May 2017
  40. Miranda rules out a film but considers return to TV series
    Tuesday 16th May 2017
  41. Channel 4's Alternative Election Night to return
    Monday 15th May 2017
  42. Sign language sketch show to be broadcast on TV
    Monday 15th May 2017
  43. Victoria Wood statue to be erected in Bury Library Gardens
    Monday 15th May 2017
  44. BAFTA Awards 2017 - Comedy Winners
    Sunday 14th May 2017
  45. Mel Giedroyc to host new panel show Mind The Gap
    Friday 12th May 2017
  46. Mel & Sue to present The Generation Game?
    Friday 12th May 2017
  47. Gein's Family Giftshop return to BBC Radio Wales
    Thursday 11th May 2017
  48. Russell Kane to present Facebook Live show
    Thursday 11th May 2017
  49. ITV2 orders new comedy series Action Team
    Wednesday 10th May 2017
  50. BBC Two orders more Philomena Cunk specials
    Tuesday 9th May 2017
  51. BBC developing sitcom about scaffolders
    Tuesday 9th May 2017
  52. Chris Ramsey takes over from Russell Howard on Stand Up Central
    Tuesday 9th May 2017
  53. BBC Three to make The Young Offenders series
    Monday 8th May 2017
  54. Unspun With Matt Forde gets 2 more series, including election specials
    Monday 8th May 2017
  55. Bill Bailey 2018 tour announced
    Monday 8th May 2017
  56. Radio 4 orders a second series of Women Talking About Cars
    Friday 5th May 2017
  57. Production under way on dog-based British comedy film Patrick
    Friday 5th May 2017
  58. Limmy working on new TV comedy format
    Friday 5th May 2017
  59. Ross Noble to take on motorbike challenge for TV show
    Friday 5th May 2017
  60. Tickets on sale for Austentatious tour
    Thursday 4th May 2017
  61. Kayvan Novak developing voicemail show for BBC Three
    Tuesday 2nd May 2017
  62. No Series 3 for Peter Kay's Car Share
    Tuesday 2nd May 2017
  63. Rob Brydon to star in new film Swimming With Men
    Tuesday 2nd May 2017
  64. Mr Bean to play charades on Facebook Live
    Tuesday 2nd May 2017
  65. 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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