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British Comedy Guide 2018 News Archive

Here is a list of all the news stories we published in 2018.

April 2018

  1. Radio 4 to broadcast un-heard Victoria Wood material
    Thursday 26th April 2018
  2. Aardman creating Chicken Run sequel
    Thursday 26th April 2018
  3. Chuckle Brothers return to TV in new Channel 5 show
    Thursday 26th April 2018
  4. Jack Whitehall YouTube football series books top stars
    Thursday 26th April 2018
  5. Rob Delaney to host Stand Up Central Series 4
    Thursday 26th April 2018
  6. Dave returns to Munty with Zapped Series 3
    Thursday 26th April 2018
  7. Porters Series 2 confirmed
    Thursday 26th April 2018
  8. Eric Idle to publish 'Sortabiography' memoirs
    Wednesday 25th April 2018
  9. Mo Gilligan to host Channel 4 pilot
    Wednesday 25th April 2018
  10. Comedies crowd top 100 missing TV shows list
    Tuesday 24th April 2018
  11. BBC to make more online sketches
    Tuesday 24th April 2018
  12. Alex Horne pens Taskmaster book
    Tuesday 24th April 2018
  13. ITV plans football quiz show with Tim Vine
    Monday 23rd April 2018
  14. Sally Phillips headlines BBC Wales comedy season
    Monday 23rd April 2018
  15. Bill Bailey announces West End run
    Monday 23rd April 2018
  16. Inside No. 9 and This Country win BAFTAs
    Sunday 22nd April 2018
  17. Pete Latham wins Bath Comedy Festival New Act Competition
    Saturday 21st April 2018
  18. Joe Lycett to host The Great British Sewing Bee
    Friday 20th April 2018
  19. BBC confirms This Country special and Series 3
    Friday 20th April 2018
  20. Netflix orders new Idris Elba comedy Turn Up Charlie
    Thursday 19th April 2018
  21. Richard Herring gets Emergency Questions publishing deal
    Thursday 19th April 2018
  22. The Wrong Mans to be re-made in America
    Tuesday 17th April 2018
  23. Comedy writer Neil Shand dies aged 84
    Monday 16th April 2018
  24. Comedy writer Ronald Chesney dies aged 98
    Monday 16th April 2018
  25. Bad Snappers stars sign Comedy Central deal
    Monday 16th April 2018
  26. Joe Lycett gets C4 consumer rights pilot
    Friday 13th April 2018
  27. This Country Series 3 in development
    Thursday 12th April 2018
  28. W1A star Alex Beckett dies
    Thursday 12th April 2018
  29. Lee Mack joins The Museum Of Curiosity
    Thursday 12th April 2018
  30. Sara Pascoe and Aisling Bea pilot Radio 2 chat show
    Wednesday 11th April 2018
  31. Mackenzie Crook developing new version of Worzel Gummidge
    Monday 9th April 2018
  32. Susan Calman explores depression in new BBC podcast
    Monday 9th April 2018
  33. BBC launches 2018 New Comedy Award
    Monday 9th April 2018
  34. Stiff & Kitsch win Musical Comedy Awards 2018
    Saturday 7th April 2018
  35. Rachel Parris wins Bath Plug Award
    Saturday 7th April 2018
  36. Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em could return to TV with Joe Pasquale
    Friday 6th April 2018
  37. No Such Thing As A Fish team return with 2018 book
    Thursday 5th April 2018
  38. Beano accuses Jacob Rees-Mogg of impersonating Walter Brown
    Wednesday 4th April 2018
  39. BAFTA TV Awards 2018 - comedy nominees
    Wednesday 4th April 2018
  40. Shakespeare & Hathaway gets a second series
    Tuesday 3rd April 2018

March 2018

  1. Bill Maynard dies aged 89
    Friday 30th March 2018
  2. CBBC's So Awkward to publish Scrapbook tie-in
    Friday 30th March 2018
  3. Peter Kay's Car Share to return in May
    Thursday 29th March 2018
  4. The Quanderhorn Xperimentations to become a book
    Thursday 29th March 2018
  5. The Keith & Paddy Picture Show Series 2 guest stars revealed
    Thursday 29th March 2018
  6. Nicholas Parsons collects Legend Of Comedy Award
    Monday 26th March 2018
  7. BAME sketch show Famalam returning to BBC Three
    Monday 26th March 2018
  8. Radio 2 announces Comedy Showcase 2018 line-up
    Friday 23rd March 2018
  9. BBC set to broadcast Stewart Lee stand-up show
    Thursday 22nd March 2018
  10. BBC Scotland announces Limmy's return
    Wednesday 21st March 2018
  11. David Nobbs Memorial Trust launches 2018 writing competition
    Wednesday 21st March 2018
  12. This Country wins three RTS Awards
    Tuesday 20th March 2018
  13. Alan Carr to present ITV karaoke show
    Tuesday 20th March 2018
  14. Chortle Awards 2018 results
    Monday 19th March 2018
  15. Julian Clary hosts new Radio 2 panel show pilot
    Monday 19th March 2018
  16. Lee Mack to host new comedy game show
    Friday 16th March 2018
  17. Bradley Walsh to star in new Radio 2 sitcom
    Friday 16th March 2018
  18. Woman goes to hospital after laughing too hard at Michael McIntyre
    Friday 16th March 2018
  19. Comedy Central orders more online comedy series
    Thursday 15th March 2018
  20. Jim Bowen dies aged 80
    Wednesday 14th March 2018
  21. Josh Widdicombe to host 'life hack' show
    Wednesday 14th March 2018
  22. Joe Lycett to host 'consumer justice' comedy pilot
    Tuesday 13th March 2018
  23. BBC to launch new podcast featuring comedian interviews
    Tuesday 13th March 2018
  24. Funny Women Awards 2017 results
    Tuesday 13th March 2018
  25. Top stars announced for Sky Arts 2018 Urban Myths
    Monday 12th March 2018
  26. Shane Richie to star in Radio 2 sitcom
    Monday 12th March 2018
  27. Channel 4 orders The Windsors wedding special
    Monday 12th March 2018
  28. Craft Of Comedy conference launches 2018 competition
    Monday 12th March 2018
  29. Sir Ken Dodd dies age 90
    Monday 12th March 2018
  30. David Baddiel's new show to take on internet trolls
    Friday 9th March 2018
  31. People Just Do Nothing Series 5 confirmed
    Friday 9th March 2018
  32. Gold announces Young Ones documentaries
    Friday 9th March 2018
  33. Lee Mack to film live episode of Not Going Out
    Friday 9th March 2018
  34. Comedians star in BBC comedy quiz show Ready Or Not
    Thursday 8th March 2018
  35. Martin Freeman films BBC comedy pilot Breeders
    Wednesday 7th March 2018
  36. Scottish Comedy Awards 2018 nominations
    Wednesday 7th March 2018
  37. Motherland to return for Series 2
    Wednesday 7th March 2018
  38. Russell Kane hosts new BBC podcast Evil Genius
    Wednesday 7th March 2018
  39. This Country stars lead comedy-related RTS Awards nominations
    Wednesday 7th March 2018
  40. BBC to broadcast Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Killing Eve
    Wednesday 7th March 2018
  41. BBC Three orders a series of new sitcom Enterprice
    Wednesday 7th March 2018
  42. Plebs Series 4 launches in April with a cast change
    Tuesday 6th March 2018
  43. ITV3 to broadcast Larry Grayson documentary
    Tuesday 6th March 2018
  44. British-African TV channel launches with new comedy
    Monday 5th March 2018
  45. Funny Women Awards 2017 final line-up revealed
    Monday 5th March 2018
  46. French & Saunders are planning a film
    Monday 5th March 2018
  47. The Horne Section to film TV special
    Monday 5th March 2018
  48. Comedy fans invited to play WiFi Wars online before Go 8 Bit
    Friday 2nd March 2018
  49. Sofie Hagen prepares book about fatness
    Friday 2nd March 2018
  50. Vikki Stone publishes comic concerto
    Friday 2nd March 2018
  51. Camilla Cleese to star in new film One Night In Bath
    Friday 2nd March 2018
  52. The Nightly Show cancelled
    Thursday 1st March 2018
  53. Sara Cox to host Radio 2 comedy 'What If...?'
    Thursday 1st March 2018
  54. Terry Pratchett series The Watch coming to TV
    Thursday 1st March 2018

February 2018

  1. Stuart Goldsmith and Rhod Gilbert to host new comedy pilot
    Monday 26th February 2018
  2. Radio station Union JACK launches comedian interview show
    Monday 26th February 2018
  3. Jack Gleadow wins Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year 2018
    Sunday 25th February 2018
  4. Dibley's Emma Chambers dies aged 53
    Saturday 24th February 2018
  5. Channel 4 orders prank special Riot Girls
    Friday 23rd February 2018
  6. Nina Conti to host comedy game show pilot Face Time
    Friday 23rd February 2018
  7. Mrs Brown's Boys stars to film BBC panel show For Facts Sake
    Friday 23rd February 2018
  8. The Mash Report recommissioned
    Thursday 22nd February 2018
  9. Phoebe Waller-Bridge developing TV comedy thriller
    Thursday 22nd February 2018
  10. New version of Porridge ends after one series
    Thursday 22nd February 2018
  11. Taskmaster gets 40 more episodes
    Thursday 22nd February 2018
  12. Sophie Willan wins Caroline Aherne Bursary
    Tuesday 20th February 2018
  13. Miss Holland comes to BBC Three
    Tuesday 20th February 2018
  14. Lynn re-joins Alan Partridge for his new BBC sitcom
    Tuesday 20th February 2018
  15. CelebAbility to return for Series 2
    Monday 19th February 2018
  16. Millions watch Hold The Sunset
    Monday 19th February 2018
  17. Stephen Hawking to guest star in new Hitchhiker's Guide
    Sunday 18th February 2018
  18. James Acaster brings four shows to Netflix
    Friday 16th February 2018
  19. Alan Carr lined up to host Les Dawson tribute
    Friday 16th February 2018
  20. Channel 4 orders computer game show with Rob Beckett
    Monday 12th February 2018
  21. Alan Partridge returns to BBC One in magazine show
    Monday 12th February 2018
  22. Romesh Ranganathan replaces Jack Whitehall on A League Of Their Own
    Friday 9th February 2018
  23. Julia Davis comedy Camping to be remade in USA
    Friday 9th February 2018
  24. Filming under way on BBC Three series Wannabe
    Friday 9th February 2018
  25. Russell Brand to star as hitman in Butterfingers
    Thursday 8th February 2018
  26. Channel 4 developing chat show with Jimmy Carr
    Thursday 8th February 2018
  27. Sue Perkins amongst the stars hosting new Audible podcasts
    Thursday 8th February 2018
  28. BBC orders The Young Offenders Series 2
    Thursday 8th February 2018
  29. Catastrophe, Taskmaster & Horrible Histories win at Broadcast Awards
    Wednesday 7th February 2018
  30. Chortle Awards 2018 nominees
    Wednesday 7th February 2018
  31. Drag queen band Denim developing TV comedy drama
    Wednesday 7th February 2018
  32. Inside No. 9 Series 5 commissioned
    Tuesday 6th February 2018
  33. Sky orders impressionist satire Re-Dub!
    Thursday 1st February 2018

January 2018

  1. New line-up for The Noise Next Door
    Monday 29th January 2018
  2. Inside No. 9 named Comedy Of The Year 2017
    Monday 29th January 2018
  3. Hardeep Singh Kohli to host multicultural Radio 4 sketch show
    Monday 29th January 2018
  4. Comedy Central to film Joel & Nish Vs The World Series 2
    Friday 26th January 2018
  5. Maid Marian live stage show in development
    Thursday 25th January 2018
  6. Upstart Crow Series 3 guest stars announced
    Thursday 25th January 2018
  7. Radio 1 announces return to comedy
    Thursday 25th January 2018
  8. Stewart Francis announces final tour, Into The Punset
    Wednesday 24th January 2018
  9. Car Share wins at National TV Awards 2018
    Tuesday 23rd January 2018
  10. Romesh Ranganathan to host Sky comedy pilot
    Tuesday 23rd January 2018
  11. Jon Richardson to host a new show about his worries
    Tuesday 23rd January 2018
  12. UKTV orders Judge Romesh to address the nation's problems
    Tuesday 23rd January 2018
  13. Martin Clunes to star in driving instructor sitcom
    Thursday 18th January 2018
  14. Your Face Or Mine returns to Comedy Central for two more series
    Tuesday 16th January 2018
  15. ITV to celebrate 10 series of Benidorm
    Tuesday 16th January 2018
  16. Inside No. 9 writers amongst Writers' Guild Awards 2018 winners
    Monday 15th January 2018
  17. Agatha Raisin to return
    Monday 15th January 2018
  18. Comedy.co.uk Awards 2017 shortlist
    Monday 15th January 2018
  19. Comedy actor Bella Emberg dies aged 80
    Saturday 13th January 2018
  20. Michaela Coel confirms plans for Chewing Gum Series 3
    Thursday 11th January 2018
  21. Second series for Derry Girls
    Thursday 11th January 2018
  22. Miranda Hart denies her sitcom's return for Series 4
    Thursday 11th January 2018
  23. Keith & Paddy Picture Show to return
    Thursday 11th January 2018
  24. National Television Awards shortlist published
    Tuesday 9th January 2018
  25. Radio 4's Alone to return for full series
    Tuesday 9th January 2018
  26. Paddington 2 & Death Of Stalin receive BAFTA nominations
    Tuesday 9th January 2018
  27. Suki Webster and Paul Merton to record radio play
    Thursday 4th January 2018
  28. Radio comedies shortlisted for BBC Audio Awards 2018
    Thursday 4th January 2018

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