British Comedy Guide 2016 News Archive

Here is a list of all the news stories we published in 2016.

December 2016

  1. Ken Dodd awarded knighthood
    Friday 30th December 2016
  2. Actor Liz Smith dies
    Monday 26th December 2016
  3. James Acaster to write a book
    Friday 23rd December 2016
  4. Radio 4 to broadcast six comedy pilots on one day
    Wednesday 21st December 2016
  5. Crackanory Series 4 stories revealed
    Wednesday 21st December 2016
  6. Jeff Innocent named best comedian in Comics' Comic Awards 2016
    Tuesday 20th December 2016
  7. 4Music announces sketch show pilot Pop Sludge
    Tuesday 20th December 2016
  8. BBC One to pilot animated sketch show Doodlebugs
    Tuesday 20th December 2016
  9. Two Doors Down Series 3 ordered
    Monday 19th December 2016
  10. Have I Got News For You uses handbag to replace MP Nicky Morgan
    Friday 16th December 2016
  11. Radio 4 Extra to interview comedy producers
    Friday 16th December 2016
  12. The Prince of Wales marks 50 years of Just A Minute
    Friday 16th December 2016
  13. Jack Dee's HelpDesk returns to tackle Donald Trump questions
    Thursday 15th December 2016
  14. Joel Dommett announces London stand-up show
    Thursday 15th December 2016
  15. Two more series for Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit
    Thursday 15th December 2016
  16. BBC orders two more series of Not Going Out
    Wednesday 14th December 2016
  17. Griff Rhys Jones, Lee Mack and Mat Horne to star in The Miser
    Monday 12th December 2016
  18. BBC to broadcast Graham Norton's Big Red Chair special
    Monday 12th December 2016
  19. Angela Barnes to take over Newsjack
    Monday 12th December 2016
  20. Filming nearly complete on British comedy film Finding Your Feet
    Monday 12th December 2016
  21. Jo Brand and David Mitchell add voices to Peppa Pig film
    Monday 12th December 2016
  22. Dawn French's A Tiny Bit Marvellous to become TV series
    Friday 9th December 2016
  23. Sue Perkins to host Radio 4 panel show about local newspapers
    Thursday 8th December 2016
  24. Recovered 'Not Only... But Also...' sketches to be shown on TV
    Thursday 8th December 2016
  25. New Peter Kay's Car Share sketch to air on Christmas Eve
    Thursday 8th December 2016
  26. BBC orders full series of Home From Home
    Wednesday 7th December 2016
  27. David Nobbs Memorial Trust to launch writing competition
    Tuesday 6th December 2016
  28. Porridge star Peter Vaughan dies aged 93
    Tuesday 6th December 2016
  29. Writers' Guild Of Great Britain 2017 shortlist announced
    Tuesday 6th December 2016
  30. Whack-O! episodes rediscovered
    Tuesday 6th December 2016
  31. Radio 4 to broadcast Ronnie Corbett tribute
    Sunday 4th December 2016
  32. Harry Secombe's son to play his roles in The Missing Hancocks
    Friday 2nd December 2016
  33. Ricky Gervais tickets on sale for 2017 tour
    Friday 2nd December 2016
  34. Andrew Sachs dies aged 86
    Thursday 1st December 2016
  35. Sacha Baron Cohen to star in new film Greed
    Thursday 1st December 2016

November 2016

  1. Peter Kay to join Johnnie Walker for Radio 2 road trip special
    Wednesday 30th November 2016
  2. Jimmy Carr to become a judge in Channel 4 pilot
    Wednesday 30th November 2016
  3. Harry Hill to star in Radio 4 prison sitcom
    Wednesday 30th November 2016
  4. Meet The Wife DVD recall
    Tuesday 29th November 2016
  5. Russell Howard to make new comedy show for Sky 1
    Tuesday 29th November 2016
  6. Lost Hugh And I and Here's Harry episodes discovered
    Monday 28th November 2016
  7. Joe Pasquale to play Frank Spencer in Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em Live
    Monday 28th November 2016
  8. Midlands Comedy Awards 2016 winners
    Monday 28th November 2016
  9. Jennifer Saunders says no to more Ab Fab
    Monday 28th November 2016
  10. People Just Do Nothing film planned
    Sunday 27th November 2016
  11. Filming starts on horror comedy film Fanged Up
    Friday 25th November 2016
  12. David Walliams to launch The Nightly Show on ITV
    Friday 25th November 2016
  13. ITV orders The Keith And Paddy Picture Show
    Thursday 24th November 2016
  14. Comedies up for Broadcast Awards 2017
    Thursday 24th November 2016
  15. Jimmy Carr to bring back Your Face Or Mine
    Thursday 24th November 2016
  16. Michael McIntyre's Big Show Series 3 confirmed
    Wednesday 23rd November 2016
  17. Radio 4 reveals Christmas comedy highlights
    Tuesday 22nd November 2016
  18. 14 comedy shows up for BBC Audio Awards 2017
    Tuesday 22nd November 2016
  19. Radio 4 to record new sitcom Alone
    Monday 21st November 2016
  20. Michael McIntyre's Big Show gets big ratings
    Monday 21st November 2016
  21. BBC announces Outnumbered Christmas special
    Monday 21st November 2016
  22. Micky Flanagan tickets on sale now for 2017 tour
    Saturday 19th November 2016
  23. Romesh Ranganathan to host BBC Two pilot That's It For The Week
    Friday 18th November 2016
  24. Mrs Brown's Boys Live tour extended
    Friday 18th November 2016
  25. Gaby Roslin to host Radio 4 film panel show
    Thursday 17th November 2016
  26. Bath Comedy Festival to expand thanks to Arts Council Grant
    Thursday 17th November 2016
  27. Miriam Margolyes to star in new BBC Four comedy Bucket
    Thursday 17th November 2016
  28. BBC Two to pilot comedy science show
    Wednesday 16th November 2016
  29. Channel 4 orders full series of Mitchell & Webb comedy 'Back'
    Tuesday 15th November 2016
  30. UK comedy streaming service NextUp launches
    Tuesday 15th November 2016
  31. Chris Ramsey to host Series 4 of E4's Virtually Famous
    Monday 14th November 2016
  32. W1A Series 3 to be filmed in February 2017
    Friday 11th November 2016
  33. Micky Flanagan films new series for Sky
    Friday 11th November 2016
  34. Milton Jones Live 2017 tour announced
    Friday 11th November 2016
  35. Claudia Winkleman hosts Do The Right Thing TV pilot
    Thursday 10th November 2016
  36. Sky Atlantic announces new comedy Bliss
    Thursday 10th November 2016
  37. Inbetweeners creators film new BBC comedy drama Ill Behaviour
    Thursday 10th November 2016
  38. Man Down Series 4 confirmed
    Tuesday 8th November 2016
  39. Donal Vaughan and Josh Pugh win stand-up competitions
    Tuesday 8th November 2016
  40. BBC Two orders Revolution Will Be Televised sequel Revolting
    Tuesday 8th November 2016
  41. Harry Hill to pilot Radio 4 show 'Spoot!'
    Monday 7th November 2016
  42. Sheridan Smith stars in Jo Brand film The More You Ignore Me
    Monday 7th November 2016
  43. Series 3 for Josh
    Friday 4th November 2016
  44. Jamie Demetriou gets E4 lettings agency comedy
    Thursday 3rd November 2016
  45. Gold orders Murder On The Blackpool Express
    Thursday 3rd November 2016
  46. David Walliams to host Royal Variety Performance 2016
    Thursday 3rd November 2016
  47. Taskmaster Series 4 line-up revealed
    Tuesday 1st November 2016

October 2016

  1. Only Fools And Horses is TV's most-watched ever show
    Monday 31st October 2016
  2. Inside No. 9 returns at Christmas
    Sunday 30th October 2016
  3. Mel and Sue to present Let's Sing And Dance For Comic Relief
    Friday 28th October 2016
  4. Stand-up showcase Live From The BBC to return
    Friday 28th October 2016
  5. Danny Baker announces his first stand-up tour
    Friday 28th October 2016
  6. Punch, Marsay and Tennant in new lesbian rom-com
    Thursday 27th October 2016
  7. BBC Three to launch Sexy Murder series
    Thursday 27th October 2016
  8. ITV to spend millions on The Nightly Show
    Wednesday 26th October 2016
  9. Comedian and studio warm-up man Bobby Bragg dies
    Wednesday 26th October 2016
  10. Armstrong & Miller reunite for Radio 4 special
    Wednesday 26th October 2016
  11. Casting announced for Channel 4 comedy drama Loaded
    Wednesday 26th October 2016
  12. Shaun The Sheep Movie 2 confirmed
    Tuesday 25th October 2016
  13. Channel 4's 2012 pilot Bad Sugar to be re-made in USA
    Monday 24th October 2016
  14. Jimmy Perry dies aged 93
    Sunday 23rd October 2016
  15. David Walliams and Rob Brydon to voice Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes
    Friday 21st October 2016
  16. Peter Kay to present Dance For Life 2017
    Thursday 20th October 2016
  17. Frankie Boyle to present US election comedy show
    Thursday 20th October 2016
  18. Tom Hiddleston joins the cast of Early Man
    Thursday 20th October 2016
  19. ITV sitcom Benidorm to be remade in America
    Thursday 20th October 2016
  20. BBC Scotland unveils Halloween comedy horror
    Wednesday 19th October 2016
  21. Elis James to host Radio 4 stand-up show State Of The Nations
    Tuesday 18th October 2016
  22. Comedians to become agony aunts for UKTV series
    Tuesday 18th October 2016
  23. BBC wants to bring back The League Of Gentlemen
    Tuesday 18th October 2016
  24. Radio 4 to pilot Kieran Hodgson gym sitcom Sweats
    Tuesday 18th October 2016
  25. Filming starts on Paddington 2
    Tuesday 18th October 2016
  26. Raised By Wolves launches crowdfunding campaign
    Tuesday 18th October 2016
  27. Radio 4's Women Talking About Cars signs up top guests
    Monday 17th October 2016
  28. Cold Feet to return in 2017
    Monday 17th October 2016
  29. Miranda to return 'in some form'
    Sunday 16th October 2016
  30. John Cleese to star in new BBC sitcom Edith
    Sunday 16th October 2016
  31. Last Of The Summer Wine's Jean Alexander dies aged 90
    Saturday 15th October 2016
  32. Russell Brand resurrects The Trews and announces new tour
    Friday 14th October 2016
  33. Matt Lucas to publish autobiography
    Friday 14th October 2016
  34. Mr Biffo series smashes Kickstarter target in first 24 hours
    Thursday 13th October 2016
  35. Do The Right Thing podcast gets TV pilot
    Thursday 13th October 2016
  36. ITV2 orders new comedies featuring diverse talent
    Thursday 13th October 2016
  37. Crackanory Series 4 confirmed
    Thursday 13th October 2016
  38. 8 Out Of 10 Cats returns with new team captains
    Wednesday 12th October 2016
  39. Scottish sketch show Burnistoun to return to TV
    Tuesday 11th October 2016
  40. Alan Carr's Chatty Man looks set to end
    Sunday 9th October 2016
  41. Bill Bailey gets BBC wildlife park sitcom
    Saturday 8th October 2016
  42. Russell Brand to publish a book on addiction
    Saturday 8th October 2016
  43. BBC One orders Hospital People series
    Friday 7th October 2016
  44. ITV cancels comedy hypnotism show You're Back In The Room
    Friday 7th October 2016
  45. Radio 4 to make Women Talking About Cars
    Thursday 6th October 2016
  46. BBC commissioner calls for more mainstream comedies
    Thursday 6th October 2016
  47. BBC Three pilot A Brief History Of Tim to become a series
    Thursday 6th October 2016
  48. BBC One orders six more episodes of Porridge
    Thursday 6th October 2016
  49. BBC Two orders a full series of Motherland
    Thursday 6th October 2016
  50. Radio 4 axes David Baddiel's Don't Make Me Laugh
    Wednesday 5th October 2016
  51. Winners of major CTBF comedy writing competition announced
    Wednesday 5th October 2016
  52. CBBC to air CGI series starring Dennis The Menace
    Tuesday 4th October 2016
  53. Dave orders Taskmaster Series 4 and Series 5
    Monday 3rd October 2016

September 2016

  1. Red Dwarf stage show considered
    Friday 30th September 2016
  2. Sky Arts reveals Halloween shorts
    Thursday 29th September 2016
  3. John Bishop announces 2017 tour, 'Winging It'
    Thursday 29th September 2016
  4. Still Game Live 2 announced for February 2017
    Thursday 29th September 2016
  5. Funny Women Awards 2016 winners announced
    Thursday 29th September 2016
  6. BBC cancels Boy Meets Girl
    Thursday 29th September 2016
  7. Morecambe & Wise statue for Blackpool
    Thursday 29th September 2016
  8. Terry Jones to be awarded amidst dementia diagnosis
    Friday 23rd September 2016
  9. BBC to pilot new Mrs Brown's Boys entertainment show
    Thursday 22nd September 2016
  10. Stephen Fry's US sitcom The Great Indoors comes to ITV2
    Wednesday 21st September 2016
  11. Flowers to return to Channel 4 for Series 2
    Monday 19th September 2016
  12. Alan Carr to host Christmas TV quiz
    Monday 19th September 2016
  13. Jon Richardson's Dead Worried is coming to Channel 4
    Saturday 17th September 2016
  14. Rhod Gilbert to host 'The Apprentice: You're Fired'
    Saturday 17th September 2016
  15. Filming begins on The Trip To Spain
    Thursday 15th September 2016
  16. Christmas specials for The Windsors
    Thursday 15th September 2016
  17. Raised By Wolves wins international Rose d'Or Award
    Tuesday 13th September 2016
  18. Charles Edwards to star in Henry IX
    Tuesday 13th September 2016
  19. Colin Murray returns to Fighting Talk
    Tuesday 13th September 2016
  20. Still Open All Hours Series 3 confirmed
    Monday 12th September 2016
  21. Trigger Happy TV return confirmed
    Friday 9th September 2016
  22. No Such Thing As The News returns for Series 2
    Friday 9th September 2016
  23. David Suchet joins Peter Pan Goes Wrong
    Friday 9th September 2016
  24. Imelda Staunton & Celia Imrie lead OAP dance comedy cast
    Thursday 8th September 2016
  25. Walliams & Friend guest stars announced
    Wednesday 7th September 2016
  26. Gold orders We Have Been Watching
    Tuesday 6th September 2016
  27. Marcus Brigstocke to star in Joy Of Techs gadget series
    Monday 5th September 2016
  28. Drunk History UK to return for Series 3
    Sunday 4th September 2016
  29. John Bishop to host The World Cup Of Everything panel show
    Sunday 4th September 2016
  30. Alan Carr's Happy Hour coming to Channel 4
    Sunday 4th September 2016
  31. Stephen Merchant to host Crystal Maze revival
    Thursday 1st September 2016

August 2016

  1. Comedy Central orders Feeding Chris Ramsey series
    Wednesday 31st August 2016
  2. Sky 1 orders Trollied Series 6
    Tuesday 30th August 2016
  3. More than 5m watch Are You Being Served?
    Monday 29th August 2016
  4. Richard Gadd wins Edinburgh Comedy Award
    Saturday 27th August 2016
  5. New BBC sitcom for John Cleese
    Friday 26th August 2016
  6. Gogglebox producers to make new BBC Two comedy show
    Friday 26th August 2016
  7. BBC Two sitcom White Gold reunites half of The Inbetweeners
    Friday 26th August 2016
  8. V&A Museum acquires Tommy Cooper Collection
    Friday 26th August 2016
  9. Radio 4 announces 18 new comedy shows
    Friday 26th August 2016
  10. Channel 5 orders Borderline Series 2
    Thursday 25th August 2016
  11. Dawn French to host new ITV entertainment series
    Thursday 25th August 2016
  12. Harry Hill returns to ITV
    Thursday 25th August 2016
  13. Sky orders 3 more series of A League Of Their Own and 2nd US trip
    Thursday 25th August 2016
  14. BBC Two to make Nigel Farage comedy
    Thursday 25th August 2016
  15. Bisexual sitcom coming to Channel 4
    Wednesday 24th August 2016
  16. Channel 4 orders 1990s Northern Ireland sitcom
    Wednesday 24th August 2016
  17. Not Going Out to return... with three kids
    Wednesday 24th August 2016
  18. ITV2 orders new sitcom Timewasters
    Wednesday 24th August 2016
  19. Writer Sir Antony Jay dies aged 86
    Tuesday 23rd August 2016
  20. Vic Reeves to look at conceptual art for BBC Four
    Tuesday 23rd August 2016
  21. ITV orders new Blankety Blank special with David Walliams
    Tuesday 23rd August 2016
  22. Eric Idle to resurrect Rutland Weekend Television
    Tuesday 23rd August 2016
  23. Mrs Brown's Boys named best sitcom since 2000
    Monday 22nd August 2016
  24. Brian Rix dies aged 92
    Saturday 20th August 2016
  25. Jake Yapp gets Radio 4 show
    Friday 19th August 2016
  26. John Cleese to be given Rose d'Or Lifetime Achievement award
    Tuesday 16th August 2016
  27. Missing Till Death Us Do Part episode discovered
    Monday 15th August 2016
  28. BBC to screen Peter Pan Goes Wrong
    Monday 15th August 2016
  29. Jethro Bradley wins BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2016
    Sunday 14th August 2016
  30. Richard Wilson suffers heart attack
    Friday 12th August 2016
  31. BBC Three reveals 2016 Comedy Feeds
    Friday 12th August 2016
  32. BBC Two announces three sitcom pilots
    Wednesday 10th August 2016
  33. Fighting Talk hosts step down
    Tuesday 9th August 2016
  34. Raised By Wolves cancelled by Channel 4
    Tuesday 9th August 2016
  35. Goodnight Sweetheart cast revealed
    Friday 5th August 2016
  36. Cast announced for Dawn French's Delicious
    Thursday 4th August 2016
  37. BBC confirms new Jonathan Creek special, Daemons' Roost
    Tuesday 2nd August 2016

July 2016

  1. 2004's Directors Commentary to be re-made in America
    Saturday 30th July 2016
  2. America to attempt another remake of Peep Show
    Wednesday 27th July 2016
  3. York unveils a new blue plaque for Frankie Howerd
    Tuesday 26th July 2016
  4. BBC cancels Siblings sitcom
    Friday 22nd July 2016
  5. Sir Lenny Henry appointed Birmingham university chancellor
    Thursday 21st July 2016
  6. CBBC to add comedy animation to zoo documentary series
    Thursday 21st July 2016
  7. Alan Partridge to release new book 'Nomad'
    Thursday 21st July 2016
  8. Channel Dave to broadcast Unspun With Matt Forde
    Thursday 21st July 2016
  9. Terry Pratchett Discworld novel The Wee Free Men to become a film
    Wednesday 20th July 2016
  10. Radio Times launches a poll to name the best sitcom since 2000
    Tuesday 19th July 2016
  11. John Bishop's new chat show to launch in September
    Tuesday 19th July 2016
  12. The Last Leg to broadcast daily from 2016 Paralympics
    Thursday 14th July 2016
  13. BBC Three publishes new Top Ten series
    Thursday 14th July 2016
  14. Birds Of A Feather to film Christmas special abroad
    Wednesday 13th July 2016
  15. Channel 4 confirms Catastrophe Series 3 and Series 4
    Tuesday 12th July 2016
  16. Inside No. 9, Episodes, Mum, Raised By Wolves up for Rose d'Or Awards
    Monday 11th July 2016
  17. Ofcom report reveals drop in spending on British TV comedy
    Monday 11th July 2016
  18. The David Nobbs Memorial Trust launches
    Thursday 7th July 2016
  19. BBC Two announces 'Brexageddon?!'
    Thursday 7th July 2016
  20. Goodnight Sweetheart special announced
    Tuesday 5th July 2016
  21. Filming begins on Chewing Gum Series 2
    Tuesday 5th July 2016
  22. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie takes £4m+ at the box office
    Tuesday 5th July 2016
  23. Bill Bailey signs up for Winnie And Wilbur cartoon
    Tuesday 5th July 2016
  24. Caroline Aherne dies aged 52
    Saturday 2nd July 2016

June 2016

  1. Chewing Gum, Murder In Successville and Spencer Jones win awards
    Thursday 30th June 2016
  2. Sky 1 orders new sitcom Carters Get Rich
    Tuesday 28th June 2016
  3. Lee Nelson comic pranks Trump with swastika golf balls
    Friday 24th June 2016
  4. ITV2 to pilot panel show hosted by Rylan
    Thursday 23rd June 2016
  5. Filming starts on Scot Squad Series 3
    Wednesday 22nd June 2016
  6. Steven Berkoff and Mark Hamill join Man Down Series 3
    Tuesday 21st June 2016
  7. BBC Two orders a second series of Mum
    Friday 17th June 2016
  8. Chris Ramsey to front Comedy Central pilot
    Friday 17th June 2016
  9. Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience to return for Series 7
    Tuesday 14th June 2016
  10. Upstart Crow to return for second series
    Monday 13th June 2016
  11. Online sitcom The Mayoress raises over £75,000 via Kickstarter
    Saturday 11th June 2016
  12. Inbetweeners Simon and Jay reunite for new sitcom
    Friday 10th June 2016
  13. BBC Three to publish new Big Field episodes
    Thursday 9th June 2016
  14. Jimmy Carr to present 'Science of Laughter' documentary
    Thursday 9th June 2016
  15. Jack Whitehall to star in BBC's Decline And Fall
    Tuesday 7th June 2016
  16. BBC announces Salford Sitcom Showcase 2016 shows
    Monday 6th June 2016
  17. Dave orders fantasy comedy series 'Zapped!'
    Monday 6th June 2016
  18. Channel 4 comedy series The Windsors to return for Series 2
    Friday 3rd June 2016
  19. Peter Kay's Car Share to return for 4 episodes in 2017
    Wednesday 1st June 2016
  20. Channel Dave launches online spoof lecture series
    Wednesday 1st June 2016

May 2016

  1. Sitcom writer Carla Lane dies
    Tuesday 31st May 2016
  2. Rupert Grint and Nick Frost to star in Sick Note sitcom
    Tuesday 31st May 2016
  3. Noel Fielding to host Japanese gameshow format
    Friday 27th May 2016
  4. Radio 4 orders new Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy series
    Thursday 26th May 2016
  5. Channel 4 to film Jo Brand and Alan Davies sitcom Damned
    Wednesday 25th May 2016
  6. Channel 4 announces Power Monkeys cast
    Wednesday 25th May 2016
  7. Burt Kwouk dies aged 85
    Tuesday 24th May 2016
  8. David Mitchell and John Finnemore to star in Radio 4 sitcom
    Sunday 22nd May 2016
  9. Would I Lie To You? to record kids special
    Sunday 22nd May 2016
  10. BBC orders a second series of Witless
    Saturday 21st May 2016
  11. David Walliams sketch show to return for full series
    Friday 20th May 2016
  12. Tony Robinson returns to comedy in Man Down
    Friday 20th May 2016
  13. New book to publish unseen Fry & Laurie material
    Tuesday 17th May 2016
  14. Trollstation YouTube pranksters jailed
    Tuesday 17th May 2016
  15. Carry On film franchise to return with Carry On Doctors
    Tuesday 17th May 2016
  16. Tommy Cooper gets a blue plaque
    Thursday 12th May 2016
  17. Radio 4 confirms Series 3 of The Missing Hancocks
    Thursday 12th May 2016
  18. Still Game to return to TV
    Thursday 12th May 2016
  19. Nigel Ng wins Amused Moose Laugh Off 2016
    Thursday 12th May 2016
  20. Richard E. Grant to present Ealing comedies documentary series
    Thursday 12th May 2016
  21. E4 orders new comedy horror series Crazy Face
    Monday 9th May 2016
  22. Ballot Monkeys team return with Power Monkeys
    Monday 9th May 2016
  23. Only Fools And Horses producer Gareth Gwenlan dies aged 79
    Monday 9th May 2016
  24. Jack Dee's HelpDesk returns for referendum specials
    Monday 9th May 2016
  25. Eddie Redmayne to voice new film Early Man
    Monday 9th May 2016
  26. Newzoids to return for Series 2
    Monday 9th May 2016
  27. Peter Kay wins twice at BAFTA TV Awards 2016
    Sunday 8th May 2016
  28. BBC cancels Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle
    Friday 6th May 2016
  29. Jack Dee and Harry Hill to star in online sitcom
    Friday 6th May 2016
  30. Tim Key amongst cast for new E4 series Foreign Bodies
    Thursday 5th May 2016
  31. Galton & Simpson get BAFTA Fellowship
    Thursday 5th May 2016

April 2016

  1. Eamonn Holmes to host Channel 5 panel show
    Friday 29th April 2016
  2. BBC Two orders No Such Thing As The News from QI team
    Friday 29th April 2016
  3. Mitchell & Webb to star in pub sitcom
    Friday 29th April 2016
  4. Hi-De-Hi! star Barry Howard dies
    Thursday 28th April 2016
  5. Courteney Cox working on ITV sitcom pilot
    Thursday 28th April 2016
  6. Over 60 cameos announced for Ab Fab movie
    Monday 25th April 2016
  7. BBC orders Michael McIntyre's Big Show Series 2
    Saturday 23rd April 2016
  8. Getting On stars create new American sitcom This Land Is Ours
    Friday 22nd April 2016
  9. BBC Three to show new episodes of #HoodDocumentary
    Friday 22nd April 2016
  10. James Acaster to host BBC Three music show
    Friday 22nd April 2016
  11. Mitchell & Webb film new sitcom pilot
    Thursday 21st April 2016
  12. Two Doors Down gets a second series
    Thursday 21st April 2016
  13. Victoria Wood dies aged 62
    Wednesday 20th April 2016
  14. iPlayer snooker film The Rack Pack to be shown on BBC Two
    Wednesday 20th April 2016
  15. Dawn French to star in new comedy drama Delicious
    Wednesday 20th April 2016
  16. BBC Three orders Fleabag series
    Wednesday 20th April 2016
  17. Comedy Central raises awareness about mental health problems
    Tuesday 19th April 2016
  18. BBC launches The Comedy Classroom competition
    Tuesday 19th April 2016
  19. Marley's Ghosts to return for Series 2
    Monday 18th April 2016
  20. One Foot In The Grave's Victor Meldrew to return
    Sunday 17th April 2016
  21. Sara Cox, David Walliams and Jason Manford for ITV panel show pilot
    Sunday 17th April 2016
  22. Taskmaster Series 3 line-up revealed
    Saturday 16th April 2016
  23. Episodes to end after Series 5
    Tuesday 12th April 2016
  24. Mighty Boosh stars to reunite to work on new ideas
    Tuesday 12th April 2016
  25. Radio Active to return as a live stage show
    Monday 11th April 2016
  26. Kerry Howard to star in Keeping Up Appearances prequel
    Monday 11th April 2016
  27. Ardal O'Hanlon & Sarah Hadland star in ITV sitcom pilot
    Friday 8th April 2016
  28. Jonathan Creek to return for 20th anniversary special
    Thursday 7th April 2016
  29. Noel Fielding joins The Museum Of Curiosity
    Thursday 7th April 2016
  30. Harry Hill to host spoof cooking show on Sky
    Thursday 7th April 2016
  31. Richard Herring crowdfunds new As It Occurs To Me series
    Tuesday 5th April 2016
  32. Cuckoo returns with 2 more series
    Monday 4th April 2016
  33. Sean Bean to star in new E4 comedy Wasted
    Monday 4th April 2016
  34. Barry Humphries to present An OAP's Guide To Britain
    Friday 1st April 2016

March 2016

  1. Alan Partridge to present new 'documentary' Scissored Isle
    Thursday 31st March 2016
  2. Ronnie Corbett dies aged 85
    Thursday 31st March 2016
  3. Cast confirmed for new version of Porridge
    Thursday 31st March 2016
  4. Peter Kay's Car Share leads BAFTA TV Awards comedy nominations
    Wednesday 30th March 2016
  5. Lost Sitcoms announce Steptoe & Son, Alf Garnett and Hancock casts
    Tuesday 29th March 2016
  6. Not Going Out to return for Series 8
    Thursday 24th March 2016
  7. Scrotal Recall to return... on Netflix
    Wednesday 23rd March 2016
  8. BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2016 launches
    Wednesday 23rd March 2016
  9. Catastrophe and Chewing Gum both win multiple RTS Awards
    Tuesday 22nd March 2016
  10. Chortle Awards 2016 - Vic & Bob get Outstanding Contribution prize
    Tuesday 22nd March 2016
  11. Comedy Central orders I Live With Models Series 2
    Tuesday 22nd March 2016
  12. Barry Cryer wins Legend Of Comedy Award
    Monday 21st March 2016
  13. Dave commissions Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit
    Monday 21st March 2016
  14. Steve Coogan considering Alan Partridge chat show
    Thursday 17th March 2016
  15. Jack Dee's HelpDesk to return to BBC Two
    Tuesday 15th March 2016
  16. Channel 4 orders comedy pilot The Circuit from Pulling creators
    Monday 14th March 2016
  17. John Lloyd receives 'outstanding contribution to broadcasting' award
    Friday 11th March 2016
  18. Insert Name Here to return for second series
    Friday 11th March 2016
  19. Taskmaster Series 2 contestants announced
    Friday 11th March 2016
  20. BBC releases full details on Landmark Sitcom Season
    Thursday 10th March 2016
  21. BBC Four orders Getting On spin-off Going Forward
    Wednesday 9th March 2016
  22. BBC Four to revive Steptoe & Son, Hancock and Alf Garnett
    Wednesday 9th March 2016
  23. BBC Two orders new comedy Quacks
    Tuesday 8th March 2016
  24. Chris Sussman is new BBC Studios' Head Of Comedy
    Tuesday 8th March 2016
  25. BBC Two to make Evelyn Waugh's Decline And Fall
    Tuesday 8th March 2016
  26. BBC confirms Series 2 of Tracey Ullman's Show
    Saturday 5th March 2016
  27. Catastrophe, Car Share and Chewing Gum lead RTS Awards 2016
    Thursday 3rd March 2016
  28. Simon Brodkin to star in online prank series for All 4
    Thursday 3rd March 2016
  29. ITV2 orders new topical comedy show @elevenish
    Wednesday 2nd March 2016
  30. ITV3 to air Rising Damp Forever
    Tuesday 1st March 2016
  31. John Bishop to host new interview show
    Tuesday 1st March 2016

February 2016

  1. BBC One ends The Kennedys
    Monday 22nd February 2016
  2. New Are You Being Served? cast revealed
    Monday 22nd February 2016
  3. Benidorm to return for Series 9
    Monday 22nd February 2016
  4. Tom Lucy wins Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year award
    Sunday 21st February 2016
  5. James Corden revives Smithy for Sport Relief 2016
    Saturday 20th February 2016
  6. Marguerite Grant wins Silver Stand Up 2016
    Friday 19th February 2016
  7. Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em returns for Sport Relief
    Thursday 18th February 2016
  8. Keeping Up Appearances is the BBC's most successful programme
    Tuesday 16th February 2016
  9. Harry Enfield leads Royal Family comedy cast
    Tuesday 16th February 2016
  10. Are You Being Served? to return to screens
    Monday 15th February 2016
  11. The Vicar Of Dibley to return as The Bishop Of Dibley?
    Monday 15th February 2016
  12. Eddie Izzard to run 27 marathons in 27 days
    Monday 15th February 2016
  13. Radio 4 announces more than 40 comedy shows
    Monday 15th February 2016
  14. The Trip To Spain to air on Sky Atlantic
    Monday 15th February 2016
  15. Chortle Awards 2016 nominees
    Saturday 13th February 2016
  16. Have I Got News For You wins special prize at Broadcast Awards
    Wednesday 10th February 2016
  17. Channel 5 orders immigration mockumentary Borderline
    Wednesday 10th February 2016
  18. Film4 teams up with Inbetweeners creators to make four comedy movies
    Wednesday 10th February 2016
  19. Carry On writer Norman Hudis dies
    Tuesday 9th February 2016
  20. Masai Graham named UK Pun Champion 2016
    Tuesday 9th February 2016
  21. Rob Brydon confirms Series 3 of The Trip
    Tuesday 9th February 2016
  22. Celebrity Juice Series 15 to launch with live episode
    Wednesday 3rd February 2016
  23. Gold to make Series 2 of The Interviews
    Wednesday 3rd February 2016
  24. Peter Kay's Car Share named Comedy Of The Year 2015
    Monday 1st February 2016

January 2016

  1. Catherine Tate plans full series of Nan sitcom
    Friday 29th January 2016
  2. Luisa Omielan to pilot new ITV2 comedy
    Wednesday 27th January 2016
  3. Ken Dodd receives Slapstick Comedy Legend award
    Tuesday 26th January 2016
  4. Jack Docherty pilot Stop/Start confirmed for BBC Comedy Playhouse
    Tuesday 26th January 2016
  5. BBC to air Comedy Playhouse pilot Broken Biscuits
    Tuesday 26th January 2016
  6. BBC films hospital sitcom for Comedy Playhouse pilot
    Tuesday 26th January 2016
  7. Stephen Fry joins Yonderland Series 3
    Monday 25th January 2016
  8. BBC iPlayer announces Funny Valentines 2016 line-up
    Friday 22nd January 2016
  9. Filming starts on Murder In Successville Series 2
    Thursday 21st January 2016
  10. David Jason says Still Open All Hours will return for Series 3
    Thursday 21st January 2016
  11. BBC Two to show Philomena Cunk special
    Thursday 21st January 2016
  12. Billy Connolly honoured at National TV Awards
    Thursday 21st January 2016
  13. Midlands Comedy Awards 2016 results
    Thursday 21st January 2016
  14. Production begins on the new series of Cold Feet
    Wednesday 20th January 2016
  15. Inside No. 9 Series 3 cast revealed
    Wednesday 20th January 2016
  16. Citizen Khan to return for Series 5
    Tuesday 19th January 2016
  17. BBC confirms Boy Meets Girl Series 2
    Tuesday 19th January 2016
  18. BBC to air Peter Kay's Comedy Shuffle
    Tuesday 19th January 2016
  19. Keith Lemon & Paddy McGuinness pilot new show
    Monday 18th January 2016
  20. Steve Coogan to star in Laurel & Hardy film
    Monday 18th January 2016
  21. BBC One orders Michael McIntyre's Big Show series
    Friday 15th January 2016
  22. Shaun The Sheep Movie nominated for Oscar
    Thursday 14th January 2016
  23. Radio 4 sitcom Fags, Mags & Bags to return
    Thursday 14th January 2016
  24. Channel 4 orders multi-millionaires comedy drama Loaded
    Thursday 14th January 2016
  25. E4 orders new comedy drama Foreign Bodies
    Thursday 14th January 2016
  26. Simon Callow to star in new sitcom The Rebel
    Thursday 14th January 2016
  27. ITV orders Doc Martin Series 8
    Wednesday 13th January 2016
  28. Tracey Ullman's Show set to return for Series 2
    Wednesday 13th January 2016
  29. Jo Brand receives honorary doctorate
    Tuesday 12th January 2016
  30. BBC Store animates missing Dad's Army episode
    Thursday 7th January 2016
  31. BBC Two to develop new topical comedy format
    Thursday 7th January 2016
  32. Ben Miller, Romesh Ranganathan & Rachel Riley get ITV show
    Monday 4th January 2016
  33. Nickelodeon to publish online comedy series Tinkershrimp & Dutch
    Monday 4th January 2016