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Who's laughing now?

Comedy about personal trauma and childhood experiences has been all the rage in the UK, but the genre is ready to take a new direction, according to leading industry figures.

Shannon Power, C21 Media, 4th September 2019

Ash Atalla: Gervais is 'obsessed' with disabled people

Producer Ash Atalla said looking back on the jokes Ricky Gervais made about his wheelchair use makes him 'uncomfortable'.

Roisin O'Connor, The Independent, 30th August 2019

How to avoid offence in comedy - if you want to

Authenticity is the key to avoiding offence in comedy, a panel of TV executives have concluded.

Chortle, 22nd August 2019

Comedy shorts on the rise

BBC takes leaf out of C4's Blaps book with Threesomes, as short-form receives cash injection.

Broadcast, 12th June 2019

The show that shaped me: Ash Atalla on Alan Partridge

The Roughcut TV MD marvels at a fictional career embedded in the hard knocks of the TV industry.

Ash Atalla, Broadcast, 1st April 2019

Andie MacDowell is the new Cuckoo in the Thompson nest

Hollywood star Andie MacDowell has been confirmed to replace Taylor Lautner in the new series of Cuckoo, which debuts on Friday 4th January 2019.

British Comedy Guide, 7th December 2018

Why the 'cringe com' reigns

Whether it's cult films or the mockumentary style perfected by The Office, why do we seek discomfort from our comedies?

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 12th November 2018

TV preview: Stath Lets Flats, C4

It's about time C4 had a brand new hit. Marc Wootton's High & Dry didn't quite hit the spot, but maybe Stath Lets Flats is the one. I wouldn't let Stath anywhere near my flat but I'll watch him on my television. Through my fingers mostly.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 22nd June 2018