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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

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

Cast revealed for Aisling Bea's comedy This Way Up

More details and a first look picture have been revealed for This Way Up, the new Channel 4 comedy written by and starring Aisling Bea.

British Comedy Guide, 13th June 2019

Derry Girls returns for third series on Channel 4

Channel 4 has ordered a third series of hit sitcom Derry Girls following record ratings for the second series, which finished airing this week.

British Comedy Guide, 9th April 2019

Why it took an American to talk about sex in UK comedy

As The Bisexual comes to a close on Channel 4, Gerard Gilbert explores how sex remains a deliciously bad-taste joke in British comedy.

Gerald Gilbert, The Independent, 14th November 2018

Interview with Channel 4's Fiona McDermott

Fiona McDermott, C4's head of comedy, tells Pippa Shawley that she is determined to build on the success of Derry Girls.

Pippa Shawley, Royal Television Society, 28th September 2018

Second series for Derry Girls

Channel 4 has recommissioned new sitcom Derry Girls after airing just one episode of its first series.

British Comedy Guide, 11th January 2018

Channel 4's new Comedy Blaps for December 2017

Channel 4 has made four new shows for its Comedy Blaps pilots strand. The episodes star Rhys Darby, Rufus Jones, Felicity Ward, Morgana Robinson and more.

British Comedy Guide, 21st December 2017