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Gold reveals Britain's Greatest Comedian list

Channel Gold has revealed the shortlist of 30 comedians who will be featured in its show Britain's Greatest Comedian.

British Comedy Guide, 1st May 2019

Forgotten Comedies: Lee Evans's So What Now?

Lee Evans made a sitcom? Yes, well it may surprise some of you to know that the undisputed king of stand-up made a foray into the world of sitcom!

Rhianna Evans, Super Ink, 20th January 2019

Theatre Review: Lee Evans in Pinter Three

Even without trying to upstage anyone he ends up standing out from the pack. It wouldn't be a surprise if he returned to stand-up, but in the meantime fans who miss him in full comedy mode should definitely catch him here.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 24th November 2018

Lee Evans returns to the stage in Pinter play

Comedian joins all-star cast to perform British playwright's work at eponymous theatre.

Mark Brown, The Guardian, 14th August 2018

How Edinburgh changed British comedy

Comedy did not feature at all when the Edinburgh Fringe began but over the past three decades it has become the "spiritual home" of Britain's funny folk.

Steven Brocklehurst, BBC, 6th August 2017

How much does knowing the punchline ruin the gag?

The true test of a skilled comedian is the way that they can get just as big a laugh when the audience knows what is coming next as when they don't.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 12th November 2016

The 1996 Edinburgh Fringe

Clearing out this week, I unearthed the 1996 Edinburgh Fringe programme and some flyers So for no other reason than nostalgia, here's how the festival has changed in 20 years.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 21st September 2016

In November 2014, Lee Evans announced that he was retiring from comedy. He seems to have stuck to his word since then, so this jumbo-sized if rather uneven special, filmed in Birmingham two months before his public abdication, may well be the parting shot of a remarkable stand-up career. Some of the topics may seem overfamiliar - from annoying car alarms to hotel etiquette - but there's no denying Evans puts in some energetic, gurning graft: call it 40% inspiration, 110% perspiration.

Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 12th March 2016