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Breaking The News

BBC Radio Scotland panel show about the news. 152 episodes (15 series), 2015 - 2020. Stars Des Clarke and Jim Smith.

Catch-up on Episode 12 on BBC Sounds

Press Clippings Awards 2019 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Awards 2019. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 13th January 2020

Scottish Comedy Awards 2019 winners

Susie McCabe, Amy Matthews, Jay Lafferty and Christopher MacArthur-Boyd, Still Game and Breaking The News were amongst the winners in the Scottish Comedy Awards 2019.

British Comedy Guide, 12th June 2019

Scottish Comedy Awards 2019 nominations

The nominations for the Scottish Comedy Awards 2019 have been announced. Breaking The News leads the lists. Chris Forbes, Christopher MacArthur-Boyd, Jay Lafferty, Larry Dean, Liam Withnail, Limmy, Susie McCabe and Tom Stade are in the running for best solo show.

British Comedy Guide, 10th May 2019

Scottish Comedy Awards 2018 winners announced

The winners of the Scottish Comedy Awards 2018 have been announced. Those accepting prizes include Frankie Boyle, Des Clarke, Ray Bradshaw and Mark Nelson.

British Comedy Guide, 1st August 2018

Scottish Comedy Awards 2018 nominations

The nominations for the Scottish Comedy Awards 2018 have been announced. Various stand-up comedians, TV shows and radio programmes are shortlisted.

British Comedy Guide, 7th March 2018

BBC lets AI film comedy and music shows

It has emerged that the BBC has harnessed artificial intelligence (AI) to make a number of comedy panel and discussion shows staged at this year's Edinburgh Festival.

Patrick Sawer, The Telegraph, 16th December 2017

Scottish Comedy Awards 2017 winners announced

Still Game, Frankie Boyle and 3 year-old girl Isla Nelson are amongst the winners of the 2017 Scottish Comedy Awards.

British Comedy Guide, 2nd August 2017 Awards 2016 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the Awards 2016 have been revealed. 60 shows are in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title. Voting is now open.

British Comedy Guide, 16th January 2017

Journalist Clare Johnston finds out comedy isn't easy

Until Thursday night, I had never fully appreciated just how tough it is to be a comedian. The constant travel is one thing but the pressure to get the biggest laughs - that instant barometer of how good you are at your job - doesn't fade with experience. You are only as good as your last gig.

Clare Johnston, Daily Record, 4th December 2016