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Breaking news about UK comedy, comedians, stand-up and sitcoms

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Royal Family in chaos...

Feb 23, 2020

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The Windsors return, and the rest of the week's TV and radio picks

Comic confronts the murder of his father

Feb 23, 2020

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The best of the week's live comedy

Eric Rushton wins Leicester title

Feb 23, 2020

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Festival crowns new act champion

Friends ARE reunited

Feb 22, 2020

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One-off special more than 15 years after sitcom ended

Lou Sanders launches a cuddle-based podcast

Feb 22, 2020

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...and the best of the week's other comedy on demand

Jon thinks it's like Seinfeld. I think The Only Way Is Essex

Feb 21, 2020

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Lucy Beaumont and Jon Richardson on their new autobiographical sitcom

Bumps

Feb 21, 2020

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TV preview by Steve Bennett

Intelligence

Feb 21, 2020

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Preview of Sky's new Nick Mohammed and David Schwimmer comedy

Open mic oddball Sweet Steve dies of heart failure

Feb 21, 2020

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Fellow comedians pay tribute

Greed

Feb 21, 2020

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Movie review by Jay Richardson

First look at Russell Brand in Four Kids And It

Feb 17, 2020

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Trailer for new Sky movie

Inside No 9: Love's Great Adventure

Feb 17, 2020

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Preview of series 5, episode 3

This Country series 3

Feb 17, 2020

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TV preview by Steve Bennett

Olga Koch: If/Then

Feb 17, 2020

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Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Soho Theatre, London

Oddball

Feb 17, 2020

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Theatre review by Steve Bennett at the Vault Festival, London

Privates: A Sperm Odyssey

Feb 17, 2020

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Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Vault Festival, London

Ali Woods wins the NATY

Feb 16, 2020

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New act of the year at the Hackney Empire

When Brucie saved the day

Feb 16, 2020

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Classic London Palladium performance... plus a busy week of new comedy on TV and radio

Boxing comedy pulls no punchlines

Feb 16, 2020

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The week's best live comedy

Jason Manford unmasked as the Hedgehog

Feb 14, 2020

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Comic *was* the Masked Singer

Katherine Ryan to play Joan Rivers

Feb 12, 2020

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Sky unveils its next batch of Urban Myths

Greg Davies to star in psychotherapist comedy

Feb 12, 2020

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...which he also wrote

Sky gets more Intelligence

Feb 12, 2020

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Second series for David Schwimmer and Nick Mohammed comedy

Sky picks up Samson Kayo paramedic comedy

Feb 12, 2020

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Bloods to co-star Jane Horrocks

Derry Girls join the intellectual elite

Feb 12, 2020

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Comedy nominated for a heavyweight literary prize

Brighton Komedia new comedian of 2020 final

Feb 12, 2020

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Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Komedia, Brighton

Emily Atack pilots a TV stand-up show

Feb 12, 2020

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...despite never having done it before last year!

Athena Kugblenu lands BBC's Felix Dexter Bursary

Feb 12, 2020

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Six-month placement to boost her comedy writing career

Second series for Year Of The Rabbit

Feb 11, 2020

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Matt Berry will be back on Channel 4

Shappi Khorsandi set to play the queen's mother

Feb 11, 2020

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...drag queen Glamrou, that is

I never thought Britain's Got Talent was credible... until I entered it

Feb 7, 2020

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Finalist Kojo Anim on his big break, being a foster child and how Dave Chappelle helped him

Netflix deal for Michael McIntyre

Feb 7, 2020

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Special to be taped in London next month

Radio 2 announces new raft of comedy pilots

Feb 7, 2020

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To air in a Funny Fortnight

Johnny Vegas planning to return to stand-up

Feb 6, 2020

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Work in progress gigs announced

Jack Whitehall's Travels With My Father to return

Feb 6, 2020

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This time in Australia

Hollywood break for Liz Carr

Feb 6, 2020

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Comic and Silent Witness star cast in sci-fi blockbuster

'Literally the best show in the world last year'

Feb 6, 2020

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Another award for Fleabag

BBC commissions Diane Morgan's Mandy

Feb 6, 2020

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Filming starts on new series

The 30million king of podcasts

Feb 5, 2020

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Joe Rogan tops Forbes rich list

Dominic Frisby's bid for a Brexit No1 fails

Feb 1, 2020

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EU anthem, Ode To Joy, sells more

Mob rules

Feb 1, 2020

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The week's comedy on demand

First UK tour for Dead Ringers

Jan 31, 2020

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Impersonating Boris Johnson, Donald Trump... and Diane Abbott

Shagged, Married, Annoyed, Published

Jan 31, 2020

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New book from Chris and Rosie Ramsey

Leopardess

Jan 31, 2020

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Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Vault Festival, London

Andi Osho writes her first book

Jan 31, 2020

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Dating novel out next year

This Country goes Stateside

Jan 30, 2020

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American remake for BBC Three comedy confirmed

Six European comedy festivals to be announced

Jan 30, 2020

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Brexit, schmexit...

Jerry Seinfeld writes his first comedy book in 25 years

Jan 30, 2020

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Stand-up routines to be published this year

Jamali Maddix: Strip Club Einstein

Jan 30, 2020

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Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Vaults Festival, London

Our Student Comedy Award prize just got even better

Jan 28, 2020

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Stays in Sydney and Adelaide added to the package

Very Good Omens

Jan 27, 2020

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Michael Sheen and David Tennant show named comedy of the year

Best In Class choose their working-class heroes

Jan 27, 2020

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Comics named for Edinburgh showcases

Mean Girls to come to London

Jan 27, 2020

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...as a new movie based on the musical is also announced

BBC says Gavin & Stacey is its biggest show 'since records began'

Jan 27, 2020

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(if you take a particular definition of that term)

Complaints over battery acid joke finally discharged

Jan 27, 2020

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Ofcom won't take any action against Jo Brand

Each time we finish a series, we look back and go, “Where did that come from?

Jan 27, 2020

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Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith on the return of Inside No 9

Johnny Carroll dies at 78

Jan 27, 2020

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The 'Brummie Stud' who fell from fame and fortune

New tour for Alan Carr

Jan 27, 2020

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57 dates from September

Dave Chappelle wins another Grammy

Jan 27, 2020

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Hat trick for his Netflix specials

Terry Jones left his brain to science

Jan 27, 2020

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To help research into demential

Terry Jones dies at 77

Jan 22, 2020

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Four years after his dementia diagnosis

Richard Gadd’s Baby Reindeer heads to the West End

Jan 22, 2020

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Comedian's 'terrifying' show then transfers to New York

Comedy Central orders a series from transgender comic Jordan Gray

Jan 22, 2020

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Sketches set in a supermarket night shift

Touts offer Dave Chappelle tickets – for £417

Jan 22, 2020

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Instant bid to cash in on intimate London gigs

The Royal Family becomes a laughing stock...

Jan 22, 2020

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New animated comedy with Orlando Bloom and Tom Hollander

Little Britain set for a TV comeback

Jan 22, 2020

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Walliams and Lucas encouraged by reaction to radio Brexit special

End of the road for This Country

Jan 21, 2020

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Third series to be its last

Rob Delaney: Jackie

Jan 21, 2020

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Review of his Amazon Prime special by Steve Bennett

London dates for Dave Chappelle

Jan 21, 2020

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Five-night residency at Leicester Square Theatre

What is Russell Kane’s real surname?

Jan 21, 2020

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Try our Tuesday Trivia Quiz

Don’t Forget The Driver to make a return trip

Jan 16, 2020

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Second series for Toby Jones's dark comedy

Sandi Toksvig quits Bake Off after three years

Jan 16, 2020

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Noel Fielding says he feels like 'Tom Without Jerry'

Comics up for radio's top Aria awards

Jan 16, 2020

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Shortlists are out

How do you do rhymes in sign language?

Jan 15, 2020

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Toni Kent on translating her material for the deaf

Son Of A Silverback by Russell Kane

Jan 15, 2020

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Book review by Steve Bennett

A little less conversation

Jan 15, 2020

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Tim Vine drops the stand-up to tour as Plastic Elvis

BBC renews The Ranganation

Jan 15, 2020

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Romesh to return in May

From Mrs Brown's Boys to the Arab-Israeli conflict

Jan 15, 2020

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Brendan O’Carroll pilots a peacekeepers' comedy for BBC One

US remake of People Just Do Nothing is axed

Jan 14, 2020

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Amazon decides not to make the series

What was the last line in Kenneth Williams' diaries?

Jan 14, 2020

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In honour of the Chortle Comedy Book Festival, try our literary-themed Tuesday Trivia Quiz

They're past learning

Jan 11, 2020

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New comedy-history podcast and the rest of the week's comedy on demand

Inside No 9 'could become a stage show'

Jan 11, 2020

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'We have certainly talked about it,' says Steve Pemberton

King Gary

Jan 10, 2020

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TV review by Steve Bennett

Steve Pemberton writes a film about Les Dawson

Jan 10, 2020

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To star Game Of Thrones actors Mark Addy and John Bradley

Laughterhouse's 'beautiful human' Pete Fitzmaurice dies of cancer

Jan 10, 2020

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Comics pay their tributes

Joanna Lumley and Nigel Havers join Finding Alice

Jan 10, 2020

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Keeley Hawes's dark comedy-drama for ITV

Huge cuts hit CollegeHumor

Jan 10, 2020

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Another blow for online comedy

Who's in series 4 of Roast Battle

Jan 9, 2020

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Full line-up revealed

Late, great comics make the definitive list of the greatest ever Brits

Jan 9, 2020

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Including Caroline Aherne, Victoria Wood and Ronnie Corbtt

Great Yorkshire Fringe axed

Jan 8, 2020

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Organiser comes to his Witts' end...

Roy Hudd donates his music hall archive

Jan 4, 2020

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Song sheets and posters go to Kent Uni

Fans catch a glimpse of Peter Kay

Jan 4, 2020

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...but only via video message

Still sick of it

Jan 3, 2020

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The best of the week's comedy on TV and radio

'Psychic' goes on the road to get to the other side

Jan 3, 2020

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The best of the week's live comedy

Say it with knitwear...

Jan 3, 2020

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The week's comedy on demand

More names join Chortle Comedy Book Festival

Jan 3, 2020

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Mark Steel, John O’Farrell, Shappi Khorsandi and Brenda Gilhooly

Noel Fielding teases a Boosh comeback

Jan 3, 2020

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Could it really happen?

The Good Life to be a stage show

Jan 3, 2020

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Starring Katherine Parkinson as Barbara

Gavin & Stacey breaks more records

Jan 2, 2020

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Catch-up viewing brings ratings to 17million – making it the biggest scripted TV show of the 2010s

This Country to launch with a free preview screening

Jan 2, 2020

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...in the Cotswolds of course

Gavin & Stacey tops catch-up ratings

Dec 31, 2019

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Another 700,000 hours spent watching the Christmas special

After Life is Netflix's No2 series of 2019

Dec 31, 2019

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...and The Crown is nowhere to be seen

The most memorable comedy gigs of the 2010s

Dec 30, 2019

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A personal look back from Chortle editor Steve Bennett

Who won series 8 of Taskmaster?

Dec 30, 2019

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Test your memory of the comedy news of 2019

Midland bankers...

Dec 30, 2019

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Scott Bennett leads the Midlands comedy awards

Rutles star Neil Innes dies at 75

Dec 30, 2019

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Python collaborator and founder of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

From hysterical pandemonium to the sensitive and heart-rending... the top ten comedy gigs of 2019

Dec 30, 2019

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Chortle editor Steve Bennett looks back at his most memorable shows

Peter Kay's team slam C5 documentary

Dec 30, 2019

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Comic was not involved in film 'at all'

It's the Edna Of The Year show

Dec 27, 2019

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The best of the week's comedy on TV and radio

Revealed: Chortle's biggest stories of 2019

Dec 26, 2019

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...and they might not be what you expect

Monty Python's home video released

Dec 24, 2019

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Watch Michael Palin's candid 8mm films

The Goes Wrong Show

Dec 23, 2019

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TV preview by Steve Bennett

'Ed had to leave the stage several times to be sick...'

Dec 23, 2019

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Crybabies recall their most memorable gigs

How many times has Jim Broadbent played Santa?

Dec 23, 2019

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Try our Tuesday Trivia Quiz

Jeremy Hardy and Ian Cognito share comedians' prize

Dec 23, 2019

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Posthumous honours awarded by fellow stand-ups

Tony Britton dies at 95

Dec 22, 2019

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Star of Don't Wait up and father of Fern

Have yourself a tidy Christmas

Dec 21, 2019

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The best of the week's comedy on TV and radio

A-Z of the year's news

Dec 21, 2019

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The best of the week's live comedy

Blindboy's vision

Dec 21, 2019

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The week's comedy on demand

Revealed: What audiences think of disabled comedians

Dec 20, 2019

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(...if they've ever seen one)

Revealed: 'Shocking' lack of Jewish comics on Mock The Week

Dec 20, 2019

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Comic calls for more representation to combat prejudice

Where are all the Jewish comedians on British TV?

Dec 20, 2019

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Joe Bor says the lack of representation leads to alienation

RIP Paul Squire

Dec 20, 2019

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Funeral for comedian whose star burned brightly – but briefly

Sharon Horgan to make a US animated comedy

Dec 20, 2019

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Housebroken revolves around suburban pets

Miranda: I might bring my sitcom back

Dec 19, 2019

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It would be such fun to see her married life...

Comedy is incredibly technical and difficult... Larks are for outside work

Dec 19, 2019

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Miranda Hart on the ten-year celebration of her sitcom

'It sometimes takes months to nail a sketch'

Dec 19, 2019

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Interview with Foil, Arms and Hog's Sean Finegan

Peter Pan Goes Wrong at Alexandra Palace

Dec 19, 2019

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Show review by Steve Bennett in London

Leicester Comedy Festival announces its 2020 finalists

Dec 19, 2019

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New acts, punters, and the over-55s

Vic and Bob announce live dates

Dec 19, 2019

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Short 'audience with...' style tour next year

When Omid met TED

Dec 14, 2019

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The week's comedy on demand...

Axed: The comedy club that banned Tory voters

Dec 13, 2019

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Promoter regrets his stance, saying: 'Division is not what we need'

Andrew Doyle goes on an 'anti-woke' tour

Dec 13, 2019

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With neocon writer Douglas Murray

Alex Borstein And The Amstergang

Dec 13, 2019

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Gig review by Steve Bennett

Peter Crouch to host a comedy-entertainment show

Dec 13, 2019

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For the Euro 2020 tournament

Fourth series for Marvelous Mrs Maisel

Dec 13, 2019

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Commission hot on the heels of season 3

After my dad's suicide, comedy wasn't funny any more

Dec 12, 2019

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But John Beuhler says he's finally rediscovered the joy

Blake Harrison and Meera Syal join ITV's refugee comedy

Dec 12, 2019

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Kate And Koji films next year

Jim Davidson quits running his charity

Dec 11, 2019

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Comic helped veterans... but not without some controversy

Rob Delaney joins Home Alone reboot

Dec 11, 2019

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Opposite Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Ellie Kemper

100 Things I Meant To Tell You by Arthur Smith

Dec 9, 2019

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Book review by Steve Bennett

Critics love Fleabag...

Dec 8, 2019

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Comedy up for more awards in the US

Chris Ramsey's last dance

Dec 8, 2019

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Comedian knocked out of Strictly after an impressive run

Christmas with the Weirdos...

Dec 8, 2019

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The week's best live comedy

Get satire done!

Dec 8, 2019

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Some oven-ready election comedy, and the rest of the week's TV and radio picks

Sinéad Quinlan crowned Ireland's new queen of comedy

Dec 8, 2019

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Newcomer scoops RTE's Stand Up And Be Funny title

James Corden makes his Saturday Night Live debut

Dec 8, 2019

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Playing Boris Johnson, desperate to fit in with the cool leaders

See some future stars in Astronomy Club

Dec 7, 2019

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The week's comedy on demand

'The Fast Show is a terrible title...'

Dec 6, 2019

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Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson reflect on the sketch show on its 25th anniversary

Chortle comedy book festival grows again

Dec 6, 2019

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Top names in 2020 British Library line-up

Philomena Cunk's back!

Dec 3, 2019

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Diane Morgan's character returns for a round-up of 2019

What is Smithy's first name?

Dec 3, 2019

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Try our Gavin & Stacey themed Tuesday Trivia Quiz

BBC orders a comedy-drama based around Parkinson's

Dec 3, 2019

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From writer Paul Mayhew-Archer

Unsportsmanlike behaviour!

Dec 3, 2019

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Nish Kumar booed off stage at cricket charity do

'Dead Pixels ripped off my script'

Dec 2, 2019

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But C4 denies comedy writer's claim of plagiarism

Jeff Dunham announces UK tour

Dec 2, 2019

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Five dates for controversial ventriloquist

Gavin & Stacey Christmas special

Dec 2, 2019

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TV preview by Steve Bennett

Gavin & Stacey comeback: There were times when we almost gave up...

Dec 2, 2019

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Ruth Jones and the rest of the cast discuss the comedy's return

Tim Renkow's Jerk will be back

Dec 2, 2019

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BBC orders a second series

Act Of God, with Zoe Lyons

Dec 2, 2019

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Theatre review by Steve Bennett at the Vaults, London

Mel and Sue reveal their Hitmen co-stars

Nov 28, 2019

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Including Nick Mohammed, Sian Clifford, Asim Chaudhry  and Jason Watkins

First look at People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan

Nov 28, 2019

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Picture from the movie being filmed in Tokyo

Prosecutors drop their case against Al Porter

Nov 28, 2019

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'I have always denied any wrongdoing'

The wisdom and withering wit of Clive James

Nov 27, 2019

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20 classic quotes

Clive James dies at 80

Nov 27, 2019

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Witty TV critic succumbs after ten years of illness

Vic and Bob’s Big Night Out

Nov 27, 2019

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TV preview by Steve Bennett

Morgana Robinson to play Tracey Emin

Nov 27, 2019

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In a Sky Urban Myth

Monty Python release a new single

Nov 27, 2019

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Previously unheard version of I'm So Worried

Jonathan Miller dies

Nov 27, 2019

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Groundbreaking Beyond The Fringe satirist was 85

Tim Minchin: I turned down the chance to be a sitcom star

Nov 27, 2019

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‘I just don’t feel funny like that'

Comedy Central boss quits

Nov 22, 2019

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Louise Holmes moves to Facebook as new commissions are suspended

Andrew Maxwell lines up a 2020 tour

Nov 22, 2019

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Back to stand-up after I'm A Celebrity....

Channel 4 poaches Taskmaster

Nov 22, 2019

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Dave loses Alex Horne's show after nine series

Walliams and Lucas mull a TV reunion

Nov 22, 2019

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Little Britain duo could be back together on screen

When is This Country coming back?

Nov 22, 2019

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Director reveals series 3 air date

Third series for The Young Offenders

Nov 22, 2019

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Exclusive: Jock and Conor will return

Vicki Pepperdine and Morgana Robinson unite for BBC sitcom

Nov 21, 2019

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Set in a seaside boarding house

BBC won't be going back to Scarborough

Nov 21, 2019

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No second series for Jason Manford comedy

David Walliams was a very strange fella...

Nov 21, 2019

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Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer look back over their career

ITV orders a second series of Shopping  With  Keith Lemon

Nov 21, 2019

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Plus a Christmas special with Holly Willoughby

La Clique in Leicester Square

Nov 15, 2019

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Gig review by Steve Bennett

Last of the Summer Wine's 'Marina' dies at 75

Nov 15, 2019

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Jean Fergusson was also known for Coronation Street

Brooklyn 99 gets an eighth series

Nov 15, 2019

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...before the seventh has even aired

Mo’Nique sues Netflix over 'sex and race discrimination'

Nov 15, 2019

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Comic's claims $500,000 offer for stand-up special was unfair

Tony Slattery to make a film about his mental health struggles

Nov 14, 2019

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For BBC Two's Horizon strand

Eddie Murphy to make a fourth Beverly Hills Cop movie

Nov 14, 2019

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This time for Netflix

I Carried A Watermelon by Katy Brand

Nov 14, 2019

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Comedian's Dirty Dancing tribute reviewed

Rose Matafeo to record her first comedy special

Nov 14, 2019

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Award-winning Horndog to be taped in the West End

Jayde Adams to front new C4 cooking contest

Nov 14, 2019

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Crazy Delicious seeks ambitious creations

US sitcom for London Hughes

Nov 13, 2019

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NBC orders a pilot of her show

The piano is a cross he's bearing for his sins...

Nov 10, 2019

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Tim Minchin on his new series Upright

Remembering Sean Hughes

Nov 10, 2019

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The week's best live comedy

Meet the Cockfields

Nov 10, 2019

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The best of the week's comedy on TV and radio

Chris Ramsey in serious jeopardy

Nov 9, 2019

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Straight-faced Strictly dance leaves him languishing

Repeat Offenders

Nov 9, 2019

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The week's best comedy on demand

TIm Minchin: Back

Nov 9, 2019

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Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith

Tony Law: Identifies

Nov 8, 2019

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Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Soho Theatre, London

Commons footage CAN now be used in satire

Nov 8, 2019

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30-year ban challenged

'Funny, subtle, brilliant, subversive'

Nov 8, 2019

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Fascinating Aida's Dilly Keane picks her comedy favourites

Stewart Lee: Snowflake/Tornado

Nov 8, 2019

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Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Leicester Square Theatre, London

Richard Osman to host the World Cup Of The Decade

Nov 4, 2019

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One-off for Channel 4

Count Arthur Strong: Is There Anybody Out There?

Nov 4, 2019

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Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Leicester Square Theatre, London

Supermodel Jourdan Dunn joins E4 comedy Maxxx

Nov 4, 2019

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As do Helen Monks and Javone Prince

Trevor Noah announces more UK dates

Nov 4, 2019

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Daily Show host expands tour

Alexei Sayle announces his first tour in seven years

Nov 4, 2019

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'Not another arsehole comic talking about his girlfriend'

The Britain's Got Talent magician about to be a star in Germany

Nov 4, 2019

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Comedy performer Matt Edwards lands breakthrough role

Mawaan Rizwan and Sian Clifford join Two Weeks To Live

Nov 3, 2019

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Maisie Williams' new Sky One comedy

Who's on series 15 of Live At The Apollo?

Nov 3, 2019

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The best of the week's comedy on TV and radio

Alexander Armstrong kicks off his first stand-up tour

Nov 3, 2019

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The week's best live comedy

'Your best dance yet!'

Nov 2, 2019

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Chris Ramsey wows Strictly judges... thanks to PJ and Duncan

Man In The White Suit to close early

Oct 29, 2019

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Poor sales hits West End remake of Ealing comedy

More Than Likely by Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais

Oct 29, 2019

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Book review by Steve Bennett

You're not welcome here!

Oct 29, 2019

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Another venue pulls a Roy Chubby Brown gig

Top comics sign up for online sitcom

Oct 29, 2019

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James Acaster, Joel Dommett and more guest star in Content

Can you spot the fake Garth Marenghi title?

Oct 29, 2019

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A Halloween edition of our Tuesday trivia quiz

Men are better at jokes than women

Oct 29, 2019

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According to science...

How Michael Portillo helped created Alan B'Stard

Oct 28, 2019

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Extract from a new biography of Rik Mayall

Comedy Canteen

Oct 28, 2019

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Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Bill Murray, London

David Hasselhoff joins 9 To 5

Oct 28, 2019

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Baywatch star heads to the West End

Guz Khan takes over Takeshi’s Castle

Oct 28, 2019

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Man Like Mobeen star to provide commentary

Frank Skinner to hit the West End

Oct 23, 2019

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Month-long London residency announced

London date for Nick Kroll

Oct 23, 2019

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Co-creator of Netflix series Big Mouth comes to the UK

Comedy Central orders Patrice O’Neal documentary

Oct 23, 2019

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'This will solidify his legacy'

Second series for Defending The Guilty

Oct 23, 2019

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Katherine Parkinson and Will Sharpe to return in legal comedy

What is the first name of Hightower in Police Academy?

Oct 22, 2019

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Try our Tuesday Trivia Quiz

Fans' fury as Jim Davidson gig pulled with minutes to spare

Oct 22, 2019

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Venue says: it wasn't our fault

Extra Ordinary

Oct 22, 2019

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Film review by Jay Richardson

Inside No 9 pair join Gogglebox

Oct 22, 2019

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Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith in celebrity special

Win a trip to see Groan Ups in London – including hotel stay

Oct 21, 2019

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From the team behind The Play That Goes Wrong

Dave Gorman: Terms And Conditions Apply

Oct 21, 2019

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TV preview by Steve Bennett

Jonathan Pie: The Fake News Tour

Oct 17, 2019

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Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Hexagon, Reading

Nick Elleray: Big Nick Energy

Oct 17, 2019

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Gig review by Steve Bennett at Museum Of Comedy, London

Netflix scales back its spending on stand-up

Oct 17, 2019

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Could the bubble be bursting?

James Veitch gets a peach of a job

Oct 17, 2019

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Hosting the Bafta Britannia Awards in LA

Tim Key and Daisy-May Cooper to star in Witchfinder comedy

Oct 17, 2019

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'One of the best double-acts in British comedy'

Miranda celebration to be taped at the London Palladium

Oct 17, 2019

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More details of reunion show

Don't panic! Actor gets his stolen Dad's Army uniform back

Oct 16, 2019

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Nicked props are dumped a bush

UK tour for John Cleese's first stage farce

Oct 16, 2019

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Bang Bang! is an adaptation of 1892 French play

Comedians on canvas

Oct 16, 2019

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Some of the art featured in an exhibition of comics' work

Still Game to get an outstanding contribution Bafta

Oct 16, 2019

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...but a brawl mars its final stage outing

Mark Watson writes two more novels

Oct 4, 2019

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New deal with publishers HarperCollins

Comedy Central signs comics for new series of shorts

Oct 4, 2019

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Including Desiree Burch, Rosie Jones, Jayde Adams and Huge Davies

Omid Djalili set to front ITV quiz show

Oct 4, 2019

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New daytime show from makers of The Chase

Michael Palin 'feels like a GTI' after heart op

Oct 4, 2019

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But doctors tell him to take three months off

Simon Brodkin announces 2020 tour

Oct 3, 2019

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Lee Nelson prankster performing as himself

March of the Lemmings by Stewart Lee

Oct 3, 2019

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Book review by Steve Bennett

Tom Davis pilots comedy football show

Oct 3, 2019

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With Harry and Jamie Redknapp

Netflix orders Iliza Shlesinger sketch show

Oct 2, 2019

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Six half-hours from US comedian

When is Tim Minchin's Upright coming to TV?

Oct 2, 2019

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Sky reveals launch date

Comics to honour Sean Hughes

Oct 2, 2019

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Tribute gig on his 54th birthday, as his last stand-up gig is aired

Comic Josh Pugh to represent England at football

Sep 26, 2019

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..in the partially sighted World Championships

Frayed

Sep 26, 2019

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TV preview by Steve Bennett

Phoenix Nights comes to theatres

Sep 26, 2019

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...but only for a screening of the original C4 sitcom

Second series for Dear Joan and Jericha

Sep 25, 2019

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Julia Davis and Vicki Pepperdine's podcast returns

Upstart Crow coming to the West End

Sep 25, 2019

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David Mitchell to star in stage version of Ben Elton's Shakespeare sitcom

'He's influenced almost every "weird" comedian of the pas two decades'

Sep 25, 2019

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Zack Zucker picks his Perfect Playlist of comedy influences

Tim Vine to tour - as Plastic Elvis

Sep 24, 2019

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Performing the King's hits

Comedians having Bad Time5

Sep 24, 2019

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Starry line-up for stand-up Dave Fulton's dark anthology

The 60million dollar woman

Sep 24, 2019

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge in mega-deal with Amazon Prime

Demetri Martin reveals health problems

Sep 24, 2019

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Comedian cancels US tour after pulling UK dates

Rob Brydon cast in BBC One's The Snail And The Whale

Sep 20, 2019

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With Cariad Lloyd as the teacher

Why one girls' school is teaching its pupils stand-up

Sep 20, 2019

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Comedy gives valuable skills for the outside world

Jennifer Saunders takes her happy medium to the West End

Sep 20, 2019

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...plus regional dates for her Blithe Spirit revival

Laura Smyth wins Funny Women Award

Sep 19, 2019

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New comic will be mentored by Jo Brand

Eddie Izzard: Wunderbar

Sep 19, 2019

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Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Sue Perkins to host nature-based Radio 4 show

Sep 19, 2019

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Pilot to be taped at London Zoo

Guz Khan offers a leg-up into TV

Sep 19, 2019

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Comic seeks working-class trainees for Man Like Mobeen

Cast announced for Pegg & Frost's Truth Seekers

Sep 19, 2019

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Including Samson Kayo, Susan Wokoma, Julian Barratt and Kevin Eldon

Michael Palin joins Worzel Gummidge cast

Sep 19, 2019

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Along with Vicki Pepperdine, Steve Pemberton and Zoe Wanamaker

Ray Galton left £2.2million

Sep 19, 2019

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Scriptwriter's will revealed

London calling

Sep 14, 2019

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The week's best podcasts and comedy on demand

'I have forever changed an obscure part of Italian comedy'

Sep 13, 2019

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Ed Aczel shares his Unforgettable 5 gigs

Nordic move

Sep 13, 2019

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Taskmaster gets two more international versions

New SNL cast member hit by racism row

Sep 13, 2019

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Shane Gillis used offensive language in a 2018 podcast

Perfect Sound Whatever, by James Acaster

Sep 12, 2019

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Book review by Steve Bennett

Comic Caimh McDonnell up for £20k book prize

Sep 12, 2019

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Shortlisted for Amazon award

South Park comes to Amazon Prime

Sep 12, 2019

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And - to a much lesser extent – Netflix

Who's on Harry Hill's new Channel 4 show?

Sep 12, 2019

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First guest comedians announced

Win tickets to Billy Connolly's Sex Life Of Bandages in your local cinema

Sep 11, 2019

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Plus DVDs and books up for grabs

Bill Burr: Paper Tiger

Sep 11, 2019

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Review of his Netflix special by Steve Bennett

The Whitehalls vs America

Sep 7, 2019

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The week's best comedy on demand

Scarborough

Sep 6, 2019

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TV review by Steve Bennett

The Crown Dual

Sep 6, 2019

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Gig review by Steve Bennett at Wilton's Music Hall, London

Sky orders shorts from up-and-coming comics

Sep 6, 2019

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To be introduced by Romesh Ranganathan

Blackadder will NEVER return

Sep 6, 2019

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Don't listen to Baldrick, says Ben Elton

Matt Berry spoofs Points Of View for a new charity campaign

Sep 5, 2019

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With impressionists Lewis MacLeod and Morgana Robinson

Greenwich Comedy Festival 2019 opening night

Sep 5, 2019

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Gig review by Steve Bennett

National Lottery hails Comedy School founder

Sep 5, 2019

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Surprise to reward 21 years of good work

Revealed: The best-reviewed comedy shows on the Edinburgh Fringe

Sep 5, 2019

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The numbers have been crunched...

Sky to make an Irish stand-up series

Sep 5, 2019

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Hosted by Deirdre O’Kane

Eurydice Dixon's killer jailed for life

Sep 2, 2019

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Jaymes Todd will not be eligible for parole for 35 years

Kevin Hart badly hurt in car crash

Sep 1, 2019

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His classic car careers off the road in Malibu

Mel B joins Celebrity Juice

Sep 1, 2019

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Replacing Paddy McGuinness

Taskmaster returns for series 9

Sep 1, 2019

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The best of the week's comedy on TV and radio

25 years of the Glee Club

Sep 1, 2019

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The week's best live comedy

Newly restored Tony Hancock films to be released

Aug 31, 2019

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Paul Merton to help launch The Rebel and The Punch And Judy Man

When Jerry met Eddie

Aug 31, 2019

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The week's comedy on demand

Bafta to honour Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Aug 31, 2019

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At its Los Angeles awards bash

Rhoda star Valerie Harper dies at 80

Aug 31, 2019

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Actress had a long fight with brain cancer

Zoe Lyons is playing God

Aug 29, 2019

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...in a new London comedy play

Funny Women announces its 2019 finalists

Aug 27, 2019

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433 entrants whittled down to the last ten

Phoebe Waller-Bridge to host SNL

Aug 26, 2019

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Fleabag creator makes her debut this autumn

Edinburgh Fringe claims record box office again

Aug 26, 2019

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More than 3million tickets sold

Ask a silly question....

Aug 26, 2019

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All the Emergency Questions from the Edinburgh Fringe

Comedy that inspired others

Aug 26, 2019

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All the Perfect Playlists from the Edinburgh Fringe

Hecklers, walkouts and on-stage deaths...

Aug 26, 2019

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All the Unforgettable 5s from the Edinburgh Fringe

Candy Gigi Presents – Friday Night Sinner

Aug 26, 2019

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Edinburgh Fringe review by Steve Bennett

Helen Bauer: Little Miss Baby Angel Face

Aug 26, 2019

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Edinburgh Fringe review by Steve Bennett

Alexander Fox: Snare

Aug 26, 2019

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Edinburgh Fringe review by Steve Bennett

Mum set for an American remake

Aug 21, 2019

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US uber-producer snaps up the rights

Rhys James: Snitch

Aug 21, 2019

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Edinburgh Fringe review by Jay Richardson

Annie McGrath: Shepherd

Aug 21, 2019

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Edinburgh Fringe review by Steve Bennett

Ollie Horn: Pig In Japan

Aug 21, 2019

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Edinburgh Fringe review by Steve Bennett

BBC Two orders a new Limmy series

Aug 21, 2019

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Three episodes of his Homemade Show coming next year

Sophie Willan pilots BBC Two sitcom

Aug 21, 2019

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...loosely based on her own life

Sara Pascoe to make a BBC Two sitcom

Aug 21, 2019

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Exploring family, relationships and biology

Nominees announced for Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Awards

Aug 21, 2019

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Including the first black British women to be shortlisted

Janine Harouni takes the BBC Radio 4 Comedy Award

Aug 15, 2019

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American crowned winner in live final

I'm invisible in Edinburgh

Aug 15, 2019

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Cally Beaton says she's being overlooked because she's a 50-year-old woman

Sam See: Coming Out Loud

Aug 15, 2019

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Edinburgh Fringe review by Steve Bennett

Sukh Ojla: For Sukh's Sake

Aug 15, 2019

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Edinburgh Fringe review by Alex Bruce

Anna Drezen: Okay Get Home Safe!!

Aug 15, 2019

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Edinburgh Fringe review by Steve Bennett

Tom Lenk Is Trash

Aug 15, 2019

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Edinburgh Fringe review by Alex Bruce

Obsolete

Aug 15, 2019

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Edinburgh Fringe review by Steve Bennett

Yuriko Kotani: Somosomo

Aug 15, 2019

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Edinburgh Fringe review by Alex Bruce

Cariad Lloyd writes a book about grief

Aug 9, 2019

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You Are Not Alone sparks a bidding war between publishers

Meet the BBC's new comedy stars for 2019

Aug 9, 2019

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Finalists of Radio 4 competition announced

Chris McGlade: Forgiveness

Aug 9, 2019

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Edinburgh Fringe review by Steve Bennett

Adam Riches: The Beakington Town Hall Murders

Aug 9, 2019

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Edinburgh Fringe review by Steve Bennett

I, Tom Mayhew

Aug 9, 2019

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Edinburgh Fringe review by Jack Boyles

From Cuckoo to Kestrel

Aug 9, 2019

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Greg Davies makes a film about the classic novel the classic novel A Kestrel For A  Knave

Spencer Jones: The Things We Leave Behind

Aug 9, 2019

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Edinburgh Fringe review by Steve Bennett

A List Of 100 Things That Unreasonably Annoy Me

Aug 9, 2019

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Edinburgh Fringe review by Jack Boyles

'We were hoping a relative would die so we could pull the show'

Aug 3, 2019

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Goose's Ben Rowse recalls his most memorable gigs

'Growing up, there was nobody on TV who looked like me'

Aug 3, 2019

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Rosie Jones talks about her cerebral palsy and how she got into comedy

John Robins: I'd be dead if they had online gambling when I was a teen

Aug 3, 2019

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Comic speaks up about his addiction

Ben Van der Velde: Fablemaker

Aug 3, 2019

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Edinburgh Fringe review by Alex Bruce

Stand Up with Janine Harouni (Please Remain Seated)

Aug 3, 2019

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Edinburgh Fringe review by Steve Bennett

Sketch You Up!

Aug 3, 2019

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Edinburgh Fringe review by Alex Bruce

Izzy Mant: Polite Club

Aug 3, 2019

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Edinburgh Fringe review by Steve Bennett

Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

Aug 3, 2019

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Edinburgh Fringe review by Steve Bennett

My most coked-up heckler, caught on film

Aug 1, 2019

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Mark Simmons recalls his most memorable gigs

Am I still mentally ill or do I not understand what it is to be healed? 

Jul 31, 2019

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Eric Lampaert on whether the Fringe will help him with his problems

Have you ever had anything removed from your body?

Jul 31, 2019

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Comics share their answers to another of Richard Herring's Emergency Questions

If you got on Dragons’ Den, what product would you pitch?

Jul 31, 2019

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Another from Richard Herring's stock of Emergency Questions

How do you think the human race will end?

Jul 31, 2019

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Another of Richard Herring's Emergency Questions

The night I performed in a pink tutu and wings

Jul 30, 2019

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Jay Lafferty recalls her most memorable gigs

Which is the sexiest TV puppet?

Jul 29, 2019

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Another from Richard Herring's stock of Emergency Questions

The Alternative Show at Just For Laughs 2019

Jul 28, 2019

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Gig review by Steve Bennett in Montreal

Esther Povitsky

Jul 28, 2019

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Gig review by Steve Bennett at Just For Laughs, Montreal

Kurt Braunohler at Just For Laughs

Jul 28, 2019

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Gig review by Steve Bennett in Montreal

2Soon with Donnell Rawlings

Jul 28, 2019

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Gig review by Steve Bennett at Just For Laughs, Montreal

Rachel Bloom: What Am I Going To Do With My Life Now?

Jul 28, 2019

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Gig review by Steve Bennett at Just For Laughs, Montreal

The Nasty Show 2019

Jul 28, 2019

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Gig review by Steve Bennett at Just For Laughs, Montreal

Great Yorkshire Fringe crowns its comedian of the year

Jul 28, 2019

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David Bawden triumphs with his deadpan one-liners

From quips to quiffs

Jul 27, 2019

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The best of the week's live comedy

'Half the audience had either been punched in the face or opted to go home'

Jul 24, 2019

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Visiting US comedian Langston Kerman recalls his most memorable gigs

Muzlamic

Jul 22, 2019

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TV review by Steve Bennett

Latitude 2019: All the reviews

Jul 22, 2019

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Festival comedy round-up

Union Jack radio to broadcast from the Edinburgh Fringe

Jul 22, 2019

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New nightly comedy show

Comedy Central gets Younger

Jul 22, 2019

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Broadcaster buys US comedy

Frank Skinner at Latitude

Jul 22, 2019

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Gig review by Steve Bennett

Tez Ilyas at Latitude

Jul 22, 2019

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Gig review by Steve Bennett

Alan Carr announces an intimate tour

Jul 16, 2019

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Tiny work-in-progress gigs across Scotland

Fleabag notches up 11 Emmy nominations

Jul 16, 2019

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Including two for Phoebe Waller-Bridge herself

Edinburgh Fringe 10x10: The BAME game

Jul 16, 2019

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Ten black and minority ethnic British comedians

'Some comedians' celebrity status outweighs their comedy'

Jul 16, 2019

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Lee Mack speaks up about the trends in stand-up

Big Australian awards for Tim Minchin and Hannah Gadsby

Jul 16, 2019

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...but James Acaster misses out

Armando Iannucci to open the London film festival

Jul 16, 2019

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European premiere for his Personal History Of David Copperfield

Who was the first person you remember fancying?

Jul 15, 2019

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Another from Richard Herring's stock of Emergency Questions

Viz pioneer Jim Brownlow dies

Jul 15, 2019

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The man behind Paul Whicker the Tall Vicar and Rude Kid

South Africa is the future of comedy

Jul 15, 2019

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So says Loyiso Gola (who just happens to be from there)

Work starts on Year Of The Rabbit series 2

Jul 15, 2019

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Writers planning for Matt Berry's Victorian comedy to be renewed

What is the most impressive thing you have ever been underneath?

Jul 14, 2019

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Today's Emergency Question

The Goodies: The movie?

Jul 10, 2019

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Fans asked to crowdfund a 50th anniversary documentary film

David Baddiel to write four new children’s books

Jul 10, 2019

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New deal with publishers HarperCollins

Lou Sanders announces a new tour

Jul 10, 2019

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...on the day her last Taskmaster episode airs

Friends is NOT leaving Netflix in the UK

Jul 10, 2019

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...but America is not so lucky

King Arthur

Jul 10, 2019

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Rip Torn's best lines from The Larry Sanders Show

RIP Torn

Jul 10, 2019

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Larry Sanders and Men In Black star dies at 88

This Country's Michael Sleggs dies at 33

Jul 10, 2019

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'He brought tremendous joy to all who knew him'

Aziz Ansari: Right Now

Jul 9, 2019

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Review of his Netflix special by Steve Bennett

Edinburgh Fringe 10x10: Ten shows to celebrate the Moon landings

Jul 9, 2019

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Well, kinda...

If you're going to watch one show with zero people of colour in it, make it this one...

Jul 8, 2019

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London Hughes picks her comedy favourites

What was the name of Papa Lazarou's circus

Jul 8, 2019

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Try our Tuesday Trivia Quiz

What was the name of Ron Burgundy's dog in Anchorman?

Jul 8, 2019

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Try our Tuesday Trivia Quiz

Heckled by citrus

Jul 4, 2019

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Mark Nelson recalls his most memorable gigs

Jerry Seinfeld apologises to Red Dwarf star

Jul 3, 2019

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Robert Llewelyn had a 'comedians in cars' show long before him...

Christopher Booker, Private Eye’s first editor, dies at 81

Jul 3, 2019

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He also worked on That Was The Week That Was,

Win Year Of The Rabbit on DVD

Jul 3, 2019

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With Matt Berry, Freddie Fox and Susan Wokoma

Myra DuBois is dragged into Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Jul 3, 2019

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Comedy character joins big-screen adaptation

Irish comedy star Brendan Grace is fighting cancer

Jul 3, 2019

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Stand-up who appeared in Father Ted cancels summer tour

Some Mothers Still ‘Ave ‘Em

Jul 3, 2019

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Joe Pasquale to take Frank Spencer on tour again

Red Dwarf team reunite - for an advert

Jul 3, 2019

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Comedy stars promote the AA

Comics raise £2,000 for ailing colleague

Jul 2, 2019

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Support for Phil Jerrod as he has an organ removed

What is the name of the family in Butterflies?

Jul 2, 2019

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Try our Tuesday Trivia Quiz

Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room on Netflix

Jul 2, 2019

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Review by Steve Bennett

BBC comedy spending falls

Jul 2, 2019

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But annual report lauds the quality of its programming

Who drives a car with this number plate?

Jun 26, 2019

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Try our weekly Trivia Quiz

Previously unheard Monty Python footage to air

Jun 26, 2019

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As part of mammoth 50th anniversary celebrations

Maisie Williams to star in new Sky comedy

Jun 26, 2019

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Game Of Thrones star to play a misfit on the run

Revealed: Who's going to be in the Amusical TV show

Jun 26, 2019

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...including Frank Skinner as Annie

Free hotel rooms for comedians

Jun 25, 2019

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100 on offer from budget chain easyHotel

Ed Byrne joins Alan McGee biopic

Jun 25, 2019

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Could Blackadder be returning?

Jun 25, 2019

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Creator Richard Curtis has a cunning plan...

Baddiel, Iannucci and Fry made fellows of the Royal Society of Literature

Jun 25, 2019

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Honours for comedy writers

The Windsors gets a third series

Jun 25, 2019

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Long to reign over us...

There's Something About Movies gets a sequel

Jun 25, 2019

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Alan Carr announces a second series

'Ukip, dogging and death threats'

Jun 23, 2019

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Jonny & The Baptists on their most memorable gigs

Neil Hamburger: No One Loves A Hater

Jun 19, 2019

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Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Soho Theatre, London

The battle of Blackpool

Jun 19, 2019

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Legal tussle could sink comedy club

Smack The Pony reunion 'is not happening'

Jun 19, 2019

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Doon Mackichan says no TV channel wants their new sketches

Comedy returns to the home of the Comic Strip

Jun 19, 2019

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As Soho strip club is replaced by a new theatre

This Country duo write their first book

Jun 19, 2019

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..in the guise of a fake parish newsletter.

Ricky Gervais returns to Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Jun 19, 2019

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Jerry Seinfeld's guests also include Eddie Murphy

First images of Jennifer Saunders in Blithe Spirit

Jun 18, 2019

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New production of Noel Coward classic

Sam Jay

Jun 18, 2019

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Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Soho Theatre, London

Amused Moose New Comedy Award finalists 2019

Jun 18, 2019

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Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Old Deer Park, Richmond

What was Warden Hodges's job in Dad’s Army?

Jun 18, 2019

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Try our Tuesday Trivia Quiz

215 Edinburgh Fringe comedy reviews

Jun 18, 2019

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All we saw at this year's festival

Who could they be thinking of?

Jun 12, 2019

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New BBC comedy about an ousted Prime Minister

Stan & Ollie tops DVD chart

Jun 12, 2019

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Outselling The Lego Movie 2

Susie McCabe scoops two Scottish comedy awards

Jun 12, 2019

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As women lead the way

'The police must act'

Jun 12, 2019

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Nigel Farage's anger over Jo Brand joke

Russian Doll gets a second series

Jun 12, 2019

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'Same show, just weirder'

John Bishop announces 'work in progress' shows

Jun 11, 2019

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...in 2,000-seat venues with £27 tickets

World's first online Welsh language comedy platform launches

Jun 11, 2019

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S4C commissions new content for Facebook and YouTube

Barbara Nice to host Chortle's Fast Fringe

Jun 11, 2019

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Edinburgh Fringe showcase returns to Underbelly in London

What was the name of Austin Powers' dad?

Jun 11, 2019

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Try our Tuesday Trivia Quiz

Comedians take on the Crystal Maze

Jun 11, 2019

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Vic Reeves, Al Murray and more in celebrity specials

Freddie Starr’s funeral details revealed

Jun 5, 2019

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Comic to be laid to rest in his native Liverpool

Alec Baldwin to get roasted

Jun 5, 2019

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Actor to be insulted on Comedy Central

Allo Allo cast to reunite

Jun 5, 2019

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As a plaque goes up to mark 35 years of the sitcom

Matt Berry: I still want to do more Toast Of London

Jun 5, 2019

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...but comic admits he doesn't know when he'll have time to write it

David Baddiel announces 2020 tour

Jun 5, 2019

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Taking on the trolls

And we're off!

Jun 5, 2019

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2019 Edinburgh Fringe programme officially launched

Mandy Muden signs up for major US talent show

Jun 5, 2019

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With Harry & Chris, Randy Feltface and Ismo Leikola

Which series of Blackadder did Rik Mayall NOT appear in?

Jun 4, 2019

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Try our Tuesday Trivia Quiz

Inkey Jones loses £3.5m bankruptcy case

Jun 4, 2019

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Comic and promoter tried to appeal tax bill – but too late

It's hard being funny in a corset...

Jun 4, 2019

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Susan Wokoma on Year Of The Rabbit

Lenny Henry to host Morecambe and Wise clip show

May 29, 2019

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Comic once worked with the legendary duo

Where are the disabled comedians on panel shows?

May 29, 2019

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Liz Carr and Chris McCausland are about to break a long drought

John Cleese blasted over 'dog whistle' tweet

May 29, 2019

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London 'is not an English city', comic claims

Jack Whitehall's going to the dogs

May 29, 2019

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Comic to star in Clifford, The Big Red Dog movie

Jack Dee announces new stand-up tour

May 29, 2019

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His first in six years

What character did Barbara Nice creator Janice Connolly play in Phoenix Nights?

May 28, 2019

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Try our BGT themed Tuesday Trivia Quiz

John Thomson and Jessica Knappett to host ITV clip show

May 28, 2019

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...as if they were sports presenters

Clement and La Frenais pen their memoirs

May 28, 2019

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Writers of Porridge, Likely Lads and Auf Wiedersehen Pet

New book from Mindy Kaling

May 28, 2019

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Amazon to release her new collection in 2020

Kerry Godliman joins porn drama

May 28, 2019

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Playing an MP in Channel 4's Adult Material,

Katherine Ryan recreates a scene from Scream

May 22, 2019

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From There’s Something About Movies

I performed to a Saudi Prince, hidden in a blacked-out glass box

May 22, 2019

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Myra Dubois's Unforgettable Five gigs

Fright Wig: Essential Tremors

May 22, 2019

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Brighton Fringe review by Steve Bennett

'Vladimir Putin' to front his own BBC chat show

May 22, 2019

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New comedy show features a virtual reality Russian president

Criminal

May 21, 2019

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Brighton Fringe review by Steve Bennett

Who's in the 2019 Chortle Student Comedy Award final?

May 21, 2019

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Last places revealed

The comedy club with no booze

May 21, 2019

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Could this catch on?

What is the name of Bernie Clifton's ostrich?

May 21, 2019

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It's our Tuesday Trivia Quiz

Soho Theatre unveils its new site

May 21, 2019

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Preview peek at how a former music hall will be converted

Jo Brand writes a vampire movie

May 21, 2019

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She's adapting The Radleys for the big screen

Louis CK's UK gigs dropped after protests

May 15, 2019

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Backlash 'made the shows untenable'

Comedy club punter calls the cops over a joke

May 15, 2019

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'It made us very uncomfortable,' he says in 911 call

Dame Edna makes a TV comeback

May 15, 2019

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BBC One orders a one-off special set on her 'luxury yacht'

Judi Dench to star in Blithe Spirit movie

May 15, 2019

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Remake of Noel Coward comedy

What was the name of the school in The Inbetweeners?

May 14, 2019

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Try our Tuesday Trivia Quiz

UK dates for Louis CK

May 14, 2019

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Disgraced comic announces two intimate gigs

Up Your Prana

May 14, 2019

Description:

Brighton Fringe review by Steve Bennett

Gut Buddies

May 14, 2019

Description:

Brighton Fringe review by Steve Bennett

Songs of Smut and Sparkle

May 14, 2019

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Brighton Fringe review by Steve Bennett

Miles Jupp quits the News Quiz

May 14, 2019

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Comic stands down after four years

Andy Parsons fronts anti-loneliness campaign

May 8, 2019

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...by approaching strangers in a shopping centre

Bridget Christie to curate The Museum of Curiosity.

May 8, 2019

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Comic joins John Lloyd's Radio 4 show

Goodbye, Cogs

May 8, 2019

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Friends and family remember the mayhem – and the humanity – of Ian Cognito

Dave Chappelle to receive the Mark Twain Prize

May 8, 2019

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'Against the assault of humour, nothing can stand'

Jason Manford opens up about anxiety and depression

May 8, 2019

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'felt like I couldn't do my job any more'

What was the first ever Taskmaster task?

May 7, 2019

Description:

Try our Tuesday Trivia Quiz - this week all themed around the Dave show

I Am Not Victoria Wood

May 7, 2019

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Brighton Fringe review by Steve Bennett

Last Hive

May 7, 2019

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Brighton Fringe review by Steve Bennett

Ahir Shah is make Have I Got News For You debut

May 7, 2019

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Comic joins panel later this month

Stand-ups offered cash to help film their specials

May 7, 2019

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But only if you're not a white man in new diversity drive

Not so Fast!

Apr 30, 2019

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BBC axes Fast Show reunion over costs

How many times does Steve Martin say the F-word in this car rental scene?

Apr 30, 2019

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Try our Tuesday Trivia Quiz

Lisa Kudrow joins Mae Martin comedy

Apr 30, 2019

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Along with Charlotte Ritchie and a host of comedians

Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups to return

Apr 30, 2019

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New series after three years away

Musical based on Sarah Silverman's memoirs 'coming soon'

Apr 30, 2019

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Off-Broadway launch planned within the year

Rhod Gilbert: The Book Of John

Apr 29, 2019

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Tour review by Steve Bennett at the Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells

Jess Robinson named the ‘best mythical creature’.

Apr 29, 2019

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Comic impressionist triumphs at panto awards

Chris Ramsey to tape stand-up special

Apr 29, 2019

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Show set for broadcast

Comedy Central announces specials from 9 UK comedians

Apr 29, 2019

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Kicking off with Iain Stirling

BBC announces Scot Squad spin-off

Apr 29, 2019

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As part of a new batch of iPlayer comedy shorts

John Bishop pilots cookery gameshow

Apr 23, 2019

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Kids vs celebrities

Ninth series for Fags, Mags And Bags

Apr 23, 2019

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And the cast will be performing the Radio 4 sitcom live every night of the Edinburgh Fringe

Documentary to chart the history of the Comedy Store

Apr 23, 2019

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LA venue that's the 'Bolshoi Ballet of comedy'

Only Fools And Horses extends its West End run

Apr 23, 2019

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Musical now booking to September

Autumn tour for Nick Helm

Apr 23, 2019

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Following his return to the Edinburgh Fringe after six years

Shane Todd pilots satirical archive show

Apr 23, 2019

Description:

Try-out show for BBC Northern Ireland

Blast-off for Armando Iannucci’s space comedy

Apr 23, 2019

Description:

HBO picks up Avenue 5 for series, starring Hugh Laurie

Who's this dragon?

Apr 22, 2019

Description:

Try our St George's Day comedy trivia quiz

Radio Active returns

Apr 21, 2019

Description:

The best of the week's live comedy

Making money funny

Apr 21, 2019

Description:

The best of the week's live comedy

Who voiced the Easter Bunny in Hop?

Apr 16, 2019

Description:

Try our Tuesday Trivia Quiz

Steve Pemberton joins Britannia

Apr 16, 2019

Description:

As Emperor Claudius

Joanne McNally: Wine Tamer

Apr 16, 2019

Description:

Gig review by Alex Bruce at the Soho Theatre, London

Blake Freeman: There's Something There

Apr 16, 2019

Description:

Melbourne International Comedy Festival review

Wil Anderson: Wil-Informed

Apr 16, 2019

Description:

Melbourne International Comedy Festival review

Terry Gilliam: As a white man I feel excluded now

Apr 16, 2019

Description:

Python star also complains that taking offence is stifling comedy

Raw Comedy national final 2019

Apr 16, 2019

Description:

Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

James Acaster and Tom Allen up for Melbourne award

Apr 16, 2019

Description:

Comedy festival names its nominees – after severing links to Barry Humphries

History of Comedy podcast to return

Apr 16, 2019

Description:

Looking at the most influential venues in the business

Ghosts

Apr 15, 2019

Description:

TV review by Steve Bennett

Sky picks up Alan Carr's movie show

Apr 10, 2019

Description:

Series starts next month

What's the difference between a joke and another joke?

Apr 10, 2019

Description:

Researchers try to find out in the context of gag theft

Rowan Thambar: 23 And Disappointed

Apr 10, 2019

Description:

Melbourne International Comedy Festival review

Bella Green Is Charging For It

Apr 10, 2019

Description:

Melbourne International Comedy Festival review

Brett Blake: Bogan Genius

Apr 10, 2019

Description:

Melbourne International Comedy Festival review

Urban Myths: Princess Diana, Freddie Mercury and Kenny Everett

Apr 10, 2019

Description:

TV preview by Steve Bennett

Gordon Southern: A Man For Two Seasons

Apr 10, 2019

Description:

Melbourne International Comedy Festival review

Now Hannah Gadsby's up for a Peabody

Apr 10, 2019

Description:

One of the most prestigious awards in US broadcasting

Liverpool's Hot Water spills into Manchester

Apr 10, 2019

Description:

Comedy club expands on to rival turf

Kevin Hart's Netflix recording was tense...

Apr 9, 2019

Description:

Tom Lucy recalls his Unforgettable Five gigs

Tom Ballard: Enough

Apr 4, 2019

Description:

Melbourne International Comedy Festival review

Cassie Workman: Giantess

Apr 4, 2019

Description:

Melbourne International Comedy Festival review

Bob Franklin: Sir Robert's History of Horror

Apr 4, 2019

Description:

Melbourne International Comedy Festival review

Netflix confirms second series of After Life

Apr 4, 2019

Description:

Reaction has been 'insane and heartwarming' says Ricky Gervais

Hollywood break for Famalam's Samson Kayo

Apr 3, 2019

Description:

...in a movie described as 'Game Of Thrones with mice'

They're trying to make fetch happen

Apr 3, 2019

Description:

Mean Girls 'experience' comes to London

Tom Walker: Very Very

Apr 3, 2019

Description:

Melbourne International Comedy Festival review

Matt Stewart: Bone Dry

Apr 3, 2019

Description:

Melbourne International Comedy Festival review

Aidan 'Taco' Jones: 52 Days

Apr 3, 2019

Description:

Melbourne International Comedy Festival review

Could you judge the 2019 Edinburgh Comedy Awards?

Apr 3, 2019

Description:

The hunt is on for public panellists

Dead Pixels

Mar 28, 2019

Description:

TV preview by Steve Bennett

Rose Matafeo to star in BBC Three sitcom

Mar 28, 2019

Description:

Star Struck revolves around a young woman struggling in London

Rachel Parris is up for a Bafta

Mar 28, 2019

Description:

Comic nominated for her Mash Report segments

Elis James and John Robins quit Radio X

Mar 27, 2019

Description:

‘We have not left under a cloud of unproduceability'

Teenage Cancer Trust comedy night 2019

Mar 27, 2019

Description:

Gig review by Alex Bruce at the Royal Albert Hall

Mae Martin lands E4 and Netflix sitcom

Mar 27, 2019

Description:

Exploring sexual identity and gender

John Cleese slams Netflix for dumbing down

Mar 27, 2019

Description:

...but then they did snub his special

Coming soon: Meghan Markle in a sex comedy

Mar 27, 2019

Description:

Distributor buys the rights to previously unseen pilot

Samantha Baines writes a children's book

Mar 27, 2019

Description:

About a girl with an incredible hearing aid

We see tour dates in Clinton Baptiste's future

Mar 22, 2019

Description:

Phoenix Nights' hapless psychic to hit the road

Comics talk about sex for Channel 4

Mar 22, 2019

Description:

Phil Wang and London Hughes in new series

Croatia gets a new comedy festival

Mar 22, 2019

Description:

Dylan Moran, Shappi Khorsandi and Nish Kumar are among those playing

Des Bishop cancels shows after his mother dies

Mar 21, 2019

Description:

And posts a touching tribute on Instagram

Which comedians are playing the 2019 festivals?

Mar 21, 2019

Description:

What's been announced so far

Win tickets to an exclusive Chortle screening of Being Frank

Mar 21, 2019

Description:

The strange story of Chris Sievey and Frank Sidebottom,

Comics rally for victims of Christchurch terror attack

Mar 21, 2019

Description:

Major benefit to 'laugh in the face of hate'

Comic facing jail for abusing women

Mar 21, 2019

Description:

‘He deserves all he gets'

Eddie Izzard to play the Edinburgh Fringe

Mar 21, 2019

Description:

Reading Dickens' Great Expectations

Let's erect a statue to Del Boy

Mar 21, 2019

Description:

Online petition launched

David Dimbleby to host Have I Got News For You

Mar 20, 2019

Description:

His first job since Question Time

Mortimer and Whitehouse land a TV award

Mar 15, 2019

Description:

Derry Girls and Romesh Ranganathan also honoured by Broadcasting Press Guild

C4 seeks new comedy talent

Mar 15, 2019

Description:

Boost for online creators

Benjamin

Mar 15, 2019

Description:

Movie review by Steve Bennett

BBC to adapt Alexei Sayle's memoirs for TV

Mar 15, 2019

Description:

'The deal's been done'

Who's in series 3 of Sky's Urban Myths?

Mar 15, 2019

Description:

Broadcaster reveals stories from Donald Trump to Kenny Everett

Broadcasting world salutes Nicholas Parsons

Mar 14, 2019

Description:

Just A Minute chairman to receive an outstanding contribution award

Father Ted's Pat Laffan dies

Mar 14, 2019

Description:

Actor played promiscuous milkman Pat Mustard

We're Staying Right Here

Mar 14, 2019

Description:

Theatre review by Steve Bennett

Comedy with Resonance

Mar 14, 2019

Description:

12 hidden gems from the archives of the UK's most eclectic radio station

Timewasters set for US remake

Mar 14, 2019

Description:

...with LL Cool J

After Life

Mar 9, 2019

Description:

TV review by Steve Bennett

Get the goss

Mar 9, 2019

Description:

The week's comedy on demand

Brighton gets a new comedy festival

Mar 8, 2019

Description:

From producers of Greenwich and Bristol events

Liam Williams writes his first novel

Mar 8, 2019

Description:

...and it's coming out in audiobook first

The Simpsons pulls Michael Jackson episode

Mar 8, 2019

Description:

Cameo appearance withdrawn from syndication

How George Harrison saved Life Of Brian

Mar 7, 2019

Description:

Production company's story to be told in new documentary

'People will remember this as fondly as The Real McCoy'

Mar 7, 2019

Description:

Timewasters creator Daniel Lawrence Taylor on his comedy favourites

For their next trick...

Mar 7, 2019

Description:

Mischief Theatre do Magic Goes Wrong

Aisling Bea quits 8 Out Of 10 Cats

Mar 7, 2019

Description:

...but she'll be back as part of a series of guest hosts

Third series for Man Like Mobeen

Mar 2, 2019

Description:

BBC Three will return to Small Heath

Jerks, quirks and twerks

Mar 2, 2019

Description:

The week's comedy on demand

Fake news?

Mar 1, 2019

Description:

Questions over the 'new comic' who claimed the circuit was a hotbed of hate speech

New ITV drama for Dawn French

Mar 1, 2019

Description:

Set in a coastal Devon town

Brooklyn Nine-Nine gets a seventh season

Feb 28, 2019

Description:

NBC renews cop comedy

Comedy 'reviewer' asks stand-up to send dick pix

Feb 28, 2019

Description:

...and offers an extra star 'for being fit'

Morecambe & Wise & Andre Previn

Feb 28, 2019

Description:

'All the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order'

The Canadian revolution!

Feb 28, 2019

Description:

Comedians force U-turn over radio plans that would have cost them dear

Eighth Grade

Feb 28, 2019

Description:

Film review by Jay Richardson

Bill Burr hits the UK

Feb 24, 2019

Description:

The best of the week's live comedy

Dan's the man for Leicester Mercury title

Feb 24, 2019

Description:

Comic follows in some illustrious footsteps

I couldn’t stand London. Why does everyone just get drunk all the time?

Feb 23, 2019

Description:

Rosie Perez on the return of Bounty Hunters

'I'm the most mal-coordinated person in the world'

Feb 23, 2019

Description:

Jack Whitehall on the return of Bounty Hunters

US comic Brody Stevens dead at 48

Feb 23, 2019

Description:

Stand-up in apparent suicide

Take a trip to Weird City

Feb 23, 2019

Description:

The week’s comedy on demand.

Sidebottom on show

Feb 22, 2019

Description:

New multimedia exhibition to feature rare archives

James Acaster writes a second book

Feb 22, 2019

Description:

...inspired by the music of 2016

Comedy stars to pay tribute to Jeremy Hardy

Feb 22, 2019

Description:

Memorial gig this weekend

Fighting With My Family

Feb 22, 2019

Description:

Review of Stephen Merchant's new wrestling film, by Jay Richardson

Mark Steel reckons Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright

Feb 17, 2019

Description:

The best of the week's live comedy

Just putting Out There out there...

Feb 17, 2019

Description:

ITV's new stand-up show and the rest of the week's comedy on TV and radio

Now THAT's a tough gig...

Feb 16, 2019

Description:

The week's comedy on demand

Chris Rock to direct Kenan Thompson comedy

Feb 16, 2019

Description:

NBC pilots a sitcom for Saturday Night Live

Jimmy Carr announces second Netflix special

Feb 15, 2019

Description:

New stand-up show lands next month

NextUp to film three new stand-up specials

Feb 15, 2019

Description:

From Maisie Adam, Eleanor Morton and Jordan Brookes

At last! Comedy Store has an all-female weekend bill

Feb 15, 2019

Description:

In London AND Manchester for International Women’s Day

Second series for Radio 4's all-female panel show

Feb 15, 2019

Description:

Where’s The F In News? returns next month

'There's a feeling of people not wanting jokes any more'

Feb 15, 2019

Description:

Ian Hislop and writing partner Nick Newman on the state – and history – of satire

Ardal O'Hanlon joins Derry Girls

Feb 15, 2019

Description:

Making a guest appearance as 'mummy's boy' Eamonn

Stephen Merchant to play a real-life serial killer

Feb 10, 2019

Description:

In a BBC drama about the victims of Stephen Port

The new Pun-ic Wars

Feb 10, 2019

Description:

The best of the week's live comedy

Catastrophe bids farewell to Carrie Fisher... and to itself

Feb 10, 2019

Description:

The best of the week's comedy on TV and radio

Mobeen's back

Feb 9, 2019

Description:

The week's comedy on demand

Ken Dodd left £27.5million

Feb 9, 2019

Description:

...and the taxman didn't see a penny

Slapstick Festival: We haven't come a cropper

Feb 8, 2019

Description:

Bristol event cancels its 2020 gala, but nothing more

It's just grown men getting hurt while trying to perform simple tasks

Feb 8, 2019

Description:

Absurdist Sean Morley shares his comedy favourites

E4 acquires Speechless

Feb 8, 2019

Description:

Minnie Driver's US comedy about a boy with cerebral palsy

Daily Mash sold for £1.2million

Feb 8, 2019

Description:

Satirical website that spawned The Mash Report

A lunar-tic idea

Feb 7, 2019

Description:

Comic Olaf Falafel plays 50 schools in 50 days to plug moon book

Abigoliah Schauman: Do You Know Who I Think I Am?

Feb 4, 2019

Description:

Gig review by Steve Bennett at 2Northdown, London

Inside No 9 is named comedy of the year

Feb 4, 2019

Description:

As comedy.co.uk awards also hail Derry Girls, Vic and Bob, Friday Night Dinner and more

Hannah Gadsby announces new stand-up show

Feb 4, 2019

Description:

She hasn't quit after all!

Russian Doll

Feb 4, 2019

Description:

Netflix review by Steve Bennett

Iain Stirling to launch BBC's new Scottish channel

Feb 4, 2019

Description:

...and Breaking The News returns to TV

Sara Pascoe to star in new BBC travel show

Feb 4, 2019

Description:

...and she films a stand-up special for the broadcaster

Want your own Margaret Thatcher puppet?

Feb 4, 2019

Description:

Spitting Image caricatures go under the hammer

Alan Carr pilots cinema panel show

Feb 3, 2019

Description:

There's Something About Movies being developed for Sky 1

ITV pilot puts stand-up in odd places

Feb 3, 2019

Description:

New show from the creators of Mock The Week

Winner - on her third gig!

Jan 29, 2019

Description:

Newcomer Grace wins latest Chortle student heat

Enter the Chortle Student Comedy Award 2018

Jan 29, 2019

Description:

Hunt is on for the new generation of stars

Student Comedy Award: More semi-finalists announced

Jan 29, 2019

Description:

Halfway through the heats

See Noel Fielding and Richard Ayoade in the Lego Movie 2

Jan 29, 2019

Description:

Stars' casting as a vampire and an ice cream cone revealed

The Stand Up Sketch Show

Jan 28, 2019

Description:

TV preview by Steve Bennett

Second series for Famalam

Jan 28, 2019

Description:

Black-led sketch show returns to BBC Three this spring

Jo Brand plans an 'OAPs behaving badly' sitcom

Jan 28, 2019

Description:

Written with Damned co-creator Morwenna Banks

'I’m not a national treasure. I’m a national disgrace': Jo Brand in her own words

Jan 28, 2019

Description:

Comedian's wit and wisdom from the Imagine documentary

Fool Britanna

Jan 27, 2019

Description:

Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Vault Festival, London

Don't spare the Rhod

Jan 27, 2019

Description:

The best of the week's live comedy

What should we call this stand-up and sketch show?

Jan 27, 2019

Description:

The best of the week's comedy on TV and radio

Victoria Wood? More like Peter Beardsley!

Jan 26, 2019

Description:

Comic's baffled fans say the planned statue looks nothing like her

Lost Voice Guy: I'm Only In It For The Parking

Jan 26, 2019

Description:

Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Soho Theatre, London

What was the high school in The Breakfast Club?

Jan 22, 2019

Description:

Try our Tuesday Trivia Quiz

BBC orders comedy shows for its new Scottish channel

Jan 22, 2019

Description:

A stand-up showcase and a topical commentary

Comedy Central to air Chris Ramsey's special

Jan 22, 2019

Description:

Stand-up show recorded in his home town

Barry Humphries returns to London

Jan 22, 2019

Description:

To host a silent comedy showcase

Eddie Izzard to launch his new film in London

Jan 21, 2019

Description:

Australia Day(ish) premiere for The Flip Side

Sandi Toksvig Live! National Trevor

Jan 21, 2019

Description:

Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Royal Festival Hall, London

It Ain't Half Hot Mum – where are they now?

Jan 21, 2019

Description:

Whatever happened to the cast of the sitcom

Shortlists announced in comedy.co.uk awards

Jan 21, 2019

Description:

Based on public votes

Smack The Pony plan a reunion

Jan 21, 2019

Description:

Comeback for Fiona Allen, Sally Phillips and Doon Mackichan's sketch show?

Jerry Springer: The Opera returns to the British stage

Jan 21, 2019

Description:

New production comes to Manchester this summer

Les Dennis to play another washed-up character

Jan 15, 2019

Description:

He's a has-been psychic in Sideshow

What was the Fast Show called in America?

Jan 15, 2019

Description:

Try our Tuesday Trivia Quiz

Second series for Stath Lets Flats

Jan 15, 2019

Description:

Jamie Demetriou's comedy will return to Channel 4

Aziz Ansari announces UK and Ireland dates

Jan 15, 2019

Description:

Part of his first tour since the #metoo controversy

Writers Guild honours the best storytellers of 2018

Jan 14, 2019

Description:

Including Sarah Kendall and Mackenzie Crook

Revealed: Cast and first images from Ricky Gervais's Afterlife

Jan 14, 2019

Description:

New comedy coming to Netflix on March

Writing Catastrophe is 'a slog'

Jan 14, 2019

Description:

Sharon Horgan on her hit Channel 4 comedy

'I like to instil physical discomfort into people who tune in to watch a comedy. I get off on that'

Jan 14, 2019

Description:

Rob Delaney on Catastrophe

Rick and Morty comes to Channel 4

Jan 14, 2019

Description:

Broadcaster snaps up hundreds of hours of Adult Swim programmes

Barry Cryer cancels festival appearance

Jan 8, 2019

Description:

No Slapstick for comic as he recovers from hip op

What was the surname of Terry and June?

Jan 7, 2019

Description:

Try our Tuesday Trivia Quiz - and today it's multiple choice!

Simon Amstell's new movie gets a release date

Jan 7, 2019

Description:

Benjamin will hit cinemas on March 15

Book deal for Andrew Hunter Murray

Jan 7, 2019

Description:

Comic and podcaster pens his first novel

Golden Globes victory for The Kominsky Method

Jan 7, 2019

Description:

...and its star Michael Douglas

Comedians Of The World - K Trevor Wilson: Talking Sh*t

Jan 5, 2019

Description:

Netflix special reviewed by Steve Bennett

Comedians Of The World - Dave Merheje: Beautifully Manic

Jan 5, 2019

Description:

Netflix special reviewed by Steve Bennett

Semi-Detached

Jan 5, 2019

Description:

TV preview by Steve Bennett

Where are the female comedians fronting travel shows?

Jan 2, 2019

Description:

Anger at TV's huge gender bias

30 Rock comes to All 4

Jan 2, 2019

Description:

...and E4 nabs season six of Brooklyn Nine Nine

Netflix pulls comedy show criticising Saudis

Jan 1, 2019

Description:

'Their claim to support artistic freedom means nothing'

Comedians Of The World: Ellie Taylor – Cravings

Jan 1, 2019

Description:

Netflix special reviewed by Steve Bennett

Comedians Of The World: Nish Kumar - Very Clever Boy

Jan 1, 2019

Description:

Netflix special reviewed by Steve Bennett

Comedians Of The World: Mae Martin - Dope

Jan 1, 2019

Description:

Netflix special reviewed by Steve Bennett

Comedians Of The World: Joel Dommett - This Is What I’m Capable Of

Jan 1, 2019

Description:

Netflix special reviewed by Steve Bennett

Tim Minchin releases a new track

Jan 1, 2019

Description:

15 Minutes is about social media humiliation

Lee Evans, Louis CK and Taskmaster

Dec 30, 2018

Description:

Revealed: Chortle's top ten most-read stories of 2018

The most memorable comedy gigs of 2018

Dec 26, 2018

Description:

Chortle editor Steve Bennett's personal top ten

Michael McIntyre tops Christmas Day viewing

Dec 26, 2018

Description:

As Mrs Brown's Boys slumps 30 per cent

Comedians in pubs getting pies

Dec 24, 2018

Description:

Comedy Central launches new web series

'Safe space' row comic joins Chortle book festival

Dec 23, 2018

Description:

Session covers outrage in comedy

Ten Christmas comedy songs

Dec 23, 2018

Description:

...as ranked by radio station listeners

What Daniel Kitson did next...

Dec 23, 2018

Description:

The week's best live comedy

Another year, another Catastrophe

Dec 23, 2018

Description:

The best of the week's comedy on TV and radio

Nostalgia and new stuff in Christmas TV comedy

Dec 23, 2018

Description:

The best of the week's broadcast comedy

Twin piques

Dec 23, 2018

Description:

The best of the week's live comedy

Matt Lucas and David Walliams set to reunite

Dec 23, 2018

Description:

Little Britain pair 'bury the hatchet for Comic Relief sketches'

Jim Davidson reported for hate speech

Dec 23, 2018

Description:

Bust-up at his own birthday bash

'I don't represent gays,' says Alan Carr

Dec 23, 2018

Description:

Comic also talks about bullying and relationships on Desert Island Discs

Matt Berry spoofs Brexit

Dec 19, 2018

Description:

In a satirical documentary for BBC Two

Why John Oliver's savaging of Brexit was banned in the UK

Dec 19, 2018

Description:

...and why you can still watch it anyway

Second series for Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier

Dec 19, 2018

Description:

Dave orders ten more episodes with a tweaked format

'I think it was out of desperation that we got cast'

Dec 18, 2018

Description:

As The Inbetweeners turns ten, Simon Bird and James Buckley reminisce

Christmas comedy books 2018

Dec 18, 2018

Description:

Steve Bennett looks at some of the tie-in tomes...

Iszi Lawrence will be making Making History

Dec 18, 2018

Description:

Comedian joins Radio 4 show as a presenter

Leicester Square Theatre comedian of the year 2018 final

Dec 18, 2018

Description:

Gig review by Steve Bennett

Spy comedy for David Schwimmer and Nick Mohammed

Dec 18, 2018

Description:

Sky One's Intelligence to be set in GCHQ

Who stood in for Nicholas Parsons on Just A Minute?

Dec 17, 2018

Description:

It's the Chortle Tuesday Trivia quiz of the year!

Where were the family heading in Home Alone?

Dec 17, 2018

Description:

Try our second festive Tuesday Trivia Quiz

When the safe-space row comedian WAS prepared to watch what he said

Dec 15, 2018

Description:

Konstantin Kisin once signed up to 'no offence' terms

Peter Kay's worth put at £32million

Dec 12, 2018

Description:

Companies' values revealed

Scott Bennett triumphs at Midlands Comedy Awards

Dec 12, 2018

Description:

Full results

London college's rules on comedy show 'are like something out of Soviet Russia'

Dec 12, 2018

Description:

Comedian reveals safe-space terms and conditions

Trump gag tops Christmas cracker competition

Dec 11, 2018

Description:

Gold's annual list of topical puns

Missed it! Julia Davis's aborted Channel 4 comedy Morning Has Broken

Dec 10, 2018

Description:

Pilot posted online... then quickly vanishes

After 55 years, Dinner For One gets its first British TV broadcast

Dec 10, 2018

Description:

Comedy short is a festive staple around Europe

Comedy Central orders all-female online sketch show

Dec 10, 2018

Description:

Plus a show from Ryan Sampson and the return of Fin Taylor

How the BBC turned down Catastrophe

Dec 9, 2018

Description:

...and why it's coming to an end after four series

The Good Place comes to E4

Dec 8, 2018

Description:

The best of the week's comedy on TV and radio

Who played Scrooge in A Muppet Christmas Carol?

Dec 5, 2018

Description:

Try our first festive Tuesday Trivia Quiz

Rob Delaney cast in Fox News movie

Dec 5, 2018

Description:

Playing a TV producer

Between Two Ferns: The movie

Dec 5, 2018

Description:

Netflix backing a feature film based on Zach Galifianakis's talk show

Hari Kondabolu: American Hour

Dec 5, 2018

Description:

Gig review by Steve Bennett at Soho Theatre, London

First look at Steve Coogan in Greed

Dec 5, 2018

Description:

As Stephen Fry, Sarah Solemani and more join the cast

Hannah Gadsby wins an 'Australian Bafta'

Dec 5, 2018

Description:

More acclaim for Nanette

Fourth series for The Good Place

Dec 5, 2018

Description:

Fantasy comedy renewed for 2019

Jason Manford named the hardest-working comedian of 2018

Dec 5, 2018

Description:

Tom Allen No 2

Revealed: Which comedians are taking part in Celebrity Mastermind 2018

Dec 5, 2018

Description:

Christmas specials announced

BBC's box set bonanza

Dec 5, 2018

Description:

iPlayer adds scores of shows for Christmas

What is the name of the panda in Kung Fu Panda?

Dec 4, 2018

Description:

Try our Tuesday Trivia Quiz

'Now I know the best cooking oil if you want to oil yourself up...'

Nov 29, 2018

Description:

Sara Barron on her Unforgettable Five gigs

First look at Fleabag series 2

Nov 28, 2018

Description:

BBC releases new image of Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Guz Khan joins Four Weddings

Nov 28, 2018

Description:

British comic cast in Mindy Kaling's TV adaptation

Vic & Bob's Big Night Out on BBC Four

Nov 28, 2018

Description:

TV preview by Steve Bennett

How this sketch could land a comedian in jail..

Nov 28, 2018

Description:

Spanish comic hauled in front of judge

Who illustrates David Walliams' children's books?

Nov 27, 2018

Description:

Try our Tuesday trivia quiz

Better than Hamilton?

Nov 27, 2018

Description:

Kevin Bridges wins 'ticket of the year' award

BBC unveils its Christmas comedies

Nov 27, 2018

Description:

Nostalgia mixed with new festive specials

Cold comfort as Romesh Ranganathan heads to the Arctic

Nov 27, 2018

Description:

...as Billy Connolly fronts TWO travelogues

Alan Davies to star in David Walliams’s The Midnight Gang

Nov 27, 2018

Description:

As a scary hospital porter

Sara Pascoe and Omid Djalili to sing for the stars

Nov 27, 2018

Description:

Comics take part in All Together Now

What was the family name in Third Rock From The Sun?

Nov 20, 2018

Description:

Try our Tuesday trivia quiz

Frankie Boyle's back

Nov 20, 2018

Description:

End-of-year special for New World Order

Charlotte Ritchie joins Ghosts

Nov 20, 2018

Description:

The new sitcom from the Horrible Histories team

New podcast from James Acaster and Ed Gamble

Nov 20, 2018

Description:

Duo discuss guests' favourite foods

E4 acquires The Good Place

Nov 20, 2018

Description:

Acclaimed US comedy comes to the UK next month

No more Nualas

Nov 20, 2018

Description:

Irish comedy trio call it a day

BBC Radio signs comics Aurie Styla and Judi Love

Nov 20, 2018

Description:

Shows will highlight culture in the capital

Dinner For One is served

Nov 19, 2018

Description:

Odd story of the British comedy classic which has never been screened in Britain. Until now

'I don't understand how it could be interpreted as transphobic'

Nov 19, 2018

Description:

Comic's response after venue bans his show over social media outrage

Denim: The Reunion Tour

Nov 19, 2018

Description:

Gig review by Steve Bennett at Soho Theatre, London

'I'll quite happily let people think I'm an idiot'

Nov 12, 2018

Description:

Garry Starr creator Damien Warren Smith shares his comedy favourites

BFI unveils a huge archive of comedy curios

Nov 12, 2018

Description:

Watch films from the likes of Python and Morecambe & Wise for free

People Just Do Nothing release the BBC’s first VR comedy

Nov 12, 2018

Description:

New short for your headset

Iliza: Fluent In English

Nov 12, 2018

Description:

Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Secrets of the autocomplete

Nov 11, 2018

Description:

The week’s best comedy on TV and radio

Nate expectations

Nov 11, 2018

Description:

The best of the week's live comedy

SNL's Pete Davidson apologises to Republican politician

Nov 11, 2018

Description:

Comic insulted war vet on last week's show

Warning: These are not real doctors

Nov 10, 2018

Description:

The week's comedy on demand

Inbetweeners star joins I'm A Celebrity...

Nov 9, 2018

Description:

Emily Atack is heading to the jungle

Ross Noble: El Hablador

Nov 9, 2018

Description:

Gig review by Steve Bennett in Tunbridge Wells

Comedians fight over the bill

Nov 4, 2018

Description:

The best of the week's comedy on TV and radio

Stately home stand-up

Nov 4, 2018

Description:

The week's best live comedy

A drawn-out Divorce

Nov 4, 2018

Description:

HBO renews Sharon Horgan's comedy for a third season

Bill Bailey's Limboland to be released on DVD

Nov 3, 2018

Description:

Three years after live tour started

A belated Halloween treat

Nov 3, 2018

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The week's comedy on demand

'Biggest ever' tour for Russell Howard

Nov 2, 2018

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Comic to play 24 nations in 2019-20

News Quiz rapped for anti-Tory bias

Nov 2, 2018

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Complaint upheld over Theresa May jokes

Five new dates for Still Game

Nov 2, 2018

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...added just an hour after the first go on sale

Together again... Little and Large

Nov 2, 2018

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1980s comedy duo reunite for stage appearance

James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999

Nov 1, 2018

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Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Vaudeville Theatre, London

Strictly becomes a Halloween horror show for Seann Walsh

Oct 27, 2018

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Another low score from judges

Vulcan 7, with Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer

Oct 27, 2018

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Review by Steve Bennett at the Richmond Theatre

Whatever possessed them?

Oct 27, 2018

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The week's spookiest comedy on demand

Jessie Cave's stand-up show to be published as a book

Oct 26, 2018

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Sunrise comes with new doodles

South Bank Show to profile Tracey Ullman

Oct 26, 2018

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As part of a series devoted to female artists

Inbetweeners star Emily Atack announces her first UK comedy tour

Oct 26, 2018

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New departure for actress

Nadie Coyle joins Soft Border Patrol

Oct 26, 2018

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Former Girls Aloud star in newBBC Northern Ireland comedy

Comedians to make a pilgrimage to Rome

Oct 25, 2018

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For a new BBC Two series...

Revealed: which character Modern Family kills off

Oct 25, 2018

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Spoiler alert, obviously...

Kurupt FM gets an American accent

Oct 25, 2018

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People Just Do Nothing is being remade for Amazon

ITV's bid for gender equality in comedy writing

Oct 19, 2018

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Department head launches new initiative

'The genius of Mel Brooks was a gift to humanity'

Oct 19, 2018

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Paul Kaye – currently starring as the wizard Howell in Zapped – shares his comedy favourites

'Deep-fried frog is something of an acquired taste'

Oct 18, 2018

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Sue Perkins on her new travel memoirs

London's Winter Wonderland to host a nightly comedy club

Oct 17, 2018

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Seven weeks of gigs in Hyde Park attraction

'I ain't dead bitches!'

Oct 17, 2018

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Roseanne's anger at her sitcom character's death

How the stand-up circuit exploits desperate comedians

Oct 17, 2018

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Performers under pressure to be amenable in an oversaturated market, research finds

Chris Ramsey films stand-up special

Oct 17, 2018

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Tour to be taped at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena

Comedians help Russell Howard to live longer

Oct 17, 2018

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In the new series of his Sky One show

Catherine Tate announces West End dates

Oct 17, 2018

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Short run of her sketch show in January

'It's a bit more horror-like... it’s not a comedy romp'

Oct 17, 2018

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Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton speak about Inside No 9's live episode

Greg Davis to host Royal Variety Performance

Oct 10, 2018

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Many other comics on the.bill

Lenny Henry to narrate Christmas animation Zog

Oct 10, 2018

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Children's classic brought to life

'I have lots of inner voices... It’s busy up there'

Oct 10, 2018

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Robin Ince on the psychology of stand-up

Whites to get a US remake

Oct 10, 2018

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A full eight years after the Alan Davies comedy aired

Michael McIntyre signs to Beyoncé's agent

Oct 10, 2018

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Big move towards cracking America

Liverpool comic and promoter Ritchie Cain dies at 31

Oct 9, 2018

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Stand-up had suffered epilepsy

Which comic strip character did James Bolan bring to life?

Oct 9, 2018

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Try our Tuesday Trivia Quiz

Those were the Glaze!

Oct 9, 2018

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Alan Stafford plays tribute to Crackerjack comedian Peter Glaze, who died 35 years ago

Crackers about comedy

Oct 9, 2018

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Gold launches its annual Christmas competition

James Corden to host major new talent show

Oct 8, 2018

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The World's Best to feature global contestants

That's barking! Sally Phillips pens dog-based comedy

Oct 2, 2018

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...with Ronni Ancona

'We're always trying to do Smack The Pony again, but nobody's interested'

Oct 2, 2018

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Sally Phillips on sketch comedy, Veep, and working with sloths....

Win Hang Ups on DVD

Oct 2, 2018

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Stephen Mangan's Channel 4 comedy

What British sitcom was remade in the US as Lotsa Luck?

Oct 2, 2018

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Try our Tuesday trivia quiz

Louis CK is back on stage

Oct 2, 2018

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Scandal-hit stand-up returns to the Comedy Cellar

George Carlin biopic in the works

Oct 2, 2018

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'He shaped comedy for decades'

Mark Lamarr assault case dropped

Oct 1, 2018

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Prosectors say there's insufficient evidence to proceed

Armstrong & Miller reunite

Oct 1, 2018

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For an ITV tribute gig for Prince Charles

Mae Martin takes over Channel 4's Random Acts

Oct 1, 2018

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Comedian to host next series of short film showcases

Free book for every reader!

Sep 30, 2018

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How To Be Averagely Successful At Comedy by Dave Cohen

Romesh Ranganathan announces 2019 tour

Sep 24, 2018

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30 dates so far for The Cynic's Mixtape

Comics sign up to Celebrity Call Centre

Sep 24, 2018

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Joel Dommet and Mo Gilligan play agony uncles

David Walliams is the Prime Minister

Sep 24, 2018

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...in an adaptation of Sue Townsend’s The Queen And I

Idris Elba's In The Long Run gets a second series

Sep 24, 2018

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Sky recommissions 1980s-set comedy

Mel and Sue to star in their first sitcom together

Sep 24, 2018

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Playing hapless assassins

Revealed: The next batch of Sky comedy shorts

Sep 23, 2018

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Full plot and cast details of the new run

Jessica Hynes writes a drama inspired by Spike Milligan

Sep 23, 2018

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For a Radio 3 tribute also featuring a play from comic Toby Hadoke

From David Cross to Chris Tucker

Sep 23, 2018

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The best of the week's live comedy

Joel and Nish take on the world again

Sep 23, 2018

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Watch a preview in our round-up of the week's comedy on TV and radio

Tom wasn't living a good life...

Sep 23, 2018

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How Richard Briers hated his most famous character

James Acaster, Nish Kumar, Suzi Ruffell and John Robins

Sep 14, 2018

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Day two of the Greenwich Comedy Festival reviewed by Steve Bennett

Together at last: Danny Dyer and Jo Brand

Sep 14, 2018

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Pair to star in Nativity! The Musical

Modern Family to kill off a 'significant' character

Sep 14, 2018

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But producers aren't saying who

Detectorists wins 2018 Rose d'Or

Sep 14, 2018

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International TV honour for Mackenzie Crook's sitcom

Rob Delaney, Joe Wilkinson, Zoe Lyons and Fin Taylor

Sep 13, 2018

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Greenwich Comedy Festival review by Steve Bennett

Tessa Coates lands a US TV show

Sep 13, 2018

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Comic set to star in a project she created, after networks scramble to sign her up

Gavin & Stacey duo reunited

Sep 13, 2018

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Larry Lamb and Melanie Walters to star in new BBC One drama

Who's on the 2018 series of Live At The Apollo

Sep 13, 2018

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New episodes have been recorded

Can you hear me in America, Clem Fandango?

Sep 12, 2018

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US broadcaster IFC picks up Toast Of London

Cameron Esposito: Person Of Consequence

Sep 12, 2018

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Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Soho Theatre, London

'I was even on the same side as Peter Stringfellow...'

Sep 4, 2018

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Bridget Christie on the topsy-turvey world of modern politics

Book deal for Chabuddy G

Sep 4, 2018

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People Just Do Nothing character to release How To Be A Man

The Comedy Lineup Season 2

Sep 4, 2018

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Netflix series reviewed by Steve Bennett

What were the surnames of Lou and Andy in Little Britain?

Sep 4, 2018

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Try our Tuesday Trivia Quiz

Hannah Gadsby's memoirs get a UK publisher

Sep 4, 2018

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Ten Steps To Nanette comes out next year

Barry Cryer pays tribute to comedy greats

Sep 3, 2018

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...in a new series for Sky Arts

'Look at you, disabled bitch'

Sep 3, 2018

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Mum's vile outburst at Tanyalee Davis caught on video

Manchester gets its first podcast festival

Sep 3, 2018

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Comedians feature in the inaugural event

Book deal for Instagram comedian Celeste Barber

Sep 3, 2018

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Challenge Accepted! to be published this month

Comedians named for musical panel show

Sep 3, 2018

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John Thomson, Rob Rouse and Pippa Evans