BBC New Comedy Awards 2024 Announced – Enter Here

The search is about to begin to find 2024’s winner of the prestigious BBC New Comedy Awards. The hugely popular talent search – with heats televised on BBC Three and iPlayer and the final on BBC One and iPlayer - continues for the 19th year to seek out the best new comedy talent the UK has to offer. Entries open at 10.00 on 20 May, until midnight on 30 June and all the details can be found at


London Residency For Romanian Comic Dragos Mostenescu With Special Guests

Romanian comedian and actor Dragos Mostenescu will be bringing his new show Dragos & Friends to the Piano in Smithfield for a residency, starting on Thursday 30th May. The show is a blend of musical comedy and stand-up, freestyling from one act to another with the guests stepping out of their comfort zone and do what they don’t normally do. Sometimes musicians dare to tell jokes and comedians attempt to sing and the results can be unexpectedly bonkers or surprising! 


Falmouth Cringe Programme Announced

The Falmouth Cringe Comedy Festival has unveiled its biggest programme lineup to date, releasing tickets to 40 comedy performances that will take place from 4  - 7 July across seven venues in Falmouth.


Comedian Releases Album Co-written With AI

Comedian Ashley Frieze had been planning to make and release an album of comedy songs this year, but wasn’t banking on the sudden availability of, which was made available on 10th April this year.

One week after discovering what an AI writing partner could do, Ashley released a 24 track album - Monkey Paw Cowboy, under the pseudonym The Incredible Jukebox.


Good News For G'Wed

New Liverpool set comedy G’wed, which launched back in February, has since seen 1.7m viewers for episode 1 across ITVX, ITV1 and ITV2 and the series has been streamed 4.9 million times, becoming ITVX’s biggest comedy since Changing Ends.

G’wed is ITV2’s most watched programme of the year after Love Island and across ITV’s channels, the show is the biggest sitcom launch since Kate and Koji in March 2020.  


Line Up Announced For BBC Comedy Festival

Armando Iannucci, Jennifer Saunders, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Stefani Robinson and the cast of Two Doors Down are among a stellar line-up of comedy talent taking part in the BBC Comedy Festival in Glasgow on May 22-23.

Now in its third year, following on from the success of Newcastle in 2022 and Cardiff in 2023, the festival is an opportunity to gather the component parts of the comedy industry together and remind people that British comedy is one of our greatest cultural triumphs.


First Annual Worldwide Comedy Month Announced

Nashville based company 800 Pound Gorilla Media has announced that the month of April 2024 will be the First Annual Worldwide Comedy Month. In an endeavor to celebrate, enjoy, and raise awareness for an art form that is growing in popularity across the world, fans in the US, UK, and Australia will enjoy an 800PGM-curated month-long slate of specialized programming.


BBC Comedy Collective Set To Open For Applications For Second Year

Applications open this week to join the second cohort of the BBC Comedy Collective. The BBC Comedy Collective is a commitment to nurture the next generation of comedy talent, with previous BBC comedy bursary winners going on to make BAFTA award-winning TV series, land script commissions, secure agents and produce radio shows.

Tags: Awards Shortlist Announced – Vote Here

351 comedy shows from the last year have been whittled down to 60 shows in 10 categories for the final round of voting. Voting closes 23:59 on Sunday 21st.


Tesco Whoosh To Sponsor C4 Comedy Strand

Channel 4 Sales has secured Tesco Whoosh as the new sponsor of its ‘Channel 4 Comedy’ strand of programming. The innovative deal marks the first time Channel 4 has included YouTube inventory as part of a sponsorship and a first foray into TV sponsorship for Tesco Whoosh – the grocery retailer’s own rapid delivery service.



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