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.


Line-Up Announced For New Comedy Central Stand-Up Show

Comedy Central has announced the return of its stand-up showcase, Comedy Central Live.

In 40 x 5-min episodes from Off The Kerb Productions, Britain’s best new comedic talents take to the stage at Islington's Pleasance Theatre in front of a live studio audience.


UK Shows For Schalk Bezuidenhout

Fresh from his Edinburgh Fringe run and debut UK tour in 2023, a Netflix stand-up special and an arena tour supporting Trevor Noah, comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout is set to embark on a brand-new UK Autumn tour, titled ‘Keeping Up’, from 2nd October to 27th October 2024. Tickets go on pre-sale this Wednesday 15th November, followed by a general on-sale this Thursday 16th November.


TV Stars Make Stand-Up Debuts As Part Of Benefit To Mark The Comedy School`s 25th Anniversary

On Sunday 22nd October 2023 performers including Holby City’s Chizzy Akudolu, sprinter Dwain Chambers, C4 F1 presenter Steve Jones and EastEnders’ Suzette Llewellyn will be making their stand-up debuts alongside professional comics Curtis Walker, Adam Bloom and other top comedians at The Backyard Comedy Club.  The Benefit is being held to mark The Comedy School`s 25th Anniversary and will help rai


UK Tour For Comedy Store Players

Britain’s leading Improv troupe and residents of the most famous comedy club in the world are delighted to announce a UK tour for early 2024. The original stars of ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’ Josie Lawrence, Richard Vranch, Neil Mullarkey, and Lee Simpson will strut their stuff across the UK next year filling stages with the sound of laughter with their incredibly popular improv performances.  


Vittorio Angelone Releases Debut Show Translations On YouTube

After two consecutive sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Vittorio Angelone is set to release his debut show Translations as a full stand-up special on YouTube. The award nominated show will be available to watch from Sunday 10th September at 12pm. 



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