Channel 4 Appoints Digital Commissioner For Comedy

Channel 4 has appointed Charlie Hyland as Digital Commissioner focused on comedy, reporting into Head of Digital Commissioning, Sacha Khari. Hyland was most recently Series Producer on E4 shows, Pete and Sam’s Reality News and Married at First Sight UK Spin off show, Afters, as well as Series Development Producer on, Haks World for the BBC.



British Comedian Of The Year Finalists Announced

The finalists have been announced for the British Comedian of the Year.

After over 1000 acts applied and 150 comedians competed in live heats and semi-finals around the country, the line-up will be performing to win the prize of £10,001 at the Comedy Store on November 24. The compere will be Cally Beaton.

And the finalists are 





New Survey Reveals The UK's Biggest Comedy Hotspots

The UK’s most popular cities for comedy have been ranked in a study conducted by the team at Blackpool Grand Theatre 
With comedy gigs and tours picking up again, the national comedy scene is coming back to life.


Newcastle To Host BBC New Comedy Awards

Newcastle has been confirmed as the host of this year's BBC New Comedy Awards.

The news comes as the city is announced as the BBC’s first City of Comedy.

The BBC is to make its biggest investment in the North East of England for decades as part of a new partnership with the region.


Peck’Eds Comes To The BBC


Peck’Eds is a new female-led coming-of-age, out-and-out comedy about the testing moments of growing up as a young, working class woman in South Manchester. It is also a celebration of what it truly means to grow up in this specific part of the country, based on lived experiences and real surroundings.



Mini-Comedy Festivals In Leeds And Stockton

Comedy club Shoe Cake Comedy & The Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds are putting on a three day comedy event on Oct 8 - Oct 10 in Leeds.


The Last Stop To Edinburgh Comedy Festival runs from Friday Oct 8th to Sunday October 10th. 



Video: Comics Discuss Covid, Comedy And Dave's Joke Of The Fringe

Previous Dave Joke of the Fringe winners have revealed their thoughts about the effect Covid-19 has had on comedy, as well as their memories of Edinburgh Fringe in a special video content series celebrating 14 years of Dave’s Joke of the Fringe.   


Gilded Balloon Reveals So You Think You're Funny? Finalists

Gilded Balloon has announced the ten talented new comedians who have made it through to this year’s Grand Final of So You Think You’re Funny? – the UK’s longest running competition to find the best new comedy performers (this will be its 33rd year) - This year’s Grand Final will be hosted by Mark Watson in front of a sold out live audience in The Wine Bare at Gilded Balloon’s Teviot building in Edinburgh.


New Comedy Pilot Big Age To Air As Part Of C4's Black to Front Day

Channel 4 has announced the commission of Big Age, a new comedy pilot written by acclaimed writer Bolu Babalola (Love in Colour) and produced by Tiger Aspect (Man Like Mobeen, Hitmen). The vivacious show will air as part of Channel 4’s Black to Front day on Friday 10 September 2021 


New BBC Director Of Comedy Announced

Jon Petrie has been appointed as the BBC's new Director of Comedy. Petrie will lead the UK’s largest generator of original scripted comedy responsible for multi-awarding winning comedies and audience hits including The Young Offenders, Inside No. 9, This Country, Ghosts, Man Like Mobeen, Motherland and In My Skin.



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