News: Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Final – Results

The final has taken place of this year's Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year competition at the Leicester Comedy Festival.

Comedians chosen by promoters around the UK competed for the prestigious title previously won by stars including Josh Widdicombe, Johnny Vegas, Seann Walsh, Rhod...

News: More Names Announced For Wells Comedy Festival. Harry Hill, Robin Ince, Olga Koch, Angelos Epithemioum, adam buxton.

The Wells Comedy Festival in Somerset – now in its sixth year – returns this May and another 13 shows are now on sale, bringing the total up to 58.

Over the bank holiday weekend of ...


Award-winning comedian Lou Sanders (QI, Live at the Apollo, Travel Man, Taskmaster champion) has launched a brand new podcast for anyone who give cuddles, receives cuddles or just wants to be cuddled.

In Cuddle Club Lou has an intimate chat with a special guest about their preferences for...

News: Debut Book From Katy Wix
Comedian Katy Wix is writing her first book. Delicacy is a "darkly comic, deeply humane and refreshingly unique" memoir by the award-winning comedian and Taskmaster (pictured) star. Revolving around...
News: Jenny Bolt Wins Silver Stand-Up Competition
Comedian Jenny Bolt has won this year's Silver Stand-Up Competition at the Leicester Comedy Festival. The competition is open to aspiring comedians over 55 years old. The final took place at Peter...
News: Richard Gadd Working On Adaptation Of Life In Prison Book
Award-winning comedian/actor Richard Gadd is one of the team working on the TV adaptation of the acclaimed book A Bit Of A Stretch: The Diaries Of A Prisoner by Chris Atkins. Atkins is a film-maker...
Opinion: What Makes A Hit?
Why are some things a hit and some things not a hit? It must the oldest question in the showbiz book. And, of course, the trouble is that nobody has the definitive answer. Or we'd all be having hits...
News: Simon Day, Julia Deakin Join Windsors Cast
Miriam Margolyes (Call the Midwife, Miriam’s Big Fat Adventure) to guest star as Queen Victoria, Julia Deakin (Spaced, Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz) and Simon Day (The Life of Rock with Brian Pern,...
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