News: Anti-War Satire Featuring The Tiger Lillies Reopens Leith Theatre

Comedy cabaret act The Tiger Lillies are creating songs for a new adaptation of an anti-war satire to be performed on the centenary of the WW1 Armistice.


News: Tommy Tiernan Tour Dates

Irish comic legend Tommy Tiernan is back on the road again with a new show entitled Paddy Crazy Horse. He rants and raves, he dances and acts. He tries to be very silly and very serious at the same time. 


News: Annual Gold Christmas Crackers Competition Launches

The nation’s favourite comedy channel Gold has announced the return of its annual national joke competition to discover the best new Christmas cracker gags – covering all the ups and downs of 2018 - as written by the British public.

Last year’s winning one-liner was political pun, “Why was Theresa May sacked as Nativity Manager? She couldn't run a stable government.”, with 2016’s top spot being taken by “How will Christmas dinner be different after Brexit? No Brussels”. 

News: Paul Whitehouse To Star In Stage Version Of Only Fools And Horses

John Sullivan’s iconic and record-breaking television series has been turned into a brand-new, home-grown West End musical spectacular.  With a script and original score by John’s son, Jim Sullivan and comedian Paul Whitehouse, prepare to get reacquainted with Britain’s most loveable rogues and experience the classic comedy brought to life once again through 20 ingenious and hilarious songs.


News: "Comedy good. Organisation terrible" Mixed Reviews For Comedy Central Festival

Comedy fans have taken to social media to express their disappointment about this weekend's Comedy Central Live event in Southampton.


News: Billy Connolly Says He Has Volunteered To Be Parkinson's Guinea Pig

Comedy legend Billy Connolly says that he has put himself forward to become a stem cell research "guinea pig" to help to find a cure for Parkinson's disease.


News: Police Become Involved In Graham Linehan Twitter 'Transphobia' Row

Writer Graham Linehan has been given a verbal warning by police following a complaint from a transgender activist.

According to reports West Yorkshire Police told the Father Ted co-creator to cease contacting Stephanie Hayden.


News: Applications Open For Caroline Aherne Bursary

BBC Comedy commissioning in partnership with BBC Writersroom and BBC North are delighted to announce the Caroline Aherne Bursary 2018.

The inaugural bursary scheme in the memory of the late Caroline Aherne was launched last year at the Salford Sitcom Showcase.


News: Jon Richardson To Release Live DVD

Jon Richardson, star of Dave’s ‘Ultimate Worrier' and team captain on Channel 4’s  ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown’, plus runner-up in Heat Magazine’s ‘Weird Crush’ poll (not once, not twice but three times!!) is ready to take on the state of the world, complain a little and offer absolutely no solutions in his brand new live stand-up show.


News: UK Tour for Kieran Hodgson

Following on from two consecutive Edinburgh Comedy Award nominations for Best Show for his thrilling and genre-defining shows Lance and Maestro, Kieran Hodgson returned to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018 to claim his third nomination. He is now taking his latest hit show on tour



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