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.


Three New Comedies For Comedy Central UK

Comedy Central UK has greenlit three new shows. They are female-fronted discussion show Yesterday, Today & The Day Before, comedic panel show The Complaints Department and quiz format Fact Off (w/t). All three series will air on Comedy Central UK this year.


Cambridge Comedy Festival Goes Mega with Dara O Briain, Sean Lock, Russell Kane, Al Murray, Kiri Pritchard-McLean And Many More

The Cambridge Comedy Festival, now in its 14th year, is expanding.

Organiser Andy White claims it will be the UK’s first ever all-comedy 3 day festival with camping - there are over 150 acts appearing. It will also be Covid friendly.

The event will run from July 9 - 11 and comedy fans can camp on the site and enjoy a line-up over four stages that includes Dara O Briain, Sean Lock, Russell Kane, Al Murray, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Reg Hunter, Catherine Bohart, Milton Jones And Many More. 


News: New Horror Comedy Wrecked From BBC Three

BBC Three has commissioned ‘Wrecked’, a new comedy horror series from Euston Films (The Sister, Dublin Murders) and up-and-coming writer Ryan J. Brown.

‘Wrecked’ mixes comedy with slasher and is set aboard a mega cruise ship. This luxury liner has everything - glamorous entertainers making guest dreams come true. Vague, unsettling sense of menace.. Young, exhausted workers turning up dead or missing...


News: Tasha Dhanraj and Rajiv Karia Join BBC Studios as Staff Writers

BBC Studios has announced two new Staff Writers, Tasha Dhanraj and Rajiv Karia,  to work across comedy productions for BBC Studios Audio, including the flagship Radio 4 topical shows The Now Show, The News Quiz, Dead Ringers and Newsjack.



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