Comedy Bloomers LGBTQ+ Comedian Of The Year Awards – Results

The final of Comedy Bloomers LGBTQ+ Comedian of the Year has taken place at the 


Comedy Short Story Prize Launched

Farrago has joined forces with Helen Lederer’s game-changing Comedy Women in Print (CWIP) to curate The Comedy Short Story Prize, the first award celebrating the funniest short story writing by women. The shortlisted entries will also be published by Farrago, the home of humorous fiction, in a special anthology in September 2023.


4Music Becomes E4 Extra And Becomes Home Of Comedy

Channel 4 is launching a new youth-facing sibling channel to E4 called E4 Extra, which will occupy the EPG slot currently held by 4Music (Freeview 31, Virgin 337, Sky 139, Freesat 181 and YouView 31).


The Not So New Comedian of the Year 2022 Finalists Announced

The Not So New Comedian of the Year 2022 Finalists have been revealed.

The compeition is open to anyone over 35 and going at least 5 years.

The final will take place at the Museum of Comedy on Saturday, May 7. 

The finalists are:


Winners Announced For Comedian’s Bursary

The winners have been announced for the Luke Rollason Memorial Bursary – an award set up by the physical comedian to support new comedy creatives from alternative backgrounds bringing unusual work to the Brighton Fringe.

The winners are:


The Short Com TV Sitcom Writing Competition 2022 Opens For Submissions

The BIFA qualifying film festival Short Com is pumped to announce that their TV Sitcom Writing Competition has returned for the third year in a row; with a brand new line-up of judges to assess the final shortlisted writers. The competition aims to discover new comedy writing talent and connect them to the industry. And they also have a new cash prize of £500 for the overall winner along with some goodies from BCG Pro. 


C4 To Air Zelenskyy Comedy

Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy has become known around the world as a charismatic and defiant leader and key figure in determining the course of the current crisis in his country.


Comedy Festival For April Fools

The OSO Arts Centre in Barnes is launching a two-day celebration of the most creative new voices in comedy today. Coinciding with everyone’s favourite day to receive emails, the April Fool Festival will see TV names and rising stars of the alternative scene run riot in the Barnes theatre and comedy venue, besides the beautiful Barnes Green.


BBC Asian Network announce Tez Ilyas, Raul Kohli, Fathiya’s Comedy and Daman Bamrah for Asian Network Comedy 2022

Asian Network Comedy returns after three years. This revamped offering includes live music and a DJ – so get ready for a proper night out! I’m really pleased to be able to showcase brand new comedy talent from across the UK, alongside household names and I think we’ve all waited long enough to get out there and have a proper laugh.


West End Comedy Club Expands

London’s newest comedy club has announced they are doubling their number of shows - adding previews on a Monday as well as an early and late show on a Thursday from 24 March.
The West End Comedy Club has been running on a Tuesday and Wednesday night since August 2021.



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