Katy Brand interview: 'Standup is like wearing an uncomfortable coat all day'

The comedian and writer talks about religion, women on panel shows and avoiding Beyoncé at weddings Born in High Wycombe and educated at Oxford, Brand worked on BBC Radio 4 comedy show Mouth Trap, ...

Watch: Ricky Gervais Is A David Bowie Impersonator In 1999 Comedy Pilot 'Golden Years'

It’s always fascinating to see a famous performer in their more formative years. For Ricky Gervais, his formative years were rather brief, as he had his mainstream television debut in 1999. That’s two ...

Lena Dunham lashes out against porn

The Girls creator hits back at a porn parody of her comedy show, Doug Stanhope wades into the Oklahoma God debate, and Dutch TV is slammed for satirising the Woolwich murder This week's comedy news ...

Lena Dunham lashes out against porn

The Girls creator hits back at a porn parody of her comedy show, Doug Stanhope wades into the Oklahoma God debate, and Dutch TV is slammed for satirising the Woolwich murder This week's comedy news ...

TV highlights 06/03/2013

America's Poor Kids | Michael Grade And The World's Oldest Joke | Show Dogs: The Road To Crufts | Russell Brand's Give It Up For Comic Relief | Parks And Recreation | First Among Equals: The Laurie ...

Anna & Katy interview: 'We gave up all hope of getting a series'

She's Anna, she's Katy, and together they are Anna and Katy! A couple of years after their well-received Comedy Lab, Anna Crilly and Katy Wix have finally got their own full-length sketch show, which ...

Charles Dance, Johnny Vegas to star in new Sky Atlantic comedy

Charles Dance, Johnny Vegas to star in new Sky Atlantic comedy Charles Dance, Johnny Vegas, Katy Brand and Jessica Hynes have all joined Sky Atlantic's new comedy Common People. The ten-part series is comprised of 10 short films, all set in South London and ...

Watson & Oliver: let's give them a chance

Comedy is thriving on the live circuit, but making fans fall about in the flesh is no guarantee of television success The path from comedy circuit favourite to television fame does not always run ...

TV highlights 09/09/2011: The Horrible Histories Big Prom Party | Digging For Britain | Would I Lie To You?; Qi | Big Brother: Live Launch | Bestival 2011 | Comedy Lab: Totally Tom

The Horrible Histories Big Prom Party | Digging For Britain | Would I Lie To You?; Qi | Big Brother: Live Launch | Bestival 2011 | Comedy Lab: Totally Tom The Horrible Histories Big Prom Party ...

TV highlights 02/09/2011

Outnumbered | Wogan On Wodehouse | When Rock Goes Acoustic | Treme | Comedy Showcase: Chickens | Comedy Lab: Anna & Katy Outnumbered 9pm, BBC1 The show that's given family sitcoms a good name ...

C4 Comedy Lab plans kabaddi comedy

Channel 4's Comedy Lab will air a pilot based on the Indian sport Kabaddi later this year. The Objective Productions programme, which has been commissioned by Nerys Evans, will focus on friends Bobby ...

The Morgana Show: why we need more female comedians

Channel 4's new Morgana Robinson-fronted sketch show is funny and cutting – qualities many male-led comedies struggle to achieve In general I find women funnier than men. Given a video bargain bin ...

The Pillars of the Earth | Take That: Look Back, Don't Stare | Garrow's Law | Chekhov Comedy Shorts and more | The weekend's TV highlights

The Pillars of the Earth | Take That: Look Back, Don't Stare | Garrow's Law | Chekhov Comedy Shorts and more Saturday 13 November The Pillars Of The Earth 9pm, Channel 4 Aliena and Richard are ...

Oil City Confidential | The Ricky Gervais Show | True Blood | Comedy Lab | Watch this

Oil City Confidential | The Ricky Gervais Show | True Blood | Comedy Lab Oil City Confidential: The Doctor Feelgood Story 9pm, BBC4 Director Julien Temple has rightly earned a reputation as punk's ...