UK Tv Comedy

How To Work In TV Comedy?

Ciarán Burke | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Comedy
Ciarán Burke

One of the questions I get since we launched Hiive over and over again is, how do I get into TV? And sadly, there is no one answer to that question. H...

All About The Bants: Part of a New Raft of Edgy, Young, British, Comedy Talent

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Comedy
Jasmine Dotiwala

ITV2 is airing a raft of comedy shows this month, featuring new talent on and off screen. BAME workers in the TV industry in the UK all know, how difficult its been over the past couple of decades, to get any diverse programming content supported by British mainstream TV players.

This Re-Make Is Doomed - And Not Even Bill Nighy Can Save It

James Ruddick | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
James Ruddick

This year's big news from the British film industry is now out. One of Britain's most popular TV comedies, Dad's Army, is to be revived on the big screen, in a home-grown production starring major box-office stars Bill Nighy and Toby Jones.

Stewart Lee: A Revolution in Standup

Julian Dutton | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Julian Dutton

Some artistic revolutions are only recognised in hindsight, some spotted when they're actually happening. Vasari knew he was living through a Renaissance, so did Brian Epstein. As Stewart Lee's 3rd television series comes to an end it's clear to me that nothing less than a one-man revolution in stand-up comedy has occurred.

Stewart Lee's History Of Stand-Up On TV

Time Out | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Comedy

Thinking inside the box with the maverick comedian Iconoclast comedian Stewart Lee knows TV's delicate relationship with live comedy better than a...

Just A Has-Bean? Atkinson Hints At End To Much-Loved Character

PA | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Rowan Atkinson has hinted that comedy fans could see less of his much-loved character Mr Bean as he concentrates on more serious stage roles. The a...

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Paul Chowdhry Asks 'What's Happening White People?'

The Huffington Post UK | HuffPost Staff | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Entertainment

Standing on the shoulders of legends like the late Richard Prior, Asian comedian Paul Chowdhry has found a loyal fan-base of his own, with close to th...

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Jon Richardson

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Entertainment

The title of Jon Richardson's debut book may tell you all you need to know about this popular comic. It's Not Me, It's You!: Impossible Perfectioni...

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: What's The Story, Kevin?

The Huffington Post UK | HuffPost Staff | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Entertainment

Billy Connolly singled him out as a "brilliant" stand-up. He's just finished an 87-date tour around the country, including a triumphant return to his ...

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: McIntyre - A Master Of The Absurd Observation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Entertainment

Family life, modern travails, and all those everyday things you never knew were so absurd- all rich pickings for Michael McIntyre, back with his lates...

Caroline Frost

Sarah Millican: 'People Who Stay In Touch With Their Exes Are Weird' | Caroline Frost | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Entertainment

"I don't understand people who stay in touch with their exes. I find it a bit weird. There's no need." The reason Sarah Millican is mentioning this...

WATCH: Making Light Of Leveson - 'What Does Ethical Mean?'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

Need a quick precis of the exhaustive Leveson Inquiry? Look no further. Rich Peppiatt made tabloid history, from the inside, with his withering re...

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: The Thick Of It - So Vitriolic, It Was Almost Erotic | Caroline Frost | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Finally, Episode 5 of this series found both sides of the government in action, as all parties tried to deal best with the fall-out of the viper’s k...

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: 20 Years Later, Is 'Men Behaving Badly' Still So True It's Funny?

The Huffington Post UK | HuffPost Staff | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

'Men Behaving Badly' provided the prototype for a generation. It may have been observing real-life with its depiction of how two men - Gary and To...

Miranda Hart: Embarrassments, And How To Survive Them...

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

Miranda Hart is the lady who has made us all feel a little better about those social gaffes that befall us. The Devon-born comedienne has tapped i...


The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

Modern Family is on a wave. The same-but-different sitcom, built around three generations of one family, has just won another clutch of Emmy statu...

Lucy Davis Opens Up About Struggle With Food

WENN | Posted 29.09.2012 | Home

The Office star Lucy Davis has opened up about her lifelong battle with food. The actress, daughter of comic Jasper Carrott, shocked fans earlier t...

How Louie C.K Cut Out The Middle Man, And Won Two Emmys

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Of all Sunday night's Emmy wins, none offer a more intriguing glimpse at TV's future than Louis C.K.'s Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special for L...

Why 'Louie' Should Be On British TV

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Comedy

Now in its third season, the American comedy series Louie has garnered plaudits, critical acclaim and, on Sunday night, its first Emmy award - beating...

Chevy Chase: 'Comedy Is The Lowest Form Of Television'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Chevy Chase has had a new lease of life as Pierce Hawthorne on the set of Community, the Emmy Award-nominated comedy set in school attended by a lawye...

Two And A Half Men Star Hurt In Bike Crash

WENN | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Two and a Half Men star Jon Cryer feared he had suffered a serious injury in a bike accident on Sunday as he heard his helmet "cracking" when his head...

If Paralympians Can Laugh At Themselves, Why Can't Frankie Boyle?

The Huffington Post UK | HuffPost Staff | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Frankie Boyle managed to create his usual furore last week, with his Twitter comments about Paralympic athletes being judged by many as offensive, and...

Inbetweeners Creator Banned From Showing His In-Laws The Film

The Huffington Post UK/WENN | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

The Inbetweeners may have become the biggest UK box office hit of last summer, but there's one pair who won't be going to see it. The Inbetweeners...

Back to Reality

Marc Paterson | Posted 03.11.2012 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

Yes, yes Red Dwarf X is coming to Dave in October and yes, Dave is running each previous series in a countdown-style build up but the title of this piece is about breaking free of social media.

Iannucci Blasts US 'Buffoons' Behind 'Thick Of It' Remake

PA | Posted 03.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

The Thick Of It's creator Armando Iannucci has slammed the "buffoons" who remade his political satire in the US. The 48-year-old acted as executive...