british comedy

The 50 Best British TV Shows Since 2000

'Green Wing' Wasn't Meant to Be a Surreal Show

Creator Victoria Pile tells us that the cult Channel 4 hospital sitcom is "mostly real. It’s pushing the contours of behaviour."
Phoebe Hurst
7.23.19
comedy

'We Didn't Want to Gender-Bash' – Remembering 90s Comedy 'Smack the Pony'

Twenty years on, we talk about the cult C4 sketch show and the changing face of comedy with its creator and one of its stars.
Annie Lord
3.21.19
Interview

Nish Kumar Thinks You're Destroying Yourselves

The BBC comedian explains his anger, humour and politics during his long nationwide tour.
Michael Segalov
2.1.19
Interview

An Interview with Kevin Eldon, That Guy from Every British Comedy You Love

We managed to convince the comedian to do a very rare interview with us.
Daniel Dylan Wray
1.9.18
Features

Alan Partridge's First Pill, and a Brief History of Pingers on British Television

Norwich's favourite radio DJ danced til 8AM and couldn't stop talking about Lewis Hamilton.
Angus Harrison
10.26.16
In Memoriam

Victoria Wood's "Dinnerladies Theme" is One of the Greatest Sad Songs Ever Written

The late, great comedian may have written it as a sitcom theme tune, but that didn't stop the lyrics from being wonderfully sympathetic and quietly devastating.
Josh Baines
4.21.16
Culture

Victoria Wood Was a Comedy Pioneer and a Working Class Hero

Everyone has their 'I didn't realise a famous person dying could make me so sad' moment, and Victoria Wood is mine.
Rebecca Nicholson
4.20.16
Culture

An Interview With Julia Davis, the Weird Queen of British Comedy

She's been in most of the best British sitcoms of the last 20 years, and wrote some of them, too. We met her to talk about whether anything is off-limits
Rebecca Nicholson
4.13.16
Stuff

Remembering 'Keeping Up Appearances', a True British Sitcom

The early 90s story of social climbing was basically Mike Leigh with a laugh track.
Olivia Marks
11.17.15
Stuff

Remembering Peter Cook: 'The Funniest Man Who Ever Drew Breath'

The actor, comedian and Private Eye proprietor passed away 20 years ago today. We talked to Ian Hislop and Clive Anderson about his legacy.
Ralph Jones
1.9.15