Guides

A microphone on stage
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 - 9:35am

Late last year SSP editor Tim Clark was challenged to write, learn and perform a five-minute stand-up in six weeks.

Yonderland
Thursday, 24 October 2013 - 5:25pm

Sky have been steadily expanding and diversifying its comedy slate over the last couple of years with Lucy Lumsden leading the charge, its newest addition – Yonderland, begins airing Sunday 10th November. Scott Barnett takes a sneak peak at the new show.

Max and Ivan The Wrestling
Thursday, 22 August 2013 - 9:09am

A comedy duo with a reputation for trying new and innovative ideas Max & Ivan are best known for their daring show The Wrestling.

Edinburgh Comedy Award - Fosters banding
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 - 9:46am

It's Wednesday 21 August, it's arguably the most exciting day at the Edinburgh Fringe. Why? Because today is when the nominations for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards come out.

Gary and Dave - Club Fantastico
Wednesday, 3 July 2013 - 11:25am

Your guide to the least likely variety show in town...

BBC New Comedy Award 2013
Monday, 24 June 2013 - 2:30pm

There are lots of New Comedy Awards about these days, but only one of them has the coveted 'BBC' prefix to it.

Turtle Canyon comedy film - on set
Saturday, 22 June 2013 - 9:17am

Want to know what it's like starting out in film-making and submitting to film festivals? We asked Turtle Canyon's Stuart Laws to give us some tips on how to take your first steps.

Russell Brand in black suit
Thursday, 20 June 2013 - 10:42am
What’s coming up in the next six months of the comedy calendar?

Bec Hill Pun Run
Tuesday, 7 May 2013 - 1:42pm

Unsurprisingly, we love a good comedy night here at SSP.

Plebs ITV
Thursday, 14 March 2013 - 5:11pm

With the launch of ITV's Plebs coming up, we managed to get ourselves an invite to an orgy exclusive screening of the show for SSP fans.

Plebs ITV
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 3:40pm

ITV is set to welcome its first new sitcom in years later this month when Sam Leifer and Tom Basden's Plebs hits ITV2.

Lucy Porter looking wistful
Thursday, 21 February 2013 - 1:43pm

Lucy Porter has found a letter from the future - it's got a proper stamp and everything - and in it lies the destiny of comedy.

Nick Helm
Friday, 8 February 2013 - 4:47pm

Leicester's the first place to see a lot of new shows - here's what we're most excited about...

Suzi Ruffell
Thursday, 7 February 2013 - 2:16pm

The best of last year’s shows live at Leicester this February…

Johnny Vegas
Wednesday, 6 February 2013 - 9:18am

The best special bills on at this year’s festival...

Jay Foreman
Friday, 1 February 2013 - 11:49am

Our weekly YouTube roundup with the best vids to bluff you through Friday afternoon...

musical-comedy-awards.jpg
Thursday, 31 January 2013 - 2:20pm

The final heat of the Musical Comedy Awards is taking place at the Wilmington Arms this coming Saturday. Here's the lowdown on the acts who are taking part.

New Act of The Year Awards - generic pic
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 - 1:44pm

The New Act of the Year Showcase takes places this weekend, and we thought it only right to give the finalists of this year’s show a proper airing before the big night.

The British Museum
Thursday, 17 January 2013 - 3:16pm

A comedy duo have managed to swipe the keys to the British Museum for an exclusive comedy tour tomorrow night. We asked them for a background check.

musical-comedy-awards.jpg
Thursday, 17 January 2013 - 1:09pm

The Musical Comedy Awards are in full swing, with the third heat of the competition being held at the Wilmington Arms this coming Saturday.

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