The British Comedy Guide was created in 2003 as a website devoted to the British sitcoms that were being broadcast on television. It was founded by Mark Boosey as a hobby. In 2008, the website expanded to include a wider range of forms of British comedy, and in 2016, the website relaunched with a new look and logo. It also added Twitter-based news updates and increased coverage of online comedy. A podcast service is also available, and the guide has interviewed many of the country’s top comedians.
Among its most popular guides are those devoted to sketch shows, variety shows, radio situation comedy, and TV situation comedy. It also publishes guides to more than 7,000 individual British comedies. Since its inception, the British Comedy Guide has covered more than half a billion views on its website, and has featured interviews with comedians such as Alan Carr, Russell Brand, John Bishop, David Mitchell, and Nick Offerman.
The website’s comedic coverage extends to a variety of topics, including family, education, work, sexuality, and mental health. There are interviews with some of the country’s most celebrated stand-up performers, as well as a section on the brightest young stars.