comedy

  • 25 Apr 2011

    A Green Party local election broadcast to be shown on BBC and ITV is set in a comedy club in Little Venice - but its contents are no joke, say the producers.

  • 23 Dec 2010

    The mental health charity Rethink has lodged a complaint with Ofcom over a sketch by a comedian which parodied attempts to tackle stigma around mental illness.

  • 16 Aug 2010

    Award-winning Anglo-Iranian comedian and actor Omid Djalili has accepted a new role as QuizAid Master for Christian Aid’s first ever Twitter Quiz.

  • 6 Jul 2009

    Guns in church show that whatever is said about trust in God, it's really the threat of violence that we are trusting, says Simon Barrow. And this contradiction opens up a rich vein of satire against our patently false gods.

  • 28 Apr 2009

    Imagine a world of soundbite politics where the machinery of power is operated by vacillating professional politicians, out of their depth, jumping to the whims of ruthless, feral spin doctors. That, says Alan Wilson, is the film satire In The Loop

  • 6 Apr 2009

    Bill Maher's movie Religulous manages to laugh at nutty believers and caricature religion, but it doesn't actually tell us anything or indicate any learning, says Deirdre Good. It takes us in a circle - but not a hermeneutical one.

  • 3 Oct 2007

    Saving the environment is a serious business – but you can still have a laugh doing it. That’s the message of UK development agency Christian Aid in launching a couple of hilarious YouTube videos aimed at getting people to take up the eco-challenge with a smile on their faces.