Interviews with comedians, comedy reviews, Perfect Playlists and other comedy features, all collected in one place.
Wed 24 June 2015
See Stephen Merchant rehearse The Mentalists
His West End debut
24/06/2015 … Here is Stephen Merchant rehearsing for his West End debut.
A contract for comedians
Equity's industry standard document
24/06/2015 … A central plank of the new comedians' network within Equity is to fight for a standard contract for comics.
Tue 16 June 2015
From a grovelling bastard to fisting Norman Lamont...
10 great moments from the British Comedy Awards
16/06/2015 … As Channel 4 say they are dropping the ceremony after four years, we look back at some of the memorable moments in the 24-year history of the British Comedy Awards.
Mon 15 June 2015
We give you Lemons!
DVDs of Keith's sketch show to be won
15/06/2015 … The Keith Lemon Sketch Show is out on DVD today – and we have five copies to give away.
Sun 14 June 2015
The Cowgatehead refugees
New homes for Edinburgh Fringe shows
14/06/2015 … The following comedy shows are listed in the printed Edinburgh Fringe programme as taking place in the Cowgatehead and St John’s venue.
Fri 29 May 2015
Poll: Should we drop stars from reviews?
Have your say
29/05/2015 … Should Chortle award stars for its reviews at this year's Edinburgh Fringe? Editor Steve Bennett has previously raised the issue at the end of last year’s festival, suggesting it was time they should be dropped.
Thu 28 May 2015
Mock The Weekipedia
15 facts as the show marks its 10th birthday
28/05/2015 … Mock The Week is celebrating its tenth birthday this month – and as it prepares to return for its 14th series, with a run of 12 episodes starting on June 11, here are 15 random facts about the show:• There have been 136 episodes so far, comprising 114 regular recordings, 14 compilations, seven Christmas specials and one New Year ‘bonus’ show.
Tue 26 May 2015
'This sitcom is not just about being gay'
Ian McKellan and Derek Jacobi talk Vicious
26/05/2015 … Ian McKellan plays Freddie Was it easy to say yes to a second series?Yes, although I can’t remember how it happened, really! There was talk about it and you wonder, ‘Oh, do I want to get on with something else?’, but then the moment arrives and it was so obvious that we had to do it.