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Thu 23 February 2017
Comedy's lost its underground spirit
So says Barbara Nice creator Janice Connolly
23/02/2017 … Live comedy has lost much of its anarchic, punk spirit and become more ‘corporate’.
Tue 14 February 2017
'It's hard changing things up ever single week'
Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith on the return of Inside No 9
14/02/2017 … It could be the biggest surprise yet for the masters of the shock twist.
Mon 13 February 2017
I found myself making deep explorations of my mind...
Tim Key on his role in E4's forthcoming Gap Year
13/02/2017 … In the new E4 comedy-drama Gap Year, Tim Key plays the relentlessly upbeat Greg, touring the Far East with four much younger travellers, trying to relive his glory days of the late 1990s while refusing to deal with his crumbling marriage, business and life in general.
Thu 09 February 2017
'Maybe I'd be a better person if I could live more in the moment'
Jon Richardson on his many fears
09/02/2017 … Jon Richardson is to present a new Channel 4 show entitled How to Survive the End of the World along with his wife, Lucy Beaumont.
Wed 08 February 2017
'We don't look for filth, filth finds us'
Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney on the return of Catastrophe
08/02/2017 … It’s perhaps with some hyperbole that Channel 4’s comedy chief Phil Clarke speaks of Catastrophe being an epoch-defining sitcom.
Mon 06 February 2017
'Cliches about travel are easy to avoid'
Tom Basden on writing Gap Year
06/02/2017 … Can you tell us a bit about the show? The show is about travel in essence, it’s about people escaping from something at home or people going out and hoping that by travelling and seeing the world they will learn something about themselves, they’ll improve their lives and find answers to some questions, or even find out what the questions that they should be asking are.
Tue 31 January 2017
'These outfits make you look like you’ve got a beer belly and no willy'
Mark Dolan on tackling The Jump
31/01/2017 … Why did you sign up to The Jump? This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Sun 29 January 2017
20 comedy castaways
The best of Desert Island Discs
29/01/2017 … As Desert Island Discs celebrates its 75th birthday on Radio 4 today, here are 20 comedy figures who have appeared on the show, including the luxury item and book they wood take, and the favourite of all the tracks they chose.