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2009 Features

Interviews with comedians, comedy reviews, Perfect Playlists and other comedy features, all collected in one place.

Fri 20 November 2009

Why I'm returning to stand-up | by Peter Kay

Why I'm returning to stand-up

by Peter Kay

20/11/2009 … Peter Kay is to perform at Manchester’s MEN Arena for four nights after a break of almost seven years from stand-up.

Sun 15 November 2009

Roll up, roll up, the circus is coming | Behind the scenes on BBC One's Big Top

Roll up, roll up, the circus is coming

Behind the scenes on BBC One's Big Top

15/11/2009 … Making a big studio-audience sitcom these days can be something of a highwire act – get the delicate balance right and the rewards are huge, but get it wrong everyone viewing knows you’ve come crashing down with a bump.

Fri 06 November 2009

'There will never be another series. We are definite about that.' | Gavin and Stacey stars speak about the final season
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'There will never be another series. We are definite about that.'

Gavin and Stacey stars speak about the final season

06/11/2009 … Gavin And Stacey returns to BBC One in later this month for its third - and final - series.

Mon 12 October 2009

In a sniper's sights... | Extracts from Frankie Boyle's autobiography

In a sniper's sights...

Extracts from Frankie Boyle's autobiography

12/10/2009 … It was during teacher training that I finally started doing comedy, aged 23.

Wed 07 October 2009

'The telly lot are never going to make any sketch shows' | Armstrong & Miller interview

'The telly lot are never going to make any sketch shows'

Armstrong & Miller interview

07/10/2009 … The world of comedy can seem obsessed with youth, driven by the perpetual quest for the next big thing in a sea of rising stars.

Tue 01 September 2009

What Katy did... | Q&A with Katy Brand as her series returns
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What Katy did...

Q&A with Katy Brand as her series returns

01/09/2009 … How did it feel to win best female newcomer at last year’s British Comedy Awards? It was very exciting but mainly it was a relief! I hadn’t really been drinking all evening so I just sat at the table watching the people around me become more and more drunk in slow motion.

Tue 18 August 2009

'Comedy feels serious now' | Vic and Bob on the return of Shooting Stars

'Comedy feels serious now'

Vic and Bob on the return of Shooting Stars

18/08/2009 … When he’s not making comedy, Vic Reeves runs an electrical contracting business installing Ethernet cabling in offices near his Kent home, with Bob Mortimer working as his unskilled mate.

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