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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Comics on film
As Funny People is released, Jay Richardson examines the relationship between stand-up and cinema
01/09/2009 … Comedians love cinema.
Tue 18 August 2009
'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.