Interviews with comedians, comedy reviews, Perfect Playlists and other comedy features, all collected in one place.
Wed 29 December 2010
You have been reading...
The 10 biggest comedy stories of 2010
29/12/2010 … What a year it’s been for comedy – and for Chortle.
Fri 17 December 2010
'If the ratings dip, the phone stops ringing'
Matt LeBlanc on his new role in Episodes
17/12/2010 … ‘It could have been the next Frasier, outshining even the hit sitcom which spawned it, but instead Friends spin-off Joey was a flop.
Wed 15 December 2010
Prepare for take-off
Matt Lucas and David Walliams on Come Fly With Me
15/12/2010 … Their catchphrases have become so ubiquitous that only this week right-wing columnist Richard Littlejohn used them to mock wheelchair-bound student campaigner Jody Mcintyre.
Fri 10 December 2010
Theatre review: Matilda at the RSC
With music and lyrics by Tim Minchin
10/12/2010 … Roald Dahl’s Matilda seems to be the musical Tim Minchin was born to write; an impishly playful comedy about the triumph of curiosity and intelligence over boorishness and ignorance.
Wed 08 December 2010
' I don’t know what I’m doing for huge stretches of time'
Jay Richardson interviews Dylan Moran
08/12/2010 … Your new DVD, Aim Low, splices highlights of your various stand-up shows together and reiterates how often you return to the same themes and preoccupations .
Tue 07 December 2010
I like to divide opinion...
Interview with Stewart Lee
07/12/2010 … Do you see the TV show as an extension of your stand-up, or do you approach the medium differently?I try to do exactly the same as I do at a gig.
Wed 01 December 2010
Frankie Boyle's Tramadol Nights
TV review by Steve Bennett
01/12/2010 … Channel 4 played its cards very close to its chest with Tramadol Nights; releasing not so much as a preview clip before last night’s premiere, perhaps for fear of sparking tabloid outrage.
Tue 23 November 2010
A (very) little bit of politics...
Steve Bennett heads to a political comedy night
23/11/2010 … Never mind their effects on the country, right-wing governments are supposed to be a boon for political comedians, giving traditionally liberal satirists something purposeful to rail against.