Interviews with comedians, comedy reviews, Perfect Playlists and other comedy features, all collected in one place.
Thu 29 December 2011
Top ten gigs of 2011
Chortle editor Steve Bennett's personal look back
29/12/2011 … As editor of Chortle, I see around 350 comedy shows a year.
The top comedy stories of 2011
What you've been reading on Chortle
29/12/2011 … In 2011, Chortle attracted 1.
Mon 19 December 2011
Peter Serafinowicz: A big name in comedy
The character comic talks to Jay Richardson about Butterfield, Arrested Development, Bad Sugar and more
19/12/2011 … He’s a superb mimic and talented comic actor who pops up in all manner of programmes – although his own star vehicle was short lived.
Wed 14 December 2011
Uncaged Monkeys: Night Of 200 Billion Stars
Review of Hammersmith Apollo gig, by Steve Bennett
14/12/2011 … Is particle physics the new rock and roll?Well, obviously not.
Mon 12 December 2011
Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian Of 2011 Final
Reviewed by Steve Bennett
12/12/2011 … This was the London comedy circuit’s third new act final in quick succession, and certainly the most populous – with 14 contestants, plus a set from 2010 winner Tim Shishodia, packing the bill.
Thu 08 December 2011
Review of Graham Linehan's stage adaptation
08/12/2011 … The 1955 film version of The Ladykillers was an atmospheric, jet-black comedy, largely seen as a parable in which the right and proper morals of the Establishment triumphed over post-war opportunists.
Mon 07 November 2011
'You'd have to be quite psychotic to get that angry about TV'
Charlie Brooker interview
07/11/2011 … Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker’s latest series of darkly comic dramas set in various dystopian futures, is coming to Channel 4 soon.
Thu 03 November 2011
'You can abuse disabled people now, it's fine'
The Fast Show cast on their comeback
03/11/2011 … ‘In a time of recession people look back to the good old days,’ muses comic John Thomson.