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2011 Features

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

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.

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

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

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

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

The Ladykillers | Review of Graham Linehan's stage adaptation

The Ladykillers

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

'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
© Matt Crossick/PA
© Matt Crossick/PA

'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.

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