Interviews with comedians, comedy reviews, Perfect Playlists and other comedy features, all collected in one place.
Wed 31 December 2014
Goodbye, and thanks for all the laughs
The comics we have lost in 2014
31/12/2014 … 2014 has taken its toll on the comedy world.
Sun 28 December 2014
The ten most memorable comedy gigs of 2014
An entirely subjective list from Chortle editor Steve Bennett
28/12/2014 … Another year over, and here's the now-traditional (at least for me) list of the ten most memorable gigs of the 300 or so I saw over the year, compiled with the benefit of hindsight.
Fri 12 December 2014
It's bleak... but not as bleak as EastEnders
Preview of the Black Mirror Christmas special
12/12/2014 … The feature-length Black Mirror: White Christmas special is possibly the bleakest thing ever made for Channel 4’s comedy department.
Thu 11 December 2014
'If you want to get started in comedy, steal'
John Cleese on his career, his plans – and some trade secrets
11/12/2014 … He's had one of the most enduring careers in British comedy – but John Cleese says he owes it all to a student landlady.
Fri 05 December 2014
Win Simon Evans DVDs
Ten copies up for grabs
05/12/2014 … Simon Evans's first DVD, Live At The Theatre Royal, was released this week – and we have ten copies to give away.
Tue 02 December 2014
Samantha’s naughtiest moments…
I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue's most outrageous innuendos
02/12/2014 … Samantha has just started keeping bees, and already has three dozen or so.
Wed 26 November 2014
'I think I have European sensibilities...'
Bill Maher on playing his first UK gig
26/11/2014 … He's built a career on dissecting and challenging the detailed ins-and-outs of American politics… so it might come as something of a surprise that Bill Maher is planning on performing in Britain.