May 2015 Features
Interviews with comedians, comedy reviews, Perfect Playlists and other comedy features, all collected in one place.
Fri 29 May 2015
Poll: Should we drop stars from reviews?
Have your say
29/05/2015 … Should Chortle award stars for its reviews at this year's Edinburgh Fringe? Editor Steve Bennett has previously raised the issue at the end of last year’s festival, suggesting it was time they should be dropped.
Thu 28 May 2015
Mock The Weekipedia
15 facts as the show marks its 10th birthday
28/05/2015 … Mock The Week is celebrating its tenth birthday this month – and as it prepares to return for its 14th series, with a run of 12 episodes starting on June 11, here are 15 random facts about the show:• There have been 136 episodes so far, comprising 114 regular recordings, 14 compilations, seven Christmas specials and one New Year ‘bonus’ show.
Tue 26 May 2015
'This sitcom is not just about being gay'
Ian McKellan and Derek Jacobi talk Vicious
26/05/2015 … Ian McKellan plays Freddie Was it easy to say yes to a second series?Yes, although I can’t remember how it happened, really! There was talk about it and you wonder, ‘Oh, do I want to get on with something else?’, but then the moment arrives and it was so obvious that we had to do it.
Fri 22 May 2015
Win Hello Ladies on DVD
Complete Stephen Merchant series
22/05/2015 … Stephen Merchant's US sitcom Hello Ladies is being released on DVD on Monday – and we have five copies to give away.
Wed 20 May 2015
'I can't believe someone is paying me to act like a tit'
John Kearns on the excitement and anxieties of a career in comedy
20/05/2015 … For John Kearns, the transition from day job to comedian was an abrupt one; one that he's used as fodder in his acclaimed live shows and one which he admits he hasn't been the best at dealing with.
Thu 14 May 2015
Harry Shearer's OTHER Simpsons voices
Lesser-known characters who he played
14/05/2015 … With the news that Harry Shearer, voice of Mr Burns, Smithers, Principal Skinner and Ned Flanders, is to leave the series after 26 years, here are 10 supporting character he also voiced: .
Mon 11 May 2015
Win tickets to literary festival with a strong comedy line-up
11/05/2015 … Boutique literary festival Curious Arts will this year feature a top-drawer comedy line-up including David Baddiel, Mark Watson, Lucy Porter, Richard Herring and Simon Evans.
Fri 08 May 2015
Brighton Fringe 2015 reviews
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