December 2016 Features
Interviews with comedians, comedy reviews, Perfect Playlists and other comedy features, all collected in one place.
Fri 30 December 2016
2017: The comedians to watch
Promoters compile our hotlist
30/12/2016 … To mark the new year, we asked several comedy club promoters around the country for their tips of comedians to watch in 2017 – the stand-ups they expect to break through to the next level of success.
Thu 29 December 2016
The 12 quotes of Christmas
From Philomena Cunk
29/12/2016 … What is Christmas? No one really knows.
Fri 23 December 2016
Wed 21 December 2016
'I am the worst storyteller in the history of storytelling'
Meet Crackanory's new narrators
21/12/2016 … Details of the stories that will feature in the next series of Dave's comic storytelling show Crackanory have been revealed.
Mon 19 December 2016
'It's hard not to laugh, you almost have to stuff a sock in your mouth'
Vicki Pepperdine on The Windsors
19/12/2016 … Vicki Pepperdine plays Princess Anne in the two-part Christmas special of Channel 4’s The Windsors.
Wed 14 December 2016
British TV sitcoms with the most series
Shows with 10 or more runs
14/12/2016 … 31 seriesLast of the Summer Wine (1973-2010)21 seriesChuckleVision (1987-2009)14 seriesTerry & June (including its forerunner Happy Ever After 1974-1987 in total)12 seriesBirds Of A Feather (1989-ongoing)Red Dwarf (1988-ongoing.
'My family know that I'm a little bit out there'
Interview with Chewing Gum's Michaela Coel
14/12/2016 … Can you explain a little about Chewing Gum? The show is centred around a girl called Tracey Gordon, who lives in Tower Hamlets, and it’s about her upbringing, which is a very Pentecostal, evangelical life.
Mon 12 December 2016
Ronald Reagan used to be a stand-up
And 24 more facts from QI's latest book
12/12/2016 … Ronald Reagan was a stand-up comedian for two weeks.