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March 2016 Features

Interviews with comedians, comedy reviews, Perfect Playlists and other comedy features, all collected in one place.

Tue 29 March 2016

The routines that inspired us | Comedians reveal how they got turned on to stand-up

The routines that inspired us

Comedians reveal how they got turned on to stand-up

29/03/2016 … Jack BarryThe routine that inspired me was probably Rik Mayall playing the various incarnations of Flashheart in Blackadder.

Thu 24 March 2016

Win tickets to Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon in The Painkiller | With meal and accommodation too

Win tickets to Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon in The Painkiller

With meal and accommodation too

24/03/2016 … Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon are currently starring in a West End revival of the classic French farce The Painkiller.

Eight great Garry Shandling moments | Remembering the comic's work

Eight great Garry Shandling moments

Remembering the comic's work

24/03/2016 … Stand-up on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson (1981) His first appearance on TV: Stand-up on Late Night with David Letterman (1983) It's Garry Shandling's Show (1986) As a real talk show host (1988) Guest hosting The Tonight Show, interviewing Justine Bateman.

Thu 17 March 2016

Everybody who was anybody wanted to be on the Paul Daniels show | Mat Ricardo pays personal tribute
© Mat Ricardo
© Mat Ricardo

Thu 10 March 2016

Sayle now on! | Win signed copies of Alexei's memoirs
© David Corio / Michael Ochs Archives
© David Corio / Michael Ochs Archives

Sayle now on!

Win signed copies of Alexei's memoirs

10/03/2016 … The second volume of Alexei Sayle's memoirs are released today – and we have ten signed copies to give away.

Wed 09 March 2016

George Martin's comedy roots | From the Goons to Beyond The Fringe...
© David Train / Creative Commons
© David Train / Creative Commons

George Martin's comedy roots

From the Goons to Beyond The Fringe...

09/03/2016 … Beatles producer George Martin, who has died at the age of 90, started his career producing records with comedians.

Wed 02 March 2016

'Likeability doesn't matter' | Interview with Julia Davis

'Likeability doesn't matter'

Interview with Julia Davis

02/03/2016 … Julia Davis is to make her directing debut with Camping, a new comedy for Sky Atlantic which she also wrote and stars in, alongside Rufus Jones, Vicki Pepperdine, Steve Pemberton and others.

Tue 01 March 2016

Eight comedy presidents more insane than Donald Trump | For Super Tuesday

Eight comedy presidents more insane than Donald Trump

For Super Tuesday

01/03/2016 … To mark Super Tuesday, here are eight Presidents from comedy shows and movies who did a worse job of it that he would do.

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