Interviews with comedians, comedy reviews, Perfect Playlists and other comedy features, all collected in one place.
Wed 22 June 2016
From the Sex Pistols to Peter Kay
Tony Kinsella recalls the life of Bob Williamson
22/06/2016 … 'My dad only bought me the guitar to get me to bloody shut up' And thus began the musical-comedy career of Bob Williamson, an only child, bored and feckless on one of his native Bolton's wet and windy half-term weekdays.
Tue 21 June 2016
Win Cuckoo series 3 on DVD
Five copies of Greg Davies comedy up for grabs
21/06/2016 … The third series of Cuckoo has just been released on DVD – and we have five copies to give away.
Mon 06 June 2016
Win a Billy Connolly DVD
Tracks Across America, featuring a previously unseen episode
06/06/2016 … Billy Connolly's travelogue Tracks Across America is out on DVD and digital download today – and we have five copies to give away.
Wed 25 May 2016
'There's no time to agonise'
Interview with Power Monkeys writers Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin
25/05/2016 … Can you explain a bit about Power Monkeys?ANDY: It’s a peek behind the curtains in the corridors of power – four different corridors of power, looking at the ‘oily rag’ characters who have to carry out the strategies and whims of the powerful.
'Being German is a viable business plan'
Henning Wehn on his new TV show
25/05/2016 … An Immigrant's Guide to Britain is a new three-part series in which Henning Wehn and other first-generation immigrants provide a guide to life in Britain, through reports, sketches and hidden camera experiments.
Thu 12 May 2016
A little bit of blue...
Which comedians have been honoured with plaques
12/05/2016 … Tommy Cooper today becomes only the 12th comedian to be honoured with a blue plaque – although he is one of the more famous to modern minds.
Tue 10 May 2016
Why I'm the right woman to take on Shakespeare
by Philomena Cunk
10/05/2016 … Tell us about your new series… It’s a one-episode series all about Shakespeare, who was England’s biggest playwriter and our only ever official Bard.
Tue 03 May 2016
I'm playing Shakespeare as nerdy and uncharismatic
David Mitchell on Upstart Crow
03/05/2016 … 'He's arguably the globally most significant artistic figure – and he's just some bloke from the Midlands.