Interviews with comedians, comedy reviews, Perfect Playlists and other comedy features, all collected in one place.
Mon 12 December 2011
Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian Of 2011 Final
Reviewed by Steve Bennett
12/12/2011 … This was the London comedy circuit’s third new act final in quick succession, and certainly the most populous – with 14 contestants, plus a set from 2010 winner Tim Shishodia, packing the bill.
Thu 08 December 2011
Review of Graham Linehan's stage adaptation
08/12/2011 … The 1955 film version of The Ladykillers was an atmospheric, jet-black comedy, largely seen as a parable in which the right and proper morals of the Establishment triumphed over post-war opportunists.
Mon 07 November 2011
'You'd have to be quite psychotic to get that angry about TV'
Charlie Brooker interview
07/11/2011 … Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker’s latest series of darkly comic dramas set in various dystopian futures, is coming to Channel 4 soon.
Thu 03 November 2011
'You can abuse disabled people now, it's fine'
The Fast Show cast on their comeback
03/11/2011 … ‘In a time of recession people look back to the good old days,’ muses comic John Thomson.
Wed 19 October 2011
Revival of the original play, reviewed by Steve Bennett
19/10/2011 … This is certainly a piece of comedy history.
Thu 06 October 2011
'Sprinkled with fairy dust'
Gregor Fisher on 25 years of Rab C Nesbitt
06/10/2011 … Rab C Nesbitt returned to BBC Two for its tenth series last night, as unapologetically grimy – and as popular – as ever.
Mon 12 September 2011
'We would spend an hour writing one joke'
Scott Adsit and Hannibal Buress on 30 Rock
12/09/2011 … Alec Baldwin quitting 30 Rock could spell the end of the award-winning US sitcom.
Tue 06 September 2011
My 13 favourite rules of comedy
By Jonathan Lynn
06/09/2011 … Last September Yes Prime Minister, the new play that I wrote with my old writing partner Tony Jay, opened at the Gielgud Theatre in London.