Interviews with comedians, comedy reviews, Perfect Playlists and other comedy features, all collected in one place.
Wed 11 May 2011
'In any other job you'd call the police...'
Jen Lavery on the abuse female comedians face
11/05/2011 … For some female pedestrians, being publicly harassed by drunk or just-plain sexist men is a relatively rare, if unwelcome occurrence.
Mon 09 May 2011
'I'm in the Inbetweeners movie... and I fucking milk it'
Kirsten Lester meets Greg Davies
09/05/2011 … Greg Davies is no diva; backstage on his current tour, all he asks for is a supply of substantial snacks.
Thu 05 May 2011
Gyles Brandreth: The day I opened for Bernard Manning
The former MP reveals all to Marissa Burgess
05/05/2011 … When you think of Gyles Brandreth ‘stand-up comedian’ isn't the first term to spring to mind.
Tue 03 May 2011
Tedious. Problematic. Brilliant
Steve Bennett previews the first two episodes of Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle
03/05/2011 … 'I'd imagine watching this at home would be incredibly tedious.
Wed 20 April 2011
Q&A with Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton
20/04/2011 … Did you already have an idea what the story of the second series would be after the end of the first series?Reece: Well we didn’t know if we would get a second series but we had to dare to think that we might, so at the end of the first series we put something in that we thought could work as a springboard for a story in the second series.
Thu 14 April 2011
You can’t go into a careers office and say, 'Hello, I’d like to be a stand-up...'
Kirsten Lester meets Chris Addison
14/04/2011 … Chris Addison may be a stand-up star and TV favourite today, but his first gig was hardly an auspicious omen for a flourishing career.
Wed 06 April 2011
Worst case scenario? I’d be incredibly racist and punch a disabled person
Dom Joly on I'm A Celebrity, Trigger Happy – and not being a proper comedian
06/04/2011 … ‘My big fear is that I’m not a comedian,’ says Dom Joly.
Wed 30 March 2011
Chortle Quiz 2011
Test your comedy knowledge
30/03/2011 … Chortle staged a pub quiz at both the Leicester and Glasgow Comedy Festivals, raising funds for Amnesty.