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Sun 22 March 2009
Interview with Dave Spikey
22/03/2009 … Phoenix Nights deservedly made a star out of Peter Kay, but also raised the profiles of other stand-ups in the cast - perhaps none more so than Dave Spikey, co-writer and the man behind club compere Jerry St Clair.
Festival: The Movie
22/03/2009 … You probably wouldn’t have noticed her among the hundreds of desperate performers thronging Edinburgh’s Royal Mile during last year’s festival.
I'm not that interested in comedy..
In Small Time Crooks, out now on DVD. Woody Allen returns to his slapstick roots as Ray, a petty criminal who longs for the bigtime score. This is what he had to say when the original film was released
22/03/2009 … Small Time Crooks is more reminiscent of your earlier films, more slapstick and less serious.
The League of Gentlemen talk about their big-screen debut
22/03/2009 … The League Of Gentlemen’s first movie Apocalypse opens next month; and yesterday some of the team held a Q&A session for invited journalists in central London.
Meet the makers
How The Guide was rewitten...
22/03/2009 … It might seem like sacrilege to its legions of fans, but the new Hitchhikers’ Guide To The Galaxy movie has taken liberties with the characters, lines and script that made the original radio show, books and TV adaptation such cult favourites.
'It's hard not to become the Chucke Brothers...'
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon in A Cock And Bull Story
22/03/2009 … Late autumn light filters through the great oaks surrounding Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk, a little-known National Trust gem that is one of the most authentic 17th Century houses in the country, retaining much of its original furniture and decoration.
Interview with Aristocrats director Paul Provenza
22/03/2009 … It’s changed Hollywood attitudes and altered the landscape of stand-up comedy.
Film makers Paul Provenza and Penn Jillette talk about their movie The Aristocrats - a documenary about the world's dirtiest joke
22/03/2009 … Can you explain the joke that’s the subject of The Aristocrats for those who haven’t heard it? PENN: You get to hear it a lot in the movie, so why ruin it here.