Interviews with comedians, comedy reviews, Perfect Playlists and other comedy features, all collected in one place.
Mon 17 June 2013
Win Parks & Rec DVD
Season Two out now
17/06/2013 … The second series of hit American sitcom Parks and Recreation is released on DVD today – and we have six copies to give away to Chortle readers.
Wed 12 June 2013
What laughter are you after?
An extract from Phil Kay's new book, The Wholly Viable
12/06/2013 … Hopefully this here book will skip up the Kindle like a good gig.
Fri 07 June 2013
Withnail as you've never seen it
Candid new photographs
07/06/2013 … These candid photographs – some of which have never previously been seen – form a revealing tribute to one of the most celebrated British comedy films eve made, Withnail and I.
'All the best comics have a tremendous work ethic'
Q&A with Parks & Rec's Aziz Ansari
07/06/2013 … Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari is to play the Hammersmith Apollo on June 15, his second UK visit following his short run at the Soho Theatre in 2011.
Fri 31 May 2013
TV makes mediocre comics look good, and good comics look mediocre
Judah Friedlander talks to Jay Richardson
31/05/2013 … Best known for playing slobbish, trucker cap-wearing comedy writer Frank Rossitano alongside Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin in 30 Rock, comic Judah Friedlander is in Europe for a series of stand-up dates in his persona of The World Champion – including gigs at this weekend’s Cat Laughs festival in Kilkenny.
Thu 30 May 2013
Why should rock 'n' roll get all the stadium glitz?!
Eddie Izzard on arena gigs, politics and his acting ambitions
30/05/2013 … In the second part of his Chortle interview to coincide with his global Force Majeure interview, Eddie Izzard tells Jay Richardson about his ambitions in acting, politics.
Wed 29 May 2013
Eddie Izzard: The first global comedian
'If comedians have drive and imagination, it's an exciting time'
29/05/2013 … In the first of a two-part interview, Eddie Izzard talks to Jay Richardson about his multinational Force Majeure tour:Has the tour lived up to your expectations?You don't get many surprises going round the UK.
Tue 28 May 2013
Film review: The Comedian
Jay Richardson on a 'sobering' portrayal of the open-mic circuit
28/05/2013 … If you're making a film about an alienated 32-year-old cut adrift in London, then the open mic comedy circuit is as good as place as any to capture and project his despair.