Interviews with the top comedians.
Fri 23 January 2015
'I love stand-up, but I want to do something different'
Mark Thomas on comedy, protest and passion
23/01/2015 … The news that Pub Landlord Al Murray is to contest this year’s election in Nigel Farage’s constituency might be blurring the distinction between comedy and politics, but Mark Thomas has been traversing the line between the two since his performance career began, with serious intent.
Wed 26 November 2014
'I think I have European sensibilities...'
Bill Maher on playing his first UK gig
26/11/2014 … He's built a career on dissecting and challenging the detailed ins-and-outs of American politics… so it might come as something of a surprise that Bill Maher is planning on performing in Britain.
Tue 28 October 2014
'Travel is a pain in the arse'
Says Micky Flanagan as he embarks on... a travel show
28/10/2014 … Comedians making travelogues have been in vogue ever since Michael Palin collected his first air mile.
Fri 19 September 2014
'The threat of getting shot was a real one'
The Revolution Will Be Televised pranksters on filming in the US
19/09/2014 … Satirical hidden camera show The Revolution Will Be Televised is returning to BBC Three early next month – and this time Heydon Prowse and Jolyon Rubinstein have taken their pranks to the US as well as the UK.
Mon 08 September 2014
'I genuinely worried about Jon. It was really tragic'
Why Jon Richardson hit the road with Matt Forde
08/09/2014 … Approaching 30, Jon Richardson realised he needed to make some big decisions in life – about relationships, family and money.
Wed 16 July 2014
The first series was madness... but this one follows the laws of writing
Noel Fielding on the return of Luxury Comedy
16/07/2014 … It's not easy to describe Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy.
Fri 07 March 2014
'One of the nice things about the BBC is they don't really promote the series'
Stewart Lee talks to Jay Richardson about Comedy Vehicle
07/03/2014 … For comics, he is perceived as the ultimate – if inflated – authority on artistic integrity, ‘The Grand Poobah of Comedy’, as Al Murray has dubbed him.
Mon 03 March 2014
'There aren't clear signals for laughter'
Richard Ayoade talks about The Double, Chris Morris and his future plans
03/03/2014 … Though best known as Moss in Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd, Richard Ayoade is also establishing himself as a director with his second feature film, The Double, a nightmarish, dystopian comedy-drama, loosely based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's novella, due out next month.