Interviews with the top comedians.
Wed 20 May 2015
'I can't believe someone is paying me to act like a tit'
John Kearns on the excitement and anxieties of a career in comedy
20/05/2015 … For John Kearns, the transition from day job to comedian was an abrupt one; one that he's used as fodder in his acclaimed live shows and one which he admits he hasn't been the best at dealing with.
Tue 05 May 2015
'The whole point isn’t to annoy people'
Nick Helm on his stage persona, and his transition to TV
05/05/2015 … 'It's not like started out thinking "I'm going to be a cunt",' Nick Helm says of his aggressive, sweaty on-stage persona.
Wed 11 February 2015
It’s really strange when you are the only naked person in the room…
Bethany Black on appearing in E4's Banana
11/02/2015 … Can you tell us about your episode and character?My character, Helen, is kind of the opposite of me in some ways, and exactly the same as me in a lot of other ways.
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.