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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
© C4 / Dave Brown
© C4 / Dave Brown

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

'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

'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.

Fri 07 February 2014

'Maybe the next Bill Hicks is gonna come from Mexico' | Tom Rhodes talks about the globalisation of comedy

'Maybe the next Bill Hicks is gonna come from Mexico'

Tom Rhodes talks about the globalisation of comedy

07/02/2014 … BY BRYONY SHIPSTON There are some things that are intrinsic to a comedian’s life, and travel is definitely one.

Wed 05 February 2014

'We were too lazy to learn the lines' | Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells on playing 'themselves' in Doll & Em

'We were too lazy to learn the lines'

Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells on playing 'themselves' in Doll & Em

05/02/2014 … Following Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Trip, Extras, Episodes, Louie and countless others, actors playing ‘heightened versions of themselves’ is probably the biggest trend in TV comedy.

Wed 29 January 2014

'It's unhelpful to call our work 'dark'. It's not... | Interview with Reece Shearsmith

'It's unhelpful to call our work 'dark'. It's not...

Interview with Reece Shearsmith

29/01/2014 … As his new collaboration with Steve Pemberton – Inside No 9 – comes to our screens, Reece Shearsmith talks to Jay Richardson about his inspirations, so-called 'dark comedy' and a possible League Of Gentlemen reunion.

Tue 21 January 2014

Happy Days, Louis CK and 'jumping the shark' | Comedy mastermind Garry Marshall talks to Jay Richardson

Happy Days, Louis CK and 'jumping the shark'

Comedy mastermind Garry Marshall talks to Jay Richardson

21/01/2014 … Garry Marshall has created some of the most popular sitcoms in television history, including Happy Days and its spin-offs, Mork & Mindy and Laverne & Shirley.

Fri 01 November 2013

Comedy's gatekeeper | Eddie Brill talks about his years as Letterman's booker, and the advice he doles out to other comics

Comedy's gatekeeper

Eddie Brill talks about his years as Letterman's booker, and the advice he doles out to other comics

01/11/2013 … Interview by Jay Richardson at the Galway Comedy Festival:For more than a decade, Eddie Brill was the man most American comedians wanted to impress.