Interviews with the top comedians.
Fri 07 June 2013
'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 Ė including gigs at this weekendís 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.
Mon 11 March 2013
When you take something as beautiful and indefinable as good comedy and regard it as Ďproductí, then itís spoilt
Kevin Eldon is hoping for a punky revolution
11/03/2013 … Kevin Eldon has a peerless television rťsumť, after appearing in Brass Eye, 15 Storeys High, Spaced, Look Around You, Big Train, Black Books, I'm Alan Partridge, Nighty Night, Green Wing, Hunderby and plenty more besides.
Fri 04 January 2013
'Iím perpetually shockable. And the fact that Iím shocked means I have to write about it.'
Jay Richardson interviews Jonathan Lynn
04/01/2013 … In the newly revived Yes, Prime Minister Ė coming to digital channel Gold later this month Ė embattled PM Jim Hacker grapples with issues including a dire economic crisis, a failing Eurozone, the spectre of Scottish independence and an antagonistic BBC.
Wed 14 November 2012
'We couldn't write a sitcom while Peep Show was still on'
Interview with David Mitchell and Robert Webb
14/11/2012 … As Peep Show returns to Channel 4 for its eight series, we caught up with stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb.
Tue 14 August 2012
Some of it isn't great, if I'm honest
Harry Hill looks back at his old Channel 4 show
14/08/2012 … Harry Hill speaks about Whatever Happened to Harry Hill, the entirely made-up Ďdocumentaryí about his original Channel 4 series which ran from 1997 to 2000.