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2007 Interviews

Interviews with the top comedians.

Tue 06 November 2007

Hello, Peeps... | Interview with Peep Show writers Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong

Hello, Peeps...

Interview with Peep Show writers Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong

06/11/2007 … It’s the question that puzzles everyone in TV comedy.

Wed 17 October 2007

'I want to lead a dialogue, not a rally' | Stewart Lee on the vagaries of touring, TV and popularity contests

'I want to lead a dialogue, not a rally'

Stewart Lee on the vagaries of touring, TV and popularity contests

17/10/2007 … As every comedy fan probably knows by now, Stewart Lee is officially the 41st best stand-up in the world – since he used his ranking in a Channel 4 poll for the title of his current live show, simultaneously displaying both boastfulness and irony about the result.

Mon 15 October 2007

'I wasn't sure if we had anything fresh to say' | Armstrong & Miller on their BBC One reunion
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© BBC

'I wasn't sure if we had anything fresh to say'

Armstrong & Miller on their BBC One reunion

15/10/2007 … Seven years ago, Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong decided to give their comedy partnership a rest.

Tue 09 October 2007

'I’m proud and ashamed in equal measure...' | Paul Kaye answers your questions
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© MTV

'I’m proud and ashamed in equal measure...'

Paul Kaye answers your questions

09/10/2007 … Dennis Pennis creator Paul Kaye is back on MTV with his angry, foul-mouthed alter ego, Mike Strutter.

Thu 04 October 2007

A love letter to TV | Peter Serafinowicz on his new sketch show
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A love letter to TV

Peter Serafinowicz on his new sketch show

04/10/2007 … The vacillations of the American TV industry always come in for a lot of flack.

Thu 20 September 2007

'She thinks she’s in with a chance. It’s tragic and embarrassing' | Brenda Blethyn on playing a club comic
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© Warner Bros. Entertainment

'She thinks she’s in with a chance. It’s tragic and embarrassing'

Brenda Blethyn on playing a club comic

20/09/2007 … Comedians always get a raw deal when portrayed in fiction, with that tragic tears-of-a-clown image proving just too irresistible to dramatists.

Tue 11 September 2007

'I've wanted this for so long...’ | Interview with if.comedy winner Brendon Burns

'I've wanted this for so long...’

Interview with if.comedy winner Brendon Burns

11/09/2007 … Comedians, as a rule, feign indifference towards awards, fearing that blatantly chasing the glittering prize should dent their iconoclastic cool.

Sun 26 August 2007

The insane street performer nearly crippled me... | 20 questions: Guy Pratt

The insane street performer nearly crippled me...

20 questions: Guy Pratt

26/08/2007 … Or rather 19 questions, due to an administrative error in what we sent to the bass player turned comedy anecdotalist…How does it feel performing alone as yourself, rather than having a band and the music behind you? Terrifying, and kind of more rewarding because the laughs and applause are mine – all mine! Why did you choose the bass rather the guitar, which is surely much cooler? It was that or get a Spanish guitar from my parents, which is way less cooler than either.

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