Interviews with the top comedians.
Mon 19 December 2011
Peter Serafinowicz: A big name in comedy
The character comic talks to Jay Richardson about Butterfield, Arrested Development, Bad Sugar and more
19/12/2011 … He’s a superb mimic and talented comic actor who pops up in all manner of programmes – although his own star vehicle was short lived.
Mon 07 November 2011
'You'd have to be quite psychotic to get that angry about TV'
Charlie Brooker interview
07/11/2011 … Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker’s latest series of darkly comic dramas set in various dystopian futures, is coming to Channel 4 soon.
Thu 03 November 2011
'You can abuse disabled people now, it's fine'
The Fast Show cast on their comeback
03/11/2011 … ‘In a time of recession people look back to the good old days,’ muses comic John Thomson.
Thu 06 October 2011
'Sprinkled with fairy dust'
Gregor Fisher on 25 years of Rab C Nesbitt
06/10/2011 … Rab C Nesbitt returned to BBC Two for its tenth series last night, as unapologetically grimy – and as popular – as ever.
Thu 01 September 2011
'I was hoovering up sick... which you shouldn't do'
C4's new student sitcom Fresh Meat
01/09/2011 … In the book How Not To Write A Sitcom, which Chortle reviewed yesterday, the unequivocal advice was: ‘Don’t write about sitcoms.
Mon 25 July 2011
Alastair Campbell frightened me... he made Malcolm Tucker seem less outlandish
Jay Richardson interviews Peter Capaldi
25/07/2011 … With the nation gripped by the phone hacking scandal, what would Malcolm Tucker make of this massive political, media and police fuckaggedon?Peter Capaldi can only confirm that ‘he’ll be there’ when filming starts on The Thick Of It’s fourth series next year – the first since the Conservative-led collation government came to power.
Thu 23 June 2011
'I don't take credit for ideas...'
John Lloyd on the art of producing comedy
23/06/2011 … The new Mustard magazine has an exclusive interview with writer/producer John Lloyd, talking about his work on QI, Blackadder, Spitting Image, Not The Nine O’Clock News and writing the Hitchhikers’ Guide To The Galaxy radio series with Douglas Adams.
Fri 20 May 2011
It's great – now make it funnier
Graham Linehan talks to Jay Richardson about The Ladykillers, The IT Crowd and Count Arthur Strong
20/05/2011 … The brief was simple.