Interviews

Why did you sign up to take part in Taskmaster?I don’t know, I honestly don’t. I hadn’t really watched the show. I wish I had, if I’m honest. It would definitely have helped. James Acaster is a big... more
What’s this series like, Alex?I think it might be our favourite one, which sounds like that’s the sort of thing you say every series. But it’s really good fun and brilliant.What’s so good about it:... more
How would you describe this series?It’s a really great series. I think the tasks are as fresh as ever, and I think it’s funny. Sometimes the teams just gel. I won’t highlight which series, but we’ve... more
Can you live a happy and fulfilled life without releasing a sex tape like everybody else? Eleanor Tiernan has had a bash and reveals the results in her new stand-up show about fitting into the modern... more
Mancunian comedian Phil Ellis won the Edinburgh Comedy Award Panel Prize in 2014 with Funz And Gamez, the kids show that adults loved too. Now he is back with a decidedly grown up show. Phil doesn’t... more
Natalie Palamides won the Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Award for a show in which she hatched from an egg onstage and cooked food for everyone on a camping stove while performing. Follow that... more
Hard-working Stephen Mangan talks about his new sitcom Hang Ups below. It starts on Channel 4 on August 8 at 10pm.Explain a bit about the show – what’s Hang Ups all about?It’s the story of a... more
Well they do say comedy is nearly all about timing, so jolly good show to Julian Dutton who, as the title below suggests, is performing a show about Dad's Army star John Le Mesurier just as the... more
You can expect a plethora of shows by comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe to be compared to Black Mirror this year, but this is the only one that is being covered by Rarely Asked Questions as far as we... more
American writer/storyteller/stand-up Sara Barron has written for Vanity Fair, published two essay collections, and has hosted the hit US storytelling show, The Moth. She now lives in the UK and is... more

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