Interviews

Alfie Brown
Alfie Brown is different to other comedians. I thought that the first time I saw him and he spent much of his set arguing about whether he was being sexist with his audience. He is painfully,... more
Chris Morris
I was just listening to the Chris Morris retrospective Raw Meat Radio on Radio 4 Extra and I came across this old piece online that I wrote about Morris for the Evening Standard when his sitcom... more
Ian Stone
To say that Ian Stone is a stalwart stand-up is an understatement. He has been a professional comedian for over two decades, taking full-length shows to the Edinburgh Festival and pacifying even the... more
Mark Thomas by Steve Ullathorne
Mark Thomas is pretty much a comedy legend. He’s been around for three decades and is as busy and vital as ever. And unpredictable. Just as you think you have him pigeonholed as a satirist he goes... more
John Waters
John Waters is at the Royal Festival Hall on November 11, 2014. Details here. The “Pope of Trash” talks about his life, films and philosophy in this interview, first published in The Times... more
Romesh Ranganathan
When I wrote about Romesh Ranganathan winning the Leicester Comedy Festival Comedian of the Year Award in 2013 I spelt his surname wrong. It is no excuse of course, but I had never heard of him back... more
Noel Fielding
Most people know Noel Fielding best as his eccentric zoo-keeper alter ego, Vince Noir, from The Mighty Boosh. However, in the years since that particular smash hit series, Noel has continued to bring... more
Ivo Graham
Ivo Graham might as well have "future star" written through him like "Blackpool" through a stick of rock purchased in a famous seaside resort in the north-west. He won the Gilded Balloon's So You... more
Tom Wrigglesworth
Tom Wrigglesworth is a Sony Award winner, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, Chortle Award winner and star of Radio 4 and BBC2. He is touring the UK with his sharp, funny and sentimental show,... more
Jayde Adams
This year's winner of the Funny Women Final is Jayde Adams. I went to interview her in Walthamstow last week and came away completely knocked out by her energy and charisma. She is bursting with... more

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