How comedians talking comedy became a serious business

Hollywood producer Judd Apatow’s new book ‘Sick in the Head’ - a collection of interviews with some of the biggest names in American humour – is part of a booming cottage industry dedicated to deconstructing the art of the stand-up

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#EdFringe: Gavin Lind

Perhaps not the slickest routine you'll see on this year's Fringe circuit but mediocrity has never been this funny

Comedy world pays tribute to genius of Garry Shandling

The comedian, writer and actor Garry Shandling, who died in Los Angeles on Thursday aged 66, had backed away from the spotlight in the 18 years since the final episode of The Larry Sanders Show. But the influence of his most celebrated creation is still deeply felt.

Sian Gibson: From call centre worker to Peter Kay's Car Share

A call from her old university friend Peter Kay saw Sian Gibson go from answering phones to starring as Kayleigh in his latest hit comedy. In her first interview, she tells Alice Jones about hanging out with Kay, her new sitcom role with Catherine Tate – and why she still can't take herself seriously