30 October 2014 09:00 PM
Tony Hancock: The star of Hancock's Half Hour is still influencing comedy, sixty years after its debut
28 October 2014 05:15 PM
Hancock’s legacy can be seen through the delusions of Basil Fawlty and David Brent’s dreams of minor celebrity
09 October 2014 04:06 PM
When Cassetteboy set the PM's words to Eminem track 'Lose Yourself' they had no idea it would prove a viral YouTube sensation. One half of the double-act meets Alice Jones
Bridget Christie: I'm tackling some heavy subjects in my comedy routine, but that doesn't mean it can't be funny
05 October 2014 09:22 PM
It’s not for everyone, of course, but as Aristotle (or was it Paddy McGuinness?) once said to me, 'Bridget Christie. If you want to avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing'
28 September 2014 12:53 PM
The bizarre creations of Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri-Burns have earned them cult status; now they're embarking on their first UK tour
04 September 2014 05:40 PM
The 55-year-old launches new stand-up night for 'the been there, done that, got the mortgage' generation
Edinburgh Fringe 2014 winner John Kearns: From tour guide at the Houses of Parliament to best stand-up at Edinburgh in under a year
24 August 2014 09:50 PM
‘Being a comic? I didn’t even know that was a job’
The Saturday Miscellany: How to write a gag; James Sommerin's fridge; Roja Parfum; Caroline Bucci Twister NSPCC bracelet; YAWN
23 August 2014 12:00 AM
How to write a gag
21 August 2014 03:44 PM
Comedy Award judge Alice Jones profiles this year's nominees
16 August 2014 12:31 AM
'My dad's a proper family man... he’s got three of them'
06 August 2014 11:15 PM
Warm-up acts are the unsung stars of TV comedy shows whom the viewers at home never see, but Bor and Caulfield are taking their own material to this year's Festival
Comedian Francesca Martinez: 'I've accepted my cerebral palsy - now I'm calling on others to join the revolution'
06 August 2014 08:30 PM
01 August 2014 12:34 PM
Alice Jones asks if the everylad figure can offer something different from the dominant strain of middle-class comedy forged in the JCRs of Oxbridge
29 July 2014 12:00 AM
Sara Pascoe: The comedian on Darwin's marriage issues, tutting at old people and her mountain of unread books
27 July 2014 12:00 AM
I don't want my comedy to be at the expense of others When I started watching comedy there was a lot of negativity about women; a lot of comics were spewing out aggressive, violent and negative material. It's easy to do a routine on Kerry Katona, say, but while Jo Brand has said that you can't have victimless comedy, I restrict my victims to dead people, such as Charles Darwin – or criticising ideas.
film Sex scene trailer sees a shirtless Jamie Dornan turn up the heat
Art Piece taken off website amid 'severe security alert'
Maisie Williams single-handedly rises to the challengeTV
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- 2 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 3 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 4 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
- 5 Rashida Jones speaks out against male-centric porn saying 'women should have sex and feel good about it'
Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
Game of Thrones really doesn't want Danny Dyer - EastEnders star rejected three times
Game of Thrones season 5 trailer: The first full-length look is here
Sia apologises for 'Elastic Heart' music video that sees Shia LaBeouf wrestle 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler
25 years of Disney: How Darth Vader, Iron Man, Elsa and Pixar's geniuses helped the company conquer the world (again)
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
King Abdullah dead: We can't afford not to hold Saudi Arabia's royals to account