Limmy interview: 'I’m into free speech but not the consequences'

Despite never being broadcast on television directly in England, Limmy is something of a star in the alternative comedy world. Through his podcasts, YouTube videos and blogs, he landed his own TV sketch show on BBC Scotland, Limmy’s Show, which ran for three seasons, won two Scottish BAFTAs and brought him a regular slot on Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe for one series. Last year he released his first book, Daft Wee Stories, which was, as the title suggests, a book of short, absurd stories in which Limmy’s (real name Brian Limond) imagination is let loose to both hilarious and mildly troubling degrees.  

Chris O’Dowd: From Bridesmaids to Broadway

With a new series of his sitcom Moone Boy starting Monday night, a rom-com in cinemas and a stint on the New York stage with James Franco coming up, Chris O’Dowd is in demand on both sides of the Atlantic, he tells Jay Richardson