Stand-up comedy

How did Richard Herring become the comedy podcast king?

26 October 2019 9:00 am

What does it mean to be a successful comic? Richard Herring isn’t sure. He’s been a ‘professional funnyman’ for nearly…

Send in the clowns - how comedy ate British politics

24 January 2015 9:00 am

Why has politics turned into stand-up?

Rhubarb has the loveliest, craziest dining room I have ever seen

23 August 2014 9:00 am

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival: the city is full of glassy-eyed narcissists eating haggis pizza off flyers that say Michael Gove:…

John Bishop interview: ‘My dream was to be Steven Gerrard, but he got there first’

28 June 2014 9:00 am

Stand-up comedian John Bishop tells Matthew Stadlen about the depression that triggered his career

The talent and tragedy of Richard Pryor

22 March 2014 9:00 am

The troubles of Richard Pryor’s life are well known — from his childhood in a brothel to his self-immolation via…

The comedy club theory of dictatorship

8 February 2014 9:00 am

The comedy club theory of dictatorship