External Press

On this page we link to the latest external interviews and reviews related to stand-up and sketch acts performing on the UK live comedy circuit...

Janey Godley is busy. She's a full time comedian and playwright, blogger, actor, podcaster, mother and bestselling author, but she's probably best known outside her native Scotland as a regular on BBC Radio 4's Just A Minute.

Written by Martin Walker. Broadway Baby, 20th April 2014

In 2006 Jen Brister took her first one woman stand-up show, Me My Mum and I up to the bright lights of the Edinburgh Fringe. It went quite well and she's been back there almost every year since.

Written by Martin Walker. Broadway Baby, 20th April 2014

Paul Foot is known for his wild and eccentric brand of stand-up comedy. Difficult to categorise, he has developed a cult following of fans known as the "Guild of Connoisseurs".

Written by Martin Walker. Broadway Baby, 20th April 2014

Jo Burke is an established stand-up and character comedian, perhaps most famous on the circuit as Mary Magdalene.

Written by Martin Walker. Broadway Baby, 20th April 2014

Edinburgh born Iain Stirling is a BAFTA nominated kids TV presenter and stand-up comedian. He's currently performing club sets across the country as well as occasionally treating audiences to last year's smash Edinburgh show At Home.

Written by Martin Walker. Broadway Baby, 20th April 2014

Bethany Black describes herself as a 'Goth, lesbian, transsexual, vegan, recovering alcoholic, and drug addict, sceptic, rationalist, atheist, comedian, chameleon, and caricature'.

Written by Martin Walker. Broadway Baby, 20th April 2014

Glasgow born comedian, Julia Sutherland, is a stand-up comedian and radio presenter. She's known North of the Border for her deeply personal, very funny and fearless one-woman shows. Hers is 'true life' comedy at its best.

Written by Martin Walker. Broadway Baby, 20th April 2014

Liam Williams explains what he likes to watch on TV.

Written by Gwilym Mumford. The Guardian, 19th April 2014

"I didn't want to leave The Daily Show" John Oliver says, sitting in HBO's slick Midtown Manhattan offices.

Written by Matthew Gilbert. Boston Globe, 19th April 2014

He is outward looking. His fascination with people is earnest and his warmth and zest to keep people entertained infectious.

Written by Toby Wadey. Bournemouth Echo, 19th April 2014

Picking up on the hurt and self-analysis that defined his 2012 return to stand-up, Life is Pain, this compelling series of recriminations from Alan Davies, against his failing body, his young children but most strikingly, his cold, angry father, betrays his recourse to therapy and builds to a densely funny, middle-aged howl of anguish that nevertheless amounts to understanding.

Written by Jay Richardson. The Scotsman, 19th April 2014

How to end a comedy show? When you have taken your audience on what you hope is a roller-coaster ride of giggles and belly laughs, where do you stop?

Written by Julian Hall. The Stage, 18th April 2014

"I do like to talk about myself, obviously."

Written by Gordon Barr. Chronicle Live, 18th April 2014

English comedian Simon Amstell made a name for himself in the United Kingdom skewering celebrities on shows like Popworld and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. But he's no easier on himself.

Written by Nick A. Zaino III. The Boston Globe, 18th April 2014

Previews of Katherine Ryan, Jason Manford's comedy club and Sadwave.

Written by James Kettle. The Guardian, 18th April 2014

The freewheeling comedian will be answering your questions live on Tuesday 22 April - get your questions in now.

Written by Nancy Groves. The Guardian, 18th April 2014

When I wrote my story about uncovering some early Daniel Kitson footage recently I was contacted by Karel Beer, who has been putting on comedy nights in Paris at his Laughing Matters club for nearly twenty years. "We have hours of Daniel on video performing here in Paris," he told me. And so yesterday I headed over to Paris and met up with Karel in a bar just off the Bastille before retiring to his flat to enjoy some prime cuts of Kitson.

Written by Bruce Dessau. Beyond the Joke, 18th April 2014

The threesome perform with gusto and you can learn lots of fun stuff.

Written by Veronica Lee. The Arts Desk, 18th April 2014

A South Tyneside club is hoping a comedy night will deliver a belly-full of laughs to help boost a charity fund.

The Sheilds Gazette, 18th April 2014

His on-stage persona is markedly different from his on-screen comedy foil on QI and the introspective Jonathan Creek.

Written by Gillian Furmage. The Herald, 18th April 2014

Lesley Joseph talks about her starring role in the musical comedy Hot Flush!

Written by Geraint Jones. North Wales Chronicle, 17th April 2014

If taking on the role of a legend of British comedy is a daunting task, slipping into the shoes of two - and 53 other characters - is a challenge not to be taken lightly. Yet that's exactly what Bob Golding does in the one-man production Morecambe.

Written by Martin Ford. Hertfordshire Mercury, 17th April 2014

Meet a comedian who knows what he hates.

Written by Debs Marsden. The Skinny, 17th April 2014

Who are the comedy stars of the future? Find out at our Udderbelly gigs showcasing 12 mightily talented new comics.

Time Out, 17th April 2014

There may be three Russells but there is definitely only one Russell Kane.

Written by Bruce Dessau. Evening Standard, 17th April 2014

"Yes I'm back to the hardcore drinking and it's been fine," she jokes. "But this week has been amazing, I've even managed to have a spa day!"

Written by Katherine MacAlister. Oxford Mail, 17th April 2014

I've made it! I'm playing a venue with a door...

Written by Richard Gadd. Chortle, 16th April 2014

Stuart Goldsmith answers our quickfire Q&A ahead of this year's NZ International Comedy Festival - including why he wants to be Yahoo's next CEO.

Yahoo New Zealand, 16th April 2014

"It's a campaign to encourage people to visit the 129 Cadw sites in the country. I have always had an interest in history, I studied history at university."

Carmarthen Journal, 16th April 2014

Seeing him work in the flesh, where he was left to roam wherever he wanted, was better than seeing him on TV.

Written by Alex Bell. The Manchester Evening News, 16th April 2014

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TV Comedy Preview

TV Comedy Preview

New TV shows to look out for this week include Warren United, Derek, Trying Again and GameFace. Read

Miranda's Generation Game

Miranda's Generation Game

Miranda Hart is reportedly being lined-up to host a new version of classic BBC show The Generation Game. Read

New sitcom The Delivery Man

New sitcom The Delivery Man

Spy and Green Wing star Darren Boyd will play a midwife in The Delivery Man, a new sitcom pilot for ITV. Read

Josie Long podcast

Josie Long podcast

This week's episode of Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast has stories from guest Josie Long. Listen

Katherine Parkinson pilot

Katherine Parkinson pilot

Katherine Parkinson, Ralf Little and Stephen Tompkinson are to star in a brand new sitcom pilot for ITV. Read

Babylon series now filming

Babylon series now filming

Six episodes of Channel 4's police-based comedy drama Babylon are now being filmed in London. Read

New Julia Davis C4 pilot

New Julia Davis C4 pilot

Julia Davis has written and is starring in a new pilot about a breakfast TV host, called Morning Has Broken. Read

Trigger Happy TV USA

Trigger Happy TV USA

Dom Joly is reportedly having another go at taking his prank show Trigger Happy TV to America. Read

Ross Noble Freewheeling 2

Ross Noble Freewheeling 2

Ross Noble Freewheeling, the improvised comedy series which sees Ross Noble travelling the UK, is to return. Read

Frankie Boyle sitcom pilot

Frankie Boyle sitcom pilot

Frankie Boyle is amongst the stars talking part in a read-through for Wildlife, a new sitcom pilot. Read

Chris Addison podcast

Chris Addison podcast

A podcast in which Chris Addison talks about his career, and how they made the new sitcom Trying Again. Listen

Jason Lewis interview

Jason Lewis interview

Jason Lewis introduces Sniggers With Attitude, the sketch show he has made for TV channel London Live. Read

Damn the Torpedoes!

Damn the Torpedoes!

BFBS Radio, the British armed forces broadcaster, is launching Damn the Torpedoes!, a new sketch show. Read

Michael McIntyre Series 2

Michael McIntyre Series 2

The BBC has ordered a second series of Michael McIntyre's chat show. He will return to BBC1 later this year. Read

C4's latest Comedy Blaps

C4's latest Comedy Blaps

Channel 4 has launched three more mini-series on the internet under its Comedy Blaps branding. Read

Russell Kane hosts Vidiots

Russell Kane hosts Vidiots

Russell Kane is to host Vidiots, a panel show pilot in which comedians compete over viral video clips. Read

Want Doc Brown as a mentor?

Want Doc Brown as a mentor?

Comedian Doc Brown will be offering free mentorship and career guidance via the Noise Festival website. Info

Jason Manford footy shows

Jason Manford footy shows

Channel Dave has signed up Jason Manford to provide the voiceover for three football-based specials. Read

Tommy Cooper drama photos

Tommy Cooper drama photos

Photos from ITV's new drama focusing on Tommy Cooper. The comic is portrayed by David Threlfall. View

Paul Whitehouse's new show

Paul Whitehouse's new show

BBC Two is to make a four-part comedy series based on Nurse, Paul Whitehouse's Radio 4 show. Read

History Of Britain on DVD

History Of Britain on DVD

We take a look at the definitive box set of Terry Jones and Michael Palin's historical documentary spoof. Read

Bob Larbey interview

Bob Larbey interview

In this interview, top sitcom writer Bob Larbey - who died last week - talks about writing comedy. Read

Steve Best's Snapshots

Steve Best's Snapshots

Check out some of the interesting facts from Steve Best's photo book from the comedy circuit. View

BAFTA Awards nominees

BAFTA Awards nominees

The IT Crowd leads the comedy-related nominations for the 2014 BAFTA TV awards. See the full list here: Read

RIP Bob Larbey

RIP Bob Larbey

Bob Larbey, the prolific sitcom writer and creator of shows including The Good Life, has died aged 79. Read

Greg Davies podcast

Greg Davies podcast

Stand-up comedian and actor Greg Davies is a very funny man indeed. Check out this great interview. Listen

Comedy Central's new site

Comedy Central's new site

Comedy Central is creating a website featuring 'funny videos, lists, quizzes and articles featuring celebs'. Read

Alan Partridge film sequel

Alan Partridge film sequel

Alan Partridge will return with a feature film sequel, as well as a new series and Coast-like special on Sky. Read

Monty Python's new song!

Monty Python's new song!

Monty Python have published their brand new music track The Silly Walks Song. See the video here: Watch

Shaun The Sheep - Trailer

Shaun The Sheep - Trailer

Shaun The Sheep is coming to the big screen in 2015. Here's the first trailer for the film - it's funny. Watch

Sony Radio Awards nominees

Sony Radio Awards nominees

Bridget Christie and John Finnemore are amongst the comedy nominees for the Radio Academy Awards. Read

Simon Nye's new sitcom

Simon Nye's new sitcom

Men Behaving Badly writer Simon Nye is working on Private Parts, a new sitcom project set in a hotel. Read

Tommy Cooper trailer

Tommy Cooper trailer

The first look at David Threlfall playing Tommy Cooper in the new ITV drama. It's a rather good impression? Watch

Audio: Vicar Of Dibley

Audio: Vicar Of Dibley

Hear Dawn French appearing as The Vicar Of Dibley, as she delivers Radio 4's Thought For The Day. Listen

CBeebies comedy Boj

CBeebies comedy Boj

Jason Donovan is to provide his voice to Boj, a new animated comedy series for the CBeebies channel. Read

Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie

Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie

The trailer for the Mrs Brown's Boys movie. Agnes has to fight to save her market stall. Out in June. Watch

Miranda Hart in new film

Miranda Hart in new film

Miranda Hart has signed up to star in a big movie. She will appear in a film by Bridesmaids' Paul Feig. Read

Stella is not yet axed

Stella is not yet axed

Sky TV has denied the reports that Ruth Jones' comedy drama Stella will end after the next series. Read