Si Hawkins checks in with comics who've journeyed to the darkest depths of development hell - TV, radio, film or new-fangled web ventures - and are still standing.
Saturday 30th March 2019
He took eyebrow-acting lessons from Roger Moore, became a jumper-clad TV presenter then a high-ranking whip in John Major's government, where he changed marriage forever. Now Gyles Brandreth is on tour, but one topic is off the table. "If I mention Brexit during the show I give everybody their money back."
Tuesday 16th October 2018
How did Kanye West, lazy DJs and a necklace inspire Abandoman's new direction?
Friday 28th September 2018
The acclaimed absurdist Paul Currie won a Comedians' Choice award for his latest show Hot Donkey at the Edinburgh Fringe - now he brings it and a first Greatest Hits hour to Galway's Vodafone Comedy Carnival. But will his trolley travel too?
Monday 2nd July 2018
Rocking a 100% record when it comes to brilliantly-realised high-concept comic productions, Joseph Morpurgo brings his fourth mini masterpiece to a suitably highbrow setting on Thursday evening.
Tuesday 8th May 2018
Friday 16th March 2018
It's been a big year since we spoke to the increasingly in-demand Desiree Burch, with the Albert Hall to come. So why is she currently doing a week of experimental theatre?
Thursday 8th March 2018
As the louche women ride again, Jenny Eclair talks sneaky wine miniatures, potential part-time jobs and the painful thing in her study.
Saturday 16th December 2017
He's back running the festively traditional Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People, and back doing stand-up - where would modern comedy be without Robin Ince? Serious question.
Monday 23rd October 2017
After a decade of TV, radio and musicals, Phill Jupitus had some notable help with his comeback stand-up tour: from Stewart Lee, Eddie Izzard, chocolate biscuits and some choice tunes. Plus he gives us his rather good on-tour playlist.
Monday 25th September 2017
So grand a project is Tony Law and Friends in the Battle for Icetopia, we've gone with a double-sized gatefold Circuit Training. First up, a rooftop chinwag with the collective making it happen: Weirdos.