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Top 10 books about comedy

Biographies, autobiographies, episode guides, script anthologies, tie-in books - my thirst for writing about comedy takes in the lot, so I've chosen not to differentiate between them. They're all of a piece, adding to our understanding and appreciation of the art.

Louis Barfe, The Guardian, 4th December 2019

Ten memorable Room 101 moments

As host Frank Skinner announces that 'Room 101 is dead', we look back at some memorable moments from the show

Chortle, 25th July 2018

20 facts for Jonathan Creek's 20th anniversary

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the first time that David Renwick's ingenious creation first hit our screens. To celebrate, here's a look at 20 things you may not know about everyone's favourite tousle-haired, windmill-dwelling amateur sleuth.

Jon O'Brien, Metro, 10th May 2017

Preview - Bob Monkhouse: The Last Stand

In the summer of 2003, dying of prostate cancer, legendary comedian Bob Monkhouse played his last ever stand-up gig, as he would die in December that year.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 26th December 2016

Bob Monkhouse's last gig

This is quite a remarkable film about quite a remarkable gig; a real piece of comedy history.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 23rd December 2016

Interview: Simon Cartwright

At Assembly Hall this August, a comedy drama looks at the life and laughs of much misunderstood Bob Monkhouse. We talked to the actor/impressionist Simon Cartwright, whose connection with the comedian was a close one, and who now has the task of playing The Man Called Monkhouse...

The Public Reviews, 29th July 2015

Simon Cartwright remembers Bob Monkhouse

Before his death, Bob Monkhouse said of Simon Cartwright, "You do me better than I do."

Caroline Frost, The Huffington Post, 28th July 2015

Fringe 2015 - A Man Called Monkhouse

In July 1995, alone in his cramped study, among thousands of showbusiness artefacts, film stock and memories the comic legend Bob Monkhouse realises his treasured joke books have been stolen. This is something of a disaster in the world of the obsessive performer and joke-smith. As the reality of the situation sinks in, he is forced into an uneasy introspection.

The Edinburgh Reporter, 26th July 2015