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Latitude 2018 Report

Thursday 19th July 2018

Latitude is the ultimate outdoor arts festival (with lots of decent music too) - this year with added dust and band-dissing. Big names wandering about onstage and off, new comic discoveries, Dr Buckles DJing, pink sheep and green ants - it was quite a weekend.

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Press Clippings

The 50 best comedians of the 21st century

Steve Coogan is the funniest Brit, coming second on the list, with American Tina Fey coming first. Once again, in a mirroring of a Channel 4 poll in 2007, Stewart Lee came 41st.

Hannah J Davies, Paul Fleckney, Harriet Gibsone, Brian Logan and Stuart Heritage, The Guardian, 18th September 2019

Richard Ayoade interview

The comedian, 42, on cheap shoes, law degree shaming, meeting The Edge and being from Ipswich.

Rich Pelley, The Guardian, 14th September 2019

The past Edinburgh Comedy Award winners you should know

Before we find out who won this year's prize, we've taken a look back over some of the most significant wins since the Edinburgh Comedy Awards began.

Zoe Paskett, Evening Standard, 21st August 2019

Joe Lycett to take over from Richard Ayoade as Travel Man

Joe Lycett is to take over from Richard Ayoade as the presenter of Channel 4's Travel Man format.

British Comedy Guide, 5th July 2019

Comedians appearing in celebrity Crystal Maze revealed

Vic Reeves, Al Murray, Steve Pemberton, Susan Calman, Russell Kane, Ellie Taylor and Tom Rosenthal have all signed up for the show, which will again be hosted by Richard Ayoade. Six hour-long shows will be made in aid of Stand Up To Cancer, with Reeves competing in a team captained by his wife, Nancy Sorrell.

Chortle, 11th June 2019

The last show in a riotous run finds Richard Ayoade in charge as regular team leaders Ian Hislop and Paul Merton and their guests, Pointless presenter and producer Richard Osman and the comedian Kiri Pritchard-McLean, lampoon the week's events and muse on the spectacle of the Tory leadership race.

Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 31st May 2019

Alex Horne reveals who turned Taskmaster down - and why

Dawn French, Richard Ayoade and Kathy Burke are among the people to turn down doing Taskmaster.

Dan Seddon & Laura Jane Turner, Digital Spy, 3rd May 2019

The Last Leg rings in the new year with a lineup that includes Katherine Ryan, Richard Ayoade and Nish Kumar. There will also be a look at Alex Brooker's attempt to become the first disabled man to take part in the double luge.

Hannah Verdier, The Guardian, 31st December 2018