Stephen Armstrong

  • Comedian and reviewer

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BBC New Comedy Award wants to find new faces to make us laugh now

Satire is everywhere and a fresh generation of comics are ripping up the rules.

Stephen Armstrong, The Sunday Times, 22nd May 2022

Comics on that Oscars slap

Four seasoned stand-ups - Ed Byrne, Zoe Lyons, Dane Baptiste and Shaparak Khorsandi - all with the comic's dread of hosting awards shows, on what to do when a gig goes very wrong - and how they might have reacted.

Stephen Armstrong, The Guardian, 31st March 2022

Rose Matafeo picks her favourite rom-coms

She's the comic genius behind a hit BBC sitcom and she learnt everything she knows from movies.

Stephen Armstrong, The Times, 13th February 2022

Why comedians love to hate Ricky Gervais

The After Life star's 'edgy' brand of sentimentality has made him more popular than ever - except with his peers.

Stephen Armstrong, The Telegraph, 13th January 2022

Ash Atalla: Ricky Gervais disability jokes went too far

The award-winning producer on why he's had enough of 'cripface'.

Stephen Armstrong, The Times, 15th August 2021

Funny Women judges announced

Judges from prestigious areas of the media for the awards include Stephen Armstrong, Dominic Maxwell, Bruce Dessau, Sukey Firth, Nosheen Iqbal, Sharon Lougher & Kate Copstick.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 19th July 2021

Anna Maxwell Martin: the devil or everymum

The actress, now playing for laughs in Motherland, is a face that fits many roles.

Stephen Armstrong, The Times, 16th May 2021

Rose Matafeo on her new sitcom, Starstruck

The stand-up's new series is her take on 1940s screwball.

Stephen Armstrong, The Times, 15th April 2021

Tez Ilyas is making comedy work

The Muslim comic nearly joined MI5 and worked in the Home Office, but as his childhood memoir shows, he's always felt like an outsider, he tells Stephen Armstrong.

Stephen Armstrong, The Times, 1st April 2021

Alex Horne on how to win at Taskmaster

The comedian coaches Stephen Armstrong in how to do well at his Bafta-winning, very silly game show.

Stephen Armstrong, The Sunday Times, 11th October 2020

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