Features View all

Andy Fury interview

Andy Fury interview

"I put my comedy career on the line on more than one occasion by pulling gigs with promoters just so I could go and watch fixtures like West Auckland Town vs Skelmersdale United."…

Behind The Curtain – with Hilarity Bites promoter Neil Jollie

"Eventually the bubble will burst with TV’s infatuation with comedy, and the live circuit has already started to constrict, but the quality shows and promoters will certainly continue and find an audience."…

Sara Pascoe interview

Sara Pascoe interview

"I had no respect for comedy whatsoever. I thought it was stupid, I thought it was easy, I thought it was very rude, I thought it was misogynistic. I would never have gone to a comedy night. And I thought everything should be very serious."…

Gavin Webster interview

Gavin Webster interview

EXCLUSIVE: The Geordie comedian talks about two decades as a stand-up, being named the 2014 comedian's comedian, his short stint on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, thoughts on new acts, comedy reviewers and more.…

Nick Helm interview

Nick Helm interview

EXCLUSIVE: Nick Helm on his new Heavy Entertainment series, working for the BBC, series two of Uncle, and writing a new sitcom for Channel 4.…

Opinion View all

In cyberspace everyone can hear you whinge

In cyberspace everyone can hear you whinge

Steve Drayton on why Jesting About is supporting comedy voices in the North East, not taking advantage of them. …

Two women walk into a comedy club…

Two women walk into a comedy club…

Helen Keeler on her experiences of sexism in comedy. …

The comedian’s shop window

The comedian’s shop window

Steve Drayton asks; why are comedy press shots always so dull? …

Previews View all

Preview: Comedy at Whitley Bay Playhouse in 2015

Preview: Comedy at Whitley Bay Playhouse in 2015

We take a peak at the seaside venue's comedy programme for 2015.…

Rob Gilroy Column View all

Thoughts on Catastrophe

Thoughts on Catastrophe

Rob Gilroy looks at Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney's new sitcom. …

24 Minutes Of Funny Team View all

Podcast: 24 Minutes Of Funny Team #3

Podcast: 24 Minutes Of Funny Team #3

Here is our third podcast - Mat isn't on it cos he was on a train. From Liverpool. Because he is doing okay at jokes.…

Sod The Tories View all

Podcast: John Scott’s Sod The Tories #12

Podcast: John Scott’s Sod The Tories #12

With stand-up from Vladimir McTavish, Nick Cranston, Andy Fury and Katherine Tanney.…

All Killa No Filla View all

Podcast: All Killa No Filla #6

Podcast: All Killa No Filla #6

Episode six looks at The Dusseldorf Vampire, Peter Kurten. This week the pair talk about sheep's vaginas, Billy Bear meat and monogrammed handkerchiefs. Something for everyone, the people's podcast, if you will.…