Interviews

Taskmaster Interview: Alex Horne
The five candidates for the latest series of Taskmaster are comedian, writer, and actor Alan Davies (QI, BBC Two); comedian, writer and actor Desiree Burch (Live At The Apollo, BBC One);... more
Taskmaster Interview: Greg Davies – "Once I sit in the throne of power, is that I despise competitiveness in anyone."
The five candidates for the latest series of Taskmaster are comedian, writer, and actor Alan Davies (QI, BBC Two); comedian, writer and actor Desiree Burch (Live At The Apollo, BBC One);... more
Taskmaster Interview: Alan Davies –
The five candidates for the latest series of Taskmaster are comedian, writer, and actor Alan Davies (QI, BBC Two); comedian, writer and actor Desiree Burch (Live At The Apollo, BBC One);... more
Interview: Victoria Coren Mitchell – "If there’s one thing I learned, you can’t pretend to be or do anything, or have any strategy."
The five candidates for the latest series of Taskmaster are comedian, writer, and actor Alan Davies (QI, BBC Two); comedian, writer and actor Desiree Burch (Live At The Apollo, BBC One);... more
Classic Interview: Diane Morgan, star of Cunk On Britain, Mandy, Motherland
Cunk on Britain is currently being repeated on BBC Two on Tuesday nights at 10pm so this interview with its star Diane Morgan, which ran in the Evening Standard here when it first went out in 2018... more
Classic Interview: Ben Elton
You could say Ben Elton was one of the lucky ones in terms of Covid cancellations. At least the stage version of Upstart Crow, starring David Mitchell as the bard, opened in the West End, even if it... more
Classic Interview: Catherine Cohen
On March 11, 2020, I went to see Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2019, New York-based Catherine Cohen, at Bush Hall in West London – the first night of a sell-out run – and filed a review... more
Classic Interview: Ahir ShahHBO Max Show
I interviewed Ahir Shah in March 2020 to promote the filming of his hit show for HBO Max later that month. The interview ran in the Evening Standard on March 16 – you can read the original version... more
Interview: Mo Gilligan
Comedian Mo Gilligan is back with The Lateish Show on Friday nights at 10pm on C4. He chats about the show and lots more below. Since The Lateish Show’s debut in July 2019, you’ve won BAFTA and... more
Jerk starring Tim Renkow, Sharon Rooney, Rob Madin and Lorraine Bracco is set to return to the BBC.The comedy follows the life of acclaimed stand up Tim Renkow, who plays a heightened version of... more
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