Comedy

Rowan Atkinson: ‘I always liked the definition of art as the rejection of the status quo’
Comedy

Rowan Atkinson: ‘I always liked the definition of art as the rejection of the status quo’

The actor said: “I’m a great believer that there is no subject about which you should not be able to make jokes. And I think that’s something which I do worry about in the modern world.”

Mr Bean meets Breaking Bad – why Man vs Bee is a comedy masterpiece
TV

Mr Bean meets Breaking Bad – why Man vs Bee is a comedy masterpiece

Nothing sums up the times we’re living in better than Rowan Atkinson chasing a bee through a house with a flamethrower

Chris and Rosie Ramsey: ‘If I get a laugh out of you, I’ll tell you anything’
comedy

Chris and Rosie Ramsey: ‘If I get a laugh out of you, I’ll tell you anything’

The nation’s favourite podcasting couple Chris and Rosie Ramsey talk about their record-breaking success – and what makes their marriage work

Josh Widdicombe: ‘The pandemic changed my approach to comedy’
TV

Josh Widdicombe: ‘The pandemic changed my approach to comedy’

The book tour that’s taken me to heaven and Hull
Culture

The book tour that’s taken me to heaven and Hull

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Hullraisers proves that Hull is intrinsically funny
TV

Hullraisers proves that Hull is intrinsically funny

Mo Gilligan: ‘The fact I get to host the Brits still hasn’t sunk in’
Music

Mo Gilligan: ‘The fact I get to host the Brits still hasn’t sunk in’

Mel Giedroyc: ‘I thought, oh my god, what if my mum could hear me doing all this rudery?’
TV

Mel Giedroyc: ‘I thought, oh my god, what if my mum could hear me doing all this rudery?’

Barry Cryer: A life ‘dogged by good luck’
Barry Cryer

Barry Cryer: A life ‘dogged by good luck’

Comedian Mark Watson: Life, to borrow a footballing term, is a hard place to get a result
Mark Watson

Comedian Mark Watson: Life, to borrow a footballing term, is a hard place to get a result

How Munya Chawawa makes the internet’s fastest comedy spoofs
Comedy

How Munya Chawawa makes the internet’s fastest comedy spoofs

Shappi Khorsandi: ‘I’d tell my 16-year-old self, you have ADHD. That’s why you failed your GCSEs’
Culture

Shappi Khorsandi: ‘I’d tell my 16-year-old self, you have ADHD. That’s why you failed your GCSEs’

Comedian Ed Byrne and a Big Issue vendor talk trekking
News

Comedian Ed Byrne and a Big Issue vendor talk trekking

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Culture

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TV

Sean Lock’s best jokes as comedian passes away at 58

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News

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Culture

‘I think Jonathan Pie would have joined GB News’

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Culture

Eddie Izzard on pronouns, vaccines, Brexit and the rise of the far right

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Opinion

‘I’ve had a lot of DMs about selling feet pics’: Lockdown life as a comedian

Russell Howard: Jokes are the only way I know how to survive
Culture

Russell Howard: Jokes are the only way I know how to survive

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Opinion

Armando Iannucci: How can I be funny when there is nothing to laugh about?

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Culture

Prankster Simon Brodkin: “You want to be punching up or it’s not funny”

The Pub Landlord: In Britain’s hour of need, Al Murray’s…started a band?
Culture

The Pub Landlord: In Britain’s hour of need, Al Murray’s…started a band?

Sir Ken Dodd: “I say thank you for happiness”
Culture

Sir Ken Dodd: “I say thank you for happiness”

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Competitions

Win Horrible Histories books and goodies!

Stewart Lee: The chilling truth about the ‘monster fatberg’
Opinion

Stewart Lee: The chilling truth about the ‘monster fatberg’

Alan Partridge vs Malcolm Tucker: The Great Big Brexit Grudge Match
Culture

Alan Partridge vs Malcolm Tucker: The Great Big Brexit Grudge Match

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Culture

Armando Iannucci: Why I’m taking over The Big Issue with Tucker v Partridge

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