Comedy interviews

Time Out speaks to the biggest names and rising stars of the comedy world

From Alexei Sayle to Alan Davies, Peter Kay to Penn & Teller, we've interviewed the great and the good of the comedy world. Scroll down to read Time Out's interviews with comedians from the past few years, and keep checking back to read new interviews with stand-up comics.

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Simon Amstell

The sensitive stand-up and former ‘Buzzcocks’ host on his journey to be free and why his 13-year-old self was a ‘deranged lunatic’

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Jon Ronson

Can a Twitter mistake really ruin a life? We speak to the journalist about social media shaming

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Al Murray the Pub Landlord

As he prepares to go head-to-head with Nigel Farage, we put the concerns of real Londoners to the Pub Landlord

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Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer

The absurdist comedy heroes talk ‘House of Fools’, future tours and their lingering influence on Ant and Dec

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Kim Noble

We meet the genre-straddling comedian-artist… and a couple of unexpected friends

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Lena Dunham

The ‘Girls’ creator/star candidly answers Time Out readers’ most searching questions

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Josie Long

We speak to the eternally optimistic comic about her ever-evolving stand-up

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Noel Fielding

We find the Mighty Boosh star revelling in the quiet life, having given up 'weird night-time shit'

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Stewart Lee

The maverick alt-comedy veteran talks UKIP, Alan Bennett and the BBC

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Russell Brand

Viva revolution? Time Out readers grill Russell Brand on his proposed movement.

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James Acaster

We out Pat Springleaf, the undercover cop posing as comedian James Acaster

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Tim Minchin

We speak to the Aussie musician-comedian about his new graphic novel, 'Storm'

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Modern Toss

We speak to Jon Link and Mick Bunnage about ten years of sweary sketches

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Josh Ladgrove

We speak to the Aussie comedian behind 'Come Heckle Christ' at the Edinburgh Fringe

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Will Arnett

We horsed around with the ‘Arrested Development’ and ‘Bojack Horseman’ star

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Brian Gittins

The reclusive oddball Brian Gittins in conversation with his robot creation, Charles Petrescu

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Chelsea Handler

We get the irreverent US talkshow host's thoughts on us Brits

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John Cleese

The oldest Python on ‘Meaning of Life’ disagreements and why the current BBC makes him sad

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Eric Idle

The LA-based Python explains why he always looks on the bright side of life

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Terry Gilliam

The self-confessed ‘least recognisable Python’ hopes he won’t pay homage to Tommy Cooper

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