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

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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.

Dawn French

Dawn French

The ‘Vicar of Dibley’ star on her first solo show, kissing cats’ bums and why she didn’t talk to Time Out for years

Richard Gadd

Richard Gadd

As ‘Waiting for Gaddot’ heads to London, Richard Gadd speaks to Time Out… nearly

Dara O Briain

Dara O Briain

As part of the Time Out takeover, the comedy egghead invited reader Zahid Fayyaz into his ‘Mock the Week’ dressing room for a wide-ranging chat

Sam Simmons

Sam Simmons

All hail the 2015 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award winner! We speak to the Aussie loon

Marc Maron

Marc Maron

We get the grouchy LA stand-up's tips on how to become a podcasting king

Limmy

Limmy

In Scotland he’s a national hero up there with Andy Murray. We speak to the man behind the comedy book of the year

Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer

The so-hot-right-now US stand-up chats straight-talk, Tilda Swinton and ‘Trainwreck’

John Mulaney

John Mulaney

This former ‘Saturday Night Live’ writer is one of the best stand-ups currently working the US. Here are six reasons why you shouldn’t miss...

Robin Ince

Robin Ince

The science-loving comic is retiring from comedy (well, at least for a while) and he’s saying goodbye with a big farewell show. He talks to us about...

Clive Anderson

Clive Anderson

The 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' host talks hecklers, drinking songs and fabricated beefs

Diane Chorley

Diane Chorley

We speak to the Essex icon and ‘Duchess of Canvey’ about her dodgy past and insatiable fans (including Stewart Lee)

Russell Howard

Russell Howard

The ‘Good News’ star talks to us about his new Comedy Central series, the closure of BBC Three and crazy West Country

Dylan Moran

Dylan Moran

We talk to the Irish misanthrope and ‘Black Books’ star about making metaphorical cakes and that ‘grey goop feeling’

Simon Amstell

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’

Jon Ronson

Jon Ronson

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

Al Murray the Pub Landlord

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

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer

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

Kim Noble

Kim Noble

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

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham

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

Josie Long

Josie Long

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

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