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.

Noel Fielding
Comedy

Noel Fielding

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

Stewart Lee
Comedy

Stewart Lee

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

Russell Brand

Russell Brand

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

James Acaster
Comedy

James Acaster

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

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Tim Minchin
Comedy

Tim Minchin

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

Modern Toss
Comedy

Modern Toss

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

Josh Ladgrove
Comedy

Josh Ladgrove

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

Will Arnett
Comedy

Will Arnett

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

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Brian Gittins
Comedy

Brian Gittins

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

Chelsea Handler
Comedy

Chelsea Handler

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

John Cleese
Comedy

John Cleese

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

Eric Idle
Comedy

Eric Idle

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

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Terry Gilliam
Comedy

Terry Gilliam

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

Terry Jones
Comedy

Terry Jones

Jones explains why he’s not even started thinking about Monty Python’s O2 shows… yet

Michael Palin
Comedy

Michael Palin

We speak to the youngest Monty Python (at 71) about the much-anticipated reunion shows

Jo Brand
Comedy

Jo Brand

The actress, comedian and ‘Splash!’ judge talks politics, new sitcom ‘Damned’ and the future of ‘Getting On’

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Miles Jupp
Comedy

Miles Jupp

Juggling sitcoms, parenthood and stand-up, Miles Jupp is one busy man. We meet him for a much-needed cuppa

Cardinal Burns
Comedy

Cardinal Burns

Who better to interview the Channel 4 sketch duo than themselves?

Matthew Perry
Comedy

Matthew Perry

He’s battled addiction, got clean and is now rediscovering his genius on British TV

Jon Ronson
Comedy

Jon Ronson

We talk to the journalist and writer about his (fictional) directorial debut, ‘The Dog Thrower’

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