Interviews - Mustard comedy magazine


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Michael Palin caricature

Michael Palin

Along with the fish slapping, I want that on my gravestone:
'shot by Robert De Niro'.

The Monty Python legend talks Life of Brian, Fish Called Wanda, Brazil, winning a BAFTA, his travel series and his novels.
6,300 words

Sam Bain caricatureJesse Armstrong caricature

Sam Bain & Jesse Armstrong

We thought it would be a good way to do comedy,
to get a new perspective, to get inside someone's head.

The writers of Peep Show talk about the show and characters, as well as writing Fresh Meat, Rev and Babylon.
9,650 words

Alan Moore caricature

Alan Moore

If you put the words in the right order with the pictures
you can create a psychedelic state, a fugue state.

The author of Watchmen and From Hell discusses comics, comedy, movies and magic over copious amounts of tea.
14,800 words

Stewart Lee caricature

Stewart Lee

I don't want my career to be a smash-and-grab raid.
I'm in this for the long haul.

The comedian, writer and director talks stand-up, TV shows, Jerry Springer The Opera and being 'the comedian's comedian'.
10,000 words

Richard Herring caricature

Richard Herring

A lot of comedians say they've been inspired by me and Stu,
which is really lovely.

Talking about Time Gentlemen Please, his Hitler moustache, and being called a 'hidden master of modern British comedy'
7,800 words

Fred Armisen caricatureCarrie Brownstein caricature

Fred Armisen &
Carrie Brownstein

I'll ask Fred if he's stalking me. If so, the show's over.

Co-writers and stars of the acclaimed US sketch show Portlandia, which affectionately satirizes the hip counterculture of Portland, Oregon.
5,500 words

John Lloyd caricature

John Lloyd

I see my life is a series of ghastly mistakes
that somehow turned out alright in the end.

The legendary producer on Blackadder, QI, Spitting Image, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Not The Nine O'Clock News and more.
15,000 words

Ray Galton caricatureAlan Simpson caricature

Ray Galton &
Alan Simpson

Amazing to think that if we hadn't contracted TB,
Hancock and Steptoe wouldn't exist.

We talk to the legendary writing team behind Hancock's Half Hour, Steptoe & Son and Comedy Playhouse.
3,700 words

Robin Ince caricature

Robin Ince

I'm a reading list comedian.
I want people to be excited by science and philosophy.

The stand-up and creator of The Book Club on his atheist Christmas shows and podcasts Infinite Monkey Cage and Utter Shambles.
12,600 words

Graham Linehan caricature

Graham Linehan

Most people think a show is made up by the cast as they go.

The writer of The IT Crowd, Father Ted, Black Books, Big Train, The Day Today and co-creator of The Fast Show's Ted & Ralph.
10,100 words

Matt Berry caricatureRich Fulcher caricature

Matt Berry &
Rich Fulcher

People say 'I love the clip of you kicking the dog'.

Matt Berry and Rich Fulcher discuss their cult sketch show, Snuff Box.
2,000 words

Dennis Hopper caricature

Dennis Hopper

If you don't go to the movies to think, you're a prick.

Four previously unpublished conversations with Dennis Hopper.
3,100 words

Question Tag caricature

Question Tag

Mustard interviewees ask each other questions
Featuring: Graham Linehan, Michael Palin, Sam Bain, Jesse Armstrong, Alan Moore, Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, John Lloyd, Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Matt Berry, Rich Fulcher, and Galton & Simpson.
2,000 words


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