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Interviews & profiles

Exclusive, extensive interviews, also available in the Mustard Compendium in Print or PDF download.

Graham Linehan
Graham Linehan

The writer of The IT Crowd, Father Ted, Black Books and Big Train also wrote for The Day Today and co-wrote The Fast Show's Ted & Ralph.

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

~ 10,100 words ~

Michael Palin
Michael Palin

After Monty Python, he starred in numerous movies and TV shows, won a BAFTA and found a whole new fan base with his travel series.

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

~ 6,300 words ~

Sam BainJesse Armstrong
Sam Bain & Jesse Armstrong

The Peep Show writers on their show and characters:

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

~ 9,650 words ~

Alan Moore
Alan Moore

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

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

~ 14,800 words ~

Stewart Lee
Stewart Lee

The stand-up comedian, writer and director talks about stand-up, TV Jerry Springer The Opera and being known as 'the comedian's comedian'.

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

~ 10,000 words ~

Richard Herring
Richard Herring

The stand-up comedian and writer talks about Time Gentlemen Please, his Hitler moustache, and being called a 'hidden master of modern British comedy'

A lot of younger comedians tell me that they have been inspired by me and Stu, which is really lovely

~ 7,800 words ~

John Lloyd
John Lloyd

On his shows Blackadder, QI, Spitting Image, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Not The Nine O'Clock News and more.

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

~ 15,000 words ~

robin ince
robin ince

Stand-up, creator of The Book Club, organiser of atheist Christmas shows and host of BBC Radio's Infinite Monkey Cage and podcast Utter Shambles.

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

~ 12,600 words ~

Carrie BrownsteinFred Armisen
Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein

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

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

~ 5,500 words ~

Ray GaltonAlan Simpson
Galton & Simpson

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

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

~ 3,700 words ~

Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper

For the first time anywhere, here are four previously unpublished conversations with Dennis Hopper.

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

~ 3,100 words ~

Question Tag
Question Tag

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


Matt BerryRich Fulcher
Snuff Box

Matt Berry (Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, The IT Crowd) and Rich Fulcher (Mighty Boosh) on sketch show Snuff Box

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

Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam

'A life in pictures' - an interview from the very first b&w issue of Mustard.

So my advice is, have no interest in furthering your career and just follow your heart. I mean, that's the only way you'll really be happy anyway

Neil MullarkeyRichard Vranch
Comedy Store Players

Backstage with Neil Mullarkey and Richard Vranch at the Comedy Store.

We got a bit lost walking to the stage through the kitchens - all very Spinal Tap...


Douglas Adams
Douglas Adams

42 moments from the life of Hitchhikers author Douglas Adams.

Making a film in Hollywood is like trying to grill a steak by having a succession of people come in and breathe on it.

Peter Cook
Peter Cook

The greatest hits of Peter Cook - flawed genius, satirical superstar, icon of the 60s comedy movement and proprietor of Private Eye.

I've got nothing against your right leg. The trouble is, neither have you.

Vivian Stanshall

Viv Stanshall

The singer-songwriter, painter, musician, author, poet and wit, best known for the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and Sir Henry at Rawlinson End.

If I had all the money I'd spent on drink, I'd spend it on drink

Mustard #01: Graham LinehanMustard #02: Michael PalinMustard #03: Peep Show's Bain & ArmstrongMustard #04: Alan MooreMustard #05a: Stewart LeeMustard #05b: Richard HerringMustard #06: John LloydMustard #07: Robin InceMustard #08: Portlandia's Carrie Brownstein & Fred Armisen
Myth Management

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First World War Problems
#FirstWorldProblems »
A series of First World Problems that were also First World War Problems.
Back to the Future: the Inevitable Remake
Back to the Future:
the Inevitable Remake »
Teenager Martie McFly travels back thirty years, to 1985!
Jurassic Park: post credits sequence
Jurassic Park:
post credits sequence »
Lost deleted scene features suprising appearance.
Mustard trailer
Mustard trailer »
Watch our trailer, featuring music and narration from Matt Berry!
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Mustard trailer
Mustard trailer »
Watch our trailer, featuring music and narration from Matt Berry!
Question Tag
Question Tag »
Mustard's interviewees ask each other questions. Featuring Linehan, Palin, Bain, Moore, Berry, Lee, Herring, Lloyd, etc.
Paper versions of Michael Palin, Alan Moore, Peep Show and IT Crowd
Paper People »
Cut-out-and-make Mustard cover stars! Michael Palin, Alan Moore, Stewart Lee, Richard Herring and Peep Show and IT Crowd crews.
Mustard on The IT Crowd
Mustard on The IT Crowd »
Moss reads Mustard in an episode of The IT Crowd, and Roy's reading it on the cover of the American DVD.
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