Interviews & profiles
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.
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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'.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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 Berry (Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, The IT Crowd) and Rich Fulcher (Mighty Boosh) on sketch show Snuff Box:
say 'I love the clip of you kicking the dog'.
'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
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...
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.
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.
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