Shappi Khorsandi

Shappi Khorsandi When you did you first realise that you had a talent for making people laugh? Oh gosh, I don’t know. I used to be funny soc(...)

Rik Mayall (left) with Adrian Edmondson. Photograph: PA

Rik Mayall, who has died suddenly aged 56, was a phenomenal and outrageous performer, a leading light of the “alternative” comedy circuit that emerged(...)

File photograph of Rik Mayall who died this morning. Photograph: PA

Comedian and actor Rik Mayall has died at home aged 56, his management firm said. It is believed the star’s wife found him at home in London yesterday(...)

David Baddiel: ‘The more famous you are, the less the version of you that’s out there is true. I am ridiculously obsessed with authenticity’

‘Fame is a silly thing that makes your life absurd,” says David Baddiel, once a quarter of The Mary Whitehouse Exp(...)

Fathers don’t seem to fit in to the great romance of mother and child. Photograph: Eric Luke

Were it possible for societies to effect sharp intakes of breath, this one would certainly have achieved such a marvel last week when alerted that (...)

“We really should get that fourth wall fixed, Mossy”: Chris O’Dowd and Richard Ayoade in The IT Crowd

Of the threads through Graham Linehan’s comedy-writing career, perhaps the most curious has been his continual drift towards the studio audienc(...)

Spitting Image: the satirical puppet show thrived on Thatcher’s presence. Photograph: Bruno Vincent/Getty

‘Do you weep, Mrs Thatcher, do you weep? Do you wake, Mrs Thatcher, in your sleep? Do you weep like a sad willow on your Marks and Spencer’s pi(...)