After making the most showbiz entrance possible by arriving at a gig in an ambulance, the comedian Dermot Whelan decided it was time to slow d(...)

Sally Phillips: “I don’t notice the sexism now because it was so much worse when we started.”

“I remember my first stand-up gig in the 80s was a gong show,” recalls Sally Phillips – I think we can guess where this is going. “The judges would ri(...)

Zoe Lyons: She left Ireland aged nine and returns on occasion to attend big family get-togethers “because Ireland really is the cousinland”.

Looking back across Zoe Lyons’s 15-year comedy career, it’s peppered with key milestones that confirm her observation that “it’s been a gradual inclin(...)