Alexei Sayle

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Paul Merton: the comedian’s grandfather James Power was a British soldier turned revolutionary. Photograph: Robbie Jack/Corbis via Getty

PAUL MERTON ON HIS IRISH REVOLUTIONARY GRANDFATHER, 30 YEARS OF HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU, AND HIS NEW BOOK OF 80 FUNNY STORIES, SKETCHES AND SCRIPTS(...)

Ardal O'Hanlon. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ardal O’Hanlon meets me in the cafe at the National Library of Ireland, next door to his father’s old workplace, Dáil Éireann. He’s neat and trim, dre(...)

Ken Cheng has won the 10th annual award for Dave’s Funniest Joke Of The Edinburgh Fringe. Photograph:  UKTV Dave/Martina Salvi/PA

A joke about the new pound coin has been named the funniest of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Ken Cheng won the 10th annual award for Dave’s Funniest(...)

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(...)

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(...)