Today we heave open the ComCom vault door and revisit this episode with the outspoken moral arbiter of stand-up Stewart Lee.
As principled as they come – punitively politically correct, and forever eschewing the same limelight in which other contemporaries love to bathe – we ponder the lengths to which he is willing to go in order to gleefully burn bridges. We also discuss what the autumn of his career might have in store, and explore how the righteousness of his onstage persona forbids any apologies... just how heavy is the head that wears the crownComedy Police helmet?
Effortlessly charming observationalist Jason Manford is arguably comedy’s Mr Accessibility.
With a touring schedule designed to cover the entire country, we investigate the motives and consequences of his workaholic approach to the craft.
As well as touching on the downsides of his fame, this candid interview explores Jason’s struggle to challenge himself whilst giving his audience what they want.
Alan Davies is best known in the UK as a panellist on QI and as the star of Jonathan Creek, but he’s recently returned to his roots as a superb observational stand up.
In this live show from the Gilded Balloon, he describes in detail his process for turning notes into jokes, and how he goes about structuring a tour show. He also reads from some of his old comedy notebooks, and explores why theatre people have it easy…