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television October 27, 2018

‘Triple threat’ Maya Rudolph

Known for her masterful Saturday Night Live impersonations and starring role in the comedy hit film Bridesmaids, Maya Rudolph is now tackling the subject of married mundanity in the new series Forever. But while her own life is far from dull, her priorities for work and family remain very simple. “For me, when I became a mum, I changed, and my needs changed. I didn’t want to be away from my kids … If something I’m loathing is taking me away from my kids, then I shouldn’t be there.”

comedy August 25, 2018

The many sides of Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard burst onto the comedy scene in make-up and heels, later proving his chops as a dramatic actor. On the eve of the release of The Flip Side, set in South Australia, he talks about taking risks, being gender queer and his newest passion – running for British parliament. “I want people, moderate people like me, to get politicised, because it’s going to get rough and we’d better work out how we’re going to make it work. It’s up to us.”

comedy March 7, 2015

Jane Turner helps lift MTC’s Jumpy off the ground

Led by Jane Turner, the women in Jumpy make a mockery of those who turn their noses up at simply being entertained.

comedy July 28, 2018

Hannah Gadsby’s ‘Nanette’

Hannah Gadsby’s show Nanette has been met with rave reviews. But can it deliver on what others promise for it?

television March 7, 2015

Would I Lie to You?’s David Mitchell reveals the truth

For British funnyman David Mitchell, falling in love with the perfect woman was easy. It was the years of waiting for her that were hell.

television February 28, 2015

Tim Minchin turns his talents to stage musical Matilda

From playing a libertine rocker in Californication to writing music and lyrics for Matilda, Tim Minchin is a man of many talents.

comedy May 31, 2014

Totally wicked Lucy Durack

Nobody does blonde and ditzy better than Wicked star Lucy Durack. But now this winning witch is also turning her creative powers to writing.

comedy March 8, 2014

How comedian Greg Fleet survived heroin addiction

He calls me darling when I ring to introduce myself. ‘‘Thanks darling, I”ll see you on Friday.’’ The next call, he says, “Fleety here.” Showbiz intimacy, or because we’re both ex-junkies? He’s a friendly bloke. He’s a friendly...