comedy October 26, 2019
Almost two decades after the wild success of Black Books, Dylan Moran returns to Australia with a new stand-up show, Dr Cosmos. He talks about finding his place in the world and what a Charlie Chaplin film has to say about modern life. “What was extraordinary to me throughout Modern Times was how inclusive it was. Chaplin was laughing in the most general sense at the way we’re living, what we’re doing to ourselves, how we’re fucking up our priorities, you know? We need a film just like that about now. I think how we live is pretty screwy right now.”
television October 27, 2018
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
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.”
television March 7, 2015
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
From playing a libertine rocker in Californication to writing music and lyrics for Matilda, Tim Minchin is a man of many talents.
comedy March 8, 2014
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...