Interview with Dean Sekhon

Dean SekhonComedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?

Dean Sekhon: I’ve been doing it quite infrequently since November last year, so not very long, about 4 months, but I’ve made it on to already so I must be doing something right. 

Comedy Blogedy:  How would you describe your comedy?

Dean Sekhon: It’s more or less just some silly, self deprecating, one liners strung together with very tenuous links. It also involves never remembering any of my jokes when I’m on stage, but that’s not an affectation, I’m just an idiot.

A Letter from the Editor – Humour Me: Live!

Humour Me: Live!On Thursday 15th March 2012, 7 UCL undergraduates, 1 Cambridge University undergraduate and the Head of Public Engagement at UCL took part in a comedy show at The Wilmington Arms presented by Comedy Blogedy and Bright Club called Humour Me: Live!

The show was sold out and there was an amazing buzz in the room as everyone watched the acts perform, and for many of the acts it was their first stand-up gig! David Morgan was a wonderful MC and Naz Osmanoglu performed a superb stand-up set, both of whom have certainly picked up a new load of fans!

The show also raised £150 for the charity Mama Biashara!

I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has taken part and supported the show. In particular, Steve Cross from Bright Club and UCL Public Engagement, for all his help and support in organising Humour Me: Live! and running the gig.

Bec Hill who provided a fantastic training for the students about performing stand-up comedy and writing material, which you can see in the trailer for the show filmed by Shyam Popat, also a UCL undergraduate.

Jonathan Grant, from Red 24 Management, who provided a very useful, interesting and insightful Q & A session with the acts from the show about getting into comedy and the comedy industry in general.

And, of course, a massive thank you to everyone who came to the show and everyone who has supported Comedy Blogedy from its inception.

Lots of comedy love,

Sara Shulman

Editor, Comedy Blogedy

Ed Gamble and Sara Shulman

Humour Me with Ed Gamble

Humour Me with Ed Gamble by Humour Me (Comedy Blogedy) on Mixcloud Ed Gamble, stand-up comedian and one half of the comedy duo Peacock & Gamble, co-presents the final show of Humour Me in the series with Sara Shulman. The show features interviews with Tiernan Douieb, who apart from gigging as a stand-up also runs…

Interview with Damon Blake

Damon BlakeComedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?

Damon Blake: I started in 2007 and was able to get to the semi-finals of So You Think You’re Funny after a couple of gigs, but my head wasn’t properly in performing so I soon quit stand-up having won nothing, my only trophy being my regret. I’ve started to do it again a liiiiiitle bit more recently to promote a webseries I made with some friends called Student Teacher.)

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Damon Blake: It’s sarcastic one-liners delivered in a narrative in an attempt to hide any sort of personality. Some people use stand-up as catharsis, I prefer to curl up into a ball of sadness every night, like some sort of glum grub.

Interview with Steve Rimmer

Steve RimmerComedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?

Steve Rimmer: Just a little over a year, I did my first gig January 2011.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Steve Rimmer: True tales from my own life with a few silly jokes thrown in to keep people interested.

Interview with Elf Lyons

Elf LyonsComedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?

Elf Lyons: My first gig was on October 16th at the Kings Head in Crouch End. It was 2008 and I was 17 years old. Since then I’ve been gigging on and off, balancing between my studies and various deadlines.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Elf Lyons: Ramshackle is probably the best word, alongside enthusiastic. I’m very energetic on stage and my routines and stories dodge and dive between each other in a very improvised and scatty order.

Official AmusedMoose LaughOff 2012 Competition Listings: Quarter Finals!

Hen & Chickens welcomes the London and Southern England rounds of the prestigious AmusedMoose Laugh Off 2012 supported by leading UK owned DVD company 2entertain for the first time, featuring seven of the most entertaining 10% who have won through in earlier rounds from the 500+ London entrants.   See the stars of tomorrow today, and vote for your favourites alongside professional talent scouts.  There is a £1500 cheque waiting for the winner at the Final during the Edinburgh Fringe in August, plus loads of exposure, a shiny moose trophy, and possibilities of management offers and a DVD deal.