Interview with Sophie Willan

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy?   SW: I’ve been doing stand-up comedy for just over a year. My background is in Theatre, Live Art and Cabaret.   CB: How would you describe your comedy?   SW: I think it’s quite anarchic – I like to be in the moment with the…

Interview with Jenny Collier

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? JC: My first gig was in 2011 but I only started trying in the summer of 2012. I keep losing track because time is so bendy. I’ve performed in plays and sketch shows since school but I don’t think that counts as ‘gigging’. CB: How would…

Interview with Lauren Pattison

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? LP: I’ve been gigging for just over 3 years but I actually did a couple of gigs when I was just 15 which feels so long ago! I caught the bug then and waited until I was 18 to start doing it ‘properly’ CB: How would you describe your comedy?…

Interview with Francis Foster

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? FF: I’ve been doing comedy since 2009. I quit in 2011 because I was dreadful at it and I preferred drinking. I quit drinking and then realised I had nothing left, so I started comedy again. I’m thinking of going back to drink, the progression was…

Interview with Liam Pickford

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? LP: Four and a bit years. My first proper gig was a So You Think You’re Funny heat in Manchester and I did a terrible thing about having asthma, which proved far more contentious than I could have ever envisaged. CB: How would you describe your…