Thank you Second City!

Second City have been in London for the past two weeks where they have taught classes at the new Angel Comedy venue as well as the Poor School. There were a variety of classes starting with “the Second City Improv Intensive” for students that have never learned improv before, there was “the Second City Improv…

Interview with Nick Thune

CB: Where was your first gig and what was it like? NT: My first gig was at a dive bar in Seattle. I reenacted the warehouse-dance-scene from “Footloose” during the intermission of my cover “No Hablos”. Hard to start my career on such high of a note. After that, everything has been blah. CB: How…

Interview with Will Tempfer

CB: How long have you been writing and performing comedy? WT: I moved to New York City in August 2012 as a very naïve 22-year-old. My first job in was a page for the Late Show with David Letterman.  Another page, Zack Bornstein, came up to me one day and asked me to say a certain…

Interview with Loren O’Brien

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? LOB: It’s been about a year and a bit now. I’ve been riding on the ‘I’m new to this, please don’t judge me… please’ wave. Guess that means I need to find some other excuse at how I’ve snuck in. CB: How would you describe your…

Interview with George Lewis

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? GL: Getting on for 3 years. CB: How would you describe your comedy? GL: Reluctantly. I never know how to answer this. CB: Which comedians influence your comedy? GL: Steve Coogan, Tim Key, Chris Morris, Armando Iannucci, James Acaster, David Mitchell, Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant.…

Interview with Sam Klemmer

CB: How long have you been writing and performing comedy? SK: This is a hotly debated topic in certain (very small) circles.  Family members would argue they witnessed my first “performance” was when I was 14 and roasted the hell out of my uncle at his 50th birthday party…although I shoplifted most of my bits…

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?…