Interview with Jay Handley

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? JH: Three and a half years. CB: How would you describe your comedy? JH: I have no idea how to do that… so here is my 20 minute set in 20 seconds: “Hello guys, guess who I look like! I’m single by the way. Isn’t dating…

Interview with Wild Card Kitty

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy?  WCK: Nearly 10 months! CB: How would you describe your comedy?  WCK: Special..? It’s character comedy and I just think of really stupid things and get my characters to do them- be absurd, cutting, ridiculous, awkward – you can get away with so much once people realise…

Interview with Lizzy Mace

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? LM: I gig occasionally but my main focus is writing and performing one-hour shows, which I’ve been doing since 2010. My shows have never been straight stand-up; they’ve either been comedy storytelling or, like this year’s shows “Overlooked” and “The Cleek”, character-based sketch shows, both styles…

Interview with Joz Norris

Joz Norris is a stand-up comedian, character comic, writer and actor based in London. He started working on the stand-up circuit in 2011 and has since become a critically lauded and well-respected figure on the alternative comedy, character and clowning circuits, as well as working prolifically in other media and collaborating frequently with some of…

Interview with Robin and Partridge

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? RP: 5 years. Whoa. CB: How would you describe your comedy? RP: We make fun of people we think are stupid, and then realise it’s us, and we are idiots. Ridiculous idiots. CB: Which comedians influence your comedy? RP: South Park, Chris Morris, The Mighty Boosh,…

Interview with The Twins Macabre

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? TM: We’ve performed in many different comedy and improv shows in the past, but as The Twins we have been gigging solidly for the past 2 years. In that time we’ve been really lucky to have filmed sketches for BBC3’s Live at the Electric and performed with some fantastic comedians including Nina…

Interview with Gabby Best

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy?  GB: About two years on my tod. I was in a comedy trio for a bit before that. CB: How would you describe your comedy? GB: Multi-layered (like a tiramisu) and warm (like a crumble). And words. I love words. So loads of them. I play…

Interview with Rachel Fairburn

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? RF: Since late 2007. It was all a bit sporadic in the early days but after an 18 month break I have been gigging steadily since early 2012. CB: How would you describe your comedy? RF: It’s often described as dark. I think I agree with…

Interview with The Awkward Silence

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? Alex: Ralph formed The Awkward Silence as a troupe in 2010 with two other guys, but they’ve since disappeared and he never mentions them – hence Vyvyan and I presume them murdered. Ralph: Vyvyan and I then started in 2011, and Alex joined us in 2013. I’d been doing…