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…

Interview with Lead Pencil

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? LP:As LEAD PENCIL this is our second year together (not including a snatched moment the girls had with another man in 2012, Bibby is essencially our bit on the side, then it got serious). But Dave (Bibby) claims to have had another life before as a…

Interview with Ellie White

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? EW: About a year and a half. CB: How would you describe your comedy?  EW: It’s character comedy, so I’m never really myself on stage unless people are throwing stuff at me then I break out of character quite quickly and just stand and cry. But…