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…

Interview with Michael Stranney

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? MS: 3 years CB: How would you describe your comedy? MS: I suppose it’s probably quite ‘anti’ comedy. I mainly perform as Daniel Duffy but I do other characters as well. I try and do stuff that would make me laugh so essentially it’s all just…

Interview with Louise Reay

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? LR: I first started doing standup when I was 16 and I used to gig in venues underage and was always really worried I would be caught and chucked out..although I never was…my fake ID was very handy. I stopped when I was 18 because I…

Interview with Tom Lucy

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? TL: I started when I was 16 so just over two years. CB: How would you describe your comedy? TL: I get asked this a lot and I never really know what to say. I just talk about my life and thoughts I’ve had that make…

Interview with Best Boy

Interview with Dan Smith and Charlie Mizon from sketch group Best Boy.  CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? BB: We’ve been gigging since September last year, but writing together for about 3 years; for another sketch group we were part of and collaborating on sketches and one liners for BBC radio.  CB:…

Interview with Andy Storey

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? AS: I was escorted rather forcefully by my elbow to my first gig on the 16th of November 2010. I didn’t want to go. Why would I? I wore a brown suit, black dress zip boots, the kind Elvis wore in the rehearsal sequences in ‘That’s…

Interview with Lateef Lovejoy

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? LL: I have been gigging in comedy as a professional now since 2006 and have to say its’s been a throughly enjoyable experience. It really is a fantastic job and a pleasure to bring so much joy to people CB: How would you describe your comedy?…