Eric Hutton

Interview with Eric Hutton

Comedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?

Eric Hutton: About 6 years but for the first couple I was only doing it every once in a while. I hadn’t even told anyone I knew that I was doing it at that point. I was like a middle aged married man sneaking off intermittently to indulge some socially unacceptable sexual kink. Now I’ve realised that kink is who I really am, left my family to pick up the pieces and started living the life I always should have been.

Interview with George D. Wright

George Wright

Comedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?

George Wright: Since November 2011 so 7 months but it’s now picking up a bit. Since leaving uni I’ve started setting up my own nights with my brother recently, called Laughing Coyote, and that’s a lot more work and fun.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

George Wright: I would describe it as cheeky, scatty and high energy.

Comedy Blogedy: Which comedians influence your comedy?

George Wright: I like lots of comedians. One of my favourite new(er) acts at the moment is Richard Gadd. I think you can watch and learn from all other comedians, whether it’s what to do or what not to do.

Interview with Lea Emery

Lea EmeryComedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up? 

Lea Emery: I’ve been gigging for about a year, I think I’m around 30 gigs in.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Lea Emery: It’s self-deprecation the whole way through– essentially a chronicle of embarrassing stories and social anxieties but exaggerated.

Comedy Blogedy: Which comedians influence your comedy? 

Lea Emery: As far as my set I actually get a lot from TV shows like 30 Rock and Miranda, or at least like to think I have a similar style. Comedians that I love at the minute are Louis CK and have been having a second love of George Carlin- which means spending way too much time on Youtube.

Review: The Scatpack, ‘Lights! Camera! Improvise!’, The Hen & Chickens Theatre, London

The Scatpack

The cinematic experience of Lights! Camera! Improvise! begins as soon as the lights start to dim and Oscar, a character that claims to have “every movie ever made…every film you could ever imagine” invites the audience to request the ingredients of a movie that will be created instantaneously.

Whilst the cast act out the audience’s democratically customised movie, the action is interrupted with commentary from Oscar, who uses the powers of his remote to control the action, instigating sticky but equally hilarious scenes that challenge the cast for both the audience’s and what seems to be Oscar’s own enjoyment as well. Moments of deprecating the spontaneity of the improvisation do not go amiss but indeed add in highlighting the absurdity and hilarity of the plot.

Interview with Matt Nightingale

Matt NightingaleComedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?

Matt Nightingale: I’ve been doing stand-up for about 2 and a half years, now, and I’ve written and performed for a local Winnipeg website/late night television show called Week Thus Far for the last year.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Matt Nightingale: I’d describe my approach as observational, perhaps (whatever that means), and my performance as animated. I like to pop my face and use weird voices in my visuals.

Knock2Bag at the Soho Theatre (Soho Downstairs) – The Late Show

  Award winning comedy with award winning comedians Friday 11th May 2012 – 11.30pm-1am Award winning comedy night Knock2Bag comes to the Soho Theatre for a very special late show on Friday 11th May 2012. Expect afterhours comedy mayhem featuring Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award winner 2011 and character comedy aficionado Adam Riches; Saturday Night Live writer and Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Newcomer Award nominee 2011 Hannibal…