ABANDOMAN

The hip-hop improvisational group Abandoman stars Rob Broderick and James Hancox. With unbelievable rhythmic skill, it’s no surprise that they’re winners of both Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 2010 and The Musical Comedy Awards 2010. No two gigs are ever the same – this act provide superb comic entertainment! Read their review on Comedy Blogedy!

THE NOISE NEXT DOOR

The Noise Next Door are an improvised comedy troupe starring Tom Houghton, Charlie Granville, Matt Grant, Tom Livingstone and Sam Pacelli. From stories to songs to sketches, these highly talented comic performers all contribute towards the charismatic, energetic and not to mention hilarious charm that is The Noise Next Door – a must see! Check out…

THE MIDNIGHT BEAST

After posting a parody of Ke$ha’s ‘Tik Tok’ on Youtube, The Midnight Beast have become a Youtube sensation. With over 38 million hits, they’re Youtube channel boasts not only parodies but original songs that are filled with a young, fresh and cheeky spirit that are taking the social networking and online-uploading world by storm!

LORETTA MAINE

Pippa Evans‘ alter-ego Loretta Maine puts a sassy spin to the world of musical comedy. With what at first seems like someone with an attitude problem, the character actually comes as across incredibly endearing. The songs are filled with fun and clever lyrics make the whole set very enjoyable to watch…

A Personal Appraisal from Matt Fisher

by Joz Norris Hi there. Matt Fisher, idiot savant, here. Sorry it’s taken me a little while to sit down and write this post, if I’m honest I’ve been mostly a-wooing (those who saw the show will know who – the one I ran off to see at the end. I say ran. I like to…

Interview with Joshua Seigal

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

Joshua Seigal: For a few months. I have been doing Spoken Word performance for a few years though, on and off.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Joshua Seigal: I am a poet, primarily writing for and working with children. I am performing the only children’s poetry show at the Fringe this year! A subset of my poetic output is aimed at adults, and a further subset of that is what I would like to think of as funny. It is these poems that I perform to adult comedy audiences. I intersperse these poems with some one-liners, and I encourage audience participation.

Interview with Aisha Alfa

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

Aisha Alfa: I have been doing stand up for 2 years–my anniversary was April 24th 2012

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Aisha Alfa: My comedy is energetic, very visual and a bit silly. In the end I hope people describe my comedy as simply…FUNNY!

Comedy Blogedy: Which comedians influence your comedy?

Aisha Alfa: I love Gina Yashere, Mitch Hedberg, Mark Forward, Dominique and a local Winnipegger comedian named Matt Nightingale! I’m not sure if there is a particular comedian who influences me, but one thing I’ve learned is that everyone has their own brand of funny and I you try to emulate someone else’s brand it just comes off as awkward and insincere. I’ve realized that the things I find funny, strange or ridiculous are what I need to be talking about on stage otherwise the audience won’t feel what I’m saying.