Interview with President Obonjo of Lafta Republic

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

President Obonjo: Since 2010

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

President Obonjo: My set combines story lines with humour drawing on my African and British influences and the impact they have had on my life; I also talk about the stereotypes of being a Nigerian and the impact of Social media on my life. Also included in my acts are political, topical and observational comedy .

Interview with Chris Gau

Chris Gau

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

Chris Gau: I’ve been gigging since April 2011.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Chris Gau: Slapdash with a soupcon of amateur hour.

Comedy Blogedy: Which comedians influence your comedy?

Chris Gau: I love Louis CK. Americans have got the craft down. But I love English comedians like Paul Foot & Tim Key. We English have got the silly down.

News: Foster’s to Sponsor ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’ Festival Fringe Comedy Competition

So You Think You're FunnyHeineken and leading Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue The Gilded Balloon have announced a new three-year partnership that will install Foster’s as the title sponsor of the prestigious amateur comedy competition, So You Think You’re Funny?

The sponsorship underlines Foster’s long term commitment to discovering and developing up and coming comedy talent.

Humour Me: Live! – What the acts thought of the experience…

Humour Me: Live!On 15th March 2012, 7 UCL undergraduates and 1 Cambridge University undergraduate took part in Humour Me: Live!, a show organised by Comedy Blogedy and Bright Club. In February, the acts received a training session with Bec Hill, some of which can be seen on the trailer for Humour Me: Live! The acts then performed their stand-up gig at the Wilmington Arms with David Morgan as MC and Naz Osmangolu headlining the show. The week after Humour Me: Live!, the acts took part in a Q&A session about stand-up and the comedy world with Jonathan Grant, Red24 Management. Humour Me: Live! was filmed by Shyam Popat, also a UCL undergraduate. Here’s what the acts thought of the Humour Me: Live! experience…

Interview with Tony Cowards

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

Tony Cowards: Off and on since 2004. I started out helping out at a great comedy club in North London called “The Comedians’ Graveyard”, which was a fantastic club but is now sadly deceased. Originally I was just a behind-the-scenes helper but eventually I ended up on stage and never looked back.