Interview with Damon Blake

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

Damon Blake: I started in 2007 and was able to get to the semi-finals of So You Think You’re Funny after a couple of gigs, but my head wasn’t properly in performing so I soon quit stand-up having won nothing, my only trophy being my regret. I’ve started to do it again a liiiiiitle bit more recently to promote a webseries I made with some friends called Student Teacher.)

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Damon Blake: It’s sarcastic one-liners delivered in a narrative in an attempt to hide any sort of personality. Some people use stand-up as catharsis, I prefer to curl up into a ball of sadness every night, like some sort of glum grub.

Interview with Steve Rimmer

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

Steve Rimmer: Just a little over a year, I did my first gig January 2011.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Steve Rimmer: True tales from my own life with a few silly jokes thrown in to keep people interested.

Interview with Elf Lyons

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

Elf Lyons: My first gig was on October 16th at the Kings Head in Crouch End. It was 2008 and I was 17 years old. Since then I’ve been gigging on and off, balancing between my studies and various deadlines.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Elf Lyons: Ramshackle is probably the best word, alongside enthusiastic. I’m very energetic on stage and my routines and stories dodge and dive between each other in a very improvised and scatty order.

Official AmusedMoose LaughOff 2012 Competition Listings: Quarter Finals!


Hen & Chickens welcomes the London and Southern England rounds of the prestigious AmusedMoose Laugh Off 2012 supported by leading UK owned DVD company 2entertain for the first time, featuring seven of the most entertaining 10% who have won through in earlier rounds from the 500+ London entrants.   See the stars of tomorrow today, and vote for your favourites alongside professional talent scouts.  There is a £1500 cheque waiting for the winner at the Final during the Edinburgh Fringe in August, plus loads of exposure, a shiny moose trophy, and possibilities of management offers and a DVD deal.

The Invisible Dot Tour: Comedy’s New Wave

The Invisible Dot Ltd is one of the most exciting and innovative production companies in the country. Having worked extensively with cutting edge comedians Tim Key, Mark Watson, Daniel Kitson, David O’Doherty and Simon Amstell they are uniquely placed to to bring audiences the next generation of exceptional acts emerging through the Edinburgh Fringe and the London alternative circuit…  The Invisible Dot Tour is taking place for the first time in 2012, a snapshot of the most exciting and funny new acts in the country right now. Check out more info & tickets!

Featuring: JONNY SWEET, ADAM RICHES, NICK MOHAMMED, TOBY, TOM BASDEN, WILL ANDREWS, SHEEPS and BEN TARGET