Interview with Rosie Martin

Image of Rosie MartinComedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?

Rosie Martin: Coming up on 2 years.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Rosie Martin: Jewish, self-deprecating, filthy, dry and…..Jewish!

Comedy Blogedy: Which comedians influence your comedy?

Rosie Martin: Lenny Bruce and Joan Rivers. The comics on the U.K. circuit that I really admire are: Josh Howie, Jen Brister, Luke Toulson, and Diane Morgan.

Interview with Dave Green

Image of Dave GreenComedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?

Dave Green: I’ve been doing stand-up since April 2011.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Dave Green: I tell surreal stories in a slow deadpan. I put a strong emphasis on joke writing. Having faith in the material allows me to really play with the timing and phrasing of each joke. I enjoy taking the audience on a journey, using simple ideas and pushing them into absurdity. I also leave big gaps so they know when to laugh.

‘Amused Moose Laugh Off’ Competition 2012

Image of Amused Moose

‘AMUSED MOOSE LAUGH OFF’ STARTS THE HUNT FOR 2012’S MOST AMOOSING NEW COMIC

in association with 2ENTERTAIN

 If you want to be the next Jack Whitehall or Sarah Millican, this is the competition for you!

Entries just opened for the prestigious, nationwide Amused Moose LaughOff 2012 Competition to search out and discover the next big comedy star – with rounds in London, the north of England (Harrogate), Scotland (Edinburgh) and Ireland (Dublin) from the end of January so there’s no time to waste!  The semifinals will be in London, with the Final (won by Jack Whitehall in 2007 amongst an array of brilliant finalists including Andi Osho) as a highpoint of the Edinburgh Fringe in August. In association with leading UK DVD company 2entertain, this exciting countrywide talent search for comedy’s brand new comic gems is famed for discovering the comedy stars of the future.

Interview with Paul Cook

Image of Paul CookComedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?

Paul Cook: I started on 25th July 2011 so about 5 months. At Scruffys, Newton Street Birmingham.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Paul Cook: Observational, I’m lucky enough to come from the Forest of Dean, which has a lot heritage and myths which helps. And I talk with a funny accent so that helps.

Interview with James Rankin

Image of James Rankin

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



James Rankin: I started gigging around 14 months ago. I had the thought of gigging a lot earlier but never thought I’d muster the nerve to get up. So I just started writing and writing and told myself if I got a solid 5 minutes I’d do it.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

James Rankin: I think it’s dry. Observational, very sarcastic with a twist off frustrated ranting.

Funny: A Personal Appraisal from Matt Fisher

Matt Fisher

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 think I left, actually, with rather a large volume of dignity). A gentleman never tells, of course, so I will strip this piece of reportage of sexual detail, while still being able to effectively communicate what I like to call gist.  Essentially, it culminated in three nights of passion, followed by an unsavoury comment (which, yes, I now regret), several tears, and a long tube journey home listening to Bon Iver (which was a mistake). The crux of all this (and, yes, I can say crux, it’s nowhere near as rude as it sounds), is that I’m now single again, so ladies, tweet me. I’m currently trying to limit myself to only refreshing her Facebook page seven times per half-day, and in fact, am due one now. Excuse me.

Interview with Tez Ilyas

Image of Tez Ilyas

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

Tez Ilyas: I started stand-up in June 2010, so just over 18 months.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Tez Ilyas: Totes funny! I take things that I am passionate about, be it religion, race or trivial things and try and subvert them, I deliver things in a very dead-pan way, as I like to keep the audience guessing as to whether I actually mean what I say.

Interview with Chris Marco K

Image of Chris Marco K

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

Chris Marco K: About a year, off and on… Very off and on at the moment.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Chris Marco K: I was once told “a young Chris” (me).

Comedy Blogedy: Which comedians influence your comedy?

Chris Marco K: Everyone from good to bad. I’ve learned a lot from everyone.

Interview with Andy Onions

Image of Andy Onions

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

Andy Onions: Since April 28th 2011, the day before the royal wedding. I made many rookie mistakes, confusing crude half-arsed digs at the Royals with cutting edge satire. If that video was to find the light of day then I can kiss goodbye to my knighthood. And my comedy career.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Andy Onions: High-energy tales and japes of my life, some true, some embellished, smattered with some thinly disguised puns and poorly written jokes. Occasionally funny.