David Mitchell’s Soapbox Competition

David Mitchell is back with Series 4 of David Mitchell’s Soapbox, sponsored by Dell! He’s already had a rant about carb-free diets, pointy shoes, wine-tasting and ending phone calls – but he still has many more issues to get off his chest! To celebrate the success of the latest series, Dell and Channel Flip have teamed…

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.

A Letter from the Editor – Humour Me: Live!

Humour Me: Live!On Thursday 15th March 2012, 7 UCL undergraduates, 1 Cambridge University undergraduate and the Head of Public Engagement at UCL took part in a comedy show at The Wilmington Arms presented by Comedy Blogedy and Bright Club called Humour Me: Live!

The show was sold out and there was an amazing buzz in the room as everyone watched the acts perform, and for many of the acts it was their first stand-up gig! David Morgan was a wonderful MC and Naz Osmanoglu performed a superb stand-up set, both of whom have certainly picked up a new load of fans!

The show also raised £150 for the charity Mama Biashara!

I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has taken part and supported the show. In particular, Steve Cross from Bright Club and UCL Public Engagement, for all his help and support in organising Humour Me: Live! and running the gig.

Bec Hill who provided a fantastic training for the students about performing stand-up comedy and writing material, which you can see in the trailer for the show filmed by Shyam Popat, also a UCL undergraduate.

Jonathan Grant, from Red 24 Management, who provided a very useful, interesting and insightful Q & A session with the acts from the show about getting into comedy and the comedy industry in general.

And, of course, a massive thank you to everyone who came to the show and everyone who has supported Comedy Blogedy from its inception.

Lots of comedy love,

Sara Shulman

Editor, Comedy Blogedy

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.

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