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.
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,
Editor, Comedy Blogedy
Comedy 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.
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Best Newcomer Nominee – Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2011
FHM Stand Up Hero 2010 (ITV4)
Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2010
Chortle Best Breakthrough Act Nominee 2011
‘So You Think You’re Funny’ finalist 2008
As well as star of Live At The Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Stand-up for the Week & more!
Do you want to work at the Edinburgh Festival 2012?
– Accommodation & expenses provided
– You’ll be needed for about 6 hours a day e.g. flyering, sourcing reviews etc.
-You need to be enthusiastic and willing to talk to people! (But you’ll be flyering for some of the best acts in comedy so you’ll want to tell people how great their shows are anyway!)
– Accommodation & expenses provided
– You need experience for this role e.g. basic sound a lights from a sound desk and confident use of a mac.
– You’ll be needed for about 3 – 4 hours a day, plus tech rehearsals on the first day and any extra shows if they get added.
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Are you going to Humour Me?
Following the success of UCL’s regular Bright Club, where university staff share a stage with professional comedians and entertainers to dig out the funny side of their work, it’s now time for UCL students to tread the boards.
Humour Me: Live! will feature a line-up of UCL undergraduates and postgraduate students. The majority are comedy virgins and will be performing their very first five minutes of stand-up – a momentous occasion!