Interview with Rachel Fairburn

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? RF: Since late 2007. It was all a bit sporadic in the early days but after an 18 month break I have been gigging steadily since early 2012. CB: How would you describe your comedy? RF: It’s often described as dark. I think I agree with…

Interview with Twins

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy?  J & A: As well as performing individually, we have been writing/gigging together as a double-act, Twins, for the past year and a half. We started performing comedy in 2010 when we were both cast in The Leeds Tealights, University sketch comedy group. Since then, we have managed to…

Interview with Steve Bugeja

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? SB: I am coming up to 4 years since my first stand-up comedy gig.  To be exact it was September 12th 2010. CB: How would you describe your comedy? SB: On stage I basically play a slightly heightened version of myself.  A geeky, awkward and often…

James Sherwood at Blue Elephant Theatre

Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th May at The Blue Elephant Theatre James Sherwood is the Blue Elephant’s “comedy-songwriter-in-residence” though everyone prefers the word ‘Minstrel’. His show features many of the songs written at the Blue Elephant, mixed in with stand-up routines from his award-winning set. When James is not at the Blue Elephant, he works…

‘Conversations with Carlin’ by Larry Getlen

What if you could take the smartest, funniest, most interesting person you ever met, and ask them their thoughts on everything from the deeply personal to the most broadly philosophical topics, including love, sex, death, morality, religion, childhood and so much more? Journalist Larry Getlen was fortunate enough to have this experience with one of the greatest and most…