Ryan Withers

Interview with Ryan Withers

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

Ryan Withers: Good thanks. I mean 4 years. Sorry I’m such an idiot.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Ryan Withers: It’s kinda silly, I like doing big fun theatrical stand-up shows but make them weird. What’s with all the questions, what is this a Comedy Blogedy interview?

Interview with Si Finnigan

Si Finnigan

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

Si Finnigan: I’ve been doing stand up a little over a year now. My first gig was an Open Mic in Huddersfield, my friend drove me all the way to the venue and I remember being so nervous. I walked to the guy behind the bar and asked when the comedy will start; he told me it wasn’t till the next night. I had to go through the whole thing all over again 24 hours later and proceeded to bomb in front of 4 acts, 2 punters and the bartender I spoke with the night before. It was the 20th April, 2011.

Madeleine Culp

Interview with Madeleine Culp

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

Madeleine Culp: I’ve been doing solo stand-up comedy from January this year (2012).  Before that I worked in a duo for 3 years.  Doing solo stand-up is fun but took sometime to get used to. I’m still working it out. It’s like a roller coaster… one where you have the fear of popping your pants while you are on it… but it rarely happens. Rarely.

Jed Salisbury

Interview with Jed Salisbury

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

Jed Salisbury: I had my first gig on 1st November 2009, I did a one day comedy writing course called the Art of Comedy in the Hull comedy festival, and I then had my first gig that night. But I’d say I’ve been gigging regularly since June 2010.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Jed Salisbury: If someone took the mischievous crudeness of Frank Skinner, cheekiness of Lenny Henry and edginess of Daniel Tosh threw it in a blender and performed some voodoo on it and placed it in a man that slightly resembled Velma from Scooby Doo… then I guess that would be my act.

Thom Milson

Interview with Thom Milson

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

Thom Milson: I’ve been going for about 14 months but I tend to tell people 8 because I sucked really bad during my first six months (I mean really bad). I’m better now.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Thom Milson: An outsider looking in? That’s what I feel I am anyway. It’s also the way I think a comedian should be.

Interview with Staple/face

Comedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in sketch comedy?

Tom Burgess: A couple of years. I got involved with the Sheffield University Comedy Revue in 2010, then joined the sketch troupe Fuddlepuck in 2011, before it fell apart in 2012 after an unresolvable cupboard-related dispute.

Sam Nicoresti: Not long enough. I only really started when I came to Uni, and even then I holed myself up in radio for two years rather than face an audience. Radio is great, you don’t need to impress a void of silence, you just let it wash over you, like having a bath in some space. That doesn’t happen too much anymore since I started actually facing audiences. They make noises, most of the time it’s laughter or encouragement. It’s down right not on.

Interview with Mark Quinn & Charlotte Young

Mark Dean and Charlotte YoungComedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?

Mark Quinn: Well I was performing solo for quite some time, although what I was doing could barely be described as comedy. I would never write any material and go on stage just to see what happened. I enjoyed it but the same couldn’t be said for the audience.

Charlotte Young: I’m an artist ‘by trade’ and do a lot of performance stuff. I was in a rubbish sketch group about 4-5 years ago, which slowly self-combusted. When we were down to two members, we were booked to do a show in Edinburgh. The member that wasn’t me basically was supposed to do the fringe admin. They didn’t. Instead, they vanished and I was forced into a position where I had to do a show on my own. So, I did. And then I carried on.

Eric Hutton

Interview with Eric Hutton

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

Eric Hutton: About 6 years but for the first couple I was only doing it every once in a while. I hadn’t even told anyone I knew that I was doing it at that point. I was like a middle aged married man sneaking off intermittently to indulge some socially unacceptable sexual kink. Now I’ve realised that kink is who I really am, left my family to pick up the pieces and started living the life I always should have been.