Interview with Liz Peters

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? LP: I’ve been doing improv and sketch comedy for many years but it wasn’t until October 2012 that I plucked up the courage to go solo. My first gig was a 20 minute spot so it was definitely ‘do or die’! Thankfully it went down really…

Interview with John Sheehan

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? JS: Three years this month. It’s flown by and I done stuff I never thought I would. CB: How would you describe your comedy? JS: Me talking about things that have happen in my life. Hopefully in a funny way. It has to have some base…

Interview with Glenn Moore

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? GM: My first four gigs were in 2011, but I didn’t start gigging properly until about the summer of 2012 (where I started doing about 1 gig a month, which I naively thought at the time was very regular), and then at the beginning of 2013…

Interview with Laurence Owen

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? LO: Two years. I played in various bands for years before that, but as soon as I started writing comic songs, music audiences hated me. I think they took my trying to make them laugh as some kind of challenge to their coolness. So I started…

Interview with Connor McDonough-Flynn

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? CMF: I started gigging when living in Los Angeles in 2007. I performed for 6-months and after a few year hiatus I began performing again on the 6th January 2011. Haven’t looked back since. I gigged over 400 times and performed in 5 different countries thus…

Interview with Steve Bennett

CB:  How long have you been gigging in comedy? SB: A couple of years, I only started taking it seriously in 2012, leading up to my first Edinburgh Fringe Festival. CB: How would you describe your comedy? SB: Musical, with a bit of wit and energy. I like to talk about universal feelings from a…

Interview with Tom Taylor

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy?  TT: Since July 2011. CB: How would you describe your comedy? TT: I tend to go with “low energy musical whimsy”. I think I lean towards writing ‘joke jokes’ … but sing them. Misdirection, one- and two-liners, torturous puns etc. I’ve been described as alternative quite…

Interview with Sarah Callaghan

CB:  How long have you been gigging in comedy? SC: About 3 and a half years. CB: How would you describe your comedy? SC: Real talk. Just my take on subjects that effect everyone. CB: Which comedians influence your comedy? SC: No one in particular. I just admire any comic who is doing something different…

Interview with Luis Forte

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? LF: I started gigging in 2011, and it happened completely by surprise. My first ever trip to the Edinburgh Fringe was a job handing out flyers, but being surrounded by creativity and energy for a whole month spurred me on to give comedy a go myself.…

Interview with John Pendal

CB: How long have you been gigging in stand-up? JP: The short answer is just over 3 years. The longer answer is that I’ve had lots of stage time since 2003, when I won a competition in America called “International Mr Leather”. That led to eight years travelling around Europe and North America hosting fundraisers…