Interview with Phillip Wragg

Phillip Wragg

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

Phillip Wragg: My first gig was in May 2011 at the Comedy Virgins night at the Cavendish Arms in Stockwell. I was pretty nervous but got there to find out that the audience decides the running order and that it’s run as a competition. I really enjoyed it though and managed to come 2nd in the vote off.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Phillip Wragg: Slightly camp, observational humour. I talk about the reality of being a gay man, relationships, sex and more general day to day stuff. I don’t do gags, I prefer each set to have a clear arc – that’s just my writing style, also it’s easier to remember!

Interview with The Custard Chucker

The Custard Chucker

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

The Custard Chucker: I’ve been playing Musical Comedy Songs around the country for the past twelve years but only started writing ‘Jokes’ and incorporating Stand Up comedy in my act for the last two years. (That answer makes me sound like one of two things… A veteran in comedy or an Old Age Pensioner lol)

Interview with President Obonjo of Lafta Republic

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

President Obonjo: Since 2010

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

President Obonjo: My set combines story lines with humour drawing on my African and British influences and the impact they have had on my life; I also talk about the stereotypes of being a Nigerian and the impact of Social media on my life. Also included in my acts are political, topical and observational comedy .

Interview with Chris Gau

Chris Gau

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

Chris Gau: I’ve been gigging since April 2011.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Chris Gau: Slapdash with a soupcon of amateur hour.

Comedy Blogedy: Which comedians influence your comedy?

Chris Gau: I love Louis CK. Americans have got the craft down. But I love English comedians like Paul Foot & Tim Key. We English have got the silly down.

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.

Interview with Dean Sekhon

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

Dean Sekhon: I’ve been doing it quite infrequently since November last year, so not very long, about 4 months, but I’ve made it on to comedyblogedy.com already so I must be doing something right. 

Comedy Blogedy:  How would you describe your comedy?

Dean Sekhon: It’s more or less just some silly, self deprecating, one liners strung together with very tenuous links. It also involves never remembering any of my jokes when I’m on stage, but that’s not an affectation, I’m just an idiot.

Interview with Damon Blake

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

Damon Blake: I started in 2007 and was able to get to the semi-finals of So You Think You’re Funny after a couple of gigs, but my head wasn’t properly in performing so I soon quit stand-up having won nothing, my only trophy being my regret. I’ve started to do it again a liiiiiitle bit more recently to promote a webseries I made with some friends called Student Teacher.)

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Damon Blake: It’s sarcastic one-liners delivered in a narrative in an attempt to hide any sort of personality. Some people use stand-up as catharsis, I prefer to curl up into a ball of sadness every night, like some sort of glum grub.

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.

Interview with Elf Lyons

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

Elf Lyons: My first gig was on October 16th at the Kings Head in Crouch End. It was 2008 and I was 17 years old. Since then I’ve been gigging on and off, balancing between my studies and various deadlines.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Elf Lyons: Ramshackle is probably the best word, alongside enthusiastic. I’m very energetic on stage and my routines and stories dodge and dive between each other in a very improvised and scatty order.