Interview with Loren O’Brien

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? LOB: It’s been about a year and a bit now. I’ve been riding on the ‘I’m new to this, please don’t judge me… please’ wave. Guess that means I need to find some other excuse at how I’ve snuck in. CB: How would you describe your…

Interview with George Lewis

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? GL: Getting on for 3 years. CB: How would you describe your comedy? GL: Reluctantly. I never know how to answer this. CB: Which comedians influence your comedy? GL: Steve Coogan, Tim Key, Chris Morris, Armando Iannucci, James Acaster, David Mitchell, Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant.…

Interview with Sam Klemmer

CB: How long have you been writing and performing comedy? SK: This is a hotly debated topic in certain (very small) circles.  Family members would argue they witnessed my first “performance” was when I was 14 and roasted the hell out of my uncle at his 50th birthday party…although I shoplifted most of my bits…

Interview with Sophie Willan

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy?   SW: I’ve been doing stand-up comedy for just over a year. My background is in Theatre, Live Art and Cabaret.   CB: How would you describe your comedy?   SW: I think it’s quite anarchic – I like to be in the moment with the…

Interview with Jenny Collier

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? JC: My first gig was in 2011 but I only started trying in the summer of 2012. I keep losing track because time is so bendy. I’ve performed in plays and sketch shows since school but I don’t think that counts as ‘gigging’. CB: How would…

Interview with Lauren Pattison

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? LP: I’ve been gigging for just over 3 years but I actually did a couple of gigs when I was just 15 which feels so long ago! I caught the bug then and waited until I was 18 to start doing it ‘properly’ CB: How would you describe your comedy?…

Interview with Francis Foster

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? FF: I’ve been doing comedy since 2009. I quit in 2011 because I was dreadful at it and I preferred drinking. I quit drinking and then realised I had nothing left, so I started comedy again. I’m thinking of going back to drink, the progression was…

Interview with Liam Pickford

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? LP: Four and a bit years. My first proper gig was a So You Think You’re Funny heat in Manchester and I did a terrible thing about having asthma, which proved far more contentious than I could have ever envisaged. CB: How would you describe your…

Interview with Michael Stranney

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? MS: 3 years CB: How would you describe your comedy? MS: I suppose it’s probably quite ‘anti’ comedy. I mainly perform as Daniel Duffy but I do other characters as well. I try and do stuff that would make me laugh so essentially it’s all just…

Interview with Louise Reay

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? LR: I first started doing standup when I was 16 and I used to gig in venues underage and was always really worried I would be caught and chucked out..although I never was…my fake ID was very handy. I stopped when I was 18 because I…