Interview with Hayley Ellis

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? HE: About 5 years. CB: How would you describe your comedy?  HE: Sometimes physical, sometimes observational, sometimes funny… CB: Which comedians influence your comedy? HE: I love Julia Davis, I wish I had the courage to be a bit darker with my comedy but it doesn’t…

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…

Interview with Minor Delays

Interview with Joe Barnes, Harry Michell and Abi Tedder.  CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? Joe: As a three we have only actually been gigging together since May so it’s all come together rather nicely in time for the fringe. I spent two years as part of the Leeds Tealights and this…

Interview with Mixed Doubles

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy?
 MD: We’ve been around for about 2 years but I’d say we’ve only been seriously gigging for about a year. CB: How would you describe your comedy? MD: Just a bit silly to be honest. It is quite innocent in comparison to other groups;  we don’t…

Interview with Ben Champion

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? BC: Around two and a half years. CB: How would you describe your comedy? BC: I write painstakingly well-constructed songs with jokes in them. I then sing them at a keyboard or with a guitar. Occasionally I say words in between the songs, though not if…

Interview with Tracey Collins

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? TC: Since the glorious summer of 2012. CB: How would you describe your comedy? TC: Camp and grotesque musical character comedy. CB: Which comedians influence your comedy? TC: Andy Kauffman, League Of Gentleman, Julie Walters, Dave Chappelle. CB: Did you always want to go into comedy?…

Interview with Katerina Vrana

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? KV: I’ve been doing stand-up since early 2009 so just over 5 years. Before that I used to do sketch comedy and comedy improvisation. CB: How would you describe your comedy? KV: I’m resisting the urge to say “funny”. It’s a combination of observational comedy and…

Interview with Robbie Ormrod

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? RO: Well I’ve been gigging regularly from around 2011, but my first gig was in 2007. My 10th gig was in 2010; you get the idea. CB: How would you describe your comedy? RO: Silly and self-deprecating. My finale is currently quite sad, and I do…

Interview with Darren Walsh

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? DW: 4 years CB: How would you describe your comedy? DW: Surreal nonsense peppered with puns, sound effects, drawings and definitely not mentioning my height. CB: Which comedians influence your comedy? DW: I’m obsessed with Limmy, but I grew up worshipping Spike Milligan, Monty Python, Dave…