Comedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?
Jack Campbell: 2 and a half years.
Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?
Jack Campbell: Story telling with surreal twists.
Comedy Blogedy: Which comedians influence your comedy?
Jack Campbell: American comedians such as, Paul F. Tompkins, Kyle Kinane, Dave Chappelle, Robin Williams. British comedians such as Alan Davies, Sean Lock, Bill Bailey.
Comedy Blogedy: Did you always want to go into comedy?
Jack Campbell: Not until university.
Comedy Blogedy: How do you go about writing your material?
Jack Campbell: Reflecting on events that happen around me, then almost brain storming and just riffing to myself or friends. Usually I write on trains or when I have a bit of time to myself.
Comedy Blogedy: Do you gig as a stand-up full time or is it more of a part-time hobby? If so, do you find that your main job influences your material?
Jack Campbell: Part time hobby, and I take material from most jobs I have done but I am currently unemployed.
Comedy Blogedy: What do you find the most enjoyable and frustrating parts of the amateur comedy circuit?
Jack Campbell: Most enjoyable would be the challenge of working in different rooms and also the people you meet and keep bumping into again. Most frustrating would be the lack of organisation at some gigs, and meeting people who have just horrid views on comedy.
Comedy Blogedy: What’s your favourite type of audience to perform to?
Jack Campbell: Just a smart and responsive audience who can be patient when they need to be and understand techniques used in comedy.
Comedy Blogedy: Have you been heckled a lot since you’ve started gigging? Do you enjoy being heckled? What’s the best heckle you’ve had?
Jack Campbell: I haven’t been heckled much but I don’t mind it when I do, the best was when someone added the “that’s way more than 40p” bit as this is now part of my set.
Comedy Blogedy: What advice would you give to new acts thinking about starting out in comedy?
Jack Campbell: Just stay organised, have a positive attitude but most importantly, don’t get to far ahead of yourself, enjoy each step.