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 and standing out because they have unique perspectives and make me laugh.
CB: Did you always want to go into comedy?
SC: No actually, it wasn’t something I used to think about – I used to do improv and acting. I was in a few plays and always got put in the comedy roles. Then I lived in madrid for a while and out there I started writing jokes, when i came home I tried it out – and found I enjoyed it so 3 years later I’m still doing it.
CB: How do you go about writing your material?
SC: I have a lot of stories and views that basically write themselves. I just think of an idea then tighten it up, add punchlines etc.
CB: 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?
SC: I currently work part time during the day, but I certainly wouldn’t call stand up a hobby. It doest influence my comedy I don’t think but the early mornings keep me pissed off enough to write material. I rarely write if I’m in a good mood!
CB: What do you find the most enjoyable and frustrating parts of the amateur comedy circuit?
SC: Most enjoyable is just performing, getting my show together, and working in new bits of material. Most frustrating part is the travelling to gigs, I come a long way into London and it does kill me to think about the amount of time in my life I waste on a train! Literally a million hours have disappeared from me.
CB: What’s your favourite type of audience to perform to?
SC: Anyone who laughs at my jokes. I love crowds that surprise me like i look at them and think ‘nah they ain’t guna like me’ then go and and they love it. I like the acceptance.
CB: Have you been heckled a lot since you’ve started gigging? Do you enjoy being heckled? What’s the best heckle you’ve had?
SC: Never really get heckled which is good, I don’t think i would enjoy it! Only had people trying to ‘join in’ sometimes in a friendly way – I’m not really an interactive comedian so i never invite it.
CB: What advice would you give to new acts thinking of starting out in comedy?
SC: It’s a great thing to try out, it’s definitely changed my life. Gives you confidence and makes you look at the world differently i think. But we don’t need any more comics on the circuit so id rather you don’t start! Seriously.