Interview with Jacob Hawley

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy?  JH: I did my first gig in 2012 but I’ve only been gigging solidly for just over a year. CB: How would you describe your comedy?  JH: I’ve always wanted it to be observational but its mainly anecdotes. Observational comedy has strangely become associated with mediocre,…

Interview with Luke Courtier

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? LC: Probably since last January but properly probably for about 3 months. CB: How would you describe your comedy? LC: Musical. Wordy. Quite silly. CB: Which comedians influence your comedy? LC: I think lots.  Flounders and Swan, Miller +Armstrong, Miles Jupp, Cardinal Burns,  Frisky and Mannish,…

Interview with Faye Treacy

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? FT: A couple of years, although I was clowning for a lot of that, so my current straight stand up set with the tromboning coming up to a year. CB: How would you describe your comedy?   FT: Unique musical comedy, it’s a frank, silly, raw…

Interview with Andy Holloway

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? AH: My first ever gig was in 2009 at the National Student Drama Festival in Scarborough, where I was violently forced to take part in an Open mic event. I started it for real in June 2012 though. CB: How would you describe your comedy? AH: I mix…

Interview with Peter Bazely

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? PB: A couple of years. CB: How would you describe your comedy? PB: I get up and I say some things, a few jokes, a song, a poem. I’m usually in a bad mood and I resent the audience for being there and not understanding how…

Interview with Nick Helm

Nick Helm won ‘Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist’ at the British Comedy Awards 2014. You can listen to an exclusive interview with Sara Shulman for the Comedy Blogedy podcast ‘Humour Me’, which was originally broadcast in 2012, where Nick talks all about how he started in comedy, the process of writing material, advice for new comedians…

Interview with Phil Lucas

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? PL: About two and a half years now. CB: How would you describe your comedy? PL: It’s not really stand up because it’s all visual. I use PowerPoint, so everything goes through that. It’s all nonsense ideas really – bad Photoshop, bad music, outdated cultural references, attempts…

Interview with Jody Kamali

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? I have been gigging on and off since 2004 – more regularly since 2010. Though, I did my very first gig at DownStairs at the Kings Head in 1999. CB: How would you describe your comedy? JK: ummmmmm….. well its character based but very physical, clowny,…

Interview with Elizabeth Hotson

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy?  EH: I’ve been gigging since November 2010… with several rather big gaps… CB: How would you describe your comedy?  EH: I’ve gone from straight stand up to character comedy and now it’s kind of a mixture of the two… so me but a surreal version CB:…

Interview with Andrew Ryan

Andrew Ryan is an Irish comedian, who started gigging in 2008 and is now one of the most exciting emerging talents in comedy and in demand as both an act and an MC at the biggest comedy clubs around the UK and Ireland. Andrew’s quintessentially Irish storytelling abilities and cheeky, friendly demeanour make him a…