Interview with Edy Hurst

CB: How long have you been gigging in stand-up? EH: I tried doing two gigs at the Manchester Comedy Store King Gong about 3 years ago and absolutely died on both occasions (I got an aggregate time of a minute and ten seconds) – I’d done some ‘presenting’ stuff at school that people happened to…

Interview with Barry Ferns

Barry Ferns is a stand up comedian, writer, director and actor. Barry also runs and regularly hosts the extremely successful, Time Out recommended and free comedy night Angel Comedy in Islington. As a stand up comedian he has won the Comedy Store New Act competition, and been a finalist in five national stand-up competitions. His…

Interview with Al Lubel

Al Lubel is a “terrifically funny comedian” according to David Letterman, and Jerry Seinfeld has stated that Al has one of the best jokes he has ever heard. Al started off as a lawyer (to please his mum) and became a comedian to please himself (which did not please his mum). After graduating from law…

Interview with Andy Field

CB: How long have you been gigging in stand-up? AF: I’ve been doing stand up for pretty much exactly 3 years. I don’t mean to be weirdly specific but yeah, like 1090 days. I’m not much of a rememberer of things but I remember that apparently. CB: How would you describe your comedy? AF: It’s quite weird.…

Interview with Chris McKay

CB: How long have you been gigging in stand-up? CM: I’ve been gigging since July 2012, shortly after i came out of hospital and was getting ready to go back to my full time job. CB: How would you describe your comedy? CM: Observational with a touch of surreal ranting and a bit of wrong…

Interview with Scott Merrington

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? SM: I’ve been gigging since August 2010. So just over 3 years. CB: How would you describe your comedy? SM: I always find that a difficult question to answer. I suppose there’s a mixture of observations, misdirection. nothing that hasn’t been done before and better. I…

Interview with Michael Che

Critics and audiences agree, NY-based writer and stand-up comedian Michael Che is a star on the rise and a shooting star at that. This year he has already been named as one of Rolling Stone’s 50 Funniest People in 2013. Michael Che makes his Edinburgh Festival debut this year with his hour long show ‘Michael…

Interview with Bisha K. Ali

CB: How long have you been gigging in stand-up? BKA: I’ve been gigging since October 2012 – so just under a year. I went to a bunch of open mics around London before I did my first gig to feel things out and I’m glad I did. I also wanted to force myself to continue…

Interview with Pony Death Ride

Joe and Jaye from Pony Death Ride provide an insight into their comedy… CB:  How long have you been gigging? PDR: About two and a half years. CB: How would you describe your comedy? PDR: As a musical comedy duo, our songs tend to be influenced alternately by old time vaudeville and burlesque style comedy, and…