Interview with Best Boy

Interview with Dan Smith and Charlie Mizon from sketch group Best Boy.  CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? BB: We’ve been gigging since September last year, but writing together for about 3 years; for another sketch group we were part of and collaborating on sketches and one liners for BBC radio.  CB:…

Interview with Andy Storey

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? AS: I was escorted rather forcefully by my elbow to my first gig on the 16th of November 2010. I didn’t want to go. Why would I? I wore a brown suit, black dress zip boots, the kind Elvis wore in the rehearsal sequences in ‘That’s…

Interview with Lateef Lovejoy

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? LL: I have been gigging in comedy as a professional now since 2006 and have to say its’s been a throughly enjoyable experience. It really is a fantastic job and a pleasure to bring so much joy to people CB: How would you describe your comedy?…

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 Tom O’Mahony

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? TOM: I’ve been gigging fairly intensively for 5 years now. CB: How would you describe your comedy? TOM: My comedy is like spending a day with your friends shooting machine guns. A bit scary at first but overall seriously good craic. CB: Which comedians influence your comedy? TOM: I was supporting Russell Howard at last year’s Vodafone…

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 Joe Sutherland

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? JS: A mere 25 months. CB: How would you describe your comedy? JS: Nihilism, but charming. CB: Which comedians influence your comedy? JS: Bloody loads but right now the top 3 are: Amy Schumer, Claudia O’Doherty and Lily Savage. CB: Did you always want to go into…