Interview with Gabby Best

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy?  GB: About two years on my tod. I was in a comedy trio for a bit before that. CB: How would you describe your comedy? GB: Multi-layered (like a tiramisu) and warm (like a crumble). And words. I love words. So loads of them. I play…

Interview with The Awkward Silence

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? Alex: Ralph formed The Awkward Silence as a troupe in 2010 with two other guys, but they’ve since disappeared and he never mentions them – hence Vyvyan and I presume them murdered. Ralph: Vyvyan and I then started in 2011, and Alex joined us in 2013. I’d been doing…

Interview with Lead Pencil

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? LP:As LEAD PENCIL this is our second year together (not including a snatched moment the girls had with another man in 2012, Bibby is essencially our bit on the side, then it got serious). But Dave (Bibby) claims to have had another life before as a…

Interview with Ellie White

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? EW: About a year and a half. CB: How would you describe your comedy?  EW: It’s character comedy, so I’m never really myself on stage unless people are throwing stuff at me then I break out of character quite quickly and just stand and cry. But…

Interview with Josephine Lacey

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? JL: I done my first gig on the 25th October 2008 so I am coming up to 6 years but I never decided to make comedy my career until January 2010. CB: How would you describe your comedy? JL: I base my comedy on my own real…

Interview with Croft & Pearce

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? C&P: About 4 years… this will be our fourth Edinburgh Fringe. CB: How would you describe your comedy? C&P: We like writing about the embarrassing, messy and weird bits of everyday life… and making them funny (in sketch form). CB: Which comedians influence your comedy? C&P:…

Interview with Hayley Ellis

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? HE: About 5 years. CB: How would you describe your comedy?  HE: Sometimes physical, sometimes observational, sometimes funny… CB: Which comedians influence your comedy? HE: I love Julia Davis, I wish I had the courage to be a bit darker with my comedy but it doesn’t…

Interview with Steve Bugeja

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? SB: I am coming up to 4 years since my first stand-up comedy gig.  To be exact it was September 12th 2010. CB: How would you describe your comedy? SB: On stage I basically play a slightly heightened version of myself.  A geeky, awkward and often…

Interview with Minor Delays

Interview with Joe Barnes, Harry Michell and Abi Tedder.  CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? Joe: As a three we have only actually been gigging together since May so it’s all come together rather nicely in time for the fringe. I spent two years as part of the Leeds Tealights and this…