Interview with Ben Champion

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? BC: Around two and a half years. CB: How would you describe your comedy? BC: I write painstakingly well-constructed songs with jokes in them. I then sing them at a keyboard or with a guitar. Occasionally I say words in between the songs, though not if…

Jonny Awsum’s Exclusive Song about Comedy Blogedy

Jonny Awsum is a comedian who has performed shows internationally as well as throughout the whole of the UK. He has also performed at many UK festivals including Download, Guilfest, Buryfields and the Hull Freedom Festival as well as being the warm-up man for ‘Big Brother’ (Channel 4) and ‘Loose Women’ (ITV). He has gained a growing fan base with his original, fun material and…

Interview with Liz Peters

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? LP: I’ve been doing improv and sketch comedy for many years but it wasn’t until October 2012 that I plucked up the courage to go solo. My first gig was a 20 minute spot so it was definitely ‘do or die’! Thankfully it went down really…

Interview with Laurence Owen

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? LO: Two years. I played in various bands for years before that, but as soon as I started writing comic songs, music audiences hated me. I think they took my trying to make them laugh as some kind of challenge to their coolness. So I started…

Interview with Steve Bennett

CB:  How long have you been gigging in comedy? SB: A couple of years, I only started taking it seriously in 2012, leading up to my first Edinburgh Fringe Festival. CB: How would you describe your comedy? SB: Musical, with a bit of wit and energy. I like to talk about universal feelings from a…

Interview with Tom Taylor

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy?  TT: Since July 2011. CB: How would you describe your comedy? TT: I tend to go with “low energy musical whimsy”. I think I lean towards writing ‘joke jokes’ … but sing them. Misdirection, one- and two-liners, torturous puns etc. I’ve been described as alternative quite…

Interview with Luis Forte

CB: How long have you been gigging in comedy? LF: I started gigging in 2011, and it happened completely by surprise. My first ever trip to the Edinburgh Fringe was a job handing out flyers, but being surrounded by creativity and energy for a whole month spurred me on to give comedy a go myself.…

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…

Interview with Rob Carter

  Rob Carter is an award winning musical comedian and actor. Whilst Rob regularly gigs on the comedy circuit, he has also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, at The Royal Court as well as on screen in Peep Show and Fresh Meat. Rob won the Musical Comedy Awards 2012 and was a finalist in the…