Thom Milson

Interview with Thom Milson

Comedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?

Thom Milson: I’ve been going for about 14 months but I tend to tell people 8 because I sucked really bad during my first six months (I mean really bad). I’m better now.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Thom Milson: An outsider looking in? That’s what I feel I am anyway. It’s also the way I think a comedian should be.

Eric Hutton

Interview with Eric Hutton

Comedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?

Eric Hutton: About 6 years but for the first couple I was only doing it every once in a while. I hadn’t even told anyone I knew that I was doing it at that point. I was like a middle aged married man sneaking off intermittently to indulge some socially unacceptable sexual kink. Now I’ve realised that kink is who I really am, left my family to pick up the pieces and started living the life I always should have been.

Interview with George D. Wright

George Wright

Comedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?

George Wright: Since November 2011 so 7 months but it’s now picking up a bit. Since leaving uni I’ve started setting up my own nights with my brother recently, called Laughing Coyote, and that’s a lot more work and fun.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

George Wright: I would describe it as cheeky, scatty and high energy.

Comedy Blogedy: Which comedians influence your comedy?

George Wright: I like lots of comedians. One of my favourite new(er) acts at the moment is Richard Gadd. I think you can watch and learn from all other comedians, whether it’s what to do or what not to do.

Interview with Lea Emery

Lea EmeryComedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up? 

Lea Emery: I’ve been gigging for about a year, I think I’m around 30 gigs in.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Lea Emery: It’s self-deprecation the whole way through– essentially a chronicle of embarrassing stories and social anxieties but exaggerated.

Comedy Blogedy: Which comedians influence your comedy? 

Lea Emery: As far as my set I actually get a lot from TV shows like 30 Rock and Miranda, or at least like to think I have a similar style. Comedians that I love at the minute are Louis CK and have been having a second love of George Carlin- which means spending way too much time on Youtube.

Humour Me: Live! – What the acts thought of the experience…

Humour Me: Live!On 15th March 2012, 7 UCL undergraduates and 1 Cambridge University undergraduate took part in Humour Me: Live!, a show organised by Comedy Blogedy and Bright Club. In February, the acts received a training session with Bec Hill, some of which can be seen on the trailer for Humour Me: Live! The acts then performed their stand-up gig at the Wilmington Arms with David Morgan as MC and Naz Osmangolu headlining the show. The week after Humour Me: Live!, the acts took part in a Q&A session about stand-up and the comedy world with Jonathan Grant, Red24 Management. Humour Me: Live! was filmed by Shyam Popat, also a UCL undergraduate. Here’s what the acts thought of the Humour Me: Live! experience…

Interview with Elf Lyons

Elf LyonsComedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?

Elf Lyons: My first gig was on October 16th at the Kings Head in Crouch End. It was 2008 and I was 17 years old. Since then I’ve been gigging on and off, balancing between my studies and various deadlines.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Elf Lyons: Ramshackle is probably the best word, alongside enthusiastic. I’m very energetic on stage and my routines and stories dodge and dive between each other in a very improvised and scatty order.

Josh Widdicombe Interview with Sara Shulman

Interview with Josh Widdicombe

Best Newcomer Nominee – Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2011 
FHM Stand Up Hero 2010 (ITV4) 
Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2010 
Chortle Best Breakthrough Act Nominee 2011 
‘So You Think You’re Funny’ finalist 2008 

As well as star of Live At The Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Stand-up for the Week & more!

Check out Josh’s debut stand-up show ‘If This Show Saves One Life’ at The Soho Theatre and on tour!

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News: Comedy Blogedy & Bright Club Present: Humour Me: Live!

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Humour Me Live!

 A comedy show piloting student stand-up at UCL (University College London) will take place at The Wilmington Arms on 15th March 2012.

Following the success of UCL’s regular Bright Club, where university staff share a stage with professional comedians and entertainers to dig out the funny side of their work, it’s now time for UCL students to tread the boards.

Humour Me: Live! will feature a line-up of UCL undergraduates and postgraduate students. The majority are comedy virgins and will be performing their very first five minutes of stand-up – a momentous occasion!

The “extremely funny” David Morgan will compere the evening and award-winning Naz Osmanoglu (one third of the sketch group Wit Tank) will headline.

Interview with Joz Norris

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Comedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?

Joz Norris: My first gig was about three years ago at the Queen Charlotte pub in Norwich, for Laugh Out Loud, the student comedy club at UEA. Over the next two years, I worked closely with LOL and ended up co-running it myself for a year or so. It was all very amateur, and we only gigged once a month to an audience of predominantly our friends and fellow students, although I did occasionally branch out into other comedy nights in Norwich. I always loved doing it though, so I eventually made the decision to move to London and try to start working on the London circuit, which is altogether a more serious and full-on thing in comparison. I’ve been gigging in London and trying to make a career of it for about eight months now.

Review: Knock2Bag, Bar FM, London

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The club was packed. Even upon entering Bar FM, it had that Saturday night buzz and it was only a Wednesday night! A significant amount of people were even happy to stand for the show. Lloyd Griffith MC’d the night, providing just the right level of audience banter to “get you in the mood” before each act came on. The great thing about Lloyd, especially as an MC, is the pace at which he builds up his material. The jokes are slick but the choir boy a capella surprise adds that extra level to his set, especially juxtaposing a Pavarotti-esque rendition with different “tape” impressions and so accurate that if someone had literally started to pull a piece of cellotape by the microphone you wouldn’t have been able to tell the difference. The first comedian of the night was Nish Kumar, who humoured the audience with jokes centring around multiculturalism and being a British-Asian. Nothing wildly adventurous but he was articulate, his jokes were succinct and performed with that “easy watching” feel to his set.