“It can cause pain, be terrifying but it’s wonderfully delicious at the same time” | Rebekka Turner on channelling her quirks into Bex’s Chainsaw Moussaka

Tell us about your show, Bex’s Chainsaw Moussaka.   I’ve always been interested in doing a show that was more creative and which didn’t rely on a big ‘moral message’ or ‘ being relatable’ to sell its appeal. The stand-up in the show is separated by three characters who explore how I’ve dealt with social situationsContinue reading ““It can cause pain, be terrifying but it’s wonderfully delicious at the same time” | Rebekka Turner on channelling her quirks into Bex’s Chainsaw Moussaka”

“If EVERYONE says putting musicals in your show is a bad idea… make your own mind up.” | Tony Basnett talks Trapdoor, 2000 Trees and roadtrip tunes

How did you get into comedy? I loved comedy when I was growing up, I got in trouble staying up watching stand up repeatedly. A friend of mine told me I should try it and I was dreadful, I’ll be honest, I think he only did it to prove I wasn’t as funny as IContinue reading ““If EVERYONE says putting musicals in your show is a bad idea… make your own mind up.” | Tony Basnett talks Trapdoor, 2000 Trees and roadtrip tunes”

“My first memory is of comedy.” | Umby Winters on sharks, kittens and ten years (sort of) of comedy

How did you get into comedy? My first memory is of comedy. When I was only a couple years old, my Dad would lie on the floor of our flat in North Shields and watch whatever was on that time of night. One night it was ‘The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer’ and I don’tContinue reading ““My first memory is of comedy.” | Umby Winters on sharks, kittens and ten years (sort of) of comedy”

“Bic can do one, absolutely useless.” | Tony Wright talks pens, pineapples and performing with authenticity

How did you get into comedy? I got into comedy through my school’s librarian. I was already a big comedy fan but in terms of actually getting into stand up I had heard that the librarian at my school moonlighted as a comedian so I just went and asked him to teach me. I spentContinue reading ““Bic can do one, absolutely useless.” | Tony Wright talks pens, pineapples and performing with authenticity”

“A life without hummus isn’t a life worth living” | Ben Hodge on his plans for 2022, comedy and his nuclear bunker

How did you get into comedy? I was always that class clown in school (typical backstory, innit) and I was obsessed with watching stand-up comedy from like the age of 14, it was something I always wanted to try performing stand-up but never knew how to go about it. When I went to uni atContinue reading ““A life without hummus isn’t a life worth living” | Ben Hodge on his plans for 2022, comedy and his nuclear bunker”

“It’s so empowering playing a character like Graham” | Adam Rhys-Davies on returning to The Graham Show post-lockdown at Southwark Playhouse

Tell us about your character, Graham de la Cruz. Graham de la Cruz is a self-titled international cabaret superstar. The only problem is that the world hasn’t realised yet. He’s still waiting for his big break and to make it in the mainstream world of showbiz. Although, he thinks he already has. What inspired yourContinue reading ““It’s so empowering playing a character like Graham” | Adam Rhys-Davies on returning to The Graham Show post-lockdown at Southwark Playhouse”

“There have been some incredible innovations and wonderful experiences created in this time.” | James Dillon on crafting online immersive horror, Siren

Tell us about your show, Siren. Siren is an online immersive sci-fi horror show where the audience are a crew sent to investigate a derelict spaceship and uncover what happened to the crew and see if anyone or anything survived. I’ve been developing the idea since last summer whilst working on other online immersive showsContinue reading ““There have been some incredible innovations and wonderful experiences created in this time.” | James Dillon on crafting online immersive horror, Siren”

“Hopefully it will bring back that festival buzz to city” | Alex Petty on booking Brighton Fringe’s first post-lockdown live comedy

Tell us about show scheduling the comedy festival would usually work? Normally for the Brighton Fringe, we’d take applications from shows through October, November to sort out our programme in line with the deadlines in December and January. We’d take applications from shows we know, acts that would like us to come see them andContinue reading ““Hopefully it will bring back that festival buzz to city” | Alex Petty on booking Brighton Fringe’s first post-lockdown live comedy”

“The fundamental horror we’re exploring is ‘consequences’.” | Charlie Dinkin and Zoe Tomalin on their comedy-horror sketch series, SeanceCast

Tell us about your podcast, SeanceCast SeanceCast is an extremely haunted sketch show, which follows two beautiful women (spoiler alert: it’s us) as we hold seances in order to find otherworldly content for our podcast. Each episode has its own story, as well as four “scenes from the beyond” performed by some of the bestContinue reading ““The fundamental horror we’re exploring is ‘consequences’.” | Charlie Dinkin and Zoe Tomalin on their comedy-horror sketch series, SeanceCast”

“What’s come out of it is something more than we ever imagined.” | Maria Oshodi on bringing Eye Say, Eye Say, Eye Say to Bloomsbury Festival

Tell us about your show. Maria: The show is called Eye Say, Eye Say, Eye Say, taken from the old music hall comedy slogans. We’ve changed the original ‘I’ to ‘eye’ because we’re a visually impaired theatre company. It’s a stand up comedy show with fifteen acts at the last count. Everyone comes from aContinue reading ““What’s come out of it is something more than we ever imagined.” | Maria Oshodi on bringing Eye Say, Eye Say, Eye Say to Bloomsbury Festival”