“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 I … Continue 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’t … Continue 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 spent … Continue reading “Bic can do one, absolutely useless.” | Tony Wright talks pens, pineapples and performing with authenticity