“I hope they’ll be too confused to take anything away.” | Edward Roworth on the artistry behind his absurdity

Tell us about you/your act. Hello. My name is Edward and I am a high school science teacher. I spew gibberish while making a mess on stage and have the audacity to call this a creative outlet. As I’m pretty new to teaching I don’t get much time to do comedy these days. Blizzard isContinue reading ““I hope they’ll be too confused to take anything away.” | Edward Roworth on the artistry behind his absurdity”

“Yes, I hesitate sometimes, but when I overcome that, good things happen.” | Victoria Blisse on crafting bespoke erotica for the next Blizzard

How did you get into writing erotica? This is what I call the lesser known ‘I had a dream’ speech. Because, I had a dream. A sexy dream. It wouldn’t leave me alone so I told my husband about it. He told me to write it down, so I did. He read it, enjoyed itContinue reading ““Yes, I hesitate sometimes, but when I overcome that, good things happen.” | Victoria Blisse on crafting bespoke erotica for the next Blizzard”

“Blizzard comes around and I’m more determined with comedy than ever. ” | Jonny Collins reflects on Blizzard Comedy six months in

How do you feel Blizzard has gone over the past six months? Honestly it’s gone far better than I could’ve hoped for. I was not expecting to be getting this level of community engagement this early on into the show’s life. We’ve got a handful of dedicated regulars, and at the last two shows inContinue reading ““Blizzard comes around and I’m more determined with comedy than ever. ” | Jonny Collins reflects on Blizzard Comedy six months in”

“My secret? Just fucking go for it! No guts, no glory!” | Randolph Tempest on the risks you take to make great comedy

Tell us about you/your act. What now? That would be preposterous! Another time… perhaps. How did you get into comedy? There was a door with a sign on saying, ‘DO NOT ENTER’. I opened that door. That door lead to comedy. Take us through the relationship between your art and Tesco’s. There is no relationship!Continue reading ““My secret? Just fucking go for it! No guts, no glory!” | Randolph Tempest on the risks you take to make great comedy”

“If you need to trample on the oppressed for a laugh you’re a shit comedian.” | Bobbie Jones talks queerness, confidence and safe space comedy

Tell us about you/your act. I honestly never know how to describe my act. When I was depressed a few years ago it was incredibly deadpan and dark; now that I have realised that I am queer, my comedy centres less around how shit I am at flirting with boys and more about LGBTQ* stuff.Continue reading ““If you need to trample on the oppressed for a laugh you’re a shit comedian.” | Bobbie Jones talks queerness, confidence and safe space comedy”

“You’re educating people in a way they’ll be prepared to listen.” | Kat Molinari on bringing religion, sexuality and mental health to the stage

Tell us about you/your act.  I mean my act is mainly autobiographical, I talk about what it was like growing up as a bisexual atheist in a Jehovah’s Witness family. People were always asking me questions about it before I even did comedy, particularly the JW thing. So I figured, it’d be silly not toContinue reading ““You’re educating people in a way they’ll be prepared to listen.” | Kat Molinari on bringing religion, sexuality and mental health to the stage”

“I always try to ask myself who am I laughing at and why.” | Quenby Harley talks kink, comedy and cock tales

Tell us about you/your act. I’m a queer, feminist comedian and performance artist. I use comedy, spoken word and drag to explore my experiences around gender, sexuality, and identity in general. What would you hat sets you apart from other acts? Well normally queer, feminist, non-binary comedian is a pretty good USP but that kindContinue reading ““I always try to ask myself who am I laughing at and why.” | Quenby Harley talks kink, comedy and cock tales”

“We have a lot to be anxious about right now – but being able to laugh gets us through.” | John Porter on comedy and coping

Tell us about you/your act. So I’m John Porter, I’m 29, I have cerebral palsy and I live in Manchester (alone, don’t tell ATOS). My act is mostly me talking about things that are going on in my life and inside my head – very anecdotal! It gets dark in places but that’s largely becauseContinue reading ““We have a lot to be anxious about right now – but being able to laugh gets us through.” | John Porter on comedy and coping”