“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”

“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”

“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”

“I want the experience of sitting in that performer’s imagination for an hour” | Joz Norris on recreating You Build The Thing You Think You Are for a quarantine audience

Tell us about your show, You Build The Thing You Think You Are. It’s a combination of two things really – last year I discovered a way of doing things that combined nonsense with something that felt a bit like conceptual theatre and resulted in a show that really meant something to a lot ofContinue reading ““I want the experience of sitting in that performer’s imagination for an hour” | Joz Norris on recreating You Build The Thing You Think You Are for a quarantine audience”

“It’s normal to get to adulthood and go ‘this isn’t what I thought it would be’.” | Anthony Jeannot on channelling millennial angst into his Stand Up Comedy Album

Tell us about Anthony Jeannot – Stand Up Comedy Album. When I was 14, my high school made me write a letter to myself. Then 10-years after I graduated they sent it to my parents’ address. Which is the cruelest trick of all-time. Talk about playing the long game, while we were making fun ofContinue reading ““It’s normal to get to adulthood and go ‘this isn’t what I thought it would be’.” | Anthony Jeannot on channelling millennial angst into his Stand Up Comedy Album”

"With this period of indefinite uncertainty, it’s an avenue for people to stay creative." | The team behind Virtually Funny talk taking comedy online

Tell us about your show, Virtually Funny. Leaf Plant: Virtually Funny is an attempt to replicate stand-up comedy open mics. We have a bunch of comics in a webinar that we stream to a social platform for audiences to watch. I have certainly welcomed the project to keep my mind occupied in the current climate,Continue reading “"With this period of indefinite uncertainty, it’s an avenue for people to stay creative." | The team behind Virtually Funny talk taking comedy online”

“Among the defeats are many victories, and each one is precious.” | Chris Tavner reflects on the political passion of his youth for Shit Socialist

Tell us about the show you’re bringing to the Glasgow Comedy Festival, Shit Socialist. It’s a personal show looking back at my life as a political activist, starting with my involvement with the Anti-Nazi League when I was at university. I look back at the various challenges I have faced, and the many failures encountered.Continue reading ““Among the defeats are many victories, and each one is precious.” | Chris Tavner reflects on the political passion of his youth for Shit Socialist”

“I just want to tell this ridiculous true life story.” | Taryam Boyd talks connecting with his Arab family after a lifetime in Scotland for 1001 Arabian Neds

Tell us about the show you’re bringing to the Glasgow Comedy Festival. The show is on March 21st. It’s at a venue called Mango on Sauchiehall Street, which means post show there will be a big night out and it’s gonna be lovely. It is called 1001 Arabian Neds and it is based on theContinue reading ““I just want to tell this ridiculous true life story.” | Taryam Boyd talks connecting with his Arab family after a lifetime in Scotland for 1001 Arabian Neds”

“It’s not just another comedy show about how shit Tinder is.” | Sinéad Walsh and Ailish McCarthy talk taking on the dating world together in WingWoman

Tell us about the show you’re bringing to the Glasgow Comedy Festival, WingWoman. Sinéad: WingWoman is quite simply a homage to the trials and tribulations every human goes through when it comes to dating, feelings, crushes and everything in between. It is told from two different perspectives; the heterosexual point of view and the queerContinue reading ““It’s not just another comedy show about how shit Tinder is.” | Sinéad Walsh and Ailish McCarthy talk taking on the dating world together in WingWoman”