“It gets quite personal. You don’t hear enough from ethnic women. It’s important to own that narrative.” | Sadia Azmat talks identity at the Women in Comedy Festival

Tell us about your show. I’m coming up to the Women in Comedy Festival in Manchester with a comedian called Nobumi Kobayshi. We’re doing a split bill called Lost in Translation. I think both of our shows are a little bit subversive so you look at us and we don’t necessarily meet what the expectationsContinue reading ““It gets quite personal. You don’t hear enough from ethnic women. It’s important to own that narrative.” | Sadia Azmat talks identity at the Women in Comedy Festival”

“Oh it is bleak! But that doesn’t mean it can’t be funny.” | Jojo Sutherland on finding the joy in dark places in Riches to Rags

Tell us about your show, Riches to Rags. It’s a romp through the things that have shaped me thus far with a reveal in the show that has shaped me for the future. Humour and context lies at the very core of everything I stand for. This is your first solo show in five years.Continue reading ““Oh it is bleak! But that doesn’t mean it can’t be funny.” | Jojo Sutherland on finding the joy in dark places in Riches to Rags”

“Women In Comedy is a beautiful festival I’ve been itching to return to.” | Maddie Campion on her debut hour, Catch

Image by Karla Gowlett Tell us about your show, Catch. This is a storytelling stand-up show which details where my life is right now and reflecting how I got here! It’s filled with gossip and ridiculous anecdotes but it’s fun and feel-good (I hope…). Will your fantastic cartoons feature much in this show? Oh IContinue reading ““Women In Comedy is a beautiful festival I’ve been itching to return to.” | Maddie Campion on her debut hour, Catch”

“Kayfabe is the act of blending characters and reality – which is sometimes how it feels to be a woman” | Janina Smith and Joey Timmins talk Fake Heat and feminism

Tell us about your show, I’m OKayfabe. I’m OKayfabe is a feminist wrestling comedy that pits female stereotypes against one another in a bid to find the ‘ultimate woman’.  Where did the idea for a wrestling comedy double act come from in the first place? We were performing in a show together a few yearsContinue reading ““Kayfabe is the act of blending characters and reality – which is sometimes how it feels to be a woman” | Janina Smith and Joey Timmins talk Fake Heat and feminism”

“It’s always a bit weird when my dad comes to see it.” | Ros Ballinger talks sex parties and social minefields in Better Than Dying Alone

What inspired your show, Better Than Dying Alone? The show was essentially inspired by the state of my sex and love life over the last few years; specifically how I don’t fit a particular mainstream  definition as a long time single woman who’s sexually active vs. friends who are either ‘single’ or ‘married’. I’ve hadContinue reading ““It’s always a bit weird when my dad comes to see it.” | Ros Ballinger talks sex parties and social minefields in Better Than Dying Alone”

“We have a lot to offer audiences in terms of sheer chaos.” | No Money In The Bank on bringing their pop-punk talk show to the fringe

Tell us about your show, Nobody Likes You When You’re 33. Thom Bee: Nobody Likes You When You’re 33 is the UK’s only late-night pop-punk talkshow, which for its pilot episode is profiling the very famous band February Heatwave, as they peddle the diaries of their sadly deceased lead singer. And the talkshow is justContinue reading ““We have a lot to offer audiences in terms of sheer chaos.” | No Money In The Bank on bringing their pop-punk talk show to the fringe”