“I couldn’t get enough of reading about them.” | Harriet Braine on the women of science that inspired Les Admirables

Tell us about the show you’re bringing to the Vault Festival, Les Admirables. It’s my third hour of comedy songs, but instead of being about dead men (see previous shows Total Eclipse of the Art, about famous artists, i.e. men, and Apocalibrary, about a library during an apocalypse caused by men), it’s about dead womenContinue reading ““I couldn’t get enough of reading about them.” | Harriet Braine on the women of science that inspired Les Admirables”

“People are never more honest than in their Google search bars.” | Eleanor Colville on exploring the sinister and the social in Google Me

Tell us about your show, Google Me. Google Me is the comedy show I imagine a piece of Artificial Intelligence would write about me if I gave it access to all my Google searches and online data. It’s a mix of stand up, character comedy and musical comedy all about growing up with MSN andContinue reading ““People are never more honest than in their Google search bars.” | Eleanor Colville on exploring the sinister and the social in Google Me”

“We love dark humour. Grief can have a funny side.” | Leopardess on the dark joy of hosting a funeral at Vault Festival

Tell us about the show you’re bringing to the Vault Festival. Our show is based around the death and funeral of Leopardess member Sarah. She’s actually very much alive and is writing on the show (unless tragedy strikes between now and January 29th). The service will be led by member of the clergy and buddingContinue reading ““We love dark humour. Grief can have a funny side.” | Leopardess on the dark joy of hosting a funeral at Vault Festival”

“Comedy is often the best way to make people sit up and listen.” | Ladylikes talk social pressure and sketch comedy in bringing Top Secret House Party! to Vault Festival

Tell us about the show you’re bringing to the Vault Festival. We are bringing our debut sketch show, Top Secret House Party! to the Studio theatre at VAULT Festival 2020. It’s a hilarious (and sometimes terrifying) look at modern-day party culture. Over the course of one hour, we take our audience on a journey throughContinue reading ““Comedy is often the best way to make people sit up and listen.” | Ladylikes talk social pressure and sketch comedy in bringing Top Secret House Party! to Vault Festival”

“Think Bright Eyes but sadder and less self aware.” | Matt Hutson on plunging the emotional depths for Softboy at Vault Festival

Tell us about the show you’re bringing to the Vault Festival, Softboy. It’s basically a show that makes fun of fragile masculinity. I ‘play’ a struggling singer songwriter that is very obviously desperate for approval. I put ‘play’ in quotations because sometimes it feels like a character and sometimes it’s definitely just me singing aboutContinue reading ““Think Bright Eyes but sadder and less self aware.” | Matt Hutson on plunging the emotional depths for Softboy at Vault Festival”

“Every time I buy jelly beans I think I’m expressing the essence of who I am” | Joz Norris on distilling identity in You Build The Thing You Think You Are at Vault Festival

Tell us about the show you’re bringing to the Vault Festival, You Build The Thing You Think You Are. My last show was a sort of conceptual absurdist thing where I performed the entire show in disguise and didn’t actually really appear until the very end. It sort of deliberately kept the truth at arm’sContinue reading ““Every time I buy jelly beans I think I’m expressing the essence of who I am” | Joz Norris on distilling identity in You Build The Thing You Think You Are at Vault Festival”

“Legs can take you where you mind is too afraid to go.” | Julia Masli and the Duncan Brothers on celebrating all things Legs at Vault Festival

Tell us about the show you’re bringing to the Vault Festival, Legs. Rob: Our show is called Legs. It’s a show about legs. Andy: It’s really a show for legs by legs. Julia: Legs. We built the show in Edinburgh fringe 2019 where our legs were lucky enough to win the Malcolm Hardee Award for ComicContinue reading ““Legs can take you where you mind is too afraid to go.” | Julia Masli and the Duncan Brothers on celebrating all things Legs at Vault Festival”

“What’s inside the closet is way scarier than what’s outside.” | Dian Cathal talks queer comedy in the UK, US and Trans*Atlantic at Vault Festival

CW: Reference to transphobia, homophobia, racism, murder. Tell us about the show you’re bringing to the Vault Festival, Trans*Atlantic. It’s a one hour comedy show about being a transgender American living in the UK, because I get equally abused for both, so I thought that would be funny for an hour. I started a yearContinue reading ““What’s inside the closet is way scarier than what’s outside.” | Dian Cathal talks queer comedy in the UK, US and Trans*Atlantic at Vault Festival”