The Spotlight

The Spotlight on … Josh Howie

Bit of an LiF favourite is Josh Howie – and that’s with his top on!! He goes, under the spotlight … Joshua. Please introduce yourself to the London is Funny readers. Jesus, you’re ramping up the pressure already. Can’t we just stare at each other for a bit and try and suss each other out?(…)

The Spotlight on … Felicity Ward

Well, here’s a good thing – charismatic Melbourne stand-up Felicity Ward has upped sticks and moved to London to make you lot laugh for a living! Kicking off with a run of her brilliant show The Hedgehog Dilemma at the Soho Theatre (June 20-22). Here’s everything you need to know about Felicity … Hello Felicity.(…)

The Spotlight on … Jim Campbell

That Jim Campbell, he’s a stand-up, regular on the Football Ramble podcast, and has a real-life sidekick which is a dog that looks like Tony Law. Read on … How long have you been gigging for? About four years, regularly. My first gig was in 2006 but I did about one every six months for(…)

The Spotlight on … Mae Martin

Say hello to Mae Martin – a stand-up and musical comic from Canada of a sweet and self-deprecating disposition. Here, she introduces herself … How long have you been gigging for? It’s embarrassing to say. 13 years. But I started gigging at age 13 so the first seven years at least don’t count, right? They(…)

The Spotlight on … Dane Baptiste

Introducing another comedian making waves on the circuit, Dane Baptiste, who tells LiF about his ‘Chris Rock-Genghis Khan approach to comedy’ Where in London do you live? Hither Green, a leafy-ish (sprinkled with canine faeces) suburb that borders Lewisham central, Catford, Eltham and Blackheath. The mix of culture, class and race, and being raised as(…)

The Spotlight on … Joseph Morpurgo

Introducing Joseph Morpurgo – another of those bright young sparks on the circuit, an improv and character comedy specialist, star of Austentatious and risotto botcher Where in London do you live? Stockwell. How long have you been gigging for? I’ve been doing improv for knocking on six years, and started experimenting on and off with(…)