The Spotlight

The Spotlight on … Aisling Bea

That Aisling Bea, (pronounced “Ashling”), she’s a charismatic Irish stand-up with ‘huge balls and a tiny mind’, who bagged this year’s So You Think You’re Funny competition up in Edinburgh. Scroll-y … Where in London do you live? I live in Angel in Islington, which I hand picked because of the Angel’s close association with(…)

The Spotlight on … Wilfredo

Occupying that sought-after middle-ground between Brian Gittins and Tony Ferrino, ladies and gentlemen (mainly the ladies): Wilfredo. Read the below imagining a guttural Andalucian accent Where in London do you live? None of your fucking business.(Looks disgusted.) Where in London do I live? Next question. How long have you been performing for? Since I gushed out(…)

The Spotlight on … Jessie Cave

That Jessie Cave, she may be best known for playing Lavender Brown in Harry Potter, but now she can be found “gigging” (sometimes) on the live comedy circuit Where in London do you live? Grew up west, moved north, now moving east, aiming to move south next year. How long have you been gigging for?(…)

The Spotlight on … Adam Hess

He’s like a cross between Adam Bloom and Ian Curtis, he’s a frenetic gagsmith, and he’s and Rubik’s Cube showboater – it’s Adam Hess Where in London do you live? Croydon. How long have you been gigging for? I did a very small handful of gigs while at uni, but only really started properly in(…)

The Spotlight on … Hatty Ashdown

She’s an ex-dancer, she’s the co-host of LiF favourite Star Search, and she’s the purveyor of ‘warm, unpretentious funnies’ – it’s Hatty Ashdown! Where in London do you live? Brockley, saaaaff London. How long have you been gigging for? I’ve been around on and off for three-ish years but only really started doing it properly(…)

The Spotlight on … Bobby Mair

Young Canadian buck Bobby Mair speaks about winning the Laughing Horse New Act award, being punched onstage and his famous relative… Where in London do you live? I live in Steatham Hill. How long have you been gigging for? I’ve been gigging for 7 years. What do we need to know about you? I once(…)