The Spotlight

The Spotlight on … Bob and Jim

Say hello to pleasingly old-school duo Bob and Jim, the Timothy Spall and Sarah Jessica-Parker of musical/cabaret comedy Where in London do you live? Jim: I live near the Crystal Palace triangle with its fine selection of restaurants and antique furniture shops. Bob: I live in West Wickham which isn’t really in London. Jim: But if you mean,(…)

The Spotlight on … Rachel Parris

She’s a musical comedian, she’s twice been a finalist in ‘new comedian’ competitions, and her parents think her act is ‘a bit rude’ – it’s’ Rachel Parris Where in London do you live? Stockwell in South Lambeth. Lambeth’s awesome – it’s no palace (though it’s got one, cracking palace …) but there’s lots of interesting(…)

The Spotlight on … Romesh Ranganathan

He used to do freestyle rap battles, now he’s Seann Walsh’s tour support – it’s only bloomin’ Romesh Ranganathan! Where in London do you live? I live in south south south south south south south south London. Crawley actually. It’s like a rubbish London tribute act. How long have you been gigging for? About two(…)

The Spotlight on … Sarah Kendall

She was a Perrier-nominated stand-up back in 2004, she’s resident host of Soho Theatre’s Saturday night shows and she has some vital foot-based news for us – damn right, it’s Sarah Kendall Where in London do you live?: Are you a burglar? That would be a clever way to do it. Email my agent and(…)

The Spotlight on … Totally Tom

Say hello to sketch/character duo Totally Tom, Edinburgh Newcomer Award nominees this year and friends to the stars (kind of). And that’s where you can see them performing in London Where in London do you live? Brixton, hence the accents. How long have you been gigging for? We’ve always been gigging. (Since June 2010).

The Spotlight on … Dana Alexander

She came for the Edinburgh Fringe, and she’s stayed for the London circuit – it’s no-nonsense Canadian stand-up Dana Alexander Where in London do you live?: I am in Stoke Newington. How long have you been gigging for?: Eleven years.