The Spotlight on… Jay Foreman

Name: Jay Foreman Where do you live: Kensal Rise. But by the time you’re reading this I’ve probably moved back in with my parents in Stanmore to hibernate from the recession. How long have you been gigging for?: Nearly four years now. What do you do?: A smooth rich blend of acoustic guitar music and sit-down comedy

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The Edinburgh festival looms over the comedy scene like a big loomy thing. It means lots of comedians have new shows to preview before August – where are they gonna do that? Errr, how about London, and how about for cheap cheap cheap?! Edinburgh: big and loomy For many comedians, the Edinburgh Festival is a(…)

The Spotlight on… Ray Peacock

Name: Ray Peacock. Where do you live?:Hertfordshire in a posh bit which gnaws at my socialist conscience but allows me to worry less about my car. How long have you been gigging for?: Five years in a sketch group called Big And Daft, eight years as a stand up. What do you do?: When I compere I do(…)

The Spotlight on… Sara Pascoe

  Name: Sara Pascoe Where do you live?: High Barnet for now. Later I will live on in the myths of future cultures. How long have you been gigging for?: 18 months. What do you do?: Jokes and that, mostly about how brilliant I am.

The Spotlight on… Mike Belgrave

Name: Mike Belgrave Where do you live: Peckham Rye How long have you been gigging for?: Seven years. God has it really been that long? What do you do?: Have fun and hope it rubs off in the audience. The more fun I have the more fun they have the more fun they have the more fun I have.(…)

The Spotlight on… Joel Dommett

Name?: Joel Dommett Where do you live?: Elephant and Castle. Well, actually I’m equidistant between Borough, Elephant and London Bridge, but I say Elephant and Castle because it gives me the edge in middle-class conversations. What do you do?: I play solitaire with actual cards and listen to mini discs