I’d like a room with a preview please

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

The Spotlight on … Gerry Howell

Howell’s about that then?! [Awful. You’re sacked – ed] Name: Gerry Where do you live?: Kennington Palace, near Waterloo, which is named after the battle between France and England which took place in Belgium. I like the way they decided to hold the battle at a neutral venue. But it took place on a Sunday and Napoleon(…)