The Spotlight on… Grainne Maguire

She was a finalist in this year’s Hackney Empire New Act of the Year comp, she’s got her own comedy night in Stoke Newington and she seems to like giving foreign accents to food – that’s right! It’s Gráinne Maguire! Name: Gráinne Maguire 
Where do you live, roughly:Russell Square. (There’s nothing rough about Russell Square, thank(…)

The Spotlight on… James Mullinger

The London is Funny Spotlight turns to James Mullinger, a globe-trotting comic who comperes at two London comedy nights and definitely does NOT look like Paul Danan. So come on then, James, what have you got to say for yourself?Outstanding eyebrows: James Mullinger Name: James Mullinger 
Where do you live: Tooting Bec 
 How long have you been(…)

Help comedy shine in 2009

Ahoy there London comedy fans, happy new year to you all from London is Funny! Well crash bang wallop what an autumn for fans of big-name comedy. London’s arenas and theatres and apollos played host to, among others, Eddie Izzard, Bill Bailey, Sarah Silverman (for a few minutes), Dylan Moran, Lee Evans, Chris Rock and(…)

Sexism in comedy – it’s as if alternative comedy never happened

Kate Smurthwaite, regular at several Soho comedy clubs and prolific blogger, argues that UK stand-up has regressed to the pre-alternative comedy days of throwaway sexism. Not only is it offensive, she says, it’s boring. Women eh? The trouble with women is… I’m not sure what the trouble with women is but I think the trouble with(…)

The Spotlight on… Eric Lampaert

You would imagine that a chap who happily covers himself in Nutella (see pic) would not be afraid of the Spotlight. And you would imagine right! Today the Spotlight turns to loon, Eric Lampaert. RRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA: Eric Lampaert

The Spotlight on… Susan Murray

Next into the Spotlight on London is Funny is feisty sharp-shooter Susan Murray, who, while residing in Brighton, is more than familiar with London’s comedy scene. And retired footballers. That’s right – it’s Susan Murray! Name? Susan Murray Where do you live? I live in Brighton where the men are fit and the women are handsome. I(…)