MJ Hibbett interview: “If gags are all right for Jane Austen then they’re all right for the rest of us!”

Hi Mark! I think I’ve interviewed you in some form or other for every fanzine I’ve ever done. How does that make you feel inside? Hi James! It makes me feel cherished and appreciated, especially as it’s been more than one venture – over the years I’ve got involved with lots of first issues, firstContinue reading “MJ Hibbett interview: “If gags are all right for Jane Austen then they’re all right for the rest of us!””

Gemma Arrowsmith interview: “Sketch comedy is NOT solely the domain of Oxbridge.”

Back in the summer, we interviewed Gemma about this and that. This was of course before the news about Russell T Davies. Hi Gemma! You’re the reason we exist. How does that make you feel? I am so proud of everyone in Next Level Sketch. There are loads of sketch groups, but how many sketchContinue reading “Gemma Arrowsmith interview: “Sketch comedy is NOT solely the domain of Oxbridge.””

Charlie George interview: ‘Marry someone who’s willing to take the bins out & see the glimmer in your trash’

Hi Charlie! We love your comedy. Thanks for agreeing to perform at Factually Inaccurate On a scale of 1-10, how poorly have we explained our own remit? About a 3 I reckon. I remember Maddi leaning over a tin of olives – yes I said tin of olives! – at ACMS and saying do youContinue reading “Charlie George interview: ‘Marry someone who’s willing to take the bins out & see the glimmer in your trash’”

Sharlin Jahan interview: “It’s kind of like the audience and I are in a relationship”

You’re now in possession of my mum’s mobile number, so please use this wisely. Please don’t call her at three in the morning. I’m gonna send her dick pics, is that ok? So, how did you get started in comedy? I did the Asian dream and became somebody in business, and then I was like,Continue reading “Sharlin Jahan interview: “It’s kind of like the audience and I are in a relationship””

Eleanor Morton interview: “I tell people my thoughts under a light that shines as bright as God himself”

Hi Eleanor! On a scale of 1-10 how poorly have we explained the remit of our own night? I’d say a solid 5 – I don’t know what’s happening, but it can’t be THAT different from a standard night, can it? Can it? Can you explain what you do as though you were asked byContinue reading “Eleanor Morton interview: “I tell people my thoughts under a light that shines as bright as God himself””

Factually Inaccurate #5: Sharlin Jahan, Jacob Hatton and Tom Crowley

This month’s review is going to be a slightly strange one, for two main reasons: one, we have no photos of the performances, [1], and two, I am suffering from some form of flu, which means that my recollections from the night might take the form of some crazed fever dream. This was our firstContinue reading “Factually Inaccurate #5: Sharlin Jahan, Jacob Hatton and Tom Crowley”

Tom Crowley interview: “All human beings want to be understood and appreciated”

We are super excited to be having Tom Crowley perform at our show on Monday, so here’s a sneak preview of the interview we did with him for the fanzine. Can I call it a sneak preview when I’m publishing it in its entirety here? I’m unsure, but i hope you enjoy reading nonetheless. TicketsContinue reading “Tom Crowley interview: “All human beings want to be understood and appreciated””

Factually Inaccurate #4: Elizabeth Smyth, Richard Vranch, Eleanor Morton and Joz Norris

We did it! We came back for another show! With your MC and host struggling a bit with his brain and on only 3 hours’ sleep, and the co-producer battling a migraine, this could have been a comedy disaster. Instead it was our best show yet, thanks to brilliant guests with typically fun and variedContinue reading “Factually Inaccurate #4: Elizabeth Smyth, Richard Vranch, Eleanor Morton and Joz Norris”

Factually Inaccurate #2: Yuriko Kotani, Luke Rollason, MJ Hibbett, Vix Leyton, and Kate Martin

I don’t know what the stand-up comedy equivalent of “that different second album” is, but I went through all the usual anxieties before Factually Inaccurate #2. Will anyone turn up now we’re no longer new? Is it possible to maintain the lovely warmth and inclusivity of show #1 with an entirely new audience? Should weContinue reading “Factually Inaccurate #2: Yuriko Kotani, Luke Rollason, MJ Hibbett, Vix Leyton, and Kate Martin”

Factually Inaccurate #1: Felix Trench, Charlie Vero-Martin, and more!

I am writing this a few weeks after the event, so memory has been fogged by the passage of time and also BOOZE. Apologies for any factual inaccuracies contained herein, even though our name also acts as a general disclaimer. The set-up Does anyone truly know how a projector works? I have been outsourcing programmingContinue reading “Factually Inaccurate #1: Felix Trench, Charlie Vero-Martin, and more!”