Interviews

We try not to take political sides at Beyond The Joke, so here is a plug for Leo Kearse's show, I Can Make You A Tory. Kearse won the UK Pun Championships at the Leicester Comedy Festival in 2015 so... more
In boxing, the only thing more powerful than sibling rivalry is brotherly love. Stand-up Kai Humphries and his brother Gav grew up on a council estate in Blyth and in Humphries' new show Punch-Drunk... more
Loyiso Gola is big in South Africa and getting bigger in the UK, where you may have seen him recently on Mock The Week. He has been Emmy-nominated twice and won the Comics' Choice Award. Returning to... more
Maddy Anholt has a mixed Dutch, Irish and Persian heritage. Some say this is why she wears clogs whilst dancing with a leprechaun and smoking a hubbly-bubbly. Or that's what her biog says anyway... more
I did wonder if Mark Nelson’s three year old daughter Isla should answer these Rarely Asked Questions. This year she upstaged her father by starring in a series of videos that went viral. "The... more
There is a thesis waiting to be written about the crossover between stand-up and rap. Among others there is Doc Brown, Abandoman to name two and then there is Baba Brinkman. The Canadian rapper... more
Stuart Laws is a comedy multi-tasker par excellence. As the man behind Turtle Canyon Comedy he has been responsible for countless short films featuring top comedy talent including the one and... more
Comedian and illustrator Olaf Falafel has had a good year. He landed a book deal in record time following a Tweet and having been working hard on his next publication (see below) he is now... more
Yesterday as part of our Edinburgh Previews series we ran a very honest interview with Katy Brand (see her answer to question nine). Just to underline that not all comedians are the same here is... more
Katy Brand is one of those annoyingly talented people who excels at various different styles of comedy. She has done sketches, characters and in recent years has become more of a storyteller,... more

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