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The David Mills Three Minute Interview

The David Mills Three Minute Interview

In 2011 David Mills won the Hackney Empire New Act competition, one of the most coveted awards in stand-up comedy. His show “The Gospel Truth” was a highlight of last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, and he is now taking it to the Udderbelly on London’s Southbank. Continue Reading

London\'s first Museum of Comedy

London's first Museum of Comedy

There's something funny going on under St George's Church in Bloomsbury. The creation of London's first Museum of Comedy, housing classic props and prints from decades of comic tomfoolery of stage and screen. Continue Reading

The Richard Herring Extended Interview

The Richard Herring Extended Interview

Richard Herring is one of the most prolific comedians in the UK. He’s an author of several successful books, a regular columnist for The Metro newspaper, a prolific and award winning pod-caster, a radio DJ and touring stand-up comic. In Martin Walker’s first full length interview for Broadway Baby, Richard discusses death, life and DVDs. Continue Reading

The Rhys James Three Minute Interview

The Rhys James Three Minute Interview

Rhys James is one of those early twenties ‘haircut comedians’ whom older comics winge about. How can anyone under forty be trusted to tell jokes? It is true that Rhys has a nice hair, but funny and intelligent story telling doesn’t start when it turns grey. Continue Reading

The Jo Caulfield Three Minute Interview

The Jo Caulfield Three Minute Interview

Jo Caulfield has a great CV. There isn’t room to repeat it all here, but she’s appeared in just about every telly comedy show you can name, as well as in most countries that you can think of. She’s had several of her own radio shows - and was head writer for Graham Norton. And her one women stand up shows have garnered praise from critics and audiences alike. Martin Walker asks what she’s up to now. Turns out, it’s quite a bit – including an appearance at the Glasgow Comedy Festival. Continue Reading

The Kate Smurthwaite Three Minute Interview

The Kate Smurthwaite Three Minute Interview

To regular consumers of comedy on the UK circuit, Kate Smurthwaite is known for her series of topical, satirical stand up shows, ‘The News at Kate’. But that’s just part of the story. Martin Walker interrupted her busy tour of TV, radio and comedy venues to talk about what she’s been up to. Continue Reading

The Robin Ince Three Minute Interview

The Robin Ince Three Minute Interview

Stand-Up comic Robin Ince isn’t a name dropper. So Martin Walker will do some for him. In a 25 year long career he’s worked with the likes of Chris Addison, Richard Dawkins, Ricky Gervais, Stewart Lee, Josie Long, Natalie Haynes, and (gulp) Brian Cox. He’s currently touring his show, ‘Robin Ince: In and Out of His mind’. Continue Reading

The Darius Davies Three Minute Interview

The Darius Davies Three Minute Interview

Darius Davies had a good Edinburgh in 2013. Despite the limitations of performing in a tiny pub room near the woman’s toilets, he raised the roof, attracting audience and critical acclaim. He’s one of very few newer comedians not afraid to take a risk, and succeed, as part of Edinburgh’s Free Fringe. Continue Reading

The Zoe Lyons Three Minute Interview

The Zoe Lyons Three Minute Interview

Over 10 years Zoe Lyons has cemented her place as one of the UKs great comics. Martin Walker wonders how her act has changed over the years, what she thinks about the axing of BBC3 and how she came up with the title of her latest show, “Mustard Cutter”. Continue Reading

The Rosie Wilby Three Minute Interview

The Rosie Wilby Three Minute Interview

Multitalented Rosie Wilby is a chart singer/song writer, turned stand-up comedian, turned DJ. Finding some small amount of fame as part of her group ‘Wilby’ was never enough for her, so she started trying to make people laugh. It worked. Continue Reading

Eight Alternative Scots

Eight Alternative Scots

In the run up to the Glasgow Comedy Festival, which starts this weekend, Martin Walker picks eight comedians that he thinks deserve more television exposure. Continue Reading

Brighton Rocks! The 2014 Fringe Programme is Launched.

Brighton Rocks! The 2014 Fringe Programme is Launched.

England's largest mixed-arts festival, the Brighton Fringe, has launched its online programme. Running from 3 May to 1 June, there are 720 events confirmed so far at 186 different venues and spaces. The beauty of the open access arts festival is that you never quite know what you are going to get. The wide-ranging programme is put on by over 3,000 people, artists, artistic groups and community organisations who want to show their talents to audiences - to get a reaction, to connect, to share and to celebrate. Broadway Baby will be in attendance to bring you the best of it - and if you want to join our reviewing team, take a look at our recruitment page. Continue Reading

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