INTERVIEW WITH THOM MILSON →
Comedy site Comedy Blogedy interviews HOWL comedian and organiser Thom Milson. Click on the big ‘INTERVIEW WITH THOM MILSON’ to read it.
IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU: GOING FORWARD WITH HOWL
By Thom Milson. As some of you folks will have heard by now, Facebook is being a major dick, and is currently testing a system of paid sponsored posts. Under this system there will still be free posts, but by using a free post you will only reach about 8% the people who “like” and care about the thing you do. Paying will let you reach 100%. I don’t know if they’ll start...
DOWN TO THE BASEMENT
This is a guest post by Kev Eadie, a good friend of HOWL who will be undertaking a project related to the typical setting of live stand-up: basements. Here’s an introduction to his project. What is it about basements that seem to lend themselves to stand-up comedy so well? For the duration of August, I’ll be doing a blog* in which I’ll document some of my experiences of basement stand-up...
‘Comedic Irony’ and the Alternative: Part 2 of 2
By Callum Scott So, I argued that Jimmy Carr and Michael MacIntyre are alternative comedians. If you’ve got to part two I respect you, I really do. I’m not actually arguing that these acts are paragons of alternative comedy; nor am I arguing that alternative comedy is dead or irrelevant. In fact, I think that a new definition of alternative comedy is required. In the same way that alternative...
‘Comedic Irony’ and The Alternative: Part 1 of 2
By Callum Scott Having recently finished my degree at Leeds University, I wrote my dissertation about the use of irony in stand-up comedy and I thought I’d write an article or two basically summing it up in case anyone on here was interested. When people talk about the ‘irony’ used by comedians, the most common type of comedic irony is double-voicing, in which the comedian essentially creates two...