Punning Comedians

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Interview: Leo Kearse – Pun Man’s Pun Party

22 Jul 2015

‘We're the Morris dancers of the comedy community’

The current UK Pun Champion Leo Kearse gets into superhero guise as he reveals that sex and puns don’t always make perfect bedfellows When did you realise that the punning style of comedy was the route you would take? Did storytelling not…

Interview: Bec Hill – Caught on Tape

21 Jul 2015

‘We all took great pleasure in watching Norman Lovett squirm’

Pun Run head honcho Bec Hill tells us which drink she reaches for if she goes two days without creating a usable pun When did you realise that the punning style of comedy was a route you would take? I only ever used to pun from my Twitter account.

Interview: Jem Brookes – Punisment

20 Jul 2015

‘Two treacle sponges were arrested for shoplifting. They have since been detained in custardy.’

Long-term joke-man Jem Brookes shows he milks every situation for potential puns and delivers the cream of his food-based material.

Interview: Darren Walsh – Punderbolt

18 Jul 2015

‘I did a whole gig in braille once, but the audience wasn't feeling it’

The 2014 UK Pun Champion Darren Walsh gives us a warm taste of his particular brand of ‘dad jokes’. When did you realise that the punning style of comedy was the route you would take? Did storytelling not appeal? Storytelling is too novel for me.

Interview: Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft

17 Jul 2015

‘I prefer short things’

Colourfully-garbed pun merchant Milton Jones takes time out to tell us what’s always on the lookout. When did you realise that the punning style of comedy was the route you would take? Did storytelling not appeal? I like to think I do more than just…

Interview: Richard Pulsford – Unexpected Items in the Badinage Areas

16 Jul 2015

‘By the end I wanted my brain to stop!’

Pun guy Richard Pulsford tells us about the most inappropriate scenario where he came up with a joke and why punning shouldn’t be viewed as a bloke thing When did you realise that the punning style of comedy was the route you would take? Did…

Interview: Stewart Francis – Pun Gent

15 Jul 2015

‘The yacht was called "Anchor Management". BOOM: that's what I'm talking aboat'

We caught up with Canada-born, Scotland-based pun legend Stewart Francis, who chatted to us about his style of comedy and his rather punny method. When did you realise that the punning style of comedy was the route you would take? Did storytelling…