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Interview: Stewart Lee

As an old scholar of Solihull School I was interested to find out that both you and Richard Hammond are alumni. Is the ‘hatred’ that you express towards him in your Top Gear skit based on any schoolyard feuds? I never knew R Hammond at school, as I explain in the piece. I thought about […]

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Interview: John Robins

John Robins is the latest comedian to burst out of Bristol’s hotbed of talent. He has made his name as one of the most quick-witted, engaging comics on the circuit, and has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News and was a regular guest on BBC6 Music’s shows with Russell Howard and Jon Richardson. Following a critically-acclaimed Edinburgh […]

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Preview: The Cube’s Comedy Combo End of year Showcase

The Comedy Combo is a regular event at the Cube Cinema combining 90 minutes of stand-up with a classic comedy film. ln 2013 the Comedy Combo has played host to over 70 comedians with classic films from Billy Wilder, Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Pete ‘n’ Dud, Peter Sellers and […]

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University Alumni Lighting Up the Comedy World

Hugh Stanley explains how former students of Bristol University and members of the University’s sketch troupe, the Bristol Revunions, are forming an essential part of the alternative wave of comedy happening right now.   If one thinks of the term “alternative comedy” it probably transports you back to the 1980s and to figures such as […]

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Review: Ed Byrne @ Colston Hall

In a recent interview with Inter:Mission Ed Byrne confessed that he’s a “miserable old git”, and that much of his current tour is devoted to all the things in life that annoy him. ‘Roaring Forties’ contains aspects of these qualms but focuses in greater detail on the trials of growing older. The result is a […]

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Review: Revunions Presents ‘Presents’ @ The Little Black Box Theatre

Ever heard the one about Colonel Gaddafi, the psychiatrist and the lobster? This seemingly bizarre sketch, (which did indeed turn out be quite bizarre) was a running gag throughout Revunions’ latest show Presents, and was an excellent end to their uproariously funny new show. Following a strong opening with a very well-choreographed dance to Starship’s […]

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Preview: Bristol Revunions – ‘Presents’

Britain has been swept up in a wave of gluttony and consumerist vice and the people are gasping for air. Sketch comedy is the last bastion of hope. Join our intrepid comedian-revolutionaries as they lead the comedy-revolution of tomorrow…today (or more specifically the 4th, 5th and 6th of December). Praise for the Bristol Revunions: **** […]

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Interview (& Competition!): Andy Parsons

EXCLUSIVE COMPETITION: To win a copy of Andy Parsons’ brand new DVD, ‘Slacktivist’, simply like the Inter:Mission Facebook page and email comedy@intermissionbristol.co.uk with ANDY PARSONS in the subject line. Two winners will be chosen at random and notified by email if they are successful. Competition closes on Monday 9th December. Good luck! Is there a finer sight […]

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Review: Greg Davies @ Colston Hall

The star of the BAFTA award-winning The Inbetweeners, BBC Three’s Cuckoo and Channel 4’s Man Down, Greg Davies brought his critically-acclaimed stand-up tour to a packed Colston Hall last night. ‘The Back of My Mum’s Head’ is a riotously entertaining set, consistently funny from start to finish. A former teacher, whose acting roles on telly have reflected in hilarious […]

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Preview: BBC Radio 4′s ‘The 3rd Degree’

Three University of Bristol students will go head-to-head with their lecturers on a BBC Radio 4 quiz show next week. An episode of the lively 3rd Degree programme will be recorded in the Wills Memorial Building on Wednesday, 27 November. Staff, students and the public are welcome to attend. Hosted by comedian Steve Punt, best […]

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