EP91 – Helen Stead – Founder of NCF Comedy – The differences in comedy audiences between places in the midlands.
Total run time: 1 hour 22 mins 03 secs.
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About Helen Stead…
Helen Stead (@ helenls) is the director of NCF Comedy (@ NCFComedy) which started back in 2009 at the Nottingham Comedy Festival. Since then NCF has grown and had 8 successful comedy festivals and runs shows in Nottingham, Birmingham, Leicester and throughout the midlands all year long.
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2nd largest arts festival in the world… is it fair to compare it to Edinburgh? Like the Edinburgh of Australia? [0 mins 0 secs]
I was told it was started to be an alternative to the Adelaide Festival so a “Fringe” if you will. Do you still see yourself as the “alternative” ? [1 mins 20 secs]
Is it open access? [20 mins]
Do you have a free fringe? [2mins]
What’s the relationship like with the other festivals? [19mins]
How long do performers do at the Fringe? [14 mins]
What opportunities do you have for up-and-coming comedians? [20 mins]
Are there any funds / bursaries that support artists coming over? [27 mins]
I’ve heard about the Artists Fund… what is that? [27 mins]
Why is it in Feb? How does it fit into the ecosystem of other festivals in Australia?
How does it fit into the ecosystem of festivals globally?
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What issues are there in terms of working VISAs? [20 mins]
What are the common mistakes people over look when coming over to Australiia for a month?
Do you scout for shows? [22 mins 40 secs]
Why are you in Edinburgh? [22mins 40 secs]
Would you recommend people do a full month like Edinburgh or do people do shorter runs? [14 mins]
How many people come to watch comedy shows vs any other genre? [29 mins]
Audience advice. [34 mins 30 secs]
What trends do they get from ticket sales? [40 mins]
Who do you think is the most underrated person in your industry? [50 mins]
What do you think is the biggest problem in the comedy industry and how would you go about solving it? [53 mins]