Meet The Durham Revue, the best of Durham’s comedy student theatre

They’re performing with the Cambridge footlights tonight

Durham Revue Gala Theatre

The Tab got down and dirty with the comedy troupe before they line up with the Oxford Revue and Cambridge footlights at “Comedy Fest” tonight.

Charlie Frederick Billingham, Grey, 1st Year, Languages

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1) Who or what is your comic inspiration?

Stuart Lee and Richard Herring. "He's funny".

2) Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

Probably still here

Lydia Cook, John's, 1st Year, Japanese Studies

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1) Who or what is your comic inspiration?

The character Basil Fawlty

2) Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

Japan, teaching English Studies

Lily Edwards, Collingwood, 3rd Year, English & Philosophy

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1) Who or what is your comic inspiration?

Dawn French. "I love her, I absolutely love her."

2) Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

"Hopefully not on the street, just in, like, a house."

Luke Maskell, Collingwood, 3rd Year, English

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1) Who or what is your comic inspiration?

Lee Evans' characters and John Cleese's wit… and Stephen Toast

2) Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

Scratching at the surface of the entertainment industry, desperately.

Tristan Robinson, Castle, 3rd Year, Anthropology

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1) Who or what is your comic inspiration?

The Mighty Boosh

2) Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

Rereading this article remembering happier times

Hamish Lloyd-Barnes, Grey, 2nd Year

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1) Who or what is your comic inspiration?

Charlie Billingham

2) Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

"Probably living with my mother"

Tom Poon (Technical Manager), Castle, 3rd Year, Engineering

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1) Who or what is your comic inspiration?

N/A

2) Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

Media Production

Sam Fenn (Writer), Trevs, 4th year, Maths

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1) Who or what is your comic inspiration?

Lee Mack

2) Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

Still requesting Crazy In Love by Beyonce ft. Jay Z

Rosie Minnit, 3rd Year, Van Mildert

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1) Who or what is your comic inspiration?

Charlie Billingham

2) Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

Ship Wrecked.

And now, a few word's from "El Presidente", Luke Maskell:

What’s your sketchiest experience of a Durham night-out?

If by ‘Sketchiest’ you mean ‘Painty-est’ and ‘Durham’ you mean ‘Uckfield’, I recently saw some seminal graffiti artwork of a penis on the side of a Brighton&Hove bus to Lewes.

You have to write a sketch set in Durham. Which location do you choose?

Bishop’s Mill ‘Spoons, Friday 14:00+, when the students hide behind a ‘Netflix and Hate Yourself’ session, and the REAL Durhamites are let loose. You’ll need I.D. to get in, but only if it promises you’re between the ages of 17 and 59 and that you don’t mind shouting nonsense at inanimate objects.

Who’s the sketchiest member of the Revue and why?

They’re all a bunch of reprobates this year. That used to be my job but everyone’s an alchy at the moment. We’ve gone to more Sunday night Fab’s this year than any other. The first one was a pop up ‘dnb’ night and the last session ended in A&E after one of the fresher’s stacked it outside the club and got either concussion, a ‘contusion’, or a ‘concutussion’, she can’t remember.

Who are your main comic inspirations?

The Chuckle Brothers, Dick ‘N’ Dom, Lee Evans, and Jim Broadbent respectively.

Do you think you draw on similar inspirations to Oxford and Cambridge or not?

Absolutely not. We are nothing like them. Even if some of us applied to Brasenose College for course Q300 (English Literature) and went to open weekends at Robinson College Cambridge for course Q300 (English Literature), the reason we’re at Collingwood is because it was our choice not to work harder at our studies and play less GTA, and when all’s said and done, “I’m actually glad I’m here” because “I don’t think I’d have done as well at Oxford”.

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