55: Suchandrika Chakrabarti and Nerine Skinner (Creating Topical Comedy)

Danielle Krage interviews Suchandrika Chakrabarti and Nerine Skinner.

Suchandrika is a stand-up, who runs the monthly night Good News / Bad News in north London and writes for BBC One’s Have I Got News For You. She is taking her second solo show Doomscrolling to Edinburgh Fringe this summer.

Nerine is an actress, comedian, improviser and deviser whose parodies of Liz Truss have gone viral. She was a finalist in the Funny Women Awards for Content Creator and reached the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent with comedy cabaret trio, The Dots. She’s currently creating her debut show for the Edinburgh Festival.

Chapters

00:00 Introduction and Background

03:07 The Joint Project: Liz Truss’ The Traitors

06:20 Balancing Structure and Improvisation

09:21 Finding Inspiration in the News

13:42 Character Comedy: Tips and Experiences

19:59 The Joy of Character Comedy

21:01 Collaboration and Selecting Guests for a Comedy Show

24:38 Navigating Boundaries in Topical Comedy

33:22 Preparing for the Edinburgh Festival

36:27 Creating a Supportive and Inclusive Comedy Environment

You can find Suchandrika and Nerine here:

Their joint show – Liz Truss’ The Traitors

https://www.acesandeightssaloonbar.com/events/liz-trusss-the-traitors/

Suchandrika:

https://twitter.com/SuchandrikaC

https://www.instagram.com/suchandrika

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/suchandrika-chakrabarti-doomscrolling

Nerine:

https://twitter.com/nerineskinner

https://www.instagram.com/nerineskinner

https://www.youtube.com/@nerineskinner

You can find the Lynne Parker Funny Women episode here:

https://youtu.be/q4vB86BGCZY