Friday 8th September 2017
A new comedy festival is launching in London this September. Objectively Funny Festival is marketing itself as "all of the fun of the Fringe for a fraction of the price". Entry starts at just £1.
For years, sexual predators have infested the live comedy scene. But female comedians are demanding action. Is this British stand-up's #MeToo moment?Rachael Healy, The Guardian, 5th August 2020
Martin Willis talks about his entry into comedy, his work at Objectively Funny, their partnership with Campaign Against Living Miserably, and provides great advice to anyone looking to mirror his career path.Tom Inniss, Voice Magazine, 31st July 2019
For an industry blighted by depression and suicide, the 'mild antidepressant' effect of comedy sounds like just the thing that might attract us. And what else is blighted by depression and suicide? Why, masculinity, of course.Martin Willis, The Independent, 22nd February 2018
If not the backbone of comedy, double acts are at least a major limb... yet they are somewhat out of fashion, despite the enduring appeal of Ant & Dec. Well, hot on the heels of Inside No. 9's poignant celebration of the comic duo comes a new monthly night dedicated to partnerships.Steve Bennett, Chortle, 19th January 2018
How comedians are responding, not always effectively, to the political madness of 2017.Martin Willis, The Independent, 27th November 2017