Issue three explores personal perspectives on how the industry effects the performer, be it Eleanor Morton’s exploration of the way a female comedian is expected to look compared to her male colleagues, or how intense anxiety can drive away a stand-up only to reel them back in again, as experienced by Joz Norris.
Ruby Martin and John-Luke Roberts discuss how on-stage nudity has changed in light of recent events, the problem with awards, and Col Howarth chats with Tony Law about the hard-fought journey towards rediscovering his pure funny.
The magazine is flush with its trademark illustrations by editor and illustrator Lise Richardson, comics including the online sensation Sharks! By Sophie Hodge and Christian Talbot, and games from Jenny Grene, of the comedy illustration duo behind The Elis James and John Robins Colouring Experience.
The Independent Comedy Appreciation Society is a quarterly curated magazine for the enthusiast that seeks out the most intriguing, the most niche, and the most absurd live comedy. It is for the thoughtful comedians and writers, storytellers and artists. It delves deep into the craft and mind of performers, platforms powerful and hilarious ideas, and lends a chance to play with what comedy can be on paper. It’s an earnest show of love for fringe comedy, from both sides of the stage.
It's 36 pages in total, printed on recycled paper and comes with a free sparkly badge.
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