Liam Cumbers

20-year-old Liam Cumbers was born in England and is now living in Fife. He only began his comedy career in 2010, after signing up to Kirkcaldy Comedy Festival’s workshop for young would-be comedians.

Since then, Liam has performed at venues across Scotland including The Stand and The Beehive in Edinburgh.

Last year, Liam even managed to make it to the quarter finals of the ‘Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year‘ during the Edinburgh Fringe.

We caught up with Liam to talk about Edinburgh’s comedy scene, his comedic style and achieving so much in just 2 years!

How would you describe your comedic style?

As a mix between one-liners, anecdotal stories and observational comedy.

If you had to pick one comedian that mirrors your comedic style, who would it be?

This is a hard one, I would love to say Chris Ramsey, but I really don’t know.

How would you describe Edinburgh’s comedy scene at the moment?

I think the Edinburgh comedy scence is really good there is a lot of great clubs in Edinburgh, so it’s hard to choose from. Some clubs don’t get as much crowd’s as other clubs!

What is your favourite thing about Edinburgh audiences?

My favourite thing would be that they always welcome you and listen to what you have you have to say.

What makes you laugh?

Almost everything, even little bad jokes set me off!

You made it to the quarter finals of the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2012, how was this experience for you?

To make it to the quarter finals was an amazing experience as for me it was a last minute gig. I went in for it the week before and thought I had no chance as there are some amazing comics out there. All in all, it was an amazing experience.

What is your favourite comedy venue in Edinburgh?

Would have to say The Stand Comedy Club or The Shack, some of my best gigs have been in these venues.

Have you any plans to appear at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe?

Yeah I plan to do the Free Fringe with Dan Petherbridge, Scot Laird and Stuart Thompson – 3 amazing comics I have met at gigs so I’m happy to be doing a show with them. I will also be looking to do some open spots all over the Fringe.

What’s been your favourite show you’ve performed to date and why?

I don’t really know. I would have to say one of the Red Raw’s I did at The Stand in Edinburgh and Tom Stade was on doing some new stuff, he has always been a comic I look up too and always been one of my favourites and the Red Raw is always an amazing show cause anything can happen and everyone is so lovely!

What can we expect from you in 2012?

More gig’s with some new stuff with a lot more giggles I hope, just going to make 2012 a good year!

You can find out more information about Liam by visiting the below links:

Website: http://liamcumbers.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Liam_Cumbers

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