As much as we all love big-name stars and acts honed to perfection by years of experience, it can be easy to forget that every act has to start somewhere. The household names playing the sell-out tours of the future are out there somewhere right now, playing unpaid gigs in student boozers and comedy club open-mic nights, and as comedy fans we have a duty to lend them as much support as we can.

I spoke to Pete Otway, this year’s winner (and, having seen him on several occasions, deservedly so) of the Frog and Bucket’s new talent competition; the Beat the Frog World Series about his techniques, ambitions and his career so far; Continue reading