Welcome to StraightUp Productions, or Will Dalrymple, Mark Bittlestone and Will Penswick, as we're known to our friends and electricity providers. We run comedy nights, spankingly good comedy nights, in areas of London that are in desperate need of guaranteed laughs and in venues so lovely you'd happily introduce them to your parents. We're also comedians ourselves, if this electrically funny prose hadn't already given that away.
Will Dalrymple specialises in filth, gay filth. There's nothing he doesn't find funny about two men having sex. Especially the poo.
Mark Bittlestone, when not collaborating with Haydn Jenkins on acclaimed sketch shows, is also gay and is frequently to be found standing up and cracking wise about his own internalised homophobia. On many an occasion he and Dalrymple perform together as gay comedy double act 'Gaylords' (previously 'Pity Laughs'), the gayest thing since sliced Elton John.
From the mind of Will Penswick comes a fearsome duet of comic creations: eye-scratchingly bad poet, eye-catchingly dressed Scandi detective. If his previous performances are anything to go by, you're in safe hands with Penswick (though you're not safe if you're sat on the front row).
We want to 'make it' as comedians, of course we do - telly, the 02, the lot - but we also want comedy to be worth making it in. Aiming high doesn't always work out - our post-rave archery is testament to that - but here, we hope, it will.