Pink Lobster Celebrity Interviews



Zoe Lyons


Zoe Lyons, TV and stand up comedian, has been on the circuit making people laugh all over the world, and was ranked 81 in the "Pink List" in 2009, as one of the most influential lesbian and gay person in Britain.


She has been popular on shows such as Mock The Week and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, and a winner of an armful of awards, Zoe has been in our hearts for a long time with her personal stories and great wit.


Find out what she shared with Emma Ziff about life and love.




Jen Brister & Suzi Ruffell



“After performing in front of the legendary Spike Milligan and receiving the luminous and prestigious title of having ‘a great pair of Bristols,’ Jen knew that comedy was the way forward. So with the help of two jokes and a push up bra she was on her way…

Since that heady day Jen has performed stand up in clubs all over the country (literally) as well as sketch comedy in numerous groups including the Loose Connection.”



                                         Jen Brister



“Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year nominee and Latitude New Act of the Year finalist, Suzi Ruffell, has just returned from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where her hotly anticipated debut show received rave reviews. Suzi is performing all over the country with Kevin Bridges and Josh Widdicombe on tour this year.  Away from stand up Suzi is also a talented writer with her latest script a collaboration with award winning writer Jon Brittain being nominated for a 2012 BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Award.”



                                                         Suzi Ruffell



Gerry Stergiopoulos


Gerry Stergiopoulos grew up in Greece but finished his studies at Edinburgh University where he took three degrees (BA, M.Sc, M.Phil,) in History of Art, Classical Archaeology and History. Before coming to the public’s attention on Channel 4’s Big Brother, he worked at Sotheby’s and as a curator for a well-known private Gallery. When he is not hard at work on his PhD on Bronze Age art, he is usually to be found comforting and counseling countless girlfriends and women he meets on the train home to Clapham.



 “Treat them Mean to Keep them Keen” is basically Gerry’s Guide to dating exclusively for women from the perspective of their Gay Best friend. He is currently working on a follow-up, on the same satirical style but this time on Sex and Relationships. 




Maureen Chadwick


Maureen Chadwick is an inspirational and forward thinking writer.  She was ranked number 55 on the World Pride Power List 2012 and has a career that most lesbians would only dream about!


She most famously wrote the series ‘Bad Girls’ featuring a whole array of wonderful lesbian characters.  Maureen created and wrote ‘Footballers' Wives’ and ‘Waterloo Road’.  As if this was not enough she has also written for ‘Eastenders’ and ‘Coronation Street’.


Her recent venture is with her new production company  Big Broad Productions.  The first show is ‘The Speed Twins’, a tale about lost love and last chances.  





Heads Hearts


With a heap of bighearted vocals and more than a pinch of headstrong attitude, Heads Hearts offer up electronic soul like you've never heard before. Since entering the scene in 2008, the London-based group have been impressing crowds up and down the UK with their anthemic dance tunes. 


Absolute Punk have boasted that “Heads Hearts is the kind of act you’d hear in the LA underground club scene" whilst the likes of Electric Banana have exclaimed “Heads Hearts have rejuvenated a lost era, the trios moody swells and dark dance-ability has brought electro rock into a very exciting new light", proving that some of the most respected music taste makers have backed the band.


In 2012 they performed at festivals across the country, from L-Fest to a blistering set to over 4000 people at the Crystal Palace Festival, as well as sold out gigs at famous London venues, Cargo, Barfly, Monto Water Rats and the Dublin Castle. Heads Hearts are firmly establishing themselves as one of the best live acts on the electronic dance scene, performing on line-ups alongside Rita Ora, Katy B and supporting ‘Skin’ from Skunk Anansie (dj set). Even Maxi Jazz (Faithless) is a fan. If you’re into soulful vocals, pumping beats and music that fills you with the need to dance, you know where to come.

Twitter: @headshearts





Maureen Younger





Cast & Writer/ Director, Sandro Monetti of 'Miserable Lesbians' A Parody







Miri is an East London based singer, songwriter & lyricist who has successfully tailored her unique vocals & sublime songwriting style to create a genuine, distinct, performance persona. A new soulful seer with pop songs that speak Indie.


Growing an increasing following Miri has an album and EP out on iTunes and has performed at many high profile events including The Bob Marley Official Birthday Celebration at 100 Club, L Fest, Levi's Fundraiser and The Kensington Roof Gardens for Youth At Risk.




Rachael Sage


A soulful vocalist and innovative keyboardist, singer/songwriter and producer Rachael Sage has become one of the busiest touring artists in independent music, performing 150+ dates a year with her band The Sequins throughout the US, UK, Europe and Asia. She has earned a loyal following for her infectious melodies, poetic lyrics, and often-outrageous, colorful stage banter.


Sage has shared stages with Sarah McLachlan, Colin Hay, Marshall Crenshaw, Marc Cohn, The Animals and Ani DiFranco. She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and received numerous songwriting awards including The John Lennon Songwriting Contest (Grand Prize) and several Independent Music Awards and OUTMusic Awards.


MPress Records released her 10th album, “Haunted By You” in May 2012. Featuring The Sequins as well as guest appearances by Dar Williams, Mike Visceglia (Suzanne Vega), David Immergluck (Counting Crows), Doug Yowell (Duncan Sheik) and more, it was self-produced by Sage and mixed by Kevin Killen (U2, Elvis Costello).





Cindy Edwards


Cindy Edwards is the Founder and Creator of L Fest.  


L Fest is the Lesbian Music, Arts & Comedy Festival. Starting in 2011, the festival really has a community atmosphere along with an amazing line up. The inclusive format for the festival means everything is included in the price of the weekend ticket: from music, workshops, arts, comedy, games, extreme sports and much more. L Fest caters for all ages and has groups set up for solos and families, everyone is made to feel welcome.






Tracey Cox


Tracey Cox is an international sex, body language and relationships expert as well as a TV presenter. She is well-known for her TV shows on sex and relationships as well as her range of best-selling books which have sold millions world-wide. Tracey’s been an agony aunt for ivillage, News of the World, Cosmopolitan and numerous magazines world-wide, has two weekly columns in UK’s Closer magazine and her own range of products, developed in the UK with Love Honey.  Visit her website at