the team

alex cartlidge

founder & producer/director

(country mile productions & comedy club)

alex co-founded country mile in 2016, running the monthly charity gig ever since. he produced BRITNEY at the edinburgh fringe in 2016 and 2017, and in london, oxford and cambridge.

he also runs the new-material gig fresh chestnuts at the betsey trotwood with ben pope, and currently works as a tv development producer at

blink industries.

kathryn craigmyle


(country mile productions & comedy club)

kathryn is a live producer with over 5 years' experience at the edinburgh fringe, on the london comedy circuit and in uk touring.

she was the assistant producer of the edinburgh comedy awards in 2017 and 2018 and is currently the live event manager at comic relief, where she has helped produce charity comedy shows at wembley arena and the edinburgh fringe as well as founding and running the monthly comic relief comedy club.

lanikai krishnadasan torrens

founder & producer

(country mile comedy club)

lanikai co-founded country mile in 2016. she has produced and run tech for shows in london, the edinburgh fringe and across the usa. she has previously worked in press and marketing at the young vic and as personal assistant to designer es devlin.

she is currently producing the web series post coital, which won the industry panel award at uk web fest 2019, and is writing what she hopes will be a novel.

jake wood


(country mile comedy club

& productions)

jake is a technician & producer of comedy, music and art installation, with hefty experience in sound and lights. he works with numerous acts (including lazy susan, the pin, lucy pearman, stevie martin, ben pope and cam spence) and has worked on countless shows across london and festivals up and down the uk, from the soho theatre to the brighton fringe, as well as across america.

this will be his 8th consecutive year bringing shows to the edinburgh fringe.

thanks to natalie price for the country mile logo and posters, and nick averill, brian jordan,

mark anton smith, jeff slade, olympia christofinis and louise kentleton for gig photos,