The Comedian's Comedian Podcast

The Comedian's Comedian Podcast

By Stuart Goldsmith

For anyone who writes comedy, makes comedy, loves comedy, or just has an interest in comedians and what makes them so annoying.

Episodes

342 - Catherine Cohen

Catherine Cohen took home “Best Newcomer” at the Edinburgh Fringe last year, with a jaw-dropping show bursting with wit, originality and layer upon layer of irony.  Her angle of attack, mocking the audience for being so pathetically in love with her, allows her to take huge risks on stage, in a character that was grown through vast quantities of just the right sort of stage time.We talk about why she loves the occasional “stone-faced” audience-member, about playing to win and succeeding, surviving burn-out, and why she can’t stop “freaking out about absolutely everything”…Join the Insiders Club now at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders for all this and much much more.Catch up with Catherine Cohen:http://www.catherine-cohen.comTW: @catcohen | IG: @catccohenTW: @ComComPod | IG: @ComComPodAs per the post-amble, consider giving these comics a follow on Twitter:@DaneBaptweets@ninia_benjamin@funmbi@ginayashere@destheray@jamalimaddix@olathecomedian@AhirShah@paulsinha@MrNishKumar@tezilyas@dalisochaponda@athenakugblenuSTU GOLDSMITH’S INFINITE SOFAEvery Monday and Thursday night at the new later time of 9pm, Stu Goldsmith’s Infinite Sofa brings you the warmest and most atmospheric cure for the social-isolation blues!Forthcoming guests include Rhod Gilbert, Sara Barron, Iain Stirling, Flo and Joan, and Luisa Omelian, who with 12 members of the public join Stu for an hour and a half of brilliant comedy, music and variety with interactive games and big laughs. Find out more at www.infinitesofa.comCHOPS COMEDYEvery Tuesday at 8pm come and watch your favourite comics riding their sea-legs in the new world of online stand-up, with a warm and a generous studio audience, at Chops Comedy!  Forthcoming headliners include Josie Long, Sarah Millican, Jarred Christmas, Rob Kemp, Russell Hicks and Lost Voice Guywww.chopscomedy.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/06/2059m 54s

341 - Sindhu Vee Returns

...To talk about Stu and Sindhu's new parenting podcast "Child Labour", and to listen back together to three exclusive clips from the show with interviewees Jess Fostekew, Spencer Jones and Athena Kugblenu!Subscribe to Child Labour now! Like right now, there's a trailer up that you can subscribe to and then when it launches on June 1st you'll get episode one with Arabella Weir (The Fast Show) delivered straight to your device...#childlabourpodSubscribe to the show here: https://tinyurl.com/sindhuandstu(It's a Spotify link but you'll be able to find the show on Apple by the time you hear this!)TW: @SIndhuVFunny | IG: @SindhuVeeTW: @ComComPod | IG: @ComComPodAny other business?STU GOLDSMITH’S INFINITE SOFAEvery Monday and Thursday night at the new later time of 9pm, Stu Goldsmith’s Infinite Sofa brings you the warmest and most atmospheric cure for the social-isolation blues!Forthcoming guests include Rhod Gilbert, Josh Widdicombe and Flo & Joan, who with 12 fabulous members of the public join Stu for an hour of brilliant comedy, music and variety with interactive games and big laughs. Find out more at www.infinitesofa.comCHOPS COMEDYEvery Tuesday at 8pm come and watch your favourite comics riding their sea-legs in the new world of online stand-up, with a warm and a generous studio audience, at Chops Comedy!  Forthcoming headliners include Josie Long, Sarah Millican, Jarred Christmas, Rob Kemp, Russell Hicks and Lost Voice Guywww.chopscomedy.comwww.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/05/201h 1m

340 - Pope Lonergan

An intriguing and invigorating "NonComPod" this week with comedian, care home assistant and indeed care home comedian Pope Lonergan. Impressively erudite, Pope has been addicted to drugs as well as to reading about the Hawaiian judicial system; we discuss his lifelong search for transcendence, whether drug-fuelled revelations of great artists count, and how to inhabit the present.@thedailybumbler | https://anchor.fm/pope-lonerganJoin the Insiders Club now at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders for all this and much much more.STU GOLDSMITH’S INFINITE SOFAEvery Monday and Thursday night at the new later time of 9pm, Stu Goldsmith’s Infinite Sofa brings you the warmest and most atmospheric cure for the social-isolation blues!Forthcoming guests include Josh Widdicombe, Rhod Gilbert and Sindhu Vee, who along with 12 members of the public join Stu for an hour plus of brilliant comedy, music and variety with interactive games and big laughs. Find out more at www.infinitesofa.comCHOPS COMEDYEvery Tuesday at 8pm come and watch your favourite comics riding their sea-legs in the new world of online stand-up, with a warm and a generous studio audience, at Chops Comedy!  Forthcoming headliners include Josie Long, Sarah Millican, Jarred Christmas, Rob Kemp, Russell Hicks and Lost Voice Guywww.chopscomedy.comBCG Comedy "Pro"Here's a website for anyone who wants to start out in comedy, or progress their existing career; writers, performers and producers:  https://www.comedy.co.uk/proVisit comedy.co.uk/pro and enter the code COMCOM on the join page to get £5 off as well as supporting this podcast!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/05/201h 19m

339 - Brett Goldstein

At last! Brett Goldstein (movie star, comedian, writer, super-fan of ComCom and perpetual invite-swerver) drops by for a “NonComPod” that won’t expose at all how crackers he is. Sadly Stu can’t help himself and it all goes a bit “Are You Happy?” A brilliant conversation with a kind, funny, deeply handsome man, who lets us into his mind to discuss humility, boredom and workaholism - and why the comedy community is like an AIDS quilt...25 mins of extra content available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club include the backstage view of Brett’s “Films To be Buried With” podcast, how a run of terrible gigs way back during the Comedy Reserve fringe line-up show became a brutal bootcamp, and a decent chunk of Stu giving Brett unsolicited advice on how to navigate his mental health…Join the Insiders Club now at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders for all this and much much more.*New episodes are now streamed live at www.twitch.tv/stugoldsmith on 1pm BST every Wednesday, for release the following week*STU GOLDSMITH’S INFINITE SOFAEvery Monday and Thursday night at the new later time of 9pm, Stu Goldsmith’s Infinite Sofa brings you the warmest and most atmospheric cure for the social-isolation blues!Forthcoming guests include Nish Kumar, Suzi Ruffell, Anna Mann and Randy Feltface, who with 10 members of the public join Stu for an hour of brilliant comedy, music and variety with interactive games and big laughs. Find out more at www.infinitesofa.comCHOPS COMEDYEvery Tuesday at 8pm come and watch your favourite comics riding their sea-legs in the new world of online stand-up, with a warm and a generous studio audience, at Chops Comedy! Forthcoming headliners include Josie Long, Sarah Millican, Jarred Christmas, Rob Kemp, Russell Hicks and Lost Voice Guywww.chopscomedy.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/05/201h 21m

SARAH MILLICAN & RUSSELL HOWARD ON THE INFINITE SOFA

Every Monday and Thursday night Stu Goldsmith’s Infinite Sofa brings you the warmest and most atmospheric cure for the social-isolation blues!This little trailer lets you eavesdrop on highlights from recent episodes with Russell Howard, Sarah Millican and Abandoman, and gives you a taste of how the whole "massively interactive" concept works. Every voice you can hear besides those three guests and Stu is a member of the public sitting "in the room" with the comedians.Forthcoming guests include Rhod Gilbert, Iain Stirling, Laura Lexx, Alfie Brown, Marcel Lucont and Anna Mann, who along with 12 members of the public join Stu for an hour of brilliant comedy, music and variety with interactive games and big laughs. Show is live online via www.infinitesofa.com every Monday and Thursday at 9pmFind out more, and join the mailing list to access the Virtual Green Room after each show, at www.infinitesofa.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/05/209m 30s

338 - Helen Zaltzman

*New episodes are now streamed live at www.twitch.tv/stugoldsmith on 1pm BST every Wednesday, for release the following week*Is this a regular episode or a NonComPod?  It matters not as we meet Helen Zaltzman; podcasting matriarch, mentor of Stu’s, co-host with Olly Mann of “Answer Me This”, host of the brilliant “Allusionist” podcast on the Radiotopia network, and very funny lady indeed.We talk about her comedy origins as Josie Long’s embroiderer, her childhood and the positives of knowing she was an unplanned baby, and setting one’s own parameters for success.  We also talk about language as a means of understanding the world, overcoming her own pedantry and forgiving it in others, how she wrote a successful tour show in less than a day, and why you’re Namaste-ing all wrong…25 mins of extra content available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club include a dive into the origins of Helen and Olly Mann’s “Answer Me This” podcast; how they cultivated the community now 14 years deep into their show (and passing it on to their own children), and how they broke new ground with the sorts of creative and marketing tactics that these days would make up a TED Talk.Join the Insiders Club now at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders for all this and much much more.helenzaltzman.com | instagram.com/helenzaltzman |twitter.com/helenzaltzmanAllusionist: theallusionist.org, twitter.com/allusionistshow, facebook.com/allusionistshow, instagram.com/allusionistshowVeronica Mars Investigations: VMIpod.com, twitter.com/VMIpod, instagram.com/VMIpod, facebook.com/VMIpodAnswer Me This: answermethispodcast.com, twitter.com/HelenAndOlly, facebook.com/answermethisSTU GOLDSMITH’S INFINITE...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/05/201h 23m

337 - Alonzo Bodden

Shut up and listen to Alonzo Bodden, a towering comic who wields an absolute authority onstage! In the final pre-pandemic recording, we discover Alonzo's struggles to connect with black audiences, find out why alternative comedy doesn’t exist, and learn whether he’d accept a cure for depression if it meant giving up comedy…30 mins of extra content available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club include Alonzo’s extraordinary “missed break” after he won season three of Last Comic Standing just as cancellation of the show meant the final was never aired, how Terry Crews beat him to the punch in a big movie role, and how to go up next after a superstar… Join the Insiders Club now at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders for all this and much much more.STU GOLDSMITH’S INFINITE SOFAEvery Monday and Thursday night at 8pm, Stu Goldsmith’s Infinite Sofa brings you the warmest and most atmospheric cure for the social-isolation blues!Forthcoming guests include James Acaster, Romesh Ranganathan and Sarah Millican, who with 10 members of the public join Stu for an hour of brilliant comedy, music and variety with amazing guests, interactive games and big laughs. www.infinitesofa.comPROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTJoin Stu Goldsmith for a one-to-one coaching session about your comedy career or personal project.  These aren’t joke-writing sessions, more of a sort of micro-ComCom mentoring experience, to identify how you might be getting in the way of your own creativity and offer some solutions!“Stu has made me think about writing comedy in a way that I wouldn’t have considered otherwise. His mentorship allowed me to access the deep, vulnerable, and humorous truths that are actually more impactful than the surface stuff I was doing otherwise. Highly recommend.” Jasky SinghGo to www.comedianscomedian.com/lunch and book your one-to-one with Stu now!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/04/201h 15m

Special Episode: The "Infinite Sofa" & What To Do Next...

I've got two new things to promote, and I'd like your thoughts on what to do next with the podcast.  Is it still relevant to talk to comics about gigs when they can't do any? Might it all turn into soupy nostalgia? I think the circuit may undergo radical collapse and rebirth, so I'm inviting your thoughts on What I Do Next With The Pod...STU GOLDSMITH’S INFINITE SOFAEvery Monday and Thursday night at 8pm, Stu Goldsmith’s Infinite Sofa brings you the warmest and most atmospheric cure for the social-isolation blues!Forthcoming guests include James Acaster, Romesh Ranganathan and Sarah Millican, who with 10 members of the public join Stu for an hour of brilliant comedy, music and variety with amazing guests, interactive games and big laughs. www.infinitesofa.comPROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTJoin Stu Goldsmith for a one-to-one coaching session about your comedy career or personal project.  These aren’t joke-writing sessions, more of a sort of micro-ComCom mentoring experience, to identify how you might be getting in the way of your own creativity and offer some solutions!Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/lunch and book your one-to-one with Stu now!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/04/2020m 9s

336 - Robert Popper

An experiment was performed in which the co-creator of Look Around You, creator and writer of Friday Night Dinner, former commissioning editor for CH4 and expert Timewaster Robert Popper was subjected to an interview.  We talk about FND and why it has become Robert’s best known work, his experience with death threats in the South Park writers room, and how he and Peter Serafinowicz rolled on the floor crying with laughter at “...thants”. Make a note in your copy books now…30 mins of extra content available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club includes Robert on his one big disagreement with the writers of Peep Show whilst working as series producer, as well as some delicious insight into the world of The Timewaster Letters, and a hilarious toolkit for your own frivolous phonecalls…  Join the Insiders Club now at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders for all this and much much more.www.robertpopper.com@robertpopperSTU GOLDSMITH’S INFINITE SOFAEvery Monday and Thursday night at 8pm, Stu Goldsmith’s Infinite Sofa brings you the warmest and most atmospheric cure for the social-isolation blues!10 members of the public join Stu for an hour of brilliant comedy, music and variety with amazing guests, interactive games and big laughs.  (Previous guests include Sindhu Vee, Desiree Burch, Phil Ellis and Rob Rouse, and a guy called Ian who often climbs into his own wardrobe)www.infinitesofa.comPROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTJoin Stu Goldsmith for a one-to-one coaching session about your comedy career or personal project.  These aren’t joke-writing sessions, more of a sort of micro-ComCom mentoring experience, to identify how you might be getting in the way of your own creativity and offer some solutions!“Thank you so much for what was an incredibly productive, useful and thought provoking working lunch/therapy session” - Ben Milden“Stu instantly put any nerves I had at bay, we spoke about many aspects of comedy and I found it be really beneficial, if you’re considering trying one of these sessions don’t hesitate! 10/10” - Jon MeehanGo to www.comedianscomedian.com/lunch and book your one-to-one with Stu now!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/04/201h 21m

335 - Scott Bennett

The hardest-working man in UK comedy, Scott Bennett is tipped for imminent breakthrough to the mainstream, so you won’t be surprised to hear that he grasped the pandemic nettle and started performing online stand-up shows from his shed pretty much on day one. We talk about sacrificing a proper career to become a comic in his thirties, and how he processes the guilt he feels at following his dream, the “elastic limit” he has with his audience, doubling down on your best bits, and that old enemy, too much polish…20 mins of extras available exclusively to the Insiders Club include Scott going into detail on his toolkit for observational comedy, and the nuance of how he writes with other people, including Rob Brydon, Daliso Chaponda and Jason Manford - how does it change his voice and creativity to step into the shoes of another act?As the live comedy circuit undergoes a painful transformation into some unknown new form, there HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME to keep the podcast alive and get hold of oodles of sweet extra content (including the new special episode about The Great Pivot with ComCom Consultant Pete Dobbing) with a regular subscription. Join now at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersFollow Scott:www.scottbennettcomedy.co.ukTW: @scottbcomedyuk | IG: @scottbcomedyukStand up from the shed: www.facebook.com/scottybcomedytour www.scottbennettcomedy.co.uk/tour.htmlScott's album "One Night In Dudley":ItunesSpotifyJoin Stu Goldsmith for a Working Lunch coaching session about your comedy, career or personal project:“Thank you so much for what was an incredibly productive, useful and thought provoking working lunch/therapy session” - Ben Milden“Stu instantly put any nerves I had at bay, we spoke about many aspects of comedy and I found it be really beneficial, if you’re considering trying one of these sessions don’t hesitate! 10/10” - Jon MeehanGo to www.comedianscomedian.com/lunch to book your one-to-one online lunch-date with Stu.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/04/201h 15m

LOCKDOWN SPECIAL - Alexander Bennett

Special mini episode with very funny and thoughtful comic Alexander Bennett on: recovering from a dose of Covid-19, isolating in a new flat with a french woman he doesn't know, and what positives the human race may one day discover after the pandemic.www.twitter.com/AlexyBennettwww.alexanderbennettcomedian.comko-fi.com/alexanderbennettJoin the ComCom Insider's Club here: www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersBook a Working Lunch with Stu Goldsmith here: www.comedianscomedian.com/lunchJoin the ComCom Facebook group here: www.facebook.com/groups/ComediansComedianPodcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/04/2044m 46s

334 - Robby Collins

*This episode was recorded before the pandemic if you’re looking for a breath of fresh air*A tub-thumping powerhouse of a comedian basking in a laidback rhythm, Robby Collins is a devoted student of comedy.  We talk about how he made his obsession into his art, from renting and re-renting DVDs of the greats as a youth, to opening for Trevor Noah on world tours. We also cover re-learning how to socialise outside the industry, and the long road to making comedy out of the suicide attempt of a family member…25 mins worth of extras available exclusively to the Insiders Club include Robby going into detail on the lessons he learnt from opening for Trevor Noah and Dave Chapelle, how to make an audience come to you, and how to cut out all the waiting time between thought and performance.TW: @robbycollins_ | IG: @robbycollins_As the live comedy circuit undergoes a painful transformation into some unknown new form, there HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME to keep the podcast alive and get hold of oodles of sweet extra content (including the new special episode about The Great Pivot with ComCom Consultant Pete Dobbing) with a regular subscription.  Join now at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersJoin Stu Goldsmith for a Working Lunch!  Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/lunch to book your one-to-one social or professional online lunch date with Stu.“Thank you so much for what was an incredibly productive, useful and thought provoking working lunch/therapy session” - comedian Ben Milden@comcompod | @stugoldsmith  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/04/201h 22m

333 - Steve McNeil

The co-host and co-creator of Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit, Steve McNeil started his career in sketch comedy, and has enjoyed an invigoratingly twisty journey through multiple genres, currently specialising as a twitch gamer and host, with new project #WiFiWars gathering momentum online as we speak. We talk about his pivot away from TV, the single most agonising factor that led to the demise of "Go 8 Bit", his new special "Hey Listen!" and his recent battles with his mental health.30 mins of extra content available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club focuses Steve's tips and tricks for growing an audience on Twitch, and what comics can expect to find when trying to explore that fertile territory! Sign up now at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders#WiFiWars@WiFiWarsUKSteve's special on GFS https://gofasterstripe.com/heylistenhttps://twitter.com/stevemcneilhttps://www.twitch.tv/stevefromgo8bithttps://www.twitch.tv/team/thestreamcreamdreamteamAs the live comedy circuit undergoes a painful transformation into some unknown new form, there HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME to keep the podcast alive and get hold of oodles of sweet extra content (including the new special episode about The Great Pivot with ComCom Consultant Pete Dobbing) with a regular subscription. Join now at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersAnd join Stu Goldsmith for a Working Lunch!  Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/lunch to book your one-to-one social, or professional, online lunch date with Stu!@comcompod | @stugoldsmith  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/03/201h 32m

332 - Desiree Burch

In a podcast recorded in a less frightening time (about a fortnight ago) Desiree Burch talks us through her upbringing and development to becoming the powerful and hyper-eloquent comic force she is today. We talk about seeking connection, the protective shell of comedy, finding acceptance but to white standards, and why her tremendous debut poster was a literal collage of dick pics. 30 mins worth of extras available exclusively to the Insiders Club include Desiree’s very inspiring thoughts on being her own boss and recognising her own value, and a deep dive into her last show “Desiree’s Coming Early” which used a twin narrative to reframe her personal history, whilst being incredibly funny…As the live comedy circuit undergoes a painful transformation into some unknown new form, there HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME to keep the podcast alive and get hold of oodles of sweet extra content (including the new special episode about The Great Pivot with ComCom Consultant Pete Dobbing) with a regular subscription.  Join now at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersAnd join Stu Goldsmith for a Working Lunch!  Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/lunch to book your one-to-one social or professional online lunch date with Stu!@destheray |www.desireeburch.comwww.comedianscomedian.com | @comcompod | @stugoldsmith  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/03/201h 7m

Special Episode - Resilience, Self-care and Creativity

In the face of an unprecedented pandemic, most listeners will soon be confined to isolation of one sort or another. Stu tries to make himself and hopefully you feel better about the overwhelming challenges ahead. How can we stay resilient, positive, and maybe creative during this bewildering and frightening time?Support the podcast by joining the Insiders Club today. Sign up at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders to access all the extras from past episodes, the workspace app, and the new special episode about pivoting to online work with ComCom Consultant Pete Dobbing.Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/lunch to book an internet one-to-one lunch date with Stu.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/03/2051m 12s

331 - Janey Godley

Superb comedian, thrilling storyteller and born survivor Janey Godley not only answers back to her online death-threats, but publishes her whereabouts with an open invitation to "come and have a go". We talk about how she thrived despite abuse, poverty and alcoholism in her upbringing; detail her absolute conviction in the power of honesty; and learn how an early experience at the Edinburgh Fringe led her to reject the comedy industry and focus instead on her audience.  CW: We talk about abuse Janey suffered as a child, at the very start of this show, and throughout.25 mins of extras available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club include Janey on how her refusal to play along led to her being banned from a chain of comedy clubs; how she approaches publicising criminal connections whilst keeping her own nose clean; the ramifications of her husband’s autism, and the glee she feels at her daughter Ashley Storrie’s success in the comedy world. Join now and support the show at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersThanks to the Stand Newcastlewww.janeygodley.com | @janeygodleyJaney Godley’s Soup Pot Tour is on right now - tickets available through her website Stuart Goldsmith's Edinburgh Fringe show "The Void" is on sale now at tinyurl.com/stu2020  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/03/201h 19m

330 - Alexei Sayle

The godfather of British alternative comedy, Alexei Sayle is always at the edge of catastrophe. The star of The Young Ones, Alexei Sayle’s Stuff, The Comic Strip Presents, many more and now his Imaginary Sandwich Bar, gets stuck into why inauthenticity is his bugbear, how to make the most of creative discomfort, the earliest days of the Comedy Store, and the transition from counterculture to national treasure.In 30 mins of extras available only to the Insiders Club, Alexei talks about his real feelings towards Ben Elton, and the current crop of arena comics; how he re-fit his show about political optimism when the wind changed; and identifies a link between standup and martial arts regarding the energy of the audience and his own… Available now only at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersSee Alexei on tour now! Details at www.alexeisayle.meThanks to Ellen Frost at Bloomsbury Theatre @bloomstheatreStuart Goldsmith's Edinburgh Fringe show "The Void" is onside now at tinyurl.com/stu2020  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/03/201h 9m

329 - Eshaan Akbar

Eshaan Akbar has an extremely diverse comic portfolio. This former wealth manager and government policy maker is now a successful TV comedian with a significant career in the making. We talk about his very precise ambitions and his fascination with the absolute freedom of the stage, as well as his disappointment in finding out that comedy is no longer anti-establishment and that comedians are “a precious bunch”. We also touch on Eshaan’s suicide attempt, and get stuck into the tremendous difficulty of exploring a serious emotional topic using comedy.*Content warning: mention of suicide*In 30 mins of extras available only to the Insiders Club, Eshaan outlines some fascinating and unique parallels with comedy from his former careers. He portrays different types of jokes by comparing them to bitcoin, treasury bonds and investments (which if you already know about jokes works neatly as a primer in finance) and explores links between policy making and comedy, via analysis of two very different ideas about “audience”. Quintessential ComCom, available now at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiderswww.eshaanakbar.com | @eshaanakbarCatch Eshaan at Soho Theatre, 7th-11th April 2020:sohotheatre.com/shows/eshaan-akbar-infidel-ityGet tickets for Stu's tour:28/02/20Cambridge Junctionwww.comedianscomedian.com | @comcompod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/02/201h 24m

328 - Seann Walsh

Seann Walsh is an extraordinary observational comic, with a phenomenal talent for getting to the heart of the funny in the most everyday topics, and enlivening a routine with act-outs.We talk about how his persona changed from open mics to big rooms, and how he strove for authenticity, despite the looming feeling that something was missing from his impressive TV career. Just when this outsider among outsiders seemed finally about to break big, in 2018 he appeared on Strictly Come Dancing (BBC) and pictures surfaced of him kissing his dance partner. We discuss the tabloid uproar and the accusations that followed, and the effect they had on his life and work.40mins of extras available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club include Seann on being unsettled by the aggressive environment on panel shows, getting kicked out of college and the cosiness of melancholy; his unique DIY technique for ridding oneself of nervous energy pre-show; and why any future set on Conan (TBS) will be very different to his first one...Join today at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@SeannWalsh | seannwalsh.comGet tickets for Stu's tour:28/02/20Cambridge Junction  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/02/201h 16m

327 - Matt Winning

A man on a mission, comedian and academic Dr Matt Winning is an expert on climate change and on making the apocalypse funny. We explore how to make a show educational without being worthy, finding purpose in struggle, and how to survive as a comic when you’re not motivated to quit your day job. We also dig into the maintenance of optimism when your crises are about something a little more meaningful than comedy, and gloss over the difference between polar bears and pall-bearers…25 mins of extras available exclusively to the Insiders Club include Matt on “coming out” as a scientist in comedy, how his love of the surreal clashes with the mainstream direction of his mission, and we get a morsel of the inside story on the infamous “Bearpit Podcast Podcast”. Join now at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersmattwinning.com | @mattywin85Get tickets for Stu's tour:28/02/20Cambridge Junction  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/02/201h 13m

326 - The Sklar Brothers

Twins Randy and Jason Sklar blow audiences away with their extraordinarily layered stand-up, weaving their delivery alongside, through and around each other’s voices; sparring, arguing and then dropping into perfect sync on a punchline.  We get stuck into their writing process, the difficulties of working as a team when their family lives don’t sync as easily as their creative lives, the challenge of identifying a target audience when you straddle mainstream and alternative, and why the “ball don’t lie”…25 mins of extras available exclusively to the Insiders Club include how Randy and Jason approach Roast Battles, why they love tagging jokes and the TV pitch it inspired, and we find out which twin is the happiest. We also get an insight into their episode of NPR podcast “This American Life”, when they were made aware of a genuinely mind-blowing possibility about their identities as twins. Join now at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersTW: @SklarBrothers | IG: @SklarBrothersGet tickets for Stu's tour:07/02/20Farnham Maltings11/02/20York – The Basement12/02/20Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club28/02/20Cambridge Junctionwww.comedianscomedian.com | @comcompod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/02/201h 10m

325 - Ninia Benjamin

A juggernaut of charisma and filth, Ninia Benjamin has a supernatural connection to her audience and a mind like a firework display. We discuss why she won’t ever explain her race or size, only her point of view, and how she moved beyond the onstage anger that used to motivate her.  We also dig deep into her career rebirth after an ‘annus horribilis’ brought about by professional struggles and her own impostor syndrome.  This far into her career, can she finally accept herself as a “proper comedian”?Extras include Ninia on writing for Aladdin and what she sang to Will Smith, a deep-dive into why she identifies writing comedy with “homework”, and a full on pep-talk from Stu about exactly how she should attack the Edinburgh festival… Access them, and all other extra content, by singing up the Insiders Club at  www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersIG: @ninia_benjamin | TW: @ninia_benjaminGet tickets for Stu's tour:01/02/20Newcastle Stand (early show – 5pm)02/02/20Glasgow – The Stand07/02/20Farnham Maltings11/02/20York – The Basement12/02/20Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club28/02/20Cambridge Junction  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/01/201h 24m

324 - Jamali Maddix

A master of "pulling back into the wide angle", Jamali Maddix thrives on big routines about big subjects, letting his innate comic ability run riot. We talk about the pressures of keeping up hit-rate within routines, and get technical about top-lines, and why he wants the premise of a bit to be more intelligent than he is himself. But what happens when you lose sight of your goals in the process of following the next apparently logical step?30 mins of extras available exclusively to the Insiders Club include Jamali going deep into the production of his Vice TV smash "Hate Thy Neighbour", which saw him write an hour of comedy in three days, sixteen times, whilst avoiding being killed by neo-Nazis. We also cover how to extract laughter from horrific things, and find the fertile ground between outrage and consensus...Join now at comedianscomedian.com/insiderswww.jamalimaddix.comTW: @jamalimaddix | IG: @jamalimaddixGet tickets for Stu's tour:25/01/20Corsham – The Pound Arts Centre01/02/20Newcastle Stand (early show – 5pm)02/02/20Glasgow – The Stand07/02/20Farnham Maltings11/02/20York – The Basement12/02/20Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club28/02/20Cambridge Junction  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/01/2057m 43s

323 - John Kearns

The only comic ever to have consecutively won Best Newcomer and Best Show at the Edinburgh Fringe, John Kearns is a master at finding pathos in the prosaic, combining clowning and standup in a way that makes absolutely no sense written down. With influences from Jacques Tati to Neil Hamburger, we explore his sense of place within himself, overreaching in his writing, and ambition in his career...Thirty minutes of extra content available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club includes John's brilliant technique for underpinning all his material with genuine pathos, and delves into writing for Harry Hill, meeting Chris Morris, and how the spotlight can burn...@johnsfurcoat Get tickets for Stu's tour:04/12/19Aldershot – The West End Centre25/01/20Corsham – The Pound Arts Centre01/02/20Newcastle Stand (early show – 5pm)02/02/20Glasgow – The Stand07/02/20Farnham Maltings11/02/20York – The Basement12/02/20Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club28/02/20Cambridge Junctionwww.comedianscomedian.com | @comcompod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/01/201h 13m

Conan Debrief

A semi-forensic vivisection of my Conan appearance and LA junket; a small reward for those of you inclined to learn more about the experience...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/01/2031m 56s

322 - Tom Basden

Returning to stand-up this month with a run at Soho Theatre, after many years working on other projects including his sitcom Plebs, Tom Basden is inventive and prolific, also handsome. We talk about the parallels between the superb musical comedy that won him Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh fringe and his new stand-up, discover Tom's English middle-class-ness and why he's very suited to telling some "guys" to "calm down", and explore whether his work ethic is pathological...Extras exclusively available to the Insiders Club include some really specific insight into the structuring and writing of Tom's sitcom "Plebs", and the dangers of mining real life events for comedy, and Stu railing at the injustice of how the TV sketch show "Cowards" didn't become better known. Join the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersFind details and tickets for Tom's imminent Soho Theatre run:13/01/2014/01/2015/01/2016/01/20 17/01/20 18/01/20 tombasden.comGet tickets for Stu's tour:04/12/19Aldershot – The West End Centre25/01/20Corsham – The Pound Arts Centre01/02/20Newcastle Stand (early show – 5pm)02/02/20Glasgow – The Stand07/02/20Farnham Maltings11/02/20York – The Basement12/02/20Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club28/02/20Cambridge Junctionwww.comedianscomedian.com | @Comcompod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/01/2053m 28s

321 Santa Claus (and Herbie Treehead)

In this Christmas Special, we speak to the actual Santa Claus, via his little helper and confidant, consummate clown Herbie Treehead. Herbie is a phenomenal street-performer, known around the world for his joyful daftness, silly songs and funny bones.We talk about what his first Santa season means to him, and discover an enormously rich and respectful seam of kindness and good cheer. We also dive into Herbie's origins as a performer and his maverick work within vaudeville troupe Slightly Fat Features; learn how to steal a lorry; and reflect on the nature and cost of real performative risk...www.herbietreehead.infowww.slightlyfatfeatures.comGet ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu's tour:25/01/20Corsham – The Pound Arts Centre01/02/20Newcastle Stand (early show – 5pm)02/02/20Glasgow – The Stand07/02/20Farnham Maltings11/02/20York – The Basement12/02/20Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club28/02/20Cambridge Junctionwww.comedianscomedian.com | @ComcompodHappy Christmas one and all.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/12/191h 39m

320 - Flo & Joan

Flo and Joan are a uniquely funny musical duo, with deadpan front-cloth patter rooted in their actual siblinghood. We talk about going from open mics to a special on Amazon Prime in just four years, get the inside story on their recent gig at the Royal Variety Performance, and learn why going viral makes you turn your phone off. We also discover what they learnt from the Canadian improv scene that underpins the whole shebang, and find out why shaking an egg is harder than it looks...Thirty minutes of extras exclusive to the Insiders Club include a directorial tip that helped them trend on twitter on their first opening weekend; the backstage story on the Nationwide telly adverts that blew up and resulted in death threats; a look at the devilishly cunning improv-style narrative structure that forms the backbone of their special; plus the girls' analysis of each other's strengths and weaknesses!And some burps.Join up today at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersTour info at floandjoan.comSoho Theatre run starts 13th JanTW: @floandjoan | IG: @floandjoanGet tickets for Stu's tour:25/01/20Corsham – The Pound Arts Centre01/02/20Newcastle Stand (early show – 5pm)02/02/20Glasgow – The Stand07/02/20Farnham Maltings11/02/20York – The Basement12/02/20Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club28/02/20Cambridge Junctionwww.comedianscomedian.com | @Comcompod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/12/191h 24m

319 - Tim Renkow

Star of his own sitcom "Jerk" (BBC) and a gleefully discomforting stand-up, Tim Renkow makes his point with devastating wit. We talk about how people's exploitation of Tim's physical vulnerability has shaped his outlook and work, learn how his dispassion towards his audience's reaction makes him a stronger comic, and find out why he would rather be alone in a wood with a shotgun.Content warning: strong language and discussion of sexual abuse.Members of the Insiders Club can enjoy 20 mins of extra content with Tim giving us his analysis of the four types of Edinburgh fringe shows, precisely why he doesn't like award-winning shows, and what great idea he only tried saying on stage once...All of that, plus all the extras from every show which has them, exclusively available to members of the Insiders Club. Join today at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersFB: TimRenkowcomedy | TW: @TimRenkowComedyGet tickets for Stu's tour:25/01/20Corsham – The Pound Arts Centre01/02/20Newcastle Stand (early show – 5pm)02/02/20Glasgow – The Stand07/02/20Farnham Maltings11/02/20York – The Basement12/02/20Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club28/02/20Cambridge Junctionwww.comedianscomedian.com | @Comcompod*NEW* Check out Stu's new corporate resilience training monolith at www.comedyinsights.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/12/191h 16m

318 - Neil Hamburger (Gregg Turkington)

"America's Funnyman" Neil Hamburger is the disturbing comic creation of Gregg Turkington; deeply funny, vile and poignant in equal measure. Ordinarily reluctant to talk about his alter-ego, Gregg gradually uncovers his love for outsider art, and the qualities he considers genius. We learn about the origins of Neil in prank phone calls and fake live shows, the comedy he can't stand and why, and the utterly original concept behind his live albums.Over 30mins of extra content available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club include Gregg on being booed onto the stage supporting Tenacious D at Reading Festival, and how it meant no more to him than a crowd at Madison Square Garden chanting his name! We also learn the surprising basis to whom he won't attack and why, and find out why he considers interviews pointless... Support the show today with a recurring donation and receive your access to the Insiders Club private podcast at www.comedianscomedians.com/insiderswww.americasfunnyman.com | @NeilHamburgerGet tickets for Stu's tour:04/12/19Aldershot – The West End Centre25/01/20Corsham – The Pound Arts Centre01/02/20Newcastle Stand (early show – 5pm)02/02/20Glasgow – The Stand07/02/20Farnham Maltings11/02/20York – The Basement12/02/20Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club28/02/20Cambridge Junctionwww.comedianscomedian.com | @ComcompodWeirdos Save Christmas Content Web Series from Turtle Canyon#ContentWebSeries  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/11/191h 26m

317 - Matt Besser

Inspirational, irascible and as talented an improvisor as you could invent, Matt Besser is the kind of stand-up who can skilfully weave a set live on TV. He is also constantly referred to as a co-founder of the enormously significant Upright Citizens Brigade, which arguably serves him right for co-founding it. We take a deep dive into the genesis of the Chicago improv scene, learn about Del Close and his influence on everything that was to follow, and argue about Keith Johnstone. Matt also dissects his own bad habits in improv, ponders the relativity of success, and identifies the one type of comic he won't perform with...  Matt Besser's brand new stand-up special "Pot Humour" is out now on Apple/iTunes, Amazon, DirectTV VOD, Spectrum VOD, Xbox and pretty much every VOD platform you might use.  His podcast Improv4Humans is available wherever podcasts are found.www.mattbesser.comTW: @mattbesser | IG: @mattbesser Get tickets for Stu's tour:04/12/19Aldershot – The West End Centre25/01/20Corsham – The Pound Arts Centre01/02/20Newcastle Stand (early show – 5pm)02/02/20Glasgow – The Stand07/02/20Farnham Maltings11/02/20York – The Basement12/02/20Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club28/02/20Cambridge Junctionwww.comedianscomedian.com | @Comcompod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/11/191h 32m

316 - Carl Hutchinson

Combining all the best elements of a DIY approach to touring, a powerhouse comic ability, and some ridiculous positivity of mind, Carl Hutchinson is on the up. We talk about relatability, rooting your material in your own embarrassment and some nifty tricks to conceal your observations as something else. We also get stuck into some of the notable missteps that glance off his robust sense of self, and explore how Carl copes with being regarded by some as the sidekick to a higher profile act...Sign up for the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders to get access to all the extra content from any episode that has it, plus loads of extra stuff on a special private podcast!carlhutchinson.net | @CPHutchinsonTickets and info for Carl's tourGet tickets for Stu's tour:08/11/19Bristol – The Comedy Box at the Hen and Chicken04/12/19Aldershot – The West End Centre25/01/20Corsham – The Pound Arts Centre01/02/20Newcastle Stand (early show – 5pm)02/02/20Glasgow – The Stand07/02/20Farnham Maltings11/02/20York – The Basement12/02/20Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club28/02/20Cambridge Junctionwww.comedianscomedian.com | @Comcompod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/11/191h 21m

315 - Chris Fleming

YouTube-famous glam-rock showpig Chris Fleming has amassed a legion of fans through his brilliantly funny music videos, such as "I'm Afraid To Talk To Men", "Grad-Student Shuffle" and "Polyamorous". We talk about how he found himself drowning in stand-up, and clawed his way back to shore through developing his live work for the internet. We also discuss proving one isn't "a YouTuber", the "restrictive freedom" of comedy, and whether he's a real pariah or just a wannabe...30mins of extra content available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club includes Chris on his contemporaries from the early days and what it feels like now there are "more freaks than bros" in comedy; his mantra for self-confidence; some more powerful insights into the nature of online comedy; and what he'd do if the internet broke.Join today at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersChris Fleming on YouTube | chrisflemingfleming.comFB: chrisflemingfleming | IG: @chrisflemingfleming | TW: @chrisflumingGet tickets for Stu's tour:04/11/19Nottingham Glee Club08/11/19Bristol – The Comedy Box at the Hen and Chicken04/12/19Aldershot – The West End Centre25/01/20Corsham – The Pound Arts Centre01/02/20Newcastle Stand (early show – 5pm)02/02/20Glasgow – The Stand07/02/20Farnham Maltings11/02/20York – The Basement12/02/20Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club28/02/20Cambridge Junctionwww.comedianscomedian.com | @Comcompod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/11/191h 7m

314 - Jimeóin

A captivating comic with enormous mass appeal, Jimeoin has built a career across the UK and Australia, dancing lightly through absolute silliness and rock solid punchlines. We talk backstage after his barnstorming Edinburgh show about harnessing daftness, the creative benefits of sitting alone in a dark room and how easy it is to become a monster when you get your own TV show at 24 years old...Sign up for the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders to get access to all the extra content from any episode that has it, plus loads of extra stuff on a special private podcast!www.jimeoin.com | @jimeoinGet tickets for Stu's tour:25/10/19Teignmouth Pavillions26/10/19Swindon Arts Centre04/11/19Nottingham Glee Club08/11/19Bristol – The Comedy Box at the Hen and Chicken04/12/19Aldershot – The West End Centre25/01/20Corsham – The Pound Arts Centre01/02/20Newcastle Stand (early show – 5pm)02/02/20Glasgow – The Stand07/02/20Farnham Maltings11/02/20York – The Basement12/02/20Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club28/02/20Cambridge Junctionwww.comedianscomedian.com | @Comcompod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/10/191h 20m

313 - The Kagools

Multiple international award-winning physical comedy duo The Kagools are an explosion of pure silliness, that don't conform even to the "rules" of contemporary clowning, let alone straight standup. Double-act Nicky Wilkinson and Claire Ford describe their amazingly supportive relationship, and outline the highs and lows of a life under lightweight waterproof material...Sign up for the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders to get access to all the extra content from any episode that has it, plus loads of extra stuff on a special private podcast!www.thekagools.com | @TheKagoolsGet tickets for Stu's tour: 25/10/19Teignmouth Pavillions26/10/19Swindon Arts Centre04/11/19Nottingham Glee Club08/11/19Bristol – The Comedy Box at the Hen and Chicken04/12/19Aldershot – The West End Centre25/01/20Corsham – The Pound Arts Centre01/02/20Newcastle Stand (early show – 5pm)02/02/20Glasgow – The Stand07/02/20Farnham Maltings11/02/20York – The Basement12/02/20Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club28/02/20Cambridge Junctionwww.comedianscomedian.com | @Comcompod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/10/191h 10m

312 - "Zach and Viggo" and Jonny Woolley

Zach Zucker and Viggo Venn and their permanent director and co-creator Jonny Woolley are like a mainline injection of a comedy drug that hasn't been invented yet. This trio has been around the world four times at some disgustingly young age, winning awards and crazed fans, and revelling in mistakes, misadventures and madness.We talk about their first Edinburgh and how they snatched victory from the jaws of a 10 month old baby, explore their solo work, including Zach's "Jack Tucker" character and his unique relationship with live direction and sound cues, and discuss breaking the rules, winding the Late N Live audience up on purpose, and getting good at being bad. You get the whole 90 min interview in this episode, but you can sign up for the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders to get access to all the extra content from any episode that has it, plus loads of extra stuff on a special private podcast!Discover more on Zach and Viggo at www.zachandviggo.comwww.stamptowncomedy.com@zach_viggoFind Stu's tour dates at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour11/10/19Northampton Royal and Derngate25/10/19Teignmouth Pavillions26/10/19Swindon Arts Centre04/11/19Nottingham Glee Club08/11/19Bristol – The Comedy Box at the Hen and Chicken04/12/19Aldershot – The West End Centre25/01/20Corsham – The Pound Arts Centre01/02/20Newcastle Stand (early show – 5pm)02/02/20Glasgow – The Stand07/02/20Farnham Maltings11/02/20York – The Basement12/02/20Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club28/02/20Cambridge JunctionHi Davy, I respect you.comedianscomedian.com | @comcompod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/10/191h 48m

311 - Sofie Hagen

Sofie Hagen is a remarkable comedian, who is arguably better known at present for her activism than her excellent work in comedy. We talk about the incredible think-tank of the small Danish circuit where she started out, and the toxicity she discovered therein; her insightful analysis of how "losers win" at the Edinburgh festival; the dual purpose of having gender neutral toilets at her shows; and get stuck into some very frank discussion of the social activism element of her profile... and exactly what it's cost her.45 mins of extra material available exclusively to the Insiders Club includes her opening gambit of reading all the comedy books, and how her process features infinite whiteboards and structural skeletons. We also dive into the delicate balance between trauma, therapy and confessional shows, and the mistake she made that she was too late in noticing to fix... All available now at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersTickets and info for Sofie's current tour can be found HERE.sofiehagen.com | @SofieHagenCatch the second leg of Stu's "End Of" tour show:05/10/19Edinburgh Stand (early show – 5pm)06/10/19Aberdeen Comedy Festival11/10/19Northampton Royal and Derngate25/10/19Teignmouth Pavillions26/10/19Swindon Arts Centre04/11/19Nottingham Glee Club05/11/19Birmingham Glee Club08/11/19Bristol – The Comedy Box at the Hen and Chicken04/12/19Aldershot – The West End Centre25/01/20Corsham – The Pound Arts Centre01/02/20Newcastle Stand (early show – 5pm)02/02/20Glasgow – The Stand07/02/20Farnham Maltings28/02/20Cambridge Junctioncomedianscomedian.com | @ComComPod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/10/191h 22m

310 - Sara Barron

Sara Barron is a relentlessly honest and desperately funny comic, relating brutal and sometimes filthy truths in a warm and welcoming way. We talk about how her background in the storytelling organisation "The Moth" showcases her innate skill with story structure, and cover starting comedy late, starting comedy twice, and why the audacity to admit your book might suck is a powerful weapon...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiderssarabarron.com | @sarabarronCatch the second leg of Stu's "End Of" tour show:05/10/19Edinburgh Stand (early show – 5pm)06/10/19Aberdeen Comedy Festival11/10/19Northampton Royal and Derngate25/10/19Teignmouth Pavillions26/10/19Swindon Arts Centre04/11/19Nottingham Glee Club05/11/19Birmingham Glee Club08/11/19Bristol – The Comedy Box at the Hen and Chicken04/12/19Aldershot – The West End Centre25/01/20Corsham – The Pound Arts Centre01/02/20Newcastle Stand (early show – 5pm)02/02/20Glasgow – The Stand07/02/20Farnham Maltings28/02/20Cambridge Junctioncomedianscomedian.com | @ComComPod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/09/191h 27m

309 - Randy (Heath McIvor)

An exclusive conversation with the man behind (and underneath) "Randy", a searingly honest, multi-layered and genuinely brilliant standup comedian who happens to be a purple felt puppet. A multiple international award-winner and nominee, Heath has never felt comfortable talking as himself, but finally gave into Stu's overtures at Just For Laughs Montreal. We talk about the gap between truth and fiction, vulnerability and addiction, and what it feels like to expose your true self whilst staying hidden.30mins of extra content available to members of the Insiders Club include Randy's secret origins (fictional and actual), how Heath writes a show in a week, the confessional element of his show "Randy Is Sober", and what it looks like under whatever Randy is appearing on top of... Join now at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@RandyFeltface | feltface.comCatch the second leg of Stu's "End Of" tour show:05/10/19Edinburgh Stand (early show – 5pm)06/10/19Aberdeen Comedy Festival11/10/19Northampton Royal and Derngate25/10/19Teignmouth Pavillions26/10/19Swindon Arts Centre04/11/19Nottingham Glee Club05/11/19Birmingham Glee Club08/11/19Bristol – The Comedy Box at the Hen and Chicken04/12/19Aldershot – The West End Centre25/01/20Corsham – The Pound Arts Centre01/02/20Newcastle Stand (early show – 5pm)02/02/20Glasgow – The Stand07/02/20Farnham Maltings28/02/20Cambridge JunctionThe excellent Roast Battle Podcast with Stu squaring off against Dave Hill (episode 41) can be found HEREcomedianscomedian.com | @ComComPod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/09/191h 11m

308 - Ellie Taylor

Host of Live at the Apollo, and with her own Netflix special under her belt, not to mention The Mash Report and appearances on QI and Mock The Week, Ellie Taylor is a born comedian who revels in the dynamic between glamour and grotesque. We discuss her unique introduction to comedy via reality show, how her happy life outside of comedy protects her, the weird science of writing and why she "can't do clever topics"...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersEllie is on tour with her new show "Don't Got This" from 26th September, get tickets and info here: https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/ellie-taylor-ticketswww.ellietaylorcomedy.com | @elliejanetaylorCatch the second leg of Stu's "End Of" tour show:05/10/19Edinburgh Stand (early show – 5pm)06/10/19Aberdeen Comedy Festival11/10/19Northampton Royal and Derngate25/10/19Teignmouth Pavillions26/10/19Swindon Arts Centre04/11/19Nottingham Glee Club05/11/19Birmingham Glee Club08/11/19Bristol – The Comedy Box at the Hen and Chicken04/12/19Aldershot – The West End Centre25/01/20Corsham – The Pound Arts Centre01/02/20Newcastle Stand (early show – 5pm)02/02/20Glasgow – The Stand07/02/20Farnham Maltings28/02/20Cambridge Junctioncomedianscomedian.com | @ComComPod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/09/191h 26m

307 - Rob Auton

Rob Auton is a revelation; a comic like no other. His superbly funny and intensely thoughtful shows take a single topic like "Hair", "Time", or "Sleep" and dig for real meaning in those concepts, to hilarious and even profound effect. We talk about his love of thinking, the poetry in a football pass, the collaging skills of Kanye West, and why comedy really does mean the world to him.30 mins of extra content available to members of the Insiders Club include some emotional reflection on mental health, masculinity and sensitivity. Not to be missed, and available only to subscribers at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders, along with all other extra content from every episode that has it...robauton.co.uk | @RobertAutonDates and tickets for my forthcoming tour can be found here.@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/09/191h 25m

306 - Joz Norris (Live at Edfringe 2019)

Winner of the 2019 "Comedian's Choice" award for Best Show, as voted for by fellow comics, Joz Norris is an imaginative and very funny mainstay of the UK's alternative comedy scene. He talks live at the Monkey Barrel comedy club about his character "Mr Fruit Salad", and how an attempt to fall back in love with comedy and the fringe after a period of exhaustion, resulted in the creation of a fictional chimera as a form of self-care...Join the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders to access extra material from any podcast that has it, plus loads of extra strands that Stu can get back into creating, now that Edinburgh is paid to rest for a few months...joznorris.co.uk | @JozNorrisDates and tickets for my forthcoming tour can be found here.@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/08/191h 9m

305 - Suzi Ruffell

Flawless in delivery, bubbling over with jokes, and with something real and compassionate to say, Suzi Ruffell is at the peak of her powers. We talk about: her latest Edinburgh fringe show "Dance Like Everyone's Watching"; making sure that LGBTQ+ people in the audience feel seen; how punishing she found being a new act (and whether she could do it all again); and why she finds happiness terrifying.Extras available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club include Suzi on her dos and don'ts of tour support, having worked extensively with Josh Widdicombe, Romesh Ranganathan and Kevin Bridges, as well as her thoughts on what makes a good director, and the best advice she was ever given... Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders to support the podcast with a regular monthly donation of your choice. Every level gets the same stuff, you pay what you think is appropriate.suziruffell.com | @suziruffellGet tickets for Suzi's Edinburgh show hereTickets for my show Primer at this year's Edinburgh Fringe@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/08/191h 6m

304 - Vikki Stone

Vikki Stone is a polymentalist, which is like a polymath for instruments. You'll all be using it soon... Combining pinpoint observations with an innate compositional ability, not to mention all those tangible musical skills, she's underscoring set-ups and key-changing punchlines until your ribs hurt. We talk about side-hustles, captivity and the tricks of the trade, and find out why you're wrong about panto...Tickets for Vikki's show Song Bird at the Ed Fringewww.vikkistone.com | @VikkiStoneTickets for my show Primer at this year's Edinburgh Fringe@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/08/191h 27m

303 - Pete Holmes (Live at Just For Laughs Montreal)

The giddily funny star of Crashing, You Made It Weird and his eponymous sketch and chat show, Pete Holmes lets his effervescent personality bubble over from the word go. We talk about his unerring ability to make the insanity of existence as funny as it is accessible, uncover how to embrace the coolness of uncoolness, and basically learn the meaning of life. This one is just amazing, enjoy!peteholmes.com | @peteholmesTickets for my show Primer at this year's Edinburgh Fringe@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/07/191h 8m

302 - Jayde Adams (Live at Southend Comedy Festival)

Jayde Adams is a superstar in waiting; talented, highly driven and with an honesty which makes audiences fall in love with her. We talk about her turbulent early life in the shadow of her late sister, discover how an inflatable church led her to her calling, and hastily bleep an enormous amount of libel...Don't miss Jayde in Edinburgh this year: The Ballad of Kylie Jenner's Old Face@JaydeAdamsGet ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersTickets for my show Primer at this year's Edinburgh Fringe@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/07/191h 14m

301 - Simon Brodkin

Simon Brodkin was best known as his comedy character "Lee Nelson", before handing Teresa May a P45, throwing money at Sepp Blatter, and invading Kanye's headline spot at Glastonbury. This former doctor with an impressive gag-rate and work ethic, now embarks on an even more challenging caper: playing himself. A new stand-up show sees him flex his joke-writing muscles in the pursuit of exploring his real life... but does he want to be himself?Extras include Simon's blagger's guide to getting backstage at the world's biggest festival, reflections on the targets of his mockery and the challenges involved in gradually moving away from Lee step by step... Sign up for the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders to get access to ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more.@SimonBrodkinSimon Brodkin brings his show 100% Simon Brodkin to The Pleasance Baby Grand as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 1st – 24th August at 9.30pm. More info and tickets available at edfringe.comTickets for my show Primer at this year's Edinburgh Fringe@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd many thanks to The Comedy Store for the recording space.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/07/191h 15m

300 - Stuart Goldsmith

Comedian, former street-performer and popular podcast host, Stu Goldsmith is a charming but tortur-Oh god I can't fake this, it's me isn't it? It's bloody ME!Your fearless interviewer has the tables turned as he sits down to be interviewed by ComCom fans Sarah Millican, Tom Allen and Sindhu Vee, and fields questions from listeners including James Acaster, Nish Kumar, Ricky Gervais, Brett Goldstein, Herbie Treehead, Josh Widdicombe, Fern Brady and Nathaniel Metcalfe, as well as those sent in by you the listener via the ComCom Facebook page.It was quite bruising but he enjoyed it.@ComComPod@StuGoldsmithwww.comedianscomedian.comwww.stuartgoldsmith.co.ukThe rushes from the three main interviews are available soon from www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders, along with all the extra material from any episode which has ever had extras attached!Come and see Stu's work-in-progress show "Primer" at the Edinburgh Fringe at Monkey Barrel, who appear to have cheekily grabbedwww.thefringe.comwww.thefringe.co.ukandwww.fairfringe.comBut you can find Stu's details here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/stuart-goldsmith-primer-wip  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/07/192h 2m

299 - Sam Jay

Your interviewer didn't really grasp the American term to "murder" a room, until he caught Sam Jay's set at SXSW Comedy earlier this year, in which she smashed the audience senseless with her unique perspective on race, sexuality and society. A breath-taking combination of unerring confidence, hammer-blow punchlines and genuine insight will see her reaching incredible heights in comedy. We talk about Boston, LA and New York, and why she has no time for comics who want to be adored.samjaycomic | @samjaycomicTickets for my show Primer at this year's Edinburgh Fringe@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.comThanks to www.sohotheatre.com for the recording space, don't forget to check out their brilliantly varied lineups of the cream of international comedy.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/07/191h 2m

298 - Nick Revell

Present at the opening night of the London Comedy Store, Nick Revell has been performing satirical, political and absurd standup for four decades. After a ten year break to write for TV, including on topical sitcom "Drop The Dead Donkey", he humbly returned to the open mic circuit to relearn his craft, and shares his unique perspective on how things had changed in that time, on stage, in audiences and in green rooms. We talk about the benefit of sleepless nights, his new narrative shows, and whether after nearly forty years he's finally found his voice...25mins of extra material available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club include Nick on the excess of the early days of the Store, and some brilliant technical advice on how to absorb an instinct for the shape of a joke... sign up at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders www.nickrevell.com | @TheNickRevellAnd go and see Nick's brilliantly titled Fringe show: "Nick Revell: Eurasia’s Most Eligible Psychopaths and Their Lovely Homes"Tickets for my show Primer at this year's Edinburgh Fringe@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/06/191h 7m

297 - Paul Smith

Almost certainly the comedian with the most online content in the world, Paul Smith has uploaded over 1000 short clips of his crowdwork at Liverpool's Hot Water Comedy Club, and caught a wave of success he could never have imagined. We talk about the moment he nearly lost control of his 8000-strong hometown arena show, why he doesn't want or need TV exposure, and how he feels about the prospect of being credited as the originator of certain stock material and structures...30mins of extras available by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders including Paul's advice for comics aiming to follow in his footsteps, his very early TV work in a standup competition, and how he manages to retain his resistance to pressure.Paul's Youtube clips | @paulisthejoker | Paul's upcoming Hot Water gigsTickets for my show Primer at this year's Edinburgh Fringe @ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/06/191h 14m

296 - Markus Birdman

A multi-media artist, fascinated with language, rhythm, and combining jokes with drawing, Markus Birdman also isn't above a dick joke. Aiming for “high octane and no gaps”, with routines composed like a drum solo, we uncover his volatile relationship with his father and his father's God, the stroke that he almost mistook for a hangover, and wanting to be angry as a means of self-definition.30 mins of extras from this episode are available at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders, including Markus on survivor's guilt, the shot at the top that he might have missed, whether you can fake greatness in comedy, and a short sharp strategy for overcoming writer's block...www.markusbirdman.co.uk | @birdmanwatchingTickets for Markus' Ed Fringe show Last White ChristmasTickets for my show Primer at this year's Edinburgh Fringe@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/06/191h 11m

295 - Russell Hicks

I said it and I'm sticking with it: Russell Hicks is a risk-taking ball of fire. Making a conscious choice to bet the house on every gig, he eschews material in favour of 100% riffing, with explosive results. We explore the economic consequences of approaching a set like a game of pinball in an industry based on reliability, dig into his use of comic muscle memory, and find out why he paints on a cave wall and not a canvas...Extra material available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club includes Russell on why he chose the UK over America, how it felt to be told he wouldn't succeed whilst succeeding, and the suggestion other comics always make to him... and why he ignores it. Join up at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersFind Russell's comedy album, consisting of three different hours recorded in Edinburgh 2016 at www.russellhicks.co.ukSee my show Primer at this year's Edinburgh Fringe@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/06/191h 28m

294 - Ahir Shah

In the hands of a lesser comic, Ahir Shah's ambitions towards political discourse might seem lofty, but this agile act has the punchlines to back them up. We explore how he sees one-liners as ".zip" files, using punchy gags into which he's compressed huge ideas, and learn how he attempts to safeguard his precarious mental health, particularly with regard to the loneliness of the job.20 mins of extra content available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club includes Ahir on his survival tips for small scale touring, the strategy behind his switch from the free to the paid fringe this year, and the thought he'll keep in mind when appearing shortly on "Have I Got News For You". Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders to access the private podcast with all extra content plus "Comedy Critique", in which the Insiders collaborate on feedback to newer comics!Tickets and details of Ahir's Fringe showahirshah.com | @AhirShahSee my show Primer at this year's Edinburgh Fringe@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.comwww.theirworld.org | www.educationcannotwait.org  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/05/191h 20m

293 - Andi Osho

Burning amazingly brightly on the UK TV comedy scene a few years ago, Andi Osho seemed to have the world at her feet. But something was wrong; she became physically and mentally exhausted and felt increasingly detached from her onstage persona. Now starring in “Curfew” on Sky, we talk about the warning signs she saw and missed, why she wouldn't do another panel show if she returned to standup, and whether it's easier or harder to be depressed in L.A.Over 20mins of extra material available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club includes Andi on the workshops, courses and ontological studies she's experienced, the limitations of standup, and finding authentic ways to give back to the world. Join up at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiderswww.andiosho.co.uk | @andiosho | @theandioshowSee my show Primer at this year's Edinburgh Fringe@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/05/191h 10m

292 - JOSH WIDDICOMBE RETURNS (Live at Machynlleth Comedy Festival)

Six years after his first appearance, Josh returns for a textbook ComCom conversation about his creative development since then! We get even further into the minutiae of his writing and structuring process and what makes a perfect observation, plus some spicy celebrity gossip about Taskmaster and the secret of his rebooking success on the Graham Norton Show!Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersFind tickets to Josh's new tour here.www.joshwiddicombe.com | @joshwiddicombeSee my show Primer at this year's Edinburgh Fringe@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/05/191h 6m

291 - Bec Hill

Beloved of her fans, and radiating a genuine adoration for people, Bec Hill fizzes with comic creativity. We talk about how she lost and refound her sense of play, and explore the relationship between her faith, her self-critical voice and her work. We also cover the difference between a nerd, a geek and a dork; and talk fringe shows, flipcharts and whether she peaked at Piaf...Extra material exclusively available to members of the Insiders Club includes:Her biggest challenge with social media and the surprising reason she no longer posts jokesHow Bec dealt with a new act reproducing a very specific aspect of her style and what she fears from big businessBec and Stu share some more private stuff about what success means to us both.Sign up now at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersSee Bec at this year's Ed Fringe herewww.bechillcomedian.com | @bechillcomedianSee my show at Soho Theatre between 9th-11th May And come and see me at the Ed Fringe@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.comThis episode was recorded at The Cheese Comedy Club, Bristolwww.facebook.com/thecheesecomedyclub/ | cheesecomedy.club | @cheese_comedy  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/05/191h 17m

290 - Matt Braunger (Live at SXSW, Austin Texas)

A ray of hairy sunshine, Matt Braunger is one of those acts who pummels an audience with a constantly switching array of styles and techniques. Likened by Marc Maron to "a puppy who won't let go", he writes entirely on stage and chases universal emotion. We talk about happiness, faith, the importance of a point of view, shooting a sitcom in branches of IKEA, and tattooing a face on a scrotum. www.mattbraunger.com | @BraungerGet ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersSee Stu at MachfestAnd at Soho Theatre between 9th-11th May@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/04/191h 8m

289 - Deborah Frances-White

Creator and host of the Guilty Feminist podcast, Deborah Frances-White is a phenomenally energetic woman on a mission. A former Jehovah's Witness, she now leads her own army of followers, employing the machinery of business to liberate and entertain, and to inspire genuine activism. We explore how improv conquers repression, go into detail on the genesis of her extraordinary podcast and its roadmap for the future, and she exhorts the listener to make your own model.Extras available only to members of the Insiders Club include two incredible pieces of advice: one on how to pass pretty much any interview for anything, and the other on how as a comedian she nipped bitterness in the bud. Plus some truly brilliant coaching on why and how to create your own model for success.... Join now at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders Her movie Say My Name is out on 23rd April, go to guiltyfeminist for tickets and details.deborahfrances-white.com | @DeborahFW | guiltyfeminist.comGet tickets to my new tour dates at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour or on any of the following venues below: 27/04/2019 Plymouth Barbican9-11/05/2019 Soho Theatre, London 05/10/19 Edinburgh Stand (early show – 5pm)11/10/19 Northampton Royal and Derngate25/10/19 Teignmouth Pavillions26/10/19 Swindon Arts Centre04/11/19 Nottingham Glee Club05/11/19 Birmingham Glee Club08/11/19 Bristol - The Comedy Box at the Hen and Chicken04/12/19 Aldershot - The West End Centre25/01/20 Corsham - The Pound Arts Centre01/02/20 Newcastle Stand (early show - 5pm)02/02/20 Glasgow - The Stand07/02/20 Farnham Maltings28/02/20 Cambridge Junction @comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.com Charity Gig...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/04/191h 26m

288 - Chris Addison

Star of "The Thick Of It" and "In The Loop", and award-winning director of "Veep", comedian Chris Addison is the director of new feature film "The Hustle", starring Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway. We talk about his apprenticeship under Armando Iannucci, how he handles the very first day on set, and the difference between a perfect version and a useful vision...Extra material available exclusively to the Insiders Club includes Chris on the surprising secret weapon that made Veep a success, what technical department was so important to The Thick Of It, and why he never reads reviews... Sign up today at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders mrchrisaddison.tumblr.com | @mrchrisaddison | The HustleGet tickets to my new tour dates at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour or on any of the following venues below: 17/04/2019 Oxford Old Fire Station19/04/2019 Bromsgrove – The Artix27/04/2019 Plymouth Barbican9-11/05/2019 Soho Theatre, London 05/10/19 Edinburgh Stand (early show – 5pm)11/10/19 Northampton Royal and Derngate25/10/19 Teignmouth Pavillions26/10/19 Swindon Arts Centre04/11/19 Nottingham Glee Club05/11/19 Birmingham Glee Club08/11/19 Bristol - The Comedy Box at the Hen and Chicken04/12/19 Aldershot - The West End Centre25/01/20 Corsham - The Pound Arts Centre01/02/20 Newcastle Stand (early show - 5pm)02/02/20 Glasgow - The Stand07/02/20 Farnham Maltings28/02/20 Cambridge Junction @comcompod | See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/04/191h 20m

287 - Eugene Mirman, Live at SXSW

One of the godfathers of alt-comedy, Eugene Mirman is an obsessive innovator of different forms through which to be funny; laminated signs, letters to councils, lectures on how to advertise shapes and his own ten year super-commitment to a joke, the "Eugene Mirman comedy festival". As well as talking about the drafting process behind his measured absurdism, we learn how he deals with his wife's illness - both in his personal life and on stage.www.eugenemirman.com | @EugeneMirmanGet ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders Book tickets to my new tour dates at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour or on any of the following venues below: 12/04/2019 Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre17/04/2019 Oxford Old Fire Station19/04/2019 Bromsgrove – The Artix27/04/2019 Plymouth Barbican9-11/05/2019 Soho Theatre, London 05/10/19 Edinburgh Stand (early show – 5pm)11/10/19 Northampton Royal and Derngate25/10/19 Teignmouth Pavillions26/10/19 Swindon Arts Centre04/11/19 Nottingham Glee Club05/11/19 Birmingham Glee Club08/11/19 Bristol - The Comedy Box at the Hen and Chicken04/12/19 Aldershot - The West End Centre25/01/20 Corsham - The Pound Arts Centre01/02/20 Newcastle Stand (early show - 5pm)02/02/20 Glasgow - The Stand07/02/20 Farnham Maltings28/02/20 Cambridge Junction @comcompod | See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/04/191h 17m

286 - Sindhu Vee (Live at Podfest Birmingham)

A disciple of "chaotic joy", Sindhu Vee's rise to standup stardom is about as meteoric as they get; just a hop and a skip from the open mic circuit, to award nominations and appearances on "QI" and "Have I Got News For You". A cursory glance at this hyper-qualified former investment banker reveals an addiction to excellence and discipline.A self-identified "graduate" of this podcast, Sindhu opens up about the defining moment that launched this phase of her life, and celebrates the endless possibilities of self-belief.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersAnd see Sindhu on tour HERE.@sindhuvfunny | sindhuvee.comGet tickets to my new tour dates at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour or on any of the following venues below:05/04/2019 Reading – South Street Arts12/04/2019 Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre17/04/2019 Oxford Old Fire Station19/04/2019 Bromsgrove – The Artix27/04/2019 Plymouth Barbican9-11/05/2019 Soho Theatre, London 05/10/19 Edinburgh Stand (early show – 5pm)11/10/19 Northampton Royal and Derngate25/10/19 Teignmouth Pavillions26/10/19 Swindon Arts Centre04/11/19 Nottingham Glee Club05/11/19 Birmingham Glee Club08/11/19 Bristol - The Comedy Box at the Hen and Chicken04/12/19 Aldershot - The West End Centre25/01/20 Corsham - The Pound Arts Centre01/02/20 Newcastle Stand (early show - 5pm)02/02/20 Glasgow - The StandSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/04/191h 11m

285 - Roy Wood Jr, Live at SXSW

Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr is a socio-political powerhouse of a comedian, taking huge topics about race and community and making them hilarious and relatable. We go into detail on the development of some of his favourite routines, discover how he finds the funny in murderously serious topics, and examine the sense of responsibility that drives him.Extras available only to members of the Insiders Club include details on Roy's extraordinary methodology regarding waveforms, facial expression and inflection, as well as a scathing critique of his dietary habits by fellow Daily Show correspondent Ronny Chieng. Join now at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersWatch Roy's latest special for free HEREwww.roywoodjr.com | @roywoodjrGet tickets to my new tour dates at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour or on any of the following venues below:05/04/2019 Reading – South Street Arts12/04/2019 Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre17/04/2019 Oxford Old Fire Station19/04/2019 Bromsgrove – The Artix27/04/2019 Plymouth Barbican9-11/05/2019 Soho Theatre, London 05/10/19 Edinburgh Stand (early show – 5pm)11/10/19 Northampton Royal and Derngate25/10/19 Teignmouth Pavillions26/10/19 Swindon Arts Centre04/11/19 Nottingham Glee Club05/11/19 Birmingham Glee Club08/11/19 Bristol - The Comedy Box at the Hen and Chicken04/12/19 Aldershot - The West End Centre25/01/20 Corsham - The Pound Arts Centre01/02/20 Newcastle Stand (early show - 5pm)02/02/20 Glasgow - The...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/03/191h 11m

284 - Kathy Griffin, Live at SXSW, Austin Texas.

Grammy and double-Emmy winner Kathy Griffin holds the Guinness world record for most comedy specials: 23 shows packed with her trademark scathing wit and merciless celebrity takedowns. But in May 2017 a provocative promo image of her holding the severed "head" of President Donald Trump changed her life forever.We talk about how she survived having the machinery of state directed towards bullying her, when a Department of Justice investigation into "conspiracy to assassinate the President" led to her entire working life being cancelled. As you'll hear, the President's admitted attempt to "decimate her life" has only strengthened the resolve of this astonishingly powerful woman...We also talk about sexism, marketing, seizing the means of production, and banging Tarantino!Buy Fuck Trump merchandise and learn more about Kathy and her touring schedule at www.kathygriffin.comKathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story | @kathygriffin | imdbGet tickets to my new tour dates at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour or on any of the following venues below:13/03/2019 Salisbury Art Centre20/03/2019 Cheltenham Playhouse29/03/2019 Crawley -The Hawth05/04/2019 Reading – South Street Arts12/04/2019 Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre17/04/2019 Oxford Old Fire Station19/04/2019 Bromsgrove – The Artix27/04/2019 Plymouth Barbican9-11/05/2019 Soho Theatre, London 05/10/19 Edinburgh Stand (early show – 5pm)11/10/19 Northampton Royal and Derngate25/10/19 Teignmouth Pavillions26/10/19 Swindon Arts Centre04/11/19 Nottingham Glee Club05/11/19...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/03/191h 27m

283 - Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw

In a double first for the podcast we speak not only across a transatlantic internet connection but also to our first critic! But Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw is unlike any other; a fast-talking and acerbic eviscerator of computer games, his hilarious "Zero Punctuation" reviews regularly attract downloads in the millions, while his sci-fi and fantasy novels have garnered critical acclaim. We discuss world-building, why games lend themselves to horror more than comedy, and cover investment, anxiety and shouting rude words. Extras: Yahtzee explores his comedy influences, his one attempt at standup and explains the iterative process behind his videos. Sign up now at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders @YahtzeeCroshaw | Youtube | Zero Punctuation | Yahtzee's BlogGet tickets to my new tour dates at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour or on any of the following venues below:13/03/2019 Salisbury Art Centre20/03/2019 Cheltenham Playhouse29/03/2019 Crawley -The Hawth05/04/2019 Reading – South Street Arts12/04/2019 Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre17/04/2019 Oxford Old Fire Station19/04/2019 Bromsgrove – The Artix27/04/2019 Plymouth Barbican9-11/05/2019 Soho Theatre, London 05/10/19 Edinburgh Stand (early show – 5pm)11/10/19 Northampton Royal and Derngate25/10/19 Teignmouth Pavillions26/10/19 Swindon Arts Centre04/11/19 Nottingham Glee Club05/11/19...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/03/191h 16m

282 - Toby Hadoke

Toby is a quintessential English gent; bumbling, noble and Dr Who obsessed. He's also a very deft writer whose work keeps making Stu cry, as well as a respected compere and champion of newer acts. We talk about his stewardship of the club XS Mallarkey, using self-deprecation as a defense mechanism, and tease at the feeling of being surplus...Extra material available exclusively to Insiders includes Toby on his brilliant contribution to a radio show commemorating the life of Spike Milligan, and the time he punched a heckler. Sign up now at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@TobyHadoke | tobyhadoke.com | Toby Hadoke's Who's RoundWATCH my free comedy special on Dead Parrot's YouTube channel HEREBUY the Directors Cut for £5 at www.comedianscomedian.com/specialOBSERVE my new tour dates at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour or on any of the following venues below:13/03/2019 Salisbury Art Centre20/03/2019 Cheltenham Playhouse29/03/2019 Crawley -The Hawth05/04/2019 Reading – South Street Arts12/04/2019 Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre17/04/2019 Oxford Old Fire Station19/04/2019 Bromsgrove – The Artix27/04/2019 Plymouth Barbican9-11/05/2019 Soho Theatre, London 05/10/19 Edinburgh Stand (early show – 5pm)11/10/19 Northampton Royal and Derngate25/10/19 Teignmouth Pavillions26/10/19 Swindon Arts Centre04/11/19 Nottingham Glee ClubSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/03/191h 24m

"Like I Mean It" Comedy Special now available for free!

Watch the 55min clean edit of my new comedy special "Like I Mean It" for free here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3Xb93lb0jwGet the 82min director's cut that puts you right in the room, here:https://vimeo.com/ondemand/likeimeanitCome see me live on tour in 2019!01/03/19 Falmouth – The Poly20/03/19 Cheltenham Playhouse29/03/19 Crawley -The Hawth05/04/19 Reading – South Street Arts12/04/19 Leamington Spa – Royal Spa Centre13/04/19 Salisbury Arts Centre17/04/19 Oxford Old Fire Station19/04/19 Bromsgrove – Artrix27/04/19 Plymouth Barbican9-11/05/2019 Soho Theatre, London  05/10/19 Edinburgh Stand (early show – 5pm)11/10/19 Northampton Royal and Derngate25/10/19 Teignmouth Pavillions26/10/19 Swindon Arts Centre04/11/19 Nottingham Glee Club05/11/19 Birmingham Glee Club08/11/19 Bristol – The Comedy Box at the Hen and Chicken04/12/19 Aldershot – The West End Centre25/01/20 Corsham – The Pound Arts Centre01/02/20 Newcastle Stand (early show – 5pm)02/02/20 Glasgow – The Stand07/02/20 Farnham Maltings28/02/20 Cambridge Junction  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/02/192m 2s

281 - Jake Johannsen

A quintessential stand-up, with over three decades' experience and forty-five Letterman appearances, Jake Johannsen is an infinitely warm and funny man.We talk about how his decisions have defined him, how to cope with periods of derailed progress, and why the plans of a comedian are pointless. Extra content available to members of the Insiders Club include Jake on turning down a pivotal role in Seinfeld; how he utilises his massive experience to play corporate gigs, and how he deals with having material stolen...Join up at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders for all the extra content from past and future shows, the "comedy critique" episodes, ad-free episodes and secret REDACTED live recordings!@jakethis | www.jakethis.comBook now for LIVE ComComPods:Mar 23rd 1pm - Live special with comedy legend TBC @ Birmingham Podcast Festival!    Stu’s 2019 tour of “End Of” is on sale now! “A comedy masterclass… Endlessly inventive” (The List)Tickets for the first half of the tour at these links:22/02/2019 Maidenhead – Norden Farm01/03/2019 Falmouth – The Poly13/03/2019 Salisbury Art Centre20/03/2019 Cheltenham Playhouse29/03/2019 Crawley -The Hawth05/04/2019 Reading – South Street Arts12/04/2019 Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre17/04/2019 Oxford Old Fire Station19/04/2019 Bromsgrove – The Artix27/04/2019 Plymouth Barbican9-11/05/2019 Soho Theatre, London@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.com   And don't forget to join...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/02/191h 22m

280 - Jeff Innocent

A diamond-hard joke writer and phenomenally deft performer, there is no aspect of Jeff Innocent's act that hasn't been honed to perfection. A purist about several aspects of comedy, some of them surprising, his hard man aesthetic conceals a deadly sophistication. We talk about the poetry of comedy, the pursuit of the rolling laugh, and find out why never to say "hello"...Around 30mins of extra material available only to members of the insiders club includes Jeff on martial arts, misdirection, feeling vulnerable for the first time, and dropping bombs... Join now at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersJeff Innocent Comedy Academy | www.jeffinnocent.com | @InnocentJeffBook now for LIVE ComComPods:Mar 23rd 1pm - Live special with comedy legend TBC @ Birmingham Podcast Festival!    Stu’s 2019 tour of “End Of” is on sale now! “A comedy masterclass… Endlessly inventive” (The List)Tickets for the first half of the tour at these links:22/02/2019 Maidenhead – Norden Farm01/03/2019 Falmouth – The Poly13/03/2019 Salisbury Art Centre20/03/2019 Cheltenham Playhouse29/03/2019 Crawley -The Hawth05/04/2019 Reading – South Street Arts12/04/2019 Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre17/04/2019 Oxford Old Fire Station19/04/2019 Bromsgrove – The Artix27/04/2019 Plymouth Barbican9-11/05/2019 Soho Theatre, London@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.com   And don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can doSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/02/191h 22m

279 - POLICE COPS (Live at Vault Festival)

If I told you "Police Cops" met at drama school, mucked about to make their fellow students laugh and now tour an action movie spoof comedy show, you might turn up your nose. But you'd be a fool to ignore their hyper-speed joke rate, astonishing innovation and innate physical clowning. They are laugh-til-you-cry, standing-ovation funny, and they're converting crowds into baying fans wherever they go. We talk live in a dank cellar about their favourite gags, their gag-grinding process, and the providence of brown stains...SEE POLICE COPS ON TOUR@PoliceCops_ | www.policecops.co.ukBook now for LIVE ComComPods:Mar 23rd 1pm - Live special with comedy legend TBC @ Birmingham Podcast Festival!    Stu’s 2019 tour of “End Of” is on sale now! “A comedy masterclass… Endlessly inventive” (The List)Tickets for the first half of the tour at these links:22/02/2019 Maidenhead – Norden Farm01/03/2019 Falmouth – The Poly13/03/2019 Salisbury Art Centre20/03/2019 Cheltenham Playhouse29/03/2019 Crawley -The Hawth05/04/2019 Reading – South Street Arts12/04/2019 Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre17/04/2019 Oxford Old Fire Station19/04/2019 Bromsgrove – The Artix27/04/2019 Plymouth Barbican9-11/05/2019 Soho Theatre, London@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.com   And don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/02/191h 6m

278 - Eggsy (Goldie Lookin Chain) AKA John Rutledge

One of the co-founders of Newport's finest musical export "Goldie Lookin Chain", John "Eggsy" Rutledge is an irrepressibly joyful soul who raps but isn't a rapper. We talk about the development of the band, why you can't ever get off the tour bus, his "Unexplainers" podcast with Mike Bubbins, and how and when to avoid the grownups.www.theunexplainers.co.uk | @theunexplainers | @TheGLC | Goldie Lookin ChainEnjoy ad-free episodes plus a ton of extra content from interviews, as well as access to the private podcast and our super-fan community at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersBook now for LIVE ComComPod at Birmingham Podcast Festival:Mar 23rd 1pm - Live special with comedy legend TBC @ Birmingham Podcast Festival!    Stu’s 2019 tour of “End Of” is on sale now! “A comedy masterclass… Endlessly inventive” (The List)Tickets for the first half of the tour at these links:22/02/2019 Maidenhead – Norden Farm01/03/2019 Falmouth – The Poly13/03/2019 Salisbury Art Centre20/03/2019 Cheltenham Playhouse29/03/2019 Crawley -The Hawth05/04/2019 Reading – South Street Arts12/04/2019 Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre17/04/2019 Oxford Old Fire Station19/04/2019 Bromsgrove – The Artix27/04/2019 Plymouth Barbican9-11/05/2019 Soho Theatre, London@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.com   And don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/02/191h 39m

Remembering Jeremy Hardy

News of Jeremy Hardy's passing reached me today and came as a massive shock to the vast majority of his fans. The outpouring of love and affection for this wonderful gentle man and comic, who carried a righteous energy for activism and protest, has been moving and inspiring. As Mark Steele tweeted today "Knowing him as I did, I know he wouldn't want you to be sad, he'd want you to be bloody devastated."  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/02/191h 6m

277 - Jessica Fostekew

Character-filled comedian and actress, Jessica Fostekew is also the presenter of her own podcast "Hoovering", and guest co-host of The Guilty Feminist. We talk about how noticing her own faked confidence led to a sea-change in her creative process, the "crime" of mixing stand-up and acting, the joys of fabricating the truth, and when to drink the champagne...Join the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders to get access to an ad-free version of this episode plus 20 minutes of extras, including Jessica's exploration of her work directing standup shows for Sara Pascoe and Lauren Pattinson among others. Insiders Club membership also gives you a whole private podcast stuffed with inspiring extra content, the chance to critique newer acts en masse, and pitch to interview Stu about the subject of your choice - as well as a new community of hyper-fans!See Hoovering Live at the Vault Festival, 3rd March!jessicafostekew.com | @jessicafostekewBook now for LIVE ComComPods: Mar 23rd 1pm - Live special with comedy legend TBC @ Birmingham Podcast Festival!    Stu’s 2019 tour of “End Of” is on sale now! “A comedy masterclass… Endlessly inventive” (The List)Tickets for the first half of the tour at these links:22/02/2019 Maidenhead – Norden Farm01/03/2019 Falmouth – The Poly13/03/2019 Salisbury Art Centre20/03/2019 Cheltenham Playhouse29/03/2019 Crawley -The Hawth05/04/2019 Reading – South Street Arts12/04/2019 Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre17/04/2019 Oxford Old Fire Station19/04/2019 Bromsgrove – The Artix27/04/2019 Plymouth Barbican9-11/05/2019 Soho Theatre, LondonSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/01/191h 17m

276 - Ed Aczel

"Britain's greatest living anti-comedian" (Guardian), Ed Aczel is an oddball among oddballs. We analyse his "instinctive adventure" within comedy, and discover how to create and burst tension in unexpected ways; the secret of destabilising beauty; and whether Ed knows why he's funny.Join the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders to access extra material including Ed on the rise of the oddball act on the UK scene, a recap of the "Dr Brown" clown course Ed and Stu found themselves on together, and why there's no such thing as a wasted journey...Edward Aczel (@edwardaczel)Book now for LIVE ComComPods: Feb 2nd 4.30pm - Live special with hilarious rubber-limbed melodramatists POLICE COPS @ Vault Festival London!  Mar 23rd 1pm - Live special with comedy legend TBC @ Birmingham Podcast Festival!    Stu’s 2019 tour of “End Of” is on sale now! “A comedy masterclass… Endlessly inventive” (The List)Tickets for the first half of the tour at these links:22/02/2019 Maidenhead – Norden Farm01/03/2019 Falmouth – The Poly13/03/2019 Salisbury Art Centre20/03/2019 Cheltenham Playhouse29/03/2019 Crawley -The Hawth05/04/2019 Reading – South Street Arts12/04/2019 Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre17/04/2019 Oxford Old Fire Station19/04/2019 Bromsgrove – The Artix27/04/2019 Plymouth Barbican9-11/05/2019 Soho Theatre, London@comcompod | See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/01/191h 16m

275 - Doc Brown

Ben Bailey Smith AKA Doc Brown is a prodigious talent, with clean-cut standup and roof-raising comedy rap, as well as a parallel career as an influential and respected rapper. But his ostensibly industrial self-belief conceals a "patchwork of anxiety and depression". We talk about the state of mind that led him to turn down a 220-date national tour, how his stage name became a millstone, and why he struggles to make a meal he wouldn't eat himself...Extra content available to donors at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders includes the full story on how Doc wrote and prepared for hosting the LA BAFTAS in 2016, and how to improvise in front of Samuel L Jackson. We also learn why Doc's change in career is kind of Stu's fault...www.docbrown.co.uk | Doc on Spotify | Youtube Book now for LIVE ComComPods:Feb 2nd 4.30pm - Live special with hilarious rubber-limbed melodramatists POLICE COPS @ Vault Festival London!  Mar 23rd 1pm - Live special with comedy legend TBC @ Birmingham Podcast Festival!    Stu’s 2019 tour of “End Of” is on sale now! “A comedy masterclass… Endlessly inventive” (The List)Tickets for the first half of the tour at these links:22/02/2019 Maidenhead – Norden Farm01/03/2019 Falmouth – The Poly13/03/2019 Salisbury Art Centre20/03/2019 Cheltenham Playhouse29/03/2019 Crawley -The Hawth05/04/2019 Reading – South Street Arts12/04/2019 Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre17/04/2019 Oxford Old Fire Station19/04/2019 Bromsgrove – The Artix27/04/2019 Plymouth...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/01/191h 38m

274 - Phil Ellis

A masterful architect of the complete shambles, Phil Ellis plays "a permanently nose-diving version of himself" on stage and in his BBC Radio 4 series "Phil Ellis Is Trying". We discuss disaster, dignity and anger in his back catalogue of shows that go wrong, and get the inside story of Phil's Edinburgh Award-winning "Funz and Gamez"; the kids' show that deliberately and hilariously sails over the heads of the children in the audience. We also learn which disastrous audition left Phil crawling out of the room...Extra material available to the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders includes Phil's candid analysis of exactly how and why the TV adaptation of "Funz and Gamez" went awry... @ThePhilEllisBook now for LIVE ComComPods:Feb 2nd 4.30pm - Live special with hilarious rubber-limbed melodramatists POLICE COPS @ Vault Festival London! Mar 23rd 1pm - Live special with comedy legend TBC @ Birmingham Podcast Festival! Stu’s 2019 tour of “End Of” is on sale now! “A comedy masterclass… Endlessly inventive” (The List)Tickets for the first half of the tour at these links:22/02/2019 Maidenhead – Norden Farm01/03/2019 Falmouth – The Poly13/03/2019 Salisbury Art Centre20/03/2019 Cheltenham Playhouse29/03/2019 Crawley -The Hawth05/04/2019 Reading – South Street Arts12/04/2019 Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre17/04/2019 Oxford Old Fire Station19/04/2019 Bromsgrove – The Artix27/04/2019 Plymouth Barbican9-11/05/2019 Soho Theatre, London@comcompod www.comedianscomedian.com  And...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/01/191h 33m

273 - Laura Davis

Incredibly insightful and darkly funny, Laura Davis is a truly gifted artist who holds aspects of herself up to the light and says "you too?" We discuss the iron resolve that took her from an "extremely shy and extremely loud" girlhood, to performing jokes without victims, inside a duvet cover. If you've ever thought of jokes as "ideas refracted through a prism of other people's experience", you're going to love this one...*Content Warning*: This episode contains a discussion of suicidal feelings. Extra content available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club include:Some tips on wielding status for naturally shy comediansA defence of the right of artists to make shitty workA reflection on an early piece of Laura's work in which she deliberately entrapped the audience in an abusive relationship...Join now at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersFollow Laura Davis @LauraDavisComicwww.lauradaviscomedy.comhttp://comedy-festival.co.uk/event/laura-davis-cake-in-the-rain/http://comedy-festival.co.uk/event/laura-davis-work-in-progress/https://www.komedia.co.uk/brighton/comedy/laura-davis-ghost-machine/  Book now for LIVE ComComPods:Feb 2nd 4.30pm - Live special with hilarious rubber-limbed melodramatists POLICE COPS @ Vault Festival London! Mar 23rd 1pm - Live special with comedy legend TBC @ Birmingham Podcast Festival! Don't miss out! you only have until 31st December to pre-order the insanely good new ComCom T-shirt designed by @LiseRichardson at www.comedianscomedian.com/merch      Stu’s 2019 tour of “End Of” is on sale now! “A comedy masterclass… Endlessly inventive” (The List)Tickets for the first half of the tour at these links:22/02/2019 Maidenhead – Norden Farm01/03/2019 Falmouth – The Poly13/03/2019 Salisbury Art Centre20/03/2019 Cheltenham Playhouse29/03/2019 Crawley -The Hawth05/04/2019 Reading – South Street ArtsSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/12/181h 14m

272 - John Robertson

Creator of The Dark Room, one of the most exciting, imaginative, maddening and hilariously cruel live experiences Stu has ever been a part of, John Robertson is also a stand-up, tending towards lunatic clown. We talk about weaponising outsider status to survive school, and the dynamic between outlandish persona and the "over-indulged child" within. But how to you nurture joy when you get paid to scream abuse at people?Enjoy all extras from shows past and present with access to the private Insiders Club podcast, alongside a host of other strands and projects, including the chance to interview Stu yourself, and take part in a group critical analysis of newer acts from all over the world: www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders   The Dark Room game is now at www.thedarkroomgame.com - available on Steam for PC and Mac. John's website is www.thejohnrobertson.comAnd you can find him on Twitter @Robbotron  Stu’s 2019 tour of “End Of” is on sale now! “A comedy masterclass… Endlessly inventive” (The List)Tickets for the first half of the tour at these links:22/02/2019 Maidenhead – Norden Farm01/03/2019 Falmouth – The Poly13/03/2019 Salisbury Art Centre20/03/2019 Cheltenham Playhouse29/03/2019 Crawley -The Hawth05/04/2019 Reading – South Street Arts12/04/2019 Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre17/04/2019 Oxford Old Fire Station19/04/2019 Bromsgrove – The Artix27/04/2019 Plymouth Barbican9-11/05/2019 Soho Theatre, London@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.com And don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/12/181h 5m

271 - Laura Lexx

Unfailingly bright and bubbly, Laura Lexx has recently shifted into higher gear, with a breakthrough fringe show about an ongoing mental health struggle. We learn how her director Jessica Fostekew pushed her to be more vulnerable than her club comic instincts would ordinarily allow, discuss bailing at competition finals, and consider melting down the fat to get to the muscle... Extras available for donors on the private podcast at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders include Laura on changes in her mindset that helped her improve; the differences between what audiences and industry are looking for in a festival show; reflections on other useful painful experiences, and a warning for people considering a certain student comedy competition... The show Laura was doing at the Edinburgh festival was "Trying" and you can see it at The Soho Theatre in London from 20-23 February 2019 - https://sohotheatre.com/shows/laura-lexx-trying/ Catch Laura on the BBC's Live at the Apollo Christmas Special on 20th December! Details of all Laura's gigs and to keep up with everything she does via a newsletter are at www.lauralexx.co.uk, and she's on twitter @LauraLexx  and Facebook.com/lauralexxcomedian Pre-order the insanely good new ComCom T-shirt designed by @LiseRichardson at www.comedianscomedian.com/merch   DON'T MISS OUT! Sign up for the ComComPod Secret Santa comedy-swap... ONLY ONE WEEK TO GO: https://tinyurl.com/ycwkqyn9  Stu’s 2019 tour of “End Of” has just gone on sale! “A comedy masterclass… Endlessly inventive” (The List)Tickets for the first half of the tour at these links:22/02/2019 Maidenhead – Norden Farm01/03/2019 Falmouth – The Poly13/03/2019 Salisbury Art Centre20/03/2019 Cheltenham Playhouse29/03/2019 Crawley -The Hawth05/04/2019 Reading – South Street Arts12/04/2019 Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre17/04/2019 Oxford Old Fire StationSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/12/181h 9m

A million bees? In just one hive?

New T-shirts available to pre-order NOW until Dec 31st at www.comedianscomedian.com/merchDon't miss out! Online orders end on Dec 31st and then surplus will only be available in person after that...*THEY WILL NOT ARRIVE IN TIME FOR XMAS!* "Bee" design by Lise Richardson@LiseRichardsonwww.liserichardsonart.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/11/1857s

270 - No Such Thing As A Fish (Live)

Q.I. "Elves" Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski, Dan Schreiber and James Harkin join Stu live onstage at the London Podcast Festival to break down the process by which they unearth the world's greatest facts and fancies, and turn them into one of the world's most runaway successful podcasts! Who's the leader, what's the difference between the two main clowns, and which team player secretly strikes fear into the hearts of the other three? Enjoy all extras from shows past and present with access to the private Insiders Club podcast, alongside a host of other strands and projects, including the chance to interview Stu yourself, and take part in a group critical analysis of newer acts from all over the world: http://www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders Get advance info on next year's London Podcast Festival @KingsPlace Follow No Such Thing As A Fish on Twitter @NoSuchThing Buy "The Book Of The Year 2018" here: http://qi.com/shop/fish Get tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour Pre-order the insanely good new ComCom T-shirt designed by @LiseRichardson at www.comedianscomedian.com/merch DON'T MISS OUT!Sign up for the ComComPod Secret Santa comedy-swap by 7th December: https://tinyurl.com/ycwkqyn9  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/11/181h 33m

269 - Sean Morley

Peep inside the mind of the "infinity lad" Sean Morley, a mysterious Northerner naked but for his own fragility. We talk about intelligent surrealism, the risk of commodifying weirdness, why he improvised his competition sets, and how to succeed by one's own metrics...  seanmorley.co.uk@seanmorl Discover occult secrets about Sean's "Glang Show" as well as every past and future bit of extra material by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders Support the show with your own regular donation to access the private Insiders podcast, and become a hero in the eyes of your grandchildren.  Stu’s 2019 tour of “End Of” has just gone on sale!“A comedy masterclass… Endlessly inventive” (The List)Tickets for the first half of the tour at these links:22/02/2019 Maidenhead – Norden Farm01/03/2019 Falmouth – The Poly13/03/2019 Salisbury Art Centre20/03/2019 Cheltenham Playhouse29/03/2019 Crawley -The Hawth05/04/2019 Reading – South Street Arts12/04/2019 Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre17/04/2019 Oxford Old Fire Station19/04/2019 Bromsgrove – The Artix27/04/2019 Plymouth Barbican@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.com And don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/11/181h 9m

268 - Imran Yusuf

Swaggering and slick yet positive and passionate, Imran Yusuf talks fast and funny, and dances around accusations of arrogance. The first free fringe act to be nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Festival, appearing shortly afterwards on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, it looked as if the world was at his feet. But he is the first to admit he didn't capitalise on his success, and now takes a forensic approach to the business decisions and alliances he regrets. We talk about how his previous job in the video-games industry affects his quality control; uncover the dynamic between his work ethic and an "internal unworthiness", and discover his voracious attitude to personal development...www.imranyusuf.com@ImranYusufEnjoy all extras from shows past and present with access to the private Insiders Club podcast, alongside a host of other strands and projects, including the chance to interview Stu yourself, and take part in a group critical analysis of newer acts from all over the world: www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders Stu’s 2019 tour of “End Of” has just gone on sale! “A comedy masterclass… Endlessly inventive” (The List)Tickets for the first half of the tour at these links:22/02/2019 Maidenhead – Norden Farm01/03/2019 Falmouth – The Poly13/03/2019 Salisbury Art Centre20/03/2019 Cheltenham Playhouse29/03/2019 Crawley -The Hawth05/04/2019 Reading – South Street Arts12/04/2019 Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre17/04/2019 Oxford Old Fire Station19/04/2019 Bromsgrove – The Artix27/04/2019 Plymouth Barbican  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/11/181h 24m

267 - Elf Lyons

Elf Lyons is a comic phenomenon; a sexy clown with weaponised vulnerability, who loves tackling impossible theatrical challenges. Recorded before some complex health issues took her out of action, this conversation goes into depth on Elf's process, including how dealing with a horrible experience via bouffon clown allowed her to access a funnier self. We discuss what a rare bird is the audience, what parental pressure means to her, why you can't force meaning, and how to style out your weirdness.@Elf_Lyonshttps://www.theelflyons.com/ Enjoy all extras from shows past and present with access to the private Insiders Club podcast, alongside a host of other strands and projects, including the chance to interview Stu yourself, and take part in a group critical analysis of newer acts from all over the world: www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders Stu’s 2019 tour of “End Of” has just gone on sale! “A comedy masterclass… Endlessly inventive” (The List)Tickets for the first half of the tour at these links:22/02/2019 Maidenhead – Norden Farm01/03/2019 Falmouth – The Poly13/03/2019 Salisbury Art Centre29/03/2019 Crawley -The Hawth05/04/2019 Reading – South Street Arts12/04/2019 Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre17/04/2019 Oxford Old Fire Station19/04/2019 Bromsgrove – The Artix27/04/2019 Plymouth Barbican  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/11/181h 26m

Future Girl

A quick introduction to my beautiful daughter...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/10/183m 28s

266 - Ismo Leikola

Crowned "Funniest Person In The World" at the Hollywood Laugh Factory, Finnish Ismo is often described as a Scandinavian Mitch Hedberg.  We discuss his intertwined logic and absurdity, learn how his fascination with jokes annoys even other comics, and analyse "Are you happy?" as a trick question...  Extra material for members of the Insiders Club includes Ismo on the perfect joke, what not to assume of your audience, and an example of a joke in Finnish translated into English, all on the private podcast at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders   Stu’s 2019 tour of “End Of” has just gone on sale! “A comedy masterclass… Endlessly inventive” (The List) Tickets for the first half of the tour at these links: 07/10/2018 Aberystwyth Comedy Festival – The Coliseum 22/02/2019 Maidenhead – Norden Farm 01/03/2019 Falmouth – The Poly 13/03/2019 Salisbury Art Centre 29/03/2019 Crawley – The Hawth 05/04/2019 Reading – South Street Arts 12/04/2019 Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre 17/04/2019 Oxford Old Fire Station 19/04/2019 Bromsgrove – The Artix 27/04/2019 Plymouth Barbican  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/10/181h 15m

265 - Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas is familiar to fans of British comedy as the innovative leftie agitator whose "Comedy Product" show entrapped arms dealers, torturers and Tories to hilarious effect, and at genuine risk to his safety and liberty. He survived being placed on the Domestic Extremist watch-list, and has transformed into a masterful theatre-maker; no less angry but producing richer and more nuanced work. We discuss the dynamic between selflessness and control, learn the influence of critical friendships on his creative process, and find out what all of it has cost him... Mark Thomas Tour dates and tickets Exclusive extra material available to podcast supporters at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders includes Mark waxing lyrical on stand-up as an essentially Thatcherite form, his detective work behind the scenes on the NHS, his biggest failure, and which act he once accidentally impersonated at a Jongleurs gig... Enjoy all extras from shows past and present with access to the private Insiders Club podcast, alongside a host of other strands and projects, including the chance to interview Stu yourself, and take part in a group critical analysis of newer acts from all over the world! Stu’s 2019 tour of “End Of” has just gone on sale!“A comedy masterclass… Endlessly inventive” (The List)Tickets for the first half of the tour at these links:07/10/2018 Aberystwyth Comedy Festival – The Coliseum22/02/2019 Maidenhead – Norden Farm01/03/2019 Falmouth – The Poly29/03/2019 Crawley -The Hawth05/04/2019 Reading – South Street Arts12/04/2019 Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre17/04/2019 Oxford Old Fire Station19/04/2019 Bromsgrove – The Artix27/04/2019 Plymouth Barbican  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/10/181h 0m

264 - Janeane Garofalo

Championed as a Hollywood icon of the Slacker generation, Janeane Garofalo is a brilliant and fascinating stand-up, with the structure-free style you'd expect from someone who read from notes on her first HBO special. She's candid about crying daily within the TV "sausage factory" of crime drama which draws in former film stars, and lets loose on the makers of 24 and Criminal Minds. She also talks about her activism, how her parents "raised a quitter", and turns out to be surprisingly well-informed on British comedy...Extra material for members of the Insiders Club includes Janeane on the competition between reviewers to be as critical as possible, how it felt to be actively passed on by Netflix, the trials of selling shows when you eschew social media, and a secret message left to Stu when he went for a wee and left the recorder running... All available when you join the Insiders Club for £2 per month or whatever you think is fair at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders  Stu’s 2019 tour of “End Of” has just gone on sale!“A comedy masterclass… Endlessly inventive” (The List)Tickets for the first half of the tour at these links:07/10/2018 Aberystwyth Comedy Festival – The Coliseum22/02/2019 Maidenhead – Norden Farm01/03/2019 Falmouth – The Poly29/03/2019 Crawley -The Hawth05/04/2019 Reading – South Street Arts17/04/2019 Oxford Old Fire Station19/04/2019 Bromsgrove – The Artix27/04/2019 Plymouth Barbican         See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/10/181h 22m

263 - Garrett Millerick (Live at the Barn Theatre, Welwyn)

A comedy firebrand who channels his anger into punchy stories with great characterisation, Garrett Millerick had a breakthrough Edinburgh fringe this year with “Sunflower”, a show that was meaningful despite his efforts to the contrary.  We talk about dealing with very difficult emotional material; which one day of his life is completely off-limits; and getting the sensation that Something Might Be Happening…@MillerickComedywww.garrettmillerick.com Stu’s 2019 tour of “End Of” has just gone on sale!“A comedy masterclass… Endlessly inventive” (The List)Tickets for the first half of the tour at these links:07/10/2018 Aberystwyth Comedy Festival – The Coliseum22/02/2019 Maidenhead – Norden Farm01/03/2019 Falmouth – The Poly29/03/2019 Crawley -The Hawth05/04/2019 Reading – South Street Arts17/04/2019 Oxford Old Fire Station19/04/2019 Bromsgrove – The Artix27/04/2019 Plymouth BarbicanGo to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders to support the show with £2 per month or more, and get access to a treasure trove of secret podcast extra material and special projects, including the chance to interview Stu on the subject of your choice, or give community feedback to clips from up and coming comedians.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/10/181h 11m

262 - Alice Fraser (Live at The Vintage Mobile Cinema, Edfringe)

A purveyor of rigorously intellectual stand-up, searing personal material, and diamond-hard puns, Alice Fraser joins the ComComPod community for a live special episode - moments after the entire audience had enjoyed her superb show "Ethos". Covering bullying, Buddhism and artificial intelligence, can Stu crack this immensely self-assured nut? Follow Alice on Twitter @Aliterative www.alicecomedyfraser.com Download "Trilogy" and find out about Tea With Alice, The Bugle, and Alice's other podcast and comedy work here: www.alicecomedyfraser.com/teacast/ Thanks to Ben Moorhouse for the loan of beautiful Audrey the Vintage Mobile Cinema - more info here www.vintagemobilecinema.co.uk Sign up for all the extras at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@StuGoldsmith @ComComPod www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/10/181h 11m

261 - Alex Edelman

Responsible for the best reviewed comedy show at Edfringe 2018, Alex Edelman is an irrepressibly funny comic, with a grasp of joke structure and narrative arc that is both innate and studied. We cover his Modern Orthodox Jewish upbringing, and as well as identifying a "a confessional arms race" in modern comedy, he reveals a desperate need to be accepted by his peers. But is he really "solicitous and pandering"? Extra content for this episode includes Alex's hypothetical "formula" for an award-winning first hour, and why although prescriptive it isn't actually that formulaic. We also get to hear him review himself honestly... Sign up for all the extras at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders Find out more about Alex at www.alexedelmancomedy.com @alexedelmanwww.comedianscomedian.com @StuGoldsmith @ComComPod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/09/1858m 42s

260 - Jack Docherty

Best know nowadays as Chief Commissioner Cameron Miekelsonfrom BBC Scotland's "Scot Squad", Jack Docherty first came to comedy in 1980 with his sketch group "The Bodgers" arrival at the Edinburgh Fringe. We explore how the Fringe has changed, trace his career via the Channel Four sketch show "Absolutely", and resulting spin-off "Mr Don & Mr George", and discover his frustrations on hosting the chatshow that was a Channel 5 flagship. We also unpack which absurdist elements of Jack's improvisation are too much for TV...  Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders to support the show with £2 per month or more, and get access to a treasure trove of secret podcast extra material and special projects, including the chance to interview Stu on the subject of your choice, or give community feedback to clips from up and coming comedians.  Thanks again to The Place Hotel on York Place in Edinburgh https://yorkplace-edinburgh.co.uk/    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/09/181h 5m

259 - Rose Matafeo

Winner of the 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award (called it!), Rose Matafeo brought the thunder to #edfringe this year, with a barnstorming performance of her show "Horndog". We discuss how she ensured her hilarious material about female sexuality brought the whole room along with it; how she's actively mining for hot takes; and why she has a quintuple-threat approach to performance.@Rose_MatafeoGo to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders to support the show with £2 per month or more, and get access to a treasure trove of secret podcast extra material and special projects, including the chance to interview Stu on the subject of your choice, or give community feedback to clips from up and coming comedians. www.comedianscomedian.com@ComComPod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 4m

258 - Nick Thune

Whipsmart hipster Nick Thune combines hilarious club chops with genuine insight. In a hotel room at SXSW we discuss how he has fashioned a beautiful cage of a career, the difference between "open" and "closed" jokes, and deserving happiness. We also hear the incredible tale of the time he got to sift through the old notebooks of comedy legend Mitch Hedberg... www.nickthune.com@nickthuneWatch Nick's latest special 'Good Guy' on Amazon PrimeGo to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders to support the show with £2 per month or more, and get access to a treasure trove of secret podcast extra material and special projects, including the chance to interview Stu on the subject of your choice, or give community feedback to clips from up and coming comedians. www.comedianscomedian.com@ComComPod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 4m

257 - Myq Kaplan

Myq Kaplan just bubbles over with jokes; every punchline has a topper and every topper has a tag in his absurdly punchline-dense cascade of comedy. We talk about structure, rhythm and where it all comes from, and enjoy a superb counter to the question "are you happy?" http://myqkaplan.com/Tickets for Myq's Edinburgh show@MyqKaplan Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders to support the show with £2 per month or more, and get access to a treasure trove of secret podcast extra material and special projects, including the chance to interview Stu on the subject of your choice, or give community feedback to clips from up and coming comedians. www.comedianscomedian.com@ComComPod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 2m

256 - Jen Brister (Live at Larmer Tree Festival)

Jen Brister is one of those comics who has been excellent for a long time and is finally getting some proper recognition. Her passionate, witty material about love, motherhood and human relationships is backed up a real talent for characterisation, and lashings of anger and self-doubt; a bulletproof bag of nerves if you will... We talk about her brief stint as a BBC6 Music presenter, how her subsequent fall from grace reinvigorated her comedy career, and what was going through her mind as she walked onstage at Live At The Apollo...www.jenbrister.co.ukTickets for Jen's tour and Edinburgh shows@JenBrister Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders to support the show with £2 per month or more, and get access to a treasure trove of secret podcast extra material and special projects, including the chance to interview Stu on the subject of your choice, or give community feedback to clips from up and coming comedians.  www.comedianscomedian.com@ComComPod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 2m

255 - Scummy Mummies

"Scummy Mummies" Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson are a pair of stand-ups with a hit parenting podcast unlike any other. Unafraid to get shit in their eyebrows and tell you about it, we discover the dynamic between them, get the lowdown on their very eventful live tour shows, and hear the infuriating story of their TV smash-in-waiting getting held down by The Man (or Some Men). Visit scummymummies.com to listen to the Scummy Mummies podcast and buy tickets for their live shows. You can follow them on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @scummymummies.  www.comedianscomedian.com@ComComPod    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 2m

254 - Paul Foot

Paul Foot has one of the most refreshingly original comic voices in the world. We delve deep into the 13 years he spent being brilliant but unreliable, and the psychological toll imposed by the heroic deaths necessary to achieve genuine excellence. We talk about his writing partnership, his "guild of connoisseurs", and the Australian run of shows that changed everything... Hungry for more? Experience Paul's jaw-droppingly comprehensive 30 minute explanation of his "seven styles of comedy" (possibly impenetrable to the casual listener), and discover the origin of his utterly unique dress code, all available now to members of the Insiders Club! Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders to support the show with £2 per month or more, and get access to a treasure trove of secret podcast extra material and special projects, including the chance to interview Stu on the subject of your choice, or give community feedback to clips from up and coming comedians. See Paul Foot at this year's Ed Fringe@PaulFootwww.paulfoot.tvThe Guild of Connoisseurs@ComComPod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 31m

253 - The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue

Vaudeville musical prop-based comedy dickheads, the Raymond and Mr Timpkins Review have been winning standing ovations all over Britain for decades. We talk about their origins filling in during the scoring on battle of the bands nights, why they consider themselves hobbyists despite being full-time professionals, and find out how and why they're gearing up for their first ever Edinburgh Fringe run... Hear extra material from guests including Robin Ince, Dara O'Briain, James Acaster and more, PLUS a load of other interactive comedy projects giving you more tailored direct advice on creating work. Don't miss out, download the private "Insiders Club" podcast at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersSee Tony and Andy in the Pleasance Dome at 8.30pm, in "Ham"www.raymondandmrtimpkins.co.uk@raymondtimpkins@ComComPod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 8m

252 - John Luke Roberts

Splicing together physical absurdity with beautifully cerebral joke-writing, John Luke Roberts is responsible for some genuinely ground-breaking comedy. We discuss how he was vice-president of Cambridge Footlights while not feeling part of it, how he battles his ego and why he was drawn to Ecole Phillipe Gaulier.  We also explore what it feels like to perform as a terrifying clown of your own dead father...  Extras available by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders include the inside story on ACMS and his "mutually-assured" relationship with co-host Thom Tuck, and his thoughts on why even though the highs of improv and musical comedy are high indeed, the entry level is pretty low...   @JLukeRoberts / Tickets for John Luke's 2018 Ed Fringe show   Stu's remaining tour dates: 29/06/2018 Tringe Festival And get information on Stu's Ed Fringe show 'End Of' HERE. @ComComPod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 30m

251 - Robin Ince

Comedian, broadcaster, science-afficionado and author of forthcoming psychological memoir "I'm A Joke And So Are You", Robin Ince's ideas flow through him like neutrinos. We discuss his constant state of "hypervigilant" anxiety, improvisation and tangents, success and frustration. Once or twice he even pauses for breath... @RobinInce | www.RobinInce.com | The Infinite Monkey Cage  Hear an extra 40 minutes of Robin Ince, as well as bonus material from the likes of Dara O'Briain, James Acaster and more, PLUS a load of other interactive comedy projects giving you more tailored direct advice on creating work... Don't miss out, download the private "Insiders Club" podcast at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders   @ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 25m

250 - Simon Evans

A fitting guest for the Sestercentennial of the show, Simon "The Patrician" Evans was once Guest Zero - without him the podcast might not exist at all. A touring and club powerhouse, and Radio 4 regular, his every line and inflection is a polished diamond. We explore the grind necessary to achieve those results, discover the devilment beneath his political dalliances, and learn which TV comic pushed him to "adapt or die"... Hear extra material from this conversation with Simon, as well as from Dara O'Briain, James Acaster and more, PLUS a load of other interactive comedy projects giving you more tailored direct advice on creating work. Don't miss out, download the private "Insiders Club" podcast at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersSee Simon's "Genius 2.0" at Edinburgh@TheSimonEvans @comcompod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 26m

249 - Anuvab Pal

Anuvab Pal is one of a new generation, exploding out of India's relatively recent "comedy Big Bang". This disarming, witty act reveals how hard he finds it to embrace the Western "free thought" approach to learning, and waxes lyrical on the difference between art and "retail entertainment", as well as giving us the low-down on who to watch out for in Indian comedy... Hear extra material from this conversation with Anuvab, as well as extras from Russell Howard, James Acaster and more, PLUS a load of other interactive comedy projects giving you more tailored direct advice on creating work. Don't miss out, download the private "Insiders" podcast at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@AnuvabPal@ComComPod   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 27m

248 - Sophie Willan

Sophie is a hurricane of comedy in action. Possessed of a singular voice, she focuses her wit on genuinely important subject matter, including the cuts to social and mental health care services. We talk about obtaining government funding for her comedy tours, the "politics of politeness", and what happens after the conversation about class in comedy... Hear extra material from this conversation with Sophie, as well as extras from Russell Howard, James Acaster and more, plus a load of other interactive comedy projects...Support the show by becoming a member of the "Insiders Club" at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersSee Sophie on tour nationally and at the Soho Theatre this June, details via www.sophiewillan.com@SophieWillanSee Stu on tour over the next two months, including a DVD record of the tour show on June 14th in Bristol: 30/05/2018 Aldershot, West End Centre01/06/2018 Sheffield, The Lescar02/06/2018 York, The Basement03/06/2018 Newcastle – The Stand04/06/2018 Leeds, Duke Studios08/06/2018 Southampton, Hanger Farm09/06/2018 Cambridge Junction12/06/2018 Edinburgh, The Monkey Barrel13/06/2018 Glasgow, The Stand14/06/2018 DVD RECORD IN BRISTOL 15/06/2018 Birmingham Glee17/06/2018 Brighton Komedia21-23 June London, Soho Theatre29/06/2018 Tringe Festival@ComComPod   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 25m

247 - Ben Target

Considering oneself "an artist who works in the field of comedy" is the starting point for a fascinating re-framing of the whole goddamn thing, in this conversation with the wonderfully funny, curious, and extraordinarily inventive Ben Target. We discover a shared inspiration in an Argentinian circus, explore Ben's holistic approach to theatre-in-the-round, and find out why minor authority figures are inherently funny... See Ben's Edinburgh Fringe show 'Splosh'@BenTargetDon't forget to support the show and join the members-only podcast stuffed with extra content and experimental projects And come and see Stu's standup tour now: 23/05/2018 Swindon Arts Centre26/05/2018 Farnham Maltings30/05/2018 Aldershot, West End Centre01/06/2018 Sheffield, The Lescar02/06/2018 York, The Basement03/06/2018 Newcastle – The Stand04/06/2018 Leeds, Duke Studios08/06/2018 Southampton, Hanger Farm09/06/2018 Cambridge Junction12/06/2018 Edinburgh, The Monkey Barrel13/06/2018 Glasgow, The Stand15/06/2018 Birmingham Glee17/06/2018 Brighton Komedia21-23 June London, Soho Theatre29/06/2018 Tringe Festival@comcompod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 6m

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07/09/181m 16s

246 - Anne Edmonds

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07/09/181h 4m

245 - Ron White (Live from SXSW)

One of the most recognisable faces of the "Blue Collar Comedy Tour", Ron "Tater Salad" White is adored by fans of his caustic wit and everyday calls-it-like-he-sees-it Texan charm.  We talk about his discovery of the part of his brain that went on to make him his fortune, about what it means to murder a crowd, and what it's like to be a joke when he's working on you...  Find more of Ron White: @ron_white www.tatersalad.com   Learn more about the podcast: @comcompod www.comedianscomedian.com   Sign-up to membership for exclusive extra content and access to the private extra podcast, including collaborative critique of new comedians' work, and "You Interview Stu": www.comedianscomedian.com/donate   And come and see Stu's standup tour now!   11/05/2018 Bristol, Hen & Chickens 12/05/2018 Bath Rondo Theatre 16/05/2018 Norwich, Epic Studios 18/05/2018 Northampton Royal & Derngate 19/05/2018 Warwick Arts Centre (Coventry) 20/05/2018 Shrewsbury, Henry Tudor House 23/05/2018 Swindon Arts Centre 26/05/2018 Farnham Maltings 30/05/2018 Aldershot, West End Centre 01/06/2018 Sheffield, The Lescar 02/06/2018 York, The Basement 03/06/2018 Newcastle – The Stand 04/06/2018 Leeds, Duke Studios 08/06/2018 Southampton, Hanger Farm 09/06/2018 Cambridge Junction 12/06/2018 Edinburgh, The Monkey Barrel 13/06/2018 Glasgow, The Stand 15/06/2018 Birmingham Glee 17/06/2018 Brighton Komedia 21-23 June London, Soho Theatre 29/06/2018 Tringe Festival  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 0m

244 - Tez Ilyas

Very funny, amazingly watchable, and offering genuine insight into his personal and social politics, Tez Ilyas is a Northern, working-class, muslim comic capable of going all the way. Exceptionally frank about his disappointment on being overlooked for award nomination, he goes on to identify the historic lack of diversity on the judging panel of one of the most highly regarded prizes in British comedy...  www.tezilyas.com | @tezilyas  Stu's tour info at www.comedianscomedian.com/tourGet ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComCom  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 19m

243 - Beth Stelling (Live from SXSW)

Her laid-back style masking a sly wit that rewards your full attention, Beth Stelling is an indomitable comic force.Live at SXSW, we discuss risk and reward with regard to pace, bridging alt and mainstream, "putting your briefcase away" when it comes to your set-list, and why she'll never make another bagel sandwich...www.sweetbeth.com@bethstelling See Stu on tour in the UK at www.comedianscomedian.com/tourSupport the podcast at www.comedianscomedian.com/donate@comcompodwww.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 5m

242 - Maria Bamford

It's hard to imagine a more expressive, searingly honest and comprehensively funny comic than Maria Bamford. After a year which saw her series and new special on Netflix propel her finally to the earning that befits her talent, Maria reflects on how money, property and prestige don't solve anything, what it's like to be an ex-underdog, and whether it's possible to make a not for profit TV show. We also cover the relationship between her bipolar and her day to day happiness, and ask how you function when "weakness is the brand"... @MariaBamfoomariabamford.comSee Stu on tour: www.comedianscomedian.com/tourGet ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 24m

241 - Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentlemen)

Celebrating the release of hilarious and terrifying new movie "Ghost Stories", co-creators and childhood friends Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson talk to Stu about the myriad connections between comedy and horror... Best known as the invisible fourth member of British comedy legends The League of Gentlemen, Jeremy Dyson is expert at making the familiar unfamiliar. We talk here about the elegantly simple process that he and Andy used to develop "Ghost Stories" from page to West End stage to screen, and discover a jaw-dropping fact about the forthcoming League live tour! See Stu on tour: www.comedianscomedian.com/tourGet ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1847m 49s

240 - Andy Nyman

Celebrating the release of hilarious and terrifying new movie "Ghost Stories", co-creators Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson talk to Stu about the myriad connections between comedy and horror...  Now known primarily for his acting work, Andy was once the silent partner of genre-redefining magician Derren Brown. We talk in detail about misdirection, rhythm and dramatic tension, share Andy's indignation at copycat performers, and find out whether it's cooler to be Bernie than Elton...   See Stu on tour: www.comedianscomedian.com/tour Support the podcast: www.comedianscomedian.com/donate   Ghost Stories is out this week at UK cinemas!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1851m 2s

239 - James Davis (Live from SXSW)

James Davis' star is in the ascendent. In this live special episode from South By South West in Austin Texas, we discuss how the "Hood Adjacent" comic keeps his material provocative without being exploitative. Just off the back of writing gags for Will Smith on a major new movie, we learn how James is levelling up...  James on Twitter: @TheJamesDavisJames on Insta: instagram.com/theejamesdavis@comcompod See Stu on tour in the UK HERE Extra content available to donors at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 0m

238 - Maeve Higgins (SXSW)

Marvellous Maeve Higgins has an apparently meandering style that conceals some seismic punchlines. Now resident in the US, she reveals how running a comedy workshop in Iraq and podcasting with different immigrants has led her to a more global consciousness. She shares some brilliant writing "cheats" for silencing your inner critic, and we explore in detail the close relationships she has cultivated with the editors of her novels and column... Find Maeve at www.maevehiggins.com or on Twitter @maeveinamerica @comcompodSee Stu on tour in the UK HERE Bonus content and extra content from the Comcom back-catalogue available at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 17m

237 - Ola The Comedian

Provocative, disarmingly frank and very funny, Ola is an emphatic voice in British comedy. As well as getting into the nitty-gritty of his creativity, we discuss Ola's faith as the foundation of his self-belief, and take a whirlwind tour through #WhiteTears, intersectionality and how he feels about wielding the racial discomfort of his audience...  www.olathecomedian.com@olathecomedianSunday Service @comcompodSee Stu on tour in the UK at www.comedianscomedian.com/tourSupport the podcast at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 50m

236 - Julio Torres

An astonishingly original and creative approach to comedy finds El Salvadoran American "space prince" and SNL writer Julio Torres describing his favourite shapes to an audience, at some length. One of the most arresting comics around, we talk about his stillness, his spontaneity, and why he won't and/or can't change gear... spaceprincejulio.tumblr.cominstagram.com/spaceprincejulio@juliothesquare @comcompodSee Stu on tour in the UK at www.comedianscomedian.com/tourSign up for bonus content and loads of extras at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 27m

235 - Colin Hoult

Colin's sublime creation "Anna Mann" is a faded actress (little ripple of recognition?) on a mission to fight the fascists! But she is only the tip of phenomenally creative and hilarious iceberg of talent. We shine a light on the darkness of his "Carnival of Monsters", and discuss surviving depression, moving on from a double-act, and get some unbelievable detail on how he "invites Anna in"...See Anna on tour at www.colinhoult.net/tourAnd discover Anna's new podcast by following @ColinHoult on Twitter! See Stu's on tour: www.comedianscomedian.com/tourSupport the podcast: www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersSubmit your own original comedy material to "Everyone's A Comedian" at comedianscomedian.com/experiment - check the site for more details!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 58m

234 - Arabella Weir

Her writing and performance in The Fast Show made her one of the most influential women in British sketch comedy; now Arabella Weir reflects on her work and the balance of power underpinning the five-man, most-often-one-woman sketch team. We discuss the tension and friction of making comedy; whether a happy person still has the same hunger to perform; and learn the awful truth about the genesis of her character "Girl Who Boys Can't Hear"...Follow Arabella on twitter: @arabellaweir See Stu's on tour: www.comedianscomedian.com/tourExclusive bonus content and ad-free shows: www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 36m

Compared To What

This is my new standup album "Compared To What", which was my 2016 fringe show and my 2017 tour. If you enjoy it, you might consider liberally pasting the internet with this link to my new tour "Like I Mean It" - www.comedianscomedian.com/tour  And if you loved it to bits you can buy a slightly better sound quality version, split into tracks like A Real Thing at https://tinyurl.com/y9w667du  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 1m

233 - Jonathan Pie (Tom Walker & Andrew Doyle)

Motormouth reporter Jonathan Pie is the creation of motormouth actor Tom Walker. His online videos of a furious news reporter apparently caught on camera are massively viral and often hilarious. We talk about the synthesis of an internet character into a live show, discover the politics of the writing team behind the agitator, and encounter the pressures of a weekly commitment to content. www.jonathanpie.com See Stu's on tour: www.comedianscomedian.com/tourSupport the podcast: www.comedianscomedian.com/donate  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 15m

232A - James Acaster: Returns (part two)

In the second part of our conversation, comedy craftsman James Acaster examines his relationship to his audience, and how that changes under a variety of different pressures, and also reveals why he never sits down to write.Unlock 45 mins of extra material from this conversation detailing James' reaction to comedy criticism, and some brilliant advice he once gave Stu, at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders www.jamesacaster.com Get tickets for James' tour: here See Stu's on tour: www.comedianscomedian.com/tour Buy Stu's new comedy album "Compared To What" here: comedianscomedian.bandcamp.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 3m

232 - James Acaster: Returns (part one)

About to drop four interlinked standup specials on Netflix, James Acaster is also the only comedian ever to have been nominated for the Edinburgh comedy award five years in a row. One of the defining comic voices of his generation, he returns to the show to share his writing process and how he sneaked out an autobiography by stealth... www.jamesacaster.com Get tickets for James' tour: here See Stu on tour: www.comedianscomedian.com/tour Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersBuy Stu's new comedy album "Compared To What" here: comedianscomedian.bandcamp.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 22m

231 - Jess Robinson

Jess "Mighty Voice" Robinson is a phenomenal vocalist and impressionist, who has her audiences in tears of bliss as well as laughter. We talk about her experience on "Britain's Got Talent" when she was "outed" by press as a seasoned professional, and learn how to survive stage school. Finally Jess overcomes her desire to please, and very honestly and painfully reveals why a standing ovation never seems "enough"... www.jessrobinson.co.uk | @JessieRobinson See Stu on tour www.comedianscomedian.com/tour Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 38m

230 - Dane Baptiste

Dane Baptiste is raising the bar for articulate, socially-conscious stand-up, and pulls no intellectual punches in this conversation, which takes in chakras, Arthur Maslow's hierarchy of needs and transcendental perception... We talk about what it means to be the first black Briton to be nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award; why validation, gratification and dopamine aren't the end goal; and why he's a goofball.Dane in the Guardian  @DaneBaptweets |www.danebaptiste.co.uk Find out more about the podcast including the top ten episodes as voted for by the listeners at www.comedianscomedian.comSee Stu's standup tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@comcompod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 54m

229 - Zoe Coombs Marr

I've never seen such an immediate standing ovation as the one we gave Zoe Coombs-Marr at the end of her show "Trigger Warning" this year. Her multiple award-winning creation "Dave" is a troubled hack comic and the centre of an awesomely meta-textual subversion and dismantling of the craft of comedy. We talk about the range and limits of character work, learn about feminist super-group show "Wild Bore", and find out why she'd be happy to fail if it meant the world changed. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersSee Stu on tour www.comedianscomedian.com/tourJoin the growing Facebook comcompod community HERE@ComComPod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 24m

228 - Howard Read

Uniquely funny and inventive stand-up Howard Read has recently been performing a double-act with an animated cartoon child version of himself. We discuss the madness behind his method, explore the hazards of improvising double-act banter with oneself, and learn what he can and can't get away with...Good luck getting the Haberdashery song out of your head!www.howardread.comBrowse over 200 episodes at www.comedianscomedian.com and Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersSee Stu on tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 41m

22X - Brian Regan (Re-release)

Celebrating the release of Brian's Netflix special, his work now available in the UK for the first time, we're proud to bring you this blast from the past!  Well, 2016...Brian Regan is the undisputed master of the "act-out", reducing audiences to tears of joy as he inhabits one potent premise after another. We squeezed in half an hour backstage to talk about how he shapes and annotates his "vignettes", and find out why everyone considers him the nicest man in comedy.(Note to UK-based listeners. Even if you don't always download non-UK acts, please just give this a whirl; it's only short and he's INCREDIBLE.)Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersSee Stu on tour www.comedianscomedian.com/tourJoin the growing Facebook comcompod community HERE@ComComPod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1842m 4s

227 - Sarah Kendall

A superb comedian story-teller, Sarah Kendall's work is suffused with genuine meaning.  She talks vividly here about controlling her anxiety and the aftermath of a nervous breakdown.  We also delve into some specifics, including the financial imperative of turning over new work annually, and how she had to re-discover her audience after time away from the fringe...  Sarah's latest tour show: https://www.comedy.co.uk/fringe/2017/sarah_kendall/   Support the podcast with a recurring donation! www.comedianscomedian.com   Stu's spring tour now on sale! www.comedianscomedian.com/tour  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 25m

226 - Sean Patton

Infused with the lyrical virtuosity of his native New Orleans, comic and story-teller Sean Patton is adept at finding the meaningful in the profane. We talk about his OCD; his fixation on the art and craft of comedy; why he favours purity over people-pleasing; and how the high school bullshit seeps back into the circuit... Buy Sean's album "Standard Operating Procedure" http://meseanpatton.com/merch/See Stu Goldsmith on tour www.comedianscomedian.com/tour Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@comcompod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 23m

225 - Reginald D Hunter

Recorded at the close of the Edinburgh festival, this toweringly-charismatic lay-preacher of comedy is astonishingly candid in his reflection on the past few years. We get deep into some very personal stuff, as Reg reveals how his struggle to grieve for his late mother led to a years-long dark period. We learn what steps he took personally and creatively to recover; discover what bugs Reg about himself; and ask some difficult questions about his attitude towards women. *Please be aware that this conversation features some offensive language, including the use of a homophobic slur* Watch Reg on tour: http://www.reginalddhunter.com/uk-tour-2017/ Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersAffected by the post-ramble? Have a look at these things men can do to change our work and life culture: www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/oct/16/a-simple-list-of-things-men-can-do-to-change-our-work-and-life-culture  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 29m

224 - Tim McGarry (Live at Belfast Comedy Festival)

One of the writers and stars of Northern Ireland's most successful sitcom "Give My Head Peace", wonderful Tim McGarry is adept at walking the tightrope of offence. We talk about his origins with The Hole In The Wall Gang; how it felt to write sketches about paramilitaries during the Troubles; and Stuart asks a "wanky" question that yields some interesting results...Listen to "A Perforated Ulster"Learn about "Give My Head Peace"Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@comcompod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 10m

223 - Jo Caulfield

Is there such a thing as warm malice? One of the UK's classiest comics, Jo Caulfield wields spite like a glittering scalpel, to hilarious effect. We talk about her evolving relationship to her audience, discover the holy grail of TV warm-up, and consider changing the names to protect the innocent...www.jocaulfield.comGet ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 25m

222 - Joe DeRosa

In this "lost" episode recorded in Edinburgh in 2016, Joe DeRosa peels back the layers of his hilariously disgruntled standup about anxiety, therapy and suicide. He rails against comedy being used to self-serve, champions the rebellious spirit of the comedian, and details fearlessly walking away from opportunity... Joe's new special "You Let Me Down" is now available to purchase all over the internet. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 35m

221 - Michael Legge (Live at Objectively Funny Festival)

Fuelled by a seemingly-bottomless well of anger, and capable of articulating it hilariously, Michael Legge rages that life isn't as beautiful as it should be. We learn how his own righteous ire mimics that of his bulletproof mum, discover the origins of twitter game #FuckAThing, and just at the end get him to say something pretentious about art. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 2m

220 - Sasheer Zamata

Former SNL cast-member Sasheer is a phenomenally accomplished standup and comic actor, as well as a celebrity ambassador for the ACLU. At Just For Laughs Montreal, we discuss the confidence with which she frames her act, delve into her first standup special "Pizza Mind", and uncover her enthusiasm for life-coaching and it's effect on the finely-honed application of her will power...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 15m

219 - Sugar Sammy

Montreal's biggest comedy export, Sugar Sammy is a textbook example of a comic who made it happen all by himself. We discuss the cultural currents involved with his ability to headline a show in four different languages; his focus on quality control, from pruning his online presence to interviewing audience-members post-show; and find out why he wants to get better at holding his nerve...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 4m

218 - Liza Treyger

Possessed of an inordinate self-belief, Liza Treyger is one of the sharpest, funniest comics ever to not give a shit what you think of her. Named one of Variety's "Ten To Watch" at this year's Just For Laughs, the Odessa-born firebrand discusses how a trip to Palm Springs with a stylist changed her brain; her self-sabotage techniques; wanting women to have a great time, and how to tell which couples in an audience aren't fucking. Follow Liza Treyger @GlitterCheeseGet ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 12m

217 - W Kamau Bell (Live at Just For Laughs Montreal)

Comedy powerhouse Kamau finds time in-between podcasting, writing, and hosting the Emmy Award nominated "United Shades of America"on CNN, to produce deliriously funny sociopolitical standup. We talk about swerving the obvious joke, the balance of vulnerability and power, and find out why even Chris Rock said Kamau talks too much about racism...Get tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 7m

216 - Andy Daly

A phenomenally accomplished comic improviser and character comedian, Andy Daly revels in revealing the blackly comic internal lives of his creations. We talk about his show "Review With Forrest McNeil", discover how playing on Comedy Bang Bang helps develop his characters, find out what makes Andy's wife roll her eyes, and enjoy a wee bit o' blarney... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 19m

215 - Ivan Aristeguieta

Venezuelan Ivan is a comic powerhouse, with an intensely scientific approach underpinning his sensual performance. Self-taught by translating classic routines into Spanish, he's achieved a genuine mastery of the ingredients necessary for faultless joke structure; as soon as he starts outlining Louis CK's "foundational premise", you'll be hooked... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 8m

214 - Nick Cody

A globe-trotting man-bear with a fiery beard and a heart of gold, Nick Cody becomes the audience's best friend on sight, but doesn't skimp on big-hitting routines. We talk about the parallels in achievement between sport and comedy, targeting the whole world's audience, and Conor McGregor... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 29m

213 - Simon Munnery

Responsible for some of the funniest and most intelligent one-liners in the world, Simon Munnery has a brain like none other. Rarely will you find another comic so enthralled by serving "the idea", whether through Kierkegaardian prose or innovative but unreliable technology. Simon reveals his approach to writing epigrammatic jokes, and Stu gently bullies him into trying harder to get back on TV. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 20m

212 - Orlando Baxter

A bright young thing of the Boston comedy scene, Orlando Baxter conceals a sharp wit beneath a laidback persona. We talk about college gigs, Set-List, and why Americans ostentatiously carry their phones onstage. We also explore his reticence to go deep into his own life experiences, the importance of putting asses in seats, and why YouTubers can't hide...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 26m

211 - Barry Cryer

For more than 50 years Barry Cryer OBE has been a lynchpin of British comedy. Having written for Morecambe & Wise, Tommy Cooper, The Frost Report and Kenny Everett, he still performs in "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" and will be appearing live once again at the year's Edinburgh Festival. We discuss joke structure, word choice and rapport, and Stu achieves a life-long ambition by telling Barry the "Beekeepers" joke. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 59m

210 - Pippa Evans

In-between appearing in Olivier Award-winning improvised musical "Showstopper!" and co-founding the "radically inclusive global movement" Sunday Assembly, Pippa Evans is a poly-performative stand-up, singer and actress. We talk about what made her character "Loretta Maine" so successful, and some of the inherent drawbacks; and we discuss her unique brand of self-confidence, the moment her jealousy overcame her, and how she dealt with the fallout... See more of Pippa at www.pippaevans.com Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 54m

209 - Ed Gamble (Live at Stonefree Festival)

Clean-cut to within an inch of his life, spunky Ed Gamble is a deft young comic who attributes his burgeoning success to being in the right place at the right time. We discuss the affect on his persona of the "Peacock & Gamble" double-act, learn how he created comedian Nish Kumar and tremble before his voracious appetite (for tagging jokes).Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 13m

Micro-pod: T-shirts! "Hell Week"! Wedding Amble!

In this quicky micro-pod, Stu talks all soppy like about his recent nuptials.  (Also T-shirt pre-sale info and a quick ad for some London previews this weekend he neglected to advertise.  At all.)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/189m 16s

208 - Jo Brand (Live at Soho Theatre)

Since the 1980's Jo Brand has been synonymous with the best of British comedy, rising to the top of the industry at a time when female comics were outnumbered sixteen to one. We find out whether her grumpiness is an act, applaud her resilience in the face of some of the disgraceful things people have said to her, and discover her feelings about the place of "fat" jokes in a perhaps more progressive 2017. Very strong language from the beginning of the episode. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 17m

207 - Tom Ballard

Multiple award-botherer Tom is well-read, politically-conscious and adept at turning argument into meaningful comedy. He's also really aggravatingly young and funny and successful. We discuss his politicisation, his approach to writing and editing, and whether he deliberately left his show-script out on his desk for Stu to see... Catch up with Tom at www.tomballard.com.au Tom's podcast "Like I'm A Six Year Old" Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 29m

206 - Lost Voice Guy (AKA Lee Ridley)

A punchline powerhouse with a genuinely unique act, Lee Ridley is adept at skewering his audience's unspoken prejudices. Unable to speak due to his cerebral palsy, Lee communicates entirely through an electronic aid, on- and off-stage. We discuss how he overcomes the specific challenges this presents to a comic, and learn in more than usual detail how he "found his voice". And why he chose that accent...Follow Lee's work at lostvoiceguy.comGet ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 10m

205 - Rhys Nicholson

Immaculate in appearance, delivery and hit-rate, Rhys Nicholson is a perfectly-balanced cocktail of a comedian. We discuss the relationship between his face, his "face" and the world of drag, and zero in on the pressures of following up an award-nominated show... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 25m

204 - Jeremy Hardy (Live at Soho Theatre)

In his fourth decade as a comic, Jeremy Hardy is a staple of British comedy radio. His passion for vivid, punchline-filled writing is further enlivened by his political fervour. We find out what people most often get wrong about the birth of alternative comedy, discuss his choice of words and analogies, and explore why he hates being labelled a political comic. @ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 17m

203 - Aunty Donna

Aunty Donna are a six-man sketch team with specialists in video, sound design and stage direction reinforcing the classic clown family of octopus Statham, wild-eyed loon and wanking sex-monkey. We talk about the method behind the madness, the effect their online presence has on their creativity, and the meetings required to steer a six person/six partner battleship.TheAuntyDonnaChannel | www.auntydonna.com Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 15m

202 - Hannah Gadsby (Live at Melbourne Comedy Festival)

Having grown up in Tasmania at a time when her very sexuality was illegal, Hannah Gadsby has forged her anger into an annihilating comic weapon. Her new show "Nanette" is a heart-wrenching piece of work that rails against the failings of comedy itself to tell enough of the truth. We talk about honesty and accessibility, and her decision to stop being a comedian.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 12m

20X - Melbourne Comedy Festival 2017 Special Post-amble

No interview this week, but loads of great ones on the way, so this week I'm giving you an update of what's been happening in Melbourne. If you're going to the Melbourne Comedy Festival then make sure you see Deanne Smith, Aunty Donna, Aaron Chen, Tom Walker, Des Bishop, Ahir Shah, Becky Lucas and Rebecca Walker. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1819m 5s

201 - Russell Brand

Global comedy superstar Russell Brand is studying for a degree, raising a new baby, and assembling a new two-year tour. An Essex boy with cosmic ambition, his art is obsessed with finding the transcendent in the mundane. We talk about his joy in "scribbling on reality", how he employs language to hijack and seed discourse, and the art of disruption... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 36m

200 - Stewart Lee

One of the most iconoclastic, pioneering and influential comedians in Britain, Stewart Lee has forged his post-punk ideals into a thrillingly funny live act, with the very form at his fingertips.We explore the deliberately uncomfortable tension between the man and the stage persona; discuss his self-imposed exclusion from the comedy community; and investigate his unshakeable conviction that he is in fact unsuccessful.Follow Stewart on tour www.stewartlee.co.ukGet ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/182h 16m

199 - Paul Chowdhry (Live at Soho)

An electrifying live performer, with a casual brutality that has audiences laughing despite themselves, Paul Chowdhry sells far more tickets than his mid-level TV profile might suggest. We talk about his outsider status, the racial abuse he suffered as a child, and the responsibility or otherwise of the comedian to challenge the status quo.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 22m

198 - Mark Forward

Mark Forward is one of Canada's finest comic exports, with a genuinely off-the-wall approach to his comedy, and the resolve that comes of having retired and come back to the profession. We talk about humble arrogance; looking for milestones; the joy of silence; and ask how many people have to tell you you're good before you believe them...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 45m

197 - Phil Wang

Phil Wang is a suave dork, a confident nerd, a feminist creep and a very funny young man. We uncover his childhood being hit with sticks in Malaysia, and track his comedy odyssey via presidency of Cambridge Footlights to "Have I Got News For You?" (BBC). We also talk about the development and shrewd positioning of his sketch outfit "Daphne", and his relationship to the word "yellow".Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 39m

196 - Rachel Parris

Comedian, singer, musician and key member of improvisational powerhouse "Austentatious", Rachel Parris revels in undercutting her nice girl image with some tough material. We talk about how audiences listen differently to talking and singing; how to survive the sinking feeling of a tough festival; and her experience spinning a chat with the Samaritans into comedy gold...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour You can email Samaritans at any time – jo@samaritans.orgWhatever you're going through, call Samaritans free any time, from any phone in the UK on 116 123.Samaritans are all volunteers, all there round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it's best to call on the phone. The number is FREE to call. You don't have to be suicidal to call.@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 27m

195 - Elis James and John Robins (Live from Soho Theatre)

Elis James and John Robins have both appeared on the show before as comics in their own right, but in this live special we focus on the work that goes into their endlessly funny and heartfelt radio and podcast double-act. We explore the hidden language of the show, the dramatic improvement in their standup work, and a factually accurate description of the band Queen...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 24m

194 - Brian Regan

Brian Regan is the undisputed master of the "act-out", reducing audiences to tears of joy as he inhabits one potent premise after another. We squeezed in half an hour backstage to talk about how he shapes and annotates his "vignettes", and find out why everyone considers him the nicest man in comedy.Note to UK-based listeners... Even if you don't always download non-UK acts, please just give this a whirl; it's only short and he's INCREDIBLE.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1856m 20s

193 - Angela Barnes

Radio and TV regular Angela is a prodigious joke-writer with a reputation for sharp material delivered in a world-weary manner. A former mental health professional, who "lost" her twenties to mental health problems she could deftly conceal, we talk about topical and political comedy, and ask whether her punchline density is really driven by insecurity...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 17m

192 - Elis James

Like a reverse superhero, Elis James is a warm and charismatic story-teller, able to summon a hilarious, tiny-fisted, ranting neurotic from a parallel universe. We discuss how his persona changes when performing in English or his native Welsh, explore his sumptuous vocabulary, and unpack his superbly anecdotal style.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 23m

191 - Pappy's Return

Pappys return to the show after four years to discuss BBC3's Badults, live shows, their future together, and whether they'll ever go back to Edinburgh. Laughter, tears and dickheads in a very festive special episode...Download the accompanying episode from Pappy's Flatshare SlamdownGet ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 27m

190 - Fern Brady

Fern Brady is a fiercely funny and provocative comic, with an invigorating ability to combine eloquence and bluntness. A Guardian columnist and accidental spokesperson, she talks here about managing her anger, her frustrated attempts to make friends, and why she's often surprised to hear that she doesn't give a fuck...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 49m

189 - Chris Gethard

Softly spoken and absolutely committed to the truth, Chris Gethard took Edinburgh by storm with a searingly honest and blackly funny show about depression and attempted suicide. We talk about creativity and catharsis, his superb blogs, and whether or not performing is therapy...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 11m

188 - Andy Askins

One of comedy's happiest and most humble men, Andy Askins reduces audiences to tears with his beautifully subtle and innocent-seeming punchlines. We discover the extraordinary backstory to his career, and find out about the decisions behind his whispered powerhouse performance.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 27m

187 - Carmen Lynch

Carmen Lynch combines deft writing, rhythm and performative poise, to deadly effect. We talk about stopping and re-starting comedy, and how it feels to escape from the day-job a second time. We also explore the beauty in simplicity, how to beat shyness with performance, and her recent spots on Letterman and Conan.Follow @lynchcarmen or go to www.carmenlynch.com for more info.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 14m

186 - Tony Law Returns

A lot has changed since Old Tone's last appearance on the podcast. He's clean, sober and re-launching, but no less of a uniquely hilarious act.We talk about how he's trying to extract value from everything in his life, and look back on how, like Obelix, he fell into the potion...Enjoy ad-free episodes plus a ton of extra content from interviews, as well as access to the private podcast and our super-fan community at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders @comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.com   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 36m

185 - Jonny And The Baptists

Jonny Donahoe and Paddy Gervers are political musical comics with real jokes, real music and real politics. Regulars on R4's The Now Show, and creators of iTunes chart-topping "The Farage Song", they discuss the creative dynamic behind their work, and profess a disgusting amount of love and respect for one another. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 35m

184 - Barry Crimmins

Legendary comic Barry Crimmins kickstarted Boston's comedy scene in the 1980s, testified to the Senate against AOL.com profiteering from child pornography, and is to this day both a political firebrand and an intensely kind man. We talk about his new special "Whatever Threatens You", released this week by Louis CK; political comedy and being your own trusted source; and Barry also acknowledges the personal cost of a life of activism.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 11m

183 - Paul Currie

Sweaty, bearded turbo-clown Paul Currie's shows are stuffed with unforgettable images, feelings and smells. Beloved of comedy's intelligentsia, this award-winning performer doesn't let go of your heart until the last cornflake is eaten and the last tear shed. We discuss the cultural ecology of his native Northern Ireland; the difficulties of working in isolation; and we also talk about how the apparent vogue for clowning affects a veteran performer. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 32m

182 - Cameron Esposito

A small-town girl who realised pretty late she was a giant lesbian, Cameron Esposito has evolved into a hilarious alpha-female hero comic. We talk about body-shaming, power-stances and side-mullets, and why this next decade is going to be awesome for women...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 16m

181 - John Robins

Erudite stand-up, amazingly elastic improviser, and Goldsmith facial-resembler, John Robins is hitting his stride. We talk about the difficulties of changing gear mid-career, treating writing shows like writing essays, and being driven by shame. Find tickets for John's podcast live tour at www.elisandjohn.comGet ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 21m

180 - Tim Minchin (Live at the Los Angeles Podcast Festival)

Multiple Tony and Olivier Award-winner, and Emmy-nominee Tim Minchin went from gigging keyboardist, to Royal Albert Hall smash hit, to Dreamworks director. We explore the dynamic between Tim's easy-going exterior and his internal driving force, learn his true feelings towards his own voice, and find out how he feels about death... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 44m

179 - Loyiso Gola

Why is Emmy-nominated South-African satirist and comedian Loyiso is treated like a rock-star by his nation's politicians? We explore the ability of SA comics to be outsiders to both UK and US culture, talk about his forthcoming Vimeo special, and learn why some comic ideas in the Xhosa language are untranslatable... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 15m

178 - Lewis Black (Live at Just For Laughs, Montreal)

Is Lewis Black the angriest man in America? We discuss Lewis' origins in theatre, his turnover of topical material, particularly in an election cycle, and the trigger points from which he derives his explosive creativity. We also find out why silence is where you hear the joke...  Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 21m

177 - Tiff Stevenson (Live at Larmer Tree Festival)

A provocative and genuine comic, Tiff pulls apart her subject matter like a terrier, mining huge laughs from political, topical and personal subjects. We talk about agency, process and sexism, and explore the creative opportunities afforded by her stewardship of London's "Old Rope" new material night.See Tiff's forthcoming tour.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 21m

176 - Bill Burr

At the top of his game, stand-up Bill Burr is conquering the planet with an extraordinary creative ferocity. He delights in unsettling audiences by saying the un-sayable, before justifying his comic position with inspiring verve. We learn the tricks he uses to break out of routine onstage, explode the myth of finding one's voice, and also have a really invigorating argument about privilege...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 39m

175 - Todd Barry

There's dry, and then there's Todd Barry. On his "Crowdwork" tour, Todd's skill in low-energy one-liners allows him to spin unexpected angles into truly original audience interaction. We discuss writing habits, beating ideas to death onstage, and how it feels to play two different fictionalised versions of himself simultaneously...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 11m

174 - Wendy Wason

Wendy Wason gigs hard and acts in movies - but still juggles her comedy career with raising three children. We discuss her solid work ethic and achieving the "discipline of happiness", and find out how she became the most hated woman on a movie set. We also talk about turning your audience on, fetishising honesty, and there's also some slightly weird stuff about crystals...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 16m

173 - Jinkx Monsoon

Superbly funny and very skilled Jinkx Monsoon won RuPaul's Drag Race IV, and with long-term collaborator Major Scales is continuing to weave that very public success into an established comedy career. We discuss maintaining individuality within the confines of reality TV, the shared territory between a drag persona and a comic voice, and how transformation affects the true self. We also cover accusations of transphobia, the assumptions made of drag performers' gender identity, and Jinkxy's "bitterness towards stupid people"...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 48m

172 - Funmbi Omotayo

Brilliant British-Nigerian comic Funmbi shares a fascinating take on his transition from the urban circuit to the mainstream, and his reasoning behind the move. We also explore the dynamic between hype, substance and longevity, and get schooled on the inner mechanisms of the cussing battles which he mastered as a child...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 35m

171 - Shappi Khorsandi

As you might expect from the impish British-Iranian comic who wears her heart on her sleeve, this conversation gets pretty deep pretty fast! We talk about shifting status, manufacturing common ground with your crowd and the nature of addiction. We also discover Shappi's recent enthusiasm for "giving love" to an audience, and what it's like when the comedy circuit starts to resemble the playground...  Support the podcast at www.comedianscomedian.com/donate  Free copies of "Break Glass In Case Of Emergency" at www.comedianscomedian.com/shop  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 32m

170 - Russell Howard

Star of "Good News" and "Stand-up Central" as well as a former "Mock the Week" team captain, Russell Howard is also one of the UK's most electrifying live performers. In this unusually candid interview, he exposes the unique pressures of fronting your own TV show, uncovers whether his success has made him happy, and we find out what you say to yourself after walking offstage at Wembley Arena...Download 45 mins of free additional content from this interview at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders and help support the show.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 41m

169 - Liam Williams

Rigorously intellectual and brilliantly poetic, Liam Williams approaches comedy like writing a novel, but does he even enjoy standup? We talk about his experience of Cambridge Footlights, and examine a magpie approach to high culture; we also explore the lessons learnt from punching walls and falling out of windows... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 27m

168 - Joe Lycett (Live at Machynlleth Comedy Festival)

Urbane, charming and totally in touch with what makes him funny, Joe Lycett is the figurehead for a new generation of British comics. We talk technique in detail, digging into "Pomodoro" and renting an office in which to work. We also cover Joe's bisexuality, the nature of camp and what it means today, and the exact degree of truth involved in his absurdist catfishing of public institutions...Download your free copy of the optimism-injection compilation "Break Glass In Case Of Emergency" at www.comedianscomedian.com/shopGet ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 17m

167 - Seymour Mace

Darkly silly stand-up and clown Seymour Mace channels his anger and bitterness through a lens of pure sunshine. He talks candidly about the challenges of living with depression in comedy; hating people who you know to be nice, the fear of returning to counselling, and letting yourself be happy. We also blow the lid off Cake Club...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 32m

166 - Abigoliah Schamaun

Brash but vulnerable, explicit but innocent, Abigoliah Schamaun loves whisky and hot yoga. We talk about her trans-atlantic transplant and the difference between bullies and wafflers, as well as getting stuck into gender norms and dirty jokes. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 22m

165 - Romesh Ranganathan (Live at Soho Theatre)

Accelerating through the comedy industry with dizzying speed, BAFTA-nominated Romesh nonetheless has a quiet authority reminiscent of your favourite teacher. We explore his fearlessness, the support of his family, and his exceptionally lean writing, as well as investigating the danger of becoming a representative. Of grumpy pricks...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 17m

164 - Jimmy Carr (Part Two of Two)

In part two, Jimmy Carr explores the application of Neuro-Linguistic Programming to his personal life and work, and we learn the most common mistake he sees newer comedians make on panel shows. We also get to grips with his recent switch from DVD releases to Netflix, and discover the surprising way in which he's regarded in the USA. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 10m

164 - Jimmy Carr (Part One of Two)

In this first part of a two hour interview with one of the UK's most respected comedians, Jimmy Carr reveals the inner mechanism of his bulletproof stage act. We focus on his extraordinary ease with hecklers, his mastery of put-downs, and we learn some of the techniques he uses to mint hundreds of new jokes every year. But is he as invincible emotionally as he appears to be onstage?Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 8m

163 - Mike Wilmot

"Uncle Mike" tells it like it is. A veteran standup possessed of an extraordinarily empathic relationship with his crowd, Mike loves enrapturing and abusing his audience with dirty gags your mum would accept from no-one else. There's life in this aging warhorse... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 32m

162 - Tania Edwards

With a cut-glass accent that reflects her precision-tooled comedy, Tania Edwards inflicts maximum damage with faint praise. We talk about her process, her practice and her peeves - and learn why you can't have your cake and eat it too... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 24m

161 - Dave Gorman (Live at Soho Theatre)

One of the most inventive comics in Britain, documentary pioneer Dave Gorman gives us a genuinely thorough and methodical analysis of the four (or more) phases of his career. We discuss the TV show he's least proud of, the wince-inducing way he found out a show wasn't re-commissioned, and dig into the critical value of structure (Gorman-esque or otherwise...)Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 23m

160 - Gein's Family Giftshop

Bird-flipping, bumhole-shouting Gein's Family Giftshop are horror-obsessed, wildly inventive and deeply funny. We dig into the internal dynamics of the group, find out why they don't wear wigs, and examine the crucial role played by their unseen fourth member. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 50m

159 - Spencer Jones aka The Herbert (Live at Bob Slayer's Blundabus)

Winner of two UK Barry Awards - voted on by comedians - for his 2015 show "Proper Job", Spencer Jones is a natural born, funny-boned twinkler. Never mind his clowning, props, vocal loops and charming idiocy, he reduces an audience to tears just by walking on to the stage. The hard work and professionalism underpinning the chaos might surprise you... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 11m

158 - Hari Kondabolu

With appearances on "Conan", "Letterman" and "Totally Biased", comic firebrand Hari Kondabolu has a lot to say, and the research to back it up. We discuss the New Yorker's politicisation post-9/11; a comic's license to simplify a political argument; and what happens when a healthy social life requires a bit of discretion. Hari also argues passionately against UK comedy's fixation with producing a new fringe-ready hour every year, and we uncover that rarest of problems: when the crowd goes too wild...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 33m

157 - Nathan Caton

With his own Radio Four series and a raft of Mock The Week appearances under his belt, Nathan Caton remains astonishingly down to earth and level-headed. We explore panel-show tactics, discuss using comedy to heal people close to you, and learn how he was dropped by a leading agent out of the blue. He's happy, well-balanced and kind - will Stu manage to crack the bastard? Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 32m

156 - Matt Kirshen

Wise beyond his years, the innocent-seeming Matt Kirshen has an extraordinary breadth of experience in UK comedy, even before "Last Comic Standing" introduced him to an American audience. As well as some very vigorous technical analysis, the perky polymath gives us a uniquely transatlantic perspective on how it all works, and goes hog-wild for tagging jokes...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 33m

155 - Jena Friedman (Live at the Edinburgh Fringe)

Wickedly spiky and dry as sand, controversy-courting stand-up Jena Friedman has writing credits for "Letterman" and "The Daily Show" under her belt. We discover her unusual origin, as her thesis on Chicago's improv scene drew her into the undertow of the comedy world, and talk in depth about the courage required to "own" difficult material...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 10m

154 - Mark Steel (Live at the Edinburgh Fringe)

In at the beginning of alternative comedy, and now a "venerated lefty" and Columnist Of The Year 2015, punchy pundit Mark Steel has lost none of his passion. We discuss his BBC Radio 4 series which pokes fun at the British on a town-by-town basis, learn about the startling revelations of his personal history, and hear how he rubs shoulders with the enemy, backstage at "Question Time"...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 17m

153 - Isy Suttie (Live at the Soho Theatre)

Stand-up; songwriter; Peep Show's "Dobby"; and under it all still "The girl who jumped off Matlock Bridge for a quid", Isy Suttie applies a psychedelic imagination to her forensic grasp of life's minutiae. We explore the stubbornness that underpins her eccentricity, dissect the word "whimsical", and accidentally vomit into a spiderweb.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 8m

152 - Daniel Sloss (Live at the Edinburgh Fringe)

Alarmingly successful for one so young, tender wee boy Daniel Sloss likes to get his teeth into an argument on stage. We discuss the pleasures and pitfalls of really committing to an angle, as well as learning who urinated on whose bag... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 5m

151 - Ronny Chieng (Live at the Edinburgh Fringe)

Ronny Chieng is the fastest-rising new comic in Australia, with huge audiences flocking to his shows from the word go. With a boxer's eye for society's weak spots, he's at the forefront of a new generation of comics who plan for global domination. We talk supporting Bill Burr, paying in pizza for the freedom to experiment, and why a show is always a "special"...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1857m 17s

150 - Stewart Francis (Live at the Edinburgh Fringe)

"How dare I not be entertaining!?" One of the world's greatest one-liner comics, Stewart Francis brings his quickfire mind to bear on the podcast, and gets grappling. For a man who claims he has no need to perform, Stewart seems utterly unwilling to let go of the gags, but what starts as a scuffle begins to yield some insight into a professed disdain for self-indulgence. Will we learn more about him here than his audience ever do?Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1859m 41s

149 - Will Durst (Live at the Edinburgh Fringe)

An extraordinary education in stand-up from someone who's been doing it since the seventies! San Francisco-based Will Durst mixes observations about life in one's sixties, as well as political fire-brandery that swirls from column to stage. We talk about: the backbeat of jokes; escaping the responsibilities of adult life; "running twice as fast just to stay in the same place" and getting kicked out of the White House...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 4m

148 - Aisling Bea (Live at the Edinburgh Fringe)

An irrepressibly charming personality, Aisling Bea's standup bubbles over with unusual perspectives and ludicrous family stories; few acts have climbed as high as fast. She talks here about finding a balance between her sitcom success and her comedy career, intimidating herself, and loving working...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1858m 15s

147 - Jason Byrne (Live at the Edinburgh Fringe)

Introducing Jason Byrne to an audience is like dropping a vitamin tablet into a glass of water; his shows are a masterclass in improvised mayhem. He talks here about the challenges of translating that madness onto TV, examines the structure of a particularly memorable incident in real depth, and also discusses the times when the show hasn't catalysed as he wanted.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 8m

146 - Dave Anthony

Known for years as being the guy whose unchecked anger screwed up his career, Dave Anthony has resolved his issues and enjoys a career which straddles standup, podcasting, and being a writer on Maron. We talk about self-sabotage, the dangers of being "solid", and his desire to break with the US tradition of non-themed comedy shows. Has podcasting vanquished the old gatekeepers, and have new ones have emerged, including perhaps Dave himself?Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 15m

145A - Jimmy Pardo (Part Two of Two)

In the second part of our conversation, Jimmy Pardo discusses his incredibly successful "Never Not Funny" podcast, the super fans who regularly go to great lengths to see the show, and the "misfitness" of the podcast audience. That's you people. We love you. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1851m 29s

145 - Jimmy Pardo (Part One of Two)

Sick of being told he was the funniest guy off-stage, something had to change for lightning-fast wise-cracker Jimmy Pardo. Fortunately it did, and he became the "self-deprecating blowhard" America knows and loves today. We talk about the pros and cons of opening for Conan O'Brien, and explore the irresistible allure of TV, even in the face of new media. But can you ever escape feeling like you can't write a joke?Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1856m 52s

144A - Todd Glass (Part Two of Two)

In this second part of our conversation, blisteringly funny Todd Glass issues a passionate call to people to "keep evolving". He also details the cash wager with comedian David Cross that saw him push a piece of material to its limits, and reveals a cunning plan for some technological trickery to make his arguments onstage more resonant...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1854m 55s

144 - Todd Glass (Part One of Two)

Todd Glass is a runaway train; stoked by righteous anger, coupled together by a natural warmth. Known for coming out of the closet some thirty years into his career, he talks here about the ramifications of that announcement, his propensity to be "always on", and how rage can fuel liberalism.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 10m

143 - Jackie Kashian

Charismatic, stubborn and powerful, Jackie Kashian might have started off life as a "spooky reading girl", but is now the rallying champion of nerd comedy. Head Ranger of The Dork Forest podcast, and writing partner of Maria Bamford, she produces very funny and robust material that stands up for the weakest in society. But how can you become a Zen comic like her?Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 41m

142 - Joel Dommett (Live at the Edinburgh Fringe)

Having chosen possibly the only career where his good looks can count against him, comedy- and creativity-addict Joel defies those who would write him off as an MTV jawline. We get stuck into his moving, inventive and hilarious solo shows and their tricksy relationship with the truth, and discuss whether comedy has to stand up in court. We also meet his collaborator Steve Dunne, and learn the rules to the wildly irresponsible game "knifey knifey crash mat".*DO NOT PLAY KNIFEY KNIFEY CRASH MAT*Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 2m

141 - Matt Lucas

One of the most recognisable faces in UK comedy, Matt Lucas charts his journey from Shooting Stars' improvising baby-grow nutcase George Dawes, to the double-act with David Walliams that made him a household name, to his most recent foray into purely physical comedy Pompidou.We explore his writing and creative process, and as well as unpacking the controversy surrounding Little Britain and Come Fly With Me, we learn what drives Matt, and whether his success has brought him happiness.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 35m

140 - Mae Martin (Live at the Edinburgh Fringe)

Canadian comic Mae Martin combines sparkling punchlines and disarming candour in her deeply personal standup. We talk about her startling origin as an audience volunteer, gender politics, and we investigate her responsibility or otherwise to her audience. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1857m 18s

139 - Tommy Tiernan (Live at the Edinburgh Fringe)

Comedy speaks through Tommy Tiernan like an elemental force. One of Ireland's most respected comic exports, his latest challenge is to improvise an hour without repeating anything he's ever said before. We discuss the problems this presents, what led him to take it on, and where and when to wave your mickey in the moonlight...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 4m

138 - John Lloyd (Live at the Edinburgh Fringe)

Sage-like producer of QI, Blackadder, Not The Nine O'Clock News and forty years' worth of some of Britain's finest comedy TV and radio, John Lloyd could be forgiven for resting on his considerable laurels. Instead he's brought his third standup show to the fringe, and talks here about process, legacy and how he philosophised himself out of a deep depression...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 14m

137 - Katherine Ryan (Live at the Edinburgh Fringe)

Red in tooth and claw, Katherine Ryan is adept at shredding celebrities and has a few choice words too for her sister's whore friends. She reveals a gentleness behind the exterior that critics love to call "waspish", and talks us through the moral principles that guide her sting...You can find details of  ComComPod Live at the Edinburgh Fringe here, as well as Stu’s solo show, 'An Hour'.Support the podcast by hitting “donate” at comedianscomedian.comJimmy Carr, Frankie Boyle, Joan Rivers, Bette Midler, Letterman, Carson, Kirstie Allsopp, Joe Lycett, Daniel Sloss, Aisling Bea, Stewart Francis, Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, Sara Pascoe, Geoff Norcott, Sean Lock, Hannibal Buress, Sarah Tiana, Jeff Ross, Stephen Mangan  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 1m

136 - Justin Moorhouse

An actor and radio presenter as well as a touring comic, Justin Moorhouse is a supernaturally warm presence with the ability to make any audience sit up and beg. We go into detail on his story-boarding and structuring techniques, and explore the responsibilities of a comedian at the height of his powers. If you're in and around Edinburgh, you can find details for Justin's show, Destiny Calling, here. Also, come and see ComComPod Live, and Stu's solo show, An Hour.Support the podcast by hitting "donate" at comedianscomedian.comPhoenix Nights, Peter Kay, Alfie Joey, Jason Manford, John Bishop, Ross Noble, Johnny Vegas, Paul Sinha, Jo Brand, Mick Ferry, Tommy Tiernan, Destiny Calling, James, Sean Percival, Alun Cochrane, Chortle, Steve Bennett, Rob Rouse, Louis CK, Bill Burr  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 30m

135 - Charlie Baker (Live at Latitude Festival)

Showman, crooner and superb standup Charlie is the embodiment of an all-rounder, as well as one of the warmest performers on the UK circuit. Live at Latitude after a good old-fashioned cattle auction, he lays bare his attitude to stand-up, opens his heart about the over-use of his killer twenty, and comes clean about a sticky incident with a pint of lager...Come and see ComComPod live in Edinburgh. Click for tickets and details of Charlie's show, and see my free solo show here. Support the podcast by donating at www.comedianscomedian.com.Jack Dee, Andy Parsons, Vic and Bob, Dominic Holland, Harry Hill, Big Value, Ha Bloody Ha, Andre Agassi, Let's Dance, Comic Relief, Cotton Eye Joe, Parsons and Naylor  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 8m

134 - Andy Kindler

Perhaps the nearest the USA has to a true "comedian's comedian", Andy Kindler has been railing at audiences (and his own supposed lack of performance ability) for nearly 30 years. A regular at the "Just For Laughs" Comedy Festival in Montreal, where he annually gives his scathing "State of the Industry Address", Andy occupies a unique and hilarious position as the industry's conscience.  We discuss identifying and overcoming the many formulae of comedy detailed in his "Hack's Handbook", why he's mad at Jerry Seinfeld; as well as exploring the lingering fear of abandonment that drives a comic to be "always on"...Support the podcast by pressing "donate" at www.comedianscomedian.com, and see the show live at Edinburgh 2015.  NY Times, Zach Galifianakis, Steven Wright, Mitch Hedberg, Leno, Letterman, James Adomian, Richard Gere, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Robin Williams, Brian Posehn, Billy Crystal  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 8m

133 - Patton Oswalt (Live at Just For Laughs, Montreal)

A strong contender for Stu's favourite comic of all time, Patton Oswalt is a behemoth of invention, imagination and creativity. Live from Montreal, at which he won "Stand-up Comedian of the Year", we discuss what lifts a comic above being "funny but who gives a fuck?"  We also discuss issues of richness, legacy and whether the road gigs are worth it after all; but will Stu manage not to swoon like an Edwardian lady?Support the podcast by pressing "donate" at www.comedianscomedian.com, and see the show live at Edinburgh 2015.Hammersmith Apollo, Kyle Kinane, Morgan Murphy, Alan Moore, Silver Screen Fiend, Louis CK, Dave Chappelle, Tony Woods, 11/22/63, Star Wars, George Lucas, James Joyce, The Beatles, Rob Schneider, Harland Williams, King of Queens, Ratatouille, Bill Hicks, Down Periscope, Rip Torn, VEEP  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 4m

132 - Moshe Kasher

Ready for some in-depth comedy theory?  Brainiac standup and one half of The Champs podcast, Moshe Kasher talks us through an exploded diagram of his approach to the art and craft of comedy. As well as detailing an analysis of his superb crowd-work, we get an inside view on the importance of "intrigue" in comedy and whether or not one can conjure it; not to mention the important difference between "riffingtons" and "rantingtons"... Support the podcast by pressing "donate" at www.comedianscomedian.com, and see the show live at Edinburgh 2015.Louis CK, Bill Burr, Eddie Izzard, Zach Galifianakis, Seinfeld, Steven Wright, Robert Schimmel, Patrice O'Neal, Todd Barry, The Champs, Patton Oswalt, Malcolm X, L. Ron Hubbard, Jay Z, Zoolander, Ben Stiller  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 9m

131 - Jen Kirkman

From the "Just For Laughs" Comedy Festival in Montreal, Jen Kirkman breaks down the elements of her personality that create such a thrilling dynamic in her stage and screen performance.  Relentlessly analytical of her emotions, she's very candid about her self-criticism, the crisis of creating a comedy special about her marriage whilst knowing deep down she wanted that union to end, and how she connects so deeply with her audience...Support the podcast by pressing "donate" at www.comedianscomedian.com, and see the show live at Edinburgh.Just For Laughs, Dave Chappelle, I Seem Fun, Kurt Metzger, Netflix, I'm Gonna Die Alone, Chelsea Handler, Marc Maron, Bll Burr, Hail To The Freaks, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Steve Bennett, Chortle, Alan Cumming, Joan Rivers, Louis CK, Letterman, Howard Stern,Mr. Show, Eddie Pepitone, Maria Bamford  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 21m

130 - George Egg

"Anarchist Cook" George brings his ludicrous visual comedy to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time this summer.  George bakes his own bread, builds his own props, and survives his hotel-based weekends in a hilariously inventive fashion which Stu has taken to heart...  We talk about comedy, cuisine and creativity, as well as George's expectations of his first ever Edinburgh run.Comment on this episode and others, and support the podcast at www.comedianscomedian.comThe Hotel Survivor, Robin Ince, Will Smith, Archaos, MAD Symposium, Edinburgh Fringe, Up The Creek, Cooking in Prison, Youth Hostelling with Chris Eubank, Monkey Tennis  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 26m

129 - Adam Buxton (Live at Soho Theatre)

Podcast pioneer, arch-noodler, jingle-master and YouTube cosmonaut, Adam Buxton invented loads of your favourite stuff before it was famous. We talk about the creative urge; exploiting one's family for material; and how to cope with criticism. We also explore the dynamic between Adam and long-term collaborator Joe Cornish. But which one is the best? It's Adam.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 17m

128 - Daliso Chaponda (Live at Darlington Comedy Festival)

Is Daliso Chaponda Malawi's only professional comic? Methodical to a fault and gleefully non-improvisational, Daliso talks us through the crafting of his unbreakable jokes. A truly global act, he explains what it's like to be a headliner on one continent and a road act on another... Support the podcast at www.comedianscomedian.com Just For Laughs, Eddie Murphy, The Colbert Report, Malawi, Politics, Roger Ebert  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 4m

127 - Gavin Webster (Live)

Second-ever winner of the voted-for-only-by-comics "Comedians Comedian" award (no relation), Gavin Webster is one of the most frequently requested guests on this podcast. A true circuit stalwart with a phenomenal gag-rate and an ability to play any room, he talks about his inspiration in music hall comedy and punk rock, his deliberately provocative titles, and his frustration with "posh people with pens"...Support the podcast at http://comedianscomedian.com/ Remember to use the discount code FAFF for 25% off tickets to the live Adam Buxton interview on July 7th. Stewart Lee, Paul Foot, Jo Brand, Ross Noble, Chortle, Edinburgh, Fringe, Bill Hicks, Harry Hill, The Comedy Store, Music Hall, Alan Davies, Bob Mills  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 7m

126 - Nazeem Hussain

Creator and host of his own TV show "Legally Brown", Nazeem Hussain aces it in sketch, stand-up and on the road. Unusually for a comic he's also an upstanding pillar of his community! As well as winning the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Best Newcomer, he is also the recipient of awards for leadership in diversity, and is the patron of a refugee charity. We talk about how his faith feeds into his work, being "a tough-talking idiot", and the reality of being genuinely targeted by shadowy government organisations... Support the podcast at www.comedianscomedian.com Use discount code FAFF at www.sohotheatre.com for 25% off tickets to the live Adam Buxton interview on 7th July! (Additional Music: Kevin MacLeod - Ghost Dance / creativecommons.org) Sketch, Tour, Melbourne Comedy Festival  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 7m

125 - Dara Ó Briain

Host of Mock The Week for 14 series, as well as a superlatively talented touring comic, Dara Ó Briain is uniquely placed to reveal the secrets of mainstream success. In this unmissable episode he goes into detail on the structure of his tour shows and gives us his manual for crowd work. We also explore his fusion of technique and natural comic ability, and hear his own take on how he broke away from the pack... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1858m 6s

124 - Ian Stone

As well as co-hosting The Football's On show on BT and the Tuesday Club podcast, Ian Stone is an unbreakable club comic with a resume that includes TV panel games, regularly headlining the Comedy Store and performing to British troops in Afghanistan. He charts the development of his writing skills, and explores the revelation he had in deciding to "piss about" on stage. We also cover only writing stuff that you care about, and using moaning as a creative force... Use discount code FAFF atwww.sohotheatre.com for 25% off tickets for Adam Buxton on 7th July. Please support the podcast by donating at www.comedianscomedian.comMock The Week, Festival, Eddie Izzard, Podcasting, George Carlin, Standup, Michael McIntyre, Edinburgh, Fringe, Jenny Eclair, Rich Hall, Ian Stone, The Comedy Store, Dylan Moran, BT Sport, The Football's On, Jerry Sadowitz, David Baddiel, Omid Djalili, Ian Cognito, Milton Jones, Dave Schneider  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 7m

123 - Wil Anderson (Live)

One of Australia's hottest comic properties, Wil Anderson is utterly charming as he analyses his career and the length of time it took him to find his voice. A self-confessed "dag", he outlines the relationship between structuring and finessing his shows, shares with us comedy's Prime Directive, and fails to understand the term "lush"...Find Wil online at www.wilanderson.com.au Use discount code FAFF at www.sohotheatre.com for 25% off tickets for Adam Buxton on 7th July. Support the podcast at by donating at www.comedianscomedian.com. Stewart Lee, Daniel Kitson, Festival Comedian, Festival, Louis CK, Podcasting, Bill Burr, George Carlin, Standup, Edinburgh, Fringe, Bill Hicks, Wil Anderson, Glenn Wool, Tiffany Stevenson, Dame Edna, TOFOP, Todd Barry, Lindsay Webb, Rich Hall, Ed Byrne, Radiohead  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 21m

122 - Zoe Lyons

One of those acts floating around at the very top of the circuit, completely ready to outgrow it, Zoe Lyons is an expert at wringing every drop of funny out of a subject. We talk about the tough school environment that forged her, as well as the legacy of resilience it invoked, and ask why she still feels like an impostor. Support the podcast by donating via Paypal at www.comedianscomedian.com Touring Comedian, Festival Comedian, Radio 4, Jo Brand, Standup, Russell Kane, Edinburgh, Fringe, Tallinn Comedy Festival, Zoe Lyons, James Acaster, Ben Elton, Robin Williams, The Stand, Jo Caulfield, Kerry Godliman, The John Bishop Show, John Bishop, Russ Peers, Katherine Ryan, Bent Double  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 12m

121 - Mitch Benn (Live)

With a staggering sixteen year back-catalogue of weekly topical songs under his belt, musical comedian Mitch Benn is a firm fixture of "The Now Show" on Radio 4. We talk about circuit snobbery regarding "the cheating stick", the joy of creating music as well as comedy, and the perils of being so good at what you do that people have a hard time imagining you as anything else... Support the podcast by donating via Paypal at www.comedianscomedian.com Mock The Week, Daniel Kitson, Festival, Radio 4, Eddie Izzard, Alternative Comedy Experience, Charlie Brooker, Ross Noble, Mark Thomas, Edinburgh, Fringe, Parody, Comedy Music, Mitch Benn, The Now Show, Spinal Tap, Harry Shearer, Nick Wilty, Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis, Imran Yusuf, Tallinn Comedy Festival, Marcus Brigstocke, Bill Hicks, Harry Hill, Shlomo, The Beatles, John Maloney, Jess Robinson, Jon Holmes, Jay Foreman, Jenny Eclair  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 7m

120 - Mark Watson (Live)

Comedy's marathon man Mark Watson is known for his feats of intellectual and performative endurance, and also for his phenomenal comic story-telling. We get our teeth into the anxieties he exposes in his more recent material, hear first-hand the effects of being the butt of a Stewart Lee routine, as well as learning what happens when a shoe falls... Support the podcast at www.comedianscomedian.com Live At The Apollo, David O'Doherty, Stewart Lee, Daniel Kitson, Festival Comedian, Festival, Radio 4, Paul Foot, Tim Key, Mark Watson, Michael McIntyre, Chortle, Frankie Boyle, Edinburgh, Fringe, Chris Addison, Dara O'Briain, Russell Howard, Stephen Fry, Jason Manford, Super Furry Animals, Sam Simmons, Tim Minchin, Rhod Gilbert  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 22m

119 - Nina Conti (Live)

The complex relationship between a ventriloquist and her puppets is brought to life in mind-expanding detail in this live episode, as comedian, clown and filmmaker Nina Conti lays her creative process bare! Startlingly innovative and imaginative, Nina traces her development via mentor Ken Campbell (and criticism from Daniel Kitson), and why she feels she's "more Monkey than Nina"... Support the podcast at www.comedianscomedian.com Live At The Apollo, Touring Comedian, Nina Conti, Jeff Dunham, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Family Tree, Improv, Ventriloquism, Dr Brown, Phil Burgers, Her Master's Voice, Gaulier, Ken Campbell, Clowning Around  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 13m

118 - The Midnight Beast

Teenbait rap comics The Midnight Beast have generated tens of millions of YouTube hits and two TV series by spoofing boybands, whilst secretly being basically a real one. They combine exceptional talent in audio/video production with a zest for melodic dick-jokes you'll want to play again and again. We talk viral strategy, production values, the evolution of their act in the run-up to their new Comedy Central show, and how to be your own cigar-chomping exec... See Nina Conti on ComComPod live at Soho Theatre on 5th May - quote FAFF at www.sohotheatre.com for 25% off. Support the podcast at www.comedianscomedian.com. The Mighty Boosh, YouTube, Channel 4, The Midnight Beast, E4, Comedy Central, Parody, Comedy Music, Music Videos, Hadouken!, Joe Lycett, Family Guy, South Park, The Office, Ke$ha  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 30m

117 - Nick Mohammed

A startlingly creative character comic, Nick Mohammed produces utterly silly work with a rigorous technical backbone. We talk about his most enduring creation Mr Swallow, and how he has cultivated that act from a casual sketch to a rollerskating operatic Dracula. We also discuss his role in the new Ridley Scott film "The Martian"... Support the podcast at www.comedianscomedian.com Buy tickets online with code FAFF for upcoming live shows at www.sohotheatre.com. Nina Conti on 5th May! Uncle, Musical, Sketch, Festival Comedian, Standup, Footlights, The Thick of It, Stefan Golaszewski, Chortle, Edinburgh, Fringe, Nick Mohammed, Julia Davis, Morning Has Broken, Matt Damon, Ridley Scott, Channel 4, Marc Wootton, Derren Brown, Dan Tetsell, Mr Swallow, Dracula The Musical  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 30m

116 - Des Bishop (Live)

Burning with narrative intensity, Irish-American Des Bishop learnt to perform standup in Gaelic and now Mandarin, such is his commitment to following through on an idea. He gives us a compelling insight into how he morphed from a circuit headliner to a voracious documentarian, and rages at the reviewer who attacked his integrity. Sponsor the podcast at www.comedianscomedian.com Daniel Kitson, Eddie Izzard, Russell Kane, Chortle, Des Bishop, Jason Byrne, RTE, Steve Bennett, The Guardian, Made in China, Edinburgh, Fringe  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 17m

115 - Gina Yashere

"Russell Peters stole my shit!" So alleges dynamic and outspoken comic Gina Yashere, who sold up and left the UK to make it in the United States, becoming the only Brit ever to feature on "Def Jam". She pulls no punches in this compelling interview, venting her frustration at the producers of Mock The Week and Last Comic Standing, as well as condemning the TV industry's apparent preference for "non-threatening" black acts. Sponsor the podcast at comedianscomedian.com Mock The Week, Stewart Lee, Standup, Michael McIntyre, Greg Proops, Gina Yashere, Jay Leno, Def Comedy Jam, Def Jam, Last Comic Standing, Tony Law, The Comedy Store, Ros Jeep, Chortle, Jocelyn Jee Esien, Frankie Boyle, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Damon Wayans, MOBOs  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 26m

114A - John Gordillo (2 of 2)

In the second part of this conversation, we look in detail at John's principles for directing standup. Not so much a list of rules as a whole approach to helping a comic achieve their own goals, and not those of the director... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1859m 25s

114 - John Gordillo (1 of 2)

Director or script-editor of over sixty other acts including Michael McIntyre, Eddie Izzard and Reginald D Hunter, John Gordillo is a superb comedian in his own right. The antithesis of a one-liner act, we discuss his dedication to “following the idea”, and seeking out comedy that is truly situational rather than going for the gags. Just don't call him “The Professor”... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 12m

113A - Tim Key (2 of 2)

The second half of this conversation with the warrior poet/comic/divvy focuses on Tim's relationship with comedians Alex Horne and Mark Watson, and how his position as their respective foils gave him the freedom to experiment...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 11m

113 - Tim Key (1 of 2)

A lager-sodden "not deliberately bad" poet, Tim Key is responsible for some of the most startlingly theatrical fringe comedy of the last ten years. From his outrageous origin as a college-troupe cuckoo, to his frustrations at the culling of his sketch group "Cowards"; through fringe stardom to his big screen success alongside Alan Partridge, we trace Tim's emergence as one of the most compelling voices of contemporary British comedy. BBC3, How To, Poetry, Festival Comedian, Radio 4, Philippe Gaulier, Standup, Tim Key, Alex Horne, Mark Watson, Steve Coogan, Alan Partridge, Alpha Papa, Cowards, Footlights, David Baddiel  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 7m

112 - Liz Miele

A smart cookie based in New York, Liz Miele combines punchline density with social media acumen. She runs, she dates, she cries, she talks about it all. But is she actually as "Emotionally Exhausting" as her show suggests?Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 16m

111 - Brendon Burns

Brendon Burns returns to the show, live at Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival, to clear up some matters of condescension, technique and the petulance of his youth. In addition to discussing his new internet-based strategy, tour and podcast, we also analyse the routine he's most proud of, and how he grew it over the course of years...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 6m

110 - Lou Sanders

Lou Sanders is off the rails. Her deliciously shameless stage persona is backed up by punchy writing, peppered with surreal flavours. From gurus to glitter, we discuss the technique behind her tackle...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 23m

109 - Andrew O'Neill

Occult comedian Andrew O'Neill describes jokes as "spells to make people laugh". We talk about the differences between magick and faith, getting information about the world through standup, nailing your really weird colours to the mast, and trying to be your own favourite comedian... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1855m 29s

108 - Harley Breen

Cult-runaway Harley Breen is a man mountain with a barnstorming club and festival act. Underneath his loudmouth lumbersexual persona is a deeply principled single father with a reflective nature and a fascinating story to tell... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 15m

107 - Urzila Carlson

South Africa-born Urzila Carlson is now one of New Zealand's favourite acts, winning “Best Female Comic” there an astonishing five years running. Irrepressibly cheerful, she combines her natural talent with an innate empathy for her audience, and sheer hard work. We talk about respecting one's crowd, structuring an hour, and why Stu can't make her cry...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 4m

106 - Thom Tuck

A wilfully preposterous boozehound in a pashmina, Thom Tuck is a superbly theatrical stand-up, one third of fringe-conquering sketch outfit The Penny Dreadfuls, and co-ringmaster of The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society. We delve into the challenges of developing a festival-friendly solo act for the live circuit, and discuss whether his commitment to character is ever a cage. He also reveals a surprising anger...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 13m

105 - Katy Wix

Star of the brain-smashingly surreal sketch show "Anna and Katy", and Daisy in "Not Going Out", Katy Wix is an actress with an exceptional comic mind. We talk about the roots of creativity, the fear of daydreaming, and her new book, "The Oberon Book Of Comic Monologues For Women". Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 16m

104 - Alfie Brown

Alfie Brown is variously known as the future of British comedy, the enfant terrible of the comedy circuit, and/or a jumped-up posh kid rebelling against anything that'll have him. Frustratingly, he's almost certainly the former, as he refines his act to include less maddening naivety and more genuinely breath-taking comic verve. Can he convince you he's not just some West London it-boy wanker? I think he can...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 34m

Christmas Mega Pod with Carl Donnelly and Chris Martin

Live from the Phoenix in Oxford Circus, Stuart, Carl and Chris get gently inebriated while hosting a saucy three-way mash-up of their respective podcasts! Happy Christmas one and all!To donate to MIND mental health charity: Text SUPPORT to 70660 to give £3 Text GIVE to 82772 to give £5 and visit www.carlandchrispodcast.com for more from those two divs.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 51m

103 - Mickey "D" Dwyer

Mickey "D" Dwyer is an outrageously charismatic comic, with an almost mutant ability to win over the toughest room, from the UK to his native Australia and back. Retaining the dynamism, skills and stories from his previous life as a hardcore festival headcase, he's now a clean-living, marathon-running family man - but does he ever miss the bad old days?Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 10m

102 - David McSavage (Live)

David McSavage is one of Stu's all-time favourite performers, with an incredibly elastic, glib and scathing sense of humour. In between slinging barbs at his homeland and his fellow comics, he gives us a glimpse of a man perpetually at war with his inner demons and his need to be appreciated by his father. We also discuss his TV series “The Savage Eye”, his often breathtakingly rude street-show, and the glee to be found in attacking the innocent...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 9m

101 - Nish Kumar

Fiercely intelligent political and socio-political comic, friend of the show and self-confessed “great laugh”, Nish Kumar is at the height of his powers. We discuss the self and the presentational self, his family, tremendous ego and the unquenchable analytical thirst that powers his comedy and his life. But is he really only able to face his problems in front of strangers? Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 23m

100 - Phil Kay (Live)

It's episode 100 of the podcast and Stu's been saving this one up! If you've donated in the last few months you'll have heard this one as a sneaky pre-release but here it is for the rest of us... Phil Kay is a force of nature. Not a metaphorical one; an actual force of nature. “The guy that speaks really fast until it goes wrong” waxes sagacious about staying in the bit that works, no longer being appropriate to the bullets, and most importantly of all believing in belief. Phil's autobiography “The Wholly Viable” is available online now and you'd be an idiot to miss it.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 10m

99 - Luisa Omielan

Luisa Omielan has established herself as a comic force to be reckoned with, by-passing the usual club/progression route, and cultivating an audience all her own. We explore the dynamic between her excellent stand-up and the theatrical elements that lift it to another level, and she talks candidly about her relationships with her family, and with the circuit that she'd still love to feel more a part of. BBC3, Beyonce, What Would Beyonce Do?, AmIRightLadies?, Soho Theatre, Leicester Square Theatre, The Exhibit, Salford University, Madonna, Edfringe, Underbelly, Suzi Ruffell, Off the Kerb, Top Secret Comedy Club, Gospel, Viva Forever, Jongleurs, XS Malarkey, Spanx. Criminal Minds, Live At The Apollo, Big Brother, Debi Allen, Caroline Rhea, Whoopi Goldberg, Montreal Comedy Festival  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 24m

98A - Ross Noble (2 of 2)

In part two of this conversation with the free-wheeling comedy craftsman, Ross Noble argues that ideas with unusual logic are often mistaken for "surreal" comedy, and explains his process of un-honing ideas by starting with something neat and then taking it to bits live on stage... Mock The Week, Writing Jokes, Live At The Apollo, Tour, Exclusive, Australia, Improv, Russell Brand, Bill Bailey, Boothy Graffoe, Stewart Lee, Harry Hill, Billy Connolly, Joe Wilkinson, Bill Hicks, Lenny Bruce, Sean Hughes, Rob Newman, Peter Kay, Mary Whitehouse Experience, Glee Club, John Cooper Clarke, Sean Lock, Fred Macauley, Jo Brand, Lee Evans, Dave Gorman, Jasper Carrot  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1852m 26s

98 - Ross Noble (1 of 2)

Ross Noble makes apparently casual improvisation into an art form, breathing life into nonsense for hours at a time and provoking gales of laughter. In the first part of this conversation we talk about how he cultivated his devoted live following, how hard it is to define what's basically him "dicking about", and the benefits of making TV warm-up work for you... Mock The Week, Writing Jokes, Live At The Apollo, Tour, Exclusive, Australia, Improv, Russell Brand, Bill Bailey, Boothy Graffoe, Stewart Lee, Harry Hill, Billy Connolly, Joe Wilkinson, Bill Hicks, Lenny Bruce, Sean Hughes, Rob Newman, Peter Kay, Mary Whitehouse Experience, Glee Club, John Cooper Clarke, Sean Lock, Fred Macauley, Jo Brand, Lee Evans, Dave Gorman, Jasper Carrot  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 13m

97 - Prince Abdi

Prince Abdi is a sublimely daft story-teller, whose material spills out of a life where he can't help saying "yes". We talk about his upbringing and his reluctant involvement in a gang, and he reveals how his experiences in ITV reality show "Show Me The Funny" temporarily set back his career...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 19m

96B - David Cross "Clapping In the Usa" Exclusive Deleted Track from "It's Not Funny" (2014, Sub Pop)

David Cross asked me to distribute this never-before-heard deleted track from his 2014 album "It's Not Funny", featuring H. Jon Benjamin as the voice of God. The track was intended as the finale of the album but never included, as he explains in Episode 96 of "The Comedian's Comedian Podcast" - available at www.comedianscomedian.com Purchase the original album at itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/david-cross/id15367333 Legal disclaimer: I, David Cross, (of this email address) of sound mind and body, do declare that this audio file, let's call it, "Clapping in the USA" is mine all mine. And I am happy to give it to Stuart to post on his podcast thing. Especially as I wilfully have no presence on Social Media. Yours in Christ, David  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1810m 38s

96A - David Cross (2 of 2)

In the second part of our conversation, standup and comic actor David Cross explores offence, outrage and sensitivity. We also talk about his work on Arrested Development and Mr Show, and dig into his process, his struggle to write jokes, and how to regard an audience as a living breathing thing...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders @comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.com   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 6m

96 - David Cross (1 of 2)

The star of "Arrested Development", "Mr Show" and "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret", David Cross is also a phenomenal stand-up, whose work howls at the stupidity and hypocrisy around him. In part one of this interview he talks about his earliest material and how he overcame the fear of bombing onstage, and speaks very frankly about the cycle of anger and depression that could grip him in his less creative moments...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders @comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.com   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 9m

95 - Trygve Wakenshaw

Bloody lovely Trygve is a superb physical improviser, and more of a "weird lanky white brittle idiot" than a clown. We dissect the hilarious savagery of his imaginary worlds, and talk about stealing ideas from yourself, spotting your habits, and why it's good to go and see bad shows... Dr Brown, Phil Burgers, Kraken, Squidboy, Barry Awards, Golden Gibbo Awards, FRED Awards, SOMPBDILSPIWCL, Le Flop, Cardboard Cabaret, Vikki Stone, The Classic, Auckland, Steen Raskopoulos, Red Bastard, Benjamin Crellin, Barnie Duncan, Calypso Nights, Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Laurel And Hardy, Gaulier, Clowning, Carlo Jacucci, The Underbelly, Julien Cottereau, Imagine Toi, Monty Python, Kune's Kitchen, John Kearns, Liam Williams, Ben Target, The Boy With Tape On His Face, Kim Noble  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 23m

94 - Tom Stade (Live)

Although he's frequently referred to as a "philosophical" or "stoner" comic, Tom Stade is actually a Level Twenty Comedian. He waxes lyrical about striving for wisdom in his writing, rather than cleverness, and why he focuses on the internal not the external. We also talk about videotaping yourself to dissolve the delusion that an audio-recording of your act affords, acting like a star, and why Tom's a dangerous person to have on TV... Gary Delaney, Micky Flanagan, Stephen Fry, Craig Campbell, Stuart Goldsmith, JP Mass, John Hastings, Live At The Apollo, Doug Stanhope, Brendon Burns  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 15m

93 - Eleanor Tiernan

Eleanor Tiernan makes tremendously articulate comedy, often out of morally murky ideas and subjects. She talks here about the comedy scene in her native Ireland, how to find the bits of your act that are genuinely “alive”, and how she escaped material she felt trapped by. We also go into depth on her experiences with therapy, how her artistic purpose helps her emotionally, and how we share the underlying fear of getting kicked out of the gang... Free Fringe, Laughter Lounge, Tommy Tiernan, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Poor School, The Oxford Drama School, Help The Frigid, So You Think You're Funny?, Mrs Brown's Boys, Chris Brown, Stewart Lee, Andrew Lawrence, Headwreckers, David McSavage, Phil Kay, Hunter Square, Reginald D Hunter, Up The Creek, Comedy Store, Dublin Fringe Festival, The National Therapy Project, Jason Byrne, Dara O'Briain  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 3m

92 - Josie Long (Live)

Irrepressibly positive, and relentless in her pursuit of betterment, deliriously funny Josie Long is much more than a figurehead for “whimsy”. We talk here about how her humour has developed from Japanese frog gods to politics and back, and how to make sure you get taken on the expedition. She also covers getting trolled before it was cool, unsubscribing from abuse and being fucking zen...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 6m

91 - Steen Raskopoulos

Impro aficionado Steen Raskopoulos has mastered a style of audience interaction that lets his volunteers contribute to the show, rather than simply supplying a punchline. Nominated for Edinburgh Best Newcomer moments after this interview, he talks here about his training, the origins of his characters, and how he's ended up so aggravatingly well-adjusted... Audience Participation, Improv, Sketch, Edinburgh Best Newcomer Nomination 2014, Paul Byrne, The Delusionist, This Is Littleton, Slideshow, TV, Adam Riches, Lynsey Hanley, Second City, Axis Of Awesome, Jordan Raskopoulos The Super Rasko Bros., Eric Bana, Veronica Milsom, Clarke MacFarlane, Mario, Queen Of The Circus, Alastair Cook, Setlist  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1850m 19s

90 - Bridget Christie (Live)

The leading voice of feminism in UK comedy, devastatingly funny Bridget Christie is adept at unearthing humour in difficult or important topics. She talks here about her comic origins in surrealism, and reveals beneath her insecurities the wilfulness that kept her going in the face of critical bewilderment.  We Love Comedy, Stewart Lee, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Fosters Comedy Award, A Bic For Her, An Ungrateful Woman, David Trent, Hannibal Buress, Cheese Roll, Charles II, Charles II The Second, Daily Mail, Housewife Surrealist, War Donkey, A Ant, The Stand, ACMS, Alternative Comedy Memorial Society, The Alexander, Clapham, The Comedy Stop, The Comedy Store, Sam Simmons, Alison Vernon-Smith, Bridget Christie Minds The Gap, Radio 4, Kate Smurthwaite, Danielle Ward, Soho Theatre, Eddie Izzard, Celebrity Squares, Warwick Davies  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 1m

89 - Phill Jupitus (Live)

From "Porky the Poet" to "Never Mind The Buzzcocks" to his own stand-up tours, Phill Jupitus is responsible for a prodigious comic output. We discuss his origins as a performer, his use of his family in his material, and the usefulness of unresolved anger... Josie Long, Bridget Christie, Sara Pascoe, Deborah Francis-White, Nadia Kamil, ACMS, Alternative Comedy Memorial Society, Malcolm Hardee, Marcus Brigstocke, World's Most Dangerous Roads, John Mann, Alistair McGowan, Jeremy Hardy, Comedy Store, Mark Thomas, Kevin Day, Andre Vincent, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Free Fringe, Porky The Poet, Poems  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 18m

88 - Sam Simmons (Live)

Sam Simmons is not a “surreal” comic, despite his propensity to turn into a horse whilst windsurfing.  He's responsible for some of the funniest, most imaginative comedy in the world, and has an unshakeable faith in his material.  He talks here about the anger he feels when mainstream audiences refuse to come along for the ride, how he translates rage into comedy, and the advantages of making mistakes. Paul Foot, Mike Wilmot, Noel Fielding, Graeme Garden, Bob Slayer, Set List, James Acaster, Hannibal Burress, Dave Quirk, The Roadshow, Adelaide, Edinburgh Fringe, The Goodies, Dangermouse, Fawlty Towers, Conan, Problems, Animal Planet, The Trip  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 9m

87A - Edfringe Mini Ep

A quick hello and a couple of recommendations for the Edinburgh Fringe 2014  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/189m 55s

87 - John Hastings

>John Hastings has the soul of an alt comic, hiding between the power-chords of a bullet-headed club-jockey.  He describes in detail how the Canadian circuit differs to the UK, and we talk about the two different types of bombing, his unusual writing technique, and how it feels to do well in a tough room but regret the choices you made... Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Canada, The Pleasance Cellar, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, Comedy Store, Imran Yusuf, Josh Widdicombe, Eminem, Patton Oswalt, Montreal, Jongleurs, Michael McIntyre, Tony Law, Nick Helm  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 19m

86 - Noel James

A master of off-the-wall wordplay, Noel James is disarmingly honest about his struggles with comedy and real life. We analyse his use of metaphor and analogy as well as delving into his psychology, what it's like to commit one's life to comedy, and the public craving for “one voice of truth”. Bangor University, Taunton, One Liners, Gavin Webster, New Zealand, Laurel And Hardy, Monty Python, James Joyce, Dylan Thomas, Spike Milligan, British Telecom, Mark Thomas, Kevin Day, Maria Callas, Graham Norton, Frankie Howerd, Ken Dodd, Time Out, Tunnel Club, Malcolm Hardee, Game Of Thrones, Paul Foot, Phil Kay, Chortle, Daniel Dennett, Colin Wilson, The Outsider, Bill Hicks, Joe Rowntree, SNL, Saturday Night Live, Ben Elton, Arthur Smith, Tim Vine, Glee Club, Selling Out, Eric Sykes  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 14m

85 - Kyle Kinane

A self-confessed “sad, bearded white dude”, Kyle Kinane has more empathy than the next road warrior, and more bite than the next peddler of whimsy.  He talks here about eschewing personality in favour of better jokes; cultivating talent rather than hustle; and how his failure at a big festival led him to discover a more worthwhile goal than wordplay. Extra content from this interview available free at www.comedianscomedian.com/kyle Soho Theatre, Eddie Pepitone, Kurt Braunohler, Mitch Hedburg, The Johnny Carson Show, Mr Show, The Kids In The Hall, Fin Taylor, Paul W. Valentine, Charles Bukowski, Death Of The Party, Whiskey Icarus, Dave Attell, Aspen Comedy Festival  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1858m 11s

84 - Nick Doody

Nick Doody is a textbook "unsung hero" of comedy: fiercely analytical, and with an approach to jokes that is both cerebral and instinctive.  He talks here in fascinating detail about elements of his writing process: divergent thinking, freeing oneself from the logic of a situation, and manufacturing outrage... Jim Jefferies, The Now Show, Radio 4, Ben Moore, Wayne Shepherd, The Comedy Cellar, Arnold Brown, Stephen Fry, Bill Hicks, Jack Dee, Stephen Wright, Emo Phillips, Nick Revel, Ben And Arn, Paul Rogan, Stewart Lee, Andy Zaltzman, Matt Kirshen, John Gordillo, Simon Evans, Old Rope, Louis CK, Carey Marx, Ed Byrne  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 20m

83 - Aamer Rahman

Aamer Rahman was on the verge of giving up his career in overtly-political comedy when his youtube standup clip on “reverse racism” went life-changingly viral.  We talk about anger, activism, whether issues-based comedy can lead to political change, and the problem with “Game of Thrones”... Fear Of A Brown Planet, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Reverse Racism, Roar, Nazeem Hussain, Nabil Abdul Rashid, Twitter, YouTube, Bloc Party, Alanis Morissette, Ironic, Game Of Thrones, Breivik, Australia  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 4m

82 - Andy Zaltzman

The grand high sultan of Bullshit-istan, Andy Zaltzman is one half of the incredible Bugle Podcast, and combines densely-written satirical nonsense with improvised flights of fancy. He goes into detail on how The Bugle is made, how he copes with his partner's stratospheric success, and answers the ultimate question: "what is bullshit?" The Bugle, John Oliver, Karen Taylor, Danny Bhoy, Spencer Brown, Honourable Men Of Art, Daniel Kitson, David O'Doherty, Ross Noble, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Noel Fielding, The Daily Show, Mark Thomas, Rob Newman, Michael McIntyre, Richard Herring, Stewart Lee, Alun Cochrane, Ricky Gervais, Political Animal, The Department, Radio 4, Greg Proops, Sara Pascoe  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 25m

81 - Adrienne Truscott

New York-based former cabaret comic Adrienne Truscott is an articulate, passionate and hilarious new voice in stand-up. Her "Asking For It" show won the panel prize at the Edinburgh Fringe for its abruptness, honesty and scathing wit. We discuss the vulnerability of performing naked, the responsibilities of freedom of speech, and how to cultivate silliness from fury...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders @comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.com   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 17m

80 - Jarred Christmas

An improvisational powerhouse, Jarred Christmas finds the time to pepper his irrepressible joie de vivre with damn fine jokes. He spills the beans here about his current state of flux between the attraction of live work and the fresh challenges of TV writing. We also cover the downfalls of trying to play to the Edinburgh critics, Jarred's own “three Cs” of comedy, and how to cheat your way to success in a live studio sitcom..Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders @comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.com   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 20m

79 - Luke Heggie

Although still new, Luke Heggie is a breath of dry, dusty air to a circuit stuffed with comic book-readers and “star-fuckers”. A blue-collar Aussie bloke who won RAW on his fourth gig and then gave AGT a shot, he hilariously annihilates the idiots that cross his path, then goes back to his kids and his building site...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders @comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.com   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1854m 27s

78 - Michele A'Court

Autobiographical and observational comedian, blogger and feminist, Michele A'Court speaks passionately about authenticity, insecurity and the right to challenge. We discuss her refusal to apologise, the disappearance from TV of older female performers, and two very different sides of her theory that you have to follow what's making the noise in your head, or the rest of the writing won't come...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders @comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.com   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1859m 23s

77 - Tom Wrigglesworth

A softly-spoken, foppish figure who luxuriates in language, Tom Wrigglesworth is equally at home spinning a yarn or smashing up a weekend club. He talks here about authenticity in his work, and the right of the teller to alter the empirical truth of a story, as well as outlining in detail his favourite trick for dealing with interruptions...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders @comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.com   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 18m

76 - Ben Hurley

Laidback observationalist Ben Hurley made a foray to the UK some years ago, and returned to his native New Zealand to become a TV hero. We get stuck into the relationship between British and NZ comedy, and the pros and cons of each scene. We also cover natural talent, making laziness work for you, and whether observations hit harder when performed totally clean, or when injected with personality...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 21m

75 - Carey Marx (Live)

Carey Marx is a silver-tongued charmer who delights in navigating boundaries of logic, language and taste. With a unique take on verbal dexterity and misdirection, informed in part by his previous career as a magician, he talks at the NZICF about what makes comedy offensive, which words he won't stop using, and even reveals some of his self-generated writing exercises...*Contains language that some people may find offensive*Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 5m

74 - Claudia O'Doherty (Live)

Claudia O'Doherty is a genuine comedy pioneer, who uses high concepts and holograms in order to have fun behaving like a dickhead. We talk about the inspiration behind topics like ocean research or soil erosion, and how she manages to make such esoteria properly funny, as well as why both clowns and standups are jerks.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 0m

73 - Max And Ivan (Live)

To call Max and Ivan a comedy double-act with a narrative doesn't really do justice to this pair of rubber-faced, multi-voiced storytellers, who have a penchant for sneaking actual theatre into their work. They've only recently quit their day-jobs, but with a run of international festival appearances and award nominations under their belt, it seems to be working out – you could literally just slap them. Here, the boys outline their writing and rehearsal process, who gets final say over the editing, and which one of them has a google alert for their own reviews... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 1m

72 - David O'Doherty (Live)

Does "whimsy" have to mean fairy lights and bunting, or is it just owning a bag? David O'Doherty is a multi-award winning comic and musical noodler, with a real emotional depth at the core of his seemingly fanciful material. We discuss why he had a breakdown and how he recovered, the significance of sitting on the far left on a panel show, and what you should never ever do on a bicycle... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 2m

71 - Kerry Godliman

A recipe for a happy life as a comic? Kerry Godliman is a superb observationalist, and a tremendous comic actor. She shares her philosophy on writing, gigging and how to achieve a positive work-life balance, as well as delving into why she's never been afraid to scratch a living. We also discuss positive discrimination, covens of rage, and why wahwah is way better than flimflam... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 20m

70 - Tim Vine (Live)

Alongside his famously prodigious output of punnery, Tim Vine is a wonderfully imaginative comedy creator. As well as talking us through his writing techniques, he describes how he structures an hour-long barrage of punchlines, and gives us unprecedented access to the the notorious “Pen Behind The Ear”. But will he ever be one of the cool kids? Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1857m 29s

69 - Ed Byrne (Live)

Ed Byrne is a charming, argumentative sod - with a fantastically natural comic ability. We discuss whether it's funnier to take time finding the truth of a subject, or to switch your opinions to find the must comically useful stance; and why a group of comedians is known as a “bitch”. We also glimpse how he side-steps a physical writing process by simply losing an argument and then dwelling on it for far too long... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 2m

68 - Sean Hughes (Live)

Sean Hughes is a thoughtful, reflective performer, with a passion for self-expressive and profound comedy. A pioneer of the themed, narrative standup show, after the 90s he quit the fishbowl of comedy celebrity to become a novelist, poet and actor. We discuss his feelings on “outliving” his life experience; the amazing drug of comedy; and the challenges of attracting an audience other than the one you were aiming for... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1858m 29s

67 - Gary Delaney (Live)

Punchline virtuoso Gary Delaney knows one-liners inside and out, and in this crackling live episode treats us to a comprehensive technical analysis of his art. Taking grammar, rhythm, emphasis and narrative into account, he unpacks specific examples of his gags in forensic detail. Gary fiercely defends the value of hard work over talent, and also finds time to cry hacky, spunky tears... One Liners, Simon Munnery, Harry Hill, Stewart Lee, Stephen Wright, Tim Vine, Jongleurs, Tony Law, Martin Lewis, MoneySavingExpert.com, Buccaneer Club, Kate Copstick, Dan Evans, Milton Jones, Old Rope, Marcus Brigstocke, Mitch Hedburg, Stephen Fry, TalkSport, Katherine Ryan, Frankie Boyle, Jimmy Carr, Max Miller, Slaughterhouse, Jethro, Flavor Flav, Public Enemy, Douglas Rushkoff, Newsjack, Bernard Manning, Jim Davidson  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 8m

66 - Will Franken (Live)

Will Franken is a one-man sketch explosion who creates multi-layered and mind-bending comedy with the exuberance of a bedroom DJ. From writing a new 90 minute show monthly to be performed only once, to putting a kid in a headlock, he rails against an industry that expects comedians to be normal...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1854m 45s

65 - Nick Helm (Live)

Nick Helm grunts and sweats his way through a hilarious hurricane of jokes, songs, poetry and swearing, all the while undergoing a total emotional breakdown on stage. We encounter the soft-spoken and articulate theatre-maker behind the heavy metal mask, exploring how he structures his epic shows, the origin of his bombast, and his feelings on his starring role in BBC3's “Uncle”.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 17m

64 - Tony Law (Live)

Tony Law's regeneration from acquired-taste surrealist to must-see force of nature has been borne of depression and crippling debt. He exists now in a dynamic between ecstatic madness and total discipline, resulting in an unstoppable comic energy. In this more-than-usually revealing interview, we find out how Tony crafts his apparently uncraftable material, the unique influence his wife brings to bear on his writing, and why he thinks Stu is a bit of a prick...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1856m 48s

63 - Marcus Brigstocke (Live)

Sidetracked by youthful addictions, and making up for it with an incredibly intense approach, Marcus Brigstocke produces brilliant political comedy underpinned by passion and rigorous research. Find out what it's like to storm a commercial club with stuff that you no longer believe in, why The Telegraph regard Marcus as a traitor, and the one thing about comedy that breaks his heart... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1859m 27s

62 - Norman Lovett (Live)

Rambling man Norman Lovett is the comedy equivalent of a tai chi master, using subtlety and gentleness to often devastating comic effect. In this episode Norman is convinced to put aside his distrust of analysing comedy, at least some of the time, and we learn about the acts that inspired him, his audition for Red Dwarf, and the anger simmering beneath the whimsy...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 0m

61 - Bo Burnham (Live)

Bo Burnham is a frighteningly talented youtube-wielding wunderkind, with a gag-filled show that defies you to write him off as precocious. We explore the inherent amorality of comedy, the responsibilities of the offensive comic and the consequences of attracting a demographic that isn't necessarily the one you were aiming for... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1859m 13s

60 - Susan Calman (Live)

Susan Calman is fierce and fiercely funny, unleashing her personal demons to devastating comic effect in her work and here in conversation. As well as exploring how not to approach the Edinburgh fringe, we also uncover how Susan translates her anger into comedy, the pressure she feels to be a spokesperson for gay people, and why she feels she doesn't deserve a glass... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1858m 47s

59 - Rob Delaney (Live)

According to his mother, Rob Delaney is “a monster who does good things”. We talk about the differences between his standup persona and his voice on Twitter, as well as detailing the specific techniques he used to gather his 1,000,000+ followers. We also explore the dynamic between his creativity and his sometimes major depression, and investigate which elements of comedy still feel outside of his reach...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 1m

58 - Sarah Millican Returns (Live)

Sarah Millican returns for a live sequel, in which we go into detail on how she copes with her ever-increasing fame, and being regarded as one of the "100 most powerful women in Britain". As well as discussing her views on feminism, and how she keeps challenging herself when playing to an audience who love her, she also explains how to stay grounded at Edinburgh, and why she feels "ballsy."Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1854m 47s

57 - Jason Manford (Live)

Effortlessly charming observationalist Jason Manford is arguably comedy's Mr Accessibility. With a touring schedule designed to cover the entire country, we investigate the motives and consequences of his workaholic approach to the craft. As well as touching on the downsides of his fame, this candid interview explores Jason's struggle to challenge himself whilst giving his audience what they want. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 1m

56 - Andrew Maxwell (Live)

Consistently better-informed than the motor-mouthed “funny fucker” he appears, Andrew Maxwell explains how he turns his opinions into comedy without the use of a writing desk. What he does instead might surprise you, as we cover the downsides of charm, the secret of his success at the Edinburgh Fringe, and a view on careerism that will have you playing back this episode after a tough gig.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1841m 11s

55 - Milton Jones (Live)

One of the best joke-smiths in the world, Milton Jones is a consistently funny powerhouse of verbal cartoons, wordplay and clowning. We explore his persona, his process, and the advantages of making something really bad rather than making it better. He also paints a picture of the community of one-liner specialists, describes his specific approach to “Mock The Week”, and explains how to get everyone's attention on sports day... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1857m 35s

54 - David Baddiel (Live)

From Wembley sell-out star to complex comic philosopher, David Baddiel returned to this year's Edinburgh Fringe with a stand-up lecture about fame. We discuss his rigorous self-analysis and how appealing he finds the transformative effective of walking onstage. We also delve into how David's obsession with the truth defines him, and was partly responsible for the end of one of his double-acts...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 0m

53 - Al Murray (Live)

For nearly twenty years, Al Murray has been at the forefront of British character comedy. We talk about the genesis of the “Pub Landlord” and really dig into the methods behind the crowd-work at which he excels. Al provides some fascinating and unexpected insight on arena comedy, hecklers, and the state of criticism – and we also unpack in detail how he writes and structures a show.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 0m

52 - The Pajama Men (Live)

Virtuoso sketch comedian, The Pajama Men combine rich characterisation and zinging one-liners, to the extent that one of their recent shows was the single best-reviewed work at an entire Edinburgh Fringe. They discuss their long-standing double-act dynamic, the pressures of touring, and also delve into how the audience becomes their “director”, offering a third voice to their creative process.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 3m

51 - Phil Nichol (Live)

Although they are both of the highest quality, Phil Nichol keeps his two performance styles very separate. He gives us some very specific insight into the unusual dynamic between his constantly-evolving experimental work, and his tried-and-tested, roof-raising club set. Phil also speaks openly about anxiety, stage-fright, and the fear of somehow being “caught out”, even after years at the top of the circuit. Through it all though, he never stops chasing down the artistic epiphany. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 0m

50 - Greg Proops (Live)

The Smartest Man In The World speaks frankly about life, lyricism and the pursuit of laughter. We talks about the evolution of Greg's linguistic style, and how he borrows from authors to make it gooder...We discuss the thrill of improvisation, and the stream-of-consciousness style that allowed him to improvise an entire standup album on the night.All this and some fascinating behind-the-scenes details on Greg's podcast, and how it is further cultivating his audience - an unmissable episode!Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 1m

49 - Hal Cruttenden (Live)

After years of superb work at the very top of the circuit, Hal Cruttenden is finally breaking through into the mainstream. We talk about how the best subjects are the ones that scare him, what risks are involved when sharing his flaws so honestly, and what's made him so angry he's walked off the stage. We also learn Hal's secrets of preparation for panel games, and discover how even the successful never feel safe... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1858m 33s

48 - Marcel Lucont and Alexis Dubus

Raconteur, bon vivant and flanneur extraordinaire, the award-winning Marcel Lucont is inching his way up the comedy ladder. Alexis Dubus, Marcel's confidant, talks frankly about the differences between their styles and successes, and presents his template for a refreshingly angst-free comedy life... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1859m 1s

47 - Brendon Burns (Live)

Edinburgh comedy award winner Brendon Burns speaks candidly about “the most self-absorbed art-form there is”, and savages what he sees as the covert bigotry and condescension in the UK. We also delve into the dynamic between the passionate truth-teller and the self-involved teenager that comprise his persona, and discuss whether you can find solutions to your problems by making shows... Recorded live at the Gilded Balloon at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1859m 57s

46A - Richard Herring (2 of 2)

Part two of the interview sees Richard talking about his standup. He explores his status and persona onstage, admits which subjects he finds difficult to include in his act, and reflects on his frustration at being labelled derivative of his ex-double act partner. We also discuss the future of comedy in Britain and Richard's optimism in the face of a changing landscape.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1857m 14s

46 - Richard Herring (1 of 2)

Richard Herring is a prolific comedian, blogger and podcaster, comprehensively mining his every experience for comic potential. As well as exploring the unique resource of his daily blog, his online strategy and some of his maddeningly self-indulgent impulses, we also discuss his success, and whether it will ever live up to his aspirations... Part two follows in the next episode of this podcast. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 17m

45 - Jarlath Regan

How do you make comedy out of stuff that hurts? The low-falutin' Jarlath Regan opens up about the near-tragic event he turned into a show, and why he had to leave his own country to pursue comedy. We also explore the pros of flyering your festival show yourself; posing as your own agent; and what Jarlath will say to Louis CK's face if he ever meets him... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 12m

44 - Milo McCabe

Milo McCabe is a superb character act with an unusual origin. We discuss growing up in the shadow of a comedian father, and the use of NLP and other psychological techniques to cope with the demands of life on stage. We also delve into his experience of Phil Burgers' infamous clown workshops, and how Milo is putting some of that learning into practice. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 19m

43 - Benny Boot (Live)

It's the second Live special, and London-based Australian gagsmith Benny Boot lets us in on his effervescent cartoon-like imagination. We talk about the unusual techniques he employs to create a writing environment, why the true stories of his checkered past don't fly, and how long he can keep an owl impression going...*** This episode suffers from audio issues which do not represent the usual quality of the podcast *** Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 9m

42 - Tom Binns (Ian D Montfort, Ivan Brackenbury)

The creator of barnstorming character acts such as hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury and “spirit comedium” Ian D Montfort, comedian Tom Binns now faces a unique challenge. As well as musing on the conceptual engine behind his best stuff, we discuss his plans to return to stand-up, this time as himself... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 22m

41 - Tom Gleeson

A study in confidence, Australian Tom Gleeson trades in lean, punchy material that batters an audience into submission. We discuss how "comedy's Lex Luthor" changed from being a competent but boring standup, into a forceful presence with absolute faith in his comic perspective.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 20m

40 - Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall

Talented, dedicated and analytical, Melbourne-based Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall is part of a new generation of comics. We discuss the acquisition of stage-time in a town with relatively few gigging opportunities, and geek out over the “mathematics” of joke-writing. Alasdair also reveals the ten thousand dollar motivational gamble that got his head in the game... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 9m

39 - Felicity Ward

Felicity Ward hilariously combines expert physical characterisation with heartfelt storytelling. Speaking just after the recording of her first DVD in Melbourne, she describes her creative process, her experiences in pilot season in L.A., and her strategies for coping with the self-criticism that can make her want to run from the stage. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 19m

38 - Tom Allen

The quintessential comic raconteur, Tom Allen's work sizzles with wit, candour and warmth. We discuss his rhythm, musicality and sociable methods of generating material, as well as investigating the self-criticism and loneliness with which he sometimes struggles. This delightful man also makes a convincing case for recognising comedians as "artists who are entitled to support"... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 12m

37 - Geraldine Hickey

With an unselfconscious charm and a superb skill for finding the funny in true stories, Geraldine Hickey is a delightful comedian to spend an hour with. We talk about her recently-discovered sexuality and the perspective it gives her on previous work. We also explore the Melbourne comedy scene, “running one's own race”, and the benefits of combining a comedy career with an enjoyable second job. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 0m

36 - David Quirk

Known for his hyper-personal material about death, infidelity and suicide, David Quirk is happy to be an outsider, to the comedy community as well as his audience. We discuss the tropes of contemporary standup and David's decision to move away from them; the need to watch other people's shows or not; and what it feels like to release oneself from the compulsion to be funny. We also touch on negative-sounding noises that mean people hate you. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1858m 27s

35 - Asher Treleaven

Rubber-legged comedy mantis Asher Treleaven has been nominated for the most prestigious awards in the UK and Australia. He talks here about his transition from art-house darling to club-fit road act, and the changes in his strategy towards festivals. As well as exploring the development of his persona, he's also admirably frank in describing his concerns about a dwindling audience, something he faces despite his critical acclaim... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 5m

34 - Clarke MacFarlane

Variety superstar Clarke MacFarlane blends elements of stand-up, clowning and skills to create the show-stopping, crowd-surfing "Mario, Queen of the Circus". Touring with La Clique and La Soiree has allowed him to hone his act to perfection over years, but he still "pays his dues" with regular streetshows. We discuss his work rate and workaholism, his respect for standups, and his bizarre pre-performance habits, not to mention the dark voices that plague even a top level act such as himself.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 14m

33 - Lindsay Webb

Lindsay Webb is comedy's Mr Queensland. A hard-working positive-thinker, he once held a Guinness World Record for the longest stand-up show, and manages to make waves in the industry without a consistent TV profile. We also get an overview of the Australian comedy industry, and Lindsay opens up about his dismissal from national radio. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1858m 27s

32 - Carl Donnelly

Suede-hooved waffler Carl Donnelly makes comic storytelling look easy. His turn of phrase and relaxed narrative style has influenced a wave of newer acts, but his eye for a genuinely funny idea sets him apart from his emulators. We discuss the importance of the truth in his work, and he also bangs on about theta-waves. Christ knows. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 16m

31 - Heath "Chopper" Franklin

Heath Franklin performs stand-up as his alter-ego “Chopper”, a caricature of Australia's infamous career criminal and self-promoter. We explore the careful path Heath treads to avoid encouraging fans of the real thing, and instead make the character a victim of his own rage. We also uncover the challenges faced by a talented comic phasing out a successful character, in the search for richer pickings from his own identity...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 0m

30 - Jim Jefferies (Live)

The only man who can say “cunt” in America, Jim Jefferies uses his brutal comic instinct to tell somehow heart-warming stories. He discusses here the self-deprecation that makes dirty comedy acceptable, the importance of identifying the correct victim, and the formula that underpins his live shows. We also talk about the one subject he won't make jokes about, and his fondness for Sondheim. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1854m 47s

29 - Rhod Gilbert (Live)

How close is Rhod Gilbert's furious persona to his real self? In this revealing interview, the workaholic wizard discusses truth and fiction, lonely walks on Welsh cliff paths, and going a bit mental on callbacks. We also explore the therapeutic value of making comedy; but is Rhod really ready to sign himself out of the asylum? Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 2m

28 - James Acaster (Live)

He might look like he's just won a Duke of Edinburgh Award, but he's got a mean streak a mile wide... In this special episode recorded live after a 30min performance, thrillingly talented “Slim Jimmy” Acaster reveals the difference between his real self and his onstage persona. We discuss sensitivity to the direction in which one's audience want to be taken, and also explore how James overcame the need for truth in his material, by hiding under a bush in a dress.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 21m

27 - Rob Rouse

One of the nicest men in comedy, with an effervescent wit and fantastic jokes, Rob Rouse is also better placed than most to observe the ups and downs of a career in TV. He talks here candidly about the effect his changing fortunes have had on his outlook, and how his family life has helped him grow as a comic as well as a man.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 13m

26 - Stephen Grant

Stephen Grant is one of the hardest-working comedians in Britain, with an unshakeable belief in the meritocracy of comedy. We go into depth on how we writes for himself and with other higher-profile comics including Seann Walsh and Russell Kane. He also shares with us some very perceptive analysis of the comedy circuit and proves mathematically that one can never run out of funny. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 5m

25a - All Day Edinburgh (Live)

Stu's on holiday! But you can still experience the brief but fascinating interview Stu held with comedian Michael Legge at Michael's "All Day Edinburgh" gala show. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/182m 55s

25 - Terry Alderton (Live)

Terry Alderton is an electrifying comic, with extraordinary energy, passion and invention; he's also one of the bravest performers I know. In spite of his hugely loved and respected work however, he still has feelings of being an outsider to the comedy circuit. He talks here with remarkable candour about his doubts, the review that reduced him to tears and the book that changed his life. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 5m

24 - Pappys (Live)

Big-hearted gangshow “Pappy's” are the sweatiest, loveliest bunch of dickheads you could ever hope to see pretending to be in their twenties on BBC3. In this live show they discuss writing in a threesome, taking one for the team, and what makes critics “jizz themselves”.We also discover the painful truth about how they went from a four to a three, and learn how hard it is to write award-winning sketch comedy when you don't know any of the hotkeys.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 2m

23 - Dr Brown (Phil Burgers)

Are stand-up comedians simply repressed clowns? That's the question posed by Phil Burgers, iconoclastic creator of the deliriously funny “Dr Brown”. He passionately explores the the importance of receiving an audience not transmitting to them, searching for the pleasure in being an idiot, and why “need” kills comedy. He also explains how he has created work by improvising a completely new show, every night of a festival. This podcast could change your performing life.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 9m

22 - Abandoman (Live)

Rapper and comedian Rob Broderick AKA Abandoman is a force of nature, whose invincible positivity is matched only by his breathtaking performance skill. He talks in depth about his origins in rap and comedy, and how he combines the two today. We also cover why "Hulk hands" can be a substitute for jokes, and what happens when two nice men attempt to battle-rap...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 3m

21 - Mike Gunn

Mike Gunn survived a serious drug addiction to become a circuit favourite, loved for the warmth in his dark humour, and for his exceptional joke-writing. As well as including some excellent practical suggestions for playing important clubs and surviving corporate work, he also talks in depth about his creative process, and his unique journey from weeping photocopier-repairman to thriving TV comic.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 11m

20 - Eddie Pepitone (Live)

If you missed Eddie Pepitone in his first UK appearances at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, you're a chump. A truly mesmerising comic's comic, and subject of documentary “The Bitter Buddha”, he unearths howling cosmic pain in the most mundane of places. In this live show, Eddie discusses how improvisation allows him to write “with” his audience. Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 6m

19 - Hannibal Buress (Live)

Hannibal Buress was described by Chris Rock as “the funniest young comic i've seen in years”. In this Edinburgh Fringe show he talks to us about working on Saturday Night Live and 30Rock, and goes into detail on his own process, performance, and why he won't give up on the “penguin meat” bit... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1855m 57s

18 - The Boy With Tape On His Face (Live)

Multi award-winning "The Boy With Tape On His Face" is the silent comedy creation of Sam Wills. Sam talks us in detail through his journey from "performing monkey" to audience manipulator extraordinaire, reveals his creative process, and explains his frustration with Mr Bean... Musical, New Zealand, Comedy Music, Street-Performing, Sam Wills, Physical Comedy, Tim Burton, The Royal Variety Performance, Circus, Clown, Jarred Christmas, Silent Comedy, Mr Bean  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1858m 47s

17 - Mark Maier

Mark has 25 years' experience of tickling ribs and strangers, in the US and the UK. He discusses writing in a workshop format, and the relationship between script and improvisation. He also seems to be one of the happiest guests the show has ever had... Can Stu convince him that he's actually bitter and unsuccessful? Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 11m

16 - Alan Davies (Live)

Alan Davies is best known in the UK as a panellist on QI and as the star of Jonathan Creek, but he's recently returned to his roots as a superb observational stand up. In this live show from the Gilded Balloon, he describes in detail his process for turning notes into jokes, and how he goes about structuring a tour show. He also reads from some of his old comedy notebooks, and explores why theatre people have it easy...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1859m 48s

15 - Josh Widdicombe

Josh Widdicombe is a rising star on the UK circuit, with a host of competition wins and nominations to his name. He's also a champion of pure observational comedy, and here articulates in fascinating depth the process by which he creates and structures his material. But is his main drive really “fear and negativity”?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 4m

14 - Celia Pacquola

Failed waitress Celia Pacquola likes to imagine dying in the arms of people she's only just met. A gifted storyteller with an effervescent charm, she discusses how to mine different perspectives on a story, how far back to pull the arrow, and the joy of being underestimated... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 11m

13 - Fred Macaulay (Live)

Twinkling anecdotalist Fred was the first Scot to MC the Comedy Store, and now presents his own show on BBC Radio Scotland, as well as touring his stand-up. He explains his preference for finding the funny in a live context instead of at a laptop, and reflects on when "funny isn't good enough". NB - This episode has a sound recording problem which doesn't reflect the quality of usual episodes. Apologies to Fred, and to you the listener.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1856m 7s

12 - Noel Britten

Noel is retiring from comedy, after more than 15 years as a highly sought-after one-liner and prop comic. Straddling the worlds of stand-up, magic and street-performing, he offers a unique perspective on the lost art of honing the same act over an entire career, as well as some fascinating theories on fame, happiness and finding one's niche.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 12m

11 - Sara Pascoe (Live)

In this show, recorded live at the Gilded Balloon during the Edinburgh Fringe, pioneering comedian Sara Pascoe talks at length about her writing methods and quite unique career goals. Resourceful, articulate and extremely funny, she explores how her entire life turned out to be an unknowing training-camp for stand-up, also sharing the contents of her notebook, and how she might unpack some of her new ideas... Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 2m

10 - Liam Mullone

Liam would rather be accused of fascism than being boring. Leaving behind the "intellectualised whimsy" of his former persona, he has embarked on a quest to say the unsayable. Find out why Tim Minchin makes him angry, and the precise circumstances under which one might shoot a child in the legs.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 16m

9 - Alun Cochrane

Alun's comedy displays a unique mastery of subtlety and texture. He talks us stage by stage through the creation of one of his most recognisable routines, and articulates the power of the stand-up monologue as a means of processing life.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 7m

8 - Arthur Smith

Arthur is an almost shamanic figure on the UK comedy scene; a warrior-poet who combines a love of language with a healthy disregard for some of society's formalities. He talks here about learning to write without fear, and the need to "kill the cliche".Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insidersGet tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour@comcompod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1855m 48s

7 - Sarah Millican

Sarah Millican is relentless and wonderful. A household name in the UK for her stand-up comedy, she is also a massive comedy nerd and has a lot to say about her favourite subject. As well as going into detail on her writing process, she discusses some of the unique challenges faced by a high-profile act, including playing large rooms and preparing for panel shows. She also has plenty of tips for newer acts on how to escape the day-job and turn pro.Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 11m

6 - Adam Bloom

Adam Bloom understands jokes in a way most of us can only dream of. From his first gig, "when the white noise stopped", to his current position as a comedian and freelance fixer of other people's gags, he lets us in on his unique perspective...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 8m

5 - Paul Sinha

Paul is that rare thing - a comic who can make the political personal and vice versa. He lets us into his well-ordered but intriguing view of comedy and the world, from the comfort of his Mazda... The Now Show, Marcus Brigstocke, Steve Hughes, Hal Cruttenden, Ian Stone, Alastair Barrie, The BNP, Jim Davidson, David Cameron, Cutting Edge, The Comedy Store, Daniel Kitson, Dan Nightingale, Toby Jones, XS Malarkey, Pete Waterman, The Chase, Tim Vine, Mickey Flanagan, Milton Jones, Gina Yashere, Ed Byrne, Simon Pegg, Banana Cabaret, Ha Bloody Ha  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 14m

4 - Ben Norris

Already an experienced headliner, Ben is on a continuing quest to unleash the improvisational demon within. But can he run naked into battle without the temptation to put his pants back on? Also discussed: why comedians are such terrible human beings. Trapdoor Comedy Club, West End Centre, Aldershot, The Cartoon, The Plough, Clapham Jongleurs, Late N Live, Noel James, Ivor Dembina, Patrick Marber, The BAR, Willesden, Paul Tonkinson, Rudi Lickwood, Victoria Coren, The Comedy Store, Setlist, Matt Kirshen, Paul Provenza, Glastonbury, Ed Byrne, Dara O'Briain, Andrew Maxwell, Glenn Wool, Edinburgh PBH Free Fringe, Barnstormers, The Gulbenkian, Canterbury, Tony Hancock  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1859m 11s

3 - Dan Antopolski

It's Episode 3, and Stu interviews Dan Antopolski in his writing-cellar.   Dan explores how to wrong-foot an audience's assumptions, and argues comedy is an art not simply a craft. Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Purple Turtle, Jigsaw, The Dinks, Lenny Henry, Ben Elton, Harry Enfield, Friday Night Live, Saturday Night Live, Fry and Laurie, We Are Klang, Rich Hall, Stewart Lee, Harry Hill, Eddie Izzard, Sean Lock, Simon Munnery, David “Kid” Jensen, Tom Craine, Nat Luurtsema, Craig Campbell, Tony Law, The Mighty Boosh, Tom Basden, Rob Deering, The Comedy Store Players, Alexei Sayle, Micky Flanagan, Mark Watson, Ross Noble, Louis CK, Christopher Hitchens  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 3m

2 - Dan Evans

Live once more at the Top Secret Comedy Club, Stuart interviews unsung king of the one-liner, Dan Evans. Dan confesses to sometimes regarding his fellow humans as insects. Political, Monty Python, Edinburgh, One Liners, Radio, Jo Caulfield, Writing On Stage, Dan Evans, Friday Night Live, George Egg, Comedy Cafe, Bill Bailey, Richard Curtis, Stage Persona  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1855m 48s

1 - Rob Deering

In this opening show, Stuart Goldsmith grills fabulous comedian Rob Deering, live at the Top Secret Comedy Club, Covent Garden.Rob admits he drinks with strangers...www.robdeering.com | @DeeringRobGet ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiderswww.comedianscomedian.com | @ComComPod  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1856m 1s
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