Si Hawkins checks in with comics who've journeyed to the darkest depths of development hell - TV, radio, film or new-fangled web ventures - and are still standing.
Wednesday 19th October
The best stand-up you've probably never heard of, Alfie Brown discusses his first TV appearance (Channel 4 News), his influential comedy parents, and being bumped by Comedy Central. Or he discussed it a year ago, anyway. Even this interview nearly didn't make it to air.
Friday 13th November 2015
Thursday 29th October 2015
Why was Dara O Briain kidnapped by a SWAT team? What annoys Ed Byrne about panel shows? And why did working for Countryfile put him off mountains? All will be revealed, in another excruciatingly geeky edition of Circuit Training.
Thursday 15th October 2015
You may know him best from umpteen panel shows, but the on-tour Andy Hamilton co-wrote some of Britain's biggest comedies, often minutes before broadcast, and an A-list indie film last year - but what's this about Peppa Pig and Iron Man?
Saturday 12th September 2015
18 years ago Fred MacAulay took a job that possibly hijacked his rising TV stardom - but does he regret it? The touring-again Scottish comic tells Circuit Training about contentious sackings, ripped-off comics, Ally McCoist, and the infamous Tub of Lard.