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Thursday 9th December 2021
He's at the Royal Albert Hall with Brian Cox, is on a 100 bookshop tour, with Nine Lessons to come, and has a science-infused new book out. We met Robin Ince in his old haunt, Herts, to ask: how did those uninspiring science schooldays lead to this?
Monday 17th May 2021
He's now a Radio 4 documentarian, with a unique insight into why people get stuck in things: Ian Smith talks contortion tests, grim swings, crossword podcasts, polar bear chasing, and how lots of backstage areas will be very tense as comedy returns.
Monday 19th April 2021
Cheered by rave reviews for their punk doc, King Rocker, Stewart Lee and Michael Cumming talk lockdown darkness, awkward legends, post-punk vs new comedy, Swells, Skinner, and the upside of ads and panel shows.
Thursday 29th October 2020
The one-time world-wanderer has been holed up in Cromwellian digs during 2020 weird-times. At least he isn't offending any swan-sensitive spectators there - although his new special might well ruffle some feathers.
Monday 13th July 2020
His career had lost momentum and his mood was dark. Then lockdown struck, and Bilal Zafar found himself with the unlikeliest change of direction: managing a surreal virtual soccer team on an old video game. Now he's getting loads of viewers and even selling replica shirts. Which is a far cry from the not-fun TV work he was offered before.
Wednesday 24th June 2020
Olga Koch should now be travelling, after giving up her tech job for grad school. Still, there is a cool stand-up event on the horizon: her last show If/Then is going vinyl. We talk sinister tech, right-wing swings, Soviet equality, immigration, Tarkovsky vs Chernobyl, and live comedy vs first dates.
Thursday 28th May 2020
Thursday 30th April 2020
Podcast pioneer, Scope patron and now lockdown sports star, Richard Herring seems to thrive when big career obstacles land in his path: he's even turned stone clearing into cult viewing. But how will the rest of comedy recover, as the dust settles?