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The Comedian's Comedian Podcast with Stuart Goldsmith

Stuart Goldsmith talks to fellow stand-up comedians about how they create funny stuff and manage their career. These very in-depth interviews are interesting and revealing. There's over 100 episodes here:

Episode 209 - Ed Gamble (Live)

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Published: 20th July 2017.   Length: 74 mins.   Size: 34.2mb

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). Recorded live at Stonefree Festival.

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