The Comedian's Comedian Podcast with Stuart Goldsmith

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 in-depth interviews are interesting and frequently revealing. There are now well over 300 episodes.

Episode 380 - CK (Caimh) McDonnell

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Published: 24th July 2021.   Length: 82 mins.

Crime fiction powerhouse and former circuit comedian, CK McDonnell is on the cusp of levelling further up, with a TV adaptation of his half a million selling Dublin Trilogy in the works. We talk about how to write fast, being calibrated for tough criticism, solving problems in the shower, and how to let characters evolve - especially Bunny McGarry who went from villain to his best loved creation.

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Episode 379 - Fin Taylor

16th July 2021.   94 minutes.

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Episode 378 - Stevie Martin

9th July 2021.   78 minutes.

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Josh Johnson.

Episode 376 - Josh Johnson

24th June 2021.   73 minutes.

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Episode 375 - Jessie Cave

18th June 2021.   77 minutes.

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Episode 373 - Greg Jenner

27th May 2021.   88 minutes.

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Episode 372 - Rosie Jones

20th May 2021.   64 minutes.

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Episode 371 - Ian Moore

14th May 2021.   76 minutes.

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7th May 2021.   81 minutes.

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Sooz Kempner.

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26th March 2021.   89 minutes.

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19th March 2021.   63 minutes.

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Episode 365 - Ramon Rivas

11th March 2021.   72 minutes.

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Olga Koch.

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5th March 2021.   86 minutes.

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26th February 2021.   101 minutes.

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6th February 2021.   79 minutes.

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