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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 200 episodes.

Episode 238 - Maeve Higgins

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Published: 19th March 2018.   Length: 77 mins.   Size: 71.8mb

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...

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