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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 very in-depth interviews are interesting and revealing. There's over 100 episodes here:

Episode 202 - Hannah Gadsby (Live)

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Published: 11th April 2017.   Length: 73 mins.   Size: 33.7mb

Having grown up in Tasmania at a time when her very sexuality was illegal, Hannah Gadsby has forged her anger into an annihilating comic weapon. Her new show Nanette is a heart-wrenching piece of work that rails against the failings of comedy itself to tell enough of the truth. We talk about honesty and accessibility, and her decision to stop being a comedian.

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Russell Brand. Copyright: BBC.

Episode 201 - Russell Brand

14th March 2017.   102 minutes.

Global comedy superstar Russell Brand is studying for a degree, raising a new baby, and assembling a new two-year tour. An Essex boy with cosmic ambition, his art is obsessed...

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Stewart Lee.

Episode 200 - Stewart Lee

6th March 2017.   136 minutes.

One of the most iconoclastic, pioneering and influential comedians in Britain, Stewart Lee has forged his post-punk ideals into a thrillingly funny live act, with the very form at his...

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Paul Chowdhry.

Episode 199 - Paul Chowdhry (Live)

27th February 2017.   82 minutes.

An electrifying live performer, with a casual brutality that has audiences laughing despite themselves, Paul Chowdhry sells far more tickets than his mid-level TV profile might suggest. We talk about...

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Mark Forward.

Episode 198 - Mark Forward

20th February 2017.   105 minutes.

Mark Forward is one of Canada's finest comic exports, with a genuinely off-the-wall approach to his comedy, and the resolve that comes of having retired and come back to the...

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Phil Wang.

Episode 197 - Phil Wang

13th February 2017.   99 minutes.

Phil Wang is a suave dork, a confident nerd, a feminist creep and a very funny young man. We uncover his childhood being hit with sticks in Malaysia, and track...

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Rachel Parris.

Episode 196 - Rachel Parris

6th February 2017.   88 minutes.

Comedian, singer, musician and key member of improvisational powerhouse Austentatious, Rachel Parris revels in undercutting her nice girl image with some tough material. We talk about how audiences listen differently...

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Brian Regan.

Episode 194 - Brian Regan

23rd January 2017.   56 minutes.

Brian Regan is the undisputed master of the 'act-out', reducing audiences to tears of joy as he inhabits one potent premise after another. We squeezed in half an hour backstage...

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Angela Barnes: You Can't Take It With You. Angela Barnes.

Episode 193 - Angela Barnes

16th January 2017.   78 minutes.

Radio and TV regular Angela Barnes is a prodigious joke-writer with a reputation for sharp material delivered in a world-weary manner. A former mental health professional, who 'lost' her twenties...

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Elis James. Copyright: Idil Sukan.

Episode 192 - Elis James

9th January 2017.   83 minutes.

Like a reverse superhero, Elis James is a warm and charismatic story-teller, able to summon a hilarious, tiny-fisted, ranting neurotic from a parallel universe. We discuss how his persona changes...

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Pappy's. Image shows from L to R: Tom Parry, Matthew Crosby, Ben Clark.

Episode 191 - Pappy's return

19th December 2016.   91 minutes.

Pappy's return to the show after four years to discuss BBC3's Badults, live shows, their future together, and whether they'll ever go back to Edinburgh. Laughter, tears and dickheads in...

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Fern Brady.

Episode 190 - Fern Brady

12th December 2016.   110 minutes.

Fern Brady is a fiercely funny and provocative comic, with an invigorating ability to combine eloquence and bluntness. A Guardian columnist and accidental spokesperson, she talks here about managing her...

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Chris Gethard.

Episode 189 - Chris Gethard

5th December 2016.   80 minutes.

Softly spoken and absolutely committed to the truth, Chris Gethard took Edinburgh by storm with a searingly honest and blackly funny show about depression and attempted suicide. We talk about...

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Andy Askins. Copyright: Andy Hollingworth.

Episode 188 - Andy Askins

28th November 2016.   87 minutes.

One of comedy's happiest and most humble men, Andy Askins reduces audiences to tears with his beautifully subtle and innocent-seeming punchlines. We discover the extraordinary backstory to his career, and...

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Carmen Lynch.

Episode 187 - Carmen Lynch

21st November 2016.   74 minutes.

Carmen Lynch combines deft writing, rhythm and performative poise, to deadly effect. We talk about stopping and re-starting comedy, and how it feels to escape from the day-job a second...

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Tony Law.

Episode 186 - Tony Law returns

15th November 2016.   101 minutes.

A lot has changed since Old Tone's last appearance on the podcast. He's clean, sober and re-launching, but no less of a uniquely hilarious act. We talk about how he's...

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Barry Crimmins.

Episode 184 - Barry Crimmins

31st October 2016.   71 minutes.

Legendary comic Barry Crimmins kickstarted Boston's comedy scene in the 1980s, testified to the Senate against AOL.com profiteering from child pornography, and is to this day both a political firebrand...

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Paul Currie.

Episode 183 - Paul Currie

24th October 2016.   92 minutes.

Sweaty, bearded turbo-clown Paul Currie's shows are stuffed with unforgettable images, feelings and smells. Beloved of comedy's intelligentsia, this award-winning performer doesn't let go of your heart until the last...

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Cameron Esposito.

Episode 182 - Cameron Esposito

17th October 2016.   76 minutes.

A small-town girl who realised pretty late she was a giant lesbian, Cameron Esposito has evolved into a hilarious alpha-female hero comic. We talk about body-shaming, power-stances and side-mullets, and...

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