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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 176 - Bill Burr

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Published: 15th August 2016.   Length: 101 mins.   Size: 46.3mb

At the top of his game, stand-up Bill Burr is conquering the planet with an extraordinary creative ferocity. He delights in unsettling audiences by saying the un-sayable, before justifying his comic position with inspiring verve. We learn the tricks he uses to break out of routine onstage, explode the myth of finding one's voice, and also have a really invigorating argument about privilege...

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Todd Barry.

Episode 175 - Todd Barry

1st August 2016.   71 minutes.

There's dry, and then there's Todd Barry. On his Crowdwork tour, Todd's skill in low-energy one-liners allows him to spin unexpected angles into truly original audience interaction. We discuss writing...

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Wendy Wason. Copyright: Steve Ullathorne.

Episode 174 - Wendy Wason

19th July 2016.   77 minutes.

Wendy Wason gigs hard and acts in movies - but still juggles her comedy career with raising three children. We discuss her solid work ethic and achieving the "discipline of...

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Jinkx Monsoon.

Episode 173 - Jinkx Monsoon

12th July 2016.   109 minutes.

Superbly funny and very skilled Jinkx Monsoon won RuPaul's Drag Race IV, and with long-term collaborator Major Scales is continuing to weave that very public success into an established comedy...

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Funmbi Omotayo.

Episode 172 - Funmbi Omotayo

5th July 2016.   95 minutes.

Brilliant British-Nigerian comic Funmbi shares a fascinating take on his transition from the urban circuit to the mainstream, and his reasoning behind the move. We also explore the dynamic between...

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Shappi Khorsandi.

Episode 171 - Shappi Khorsandi

24th June 2016.   93 minutes.

As you might expect from the impish British-Iranian comic who wears her heart on her sleeve, this conversation gets pretty deep pretty fast! We talk about shifting status, manufacturing common...

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Liam Williams.

Episode 169 - Liam Williams

4th June 2016.   88 minutes.

Rigorously intellectual and brilliantly poetic, Liam Williams approaches comedy like writing a novel, but does he even enjoy stand-up? We talk about his experience of Cambridge Footlights, and examine a...

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Joe Lycett. Copyright: Matt Crockett.

Episode 168 - Joe Lycett (Live)

23rd May 2016.   77 minutes.

Urbane, charming and totally in touch with what makes him funny, Joe Lycett is the figurehead for a new generation of British comics. We talk technique in detail, digging into...

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Seymour Mace.

Episode 167 - Seymour Mace

17th May 2016.   93 minutes.

Darkly silly stand-up and clown Seymour Mace channels his anger and bitterness through a lens of pure sunshine. He talks candidly about the challenges of living with depression in comedy;...

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Romesh Ranganathan.

Episode 165 - Romesh Ranganathan

21st April 2016.   77 minutes.

Accelerating through the comedy industry with dizzying speed, BAFTA-nominated Romesh Ranganathan nonetheless has a quiet authority reminiscent of your favourite teacher. We explore his fearlessness, the support of his family,...

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Jimmy Carr.

Episode 164, Part 2 - Jimmy Carr

11th April 2016.   70 minutes.

In part two, Jimmy Carr explores the application of Neuro-Linguistic Programming to his personal life and work, and we learn the most common mistake he sees newer comedians make on...

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Jimmy Carr.

Episode 164 - Jimmy Carr

4th April 2016.   68 minutes.

In this first part of a two hour interview with one of the UK's most respected comedians, Jimmy Carr reveals the inner mechanism of his bulletproof stage act. We focus...

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Mike Wilmot.

Episode 163 - Mike Wilmot

26th March 2016.   92 minutes.

'Uncle Mike' tells it like it is. A veteran stand-up possessed of an extraordinarily empathic relationship with his crowd, Mike loves enrapturing and abusing his audience with dirty gags your...

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Tania Edwards.

Episode 162 - Tania Edwards

19th March 2016.   85 minutes.

With a cut-glass accent that reflects her precision-tooled comedy, Tania Edwards inflicts maximum damage with faint praise. We talk about her process, her practice and her peeves - and learn...

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Dave Gorman.

Episode 161 - Dave Gorman (Live)

11th March 2016.   84 minutes.

One of the most inventive comics in Britain, documentary pioneer Dave Gorman gives us a genuinely thorough and methodical analysis of the four (or more) phases of his career. We...

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Gein's Family Giftshop.

Episode 160 - Gein's Family Giftshop

7th March 2016.   110 minutes.

Bird-flipping, bumhole-shouting Gein's Family Giftshop are horror-obsessed, wildly inventive and deeply funny. We dig into the internal dynamics of the group, find out why they don't wear wigs, and examine...

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Hari Kondabolu.

Episode 158 - Hari Kondabolu

19th February 2016.   94 minutes.

With appearances on Conan, Letterman and Totally Biased, comic firebrand Hari Kondabolu has a lot to say, and the research to back it up. We discuss the New Yorker's politicisation...

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