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The Comedian's Comedian Podcast with Stuart Goldsmith

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Episode 229 - Zoe Coombs Marr

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Published: 4th December 2017.   Length: 84 mins.   Size: 38.9mb

I've never seen such an immediate standing ovation as the one we gave Zoe Coombs Marr at the end of her show Trigger Warning this year. Her multiple award-winning creation 'Dave' is a troubled hack comic and the centre of an awesomely meta-textual subversion and dismantling of the craft of comedy. We talk about the range and limits of character work, learn about feminist super-group show Wild Bore, and find out why she'd be happy to fail if it meant the world changed.

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