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:
5th February 2013. 74 minutes.
One of the nicest men in comedy, with an effervescent wit and fantastic jokes,
Rob Rouse is also better placed than most to observe the ups and downs of a...
28th January 2013. 66 minutes.
Stephen Grant is one of the hardest-working comedians in Britain, with an unshakeable belief in the meritocracy of comedy. We go into depth on how we writes for himself and...
13th January 2013. 65 minutes.
Terry Alderton is an electrifying comic, with extraordinary energy, passion and invention; he's also one of the bravest performers on the circuit. In spite of his hugely loved and respected...
7th January 2013. 62 minutes.
Big-hearted gangshow Pappy's are the sweatiest, loveliest bunch of dickheads you could ever hope to see pretending to be in their twenties on
BBC Three. In this live show they...
17th December 2012. 69 minutes.
Are stand-up comedians simply repressed clowns? That's the question posed by
Phil Burgers, iconoclastic creator of the deliriously funny Dr Brown. He passionately explores the importance of receiving an audience...
11th December 2012. 64 minutes.
Rapper and comedian
Rob Broderick aka Abandoman is a force of nature, whose invincible positivity is matched only by his breathtaking performance skill. He talks in depth about his origins...
4th December 2012. 72 minutes.
Mike Gunn survived a serious drug addiction to become a circuit favourite, loved for the warmth in his dark humour, and for his exceptional joke-writing. As well as including some...
28th November 2012. 66 minutes.
Eddie Pepitone is a truly mesmerising comic's comic, and subject of documentary The Bitter Buddha. He unearths howling cosmic pain in the most mundane of places. In this live show,...
19th November 2012. 56 minutes.
Hannibal Buress was described by Chris Rock as “the funniest young comic I've seen in years”. In this Edinburgh Fringe show he talks to us about working on Saturday Night...
6th November 2012. 72 minutes.
Mark Maier has 25 years' experience of tickling ribs and strangers, in the US and the UK. He discusses writing in a workshop format, and the relationship between script and...
1st November 2012. 60 minutes.
Alan Davies is best known in the UK as a panellist on QI and as the star of Jonathan Creek, but he's recently returned to his roots as a superb...
22nd October 2012. 64 minutes.
Josh Widdicombe is a rising star on the UK circuit, with a host of competition wins and nominations to his name. He's also a champion of pure observational comedy, and...
16th October 2012. 71 minutes.
Celia Pacquola likes to imagine dying in the arms of people she's only just met. A gifted storyteller with an effervescent charm, she discusses how to mine different...
10th October 2012. 56 minutes.
Fred MacAulay was the first Scot to MC The Comedy Store, and now presents his own show on BBC Radio Scotland, as well as touring his stand-up. He...
3rd October 2012. 72 minutes.
Noel Britten is retiring from comedy, after more than 15 years as a highly sought-after one-liner and prop comic. Straddling the worlds of stand-up, magic and street-performing, he offers a...
19th September 2012. 63 minutes.
In this show, recorded live at the Gilded Balloon during the Edinburgh Fringe, pioneering comedian
Sara Pascoe talks at length about her writing methods and quite unique career goals. Resourceful,...
30th July 2012. 76 minutes.
Liam Mullone would rather be accused of fascism than being boring. Leaving behind the "intellectualised whimsy" of his former persona, he has embarked on a quest to say the unsayable....
24th July 2012. 67 minutes.
Alun Cochrane's comedy displays a unique mastery of subtlety and texture. He talks us stage by stage through the creation of one of his most recognisable routines, and articulates the...
4th July 2012. 55 minutes.
Arthur Smith is an almost shamanic figure on the UK comedy scene; a warrior-poet who combines a love of language with a healthy disregard for some of society's formalities. He...