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:
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
1st March 2016. 72 minutes.
Winner of two UK Barry Awards - voted on by comedians - for his 2015 show
Proper Job, Spencer Jones is a natural born, funny-boned twinkler. Never mind his clowning,...
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...
13th February 2016. 92 minutes.
With his own Radio 4 series and a raft of
Mock The Week appearances under his belt, Nathan Caton remains astonishingly down to earth and level-headed. We explore panel-show tactics,...
4th February 2016. 94 minutes.
Wise beyond his years, the innocent-seeming
Matt Kirshen has an extraordinary breadth of experience in UK comedy, even before Last Comic Standing introduced him to an American audience. As well...
22nd January 2016. 70 minutes.
Wickedly spiky and dry as sand, controversy-courting stand-up
Jena Friedman has writing credits for Letterman and The Daily Show under her belt. We discover her unusual origin, as her thesis...
16th January 2016. 77 minutes.
In at the beginning of alternative comedy, and now a 'venerated lefty' and Columnist Of The Year 2015, punchy pundit
Mark Steel has lost none of his passion. We discuss...
8th January 2016. 68 minutes.
Peep Show's Dobby; and under it all still 'The girl who jumped off Matlock Bridge for a quid', Isy Suttie applies a psychedelic imagination to her forensic grasp...
19th December 2015. 65 minutes.
Alarmingly successful for one so young, tender wee boy
Daniel Sloss likes to get his teeth into an argument on stage. We discuss the pleasures and pitfalls of really committing...
10th December 2015. 57 minutes.
Ronny Chieng is the fastest-rising new comic in Australia, with huge audiences flocking to his shows from the word go. With a boxer's eye for society's weak spots, he's at...
27th November 2015. 60 minutes.
"How dare I not be entertaining!?" One of the world's greatest one-liner comics,
Stewart Francis brings his quickfire mind to bear on the podcast, and gets grappling. For a man...
21st November 2015. 65 minutes.
An extraordinary education in stand-up from someone who's been doing it since the seventies! San Francisco-based
Will Durst mixes observations about life in one's sixties, as well as political fire-brandery...
15th November 2015. 59 minutes.
An irrepressibly charming personality,
Aisling Bea's stand-up bubbles over with unusual perspectives and ludicrous family stories; few acts have climbed as high as fast. She talks here about finding a...
4th November 2015. 68 minutes.
Jason Byrne to an audience is like dropping a vitamin tablet into a glass of water; his shows are a masterclass in improvised mayhem. He talks here about the...
23rd October 2015. 76 minutes.
Known for years as being the guy whose unchecked anger screwed up his career,
Dave Anthony has resolved his issues and enjoys a career which straddles stand-up, podcasting, and being...
20th October 2015. 52 minutes.
In the second part of our conversation,
Jimmy Pardo discusses his incredibly successful Never Not Funny podcast, the super fans who regularly go to great lengths to see the show,...