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:
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,...
16th October 2015. 57 minutes.
Sick of being told he was the funniest guy off-stage, something had to change for lightning-fast wise-cracker
Jimmy Pardo. Fortunately it did, and he became the "self-deprecating blowhard" America knows...
10th October 2015. 70 minutes.
Todd Glass is a runaway train; stoked by righteous anger, coupled together by a natural warmth. Known for coming out of the closet some thirty years into his career, he...
7th October 2015. 101 minutes.
Charismatic, stubborn and powerful,
Jackie Kashian might have started off life as a "spooky reading girl", but is now the rallying champion of nerd comedy. Head Ranger of The Dork...
2nd October 2015. 63 minutes.
Having chosen possibly the only career where his good looks can count against him, comedy - and creativity-addict
Joel Dommett defies those who would write him off as an MTV...
25th September 2015. 95 minutes.
One of the most recognisable faces in UK comedy,
Matt Lucas charts his journey from Shooting Stars' improvising baby-grow nutcase George Dawes, to the double-act with David Walliams that made...
18th September 2015. 57 minutes.
Mae Martin combines sparkling punchlines and disarming candour in her deeply personal stand-up. We talk about her startling origin as an audience volunteer, gender politics, and we investigate...
13th September 2015. 64 minutes.
Comedy speaks through
Tommy Tiernan like an elemental force. One of Ireland's most respected comic exports, his latest challenge is to improvise an hour without repeating anything he's ever said...
25th August 2015. 61 minutes.
Red in tooth and claw,
Katherine Ryan is adept at shredding celebrities and has a few choice words too for her sister's whore friends. She reveals a gentleness behind the...
16th August 2015. 90 minutes.
An actor and radio presenter as well as a touring comic,
Justin Moorhouse is a supernaturally warm presence with the ability to make any audience sit up and beg. We...
9th August 2015. 32 minutes.
Showman, crooner and superb stand-up
Charlie Baker is the embodiment of an all-rounder, as well as one of the warmest performers on the UK circuit. Live at Latitude after a...
1st August 2015. 68 minutes.
Perhaps the nearest the USA has to a true "comedian's comedian",
Andy Kindler has been railing at audiences (and his own supposed lack of performance ability) for nearly 30 years....
30th July 2015. 64 minutes.
A strong contender for Stu's favourite comic of all time,
Patton Oswalt is a behemoth of invention, imagination and creativity. Live from Montreal, at which he won Stand-up Comedian Of...
29th July 2015. 70 minutes.
Ready for some in-depth comedy theory? Brainiac stand-up and one half of
The Champs podcast, Moshe Kasher talks us through an exploded diagram of his approach to the art and...
28th July 2015. 81 minutes.
From the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal,
Jen Kirkman breaks down the elements of her personality that create such a thrilling dynamic in her stage and screen performance....