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 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,...
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...