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:
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....
27th July 2015. 86 minutes.
George Egg brings his ludicrous visual comedy to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time this summer. George bakes his own bread, builds his own props, and survives...
17th July 2015. 77 minutes.
Podcast pioneer, arch-noodler, jingle-master and YouTube cosmonaut,
Adam Buxton invented loads of your favourite stuff before it was famous. We talk about the creative urge; exploiting one's family for material;...
10th July 2015. 64 minutes.
Daliso Chaponda Malawi's only professional comic? Methodical to a fault and gleefully non-improvisational, Daliso talks us through the crafting of his unbreakable jokes. A truly global act, he explains...
3rd July 2015. 68 minutes.
Second-ever winner of the voted-for-only-by-comics Comedians Comedian award (no relation),
Gavin Webster is one of the most frequently requested guests on this podcast. A true circuit stalwart with a phenomenal...
26th June 2015. 67 minutes.
Creator and host of his own TV show
Legally Brown, Nazeem Hussain aces it in sketch, stand-up and on the road. Unusually for a comic he's also an upstanding pillar...
19th June 2015. 58 minutes.
Mock The Week for 14 series, as well as a superlatively talented touring comic, Dara O Briain is uniquely placed to reveal the secrets of mainstream success. In...
12th June 2015. 68 minutes.
As well as co-hosting
The Football's On show on BT and the Tuesday Club podcast, Ian Stone is an unbreakable club comic with a resume that includes TV panel games,...
5th June 2015. 81 minutes.
One of Australia's hottest comic properties,
Wil Anderson is utterly charming as he analyses his career and the length of time it took him to find his voice. A self-confessed...
29th May 2015. 72 minutes.
One of those acts floating around at the very top of the circuit, completely ready to outgrow it,
Zoe Lyons is an expert at wringing every drop of funny out...
23rd May 2015. 68 minutes.
With a staggering sixteen year back-catalogue of weekly topical songs under his belt, musical comedian
Mitch Benn is a firm fixture of The Now Show on Radio 4. We talk...
15th May 2015. 82 minutes.
Comedy's marathon man
Mark Watson is known for his feats of intellectual and performative endurance, and also for his phenomenal comic story-telling. We get our teeth into the anxieties he...
8th May 2015. 73 minutes.
The complex relationship between a ventriloquist and her puppets is brought to life in mind-expanding detail in this live episode, as comedian, clown and filmmaker
Nina Conti lays her creative...
1st May 2015. 90 minutes.
Teenbait rap comics The Midnight Beast have generated tens of millions of YouTube hits and two TV series by spoofing boybands, whilst secretly being basically a real one. They combine...
24th April 2015. 90 minutes.
A startlingly creative character comic,
Nick Mohammed produces utterly silly work with a rigorous technical backbone. We talk about his most enduring creation Mr Swallow, and how he has cultivated...
17th April 2015. 78 minutes.
Burning with narrative intensity, Irish-American
Des Bishop learnt to perform stand-up in Gaelic and now Mandarin, such is his commitment to following through on an idea. He gives us a...
10th April 2015. 86 minutes.
Russell Peters stole my shit!' So alleges dynamic and outspoken comic Gina Yashere, who sold up and left the UK to make it in the United States, becoming the only...