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:
3rd April 2015. 60 minutes.
In the second part of this conversation, we look in detail at
John Gordillo's principles for directing stand-up. Not so much a list of rules as a whole approach to...
20th March 2015. 71 minutes.
The second half of this conversation with the warrior poet/comic/divvy focuses on Tim's relationship with comedians
Alex Horne and Mark Watson, and how his position as their respective foils gave...
13th March 2015. 67 minutes.
A lager-sodden 'not deliberately bad' poet,
Tim Key is responsible for some of the most startlingly theatrical fringe comedy of the last ten years. From his outrageous origin as a...
6th March 2015. 76 minutes.
A smart cookie based in New York,
Liz Miele combines punchline density with social media acumen. She runs, she dates, she cries, she talks about it all. But is she...
27th February 2015. 66 minutes.
Brendon Burns returns to the show, live at Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival, to clear up some matters of condescension, technique and the petulance of his youth. In addition to discussing...
20th February 2015. 83 minutes.
Lou Sanders is off the rails. Her deliciously shameless stage persona is backed up by punchy writing, peppered with surreal flavours. From gurus to glitter, we discuss the technique behind...
13th February 2015. 56 minutes.
Andrew O'Neill describes jokes as 'spells to make people laugh'. We talk about the differences between magic and faith, getting information about the world through stand-up, nailing your...
6th February 2015. 75 minutes.
Harley Breen is a man mountain with a barnstorming club and festival act. Underneath his loudmouth lumbersexual persona is a deeply principled single father with a reflective nature and...
29th January 2015. 64 minutes.
Urzila Carlson is now one of New Zealand's favourite acts, winning Best Female Comic there an astonishing five years running. Irrepressibly cheerful, she combines her natural talent with...
24th January 2015. 74 minutes.
A wilfully preposterous boozehound in a pashmina,
Thom Tuck is a superbly theatrical stand-up, one third of fringe-conquering sketch outfit The Penny Dreadfuls, and co-ringmaster of The Alternative Comedy Memorial...
15th January 2015. 76 minutes.
Star of the brain-smashingly surreal sketch show
Anna & Katy, and Daisy in Not Going Out, Katy Wix is an actress with an exceptional comic mind. We talk about the...
8th January 2015. 94 minutes.
Alfie Brown is variously known as the future of British comedy, the enfant terrible of the comedy circuit, and/or a jumped-up posh kid rebelling against anything that'll have him. Frustratingly,...
19th December 2014. 70 minutes.
Mickey 'D' Dwyer is an outrageously charismatic comic, with an almost mutant ability to win over the toughest room, from the UK to his native Australia and back. Retaining the...
19th December 2014. 69 minutes.
David McSavage is one of Stu's all-time favourite performers, with an incredibly elastic, glib and scathing sense of humour. In between slinging barbs at his homeland and his fellow comics,...
4th December 2014. 84 minutes.
Fiercely intelligent political and socio-political comic, friend of the show and self-confessed 'great laugh',
Nish Kumar is at the height of his powers. We discuss the self and the presentational...
27th November 2014. 70 minutes.
It's episode 100 of the podcast and Stu's been saving this one up! If you've donated in the last few months you'll have heard this one as a sneaky pre-release...
20th November 2014. 84 minutes.
Luisa Omielan has established herself as a comic force to be reckoned with, by-passing the usual club/progression route, and cultivating an audience all her own. We explore the dynamic between...
14th November 2014. 53 minutes.
In part two of this conversation with the free-wheeling comedy craftsman,
Ross Noble argues that ideas with unusual logic are often mistaken for 'surreal' comedy, and explains his process of...
6th November 2014. 73 minutes.
Ross Noble makes apparently casual improvisation into an artform, breathing life into nonsense for hours at a time and provoking gales of laughter. In the first part of this conversation...