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:
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...
31st October 2014. 80 minutes.
Prince Abdi is a sublimely daft story-teller, whose material spills out of a life where he can't help saying 'yes'. We talk about his upbringing and his reluctant involvement in...
24th October 2014. 66 minutes.
In the second part of our conversation, stand-up and comic actor
David Cross explores offence, outrage and sensitivity. We also talk about his work on Arrested Development and Mr Show,...
10th October 2014. 83 minutes.
Bloody lovely Trygve is a superb physical improviser, and more of a "weird lanky white brittle idiot" than a clown. We dissect the hilarious savagery of his imaginary worlds, and...
2nd October 2014. 75 minutes.
Although he's frequently referred to as a 'philosophical' or 'stoner' comic,
Tom Stade is actually a Level Twenty Comedian. He waxes lyrical about striving for wisdom in his writing, rather...
25th September 2014. 63 minutes.
Eleanor Tiernan makes tremendously articulate comedy, often out of morally murky ideas and subjects. She talks here about the comedy scene in her native Ireland, how to find the bits...
17th September 2014. 66 minutes.
Irrepressibly positive, and relentless in her pursuit of betterment, deliriously funny
Josie Long is much more than a figurehead for 'whimsy'. We talk here about how her humour has developed...
15th September 2014. 64 minutes.
Steen Raskopoulos has mastered a style of audience interaction that lets his volunteers contribute to the show, rather than simply supplying a punchline. Nominated for Edinburgh Best Newcomer...