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:
30th July 2014. 80 minutes.
John Hastings has the soul of an alt comic, hiding between the power-chords of a bullet-headed club-jockey. He describes in detail how the Canadian circuit differs to the UK, and...
24th July 2014. 74 minutes.
A master of off-the-wall wordplay,
Noel James is disarmingly honest about his struggles with comedy and real life. We analyse his use of metaphor and analogy as well as delving...
17th July 2014. 59 minutes.
A self-confessed 'sad, bearded white dude',
Kyle Kinane has more empathy than the next road warrior, and more bite than the next peddler of whimsy. He talks here about eschewing...
10th July 2014. 80 minutes.
Nick Doody is a textbook 'unsung hero' of comedy: fiercely analytical, and with an approach to jokes that is both cerebral and instinctive. He talks here in fascinating detail about...
1st July 2014. 64 minutes.
Aamer Rahman was on the verge of giving up his career in overtly-political comedy when his YouTube standup clip on 'reverse racism' went life-changingly viral. We talk about anger, activism,...
24th June 2014. 86 minutes.
The grand high sultan of Bullshit-istan,
Andy Zaltzman is one half of the incredible Bugle Podcast, and combines densely-written satirical nonsense with improvised flights of fancy. He goes into detail...
19th June 2014. 78 minutes.
New York-based former cabaret comic
Adrienne Truscott is an articulate, passionate and hilarious new voice in stand-up. Her Asking For It show won the panel prize at the Edinburgh Fringe...
11th June 2014. 80 minutes.
An improvisational powerhouse,
Jarred Christmas finds the time to pepper his irrepressible joie de vivre with damn fine jokes. He spills the beans here about his current state of flux...
5th June 2014. 55 minutes.
Although still new, Sydney-based
Luke Heggie is a breath of dry, dusty air to a circuit stuffed with comic book-readers and 'star-fuckers'. A blue-collar Aussie bloke who won RAW on...
28th May 2014. 60 minutes.
Autobiographical and observational New Zealand comedian, blogger and feminist,
Michele A'Court speaks passionately about authenticity, insecurity and the right to challenge. We discuss her refusal to apologise, the disappearance from...
22nd May 2014. 78 minutes.
A softly-spoken, foppish figure who luxuriates in language,
Tom Wrigglesworth is equally at home spinning a yarn or smashing up a weekend club. He talks here about authenticity in his...
20th May 2014. 82 minutes.
Ben Hurley made a foray to the UK some years ago, and returned to his native New Zealand to become a TV hero. We get stuck into the...
30th April 2014. 65 minutes.
Carey Marx is a silver-tongued charmer who delights in navigating boundaries of logic, language and taste. With a unique take on verbal dexterity and misdirection, informed in part by his...
26th April 2014. 61 minutes.
Claudia O'Doherty is a genuine comedy pioneer, who uses high concepts and holograms in order to have fun behaving like a dickhead. We talk about the inspiration behind topics like...
17th April 2014. 62 minutes.
To call Max & Ivan a comedy double-act with a narrative doesn't really do justice to this pair of rubber-faced, multi-voiced storytellers, who have a penchant for sneaking actual theatre...
11th April 2014. 62 minutes.
Does 'whimsy' have to mean fairy lights and bunting, or is it just owning a bag?
David O'Doherty is a multi-award winning comic and musical noodler, with a real emotional...
3rd April 2014. 81 minutes.
A recipe for a happy life as a comic?
Kerry Godliman is a superb observationalist, and a tremendous comic actor. She shares her philosophy on writing, gigging and how to...
31st March 2014. 58 minutes.
Alongside his famously prodigious output of punnery,
Tim Vine is a wonderfully imaginative comedy creator. As well as talking us through his writing techniques, he describes how he structures an...
19th March 2014. 62 minutes.
Ed Byrne is a charming, argumentative sod - with a fantastically natural comic ability. We discuss whether it's funnier to take time finding the truth of a subject, or to...
13th March 2014. 58 minutes.
Sean Hughes is a thoughtful, reflective performer, with a passion for self-expressive and profound comedy. A pioneer of the themed, narrative stand-up show, after the 90s he quit the fishbowl...