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:
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...
5th September 2014. 61 minutes.
The leading voice of feminism in UK comedy, devastatingly funny
Bridget Christie is adept at unearthing humour in difficult or important topics. She talks here about her comic origins in...
14th August 2014. 70 minutes.
Sam Simmons is not a 'surreal' comic, despite his propensity to turn into a horse whilst windsurfing. He's responsible for some of the funniest, most imaginative comedy in the world,...
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...