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:
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...
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...