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:
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...
5th March 2014. 89 minutes.
Gary Delaney knows one-liners inside and out, and in this crackling live episode recorded in Wolverhampton he treats us to a comprehensive technical analysis of his art. Taking...
27th February 2014. 55 minutes.
Will Franken is a one-man sketch explosion who creates multi-layered and mind-bending comedy with the exuberance of a bedroom DJ. From writing a new 90 minute show monthly to be...
20th February 2014. 75 minutes.
Nick Helm grunts and sweats his way through a hilarious hurricane of jokes, songs, poetry and swearing, all the while undergoing a total emotional breakdown on stage. In this podcast,...
12th February 2014. 57 minutes.
Tony Law's regeneration from acquired-taste surrealist to must-see force of nature has been borne of depression and crippling debt. He exists now in a dynamic between ecstatic madness and total...
6th February 2014. 59 minutes.
Sidetracked by youthful addictions, and making up for it with an incredibly intense approach,
Marcus Brigstocke produces brilliant political comedy underpinned by passion and rigorous research. Find out what it's...
30th January 2014. 61 minutes.
Norman Lovett is the comedy equivalent of a tai chi master, using subtlety and gentleness to often devastating comic effect. In this episode Norman is convinced to put...
22nd January 2014. 60 minutes.
Bo Burnham is a frighteningly talented YouTube-wielding wunderkind, with a gag-filled show that defies you to write him off as precocious. We explore the inherent amorality of comedy, the responsibilities...
15th January 2014. 59 minutes.
Susan Calman is fierce and fiercely funny, unleashing her personal demons to devastating comic effect in her work and here in conversation. As well as exploring how not to approach...
8th January 2014. 61 minutes.
According to his mother,
Rob Delaney is 'a monster who does good things'. We talk about the differences between his stand-up persona and his voice on Twitter, as well as...