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:
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...
21st December 2013. 54 minutes.
Sarah Millican returns for a live sequel, in which we go into detail on how she copes with her ever-increasing fame, and being regarded as one of the 100 most...
16th December 2013. 61 minutes.
Effortlessly charming observationalist
Jason Manford is arguably comedy's Mr Accessibility. With a touring schedule designed to cover the entire country, we investigate the motives and consequences of his workaholic approach...
11th December 2013. 59 minutes.
Consistently better-informed than the motor-mouthed 'funny fucker' he appears,
Andrew Maxwell explains how he turns his opinions into comedy without the use of a writing desk. What he does instead...
27th November 2013. 58 minutes.
One of the greatest joke-smiths in the world,
Milton Jones is a consistently funny powerhouse of verbal cartoons, wordplay and clowning. We explore his process, his persona, and the advantages...
12th November 2013. 60 minutes.
From Wembley sell-out star to complex comic philosopher,
David Baddiel returned to this year's Edinburgh Fringe with a stand-up lecture about fame. We discuss his rigorous self-analysis and how appealing...
29th October 2013. 60 minutes.
For nearly twenty years,
Al Murray has been at the forefront of British character comedy. We talk about the genesis of the Pub Landlord and really dig into the methods...
17th October 2013. 63 minutes.
Virtuoso sketch comedians The Pajama Men combine rich characterisation and zinging one-liners, to the extent that one of their recent shows was the single best-reviewed work at an entire Edinburgh...
1st October 2013. 60 minutes.
Although they are both of the highest quality,
Phil Nichol keeps his two performance styles very separate. He gives us some very specific insight into the unusual dynamic between his...
18th September 2013. 62 minutes.
'The Smartest Man In The World' speaks frankly about life, lyricism and the pursuit of laughter. There's talk about the evolution of Greg's linguistic style, and how he borrows from...
12th September 2013. 59 minutes.
After years of superb work at the top of the circuit,
Hal Cruttenden is finally breaking through into the mainstream. We talk about how the best subjects are the ones...
2nd September 2013. 59 minutes.
Raconteur, bon vivant and flanneur extraordinaire, the award-winning Marcel Lucont is inching his way up the comedy ladder.
Alexis Dubus, Marcel's confidant, talks frankly about the differences between their styles...
9th August 2013. 60 minutes.
Edinburgh comedy award winner
Brendon Burns speaks candidly about 'the most self-absorbed art-form there is', and savages what he sees as the covert bigotry and condescension in the UK. We...
18th July 2013. 57 minutes.
Part two of the interview which sees
Richard Herring talking about his stand-up. He explores his status and persona onstage, admits which subjects he finds difficult to include in his...
10th July 2013. 77 minutes.
Richard Herring is a prolific comedian, blogger and podcaster, comprehensively mining his every experience for comic potential. As well as exploring the unique resource of his daily blog, his online...
24th June 2013. 73 minutes.
How do you make comedy out of stuff that hurts? The low-falutin'
Jarlath Regan opens up about the near-tragic event he turned into a show, and why he had to...
12th June 2013. 80 minutes.
Milo McCabe is a superb character act with an unusual origin. We discuss growing up in the shadow of a comedian father, and the use of NLP and other psychological...
5th June 2013. 70 minutes.
It's the second Live special, and London-based Australian gagsmith
Benny Boot lets us in on his effervescent cartoon-like imagination. We talk about the unusual techniques he employs to create a...
29th May 2013. 82 minutes.
The creator of barnstorming character acts such as hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury and 'spirit comedium' Ian D Montfort, comedian
Tom Binns now faces a unique challenge. As well as...
22nd May 2013. 81 minutes.
A study in confidence, Australian
Tom Gleeson trades in lean, punchy material that batters an audience into submission. We discuss how "comedy's Lex Luthor" changed from being a competent but...