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Mat Ricardo's London Varieties

Mat Ricardo's London Varieties

Juggler and comedian Mat Ricardo hosted this variety show where the best from the worlds of cabaret, variety, comedy and circus did their thing. Eddie Izzard and Dave Gorman were amongst the guests.

Previous Episodes

Mat Ricardo's London Varieties. Image shows from L to R: Dave Gorman, Mat Ricardo.

2013 - Dave Gorman

30th October 2013.   48 minutes.

The last episode of Mat Ricardo's London Varieties - recorded live at the Leicester Square Theatre - features all the usual low-grade shenanigans, plus an interview with delightful comedy bloke...

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Mat Ricardo's London Varieties. Image shows from L to R: Mat Ricardo, Eddie Izzard.

2013 - Eddie Izzard

13th June 2013.   49 minutes.

This month's London Varieties podcast is a bit of a special one - we have some snippets from one of the great comedy acts that we featured on the live...

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Mat Ricardo's London Varieties. Image shows from L to R: Al Murray, Mat Ricardo.

2013 - Al Murray

16th April 2013.   46 minutes.

On this month's Mat Ricardo's London Varieties, live at the Leicester Square Theatre, you'll get a little taste of what goes on at the monthly live show, and my full...

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Mat Ricardo's Voodoo Varieties. Image shows from L to R: Mick Foley, Mat Ricardo.

Voodoo Varieties 3 (Mick Foley)

5th September 2012.   39 minutes.

This episode of the Varieties devotes itself to just one interview. Live at the Edinburgh Fringe, Mat sat down and talked to legendary professional wrestler and New York Times bestselling...

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Mat Ricardo's London Varieties - Episode 6.

Episode 6 (Arthur Smith & Mr B)

27th July 2012.   50 minutes.

The last London show of 2012 was the biggest of the year, with a packed bill of magic, stunts, dance music and comedy. Headlined by the mighty Mr B The...

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Mat Ricardo's London Varieties - Episode 5. Image shows from L to R: Mat Ricardo, Merian Ganjou.

Episode 5 (Merian Ganjou)

29th June 2012.   41 minutes.

This month The Varieties played host to Irish dance sensations The Lords of Strut, the amazing sleight of hand of Richard McDougall and the hilarious Noel Britten, but the night...

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Mat Ricardo's London Varieties - Episode 4. Jenny Eclair.

Episode 4 (Jenny Eclair)

21st May 2012.   44 minutes.

This episode of the London Varieties featured - live on stage - fringe stars Eastend Cabaret, the infamous Up & Over It, the legendary Peter John, Circularity Thinking and the...

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Mat Ricardo's London Varieties - Episode 2. Image shows from L to R: Graham Linehan, Mat Ricardo.

Episode 2 (Graham Linehan)

19th March 2012.   45 minutes.

Mat Ricardo hosts another night of variety Live from the Bethnal Green Workingmen's Club in London. This month he sat down for a chat about comedy, writing, naked women and...

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Mat Ricardo's London Varieties - Episode 1. Image shows from L to R: Matt Barnard, Rob Ballard, Andre Vincent.

Episode 1 (Street Performers)

24th February 2012.   46 minutes.

Live from the Bethnal Green Workingmen's Club, Mat Ricardo hosted Craig the Incredible Hula Boy, Mandy Muden and Big Howard & Little Howard, and then sat down for a chat...

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Mat Ricardo's London Varieties.

Teaser

17th January 2012.   5 minutes.

Every month, juggler and comedian Mat Ricardo will be hosting a variety show live from the Bethnal Green Working Men's Club in East London, where the best of the best...

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Production Credits

Podcast produced by SoundsWilde

Live photography by Claire Haigh

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