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This is a podcast where I interview influential bookers, agents and promoters from the world of comedy about their job and how they do it.

This is a podcast where I interview influential bookers, agents and promoters from the world of comedy about their job and how they do it.
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London, United Kingdom

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This is a podcast where I interview influential bookers, agents and promoters from the world of comedy about their job and how they do it.

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English


Episodes

EP104 - Doug Naylor - Writer of Red Dwarf - How to get your sitcom made.

10/12/2018
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Doug Naylor (@DougRDNaylor) is the creator and writer for the TV sitcom Red Dwarf. The show is often described as having a cult following and we got into if he thinks that’s a fair label, how it was bringing back the show after 10 years off the air and why he moved channels from BBC to Dave and more! Stream - http://simoncaine.co.uk/ATI/DougNaylor iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ask-the-industry-podcast/id946220937 YouTube - https://youtu.be/bnm4CK5Eyq0 If you’d like to...

Duration:01:27:16

EP103 - Phill Jupitus

9/28/2018
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Phill Jupitus (@jupitusphillip) is a comedian, writer, podcaster, radio presenter and TV panel show captain. He rose to fame through the Nevermind The Buzzcocks TV quiz show and we got into why he wouldn’t have done the show if he’d known how the TV industry was going to evolve, we also talked about his connections with the Free and paid fringe festivals and so much more. Stream - http://simoncaine.co.uk/ATI/PhillJupitus iTunes -...

Duration:01:14:02

Simon Caine at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018!

7/9/2018
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Please buy a ticket here (or pass it on to a friend to help me out) - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/simon-caine-sex-drugs-and-other-things-i-never-do Thanks, Si @ThisMadeMeCool

Duration:00:04:00

EP102 - Doug Stanhope - How to avoid all industry and build your own fan base.

6/3/2018
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Doug Stanhope (@DougStanhope) is a comedian, writer and podcaster with nearly 30 years of performing under his belt. After cutting his teeth on the open mic circuit, Doug moved into MCing a “crappy” hotel gig which gave him the taste of being a “comedian with a point of view”. Since then he’s spent his time building his cult-like following and touring with his brash, honest, loud and often controversial style of comedy. I got him on to talk about... -Building his audience from scratch one...

Duration:01:09:54

hiatus update

5/12/2018
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This will be deleted when the show comes back but it's a quick one to let you know what's been going on behind the scenes. Please keep supporting this show with iTunes reviews and Patreon donations (there's more exclusive content up there now and more going live in a week). Other things mentioned - FB group for the ATI podiTunesStreamYouTubeiTunesYouTube Thanks for your on going support and help, godspeed. See you soon...

Duration:00:09:28

Comedy 101. With Ben Verth and Simon Caine - What have I learned in the first 100 episodes.

4/6/2018
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Ben Verth (@benverth) is the founder of Monkey Barrel comedy club. A purpose-built venue in the heart of Edinburgh, but above, he's a good friend of mine. In an interesting twist the normal format I invited him on to interview me. That's right, for one episode only we're going to have a little look back over the first 100 episodes in what I am going to call Comedy 101. I got him to talk to me about (he wrote the questions, so this is just some highlights)... -What I’ve learned in the...

Duration:01:44:27

We joined the Acast network! What does this mean...?

3/24/2018
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Here's a little update as we go into "series 2"... Our Acast link - https://www.acast.com/asktheindustry Fancy donating? http://patreon.com/AskTheIndustryPodcast Or a review would be lovely - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ask-the-industry-podcast/id946220937

Duration:00:08:36

EP100 – Jon Mountague – Comedy Commissioning Editor at Sky.

3/16/2018
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Jon Montague (@montiQu) is the head comedy commissioner at Sky TV. He heads up a team of diligent commissioning editors who are tasked with finding and making funny shows to entertain their 11 million subscribers. More recently Jon has also dipped his toe into podcasting and we got into what it's like making high end, high budget TV programs by day and low budget, low tech podcasts by night and how that's given him a new outlook on the internet, content and more. I got him on to talk...

Duration:01:17:52

EP99 - John Gordillo - Do comedians need a director?

3/2/2018
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John Gordillo (@johngordillo) is an award-winning script editor/director who has worked with Eddie Izzard, Seann Walsh, Josh Widdicombe, Shappi Khorsandi, Dara Ó Briain, Paul Chowdhry, Michael Mcintyre, Mark Steel and Reginald D Hunter. I got him on to talk about... -What is a director and what do they do for comedy shows? -How does the venue size (arena / theatre) impact his directing? -His excitement and drive to tell stories in any medium and in any format. -His take on the...

Duration:01:16:05

EP99 - John Gordillo - Do comedians need a director?

3/2/2018
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John Gordillo (@johngordillo) is an award-winning script editor/director who has worked with Eddie Izzard, Seann Walsh, Josh Widdicombe, Shappi Khorsandi, Dara Ó Briain, Paul Chowdhry, Michael Mcintyre, Mark Steel and Reginald D Hunter. I got him on to talk about… -What is a director and what do they do for comedy shows? -How does the venue size (arena / theatre) impact his directing? -His excitement and drive to tell stories in any medium and in any format. -His take on the...

Duration:01:15:59

EP98 - The Care Home Tour. - Pope Lonergan and Ben Targét

2/16/2018
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Pope Lonergan (@thedailybumbler) and Ben Targét (@BenTarget) are the founders of the Care Home Tour. An initiative where they take physical and clowning performers and do professional comedy shows in Care Homes all over the country for disabled patients who can't come to clubs. I got them on to talk about... -Why they’re doing gigs to dementia patients. -Why charity work for performers is rewarding and worth doing. -What kind of performers they’re looking for. -How you’d scout for...

Duration:01:13:35

EP98 - The Care Home Tour. - Pope Lonergan and Ben Targét

2/16/2018
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Pope Lonergan (@thedailybumbler) and Ben Targét (@BenTarget) are the founders of the Care Home Tour. An initiative where they take physical and clowning performers and do professional comedy shows in Care Homes all over the country for disabled patients who can’t come to clubs. I got them on to talk about… Why they’re doing gigs to dementia patients. Why charity work for performers is rewarding and worth doing. What kind of performers they’re looking for. How you’d scout for talent...

Duration:01:13:28

ATI EdFringe leg up day - This Saturday reminder!

2/13/2018
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Please come. Get your tickets here - http://www.angelcomedy.co.uk/events/ask-industry-podcast-edinburgh-fringe-leg-day/

Duration:00:04:40

ATI Leg up day - This Saturday reminder!

2/13/2018
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Please come. Get your tickets here - http://www.angelcomedy.co.uk/events/ask-industry-podcast-edinburgh-fringe-leg-day/

Duration:00:04:40

EP97 - Peter Fellows - How to build a mainstream and indie writing career at the same time.

2/2/2018
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Peter is a film writing, actor, producer, director and basically anything that is involved in movie and film making from the script to the post-production to the organising of screenings. We talked about how he got started making films as a child and how the change in technology has enabled him to continue creating his own projects but also work on mainstream TV and films. I got him on to talk about... AND MORE Stream - http://simoncaine.co.uk/ATI/PeterFellows iTunes -...

Duration:01:07:53

EP97 - Peter Fellows - How to build a mainstream and indie writing career at the same time.

2/2/2018
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Peter is a film writing, actor, producer, director and basically anything that is involved in movie and film making from the script to the post-prodcution to the organising of screenings. We talked about how he got started making films as a child and how the change in technology has enabled him to continue creating his own projects but also work on mainstream TV and films. I got her on to talk about… How he went from making stop-motion with his dads tape camcorder to making content for...

Duration:01:07:47

EP96 - Ben Verth and John Miller - Monkey Barrel Comedy - #BarrellBoys

1/19/2018
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Ben Verth (@benverth) and John Millar (@JohnMillarComic) are two of the four Barrel boys who founded Monkey Barrel comedy (@barrelcomedy) club. This amazing purpose built venue rose from the ashes of Ben's first club in the Grassmarket known as the Beehive and we get into the future of Scottish comedy, the Edinburgh Fringe and why they were so secretive about the new venture. I got them on to talk about... AND MORE Stream - http://simoncaine.co.uk/ATI/MonkeyBarrel iTunes -...

Duration:01:26:44

EP95 - Maureen Younger - What is it like running an all-female comedy club?

1/5/2018
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Maureen Younger (@maureenyounger) is a veteran comedian and promoter who runs MY Comedy. A series of all female comedy nights which run for profit and charity. I got her on to talk about... AND MORE Stream - http://simoncaine.co.uk/ATI/MaureennYounger iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ask-the-industry-podcast/id946220937 YouTube - https://youtu.be/z928QqIyvlM This interview would be good for any female acts looking at breaking into the all female line up circuit or for a...

Duration:01:14:22

EP95 - Maureen Younger - What is it like running an all-female comedy club?

1/5/2018
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Maureen Younger (@maureenyounger) is aveteran comedian and promoter who runs MY Comedy. A series of all female comedy nights which run for profit and charity. I got her on to talk about… -What was the circuit line 12 years ago for misogyny. -Are all female line ups still needed? -Does a female act from TV sell more tickets than a man? -Her thoughts on quotas -What still needs to change AND MORE Stream - http://simoncaine.co.uk/ATI/MaureennYounger iTunes -...

Duration:01:14:15

Edinburgh Fringe Leg Up Day - Get your tickets now! :)

12/16/2017
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Perfect for Christmas... please come! :) TL;DR Date - 17th Feb 2018 Time - 1-5pm Cost - £20 Ticket link - http://www.angelcomedy.co.uk/events/ask-industry-podcast-edinburgh-fringe-leg-day/ Facebook Event - https://www.facebook.com/events/133191834119613/ And if you'd like to become a patreon - https://www.patreon.com/AskTheIndustryPodcast And here's a link to the facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/AskTheIndustryPodcast/ Thank you for your support... Si

Duration:00:06:30