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The Comedian's Comedian Podcast

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How do today's stand-up comedy stars go from a blank piece of paper to a fully-formed Edinburgh show or DVD? In each show, comedian Stuart Goldsmith interviews a comedy headliner in depth, about exactly how they make funny stuff from scratch. Comics are used to being asked “where do you get your ideas?”, but The Comedian's Comedian Podcast goes further, asking: How much of your real self is there in your persona? How much new stuff can you get away with jamming into a club set? How do you shape a set-list? What's your methodology? Have you got a methodology? Why haven't you got a methodology? For people who perform comedy, write comedy, enjoy comedy, or have an interest in comedians and what makes them so annoying. Part interview, part master-class, part therapy - this is The Comedian's Comedian Podcast.

How do today's stand-up comedy stars go from a blank piece of paper to a fully-formed Edinburgh show or DVD? In each show, comedian Stuart Goldsmith interviews a comedy headliner in depth, about exactly how they make funny stuff from scratch. Comics are used to being asked “where do you get your ideas?”, but The Comedian's Comedian Podcast goes further, asking: How much of your real self is there in your persona? How much new stuff can you get away with jamming into a club set? How do you shape a set-list? What's your methodology? Have you got a methodology? Why haven't you got a methodology? For people who perform comedy, write comedy, enjoy comedy, or have an interest in comedians and what makes them so annoying. Part interview, part master-class, part therapy - this is The Comedian's Comedian Podcast.
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How do today's stand-up comedy stars go from a blank piece of paper to a fully-formed Edinburgh show or DVD? In each show, comedian Stuart Goldsmith interviews a comedy headliner in depth, about exactly how they make funny stuff from scratch. Comics are used to being asked “where do you get your ideas?”, but The Comedian's Comedian Podcast goes further, asking: How much of your real self is there in your persona? How much new stuff can you get away with jamming into a club set? How do you shape a set-list? What's your methodology? Have you got a methodology? Why haven't you got a methodology? For people who perform comedy, write comedy, enjoy comedy, or have an interest in comedians and what makes them so annoying. Part interview, part master-class, part therapy - this is The Comedian's Comedian Podcast.

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English


Episodes

227 - Sarah Kendall

11/13/2017
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A superb comedian story-teller, Sarah Kendall’s work is suffused with genuine meaning. She talks vividly here about controlling her anxiety and the aftermath of a nervous breakdown. We also delve into some specifics, including the financial imperative of turning over new work annually, and how she had to re-discover her audience after time away from the fringe… Sarah’s latest tour show: https://www.comedy.co.uk/fringe/2017/sarah_kendall/ Support the podcast with a recurring donation!...

Duration: 01:25:10


226 - Sean Patton

10/30/2017
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Infused with the lyrical virtuosity of his native New Orleans, comic and story-teller Sean Patton is adept at finding the meaningful in the profane. We talk about his OCD; his fixation on the art and craft of comedy; why he favours purity over people-pleasing; and how the high school bullshit seeps back into the circuit… Buy Sean’s album “Standard Operating Procedure” http://meseanpatton.com/merch/ Sean on British Comedy Guide https://www.comedy.co.uk/fringe/2017/sean_patton/ See...

Duration: 01:23:03


225 - Reginald D Hunter

10/23/2017
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Recorded at the close of the Edinburgh festival, this toweringly-charismatic lay-preacher of comedy is astonishingly candid in his reflection on the past few years. We get deep into some very personal stuff, as Reg reveals how his struggle to grieve for his late mother led to a years-long dark period. We learn what steps he took personally and creatively to recover; discover what bugs Reg about himself; and ask some difficult questions about his attitude towards women. Watch Reg on...

Duration: 01:29:17


224 - Tim McGarry (Live at Belfast Comedy Festival)

10/16/2017
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One of the writers and stars of Northern Ireland’s most successful sitcom “Give My Head Peace”, wonderful Tim McGarry is adept at walking the tightrope of offence. We talk about his origins with The Hole In The Wall Gang; how it felt to write sketches about paramilitaries during the Troubles; and Stuart asks a “wanky” question that yields some interesting results… Listen to “A Perforated Ulster” Learn about “Give My Head Peace” Support the podcast with a donation See Stu on tour in...

Duration: 01:10:07


223 - Jo Caulfield

10/10/2017
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Is there such a thing as warm malice? One of the UK’s classiest comics, Jo Caulfield wields spite like a glittering scalpel, to hilarious effect. We talk about her evolving relationship to her audience, discover the holy grail of TV warm-up, and consider changing the names to protect the innocent… www.jocaulfield.com www.comedy.co.uk/fringe/2017/jo_caulfield/ Last chance to get your official T-shirts only throughout October at: www.comedianscomedian.com/merch Support the podcast with a...

Duration: 01:25:08


222 - Joe DeRosa

10/3/2017
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In this “lost” episode recorded in Edinburgh in 2016, Joe DeRosa peels back the layers of his hilariously disgruntled standup about anxiety, therapy and suicide. He rails against comedy being used to self-serve, champions the rebellious spirit of the comedian, and details fearlessly walking away from opportunity… Joe’s new special “You Let Me Down” is now available to purchase all over the internet. Support the podcast with a recurring or one-off donation at...

Duration: 01:35:00


221 - Michael Legge (Live at Objectively Funny Festival)

9/26/2017
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Fuelled by a seemingly-bottomless well of anger, and capable of articulating it hilariously, Michael Legge rages that life isn’t as beautiful as it should be. We learn how his own righteous ire mimics that of his bulletproof mum, discover the origins of twitter game #FuckAThing, and just at the end get him to say something pretentious about art. Support the podcast with a recurring or one-off donation at www.comedianscomedian.com/donate

Duration: 01:01:49


220 - Sasheer Zamata

9/18/2017
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Former SNL cast-member Sasheer is a phenomenally accomplished standup and comic actor, as well as a celebrity ambassador for the ACLU. At Just For Laughs Montreal, we discuss the confidence with which she frames her act, delve into her first standup special “Pizza Mind”, and uncover her enthusiasm for life-coaching and it’s effect on the finely-honed application of her will power… Support the podcast with a recurring or one-off donation at www.comedianscomedian.com/donate

Duration: 01:14:51


219 - Sugar Sammy

9/11/2017
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Montreal’s biggest comedy export, Sugar Sammy is a textbook example of a comic who made it happen all by himself. We discuss the cultural currents involved with his ability to headline a show in four different languages; his focus on quality control, from pruning his online presence to interviewing audience-members post-show; and find out why he wants to get better at holding his nerve… Support the podcast with a recurring or one-off donation at www.comedianscomedian.com/donate T-shirt...

Duration: 01:04:22


218 - Liza Treyger

9/4/2017
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Possessed of an inordinate self-belief, Liza Treyger is one of the sharpest, funniest comics ever to not give a shit what you think of her. Named one of Variety’s “Ten To Watch” at this year’s Just For Laughs, the Odessa-born firebrand discusses how a trip to Palm Springs with a stylist changed her brain; her self-sabotage techniques; wanting women to have a great time, and how to tell which couples in an audience aren’t fucking. Follow Liza Treyger @GlitterCheese Follow the podcast...

Duration: 01:12:03


217 - W Kamau Bell (Live at Just For Laughs Montreal)

8/27/2017
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Comedy powerhouse Kamau finds time in-between podcasting, writing, and hosting the Emmy Award nominated “United Shades of America”on CNN, to produce deliriously funny sociopolitical standup. We talk about swerving the obvious joke, the balance of vulnerability and power, and find out why even Chris Rock said Kamau talks too much about racism… Support the podcast at: www.comedianscomedian.com/donate

Duration: 01:06:57


216 - Andy Daly

8/7/2017
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A phenomenally accomplished comic improviser and character comedian, Andy Daly revels in revealing the blackly comic internal lives of his creations. We talk about his show “Review With Forrest McNeil”, discover how playing on Comedy Bang Bang helps develop his characters, find out what makes Andy’s wife roll her eyes, and enjoy a wee bit o’ blarney… Andy performs at the Edinburgh Fringe NOW: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/andy-daly-monsters-take-your-questions See Stu’s solo...

Duration: 01:19:28


215 - Ivan Aristigueta

7/31/2017
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Venezuelan Ivan is a comic powerhouse, with an intensely scientific approach underpinning his sensual performance. Self-taught by translating classic routines into Spanish, he’s achieved a genuine mastery of the ingredients necessary for faultless joke structure; as soon as he starts outlining Louis CK’s “foundational premise”, you’ll be hooked… Come along to Stu’s free crowd-sourced comedy experiment “Everyone’s A Comedian” at 19:30 on 14th Aug at Subway on Cowgate, Edinburgh. See...

Duration: 01:07:45


214 - Nick Cody

7/26/2017
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A globe-trotting man-bear with a fiery beard and a heart of gold, Nick Cody becomes the audience’s best friend on sight, but doesn’t skimp on big-hitting routines. We talk about the parallels in achievement between sport and comedy, targeting the whole world’s audience, and Conor McGregor… Come along to Stu’s free crowd-sourced comedy experiment “Everyone’s A Comedian” at 19:30 on 14th Aug at Subway on Cowgate. See Stu at Edinburgh Fringe:...

Duration: 01:28:50


213 - Simon Munnery

7/17/2017
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Responsible for some of the funniest and most intelligent one-liners in the world, Simon Munnery has a brain like none other. Rarely will you find another comic so enthralled by serving “the idea”, whether through Kierkegaardian prose or innovative but unreliable technology. Simon reveals his approach to writing epigrammatic jokes, and Stu gently bullies him into trying harder to get back on TV. Extra material available at www.comedianscomedian.com/extras - including an account of the...

Duration: 01:20:19


212 - Orlando Baxter

7/10/2017
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A bright young thing of the Boston comedy scene, Orlando Baxter conceals a sharp wit beneath a laidback persona. We talk about college gigs, Set-List, and why Americans ostentatiously carry their phones onstage. We also explore his reticence to go deep into his own life experiences, the importance of putting asses in seats, and why YouTubers can’t hide… See Stu at Edinburgh Fringe: tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/stuar…like-i-mean-it Support the podcast at: www.comedianscomedian.com/donate

Duration: 01:26:34


211 - Barry Cryer

7/3/2017
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For more than 50 years Barry Cryer OBE has been a lynchpin of British comedy. Having written for Morecambe & Wise, Tommy Cooper, The Frost Report and Kenny Everett, he still performs in “I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue” and will be appearing live once again at the year’s Edinburgh Festival. We discuss joke structure, word choice and rapport, and Stu achieves a life-long ambition by telling Barry the “Beekeepers” joke. See Barry & Ronnie Golden at Edinburgh Fringe:...

Duration: 01:59:22


210 - Pippa Evans

6/27/2017
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In-between appearing in Olivier Award-winning improvised musical “Showstopper!” and co-founding the “radically inclusive global movement” Sunday Assembly, Pippa Evans is a poly-performative stand-up, singer and actress. We talk about what made her character “Loretta Maine” so successful, and some of the inherent drawbacks; and we discuss her unique brand of self-confidence, the moment her jealousy overcame her, and how she dealt with the fallout… See more of Pippa at...

Duration: 01:53:44


209 - Ed Gamble (Live at Stonefree Festival)

6/20/2017
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Clean-cut to within an inch of his life, spunky Ed Gamble is a deft young comic who attributes his burgeoning success to being in the right place at the right time. We discuss the affect on his persona of the “Peacock & Gamble” double-act, learn how he created comedian Nish Kumar and tremble before his voracious appetite (for tagging jokes). Brand new “Horse” T-shirts available at discounted pre-sale price from www.comedianscomedian.com/merch Keep the podcast free and sexy at...

Duration: 01:13:35


Micro-pod: T-shirts! “Hell Week”! Wedding Amble!

6/15/2017
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In this quicky micro-pod, Stu talks all soppy like about his recent nuptials. (Also T-shirt pre-sale info and a quick ad for some London previews this weekend he neglected to advertise. At all.)

Duration: 00:09:16

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