"Basic plus" (because she’s self-aware), brilliant Helen Bauer is probably the most self-actualised comedian and human we’ve had on the show. Her punchy gags and insightful premises are all imbued with an absolute tsunami of personality, flirting with us one minute and roaring the next. And she even seems to have accepted her longterm depression…
We talk about her Apollo-conquering debut; how she acutely weaponises elements from her real life that might seem like hindrances; and basing your personality around a scrunchie.
15 deeply painful minutes of extra content available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club includes a conversation about “cringe”. (I mean honestly, even if you’re an Insider, just skip this bit - there’s nothing for you here), and some lovely stuff about her podcasting co-hosts Rosie Jones and Catherine Bohart.
Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders for ad-free episodes, extra content from every show that has it, and much more - including the exclusive Insiders Q&As with Nish Kumar, Alfie Brown, James Acaster and Fern Brady, plus the incredible “self-help for comedians” special with Amanda Donnet.
Catch up with Helen Bauer:
Helen and Catherine Bohart’s podcast is “Trusty Hogs”, discover it at https://pod.link/1587488188
IG and TW: @helenbabauer
Everything Stu's up to:
This podcast is @ComComPod on Twitter
Clips of Stu’s standup that prove he is good despite how vulnerable he deliberately makes himself in interviews for YOUR benefit can be found on IG and Tiktok:
Find out everything Stu’s up to at www.stuartgoldsmith.com
Stu offers remote and in-person talks to business, distilling insights from over 400 comics on cultivating resilience and the ability to bounce back, to all levels from C-suite to team members.
“There’s perfect and there’s perfect; and that was perfect.” David Cooper, Chief People Officer Circle Health Group
Scintillating comic, podcaster, and co-host of “Gigless”, one of the online success stories of the last year, Catherine Bohart knows herself inside out and has a powerful mental toolkit for comedy.
We dig into her past life as a former university debate superstar, and find out how it helped her stand-up as well her understanding of herself as a queer person; we also discover how her comedy helps disrupt her OCD, both in terms of lifestyle and in giving permission to express shame. We also consider why income can be a useful metric for success, and why she won’t wear jeans…
20 mins of extra content available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club includes Catherine in more depth on debating things you don’t believe in, her reflections on her online shows, and how she coped with a public breakup with her co-host under the peculiar demands of a regular show-based micro-community…
Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders for this and much more, including the exclusive Insiders Q&As with James Acaster and Nish Kumar.
Catch up with Catherine:
Catherine’s weekly online gig is “Gigless”, every Thursday and you can find tickets on www.catherinebohart.com
Catherine is also booking a load of live dates in from May which will also be on her website and she talks about them nonstop on instagram and Twitter where she is @catherinebohart
Everything Stu's up to:
This podcast is @ComComPod on twitter and instagram www.comedianscomedian.com
Stu’s “Virtual Office Party” is now available as the perfect solution to remote-working office parties, sales conferences, motivational and wellbeing events.
“It was an absolutely hysterical and wonderful evening, for both those partaking and everyone watching online!”
- Maria Kuzak (Fundraising Manager at CALM)
"The games and interactive element were hilarious and extremely well executed! 10/10 from us, you created a real buzz in our business, thank you."
- Ben Gott, (SVP at Merkle)
For more info on how this unique concept can bring your staff together while working apart, go to www.stuartgoldsmith.co.uk
Stu also offers remote talks to business on what the distilled wisdom of over 350 comics can teach you about resilience, especially in times of pandemic.
“The most inspiring talk I’ve had in years!”
-(LEGO staff member)
Find out more at www.stuartgoldsmith.co.uk
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