YouTube-famous glam-rock showpig Chris Fleming has amassed a legion of fans through his brilliantly funny music videos, such as "I'm Afraid To Talk To Men", "Grad-Student Shuffle" and "Polyamorous". We talk about how he found himself drowning in stand-up, and clawed his way back to shore through developing his live work for the internet. We also discuss proving one isn't "a YouTuber", the "restrictive freedom" of comedy, and whether he's a real pariah or just a wannabe...
30mins of extra content available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club includes Chris on his contemporaries from the early days and what it feels like now there are "more freaks than bros" in comedy; his mantra for self-confidence; some more powerful insights into the nature of online comedy; and what he'd do if the internet broke.
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Burning amazingly brightly on the UK TV comedy scene a few years ago, Andi Osho seemed to have the world at her feet. But something was wrong; she became physically and mentally exhausted and felt increasingly detached from her onstage persona. Now starring in “Curfew” on Sky, we talk about the warning signs she saw and missed, why she wouldn't do another panel show if she returned to standup, and whether it's easier or harder to be depressed in L.A.
Over 20mins of extra material available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club includes Andi on the workshops, courses and ontological studies she's experienced, the limitations of standup, and finding authentic ways to give back to the world. Join up at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders
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Fin Taylor and Caimh "CK" McDonnell are the last guests in this burst of episodes, then I'm on a break for August to record more content at a mystery festival somewhere past Berwick Upon Tweed... If you're reading this check @comcompod for more updates!
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