A ramshackle prospective who's who (also: when's when and where's where) for this year's truncated Edinburgh Fringe. Feels nice. Might see you there.
Wild man of the woods or naughty Viking uncle, Martin Mor typifies the “adventure comic”, constantly challenging and reinventing himself, with an unshakeable confidence that the world will look after him.
We discover his youth - hitchhiking, busking and squatting his way round the world to a backdrop of the explosive growth in new circus and alternative comedy - and how his desire to be “a juggler without tricks” led him at last to stand-up.
We also learn what charisma means, peek into his latest venture offering online mentorship to newer comics, and learn what happens when you realise you’ve told all your stories…
Catch up with Martin:
Everything Stu's up to:
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Filed Under: Adam Bloom, Age, Alternative Comedy, Art, Audiences, Bill Bailey, Cabaret, Chris Addison, Circus, Clown, comcompod, Comedy, Compere, Coping, Corona, COVID-19, Dave Gorman, Edinburgh, Festival, Festival Comedian, Fringe, Hitchhiking, Hunter S Thompson, Inspiration, Interview, Ireland, Irish, Jimmy Carr, Jobs, John Peel, Kerouac, Magic, Martin Mor, Mental Health, Onstage Persona, Persona, Peter Kay, Risk, Road Comic, Stage Persona, Stand Up, Storytelling, Street Performing, Success, The Stand, Worth, Writing, Writing Jokes, Writing On StageComments: No Comments
Superb comedian, thrilling storyteller and born survivor Janey Godley not only answers back to her online death-threats, but publishes her whereabouts with an open invitation to "come and have a go". We talk about how she thrived despite abuse, poverty and alcoholism in her upbringing; detail her absolute conviction in the power of honesty; and learn how an early experience at the Edinburgh Fringe led her to reject the comedy industry and focus instead on her audience.
CW: We talk about abuse Janey suffered as a child, at the very start of this show, and throughout.
25 mins of extras available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club include Janey on how her refusal to play along led to her being banned from a chain of comedy clubs; how she approaches publicising criminal connections whilst keeping her own nose clean; the ramifications of her husband’s autism, and the glee she feels at her daughter Ashley Storrie’s success in the comedy world. Join now and support the show at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders
Thanks to the Stand Newcastle
www.janeygodley.com | @janeygodley
Janey Godley’s Soup Pot Tour is on right now - tickets available through her website
Stuart Goldsmith's Edinburgh Fringe show "The Void" is on sale now at tinyurl.com/stu2020
Filed Under: Acting, Actor, Age, Alan Davies, Alcohol, Audiences, Awards, BBC, Billy Connolly, Blogging, Bridget Christie, comcompod, Comedy, Comedy Store, Competitions, Criticism, Edinburgh, Festival, Fringe, Interview, Jerry Sadowitz, Jimmy Carr, Jo Brand, Jobs, Josie Long, Leicester Square Theatre, Malcolm Hardee, Mental Health, Money, Morecambe & Wise, Onstage Persona, Panel Shows, Perrier, Perrier Comedy Award, Persona, Phil Kay, Plagiarism, Rhona Cameron, Risk, Stage Persona, Stand Up, Stereotypes, Storytelling, Structure, Stuart Goldsmith, Success, Tarantino, The Pleasance, The Stand, TV, TV Comedy, Twitter, Underbelly, Worth, Writing, Writing Jokes, Writing On Stage, YouTubeComments: No Comments
Combining all the best elements of a DIY approach to touring, a powerhouse comic ability, and some ridiculous positivity of mind, Carl Hutchinson is on the up. We talk about relatability, rooting your material in your own embarrassment and some nifty tricks to conceal your observations as something else. We also get stuck into some of the notable missteps that glance off his robust sense of self, and explore how Carl copes with being regarded by some as the sidekick to a higher profile act...
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Tickets and info for Carl's tour
Get tickets for Stu's tour:
Bristol – The Comedy Box at the Hen and Chicken
Aldershot – The West End Centre
Corsham – The Pound Arts Centre
Newcastle Stand (early show – 5pm)
Glasgow – The Stand
York – The Basement
Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club
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Filed Under: Alcohol, Andy Parsons, Audiences, Carl Hutchinson, Chris Ramsey, comcompod, Comedy, Comedy Central, Comedy Store, Competitions, Edinburgh, Festival, Fringe, Interview, Jack Whitehall, Jason Cook, Jason Manford, Stage Persona, Stand Up, Success, The Stand, Worth, Writing, Writing JokesComments: No Comments
Mark Thomas is familiar to fans of British comedy as the innovative leftie agitator whose "Comedy Product" show entrapped arms dealers, torturers and Tories to hilarious effect, and at genuine risk to his safety and liberty. He survived being placed on the Domestic Extremist watch-list, and has transformed into a masterful theatre-maker; no less angry but producing richer and more nuanced work. We discuss the dynamic between selflessness and control, learn the influence of critical friendships on his creative process, and find out what all of it has cost him... Mark Thomas Tour dates and tickets Exclusive extra material available to podcast supporters at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders includes Mark waxing lyrical on stand-up as an essentially Thatcherite form, his detective work behind the scenes on the NHS, his biggest failure, and which act he once accidentally impersonated at a Jongleurs gig... Enjoy all extras from shows past and present with access to the private Insiders Club podcast, alongside a host of other strands and projects, including the chance to interview Stu yourself, and take part in a group critical analysis of newer acts from all over the world!
Stu’s 2019 tour of “End Of” has just gone on sale!
“A comedy masterclass… Endlessly inventive” (The List)
Tickets for the first half of the tour at these links:
Jen Brister is one of those comics who has been excellent for a long time and is finally getting some proper recognition. Her passionate, witty material about love, motherhood and human relationships is backed up a real talent for characterisation, and lashings of anger and self-doubt; a bulletproof bag of nerves if you will... We talk about her brief stint as a BBC6 Music presenter, how her subsequent fall from grace reinvigorated her comedy career, and what was going through her mind as she walked onstage at Live At The Apollo...
Tickets for Jen's tour and Edinburgh shows
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Filed Under: Age, Audiences, BBC, Comedy, Criticism, Edinburgh, Fame, Fear, Feminism, Festival Comedian, Free Fringe, Gender, Jack Whitehall, Jo Brand, Jobs, Jon Richardson, Josie Long, Kerry Godliman, Live At The Apollo, London, Mainstream, Observational Comedy, Open Mic, Persona, Radio, Reviews, Russell Brand, Stage Persona, Structure, Success, The Stand, Touring Comedian, TV, Twitter, Worth, Writing, Writing On StageComments: No Comments
Comedian, broadcaster, science-afficionado and author of forthcoming psychological memoir "I'm A Joke And So Are You", Robin Ince's ideas flow through him like neutrinos. We discuss his constant state of "hypervigilant" anxiety, improvisation and tangents, success and frustration. Once or twice he even pauses for breath... @RobinInce / www.RobinInce.com / The Infinite Monkey Cage Hear an extra 40 minutes of Robin Ince, as well as bonus material from the likes of Dara O'Briain, James Acaster and more, PLUS a load of other interactive comedy projects giving you more tailored direct advice on creating work... Don't miss out, download the private "Insiders Club" podcast at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders See Stu's remaining tour shows:
21-23 June London, Soho Theatre
29/06/2018 Tringe Festival
And get information on Stu's 2018 Ed Fringe show 'End Of' HERE.
Filed Under: Alternative Comedy, Audiences, Barry Cryer, BBC, Comedy, Depression, Edinburgh, Festival, Fringe, Interview, Isolation, Jimmy Carr, Jo Brand, Josie Long, Mental Health, Persona, Podcasting, QI, Radio, Radio 4, Reviews, Ricky Gervais, Sketch, Soho Theatre, Stage Persona, Stand Up, Stephen Fry, Stephen Merchant, Steve Bennett, Stewart Lee, Structure, Success, The Stand, Touring Comedian, TV, Twitter, Worth, Writing, Writing On StageComments: No Comments
A fitting guest for the Sestercentennial of the show, Simon "The Patrician" Evans was once Guest Zero - without him the podcast might not exist at all. A touring and club powerhouse, and Radio 4 regular, his every line and inflection is a polished diamond. We explore the grind necessary to achieve those results, discover the devilment beneath his political dalliances, and learn which TV comic pushed him to "adapt or die"...
Hear extra material from this conversation with Simon, as well as from Dara O'Briain, James Acaster and more, PLUS a load of other interactive comedy projects giving you more tailored direct advice on creating work. Don't miss out, download the private "Insiders Club" podcast at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders
See Simon's "Genius 2.0" at Edinburgh
See Stu on tour over the next month, including a DVD record of the tour show on June 14th in Bristol:
12/06/2018 Edinburgh, The Monkey Barrel
13/06/2018 Glasgow, The Stand
14/06/2018 DVD RECORD IN BRISTOL
15/06/2018 Birmingham Glee
17/06/2018 Brighton Komedia
21-23 June London, Soho Theatre
29/06/2018 Tringe Festival
Filed Under: Age, Alun Cochrane, Audiences, Comedy, Comedy Store, Corporate Work, Edinburgh, Festival, First Open Spot, Fringe, Heckles, Interview, Jimmy Carr, Jobs, Lee Mack, Live At The Apollo, Money, Observational Comedy, Persona, Radio 4, Reviews, Risk, Simon Munnery, Stage Persona, Stand Up, Stereotypes, Structure, Success, The Comedy Store, The Stand, Touring Comedian, TV, Twitter, Writing, Writing Jokes, Writing On StageComments: No Comments
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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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