Whipsmart hipster Nick Thune combines hilarious club chops with genuine insight. In a hotel room at SXSW we discuss how he has fashioned a beautiful cage of a career, the difference between "open" and "closed" jokes, and deserving happiness. We also hear the incredible tale of the time he got to sift through the old notebooks of comedy legend Mitch Hedberg...
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Recorded in 2017, this episode refers to Anne's previous Barry nomination and not her most recent one, which might hint at the kind of quality of comic we've got here... We talk about her ability to inhabit incredibly funny and idiosyncratic Australian characters, her eye for detail, and then completely miss out on her excellent ABC "noir"-ish sitcom "The Edge Of The Bush".
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16/05/2018 Norwich, Epic Studios
18/05/2018 Northampton Royal & Derngate
19/05/2018 Warwick Arts Centre (Coventry)
20/05/2018 Shrewsbury, Henry Tudor House
23/05/2018 Swindon Arts Centre
26/05/2018 Farnham Maltings
30/05/2018 Aldershot, West End Centre
01/06/2018 Sheffield, The Lescar
02/06/2018 York, The Basement
03/06/2018 Newcastle – The Stand
04/06/2018 Leeds, Duke Studios
08/06/2018 Southampton, Hanger Farm
09/06/2018 Cambridge Junction
12/06/2018 Edinburgh, The Monkey Barrel
13/06/2018 Glasgow, The Stand
15/06/2018 Birmingham Glee
17/06/2018 Brighton Komedia
21-23 June London, Soho Theatre
29/06/2018 Tringe Festival
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Very funny, amazingly watchable, and offering genuine insight into his personal and social politics, Tez Ilyas is a Northern, working-class, muslim comic capable of going all the way. Exceptionally frank about his disappointment on being overlooked for award nomination, he goes on to identify the historic lack of diversity on the judging panel of one of the most highly regarded prizes in British comedy...
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Her laid-back style masking a sly wit that rewards your full attention, Beth Stelling is an indomitable comic force. Live at SXSW, we discuss risk and reward with regard to pace, bridging alt and mainstream, "putting your briefcase away" when it comes to your set-list, and why she'll never make another bagel sandwich...www.sweetbeth.com
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Filed Under: Acting, Age, Alternative Comedy, Audiences, College, Comedy, Comedy Central, Dark Humour, Diversity, Edgy, Equality, Fame, Fear, Feminism, First Open Spot, Gender, Inspiration, Interview, Jim Carrey, Jobs, Live, Mainstream, Mental Health, Netflix, Open Mic, Persona, Plagiarism, Reviews, Robin Williams, Sarah Silverman, Stage Persona, Stand Up, Success, SXSW, TV, TV Comedy, Twitter, USA, Worth, Writing, Writing Jokes, Writing On Stage, YouTubeComments: No Comments
It's hard to imagine a more expressive, searingly honest and comprehensively funny comic than Maria Bamford. After a year which saw her series and new special on Netflix propel her finally to the earning that befits her talent, Maria reflects on how money, property and prestige don't solve anything, what it's like to be an ex-underdog, and whether it's possible to make a not for profit TV show. We also cover the relationship between her bipolar and her day to day happiness, and ask how you function when "weakness is the brand"...
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James Davis' star is in the ascendent. In this live special episode from South By South West in Austin Texas, we discuss how the "Hood Adjacent" comic keeps his material provocative without being exploitative. Just off the back of writing gags for Will Smith on a major new movie, we learn how James is levelling up...
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Her writing and performance in The Fast Show made her one of the most influential women in British sketch comedy; now Arabella Weir reflects on her work and the balance of power underpinning the five-man, most-often-one-woman sketch team. We discuss the tension and friction of making comedy; whether a happy person still has the same hunger to perform; and learn the awful truth about the genesis of her character "Girl Who Boys Can't Hear"...
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Filed Under: Acting, Actor, Age, Alexei Sayle, Audiences, Awards, Aziz Ansari, BBC, BBC One, Bottom, Caroline Aherne, Character, Character Comedy, Comedy, Dawn French, Diversity, Equality, Fame, Fear, Feminism, Feminist, Gender, Inspiration, Interview, Jo Brand, Joan Rivers, Kenny Everett, Mainstream, Observational Comedy, Onstage Persona, Persona, Physical Comedy, Podcasting, Reviews, Sara Pascoe, Sexuality, Sketch, Stage Persona, Stand Up, Stereotypes, Structure, Success, The Fast Show, The Guardian, TV, TV Comedy, Vic And Bob, Worth, Writing, Writing JokesComments: No Comments
Sage-like producer of QI, Blackadder, Not The Nine O’Clock News and forty years’ worth of some of Britain’s finest comedy TV and radio, John Lloyd could be forgiven for resting on his considerable laurels. Instead he’s brought his third standup show to the fringe, and talks here about process, legacy and how he philosophised himself out of a deep depression…
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