Am I Funny follows the real-time journey of an everyday guy Leon Sjogren, challenging himself to try stand-up comedy for the very first time. With help from his 'comedy coach' Justin Hamilton, industry professionals and the wider comedy community he will have 7 weeks to mentally prepare for one of the world's most daunting jobs and you'll hear it all unfold in real time on this podcast.
Episode 7: "So, Am I Funny?" (Ft. Wil Anderson, Nath Valvo, Merrick Watts)
Leon is still buzzing after his debut standup gig, he speaks to some comedians about how he went and works out if he will continue doing standup...
Episode 6: "Showtime!" (Ft. Wil Anderson, Lawrence Mooney, Justin Hamilton, Merrick Watts, Tegan Higginbotham)
After a stressful week, Leon's first ever standup gig finally arrives... You hear the entire gig, in full PLUS how Leon feels immediately after taking to the stage.
Episode 5: "One Week" (Ft. Wil Anderson, Mick Molloy, Celia Pacquola, Dave Thornton, Merrick Watts, Cam Barber)
With one week to go, Leon goes through a check list of last minute preparations plus to help settle his nerves, takes part in an improv class.
Episode 4: "Jokes 101" (Ft. Wil Anderson, Mick Molloy, Dave Thornton, Lehmo, Justin Hamilton, Steen Raskopoulos)
Leon makes a monumental mistake, learns about bombing and finally gets around to writing some jokes...
Episode 3: "Identity Crisis" (Ft. Ross Noble, Will Anderson, Merrick Watts, Celia Pacquola, Mick Molloy, Josh Ladgrove)
Leon has a tough week; he's coping with alot including working out what style of comedy he is, where he'll be doing his standup gig and who he should invite.
Episode 2: "The One Golden Rule" (Ft. Merrick Watts, Tom Ballard, Nath Valvo, Akmal, Nat Harris, Justin Hamilton)
Before popping his comedy cherry Leon reminisces with some comedians on their first gig AND Leon receives an email that may put a stop to the podcast altogether.
Smashed through this whole show in one day while working. Really enjoyed squirming along his journey towards D-Day. Felt like I was there throughout and reckon this is a great little production. Nice work.
Literally just binged on all episodes! Kudos to Leon! What courage! So interesting to listen to, looking forward to hearing some more stand up!
Funny stuff as Leon builds himself up to attempting standup. He has a great attempt and proves himself as funny.
I found the production side of the podcast a little tedious. Could have been more tight in editing and less updates from his best friend and her tedious shopping adventures.