Jamie MacDonald, the comedian you might know better as That Funny Blind Guy, found out that during lockdown the devil does not, it turns out, make work for idle hands; he makes pies and pints. In the first eight weeks of the coronavirus crisis lockdown in the UK, Jamie ate and drank heartily and put on 10 kilograms. His mental health might have suffered too, but he was too drunk to notice. Deciding enough was enough, he enlisted the help of Fran and John of FSR Personal Training to get back on track. This podcast series charts his progress, from one weigh in to the next. Along the way Jamie speaks to some of his comedian friends about life, lockdown and forced unemployment.
Written and presented by Jamie MacDonald.
Editing and audio production by Bobby Perman for Inner Ear.
Original music by S-Type.
This podcast is a co-production between Jamie MacDonald and Inner Ear.
Laura Lexx on Jurgen Klopp As Jamie Loses His Last Lockdown Kilos
Laura Lexx has spent the past seven weeks writing her first book, branching out from her day job as a comedian. A deal secured during the first fortnight of lockdown on an imaginary life with her big crush, Jurgen Klopp. Hear how she copes with eco anxiety at her allotment. There's also more nutritional insight and chat around the new staple in Jamie's diet, and his nutritionist Fran's recommendation; the pork sandwich.
Porkies, current affairs and a pint of cockroaches with Andrew Maxwell
Join Jamie in conversation with his nutritionist Fran as he tucks into a Pork sandwich from the infamous Beres Pork sandwich and Sheffield. And the main chunk of his latest 10 Lockdown Kilos and friends episode with Irish Comedian Andrew Maxwell. They talk lockdown hobbies and DIY amidst tales of cockroach smoothies as part of Andrew's time in the jungle filming I'm a Celebrity.
Inappropriate touching, Zooming and drowning in a Face Mask with Rosie Jones
Jamie MacDonald in conversation with fellow comedian Rosie Jones on Zoom, taking down statues and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. They talk about drowning in dribble whilst wearing a facemask and inappropriate touching as disabled people living through lockdown in the UK.
Jamie's Lockdown Weight Loss Journey Begins
Jamie realises how fat he has become, starts training with Fran and John from FSR Personal Training and speaks to Scottish comedy legend Bruce Morton about what he’s been up to during lockdown.
Visit Bruce Morton's website: brucemorton.net
Listen to his take on hip hop: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfDsgxPZjg-Cs93NrmF94qCcuOikYoyPm
Get Lean For Life with FSR Personal Training: fsrpersonaltraining.co.uk
Quick quips and easy flowing conversation
I’ve seen Jamie do stand up a number of times and always found him extremely funny. It was good to hear him in more natural conversation - and find out his take on the quirks of lockdown.
Fresh and funny perspectives
It’s always good to hear Jamie wax lyrical about stuff. And hearing his perspective is usually funny and poignant. Good to meet some other comics along the way. Looking forward to hearing the rest of the series.