The Abnormally Funny People Show is a monthly comedy podcast discussing all things disability, but with a big splash of comedy. Each month we’ll serve up honest, useful and entertaining reviews of products, services, technology, travel and more.
The show also features different well-known guest comedians every month who provide their take on their lives, society and the response to disability all through the lens of comedy.
Abnormally Funny People is a mixed group of disabled and non-disabled comedians. The show is hosted by group founders Simon Minty and Steve Best. The group performs regularly at the Soho Theatre in London and around the UK.
The Abnormally Funny People Show is sponsored by Barclays.
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AFP Show #16, Lost in Translation
This month’s guests are Damon Rose and Emma Tracey, creators and producers of #BBCOuch. We ask if Google maps is as accurate as a blind person might need it. We explain what trailing is and the often asked question - is the #Braille signage in the loo on trains actually useful? And is it ok to use your Guide dog or a mobility scooter when you’re drunk? We visit the perennial debate about disability on TV - specialist programmes like Channel 4’s Kitchen Impossible or integrated shows.
Emma and Damon explain the origins of BBC Ouch and how some of their more risqué segments came about and there’s clips of their favourite moments. Steve Best as the token non-disabled host questions if the #disability #humour went too far and do you have to be ‘down with the #disability mood’ to appreciate it.
Our regular contributor Robin Christopherson of Ability Net talks about accessible tech and Shannon Murray updates us on life in LA.
AFP Show #15, The Serious Comedy Hour
This month's guests are actor, #comedian and #disability rights campaigner Liz Carr and actor, model and lawyer Shannon Murray.
After the #British members of Parliament rejected the assisted suicide bill, we discuss why and how it happened, plus what it can be like having an impairment and talking with doctors. #DrWho and #GameofThrones actors get a nod and Simon’s new hearing aid runs out of juice as he gives us his moment of the month.
Robin Christopherson from Abilitynet calls in to tell us how to remove ads and speed up browsing on your smart phone as well as exploring what futuristic tech predictions have come true from the 1989 film Back to the Future II. And there's a call out for potential sponsors for the next run of podcasts. All in under 60 mins!
AFP Show #14, August and Everything After
The Abnormally Funny People show is back from our month long run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Steve Day and Laurence Clark, two of the comedians who performed on our show, pop in to the studio to give an insider’s guide to performing at the Fringe. It's a comedy bromance love-in.
We talk about it all: the shows that went well and the ones that didn't. The challenge of getting punters in, and the unique experience of a lot of disabled people sharing a flat. How the 'token' non-disabled acts managed our patronising of them. Oh, and the stupidity of doing live improvisation with people who can't hear, can't speak or can't help but talk.
We are not the three wise monkeys.
AFP Show Edinburgh Fringe #1
Steve Best & Simon Minty talk about the first 7 days with Tanyalee Davis. They talk about all sharing a flat, how the #comedy show is, #disability and #edfringe2015 and shows they want to see.
AFP Show #13: Show 13, Lucky For Everyone
It's the show before the show! The last podcast before we go to the Edinburgh Festival....Fringe. Hosts Steve Best and Simon Minty talk comedy and performing with actor Caro Sparks and comedian and TV producer (Big Brother, I'm A Celebrity) Jo Coffey.
Jo tells us about her return to stand up and a recent moment when she was called something rather strange by a small child, and for the life of her doesn't know why. Caro tells us about the perils of live subtitling Kanye West and we ask, “Do you get a super sense when you lose another, like Daredevil?”
Shannon Murray calls from LA with some troublesome news and has found another use for her wheelchair. Plus lots of Edinburgh Festival chat which is where we are all heading soon.
AFP Show #12: I want to live like common people
It’s a big show this month: fantastic guests, smart conversation and our usual silliness. Baroness Jane Campbell, a crossbench Member of the #HouseofLords and journalist Paul Carter, talk with Steve and Simon about the ‘world's best’ card magician who is also blind, forgetting how to dress properly, and mistaking a very famous person as a waiter. Robin Christopherson tells us about some apps to keep you fit and speak foreign languages, Shannon Murray has spotted therapy ponies in Los Angeles, and Helen White tell us what Barclays are up to for their disabled customers.We discuss some of life's pivotal moments - hanging out with other #disabled people for the first time, discovering the social model (and its limitations), making your maiden speech in the House of Lords or your first stand-up #comedy gig. And how being out of your comfort zone can lead to greater things.
Really honest and entertaining
A delight each month, wish there were more. Really like 'Moment of the Month,' and how honestly the hosts and guests address disability and the wider world - we need more of this! A show for everyone.
Abnormally Funny People
Entertaining, funny and informative. I'm looking forward to the next podcast.