78 episodes

Multi-award-winning comedy nights Always Be Comedy is finally exploiting those sweet, sweet contacts… WITH A GIG-THEMED PODCAST!
Guests curate their ideal comedy gig: who would they have open? Close? What dream moment from their gigging days would they love re-enact at this gig? And what live comedy nightmare from their past must not happen again under any circumstances? There’s this and so much more...

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    • 4.7 • 167 Ratings

Multi-award-winning comedy nights Always Be Comedy is finally exploiting those sweet, sweet contacts… WITH A GIG-THEMED PODCAST!
Guests curate their ideal comedy gig: who would they have open? Close? What dream moment from their gigging days would they love re-enact at this gig? And what live comedy nightmare from their past must not happen again under any circumstances? There’s this and so much more...

    Comedy Heroes #10 Robin Williams

    Comedy Heroes #10 Robin Williams

    The Always Be Comedy team (OK, James and Tim) have launched a spin-off podcast: Always Be Comedy’s Comedy Heroes.
    Each Friday, they’ll celebrate the icons, trailblazers and, in some instances, overlooked geniuses who’ve shaped the world of humour.
    Today's hero is Robin Williams!
    SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS
    Genie in Aladdin (1992) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s94HmtQwX7o
    Robin Williams on Carson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpjrB4G-yc0
    Robin Williams wins an Oscar - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6Egi5V_jNU
    More on Comedy Heroes : We’ll uncover hidden gems, revisit classic routines, and share the sorts of behind-the-scenes anecdotes that you can pass off as your own knowledge at dinner parties (“Did you know that Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the daughter of a billionaire? You did? Ah, that’s sort of rained on my parade a little…”).
    What’s more, each episode kicks off with reader correspondence. Want to nominate a “Comedy Hero”? Please email theteam@alwaysbecomedy.com with the subject line “Comedy Heroes”.
    And we’ll also take a look at the comedy news from that week. 
    If laughter is the best medicine, James and Tim should be doctors*! *This is just a gentle way to wrap up – James and Tim should NOT be doctors.  
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep #62 Glenn Moore

    Ep #62 Glenn Moore

    Always Be Comedy - EP62 - Glenn Moore
    Multi-award-winning comedy nights Always Be Comedy is finally exploiting those sweet, sweet contacts… WITH A GIG-THEMED PODCAST!
    Guests curate their ideal comedy gig: who would they have open? Close? What dream moment from their gigging days would they love re-enact at this gig? And what live comedy nightmare from their past must not happen again under any circumstances? There’s this and so much more.
    Today's guest is a comedy superstar and “friend” of the night: Glenn Moore!

    Go see Glenn at the Edinburgh Fringe here! - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/glenn-moore-work-in-progress

    To get in touch with the pod, email theteam@alwaysbecomedy.com

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    SPOILERS!
    MC - Ray Badran https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA2FXrWS2fw
    Opener - Sara Barron https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvi2EzKVxgg
    Middle - Hans Teeuwen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlFOcP38B5E
    Closer - Lee Evans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFJtAoeT9tI
    About us:Host James Gill launched Always Be Comedy in 2011; since then the cream of the comedy world have called ABC their second home. James is a comedian and former journalist, with more than two decades of experience interviewing some of the biggest film, TV and sports stars on the planet… this has got a bit self-aggrandising but we want you to know it’s not ABC’s first rodeo.ABC’s Tim Lewis has worked at the biggest and best comedy and entertainment shows in Britain and is invariably tech-ing half the shows at the Edinburgh Festival each year (these aren’t his words, so please don’t accuse him of bragging).Always Be Comedy won Best Pro Comedy Night at the 2023 Chortle awards, having previously won Best Comedy Show at the Joe.co.uk Awards.
    If you’re hungry for more ABC-related knowledge, please visit www.alwaysbecomedy.com
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Comedy Heroes #9 Morecambe and Wise

    Comedy Heroes #9 Morecambe and Wise

    The Always Be Comedy team (OK, James and Tim) have launched a spin-off podcast: Always Be Comedy’s Comedy Heroes.
    Each Friday, they’ll celebrate the icons, trailblazers and, in some instances, overlooked geniuses who’ve shaped the world of humour.
    Today's heroes are Morecambe and Wise!
    SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS
    Breakfast sketch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFgdhZGLJrY
    Conductor sketch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L29jcidlwdU
    Paper bag trick https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX93cC5hbTY
    More on Comedy Heroes : We’ll uncover hidden gems, revisit classic routines, and share the sorts of behind-the-scenes anecdotes that you can pass off as your own knowledge at dinner parties (“Did you know that Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the daughter of a billionaire? You did? Ah, that’s sort of rained on my parade a little…”).
    What’s more, each episode kicks off with reader correspondence. Want to nominate a “Comedy Hero”? Please email theteam@alwaysbecomedy.com with the subject line “Comedy Heroes”.
    And we’ll also take a look at the comedy news from that week. 
    If laughter is the best medicine, James and Tim should be doctors*! *This is just a gentle way to wrap up – James and Tim should NOT be doctors.  
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 58 min
    Ep #61 Kiri Pritchard-McLean

    Ep #61 Kiri Pritchard-McLean

    Always Be Comedy - EP61 - Kiri Pritchard-McLean
    Multi-award-winning comedy nights Always Be Comedy is finally exploiting those sweet, sweet contacts… WITH A GIG-THEMED PODCAST!
    Guests curate their ideal comedy gig: who would they have open? Close? What dream moment from their gigging days would they love re-enact at this gig? And what live comedy nightmare from their past must not happen again under any circumstances? There’s this and so much more.
    Today's guest is a comedy superstar and “friend” of the night: Charlie Baker!

    Go see Kiri on tour here! - https://www.kiripritchardmclean.co.uk/tours

    To get in touch with the pod, email theteam@alwaysbecomedy.com

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    SPOILERS!
    MC - Nish Kumar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZAOTyysFKg
    Opener - Rob Rouse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwOZn_WteNA
    Middle - The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erfxNiYO5qI
    Closer - Maria Bamford https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgf4rWCqZiQ
    About us:Host James Gill launched Always Be Comedy in 2011; since then the cream of the comedy world have called ABC their second home. James is a comedian and former journalist, with more than two decades of experience interviewing some of the biggest film, TV and sports stars on the planet… this has got a bit self-aggrandising but we want you to know it’s not ABC’s first rodeo.ABC’s Tim Lewis has worked at the biggest and best comedy and entertainment shows in Britain and is invariably tech-ing half the shows at the Edinburgh Festival each year (these aren’t his words, so please don’t accuse him of bragging).Always Be Comedy won Best Pro Comedy Night at the 2023 Chortle awards, having previously won Best Comedy Show at the Joe.co.uk Awards.
    If you’re hungry for more ABC-related knowledge, please visit www.alwaysbecomedy.com
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Comedy Heroes #8 Caroline Aherne

    Comedy Heroes #8 Caroline Aherne

    The Always Be Comedy team (OK, James and Tim) have launched a spin-off podcast: Always Be Comedy’s Comedy Heroes.
    Each Friday, they’ll celebrate the icons, trailblazers and, in some instances, overlooked geniuses who’ve shaped the world of humour.
    Today's hero is Caroline Aherne!
    SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS
    Mrs Merton - Chris Eubank interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYtTllt33UI
    Caroline on The Fast Show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hecCsoIwHTU
    The Royle Family https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KdtgoSCXpU
    More on Comedy Heroes : We’ll uncover hidden gems, revisit classic routines, and share the sorts of behind-the-scenes anecdotes that you can pass off as your own knowledge at dinner parties (“Did you know that Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the daughter of a billionaire? You did? Ah, that’s sort of rained on my parade a little…”).
    What’s more, each episode kicks off with reader correspondence. Want to nominate a “Comedy Hero”? Please email theteam@alwaysbecomedy.com with the subject line “Comedy Heroes”.
    And we’ll also take a look at the comedy news from that week. 
    If laughter is the best medicine, James and Tim should be doctors*! *This is just a gentle way to wrap up – James and Tim should NOT be doctors.  
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep #60 Les Dennis

    Ep #60 Les Dennis

    Always Be Comedy - EP60 - Les Dennis
    Multi-award-winning comedy nights Always Be Comedy is finally exploiting those sweet, sweet contacts… WITH A GIG-THEMED PODCAST!
    Guests curate their ideal comedy gig: who would they have open? Close? What dream moment from their gigging days would they love re-enact at this gig? And what live comedy nightmare from their past must not happen again under any circumstances? There’s this and so much more.
    Today's guest is a comedy superstar and genuine national treasure: Les Dennis!

    Go see Les in Twelfth Night at the Shakespeare North Playhouse - https://shakespearenorthplayhouse.co.uk/event/twelfth-night-not-too-tame/

    To get in touch with the pod, email theteam@alwaysbecomedy.com

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    SPOILERS!
    MC - Pete Price https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCCmuMJ7X4Q
    Opener - Ben Nickless https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_Ixa0MvaUM
    Middle - Victoria Wood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2XOxVruFZc
    Closer - Jimmy Tarbuck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRj6OzgfFis
    About us:Host James Gill launched Always Be Comedy in 2011; since then the cream of the comedy world have called ABC their second home. James is a comedian and former journalist, with more than two decades of experience interviewing some of the biggest film, TV and sports stars on the planet… this has got a bit self-aggrandising but we want you to know it’s not ABC’s first rodeo.ABC’s Tim Lewis has worked at the biggest and best comedy and entertainment shows in Britain and is invariably tech-ing half the shows at the Edinburgh Festival each year (these aren’t his words, so please don’t accuse him of bragging).Always Be Comedy won Best Pro Comedy Night at the 2023 Chortle awards, having previously won Best Comedy Show at the Joe.co.uk Awards.
    If you’re hungry for more ABC-related knowledge, please visit www.alwaysbecomedy.com
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
167 Ratings

167 Ratings

L Yianni ,

A must for any comedy fans!

Love love love the podcast. James and Tim’s style is so positive, warm and supportive. And crucially, really funny. It respects its own industry as a podcast which is refreshing. It’s difficult to describe or transport the ABC live comedy vibe to a podcast but somehow they’ve managed it. Love both the straight interviews and the comedy heroes cut.

S2B2 ,

The Ultimate Feel Good Podcast

A guaranteed laugh, giggle, guffaw, titter (or more likely a combination of them all) with copious amounts of smiling in between. James and Tim generate such a warm and appreciative environment it lets their guests open up and share their comedy loves. So if you’re looking for a podcast that brings a bit of warmth and a smile for an hour or so, or if you’re a self-identifying comedy nerd (welcome), this is definitely for you.

Glasnrl ,

Joyful podcast

Love this podcast so much. Always a treat listening to Tim and James talking comedy. It’s like being in the pub with your mates. Brilliant guests and a wonderful format, and lots of interesting chat (particularly if you’re a comedy nerd!).

If you’re a proper comedy fan, keep a note handy, and jot down any book/specials/shows that they recommend (old and new!). You think you’ll remember them, but a couple of episodes in you’ll be like “what was that show they said to look up?”

A proper warm feel good podcast.

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