160 episodes

This is a podcast where comedian Simon Caine interviews the most influential bookers, agents and promoters from the world of comedy, stand up, TV, radio & more about their job and how they do it with an aim to helping performers understand what's happening "behind the scenes" and how to get ahead in the industry as well as giving non-performers a rare glance behind the curtain to see who (and how) their favourite comedians brands are made.

Ask The Industry Podcast Simon Caine

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    • 4.8, 145 Ratings

This is a podcast where comedian Simon Caine interviews the most influential bookers, agents and promoters from the world of comedy, stand up, TV, radio & more about their job and how they do it with an aim to helping performers understand what's happening "behind the scenes" and how to get ahead in the industry as well as giving non-performers a rare glance behind the curtain to see who (and how) their favourite comedians brands are made.

    EP137 - Lucy Lumsden - Director at Yellow Door Productions

    EP137 - Lucy Lumsden - Director at Yellow Door Productions

    Lucy Lumsden (@lucylumsden) is the founder of Yellow Door Productions (@yellowdoorprods). A former TV commissioner at both the BBC and Sky Lucy gives her views on the future of TV, setting up her production company as well as her unique and interesting relationship with the Edinburgh Fringe.


    Stream - http://simoncaine.co.uk/ATI/LucyLumsden
    iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-the-industry-podcast/id946220937?mt=2 
    YouTube - https://youtu.be/mZBu75JmnhI 
    Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/12wdMpotKGDpFvShobeaoy 


    If you want to join BCG Pro to enter their unique and exciting competition please use code “ATI” and you’ll save £5 off a year's membership (and I get a few quid as well!)


    If you’ve enjoyed the pod please send me (@thismademecool) or Lucy a thank you tweet and you can support the pod by…


    If you’d like to support the podcast please do via - 


    PayPal - http://simoncaine.co.uk
    Or Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/AskTheIndustryPodcast 
    Buy my book about building your own online community - https://amzn.to/35EWT7B 
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    • 1 hr 40 min
    EP136 - Tim Batt - The world of comedy in New Zealand.

    EP136 - Tim Batt - The world of comedy in New Zealand.

    Tim Batt (@Tim_Batt) is a comedian, podcaster and radio host based in New Zealand. I got him on to talk about the history of New Zealand comedy, why he started podcasting and eventually creating a podcast network to help get funny humans to start creating their own pods. 


    Stream - http://simoncaine.co.uk/ATI/TimBatt
    iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-the-industry-podcast/id946220937?mt=2 
    YouTube - https://youtu.be/-yHKVhzTPVI
    Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/12wdMpotKGDpFvShobeaoy 


    If you’ve enjoyed the pod please send me (@thismademecool) or Tim Batt a thank you tweet and you can support the pod by…


    If you’d like to support the podcast please do via - 


    PayPal - http://simoncaine.co.uk
    Or Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/AskTheIndustryPodcast 
    Buy my book about building your own online community - https://amzn.to/35EWT7B 
    Donate - https://paypal.me/ATIpod


    Want to chat? Email me - simon.m.caine@gmail.com
     
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    EP135 - Puppetry of the Penis

    EP135 - Puppetry of the Penis

    Simon Moorely and Friendy are the comedy duo better known as Puppetry of the Penis (@puppetryofthep). They’ve been performing their penis art for more 20 years, toured the  world, sold out large venues and now they’re training other actors to do the show and franchise it so they can perform in multiple places at once.


    Stream - http://simoncaine.co.uk/ATI/PuppetryOfThePenis
    iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-the-industry-podcast/id946220937?mt=2 
    YouTube - https://youtu.be/TkpFoFgLJvM 
    Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/12wdMpotKGDpFvShobeaoy 


    If you’ve enjoyed the pod please send me (@thismademecool) or the PotP boys a thank you tweet and you can support the pod by…


    If you’d like to support the podcast please do via - 


    PayPal - http://simoncaine.co.uk
    Or Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/AskTheIndustryPodcast 
    Buy my book about building your own online community - https://amzn.to/35EWT7B 
    Donate - https://paypal.me/ATIpod
     
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    EP134 - Elena Kirschbaum - What makes a Gluttony show?

    EP134 - Elena Kirschbaum - What makes a Gluttony show?

    Elena Kirschbaum is one of the program directors at Gluttony (@gluttony_fringe). Gluttony is one of two hub venues at the Adelaide Fringe (@ADLfringe). 


    I got her on to two talk the Fringe, where Gluttony sits at the festival, how they scout for shows, what makes a Gluttony show, how to promote a show when you don’t live in Australia and so much more. 


    Stream - http://simoncaine.co.uk/ATI/ElenaKirschbaum
    iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-the-industry-podcast/id946220937?mt=2 
    YouTube - https://youtu.be/3PtvFwnt78U 
    Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/12wdMpotKGDpFvShobeaoy 


    If you’ve enjoyed the pod please send me (@thismademecool) or Elean a thank you tweet and you can support the pod by…


    If you’d like to support the podcast please do via - 


    PayPal - http://simoncaine.co.uk
    Or Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/AskTheIndustryPodcast 
    Buy my book about building your own online community - https://amzn.to/35EWT7B 


    Donate - https://paypal.me/ATIpod
     
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    EP133 - Eddy Cassar - Director of The Cape Town Funny Festival

    EP133 - Eddy Cassar - Director of The Cape Town Funny Festival

    Eddy Cassar (@eddy_cassar) is a publicist by trade who fell into promoting the Cape Town Funny Festival (@ctfunnyfestival) after helping run the PR for the first Red Nose Day. 


    This podcast is awesome and goes into a lot of detail about the history of South Africa, and the festival and the way the negative things that happened in the past have positively shaped their present and future. 


    Stream - http://simoncaine.co.uk/ATI/EddyCassar
    iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-the-industry-podcast/id946220937?mt=2 
    YouTube - https://youtu.be/mLtldhkg6Uw
    Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/12wdMpotKGDpFvShobeaoy 


    If you’ve enjoyed the pod please send me (@thismademecool) or the PotP boys a thank you tweet and you can support the pod by…


    If you’d like to support the podcast please do via - 


    PayPal - http://simoncaine.co.uk
    Or Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/AskTheIndustryPodcast 
    Buy my book about building your own online community - https://amzn.to/35EWT7B 
    Donate - https://paypal.me/ATIpod
     
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Help the podcast please.

    Help the podcast please.

    Hey gang. With the circuit / industry dying I'm here to ask for some help.


    Got no money?
    Subscribe to the YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbHpn6u4AtCv1J3khbv9myQ
    Join the Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/AskTheIndustryPodcast/


    Got some money?
    Paypal - https://paypal.me/ATIpod
    Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/asktheindustrypodcast


    Want to buy a book?
    Buy an ebook for whatever you can afford - https://paypal.me/ATIpod?locale.x=en_GB


    Need more content from me?
    New podcast - https://play.acast.com/s/fivetonine


    Want to hire me?
    Want me to edit videos, podcasts, online content, copy for you? email me - simon.m.caine@gmail.com I've been doing this for over a decade. Happy to discuss what you need to be done. 


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    Apply for some money from NextUp - https://nextupcomedy.com/hecklethevirus/
    Join NextUp and watch amazing comedy shows using this affiliate link - http://nextupcomedy.com?fp_ref=simon85
     
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    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
145 Ratings

145 Ratings

Will Pointing ,

Really useful information & engaging

A really useful and totally free podcast that provides information on how to make it as a comedy performer or writer from the industry professionals. It is entertaining, interesting and always a few nuggets to take away from each episode. It shows what you need to do to make it and the realities of show business.

alanhudson ,

Love this podcast

Big fan of this podcast. A valuable listen for anyone interested in the comedy industry. Simon is a great interviewer who clearly puts a lot of work in and does a lot of research on each guest

mgwuk ,

Wonderful podcast for comedy nerds

For comedians and proper live comedy fans. This superior podcast gets in to the weeds. If live comedy has its own ‘6 Music’, this would be their flagship show.

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