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Comedy critic Kate Copstick and blogger John Fleming chat about the British comedy industry and often other offensive subjects.

Grouchy Club Podcast - Kate Copstick & John Fleming Kate Copstick & John Fleming

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Comedy critic Kate Copstick and blogger John Fleming chat about the British comedy industry and often other offensive subjects.

    Mark Borkowski on the Edinburgh Fringe - Grouchy Club Podcast 101

    Mark Borkowski on the Edinburgh Fringe - Grouchy Club Podcast 101

    The Edinburgh Fringe and changing comedy. PR guru Mark Borkowski joins comedy critic Kate Copstick and blogger John Fleming in Edinburgh…

    What is good, bad, changed and unchanged at the Fringe? Why agents not PR people are the downfall of the Fringe.

    Plus the return of The Establishment Club and Borkowski’s new search for comics, artists, musicians, poets etc for a new TV series on a channel you would not expect.

    And Copstick’s attempt to bring vaudeville back to TV.

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    You can also download this audio podcast from iTunes
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    John Fleming posts occasional blogs at:
    http://blog.thejohnfleming.com

    • 23 min
    Populist comedy v the Oxbridge elite - Grouchy Club Podcast 100

    Populist comedy v the Oxbridge elite - Grouchy Club Podcast 100

    The snooty sneering of the Oxbridge elite and some comics against popular humour. Variable opinions on The Weirdos and the Alternative Comedy Memorial Society. The talent of Luisa Omielan. The irresistible sexual attraction of Italian comic Giacinto Palmieri. The inability of comics like Michael McIntyre, Frank Carson & Matthew Kelly to stop being themselves. Copstick’s work with Basil Brush and her admiration for the Chuckle Brothers. Coughing John’s failure to visit Amsterdam’s red light district and his attraction to heroin + LSD. The success of one Malcolm Hardee Comedy Award. The BBC’s Appreciation Index. Plus Copstick sings.

    John’s quote of the week: “Beheading teddy bears! That’s what the public wants!… There was the man who used to eat his brain.”

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    You can also download this audio podcast from iTunes
    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/grouchy-clubs-mostly-about/id977279883

    John Fleming posts occasional blogs at:
    http://blog.thejohnfleming.com

    • 43 min
    A role model for comedians - Grouchy Club Podcast 99

    A role model for comedians - Grouchy Club Podcast 99

    The brilliance of Alan Davies at Pull The Other One. The unfeasible tallness of Darren Walsh. The formidable talent and influence but silence of Richard Herring. How Jim Jefferies did not destroy Piers Morgan over Donald Trump’s ban. How Reeves & Mortimer ‘died’ in Basingstoke. How Rik Mayall & Ade Edmondson (not Ben Elton) ‘died’ on stage in Inverness. Plus Kate Copstick’s pet hates about stand-up comics, Ariane Sherine’s “Love Song for Jeremy Corbyn”, the meaning of Alt Right and Copstick & Fleming’s failure to get talent spotted.

    Copstick’s quote of the week: “He doesn’t lick media’s a******e in an attempt to tunnel his way up to a series of his own. He’s a proper working, clubbing, stand-up comic.”

    http://www.grouchyclub.co.uk

    You can also download this audio podcast from iTunes
    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/grouchy-clubs-mostly-about/id977279883

    John Fleming posts occasional blogs at:
    http://blog.thejohnfleming.com

    • 27 min
    Comedy courses, Johnny Depp & butt plugs - Grouchy Club Podcast 98

    Comedy courses, Johnny Depp & butt plugs - Grouchy Club Podcast 98

    Comic Janet Bettesworth joins critic Kate Copstick and blogger John Fleming in the busy Mama Biashara emporium in London.

    They discuss the usefulness - or pointlessness - of having an MA course in stand-up comedy, being an aural voyeur and Facebook arguments. Plus Copstick on her plan to become a torch song singer, how she boil-washed her passport and the rules of butt-plug hoopla.

    John remembers how he took an elephant up England’s highest mountain and Copstick laments how someone partially stole her idea for killing herself with a rectal thermometer and a bomb.

    All this plus Johnny Depp’s $3 million to blow Hunter S. Thompson’s ashes out of a cannon and suggestions on what to do with your own dead body’s ashes.

    Copstick’s quote of the week: “Oh, Janet! What kind of woman do you take me for?”

    http://www.grouchyclub.co.uk

    You can also download this audio podcast from iTunes
    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/grouchy-clubs-mostly-about/id977279883

    John Fleming posts occasional blogs at:
    http://blog.thejohnfleming.com

    • 33 min
    Thom Tuck - ACMS, Penny Dreadfuls & Doctor Who - Grouchy Club Podcast 97

    Thom Tuck - ACMS, Penny Dreadfuls & Doctor Who - Grouchy Club Podcast 97

    Thom Tuck joins critic Copstick and an ineffectively interjecting John at Mama Biashara in London in a doomed attempt to plug The Penny Dreadfuls’ new project. Copstick passionately attacks the Alternative Comedy Memorial Society and a female comedian but is clearly now warming to Sarah Millican. Thom talks about his indescribable new show and his ambition to appear in Doctor Who while Copstick wants to play a villain. Thom talks about panel shows. Copstick talks about him performing in her porn movies.

    “The one thing comedy can never be is smug” (Copstick)

    “The times I have done it, I have both got completely naked and been in a dress.” (Thom Tuck)

    http://www.grouchyclub.co.uk

    You can also download this audio podcast from iTunes
    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/grouchy-clubs-mostly-about/id977279883

    John Fleming posts occasional blogs at:
    http://blog.thejohnfleming.com

    • 36 min
    International comedy, cannibalism and Catholicism - Grouchy Club Podcast 96

    International comedy, cannibalism and Catholicism - Grouchy Club Podcast 96

    Italian comic Luca Cupani on representing the UK in worldwide comedy competitions. The problems of performing to US and Canadian audiences. Copstick on why English language comedy is more precise. Theresa May’s Brexit speech. New Edinburgh Fringe venues. Copstick offers to marry Luca if he eats her. The sins of the Catholic Church and why anyone who celebrates mass logically has to go to Hell. Plus Copstick and Cupani sing - sort of.

    http://www.grouchyclub.co.uk

    You can also download this audio podcast from iTunes
    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/grouchy-clubs-mostly-about/id977279883

    John Fleming posts occasional blogs at:
    http://blog.thejohnfleming.com

    • 36 min

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