41 episodes

Being a comedian is the hardest thing anyone can do. As such, those who achieve even a modicum of success in this selfless, humanitarian, dangerous career are rightly held up as the best of us. True heroes. In this series David Reed will interview some of comedy's most available exponents and ask them "Who are you under all that skin?", "When did comedy first bite you?" and "What's the microphone for?" as he delves deeper than anyone has ever delved inside the comedian. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/insidethecomedian

Inside The Comedian David Reed

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 120 Ratings

Being a comedian is the hardest thing anyone can do. As such, those who achieve even a modicum of success in this selfless, humanitarian, dangerous career are rightly held up as the best of us. True heroes. In this series David Reed will interview some of comedy's most available exponents and ask them "Who are you under all that skin?", "When did comedy first bite you?" and "What's the microphone for?" as he delves deeper than anyone has ever delved inside the comedian. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/insidethecomedian

    Elis James

    Elis James

    Bully and radio host Elis James joins David Reed to discuss his early character comedy, how he became such a notorious bully, and how he and his radio co-presenter resolve their sexual tension.


    Our recording on the 25th March has been cancelled due to the coronavirus (it HATES theatre). Please contact Kings Place if you've already bought a ticket; if you can afford it, please consider accepting a voucher for a later show, as they are a charity and could use all the help they can get right now. All ticket details can be found here: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/inside-the-comedian/


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    • 26 min
    Mark Steel

    Mark Steel

    Zebra collector and political comedian Mark Steel joins David Reed to discuss how he writes his material, talk about which planet he would like to visit next, and to play a quick game of C**t Or W****r?


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    Tickets for the next recording of Inside The Comedian are available from https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/inside-the-comedian/. On the 27th March, the guests are Paul Sinha and Lazy Susan, and future confirmed guests include Hugh Dennis and Jon Holmes.

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    • 26 min
    Isy Suttie

    Isy Suttie

    Isy Suttie joins David Reed to talk about her early poetry, her passion for dentistry, and her role in the biggest comedy on TV (This Morning).

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    • 25 min
    Andy Smart

    Andy Smart

    Comedy Store Player Andy Smart discusses tells David Reed how he became the most famous man in England; from dying as a small child to juggling for coins in Pamplona - and from there, inevitably, drifting out to sea.

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    • 26 min
    Shappi Khorsandi

    Shappi Khorsandi

    Shappi Khorsandi joins David to announce her forthcoming retirement from comedy, and look back at her career from leaving Iran because of a poem, to appearing on I'm A Celebrity.

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    • 24 min
    Mike McShane

    Mike McShane

    Improviser, actor and comedian Mike McShane joins David Reed to discuss his military background, his role in the hit Channel 4 panel show, "Who Wants To Pay Writers Anyway?", and his current position in a spoon-based cult.

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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

Meiisma ,

Listen

Kevin Eldon is very funny do listen.

AceTateModern ,

Superbly silly

Wonderfully daft and hugely entertaining, with many great episodes and guests. I love hearing guests give a response that leaves David somewhat nonplussed, and get the sense sometimes that David is sending up the guest - that everyone plays along just makes it more interesting and funny. Seemingly effortless improv at its best.

AMonty25 ,

Superb

Improv at its best; a series of hilarious surreal improvised interviews with the incredibly quick witted David Reed and his often equally quick witted guests; highly recommend

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