70 episodes

Comedy writers Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris talk to people who make comedy about something funny that they love. Guests pick a TV show, a film, a book, an album or a comic that means something to them. Maybe we find out something about how comedy works. Maybe there's just a lot of giggling.

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Comedy writers Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris talk to people who make comedy about something funny that they love. Guests pick a TV show, a film, a book, an album or a comic that means something to them. Maybe we find out something about how comedy works. Maybe there's just a lot of giggling.

    Andrew Hunter-Murray on The Meaning Of Liff

    Andrew Hunter-Murray on The Meaning Of Liff

    Andrew Hunter-Murray (No Such Thing As A Fish, QI) chooses Douglas Adams and John Lloyd's little book of words for things there aren't words for yet, The Meaning of Liff, and talks about working with Lloyd on the latest edition.


    (Recorded LIVE at the Great Big Owl Podcast Festival Owlchella '20, London, February 2020)
     
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    • 57 min
    Moose Allain on The Far Side

    Moose Allain on The Far Side

    Cartoonist Moose Allain talks of his love for Gary Larson's era-defining Far Side cartoons.
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Izzy Mant on The Comic Strip: The Strike

    Izzy Mant on The Comic Strip: The Strike

    Producer, writer and comedian Izzy Mant (Peep Show, Gameface, Harry & Paul) talks about her love for The Comic Strip's pin-sharp film industry satire The Strike.


    (photo by Idil Sukan)
     
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Robin Ince on John Waters' Hairspray (1988)

    Robin Ince on John Waters' Hairspray (1988)

    Comedian Robin Ince talks about his love for John Waters' joyous 1960s dance comedy Hairspray.
     
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Joe Thomas on The Office: Quiz Night

    Joe Thomas on The Office: Quiz Night

    Joe Thomas (The Inbetweeners, Fresh Meat) picks The Office's storming 'quiz night' episode (series one, episode three). That's the real quiz. That's the real quiz.
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Lucy Mangan on Steve Martin Live (1979)

    Lucy Mangan on Steve Martin Live (1979)

    Columnist, author and TV critic Lucy Mangan talks about the joy and comfort she finds in Steve Martin's 1979 stadium stand-up show.
     
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
517 Ratings

517 Ratings

Cyberdonkey ,

Intelligent Witty Informative, Frabjous.

Are some words I know. Fortunately they are all words that are useful to describe these podcasts. The passion for the craft of comedy writing and the insights that are offered from presenters and guests make for a stimulating listen. In the words of Marcus Aurelias "heus tu ibi, ut de horto meo,"

specialmagiclady ,

Always entertaining; never not useful

When the topic hits something you know well, this is absolutely perfect. When it doesn’t, it makes you want to find the beloved thing and learn to love it too.

Every time I listen I glean something about the world of comedy that helps my ... practice? Would that be the word?

But also, hugely entertaining to listen to knowledgeable people talking about their subject with such love and interest.

brunswickr ,

Engaging and enlightening

This pod has quickly become one of my firm favourites - one that I look forward to each week. The Joe Thomas episode discussing The Office is a must-listen for any fan of comedy.

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