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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 something that makes them laugh. A book, a film, a tv show, a comic, a radio show, anything. Maybe we find out something about how comedy works, or we just giggle until we're finished. Both approaches are valid.


WINNER BRITISH PODCAST AWARDS 2020: Best Arts & Culture Podcast

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    • 4.7 • 549 Ratings

Comedy writers Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris talk to people who make comedy about something funny that they love. Guests pick something that makes them laugh. A book, a film, a tv show, a comic, a radio show, anything. Maybe we find out something about how comedy works, or we just giggle until we're finished. Both approaches are valid.


WINNER BRITISH PODCAST AWARDS 2020: Best Arts & Culture Podcast

    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
549 Ratings

549 Ratings

AndyBrown990 ,

Excellent

Initially found it off-putting how much one of the hosts talks, but have realised that this podcast talks about some really interesting rules and theories on writing and comedy and also bigger themes. Really enjoying it.

DevonshireDumpling:) ,

Love this pod

An enjoyable insight into the comedy writing world. Am hoping you guys are coming back soon.

CamberwellSE5 ,

Give it a go if you enjoy comedy and want to better understand why

Made me go back a revisit and re-appreciate some great shows

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