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For anyone who writes comedy, makes comedy, loves comedy, or just has an interest in comedians and what makes them so annoying.

The Comedian's Comedian Podcast Stuart Goldsmith

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    • 4.8 • 1.3K Ratings

For anyone who writes comedy, makes comedy, loves comedy, or just has an interest in comedians and what makes them so annoying.

    375 - Jessie Cave

    375 - Jessie Cave

    “A drill-sergeant not a perfectionist”, Jessie Cave enjoys simultaneous careers as an actress, comic, artist, and performance artist, all of which marry an extraordinary pragmatism with an attitude of artistic abundance. 


    We talk about her relentless documentation of her life as a means of seeking permanence, the tragic death of her brother in 2019 - how she processed it, and the effect it had on her creativity - as well as her recent Soho On Demand special “Sunrise”, filmed in Corona to an audience of her sister BeBe, and her new novel “Sunset”.


    * Content warning: Sexual assault *


    15 mins of extra content available exclusively to the Insiders Club include Jessie on how her membership of the Harry Potter franchise has a legacy of fandom that isn’t always useful to her as an independent artist, and how the Cave Sisters Patreon has changed her relationship with elements of her following.


    Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders for this and much more, including the exclusive Insiders Q&As with Nish Kumar, James Acaster and Fern Brady and the incredible “self-help for comedians” special with Amanda Donnet.


    Instagram @JessieCave
    Twitter @JessieCave
    Website: www.jessiedoodles.com
    Find Jessie’s debut novel “Sunset” here: https://linktr.ee/Jessie_Cave
    Find Jessie and Bebe’s podcast: “We Can’t Talk About This Right Now” on YouTube and podcast providers
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/cavesisters
     
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    374 - Piff The Magic Dragon (John Van Der Put)

    374 - Piff The Magic Dragon (John Van Der Put)

    How did a grumpy table magician find a way to turn “being pathetic” into 400 shows a year in his own theatre at Las Vegas?  Only Piff The Magic Dragon knows!


    We’ll discover how a shop-bought dragon costume flicked the switch from sackable corporate table guy, to deadpan bulletproof performer and self-styled “loser of America’s Got Talent”. Along the way we’ll find out why the perfect show will never happen, and why a fear of failure turns most magicians into “hack copycats”…


    30 mins of extra content available exclusively to the Insiders Club include Piff on the invention of his own tricks, and how something new with a block of jelly has already cost him two and half years and over $70,000; how own bad magic and guilty shortcuts; his evangelist uprising; and what comics can learn from magicians.


    Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders for this and much more, including the exclusive Insiders Q&As with Nish Kumar, James Acaster and Fern Brady and the incredible “self-help for comedians” special with Amanda Donnet.
     
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    373 - Greg Jenner

    373 - Greg Jenner

    If you thought wrestlers shared some of the tropes of comedians’ lives, wait til you hear about historians! Comedy-adjacent public historian, writer of “Dead Famous” and other superb books, and creator and host of “You’re Dead To Me” (BBC Sounds) Greg Jenner had factual oversight on every word of Horrible Histories ever recorded, and wrote some of the jokes too. He’s also a student of ComCom and probably our most learned ever guest…


    We talk about his creative process in constructing analogies that package and frame his research; learn about the pitfalls of generalising and the responsibility of the historian; and he shares his deeply personal struggle with mental health, anxiety and extraordinary insomnia, and they effect they still have on his fraught relationship with celebrity.


    30 mins of extra content available exclusively to the Insiders Club include Greg delving further into his anxieties, particularly those that accrete around social media and listener feedback; the joy of online kindness; “factoids” and his doomed quest to rid the internet of viral “fake facts”; and we learn about the hidden link between Rattus Rattus from Horrible Histories and Greg himself.


    Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders for this and much more, including the exclusive Insiders Q&As with Nish Kumar, James Acaster and Alfie Brown, and your invite to the forthcoming ones with Fern Brady and a “self-help for comedians” special with Amanda Donnet (MClinPsych)
     
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    372 - Rosie Jones

    372 - Rosie Jones

    “Not a cute ragdoll, but a disgusting sex robot”, Rosie Jones is a triple-threat in ways of which you couldn’t dream if you hadn’t seen her act. Leveraging hugely punchy comedy from people’s constant underestimation at her sheer agency, we discover the precision comic timing borne of her cerebral palsy; her new political dynamism; and why she won’t drown, even though she can’t swim.


    40 mins of extra content from comedy’s Thanos, available exclusively to the Insiders Club include her *unmissable* insights from behind both production and performance sides of TV panel games; how and why her feelings about being viewed as an inspiration have changed; and why Nish Kumar is such a horrible man.


    Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders for this and much more, including the exclusive Insiders Q&As with Nish Kumar, Alfie Brown and your invite to the forthcoming ones with Fern Brady (24th May) and a self-help for comedians special with Amanda Donnet (MClinPsych)
     
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    371 - Ian Moore

    371 - Ian Moore

    Laser-guided comic, writer and corporate host, the "modnifique" Ian Moore is every inch the Comedy Store headliner, but in the early part of his career his battle with stage fright left him a more deadpan act than he intended. We talk about the phenomenon of white blokes in suits raging against the world; the reality of his apparent dream life commuting from rural France to the UK for gigs; and the excoriating ten-page editor's note on his first foray into detective fiction, and his brilliant response to it…


    25 mins of extra content available exclusively to the Insiders Club includes Ian on what it means to him to be a Mod, his entry-point into being published as a writer, and the forces behind his doomed attempt to set up a creative retreat for artists. Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders for this and much more, including the exclusive Insiders Q&As with Nish Kumar, Alfie Brown and your invite to the forthcoming one with Fern Brady (24th May)


    Catch up with Ian:


    ianmoore.info 
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    Everything Stu's up to:


    This podcast is @ComComPod on twitter and instagram
    www.comedianscomedian.com


    Stu’s “Virtual Office Party” is now available as the perfect solution to remote-working office parties, sales conferences, motivational and wellbeing events.


    “It was an absolutely hysterical and wonderful evening, for both those partaking and everyone watching online!”
    - Maria Kuzak (Fundraising Manager at CALM)


    The games and interactive element were hilarious and extremely well executed! 10/10 from us, you created a real buzz in our business, thank you." 
    - Ben Gott, (SVP at Merkle)


    For more info on how this unique concept can bring your staff together while working apart, go to www.stuartgoldsmith.co.uk


    Stu also offers remote talks to business on what the distilled wisdom of over 350 comics can teach you about resilience, especially in times of pandemic.


    “The most inspiring talk I’ve had in years!” (LEGO staff member)


    Find out more at www.stuartgoldsmith.co.uk
     
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    370 - Stuart Laws

    370 - Stuart Laws

    Is Stuart Laws an absurdist rambler who froths up a load of increasingly hilarious nonsense whilst honking in a gilet? Or is he an astute and quite private man who started a production company when he was 18, and went on to produce his own sitcom Grave new World (Amazon Prime) as well as directing James Acaster’s “Repertoire” (Netflix) and countless other standup specials? It’d be great if the answer was “neither” wouldn’t it? But it’s clearly both.




    We talk about “The Prestige” as it pertains to stand-up shows; what it means to be both producer and director of one’s own work; and what makes other comics attractive assets to his company Turtle Canyon. We also cover openness, privacy and what shocks him about other comedians…




    25 mins of extra content available exclusively to the Insiders Club includes Stuart on the different ways he directs comics, with reference to James Acaster and Joel Dommett; how to direct without imposing; his social media and TikTok sketch strategies, and some insights on the only show ever made about Wario. Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders for this and much more, including the exclusive Insiders Q&As with Nish Kumar, Alfie Brown and your invite to the forthcoming one with Fern Brady!




    Stuart Laws is up to the following things:


    Stuart’s series Grave New World is on Prime Video and Vimeo on Demand, links at www.stuartlaws.com.


    He has two stand up specials on NextUp and his podcast with Matt Winning, Up Your Footfall, is at https://www.podfollow.com/1559039647.


    Everything else is here: https://linktr.ee/stuartlawscomedy






    Everything Stu's up to:




    Stu’s “Virtual Office Party” is now available as the perfect solution to remote-working office parties, sales conferences, motivational and wellbeing events.


    “It was an absolutely hysterical and wonderful evening, for both those partaking and everyone watching online!”


    - Maria Kuzak (Fundraising Manager at CALM)




    "The games and interactive element were hilarious and extremely well executed! 10/10 from us, you created a real buzz in our business, thank you." 


    - Ben Gott (SVP at Merkle)


    For more info on how this unique concept can bring your staff together while working apart, go to www.stuartgoldsmith.co.uk




    Stu also offers remote talks to business on what the distilled wisdom of over 350 comics can teach you about resilience, especially in times of pandemic.


    “The most inspiring talk I’ve had in years!”


    - (LEGO staff member)


    Find out more at www.stuartgoldsmith.co.uk




    This podcast is @ComComPod on twitter and instagram


    www.comedianscomedian.com
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Mhorn50 ,

Piff the magic dragon

This eps is one true gem of all podcasts, TCC normally deals with stand ups. But this one is exceptional. Really needs a part 2.

Treesy23 ,

Comically comic

Got put onto this through the You’re Dead To Me - Asante Empire pod #beaverbums

Absolutely first class, listened to the Robby Collins episode, it’s interesting to hear what the journey is and all that happens prior to the 10 minute set we’ll see; and often take for granted.

Liked, subscribed, shared!

Elisa Di Napoli ,

Amazing podcast!

I just love this podcast. It’s fun, it’s interesting and all the guests bring something unique to each episode. Informative, helpful, a breath of fresh air!

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