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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

    • Comedy
    • 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.

    363 - Bethany Black

    363 - Bethany Black

    Bethany Black makes a powerfully funny connection with her fanbase, and has been wielding it to great effect over the course of her heavily-shielded pandemic experience.


    We explore the effect on her work of her concurrent diagnoses with autism, ADHD and agoraphobia, and discuss how her fanbase consists of people just like her, rather than the cool kids she was trying to impress.


    We also cover painting her herself into a corner with stand-up; how some promoters book to their own taste without realising; not being famous enough for The Chase; and what she’s already anticipating tolerating in her sixties…


    No extras for this episode but you can still hit www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders for all the extras from every episode that has them, including the exclusive Insiders Q&A with James Acaster!


    Follow Bethany Black:


    Follow @beffernieblack
    Follow her and subscribe to: http://twitch.tv/beffernieblack
    Buy her stand-up special: http://gofasterstripe.com/unwinnable 
    Tip her through http://ko-fi.com/bethanyblack




    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.virtualofficeparty.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.comedyinsights.com


    This podcast is @ComComPod on twitter and instagram
    www.comedianscomedian.com
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 1 hr 40 min
    362 - Russell Kane

    362 - Russell Kane

    Energetic, elastic and totally committed to being “the toughest kid on the estate” when it comes to his ability to get laughs, Russell Kane has firm ideas about his precise place in the comedy firmament.


    We talk about the creative power of his exceptional on-stage energy; his surprising reaction to Stewart Lee’s material about him; his unerring ability to mind-map a topic and see the central idea immediately; and learn about the hour-long preview which he scripted in just eight words, moments before walking onstage…


    25 minutes of extra content available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club includes Russell’s incredible advice for comics considering performing live standup on YouTube, and thoughts on his possible over-commitment to showing one particular critic who was boss…


    The single confidant who suggested that his experiments with image were driving away his long-term audience…


    Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders for this and much more, including the exclusive Insiders Q&A with James Acaster.


    Follow Russell on:


    @russell_kane
    www.russellkane.co.uk
    And subscribe to his channel on YouTube, home of the “Kane-ing”




    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.virtualofficeparty.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.comedyinsights.com




    This podcast is @ComComPod on twitter and instagram


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

    • 1 hr 10 min
    361 - Tom Neenan

    361 - Tom Neenan

    Head writer for “The Mash Report”, show-runner for “Hello America” on Quibi, and profoundly nice man, Tom Neenan has a practised ease with pulling jokes out of thin air.  He’s also a comcompletist and one of the nicest people in the industry.


    We talk about his entry into the business as a recipient of the BBC writer’s bursary, how a position as staff-writer taught him to be super-productive, and how to mine ambiguity for a punchline.


    30 minutes of extra content available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club includes Tom on learning to make shows more personal; Stu and Tom get self-indulgent riffing on story and the Lubitsch touch with reference to Pixar and the MCU, and Tom shares some of his favourite joke-formats…


    Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders for this and much more, including the exclusive Insiders Q&A with James Acaster.






    Tom Neenan


    Follow @tneenan for his very funny tweets and drawing


    Follow Tom’s Dr Who podcast @Wheezingpod


    We also mentioned some of his favourite instructional YouTubers; these include HBomberguy, Jenny Nicholson, Every Frame a Painting, Lessons From The Screenplay, Folded Ideas, and Lindsey Ellis.


    And here’s a link to the video about The Lubitsch touch Tom mentions in the extras:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxqt7UmN_bQ






    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, Practice Lead, Marketing Solutions EMEA, SVP at Merkle


    For more info on how this unique concept can bring your staff together while working apart, go to www.virtualofficeparty.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.comedyinsights.com






    This podcast is @ComComPod on twitter and instagram


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

    • 1 hr 7 min
    360 - Jordan Brookes

    360 - Jordan Brookes

    Winner and still holder of the 2019 Edinburgh Comedy Award, Jordan Brookes’ marriage of stand-up and clowning is an absolutely extraordinary experience. He deftly walks a tightrope between frankness and insincerity, observing the observers, and mining material from the problem of self-reflection. And if you think that sounds pretentious you’re going to love the rest…


    We talk about calling b******t on emotional manipulation, his slow climb back to normality after a youth inflected with OCD and depression, as well as the seductive narrative of victimhood…. Also seducing your mum.




    35 minutes of extra content available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club includes Jordan on the arduous process of making his hit show “Bleed”, which did something incredibly new at imaginative, at some cost; the cultural race to expose more and more weakness and suffering over which comedy seems to obsess, and his mixed feelings about the award win.


    Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders for this and much more, including the exclusive Insiders Q&A with James Acaster.




    Follow Jordan Brookes:


    On his excellent website, on which you can watch tonnes of clips, plus digitally download "Bleed" and "I've Got Nothing": www.jordanbrookescomedy.com


    On Twitter: @jordbrookes




    Everything Stu's up to:


    Stu’s “Infinite Sofa” chat show is now available as the perfect solution to remote-working office parties, sales conferences, motivational and twellness events.


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


    For more info on how this unique concept can bring your staff together while working apart, go to www.virtualofficeparty.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.comedyinsights.com




    This podcast is @ComComPod on twitter and instagram


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

    • 1 hr 18 min
    359 - Aunty Donna Return!

    359 - Aunty Donna Return!

    Zach, Mark and Broden return to the podcast on one of the last stops of the campaign trail for their new Netflix special “Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House Of Fun”. It’s an extraordinary achievement, as they bring exactly what’s brilliant about their live work to the TV, and it will have you breathless with laughter.


    Purveyors of, in the words of one ComCom fan, “Dubstep Python”, they reveal all about the first edit of the show where no one laughed, choosing authenticity over perfection, why none of the context matters, and how they managed to make a TV show without compromising on anything.


    25 minutes of extra content available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club includes the boys on the polarising ability of their work, which sketch grabs new fans most successfully, their three-take system for improvising on camera, and how much pud is a little bit of pud…


    Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders for this and much more, including the exclusive Insiders Q&A with James Acaster.


    Everything Stu's up to:


    Stu’s “Infinite Sofa” chat show is now available as the perfect solution to remote-working office parties, motivational and team-building events.


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


    For more info on how this unique concept can bring your staff together while working apart, go to www.virtualofficeparty.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.comedyinsights.com


    This podcast is @ComComPod on twitter and instagram
    www.comedianscomedian.com
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    358 - Nigel Ng Returns!

    358 - Nigel Ng Returns!

    There's going viral, and then there's Uncle Roger. His MSG-loving, rice-reviewing, phone-case wearing archetypical Asian uncle character has seen Nigel Ng jump from 20,000 to 2.8M YouTube subscribers during the pandemic. Now he returns after only a few months to talk about what winning the YouTube lottery has taught him. We talk about how he'd prepared the field for explosive growth, and how much of it was luck; how it feels to become a professional YouTuber; how he manages collaboration; what new challenges laid in wait for him; and whether his success would be repeatable in an alternate universe...


    Look back a few months in the archive to hear Nigel’s first appearance on the podcast, and join the Insiders’ Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders to hear 20 mins of extra content from that podcast, as well as all the extras from every episode, and the exclusive 60min Zoom Q&A with James Acaster!


    Find Uncle Roger and Nigel’s own stand-up @mrnigelng on every platform, and on www.youtube.com/mrnigelng


    His podcast “Rice To Meet You” is available at www.ricetomeetyoupod.com




    Everything Stu's up to:


    Stu’s “Infinite Sofa” chat show is now available as the perfect solution to remote-working office parties!


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


    For more info on how this unique concept can bring your staff together while working apart, go to www.virtualofficeparty.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.comedyinsights.com


    This podcast is @ComComPod on twitter and instagram
    www.comedianscomedian.com
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

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.

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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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