435 episodes

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

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The Comedian's Comedian Podcast Stuart Goldsmith

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 1.4K Ratings

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

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    406 - Amy Miller

    406 - Amy Miller

    Amy Miller is an explosive club act, wielding real depth and texture as well as her “resting dustbowl face”, to polarise audiences who either love her, or hate her and can’t figure out why.
    We get into the relative merits of US and UK gag rate; employing and avoiding comedy tropes about appearance; bullying tall men; how the circuit is changing; and why she’s still being advised by female comics not to talk about her age…
    Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders for ad-free episodes, extra content from every show that has it, and much more - including the exclusive Insiders Q&As with Nish Kumar, Alfie Brown, James Acaster and Fern Brady, plus the incredible “self-help for comedians” special with Amanda Donnet.

    Catch up with Amy Miller:
    TW: @amymiller
    IG: @amymillercomedy
    www.amymillercomedy.com

    Everything Stu's up to:
    This podcast is @ComComPod on Twitter
    Standup clips on IG and TikTok: @stuartgoldsmithcomedy
    Find out everything Stu’s up to at www.stuartgoldsmith.com
    Stu offers remote and in-person talks to business, distilling insights from over 400 comics on cultivating resilience and the ability to bounce back, to all levels from C-suite to team members.
    “There’s perfect and there’s perfect; and that was perfect.” David Cooper, Chief People Officer Circle Health Group
    www.comedianscomedian.com

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    405 - Olaf Falafel

    405 - Olaf Falafel

    The comic creation of comedian and illustrator Derek Chickpeas, “Olaf Falafel” is an absolute combine-harvester of inspirationally daft ideas; hoovering them up and blasting them out across multiple creative outputs.
    We talk about “Olaf Falafel’s Art Club”, “Old MacDonald Heard A Parp”, “One Giant Leek” and plenty of other projects including “The Pearl With The Girl Earring” and a load of other stuff he unsurprisingly doesn’t have time to properly leverage…. We also discuss his penchant for over-delivering; his uniquely brilliant Edinburgh Fringe flyer designs; how to prioritise a million projects; as well as how he manages to stay one of the happiest creatives who’ve ever graced this podcast.
    Over half an hour of extras available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club include an exploration of his copycat-inspiring success on Vine (and the relief he felt at its collapse); further investigation of his effervescent comedy mind; and why he probably won’t illustrate your kids’ book idea…
    Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders for ad-free episodes, extra content from every show that has it, and much more - including the exclusive Insiders Q&As with Nish Kumar, Alfie Brown, James Acaster and Fern Brady, plus the incredible “self-help for comedians” special with Amanda Donnet.

    Catch up with Olaf Falafel:
    http://www.olaffalafel.com/
    TW: @OFalafel
    IG: @olaffalafel
    Tik: @olaffalafel

    Everything Stu's up to:
    This podcast is @ComComPod on Twitter
    www.comedianscomedian.com
    IG and Tik: @stuartgoldsmithcomedy
    Find out everything Stu’s up to at www.stuartgoldsmith.com
    Stu offers remote and in-person talks to business, distilling insights from over 400 comics on cultivating resilience and the ability to bounce back, to all levels from C-suite to team members.
    “There’s perfect and there’s perfect; and that was perfect.” David Cooper, Chief People Officer Circle Health Group

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    404 - Helen Bauer

    404 - Helen Bauer

    CW: Self-harm
    "Basic plus" (because she’s self-aware), brilliant Helen Bauer is probably the most self-actualised comedian and human we’ve had on the show.  Her punchy gags and insightful premises are all imbued with an absolute tsunami of personality, flirting with us one minute and roaring the next. And she even seems to have accepted her longterm depression…
    We talk about her Apollo-conquering debut; how she acutely weaponises elements from her real life that might seem like hindrances; and basing your personality around a scrunchie.

    15 deeply painful minutes of extra content available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club includes a conversation about “cringe”. (I mean honestly, even if you’re an Insider, just skip this bit - there’s nothing for you here), and some lovely stuff about her podcasting co-hosts Rosie Jones and Catherine Bohart.
    Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders for ad-free episodes, extra content from every show that has it, and much more - including the exclusive Insiders Q&As with Nish Kumar, Alfie Brown, James Acaster and Fern Brady, plus the incredible “self-help for comedians” special with Amanda Donnet.

    Catch up with Helen Bauer:
    Helen and Catherine Bohart’s podcast is “Trusty Hogs”, discover it at https://pod.link/1587488188
    www.helenbauer.co.uk
    IG and TW: @helenbabauer

    Everything Stu's up to:
    This podcast is @ComComPod on Twitter
    www.comedianscomedian.com
    Clips of Stu’s standup that prove he is good despite how vulnerable he deliberately makes himself in interviews for YOUR benefit can be found on IG and Tiktok:
    @stuartgoldsmithcomedy
    #cringe
    Find out everything Stu’s up to at www.stuartgoldsmith.com

    Stu offers remote and in-person talks to business, distilling insights from over 400 comics on cultivating resilience and the ability to bounce back, to all levels from C-suite to team members.
    “There’s perfect and there’s perfect; and that was perfect.” David Cooper, Chief People Officer Circle Health Group

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    403 - Bobby Mair

    403 - Bobby Mair

    With his dishevelled appearance and wild energy, you might not be surprised to learn that the wonderfully funny Bobby Mair has had “more therapists than girlfriends”.  We talk about his Canadian comedy work ethic, the trick of making the audience your friend, and find out why bad gigs in the UK are still good.
    We delve into his origins, starting comedy coincidentally during a traumatic and grief-stricken phase in his life; find out what a relief it was after 16 years to write an observational joke that didn’t derive from trauma; and discover why comedy didn’t save Bobby’s life.

    20 mins of extra content available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club includes Bobby on the “Killer Camp” reality show he hosted; some exploration of his mental robustness; and how he went viral as the worst comic in the world…
    Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders for ad-free episodes, extra content from every show that has it, and much more - including the exclusive Insiders Q&As with Nish Kumar, Alfie Brown, James Acaster and Fern Brady, plus the incredible “self-help for comedians” special with Amanda Donnet.

    Catch up with Bobby:
    Bobby and Red Richardson’s podcast is “The Year Is”, discover it at linktre.ee/theyearispod
    Bobby’s“Cockroach” tour continues in Southend, Cardiff, Norwich and concludes in London - get tickets at www.bobbymair.net
    IG: @bobbymaircomedian
    TW: @bobbymair

    Everything Stu's up to:
    This podcast is @ComComPod on Twitter
    Stu recently went viral on Instagram so changed the official podcast account into @StuartGoldsmithComedy
    And he goes by that name on noted spyware site Tiktok, should you dare…
    www.comedianscomedian.com
    Find out everything Stu’s up to at www.stuartgoldsmith.com
    Stu offers remote and in-person talks to business, distilling insights from over 400 comics on cultivating resilience and the ability to bounce back, to all levels from C-suite to team members.
    “There’s perfect and there’s perfect; and that was perfect.” -- David Cooper, Chief People Officer Circle Health Group

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    402 - Daniel Rigby

    402 - Daniel Rigby

    BAFTA-winning, Cumberbatch-beating actor, comic, and now the writer-performer of his screamingly funny new audiobook “Isaac Steele and the Forever Man”, Daniel Rigby is an extraordinary talent. The star of “Eric & Ernie” (BBC), Black Mirror’s “Waldo” episode, and Donald in Will Sharpe’s amazing “Flowers” (CH4), Daniel is dipping his toe back into standup after years away.
    In an episode Stu describes as “absolute ComCom-Bait”, Daniel discusses having no self-esteem despite being good at everything (Stu’s words not his), and how casting directors can smell that he’s an “angry weirdo”. We dig into creativity, dread, anxiety, and why there’s more of him than he intended in his book’s ultra-nihilist protagonist…
    25mins of extras available exclusively to the Insiders Club include Daniel on the immense responsibility he felt when asked as a young comic to portray the legendary Eric Morecambe on screen; manufacturing a middle class “bumble” to disguise his working class background; and trying to focus on the journey of standup rather than the destination.
    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.

    Catch up with Daniel:
    TW: @danielrigby
    Listen free for 30 days with a free trial to Audible and devour “Isaac Steele and the Forever Man” (actually do this, it’s fantastic!):
    www.audible.co.uk/pd/Isaac-Steele-and-the-Forever-Man-Audiobook/B09FQ8NKJ9

    Everything Stu's up to:
    This podcast is @ComComPod on Twitter and Instagram and probably bloody Tiktok as well by the time you read this
    www.comedianscomedian.com
    Find out everything Stu’s up to at www.stuartgoldsmith.com
    Stu offers remote and in-person talks to business, distilling insights from over 400 comics on cultivating resilience and the ability to bounce back, to all levels from C-suite to team members.
    “Stuart was brilliant; he nailed the brief, and the balance of meaningful content and humour was perfect for our audience.” Jo Matkin, CEO Celsus Group

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    401 - Dulcé Sloan (Live at SXSW)

    401 - Dulcé Sloan (Live at SXSW)

    A comedy queen who will not be disrespected, actor and comedian Dulcé Sloan (The Daily Show) joins us at SXSW in Austin Texas, for a blazing and very funny live interview. We cover her natural authority and its relationship to what “every Black person and woman has to learn”; caring about the crowd and why no successful comic ignores the audience; and how one never truly loses one’s vulnerability to abuse.
    25mins of extras available exclusively to the Insiders Club include Dulcé on collaboration with the Daily Show writers, and a fascinating walkthrough of her technique for exploring a subject by trying to make the senseless make sense…
    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.
    Catch up with Dulcé:
    TW/IG: @dulcesloan
    TW: @thedailyshow
    www.dulcesloan.com
    Everything Stu's up to
    This podcast is @ComComPod on Twitter and Instagram
    www.comedianscomedian.com
    Find out everything Stu’s up to at www.stuartgoldsmith.com
    Stu offers remote and in-person talks to business, distilling insights from over 400 comics on cultivating resilience and the ability to bounce back, to all levels from C-suite to team members.
    “Stuart was brilliant; he nailed the brief, and the balance of meaningful content and humour was perfect for our audience.” Jo Matkin, CEO Celsus Group

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    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

14MFF ,

Wonderful !

If you want to get an insight into the workings of a Comedian's mind - or simply just want to laugh - listen to this podcast.
I've just relistened to the episode with guest
Barry Cryer who we've just recently lost.
Stuart keeps the conversation going at a nice pace and asks questions that bring out some really interesting responses from guests.
The time passes too quickly - Always a sign of quality !!
Highly recommended. Give it a go.

richquick ,

Gold dust if you love comedy

And changed my opinion of Jimmy Carr - or at least massive improved it.

Melania Scrump ,

A must for comedy fans

This is basically the equivalent of required reading for those who love comedy. I binged every episode to get up to date once I found it (quite a feat - it’s a hell of a back catalogue) and only one episode really didn’t float my boat (though I still listened as I didn’t want to miss the post-amble). Can’t recommend it enough!

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