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Join comedian and promoter, Marvin McCarthy each Sunday at 8pm UK time as he interviews larger-than-life characters that help comedians live life on their terms.

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Join comedian and promoter, Marvin McCarthy each Sunday at 8pm UK time as he interviews larger-than-life characters that help comedians live life on their terms.

    Running an English speaking comedy club in Brussels

    Running an English speaking comedy club in Brussels

    An interview podcast giving the inside scoop of what happens in comedy scenes across the globe and dedicated to speaking to the mavericks in the comedy world. We speak to Xavier Rossey, a man who has been organising comedy shows in Brussels since 2012. Originally a musician, Xavier knew absolutely nothing about the comedy world, and what started as a one-off gig passing the hat has developed into a compulsory stop for comedians touring in Europe. Here is what he has to say on his experience as a comedy promoter:
    [[02:41]] Rick Diaz and the best comedians to visit Brussels [[10:39]]
    [[11:17]] Why American comedians and Australians comedians do very well [[19:21]]
    [[20:29]] How to get audiences for shows [[22:25]]
    [[25:11]] The genius of great comedians can be problematic and overcoming demons [[31:04]]
    If you would like to know more about Xavier Rossey, you can go on his comedy club and book some tickets, here:http://englishcomedybrussels.com/.

    If you would like to know more on Marvin, you can follow him through his Linktree at https://linktr.ee/theflopmaster. #comedypodcast #standupcomedy #standup #podcast #podcastvideo

    You can follow this podcast on Youtube at https://bit.ly/41LWDAq, Spotify at https://spoti.fi/3oLrmyU and Apple podcasts at https://apple.co/3LEkr3E.

    • 42 min
    Being an American expat in the Swedish comedy scene

    Being an American expat in the Swedish comedy scene

    An interview podcast giving the inside scoop of what happens in comedy scenes across the globe and dedicated to speaking to the mavericks in the comedy world. In todays episode we speak to Jonathan Rollins. He joined the US Air Force, met his future wife and learned about his future home country of Sweden. In 2013 they moved to Sweden for good and he now calls Stockholm his home. He began podcasting in 2014 and stand-up comedy in 2015. He has performed in Sweden, the US and the UK. Here is an overview of what we discussed:
    [[02:25]] Being in the airforce and the simulated stress, how did that prepare him for the world of comedy [[10:02]]
    [[10:54]] talented people with issues [[13:54]]
    [[14:17]] Becoming my own boss and adjusting to Sweeden as an American expat[[18:32]]
    [[18:40]] How to adjust to Sweeden as an American expat [[20:55]]
    [[20:55]] The BS of different countries [[22:23]]
    [[23:34]] Damaging my foot and missing American food [[28:52]]
    [[31:34]] How the Sweedish comedy scene compares with Austin comedy scene [[38:38]
    If you would like to know more on Marvin, you can follow him through his Linktree at https://linktr.ee/theflopmaster. #comedypodcast #standupcomedy #podcast #standup

    You can follow this podcast on Youtube at https://bit.ly/41LWDAq, Spotify at https://spoti.fi/3oLrmyU and Apple podcasts at https://apple.co/3LEkr3E.

    • 46 min
    Getting cancelled as an unknown comedian

    Getting cancelled as an unknown comedian

    An interview podcast giving the inside scoop of what happens in comedy scenes across the globe and dedicated to speaking to the mavericks in the comedy world. In todays episode we speak good friend of Marvin, Adam Riley, a terrific gag merchant who was cancelled from a few comedy clubs in London a few years back, he is making a swift recovery on the circuit and still performing at many of the best comedy clubs in London. Here is an overview of what we discussed:
    [[00:35]] The sexiest ginger in comedy and how he got the perfectly formed behind [[03:19]]
    [[16:32]] How important specificity in comedy [[20:38]]
    [[25:30]] Getting cancelled in London [[29:00]]
    [[32:55]] What great comedians do [[33:30]]

    If you would like to know more about Adam Riley, you can reach him on his Instagram at adamriley5496.

    If you would like to know more on Marvin, you can follow him through his Linktree at https://linktr.ee/theflopmaster. #comedypodcast #standupcomedy #podcat #standup

    You can follow this podcast on Youtube at https://bit.ly/41LWDAq, Spotify at https://spoti.fi/3oLrmyU and Apple podcasts at https://apple.co/3LEkr3E.

    • 35 min
    How to change your life around

    How to change your life around

    An interview podcast giving the inside scoop of what happens in comedy scenes across the globe and dedicated to speaking to the mavericks in the comedy world. In this episode, after a long awaited break, we have former drug addict and convicted criminal Junior atkins talking about how he changed his life around and is now helping others do the same. Here is an overview of what we discussed:
    [[03:48]] Is my life like lock stock and two smoking barrels? [[06:45]]
    [[07:10]] Getting arrested for trying to smuggle drugs [[11:20]]
    [[11:53]] Dropping the soap and bullies in prison [[15:20]]
    [[17:08]] Prison officers smuggling drugs [[21:05]]
    [[22:54]] Boiling oil and £2 hitmen [[25:03]]
    [[26:20]] What is the survival guide for prison and the type of people you get in prisons [[31:30]]
    [[31:35]] How a life of crime and prison taught him a lot about people and survival [[34:31]]
    [[34:36]] Saving peoples lives getting back into drugs, then becoming clean [[37:59]]
    [[38:03]] Changing peoples lives and the key to people who are good at changing peoples lives [[43:22]]
    [[43:28]] People who are bad at this job [[46:53]]
    [[47:00]] Extreme ownership is the key to getting out of addiction [[53:37]]

    If you would like to contact Junior, you can contact him on
    junioratkins1@gmail.com or on Instagram at @junioratkins, or if you would like to know more on Marvin, you can follow him through his Linktree at https://linktr.ee/theflopmaster. #comedypodcast #standupcomedy #podcast #podcasts #podcasting

    You can follow this podcast on Youtube at https://bit.ly/41LWDAq, Spotify at https://spoti.fi/3oLrmyU and Apple podcasts at https://apple.co/3LEkr3E.

    • 53 min
    Former human trafficker and drug dealer now comedian Richard Villa

    Former human trafficker and drug dealer now comedian Richard Villa

    An interview podcast giving the inside scoop of what happens in comedy scenes across the globe and dedicated to speaking to the mavericks in the comedy world. In todays bombastic episode we speak to former human trafficker and drug dealer, Richard Villa, a veteran comedian of 20+ years in the standup comedy business. Here is an overview of what we discussed:
    [[03:08]] Why he never picks on the audience [[06:56]]
    [[07:09]] People getting offended is like going on a theme park ride [[10:43]]
    [[11:05]] Getting cancelled in Mexico [[14:15]]
    [[21:17]] How living a colourful life has given him grit and prepared him for comedy [[26:02]]
    [[25:25]] No one is as nice or as bad as they claim [[26:02]]
    [[26:06]] Its now all about authenticity [[26:32 ]]
    [[26:40]] Don’t punish people for what they say on stage [[27:17]]
    [[31:11]] The big cliques in comedy are a hiding place for mediocrity [[33:20]]
    [[33:26]] Create your own path and fuck what others tell you as they ain't you [[34:34]]
    [[35:01]] How Will Smith completely disrespected the art of standup comedy [[37:43]]
    [[47:12]] Stop making excuses and believe in yourself[[49:10]]
    For more information on Richard Villa, you can reach him on his website at https://www.richardvilla.com/ or you can follow him on social media, where his tagline is richardvcomedy on all main social media platforms.

    If you would like to know more on Marvin, you can follow him through his Linktree at https://linktr.ee/theflopmaster. #comedypodcast #standupcomedy #interviewpodcast #podcastvideo #podcastinterview #podcast

    You can follow this podcast on Youtube at https://bit.ly/41LWDAq, Spotify at https://spoti.fi/3oLrmyU and Apple podcasts at https://apple.co/3LEkr3E.

    • 51 min
    Being a blind comedian

    Being a blind comedian

    An interview podcast giving the inside scoop of what happens in comedy scenes across the globe and dedicated to speaking to the mavericks in the comedy world. In this episode we speak to blind comedian Cubby, he gives us an insight into his experience of Britains got talent and his experience of being a blind comedian on the Scottish comedy circuit. Here is an overview of what we discussed:
    [[06:41]] Going on Britains got talent and the biggest issue with being blind [[12:41]]
    [[17:13]] The worst pricks in comedy [[24:13]]
    [[25:15]] The knock-on effects of being blind [[27:30]]
    [[26:04]] Funny incident of being blind [[27:01]]
    [[32:09]] Mad experience I had at comedy gigs [[34:54 ]]
    If you would like to know more on Cubby, you can reach him on his Twitter at @cubby_david. If you would like to know more about the podcast host Marvin, you can follow him through his Linktree at https://linktr.ee/theflopmaster. #comedypodcast #standupcomedy #scottishcomedy #podcastvideo

    You can follow this podcast on Youtube at https://bit.ly/41LWDAq, Spotify at https://spoti.fi/3oLrmyU and Apple podcasts at https://apple.co/3LEkr3E.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

D Larson 2020 ,

Great show amazing interviews

This is fantastic, never fails to deliver amazing interview with awesome guests.

taigoshea ,

5 stars

An awesome show. I love the passion that goes behind these shows Marvin does a great job of directing the interview to very interesting and engaging places.

Anthony D N ,

Amazing Show

This show is awesome! I love the interviews Marvin, he always has a unique angle to his interview! He is constantly getting better which I truly love. I am lookign forward to seeing marvin sore with the success of this show.

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