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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.

    London clown festival co-founder Dan Lees

    London clown festival co-founder Dan Lees

    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 clown and co-founder of the London clown festival, Dan Lees. Here is an overview of what we discussed:
    [[05:53]] Being tripped up by the BBC [[08:17 ]]
    [[10:43]] The existence of clown [[12:23]]
    [[16:05]] What makes a good clown show [[19:03]]
    [[20:24]] Directing someones show [[23:22]]
    [[25:39]] The Edinburgh fringe will still give you opportunities [[27:23]]
    [[30:23]] People should do smaller runs at the Edinburgh fringe [[35:34]]
    [[44:47]] How do you play the different gigs you are given [[46:02]]
    [[48:34]] Why clowning is good training [[49:42]]
    [[52:12]] Setting up the London clown festival [[57:43]]
    [[59:30]] How clowns compare with standup [[01:01:06]]
    If you would like to know more on Marvin, you can follow him through his Linktree at https://linktr.ee/theflopmaster. If you would like to know more about Dan Lees, you can find out about him on https://www.danleescomedy.com/ and if you want to learn clown,you can also purchase his course here:https://www.danleescomedy.com/london-clown-workshop. #comedypodcast #clown #standup #podcast #clowns #clowning
    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.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Clown author and performer Jeff Raz

    Clown author and performer Jeff Raz

    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 clown Jeff Raz. Jeff Raz starred in 'Corteo' with Cirque du Soleil for over 500 performances. He was co-founder of the Clown Conservatory in San Fransisco. He has performed and taught in Eskimo villages in the middle of winter. He also founded the Medical Clown Project and repurposed his performing and teaching skills to work with the global communications consulting firm Stand & Deliver.
    Now he has taken these extraordinary clown experiences and written them into three remarkable books: 'The Secret Life of Clowns', launched nationally at the Smithsonian in 2017; 'The Snow Clown' which dropped in September, 2018; and 'Love Death Circus' published during the pandemic in weekly instalments. Here is an overview of what we discussed:
    [[01:25]] Sharing a stage with robin Williams [[04:40]]
    [[05:42]] Needing my headspace as a performer and performing in Corteo [[07:00]]
    [[21:02]]Is copying the sincerest form of flattery in street performing a big thing [[23:52]]
    [[24:05]] How your experiences shape you[[28:44]]
    [[28:44]] Replacing someone in a two person routine [[33:10]]
    [[33:30]] How clowning is different to clowning, juggling and standup [[37:22]]
    [[37:23]] How you need to be connected with the general public as a clown and comedian [[40:46]]

    If you would like to know more on Marvin, you can follow him through his Linktree at https://linktr.ee/theflopmaster. If you would like to know more about Jeff Raz, you can find out about him on secretlifeofclowns.com. #comedypodcast #clown #standup #podcast #clowns #clowning

    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.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Revolutionary clown of the 70s Johnny Melville

    Revolutionary clown of the 70s Johnny Melville

    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 Johnny Melville a revolutionary clown, actor and mime who is part of the group of artists who in the 1970s revolutionised the world of the clown in Europe, alongside names like Jango Edwards and Nola Rae in the historic Friends Roadshow in Amsterdam.
    In recent years he has combined his work as a clown, mime and trainer with that of actor in alternative filmmaking. Here is an overview of what we discussed:



    [[01:49]] Why I call myself an energy sculpture [[03:44]]

    [[06:15]] Getting people to break out of their program [[08:08]]

    [[08:35]] What clowning was like for me in the 70s [[11:54]]

    [[20:48]] Doing a variety show where there was only two performers [[28:55]]

    [[27:08]] Troublesome audience members [[28:55]]

    [[29:01]] What is the clown form of comedy [[29:47]]

    [[32:07]] How to keep someones attention for two hours [[39:45]]

    [[52:39]] How everything in Edinburgh fringe is about comedy [[58:35]]

    [[59:02]] Use your experiences to create great shows [[01:00:30]]





    If you would like to know more on Marvin, you can follow him through his Linktree at https://linktr.ee/theflopmaster. If you would like to know more about Johnny, you can learn from the master himself at the tamala clown course. #comedypodcast #clown #standup #podcast #clowns #clowning



    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.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Being a road comic

    Being a road comic

    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 Veteran road comic, Stewart Huff, a remarkable and amazing comedian with many tales to tell. Here is an overview of what we discussed:
    [[10:07]] The clubs in America now [[14:10]]

    [[14:57]] Every stereotype about different parts of America is worse and better than he thought[[19:35]]

    [[28:26]] Turning people who are against your joke [[30:01]]

    [[30:08]] Turning different crowds around to your way of thinking [[33:05]]

    [[38:55]] Getting bar show people on side [[53:11]]

    [[51:19]] Craziest moment in comedy [[60:44]]

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

    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.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Can standup comedy be taught?

    Can standup comedy be taught?

    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. Viv Gee is a comedian and comedy teacher who has been teaching comedy for 20 years and has performed comedy from L.A to Bangkok. Here is an overview of what we discussed:
    [[01:23]] How she got the name viv gee [[02:11]]
    [[08:58]] Who are the comedians of the world [[15:36]]
    [[15:36]] Theatre schools [[20:18]]

    [[20:18]] Theatre vs standup [[24:04]]

    [[24:13]] More good standup that are good actors than actors being good comedians [[25:56]]

    [[37:01]] Comedians that get good through hard work [[37:36]]

    If you would like to know more about Viv Gee, you can reach her on Instagram at gee_viv, whilst If you would like to know more on Marvin, you can follow him through his Linktree at https://linktr.ee/theflopmaster. #comedypodcast #standupcomedy #standup #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.

    • 48 min
    Being a comedian and comedy promoter in Sheffield

    Being a comedian and comedy promoter in Sheffield

    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 Daniel Inniss, a man who is a comedy promoter and comedian based in Sheffield. Here is an overview of what we discussed:
    [[03:20]] Football rivalries [[05:22]]
    [[07:33]] The Yorkshire scene, difference between London and the north comedy scene [[13:53]]
    [[13:56]] Yorkshire comedy scene beef [[18:43]]
    [[19:08]] Most famous comedians being nice [[24:21]]
    [[24:21]] We have a duty to entertain people and some of the wrong things he has seen at gigs [[29:23]]
    [[29:22]] You need to be a good comedian before you mc and bringer gigs [[34:34]]
    [[36:00]] How to tell stories in a comedy set, where the audience don’t get bored [[37:20]]
    If you would like to know more on Marvin, you can follow him through his Linktree at https://linktr.ee/theflopmaster. #comedypodcast #standupcomedy #standup #podcastvideo #sheffield #yorkshire

    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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