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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.

The comedians paradise Marvin McCarthy

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

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.

    Founder of sh*ggers

    Founder of sh*ggers

    We chat Nik Coppin, a veteran comedian of over 20 years, who is the founder of both shaggers. He has performed many solo shows at the Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, New Zealand and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals.
    Whats more, he can be described as a comedy traveller, he has performed in Germany, Spain, Ireland, Hungary, Poland, France, Denmark and Norway. He has also frequented Southeast Asia doing shows in Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong and The Philippines. He is an overview of what we discussed:
    [02:25] How Spiderman influenced me to do comedy
    [10:01] How to avoid making comedy therapy
    [12:26] How the circuit used to be
    [18:48] Why London comedy circuit is sh•t
    [26:24] How I became a comedy teacher what teaching and doing comedy taught me
    [37:30] Adjusting to different comedy scenes
    [46:48] How I set up shaggers
    If you would like to know more about Nik Coppin, you can find out about him and his projects on his website at https://www.nikcoppin.com/ (https://www.nikcoppin.com/) or you can watch his Edinburgh show at https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/nik-coppin-shark (https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/nik-coppin-shark).
    If you enjoyed the episode you can help support the podcast by donating to the Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/thecomediansparadise (https://www.patreon.com/thecomediansparadise) or follow Marvin through his Linktree at https://linktr.ee/theflopmaster?fbclid=IwAR0rA0Ybj-P-sF1jpUdbl22JNpY8stfnZtM0QswrTea3frDvNl3sP0H6V1Q (https://linktr.ee/theflopmaster).

    • 1 hr
    Being a Taiwanese LGBT comedian

    Being a Taiwanese LGBT comedian

    We chat to Kuan-Wen Huang, he is a Taiwanese, gay, happily chubby, an obsessive Teddybear hoarder who escaped from a clichéd Tiger mom. Here is an overview of what we discussed:[07:18] How Kuan moved from Taiwan to the UK
    [12:20] Are accountants boring and whether it affected his comedy?
    [16:10] How he became a comedian
    [22:47] How Asian kids are like trophies
    [45:16] How British people are not honest with themselves, they like to think they are the least racist people , but the truth is it isn't
    [50:00] Double standards within minority groups
    [54:17] What has comedy given him, what is the main purpose of comedy
    [60:00] How to manage your mental health and emotions
    If you would like to know more about Kuan-Wen, you can find out about him and his projects on his Linktree at https://linktr.ee/kuanwenhuang (https://linktr.ee/kuanwenhuang).
    If you enjoyed the episode you can help support the podcast by donating to the Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/thecomediansparadise (https://www.patreon.com/thecomediansparadise) or follow Marvin through his Linktree at https://linktr.ee/theflopmaster?fbclid=IwAR0rA0Ybj-P-sF1jpUdbl22JNpY8stfnZtM0QswrTea3frDvNl3sP0H6V1Q (https://linktr.ee/theflopmaster).

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Being the lovely boys

    Being the lovely boys

    We chat to Joe Kent-Walters and Mikey Bligh-Smith, together they are the unique clown troop, "The Lovely Boys." They want to show off their jumpers, and play with their toys and bring joy to their audience. Expect silly fun and games wherever they go. Here is an overview of what we discussed :[02:48] What lead to the creation of the "Lovely boys."
    [15:23] The migration of changing from musicians to comics
    [16:43] Their reasons for coming to study with Philippe Gaulier
    [20:53] What the Lovely boys overall experience of Philippe Gaulier was like
    [27:10] How the Gaulier experience changed them?
    [33:38] The benefits of being a double act
    [39.20] Who their heroes are
    [43:32] The problem with Edinburgh
    [55:13] Their most shocking experience in comedy
    If you would like to know more about The Lovelyboys, you can reach them on Facebook and Instagram at thelovelyboyscomedy or you can come watch them in Edinburgh here:https://edinburgh.justthetonic.com/event/88:2870/ (https://edinburgh.justthetonic.com/event/88:2870/).
    If you enjoyed the episode you can help support the podcast by donating to the patreon at https://www.patreon.com/thecomediansparadise (https://www.patreon.com/thecomediansparadise) or follow Marvin through his Linktree at https://linktr.ee/theflopmaster?fbclid=IwAR0rA0Ybj-P-sF1jpUdbl22JNpY8stfnZtM0QswrTea3frDvNl3sP0H6V1Q (https://linktr.ee/theflopmaster).

    • 1 hr
    Being a clown and theatre director

    Being a clown and theatre director

    We chat to fellow Gaulier Alumni, Tom Fox, who had the unique name of Tom Fox FBI. He is a theatre practitioner, comedian, clown and director from Peterborough. His work crosses disciplines such as improvisation, comedy, movement and music. He is artistic director of devising theatre company Lamphouse theatre. Here is an overview of what we discussed :
    [01:31]How I came up with the name Tom Fox FBI
    [08:29] What made me a clown and performer
    [13:00] How I started Lamphouse theatre
    [17:19] How I started in Gaulier
    [25:52] My experience of working with different people in Gaulier
    [33:59] What are the challenges of running a theatre company
    [50:35] The problem with the Edinburgh Fringe
    If you would like to know more about Tom Fox, you can follow Lamphouse theatre at https://www.lamphousetheatre.co.uk/, or you can watch Tom at this years Edinburgh Fringe. He is producing his tantalising show, "War of the worlds" (On a Budget) at the Haldane Theatre. Full details are here:https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/war-of-the-worlds-on-a-budget.
    If you enjoyed the episode you can help support the podcast by donating to the patreon at https://www.patreon.com/thecomediansparadise or follow Marvin through his Linktree at https://linktr.ee/theflopmaster?fbclid=IwAR0rA0Ybj-P-sF1jpUdbl22JNpY8stfnZtM0QswrTea3frDvNl3sP0H6V1Q (https://linktr.ee/theflopmaster).

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Being my own boss

    Being my own boss

    We chat to the brilliant, Jeff Leeson, a comedian who started at 14 and is now 37, he is a man who after getting rejected from Yuk Yuks has become a comedian who built his own tours and shows. He is now been dubbed the king of crowd work and is living his comedy journey on his terms,here is what we discussed :
    [10:48] How I adjusted to the owner of Yuk Yuks hating me
    [20:00] How I started touring
    [23:16] The problem with viral comedians and people doing spots they aren't ready for
    [37:05] What is a comedy superpower
    [43:55] My advice for crowd work
    [47:24] How I prepare for my shows
    [57:13]The truth about comedy
    If you would like to know more about Jeff Leeson you can reach him on his website at https://jeffleesoncomedy.com/. If you enjoyed the episode you can , help support the podcast by donating to the patreon at https://www.patreon.com/thecomediansparadise or follow Marvin through his Linktree at https://linktr.ee/theflopmaster?fbclid=IwAR0rA0Ybj-P-sF1jpUdbl22JNpY8stfnZtM0QswrTea3frDvNl3sP0H6V1Q (https://linktr.ee/theflopmaster).

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Being a British and Italian comic

    Being a British and Italian comic

    We chat to the scintillating comedian, Luca Capani, one of my favourite acts on the circuit, a comedian who beat the notorious Comedy store gong show on his first ever comedy gig. He is making waves on both the Italian and UK comedy scene and is an absolute treat for anyone who watches him live. here is what we discussed :
    [06:33] Beating the king gong show at the Comedy store on your first gig
    [20:05] The thing that is annoying about comedy
    [28:25] Dealing with an audience that don’t like you
    [37:54] Mcing different crowds
    [42:03] Best bit of mcing I've seen
    [45:14] What makes the best comedians successful
    [49:09] Stop spending time making excuses for bombing at gigs, instead spend time on how your going to fix it quotes
    [63:32] People need to stop talking about things they know nothing about
    [72:12] Being proud of something you have no control over
    [74:53] What food describes comedy and comedians
    If you would like to know more about Luca Capani, you can reach him on his Linktree at https://linktr.ee/LucaCupani. If you enjoyed the episode you can , help support the podcast by donating to the patreon at https://www.patreon.com/thecomediansparadise or follow Marvin through his Linktree at https://linktr.ee/theflopmaster?fbclid=IwAR0rA0Ybj-P-sF1jpUdbl22JNpY8stfnZtM0QswrTea3frDvNl3sP0H6V1Q (https://linktr.ee/theflopmaster).

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 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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