The Stand and Deliver Comedy Club is based in Reading above Smoking Billy's Rib House. We bring you featured headliners from the professional circuit bolstered by the finest new and untapped talent. Join comedian and club owner Rhodders as he chats to some of the acts that have played the night or who he has met on his comedy journey.
More info on the comedy club- https://www.facebook.com/standanddelivercomedynight/
Stand and Deliver podcast episode 29 Gavin Webster
In this edition, our guest is Gavin Webster. Gavin is a veteran of the circuit with a loud, sharp and sometimes controversial style. A definite Geordie, Gavin has a superb stage presence.
During the interview Rhodders and Gavin talk about: starting out in a double act, not liking the term "comedian" what is "alternative comedy" and does it still exist?, comparing, Gavin's late-night phone-in show The Comedy Results and travel issues.
We also hear from Rechal and Stuart at Drinkwater comedy in Newcastle.
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Gavin Webster: @Thegavinwebster
The Comedy Results: ComedyResults
Felt Nowt Comedy: feltnowt.co.uk
Giggle Water Comedy: instagram.com/gigglewaternewcastle/
Stand and Deliver podcast episode 28 Rhodders
In this edition, our guest is the founder, promoter, CEO and spiral leader of The Stand and Deliver Comedy Club, Rhodders... Full disclosure, we ran out of things to do so Rhodders had his Girlfriend Jordan interview him! We also hear from Nick Byard who is responsible for one of the best gaffs in podcasting history! (WARNING: a very bad word is used!)
During the interview Rhodders talks about: radio and voice acting, being a comic Vs being a promoter, how to find good acts to book, strangest gig, worst gig, when a fight broke out at a gig, first gig, online comedy during lockdown, what advice would he give past Rhodders? finding your "comic voice" and lots more.
Stand and Deliver podcast episode 27 Dan Collins
On this edition our guest is actor and comic Dan Collins. He is also Rhodders' house mate!
Rhodders Reviews the Felt Nowt Comedy Club's New Year's live stream. Plus, we also talk about the plan to #injectsomefun into queuing for the vaccine!
Dan talks about: His first gig, slipping on a banana skin, writing a set about being mugged, running a gig that went so wrong he was forced to write a letter of apology, working at an escape room, acting at the Fringe, trying to make the most of lockdown and more.
Stand and Deliver podcast episode 26 A Review
It’s been a strange few months in the world of stand-up comedy. Club founder, CEO and spiritual leader Rhodders and his new chief of staff Dan Collins sit down in their living room to bring back the podcast.
They discuss their two recent outdoor shows at the Jolly Anglers. We also hear from veteran comedian and promoter Jonathan Elston.
Featuring live recordings of Marlon Davies, Mark Simmons Sally Firth, Stella Graham and Mr spooky.
Stand and Deliver podcast episode 25 Arna Spek + Iszi Lawrence
A two guest bumper edition of the podcast. With the comedy scene on hold, we catch up with comic, Radio 4 history boffin and author Iszi Lawrence. We find out to see how she is managing to keep active during lockdown.
Our second guest is Arna Spek. Originally from the Netherlands, Arna makes dry, self-deprecating observations about London life and odd British behaviour from the perspective of a confused and bumbling outsider.
Arna talks about: starting out at school review shows in the Netherlands, Studying comedy at Kent University, can comedy be taught?, performing in Dutch to an English speaking audience, forgetting your jokes, working in a museum, getting a harsh review, how comedy is different in the Netherlands, juggling standup and having a child + lots more.
Stand and Deliver podcast episode 24 Steve N Allen
Steve N Allen can be seen on the BAFTA nominated "The Mash Report" on BBC2. As a stand-up Steve has performed in comedy clubs all across the UK and Europe. Steve is also a radio host and can currently heard on BBC Radio Kent.
Rhodders and Steve talk about: meeting at Reading107 FM, how doing his first standup show lead him towards radio, why he decided to give standup anther go, why radio presents always think they are funny, if there are transferable skills between radio to standup, leaning to control the fear that comes with standup, the state of UK local radio, getting out of full-time radio at the right time, Why Steve's 2019 Fringe show "Better Then" was less news related then his previous shows, The Mash Report, if it harder to do satire with today's political climate, being accused of bias, BBC impartiality, how it feels going from 20min sets in a club to 60min shows at the Fringe.
We also hear Rhodders catch up with Josh Massen at the Fringe.
Music by Adam Weikert
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Smashy But also nicey
Absolutely love this Podcast. Rodders has a fantastic interview technique. Reminds me of a radio Dj with less sound effects. Some fantastic guests. Very funny stuff. Getting a behind the scenes look at comedy. I adore when Rodders goes on a random surrealist adventure. Great great stuff
Reading Comedy Fans Take Heed!
This a great podcast and it is also nice to know what comedy is going on in the Berkshire area. Comedy fans particularly those based in Reading should give it a listen!
I liked it!