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

The Comedian's Comedian Podcast Stuart Goldsmith

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

    323 - John Kearns

    323 - John Kearns

    The only comic ever to have consecutively won Best Newcomer and Best Show at the Edinburgh Fringe, John Kearns is a master at finding pathos in the prosaic, combining clowning and standup in a way that makes absolutely no sense written down. With influences from Jacques Tati to Neil Hamburger, we explore his sense of place within himself, overreaching in his writing, and ambition in his career...


    Thirty minutes of extra content available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club includes John's brilliant technique for underpinning all his material with genuine pathos, and delves into writing for Harry Hill, meeting Chris Morris, and how the spotlight can burn...


    @johnsfurcoat 


    Get tickets for Stu's tour:


    04/12/19
    Aldershot – The West End Centre
    25/01/20
    Corsham – The Pound Arts Centre
    01/02/20
    Newcastle Stand (early show – 5pm)
    02/02/20
    Glasgow – The Stand
    07/02/20
    Farnham Maltings
    11/02/20
    York – The Basement
    12/02/20
    Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club
    28/02/20
    Cambridge Junction


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Conan Debrief

    Conan Debrief

    A semi-forensic vivisection of my Conan appearance and LA junket; a small reward for those of you inclined to learn more about the experience... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 31 min
    322 - Tom Basden

    322 - Tom Basden

    Returning to stand-up this month with a run at Soho Theatre, after many years working on other projects including his sitcom Plebs, Tom Basden is inventive and prolific, also handsome. We talk about the parallels between the superb musical comedy that won him Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh fringe and his new stand-up, discover Tom's English middle-class-ness and why he's very suited to telling some "guys" to "calm down", and explore whether his work ethic is pathological...


    Extras exclusively available to the Insiders Club include some really specific insight into the structuring and writing of Tom's sitcom "Plebs", and the dangers of mining real life events for comedy, and Stu railing at the injustice of how the TV sketch show "Cowards" didn't become better known. Join the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders




    Find details and tickets for Tom's imminent Soho Theatre run:


    13/01/20
    14/01/20
    15/01/20
    16/01/20
    17/01/20
    18/01/20


    tombasden.com


    Get tickets for Stu's tour:


    04/12/19
    Aldershot – The West End Centre
    25/01/20
    Corsham – The Pound Arts Centre
    01/02/20
    Newcastle Stand (early show – 5pm)
    02/02/20
    Glasgow – The Stand
    07/02/20
    Farnham Maltings
    11/02/20
    York – The Basement
    12/02/20
    Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club
    28/02/20
    Cambridge Junction


    www.comedianscomedian.com | @Comcompod For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 53 min
    321 Santa Claus (and Herbie Treehead)

    321 Santa Claus (and Herbie Treehead)

    In this Christmas Special, we speak to the actual Santa Claus, via his little helper and confidant, consummate clown Herbie Treehead. Herbie is a phenomenal street-performer, known around the world for his joyful daftness, silly songs and funny bones.


    We talk about what his first Santa season means to him, and discover an enormously rich and respectful seam of kindness and good cheer. We also dive into Herbie's origins as a performer and his maverick work within vaudeville troupe Slightly Fat Features; learn how to steal a lorry; and reflect on the nature and cost of real performative risk...


    www.herbietreehead.info
    www.slightlyfatfeatures.com


    Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders


    Get tickets for Stu's tour:


    25/01/20
    Corsham – The Pound Arts Centre
    01/02/20
    Newcastle Stand (early show – 5pm)
    02/02/20
    Glasgow – The Stand
    07/02/20
    Farnham Maltings
    11/02/20
    York – The Basement
    12/02/20
    Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club
    28/02/20
    Cambridge Junction


    www.comedianscomedian.com | @Comcompod


    Happy Christmas one and all. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 39 min
    320 - Flo & Joan

    320 - Flo & Joan

    Flo and Joan are a uniquely funny musical duo, with deadpan front-cloth patter rooted in their actual siblinghood. We talk about going from open mics to a special on Amazon Prime in just four years, get the inside story on their recent gig at the Royal Variety Performance, and learn why going viral makes you turn your phone off. We also discover what they learnt from the Canadian improv scene that underpins the whole shebang, and find out why shaking an egg is harder than it looks...


    Thirty minutes of extras exclusive to the Insiders Club include a directorial tip that helped them trend on twitter on their first opening weekend; the backstage story on the Nationwide telly adverts that blew up and resulted in death threats; a look at the devilishly cunning improv-style narrative structure that forms the backbone of their special; plus the girls' analysis of each other's strengths and weaknesses!
    And some burps.


    Join up today at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders


    Tour info at floandjoan.com
    Soho Theatre run starts 13th Jan
    TW: @floandjoan | IG: @floandjoan


    Get tickets for Stu's tour:


    25/01/20
    Corsham – The Pound Arts Centre
    01/02/20
    Newcastle Stand (early show – 5pm)
    02/02/20
    Glasgow – The Stand
    07/02/20
    Farnham Maltings
    11/02/20
    York – The Basement
    12/02/20
    Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club
    28/02/20
    Cambridge Junction


    www.comedianscomedian.com | @Comcompod For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 24 min
    319 - Tim Renkow

    319 - Tim Renkow

    Star of his own sitcom "Jerk" (BBC) and a gleefully discomforting stand-up, Tim Renkow makes his point with devastating wit. We talk about how people's exploitation of Tim's physical vulnerability has shaped his outlook and work, learn how his dispassion towards his audience's reaction makes him a stronger comic, and find out why he would rather be alone in a wood with a shotgun.


    Content warning: strong language and discussion of sexual abuse.


    Members of the Insiders Club can enjoy 20 mins of extra content with Tim giving us his analysis of the four types of Edinburgh fringe shows, precisely why he doesn't like award-winning shows, and what great idea he only tried saying on stage once...


    All of that, plus all the extras from every show which has them, exclusively available to members of the Insiders Club. Join today at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders




    FB: TimRenkowcomedy | TW: @TimRenkowComedy


    Get tickets for Stu's tour:


    25/01/20
    Corsham – The Pound Arts Centre
    01/02/20
    Newcastle Stand (early show – 5pm)
    02/02/20
    Glasgow – The Stand
    07/02/20
    Farnham Maltings
    11/02/20
    York – The Basement
    12/02/20
    Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club
    28/02/20
    Cambridge Junction


    www.comedianscomedian.com | @Comcompod


    *NEW* Check out Stu's new corporate resilience training monolith at www.comedyinsights.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 16 min

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