Hi, Gary here, a stand up comedian based in Singapore. Welcome to my show! This is the show where I try to figure out my life, by talking to different people such as artist, musicians, stand up comics and others who I find really interesting over candid conversation. With various subjects in mind, hopefully learning how to navigate through life while being funny at the same time.
Not Again Podcast: The Other Show 09 April 2021
This week, I had my 2nd shot of vaccine and I talked about the side effects receiving the 2nd shot. I have met my first racism incident and I have talked about what had happened and how do I feel about it and what after that.
Not Again Podcast: The Other Show 1st April 2021
Holy Molly! The podcast is already 4 years in and I talked about doing it for 4 years and being really grateful. I talked about the race that I have participated with the boxing gym that I have and my experience in that gym. I am surprised that I have with Jimmy Appudurai Chua on the podcast as a guest and how it is a landmark for me to have him as a guest.
Of course at the end, there will be a few announcement that was made for this year.
Episode 156 - Jimmy Appudurai Chua
Hey guys, this week I have an exciting time capsule of an episode with one of Singapore’s Pioneer Blues Musicians, Jimmy Appudurai-Chua. He is the guitarist for many blues band like the Meltones, Motifs and notably Singapore’s first blues band, the Stray Dogs.
In this episode, Jimmy shares his journey as a musician and the bands he has played in prior to the Stray Dogs, he recalls how the band got started and how he was involved and tells me was it was like being infamous for their popular single, ‘Freedom’ that was banned in the country.
He talks about lifestreams, the importance of sound in music and getting a sound man in the band. He explains the music industry and how performing for the different venues in Singapore and how bands find it difficult to find a stage for musicians.
He recalls going to Newcastle, UK and meeting his music heroes, giving up the music and joining the photography scene. He tells me how he was broke in London and how he got a job in a photography factory, he shares his story of being promoted to head of a lab in two years before coming back to Singapore and gaining the confidence to go back to music.
Not Again Podcast Episode 155 - Steven Bones
Hey Guys, how have you been? This week I talk with comedian, Internet content creator Malaysia's Steven Bones.
In this episode, we talk about creating content for the internet and Steven shares his journey and how he got into stand up comedy and subsequently, making viral videos on Youtube. He shares dealing with mental health issues, taking medication and finding creative outlets for himself.
We discuss the difficulties of creating content and becoming viral, the struggles between getting a successful video and maintaining your tastes and standards. We share insight on the identity crisis creators feel and balancing comments and feedback to improve the work.
Steven shares his struggles with sustaining himself and how it led to him becoming a live streamer. He also shares his story about being stateless at a young age in Singapore, suddenly being rejected and forced to live in Malaysia and how that experience made him the person he is today.
Not Again Podcast: The Other Show 19 March 2021
I am late for this update for this week, but this had happened and I have talked about in this episode. Here I am talking about my experience in getting vaccinated and why do I feel uneasy during the vaccination. I hated the test and explained how no one like the Long Thin Thing with the exception of Justin Long. I shared what is going through my mind during the medical test that I dread to take and the final story of how someone came out of the closet during a ride.
Not Again Podcast Episode 154 - Matthew Giffen
Hey guys! We are back from our long hiatus! How have you been?
Today, I'm sharing an exciting and sentimental episode with one of the most influential comedians to have contributed to the Singapore Comedy Scene, Matthew Giffen!
In this episode, we catch up with each other after a long time and compare our pandemic experiences in our two separate countries, the UK and Singapore, how we've both been over the years and the many life changes we've experienced thus far.
He tells me what life has been like since he moved back to the UK, how it was like starting a family and getting a dream job at Disney and his experience restarting his comedy career after moving.
We reminisce our shared times in Singapore doing comedy together and have a wonderful recollection of our dear friend and wonderful comedian and musician, the late Vernon Lewis: Our life with him and what it was like after his sudden passing and the effect he still has on our lives today.
We share inside stories of the comedy scene in Singapore, what it was like in its earlier days, the drama we experienced then and how things have changed. He shares his experience at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival and why he wanted to start a comedy company in Singapore.
Interesting podcast to listen to.