8 episodes

Comedy writer and performer, Simon Topping, talks to other funny professionals about how it all started for them; delving a little into their childhood, how they were as kids, plus the breaks they got and the people who helped them along the way, as well as the challenges they faced. Did anyone ever urge them, “Get Yourself a Proper Job?” Let’s find out.

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Comedy writer and performer, Simon Topping, talks to other funny professionals about how it all started for them; delving a little into their childhood, how they were as kids, plus the breaks they got and the people who helped them along the way, as well as the challenges they faced. Did anyone ever urge them, “Get Yourself a Proper Job?” Let’s find out.

    Marisa Carnesky: Episode 8

    Marisa Carnesky: Episode 8

    In this episode, recorded at the end of 2019, I chat to Marisa Carnesky about working class beginnings, her being compelled to be a Show woman from the age of 10 and how hard it can be furrowing out a career when you can't be pigeon holed easily.  We...

    • 51 min
    Michael Fabbri: Episode 7

    Michael Fabbri: Episode 7

    This episode of Get Yourself a Proper Job I talk to Michael Fabbri.  Michael has been a stand up for over 15 years and tours the country as a top club comedian.  Here we talk about being funny at school and the consequences of that, how school shapes...

    • 59 min
    Liz Peters: Episode 6

    Liz Peters: Episode 6

    In this episode I chat to Liz Peters about finding the joy of improv comedy, the brutal feedback we have received as performers.  Also we talk about the "character building" jobs she has done, about no being leading role material and how not getting...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Aidan Goatley: Episode 5

    Aidan Goatley: Episode 5

    In this episode I talk to Aidan Goatley about good gigs, bad gigs and really poor gigs. Aidan talk about a disastrous Cruise Ship performing experience, how he was initially put off stand up by an early knock and how his desire to get back on stage was...

    • 53 min
    Brodi Snook: Episode 4

    Brodi Snook: Episode 4

    In this episode we talk about how Brodi Snook landed into the UK by herself and with no connections and, after thinking she was not even the funniest person in her own family, she worked hard to rise to become a successful gigging comedian and Chortle's...

    • 56 min
    Dan Evans: Episode 3

    Dan Evans: Episode 3

    Dan Evans first appeared on the comedy circuit in 1994, shortly after leaving a promising career as one of East Anglia's leading office menials.Since then he has played clubs and universities throughout the UK and gigged in Holland, Germany, Dubai and...

    • 41 min

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