What makes a stand up comedian tick? How do they handle heckles and bad gigs? Are they brave or just mal adjusted individuals? And what makes them want to do this impossible job in the first place?
Join Nathan Cassidy, stand up comedian and BA Sci in Psychology – a first from Bristol University – as he delves into the dark recesses of the comedian’s psyche in Psycomedy.
Psycomedy has charted in India, Iceland, Macau, Singapore, Mongolia, France, Ireland, the UK, and was briefly number one in Argentina!
'There are plenty of laddish comedy podcasts out there with blokes laughing a bit too loudly at each other. This, thankfully, isn't one of them. It's thoughtful, sensitive, and also funny! Nathan is a cracking host who listens carefully and only interjects to steer conversation to deeper, more interesting elements of what it takes to be a comic.' BBC Radio.
Kim Noble Part 1
Wanky Self Help slogans, strangers on buses, and trainee therapists online are at the heart of what makes Kim tick in part one of his chat with Nathan.
The Spitting Image star and comedy legend talks about the element of surprise and the demise of TV comedy.
From Footlights to The Comedy Store Players to the Corporate world, Neil has used his Improv skills in a variety of ways in his career. But how does he use those skills to maintain good mental health?
The Fast Show and King Gary star talks about dealing with addiction, the 'golden age of comedy' in the 90s when everyone got a TV show, and the challenges facing comedy post-Covid.
Kate Copstick Part Two
In part two, Nathan presses Kate to accept that working for a charity automatically means 'you care' and asks the question every comedian wants to know from a reviewer: Do you regret anything harsh you ever wrote about someone?
Kate Copstick Part One
She's a giant in the comedy world and her scathing reviews have filled comedians with dread and angst for years. But is she really the 'rancid old bitch' she's portrayed as? Is there a good, caring person behind the poisoned pen?