134 episodes

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.

Psycomedy with Nathan Cassidy Nathan Cassidy, Mike Hanson

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 4 Ratings

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.

    Benji Waterstones

    Benji Waterstones

    In Part Two of our 'Let's talk to the experts' Christmas specials, Nathan talks to Dr Benji Waterstones, a psychiatrist and stand up comedian to talk mental health, psychopathy, comedy and how they're all related.
    Find out more about Benji here
    You can support Pyscomedy or Nathan's other podcast Daily Notes by becoming a Patreon backer.
    Music and production by Mike Hanson for Pod People Productions.
    Cover design by Jaijo and cartoon by Joe Champniss. 

    • 56 min
    Professor Neil Martin

    Professor Neil Martin

    Psycomedy is back for this Christmas special and if you're stuck for a last minute gift idea, why not get a book exploring the psychology of comedy for that comedy loving loved one. Nathan chats to Professor Neil Martin about his book The Psychology of Comedy, trying to find out what makes us laugh and why some are compelled to make jokes for a living.
    Order your copy of Neil's book here
    You can support Pyscomedy or Nathan's other podcast Daily Notes by becoming a Patreon backer.
    Music and production by Mike Hanson for Pod People Productions.
    Cover design by Jaijo and cartoon by Joe Champniss. 

    • 51 min
    Katharyn Henson and Richard Todd

    Katharyn Henson and Richard Todd

    Last month Scott Capurro and Alice Fraser talked about being remarkably prolific during lockdown, but this month Nathan speaks to two comedians, Richard Todd and Katharyn Henson, who for different reasons produced almost no new comedy at all this past year.

    • 53 min
    Scott Capurro and Alice Fraser

    Scott Capurro and Alice Fraser

    It's been a year since Covid closed down live comedy around the world, so Nathan catches up with two comedians, Scott Capurro in the US and Alice Fraser in Australia, both of whom are hitting the stage again but also kept remarkably busy this past year. What drove them to keep creative and what's next now that 'normal' life is around the corner?

    • 47 min
    Happy Highlights 2!

    Happy Highlights 2!

    We may be able to see the light but we're still in the No Live Comedy tunnel, so this month we put a smile on your face with more Happy Highlights from our very funny guests like Simon Day, Trevor and Simon, Elf Lyons, Kim Noble, Kate Barron, and Helen Bauer.

    • 31 min
    The Global Elite!

    The Global Elite!

    We've charted in Mongolia. We've charted in Indonesia. And for one sweet moment we were number one in Argentina. So Psycomedy celebrates its world domination by featuring highlights with our international guests like Brendon Burns, Ari Eldjarn, Anuvab Pal, Brodi Snook, Francesco de Carlo, Luca Cupani, Conrad Koch, and Schalke Bezuidenhout.

    • 32 min

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