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Anna Mann. Actress, singer, welder (got to have a back up). Siren of the stage and screen. Hear her discuss the intensely brave, visceral and real art of Acting with some of the greatest practitioners of the greatest of all crafts.


The creation of acclaimed Character comedian Colin Hoult (Derek, Life's Too Short, Murder in Successville) Anna is joined by some of the best comics and actors in the guise of some truly bizarre guests.

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Anna Mann. Actress, singer, welder (got to have a back up). Siren of the stage and screen. Hear her discuss the intensely brave, visceral and real art of Acting with some of the greatest practitioners of the greatest of all crafts.


The creation of acclaimed Character comedian Colin Hoult (Derek, Life's Too Short, Murder in Successville) Anna is joined by some of the best comics and actors in the guise of some truly bizarre guests.

    Did a Mayor Ride an Elephant?

    Did a Mayor Ride an Elephant?

    Anna Mann is back with another bloody podcast. Its very off the cuff and really quite stupid. At one point she remembers her mother's conviction that a mayor once rode a mechanical elephant around Nottingham. Was it true?! Also ANDY PARKER tells a very disgusting story.
     
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    • 25 min
    Why Orangutans Are Just Awful

    Why Orangutans Are Just Awful

    Anna Mann goes back through the mists of time to her one woman mission to save the orangutans, where she suffered terribly and ultimately decide they're actually awful. I think she may have crossed a line here and there's now going back. Plus she reminisces on the time she thought she'd married Charles Dance but hadn't.
     
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    • 18 min
    Rattle, Fart

    Rattle, Fart

    A very angry pod from Anna this week as she bewails having to homeschool her granddaughter AND Sue Clinch. She also explains her attitude towards farting and her brief appearance in Rocky.

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    • 29 min
    New Year - New Fear - Hello Dear!

    New Year - New Fear - Hello Dear!

    Anna Mann, greatest actress of any bloody age is back to help you through the latest lockdown. We will beat this virus with the most powerful force known to man - Theatre. And anecdotes. And rude jokes.

    In her first pod of the new year Anna discusses a recent difficult experience of having to get a hard stool out of Sue Clinch. Its graphic, visceral, real and incredibly brave.

    This was filmed on her bed, pretty drunk but we all think it may be her best.
     
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    • 17 min
    Remembering the Parties

    Remembering the Parties

    Anna Mann, that Actress, recalls a time that seems so long ago now when we could dance and fart at each other's houses. She also talks for too long about Most Haunted and John Smell's unfortunate todger cage.

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    Hire Anna for private zoom parties for Christmas, birthdays or jazzercise by emailing colinhoultcomedy@gmail.com, for big bucks corporate gigs email fgreenfield@unitedagents.co.uk
     
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    • 33 min
    On Free Speech

    On Free Speech

    Anna Mann - you must know who she is by now - delivers her latest fine fine ramble all about her life, her memories and her slowly withering career in acting / Acton.

    Topics covered:

    'The Space Docking Killer'
    Her old double act Cream of Mann
    HBC's living room
    Learning lines / line with Sue Clinch
    Space Docking

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Mitchley13 ,

Visceral and real - Keeps Getting Better

This podcast was always always great but somehow it consistently gets better! Really loving the new character, Marjory, and the mid-episode skits.

Andrea DeMar ,

Anna is everything!

My discovery of Anna Mann has improved my life better in countless ways. Hilarious, brilliant, kind hearted ( just don’t try to take her role in a play). Do yourself A favor and subscribe now. Then join our fan group on Facebook called I AM ANNA MANN to revel in all things Anna.

Artemis Buffington ,

You must listen to this podcast. You must!

I just adore that witty actress, raconteur, podcaster, and welder Anna Mann. I do! Did you know she was once half of ZZ Top? She was! She’s done everything—big screen, small screen, very small screen. She’s played Desdemona, for Christ’s sake. She has! Why, I haven’t known such a polymath since my dear, dear Uncle Oswald.

I’m sure you recall that 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of Uncle Oswald’s tragic passing. It was an untimely death what with the funeral scheduled during my annual Cap Ferrat sojourn avec my (chronically bloated) childhood friend, Eugenia. I graciously rescheduled our trip for the following week. Family first.

Uncle Oswald was absolutely beloved by those of us who matter. Bawdy raconteur, absinthe connoisseur, occult expert, Bilderberg Group co-founder, scarab collector, personal hygiene device inventor, and celebrated cunninlinguist: He was a Renaissance man through and through. He was!

Well, Bippy and I conducted a seance at Casa Effluvia but we never—EVER—learned the true cause of Uncle Oswald’s death. The coroner's report read asphyxiation by ascot but who ascots in South Florida in October when it’s still hot as Hades out? Who? Who? No one: That’s who.

Slim (who was bedding Papa at the time) told CZ that the word in Havana was that Uncle Oswald had expired from a snort of Sudanese blister beetle, a dare he accepted during a cognac-fueled round of Spin the Bottle of Louis XIII with a splinter group of Palm Beach Coconuts. Well CZ told Marella who told Gloria who told Babe who told Tru and that little runt wrote about the incident in that dreadful La Côte Basque 1965. I don’t tolerate gossip and I won’t: He deserved everything he had coming to him. He did!

I recall the day of Uncle Oswald’s death as though it were yesterday. I was sunning at the Everglades Club pool with that trout-eyed Auchincloss clan; Bippy *claims* to have been luncheoning at The Breakers, but we ALL know that Rudolf was touring The Americas with the Grand Ballet de Marquis de Cuevas at the time—say no more; and much to the dismay of the entire Ta-boo staff—as well as several Worth Avenue passers-by—Mother and a melanotic George Hamilton were carrying-on at the bar like a pair of lovesick, googly-eyed, public-school teenagers, positively bashed on those execrable bloody wallbangers they’d concocted. Tomato juice, Stolichnaya, and Galliano should be mixed under only the most dire of circumstances. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.

Speaking of vodka, all this tripping down memory lane is unsettling my nerves. Nothing a dose of vitamin V won’t cure. Maurice! MAURICE!! Do be a dear and fetch me another gimlet. Are those filberts fresh? You know I cannot abide fusty nuts. And shake another for yourself as well. Merci. Sit here. Not there, Maurice, here. HERE.

Where was I?

Oh yes, dear Uncle Oswald. Why just last week (or was it last month?) Divya read Mother’s cards, which revealed that he’d fallen victim to FOWL PLAY at the hand of a band of nefarious, sneaker-clad guests huddled in a darkened corner of the Leopard Lounge Bar. In touch with the spiritual world Divya may be, but tout le monde knows that sneakers are not allowed in The Chesterfield. Why, that regrettable footwear should not even be allowed on The Island! The world is going to hell in a goddamn Macy’s handbasket. It is!

Polymaths both, I just know Uncle Oswald and Anna Mann would have gotten along swimmingly. But what with him being dead, never the twain shall meet. If only he’d lived long enough to enjoy the starlet’s brilliant and—dare I say—hilarious podcast, I AM ANNA MANN. It would have brightened his days, as it has mine. And Maurice’s.

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