The Comedian's Comedian Podcast

Stuart Goldsmith


For anyone who writes comedy, makes comedy, loves comedy, or just has an interest in comedians and what makes them so annoying.

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Clean-cut to within an inch of his life, spunky Ed Gamble is a deft young comic who attributes his burgeoning success to being in the right place at the right time. We discuss the affect on his persona of the “Peacock & Gamble” double-act, learn how he created comedian Nish Kumar and tremble before his voracious appetite (for tagging jokes)....

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In this quicky micro-pod, Stu talks all soppy like about his recent nuptials. (Also T-shirt pre-sale info and a quick ad for some London previews this weekend he neglected to advertise. At all.)

Since the 1980’s Jo Brand has been synonymous with the best of British comedy, rising to the top of the industry at a time when female comics were outnumbered sixteen to one. We find out whether her grumpiness is an act, applaud her resilience in the face of some of the disgraceful things people have said to her, and discover her feelings about...

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207 - Tom Ballard

June 5th, 2017

Multiple award-botherer Tom is well-read, politically-conscious and adept at turning argument into meaningful comedy. He’s also really aggravatingly young and funny and successful. We discuss his politicisation, his approach to writing and editing, and whether he deliberately left his show-script out on his desk for Stu to see… Catch up with...