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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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213 - Simon Munnery

July 17th, 2017

Responsible for some of the funniest and most intelligent one-liners in the world, Simon Munnery has a brain like none other. Rarely will you find another comic so enthralled by serving “the idea”, whether through Kierkegaardian prose or innovative but unreliable technology. Simon reveals his approach to writing epigrammatic jokes, and Stu...

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212 - Orlando Baxter

July 10th, 2017

A bright young thing of the Boston comedy scene, Orlando Baxter conceals a sharp wit beneath a laidback persona. We talk about college gigs, Set-List, and why Americans ostentatiously carry their phones onstage. We also explore his reticence to go deep into his own life experiences, the importance of putting asses in seats, and why YouTubers can...

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211 - Barry Cryer

July 3rd, 2017

For more than 50 years Barry Cryer OBE has been a lynchpin of British comedy. Having written for Morecambe & Wise, Tommy Cooper, The Frost Report and Kenny Everett, he still performs in “I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue” and will be appearing live once again at the year’s Edinburgh Festival. We discuss joke structure, word choice and rapport, and...

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210 - Pippa Evans

June 27th, 2017

In-between appearing in Olivier Award-winning improvised musical “Showstopper!” and co-founding the “radically inclusive global movement” Sunday Assembly, Pippa Evans is a poly-performative stand-up, singer and actress. We talk about what made her character “Loretta Maine” so successful, and some of the inherent drawbacks; and we discuss her...