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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197 - Phil Wang

February 13th, 2017

Phil Wang is a suave dork, a confident nerd, a feminist creep and a very funny young man. We uncover his childhood being hit with sticks in Malaysia, and track his comedy odyssey via presidency of Cambridge Footlights to “Have I Got News For You?” (BBC). We also talk about the development and shrewd positioning of his sketch outfit “Daphne”, and...

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196 - Rachel Parris

February 7th, 2017

Comedian, singer, musician and key member of improvisational powerhouse “Austentatious”, Rachel Parris revels in undercutting her nice girl image with some tough material. We talk about how audiences listen differently to talking and singing; how to survive the sinking feeling of a tough festival; and her experience spinning a chat with the...

Elis James and John Robins have both appeared on the show before as comics in their own right, but in this live special we focus on the work that goes into their endlessly funny and heartfelt radio and podcast double-act. We explore the hidden language of the show, the dramatic improvement in their standup work, and a factually accurate...

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194 - Brian Regan

January 23rd, 2017

Brian Regan is the undisputed master of the “act-out”, reducing audiences to tears of joy as he inhabits one potent premise after another. We squeezed in half an hour backstage to talk about how he shapes and annotates his “vignettes”, and find out why everyone considers him the nicest man in comedy. Note to UK-based listeners. Even if you don’t...