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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31 - Heath “Chopper” Franklin

March 5th, 2013

Episode 34 of 211 episodes

Heath Franklin performs stand-up as his alter-ego “Chopper”, a caricature of Australia’s infamous career criminal and self-promoter. We explore the careful path Heath treads to avoid encouraging fans of the real thing, and instead make the character a victim of his own rage. We also uncover the challenges faced by a talented comic phasing out a successful character, in the search for richer pickings from his own identity…