The Comedian's Comedian Podcast

The Comedian's Comedian Podcast

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May 17, 2024 67 mins

This week we're joined by Lynne Koplitz for another SXSW special! Born in Long Island, New York, but raised up in Sarasota Florida - after earning her stripes at Troy University, Lynne skyrocketed to comedy success, scoring a groundbreaking development deal at Warner Brothers.


From lighting up late-night stages on 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson', co-hosting the radio show Star Talk with legendary astrophysicist Dr. Neil...

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Dai Henwood has been a regular fixture on television screens across New Zealand with the topical comedy panel show ‘7Days’, ‘Have You Been Paying Attention’ and ‘Taskmaster’, as well as hosting ‘Dancing With The Stars’, ‘Family Feud’, and ‘LEGO Masters New Zealand’.


In addition to being across the nation’s TV screens, he’s one of the country’s most accomplished stand-ups, winning countless awards and having international success...

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April 26, 2024 68 mins


Brian Simpson is a stand-up comic hailing from Austin, TX, where this was in fact recorded as part of SXSW!


With a background as a foster child and Marine Corps veteran, Brian brings a rare blend of life experiences to his comedy, offering a refreshingly unique perspective. He's earned a spot on Variety's Top Comics to Watch in 2023 and you might recognise Brian from Comedy Central's Lights Out with David Spade, or his debut...

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April 18, 2024 74 mins

Julia Masli is an award-winning clown from Estonia, now based in London.


Her latest show, “ha ha ha ha ha ha ha” was nominated for Edinburgh's top prize of Best Comedy Show and named number one comedy show of the year by the 'Guardian'. Having now completed a 4-week sold out run of shows at London's Soho Theatre, Julia will embark on a 4 week Off-Broadway transfer to save the USA at Soho Playhouse in New York.


We discuss the ...

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April 5, 2024 75 mins

Martin Urbano is a self-confessed comedy nerd who learned about the world through standup, he became disillusioned with the amount of crappy behaviour on display on the circuit and is largely motivated by revenge!


His impressive catalogue of writing credits includes The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and The Chris Gethard Show while his stand-up has taken him to Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Comedy Central’s Featured, the CW’s Howie Mande...

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March 28, 2024 82 mins

Josh Pugh is a comedic force hailing from the heart of the Midlands. He was nominated for Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2022 for 'Sausage, Egg, Josh Pugh Chips & Beans', showcasing his unique brand of humour that's earned him a devoted following.


His comedic prowess extends beyond the stage, with viral sensations like 'Inventing the four cheese pizza' and 'piss up in a brewery'. Josh is also a talented footballer, represe...

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March 21, 2024 37 mins

Welcome back to the second part of this 450th episode special with Dara Ó Briain who returns after 10 years away from the pod.


He’s best known in the UK for hosting Mock the Week and Stargazing Live as well as a legendary run on Taskmaster!


His latest show “So… Where Were We?”, deals with missing body parts, a TV show he'll never do and an astonishing family revelation. The show was winner of Best Tour at the 2023 Chortle Awa...

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March 15, 2024 54 mins

After 10 years, Dara Ó Briain returns to the show in this 450th episode two part special.


If you need an intro, he’s best known in the UK for hosting Mock the Week and Stargazing Live as well as a legendary run on Taskmaster!


His latest show “So… Where Were We?”, deals with missing body parts, a TV show he'll never do and an astonishing family revelation. The show was winner of Best Tour at the 2023 Chortle Awards and has bee...

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March 8, 2024 78 mins

Janine Harouni, a UK-based Lebanese-American comedian, has been hailed as 'ready for her Netflix special' by The Times. Her debut Edinburgh hour, 'Stand Up with Janine Harouni (Please Remain Seated)', earned her critical acclaim with a nomination for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe and led onto an Amazon Prime special. Her follow-up, 'Man'oushe', premiered at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is now embarking on a world ...

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February 22, 2024 79 mins

Leo Reich is a comedian and writer, with his smash debut, "Literally Who Cares?!", nominated for Best Newcomer at the Dave Comedy Awards and culminated in a sold out show at EartH Hackney, which was filmed as an HBO Special by A24!!


In this episode we discuss launching a debut hour on the cusp of the pandemic, his experience working with the late Adam Brace and what's the next cultural moment to be tackled in stand-up.


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February 9, 2024 92 mins

Tomi Walamies has done over 2,000 gigs in eight different countries, appearing on television in England, Belgium, and Finland.


As well as writing for the top news satires in Finland, his latest show tackles the big topics of religion, politics, racism, and homophobia.


In this episode, we delve into the cultural differences between Finland and the UK, Tomi's analytical approach to stand up (and life!), and we also explore the ...

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February 1, 2024 71 mins

Mawaan Rizwan; comedian, actor and music extraordinaire.


You may know him from his stand-up which led to his hit BBC show, Juice, his viral hits that have been all over the internet and his unforgettable appearance on Taskmaster. In this episode we discuss Mawaan's childhood where failure was not an option, growing up in a world of content creation and can you be mentally healthy and still do comedy



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January 25, 2024 78 mins

Susie McCabe continues to be one of the fastest selling acts at the Glasgow international comedy festival, with multiple Scottish comedy awards under her belt.


In this episode, we discuss Susie's meteoric rise in comedy, what it means to be "emphatically Glaswegian" and embracing the fear of failure.


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In the second part of this special episode, we explore the development journey of James' latest show, Hecklers Welcome, the false idea of a perfect audience and dealing with the inner-crisis of being a comedian.


I also put your questions to James, where we talk all things Ghostbusters, Bo Burnham and *that* Oscars moment.


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He probably needs no introduction if you’re listening to this pod, James Acaster returns again! 


In the first half of this two part special, we discuss embarking around the country with the Off Menu live tour, developing the phenomenally successful format for television, and why that might not be the best thing.


We also delve into James’ self-produced podcast series, Springleaf, what success looks like and the forbid...

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December 15, 2023 75 mins

443 - Harriet Dyer


A whirlwind of wonderfully authentic absurdity, Harriet Dyer is a comic treasure. In this candid conversation, we discuss how she unexpectedly found her true calling, paving the way for “Trigger Warning”, a deeply powerful show rooted in the horrors committed against her and the lack of available help, which she nonetheless navigates with sensitivity, warmth and humour.


We also talk about the addictive natu...

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November 23, 2023 57 mins

I catch up with Iliza Shlesinger, an award-winning comedian, actor, writer, producer, and author with *six* Netflix specials under her belt!


We discuss merging silliness with opinionated social commentary within her new show, Hot Forever, which comes to London next month, the "gauntlet" of working within the showbiz world and performing across the world to people of different political beliefs.


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November 9, 2023 74 mins

There’s drive, and then there’s Sikisa! Interrupting her holiday for this interview, we meet an amazing comic with a superhuman work ethic; working as an immigration lawyer, then filling her life with shows and part time work leaving her 4 hours a night to sleep.

We talk about self-care, how to manage multiple shows a day at the Edinburgh Fringe, why hosting a show is like throwing a party, and why she can still feel like a fai...

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October 26, 2023 79 mins

“Very fulfilled as an unfulfilled comedian”, the hilarious Alistair Barrie isn’t lacking in comedy chops. 

We talk about his forthcoming tour “Woke In Progress”, as well as the clash between the need for approval and a persona that denies needing approval.

We discover his public school upbringing and the abandonment issues that forged his resilience, the experience of being of a generation that resists putting content ...

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October 14, 2023 81 mins

In 1987, Jeff Shaw decided he was going to do comedy for a living. He meant it.


With shades of “The Story Of Anvil”, this interview follows a man who has picked himself up and started again over four decades, each time achieving a version of his dream, and surviving the paradigm shifts that have accompanied his every decade in the US comedy industry.


With tens of thousands of shows under his belt, and still chasing his dream,...

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