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Swaggering and slick yet positive and passionate, Imran Yusuf talks fast and funny, and dances around accusations of arrogance.  The first free fringe act to be nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Festival, appearing shortly afterwards on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, it looked as if the world was at his feet.  But he is the first to admit he didn't capitalise on his success, and now takes a forensic approach to the business decisions and alliances he regrets. We talk about how his previous job in the video-games industry affects his quality control; uncover the dynamic between his work ethic and an "internal unworthiness", and discover his voracious attitude to personal development...

www.imranyusuf.com

@ImranYusuf

Enjoy all extras from shows past and present with access to the private Insiders Club podcast, alongside a host of other strands and projects, including the chance to interview Stu yourself, and take part in a group critical analysis of newer acts from all over the world: www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders
 
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267 - Elf Lyons

Elf Lyons is a comic phenomenon; a sexy clown with weaponised vulnerability, who loves tackling impossible theatrical challenges. Recorded before some complex health issues took her out of action, this conversation goes into depth on Elf's process, including how dealing with a horrible experience via bouffon clown allowed her to access a funnier self. We discuss what a rare bird is the audience, what parental pressure means to her, why you can't force meaning, and how to style out your weirdness.

@Elf_Lyons

https://www.theelflyons.com/

 
Enjoy all extras from shows past and present with access to the private Insiders Club podcast, alongside a host of other strands and projects, including the chance to interview Stu yourself, and take part in a group critical analysis of newer acts from all over the world: www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders
 
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Future Girl

A quick introduction to my beautiful daughter...

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Crowned "Funniest Person In The World" at the Hollywood Laugh Factory, Finnish Ismo is often described as a Scandinavian Mitch Hedberg.  We discuss his intertwined logic and absurdity, learn how his fascination with jokes annoys even other comics, and analyse "Are you happy?" as a trick question...
 
Extra material for members of the Insiders Club includes Ismo on the perfect joke, what not to assume of your audience, and an example of a joke in Finnish translated into English, all on the private podcast at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders
 
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Mark Thomas is familiar to fans of British comedy as the innovative leftie agitator whose "Comedy Product" show entrapped arms dealers, torturers and Tories to hilarious effect, and at genuine risk to his safety and liberty. He survived being placed on the Domestic Extremist watch-list, and has transformed into a masterful theatre-maker; no less angry but producing richer and more nuanced work.  We discuss the dynamic between selflessness and control, learn the influence of critical friendships on his creative process, and find out what all of it has cost him...
 
 
Exclusive extra material available to podcast supporters at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders includes Mark waxing lyrical on stand-up as an essentially Thatcherite form, his detective work behind the scenes on the NHS, his biggest failure, and which act he once accidentally impersonated at a Jongleurs gig...
 
Enjoy all extras from shows past and present with access to the private Insiders Club podcast, alongside a host of other strands and projects, including the chance to interview Stu yourself, and take part in a group critical analysis of newer acts from all over the world!
 
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Championed as a Hollywood icon of the Slacker generation, Janeane Garofalo is a brilliant and fascinating stand-up, with the structure-free style you'd expect from someone who read from notes on her first HBO special. She's candid about crying daily within the TV "sausage factory" of crime drama which draws in former film stars, and lets loose on the makers of 24 and Criminal Minds. She also talks about her activism, how her parents "raised a quitter", and turns out to be surprisingly well-informed on British comedy...

Extra material for members of the Insiders Club includes Janeane on the competition between reviewers to be as critical as possible, how it felt to be actively passed on by Netflix, the trials of selling shows when you eschew social media, and a secret message left to Stu when he went for a wee and left the recorder running...

All available when you join the Insiders Club for £2 per month or whatever you think is fair at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders

 

Stu’s 2019 tour of “End Of” has just gone on sale!

“A comedy masterclass… Endlessly inventive” (The List)

Tickets for the first half of the tour at these links:

07/10/2018 Aberystwyth Comedy Festival – The Coliseum

22/02/2019 Maidenhead – Norden Farm

01/03/2019 Falmouth – The Poly

29/03/2019 Crawley -The Hawth

05/04/2019 Reading – South Street Arts

17/04/2019 Oxford Old Fire Station

19/04/2019 Bromsgrove – The Artix

27/04/2019 Plymouth Barbican

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A comedy firebrand who channels his anger into punchy stories with great characterisation, Garrett Millerick had a breakthrough Edinburgh fringe this year with “Sunflower”, a show that was meaningful despite his efforts to the contrary.  We talk about dealing with very difficult emotional material; which one day of his life is completely off-limits; and getting the sensation that Something Might Be Happening…

@MillerickComedy

www.garrettmillerick.com

 

Stu’s 2019 tour of “End Of” has just gone on sale!

“A comedy masterclass… Endlessly inventive” (The List)

Tickets for the first half of the tour at these links:

07/10/2018 Aberystwyth Comedy Festival – The Coliseum

22/02/2019 Maidenhead – Norden Farm

01/03/2019 Falmouth – The Poly

29/03/2019 Crawley -The Hawth

05/04/2019 Reading – South Street Arts

17/04/2019 Oxford Old Fire Station

19/04/2019 Bromsgrove – The Artix

27/04/2019 Plymouth Barbican

Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders to support the show with £2 per month or more, and get access to a treasure trove of secret podcast extra material and special projects, including the chance to interview Stu on the subject of your choice, or give community feedback to clips from up and coming comedians.    

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A purveyor of rigorously intellectual stand-up, searing personal material, and diamond-hard puns, Alice Fraser joins the ComComPod community for a live special episode - moments after the entire audience had enjoyed her superb show "Ethos". Covering bullying, Buddhism and artificial intelligence, can Stu crack this immensely self-assured nut?
 
Follow Alice on Twitter @Aliterative
 
Download "Trilogy" and find out about Tea With Alice, The Bugle, and Alice's other podcast and comedy work here: www.alicecomedyfraser.com/teacast/
 
Thanks to Ben Moorhouse for the loan of beautiful Audrey the Vintage Mobile Cinema - more info here www.vintagemobilecinema.co.uk
 
Sign up for all the extras at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders
 
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Responsible for the best reviewed comedy show at Edfringe 2018, Alex Edelman is an irrepressibly funny comic, with a grasp of joke structure and narrative arc that is both innate and studied.  We cover his Modern Orthodox Jewish upbringing, and as well as identifying a "a confessional arms race" in modern comedy, he reveals a desperate need to be accepted by his peers.  But is he really "solicitous and pandering"?
 
Extra content for this episode includes Alex's hypothetical "formula" for an award-winning first hour, and why although prescriptive it isn't actually that formulaic. We also get to hear him review himself honestly...  Sign up for all the extras at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders
 
Find out more about Alex at 
 
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Best know nowadays as Chief Commissioner Cameron Miekelson
from BBC Scotland's "Scot Squad", Jack Docherty first came to comedy in 1980 with his sketch group "The Bodgers" arrival at the Edinburgh Fringe.
 
We explore how the Fringe has changed, trace his career via the Channel Four sketch show "Absolutely", and resulting spin-off "Mr Don & Mr George", and discover his frustrations on hosting the chatshow that was a Channel 5 flagship.  We also unpack which absurdist elements of Jack's improvisation are too much for TV...
 
 
Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders to support the show with £2 per month or more, and get access to a treasure trove of secret podcast extra material and special projects, including the chance to interview Stu on the subject of your choice, or give community feedback to clips from up and coming comedians.  
 
Last chance to see "The Comedian's Comedian" podcast LIVE with special guests "No Such Thing As A Fish" (the QI Elves podcast) at London Podfest, 9.30pm this Sunday 16th Sept 2018!
 
 
#LondonPodFest
 
Thanks again to The Place Hotel on York Place in Edinburgh

 

 

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