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Radio and TV regular Angela is a prodigious joke-writer with a reputation for sharp material delivered in a world-weary manner. A former mental health professional, who "lost" her twenties to mental health problems she could deftly conceal, we talk about topical and political comedy, and ask whether her punchline density is really driven by insecurity...

Catch up with Angela's latest tour dates at www.angelabarnescomedy.co.uk

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Like a reverse superhero, Elis James is a warm and charismatic story-teller, able to summon a hilarious, tiny-fisted, ranting neurotic from a parallel universe.  We discuss how his persona changes when performing in English or his native Welsh, explore his sumptuous vocabulary, and unpack his superbly anecdotal style.

Extra content from this conversation is available at comedianscomedian.com/extras

See Stu's standup show on tour comedianscomedian.com/tour

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This little freebie has now reached the end of its life on the podcast feed.

Thanks to everyone that downloaded it; over 17,000 of you!

If you'd like to purchase a copy please head to https://comedianscomedian.bandcamp.com/ where you can also find paid copies of some of my other albums, and a free copy of "Break Glass In Case Of Emergency"...

Pappys return to the show after four years to discuss BBC3's Badults, live shows, their future together, and whether they'll ever go back to Edinburgh. Laughter, tears and dickheads in a very festive special episode...

Download the accompanying episode from Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown: https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/flatshare_slamdown/christmas_2016/

See Stu on tour in 2017 www.comedianscomedian.com/tour

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190 - Fern Brady

Fern Brady is a fiercely funny and provocative comic, with an invigorating ability to combine eloquence and bluntness.  A Guardian columnist and accidental spokesperson, she talks here about managing her anger, her frustrated attempts to make friends, and why she's often surprised to hear that she doesn't give a fuck...

 See Stu on tour in 2017 www.comedianscomedian.com/tour

Support the podcast your way at www.comedianscomedian.com/donate

Buy Stu's album "Extra Life" atwww.comedianscomedian.com/shop

 

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Softly spoken and absolutely committed to the truth, Chris Gethard took Edinburgh by storm with a searingly honest and blackly funny show about depression and attempted suicide. We talk about creativity and catharsis, his superb blogs, and whether or not performing is therapy...

See Gethard live www.sohotheatre.com/whats-on/chris-gethard-career-suicide-2017

Catch up with extra material from this conversation at www.comedianscomedian.com/extras

See Stu on tour in 2017 www.comedianscomedian.com/tour

Support the podcast your way at www.comedianscomedian.com/donate

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One of comedy's happiest and most humble men, Andy Askins reduces audiences to tears with his beautifully subtle and innocent-seeming punchlines. We discover the extraordinary backstory to his career, and find out about the decisions behind his whispered powerhouse performance.

See Stu on tour in 2017 www.comedianscomedian.com/tour

Support the podcast your way at www.comedianscomedian.com/donate

Buy Stu's album "Extra Life" at www.comedianscomedian.com/shop

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Carmen Lynch combines deft writing, rhythm and performative poise, to deadly effect. We talk about stopping and re-starting comedy, and how it feels to escape from the day-job a second time. We also explore the beauty in simplicity, how to beat shyness with performance, and her recent spots on Letterman and Conan.

Follow @lynchcarmen or go to www.carmenlynch.com for more info

See Stu on tour in 2017 www.comedianscomedian.com/tour

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Buy Stu's album "Extra Life" at www.comedianscomedian.com/shop 

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A lot has changed since Old Tone's last appearance on the podcast. He's clean, sober and re-launching, but no less of a uniquely hilarious act.

We talk about how he's trying to extract value from everything in his life, and look back on how, like Obelix, he fell into the potion...

This episode is sponsored by www.nextupcomedy.com where you can watch the Tony Law Collection as well as bundles of other diverse comedy you can't find anywhere else! (The episode also conceals a code for a third off subscription for 3 months.)

See Stu on tour in 2017 www.comedianscomedian.com/tour

Support the podcast your way at www.comedianscomedian.com/donate

Buy Stu's album "Extra Life" atwww.comedianscomedian.com/shop

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Jonny Donahoe and Paddy Gervers are political musical comics with real jokes, real music and real politics. Regulars on R4's The Now Show, and creators of iTunes chart-topping "The Farage Song", they discuss the creative dynamic behind their work, and profess a disgusting amount of love and respect for one another.

See Stu on tour in 2017 www.comedianscomedian.com/tour

Support the podcast your way at www.comedianscomedian.com/donate

Buy Stu's album "Extra Life" atwww.comedianscomedian.com/shop

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