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A masterful architect of the complete shambles, Phil Ellis plays "a permanently nose-diving version of himself" on stage and in his BBC Radio 4 series "Phil Ellis Is Trying". We discuss disaster, dignity and anger in his back catalogue of shows that go wrong, and get the inside story of Phil's Edinburgh Award-winning "Funz and Gamez"; the kids' show that deliberately and hilariously sails over the heads of the children in the audience.  We also learn which disastrous audition left Phil crawling out of the room...
 
Extra material available to the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders includes Phil's candid analysis of exactly how and why the TV adaptation of "Funz and Gamez" went awry...
 
 
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Feb 2nd 4.30pm - Live special with hilarious rubber-limbed melodramatists POLICE COPS @ Vault Festival London! 

 
     
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Incredibly insightful and darkly funny, Laura Davis is a truly gifted artist who holds aspects of herself up to the light and says "you too?"  We discuss the iron resolve that took her from an "extremely shy and extremely loud" girlhood, to performing jokes without victims, inside a duvet cover.  If you've ever thought of jokes as "ideas refracted through a prism of other people's experience", you're going to love this one...
 
*Content Warning*: This episode contains a discussion of suicidal feelings.
 
Extra content available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club include:
  • Some tips on wielding status for naturally shy comedians
  • A defence of the right of artists to make shitty work
  • A reflection on an early piece of Laura's work in which she deliberately entrapped the audience in an abusive relationship...
 
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Book now for LIVE ComComPods:

Feb 2nd 4.30pmLive special with hilarious rubber-limbed melodramatists POLICE COPS @ Vault Festival London! 

 
 
Don't miss out! you only have until 31st December to pre-order the insanely good new ComCom T-shirt designed by @LiseRichardson at www.comedianscomedian.com/merch        

Stu’s 2019 tour of “End Of” is on sale now! 

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

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

22/02/2019 Maidenhead – Norden Farm

01/03/2019 Falmouth – The Poly

13/03/2019 Salisbury Art Centre

20/03/2019 Cheltenham Playhouse

29/03/2019 Crawley -The Hawth

05/04/2019 Reading – South Street Arts

12/04/2019 Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre

17/04/2019 Oxford Old Fire Station

19/04/2019 Bromsgrove – The Artix

27/04/2019 Plymouth Barbican

9-11/05/2019 Soho Theatre, London

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Creator of The Dark Room, one of the most exciting, imaginative, maddening and hilariously cruel live experiences Stu has ever been a part of, John Robertson is also a stand-up, tending towards lunatic clown.  We talk about weaponising outsider status to survive school, and the dynamic between outlandish persona and the "over-indulged child" within.  But how to you nurture joy when you get paid to scream abuse at people?
 
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  
 
The Dark Room game is now at www.thedarkroomgame.com - available on Steam for PC and Mac. 
 
John's website is www.thejohnrobertson.com
 
And you can find him on Twitter @Robbotron
 
 
Don't miss out! you only have until 31st December to pre-order the insanely good new ComCom T-shirt designed by @LiseRichardson at www.comedianscomedian.com/merch   

 
 
 
And don't forget to join the Comcom Facebook group, which you can do here.
 
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Unfailingly bright and bubbly, Laura Lexx has recently shifted into higher gear, with a breakthrough fringe show about an ongoing mental health struggle. We learn how her director Jessica Fostekew pushed her to be more vulnerable than her club comic instincts would ordinarily allow, discuss bailing at competition finals, and consider melting down the fat to get to the muscle...
 
Extras available for donors on the private podcast at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders include Laura on changes in her mindset that helped her improve; the differences between what audiences and industry are looking for in a festival show; reflections on other useful painful experiences, and a warning for people considering a certain student comedy competition...
 
The show Laura was doing at the Edinburgh festival was "Trying" and you can see it at The Soho Theatre in London from 20-23 February 2019 - https://sohotheatre.com/shows/laura-lexx-trying/
 
Catch Laura on the BBC's Live at the Apollo Christmas Special on 20th December!
 
Details of all Laura's gigs and to keep up with everything she does via a newsletter are at www.lauralexx.co.uk, and she's on twitter @LauraLexx 
 
 
Pre-order the insanely good new ComCom T-shirt designed by @LiseRichardson at www.comedianscomedian.com/merch   

DON'T MISS OUT! Sign up for the ComComPod Secret Santa comedy-swap... ONLY ONE WEEK TO GOhttps://tinyurl.com/ycwkqyn9 

 
 
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New T-shirts available to pre-order NOW until Dec 31st at www.comedianscomedian.com/merch

Don't miss out! Online orders end on Dec 31st and then surplus will only be available in person after that...

*THEY WILL NOT ARRIVE IN TIME FOR XMAS!*

 

"Bee" design by Lise Richardson

@LiseRichardson

www.liserichardsonart.com

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Q.I. "Elves" Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski, Dan Schreiber and James Harkin join Stu live onstage at the London Podcast Festival to break down the process by which they unearth the world's greatest facts and fancies, and turn them into one of the world's most runaway successful podcasts!  Who's the leader, what's the difference between the two main clowns, and which team player secretly strikes fear into the hearts of the other three?
 
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: http://www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders
 
Get advance info on next year's London Podcast Festival @KingsPlace
 
Follow No Such Thing As A Fish on Twitter @NoSuchThing
 
Buy "The Book Of The Year 2018" here: http://qi.com/shop/fish
 
Get tickets for Stu Goldsmith's stand-up tour at www.comedianscomedian.com/tour
 
Pre-order the insanely good new ComCom T-shirt designed by @LiseRichardson at www.comedianscomedian.com/merch
 
DON'T MISS OUT!
Sign up for the ComComPod Secret Santa comedy-swap by 7th December:
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Peep inside the mind of the "infinity lad" Sean Morley, a mysterious Northerner naked but for his own fragility. We talk about intelligent surrealism, the risk of commodifying weirdness, why he improvised his competition sets, and how to succeed by one's own metrics... 
 
 
Discover occult secrets about Sean's "Glang Show" as well as every past and future bit of extra material by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders  Support the show with your own regular donation to access the private Insiders podcast, and become a hero in the eyes of your grandchildren.
 
DON'T MISS OUT!
Sign up for the ComComPod Secret Santa comedy-swap by 7th December:
 
 
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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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