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  • Back Touring Comedy

    Returning to our show we have Award-winning Irish comic Sean Begley. Sean is currently touring his one hour show, Tragic, around Ireland and found the time to come on the show and have a chat about starting back touring a show, the demands of negotiating rooms when putting on your own show. We also reminise on what it was like gigging back in 2019, fun times! It's a great chat! Chat-tastic even!

  • Facebook Jail

    This episode we have Monaghan based Stand-up Gerard Ryan. Gerard was only early into the start of gigging when lock down shut down all the comedy rooms on the island of Ireland. We discuss what it has been like to have a creative urge to perform while being stuck away from audiences. Also the comedy gold that is created in Ireland when you move to a different county than you are actually from. Also, when recorded, the Dave Chappelle special, The Closer, had just come out. It has led to some animating discussions on the likes of Facebook and what is and isn't acceptable topics for comedy.

  • Return of Live Comedy Gigging

    In this show we are very fortunate to have Dublin based comedian Alex J Byrne. Alex didn't wait around for too long during lockdown before starting his own talk show, Le Chats, on Thursday Nights Alex discusses the challenges of started a remote chat show and also of his return to perfoming comedy, now that the periwinikle world is slowly coming out of its lockdown shell, Yay!

  • Puns and Dad Jokes

    Paul Marsh is a Dublin based Comedian (Though he is from Tipperary, where the Keeshan Clan also hails from). During the early days of the lockdown he set up a page on facebook called "Irish Dad Jokes". It started as a small page to comment on cheesy jokes, but it's membership has grown to over 7,000 and has become a Gladiator school to train the next generation of comedians and writers. Paul discusses the page unusual success, the impact of lockdown and the now reopening of comedy rooms in Ireland, getting back mmatch fit and getting a tour under way. He also talks about being a Fireman.

  • Violence on Stage

    This episode we are delighted to welcome Benjamin Bello. Benjamin recently wrote an article for Chortle describing an aggressive audience member while he was performing on stage. We discuss what it is like to be onstage when something like that happens and what if anything can be done. Benjamin is well known for his character President Obonjo. He descibes what it is like to perform as the character and as himself, he also goes into some detail on his experience when his character was lifted by BBC to create a new TV Show.

  • Comedy Workshops and Courses

    This epsiode we welcome back to the show London based stand-up comedy MC and room runner Alfie Noakes. Dave started his comedy career via a 4 weekend comedy course with a graduation night, and so began a great career! Alfie has run a number of workshops and courses over the years and recounts some of the experiences he has seen and now that lockdown in the UK are lifting is starting to run them again. Alfie runs the We Are Funny Project, which provides comprehensive online courses and 1-to-1 coaching sessions for stand-up comedians at all levels of experience. And content can also be found on their YouTube channel. Alfie was on previously to discuss open mics

  • North/South UK Comedy

    Delighted to welcome to the show, Lu Williams. Lu is a Londoner who now calls Chester in the Noth of England home and it is also where she performs and runs a room or two through CSHQ, which organises rooms in the Machester/Wales area. Lu gives her experiences of how comedy works in the UK and how she finds performing up North instead of her native London. Unlike Ireland, performing rooms have reopened in the UK and people there are making their tentative steps back into the small, intimate rooms where comedy roars! Dave tries to blag a gig, as usual!

  • Unscripted TV

    This episode we have guest, Adam Freeman, President of Creative at Thinkfactory Media, to discuss his experiences producing unscripted TV for MTV. What is unscripted TV, well we get into it! Adam helped produce TV shows including Total Request Live, Mama June: From Not to Hot and Gene Simmons Family Jewels. Adam is also a standup and is venturing out back into the world of live performing ... Indoors!

  • Australian Sketch Comedy

    This episodes we welcome back to the show Mark Williamson. We discuss Australian sketch shows which were responsible for launching the likes of Eric Bana and Kath and Kim Dave and Mark get distracted by Sydney property prices, it just happens!

  • David McWilliams on Humour

    David McWilliams is famous around these parts for economics and trying to invent a new buzz word that is even more successful than “Ghost Estates“. Give it up Dave, in […]