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  • New York Comedy Scene

    In this episode we welcome to the show New York based stand-up Shaun Eli. Shaun tells us about the New York stand up scene both pre and post covid.  He also discusses writing for Jay Leno opening monologues back in the 90s, perfoming in 5 continents (not 7, yet), the ripeness Netflix specials, auditioning for the first Last Comics Standing, Woke/Cancel Culture and his views on the Simpsons recasting. We also consult with Shaun on his Irish sounding name, at least it is not Declan and you can find him on his website, BrainChampagne.com.

  • Medieval Comedy and Bakhtin’s Carnival Theory

    This episode we go old school, literally. We are joined by comic Mabel Slattery to discuss medieval comedy and Mikhail Bakhtin and his Carnival Theory, we get into some interesting ideas like Humour Theory, Robin Hood, Sumptuary Laws, Secular Lyrics of the XIVth and XVth Centuries, Richard Hill Commonplace Book, Chaucer's Knight Tale and just having a bit of craic!

  • Russian Protests

    After a hiatus WE'RE BACK! In this episode we are delighted to welcome back to the show Russian comic, Denis Nikolin. With pandemic lockdowns and worldwide vaccination drives, it is even crazier in Russia, where there are protest and people being detained over the handling of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Denis discusses how it is getting harder to write comedy when the world decides it wants to get crazier than the punchlines he's writing. Denis is also working on some comedy videos released online, you can find him at "Buttfuck Russia", careful googling that, I wasn't!

  • Icelandic Comedy

    On this episode we got two Icelandic comedians, Eyvindur Karlsson and Þórhallur Þórhallsson, also just known as Thor as Dave was too confused by the first one. The guys come on an explain how a country as small of Iceland can have a volcano that no one else on the planet can pronounce.  They also discuss the state of comedy in Iceland and explain to Dave what a Belly Brother in Law is ...

  • Discussing Richard Pryor

    On this podcast we welcome American native, but Cork resident Dakota Mick.  In taking a break from discussing cancel culture Mick discusses one of the most formative comedians of his life, Richard Pryor. Discussed are the man himself, black culture on humor in the United States and are there any gigs running in Ireland at all at the moment.  Dave tries as usual to wrangler a gig some where, with the same hilarious results.

  • Censorious Times

    Today we are joined by podcasters Simon Cockle and Sam Harriot to discuss the more censorious issues that have plagued comedy and still plague us today. We cover Brass Eye, […]

  • Black Comedy in America with Carter Anderson

    On this podcast we are delighted to have on American standup comedian, Carter Anderson. Carter discusses what  it is like to be a black comedian in America, particularly now in […]

  • I’m Dying Up Here – Review

    I’m Dying Up Here  William Knoedelseder   This book is set in the period of the 1970s when there was the comedy gold rush which started in LA.  Much of […]

  • Cabaret Comedy – with Iestyn Edwards

    This week we are delighted to have on the podcast Iestyn Edwards. Iestyn discusses his art form, Cabaret Comedy, but we also delve into comedy characters, Madame Galina, woke culture […]

  • Anti Left Wing Comedy

    There has been some talk recently about comedy being too left wing. This seems to suggest that comedy, like politics is polar, which it is not! There is an interesting […]