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!

Denis previously featured on the Russian Comedy episode, check it out here!

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Denis Nikolin

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 …

From Wikipeida, so they must be right!

Eyjafjallajökull

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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.

 

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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, Fawlty Towers and Simon even manages to get in a Johnathan Swift reference! Nice one!

Simon and Sam can be found over on their podcast, The Sacred Cow

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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 the world torn apart with Covid pandemics, new elections and Black Lives Matters protests.

Carter is based in Texas and also runs his own podcast, Geek’d Out.

 

 

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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 and Iestyn’s book, My Tutu went AWOL, which describes how Iestyn found himself behind the wire in Iraq entertaining the troops while also trying to figure out how to get teas stains out of his tights and not get stuffed in a tank.

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On this episode we are delighted to have on Norwegian comedian Pernille Haaland. Pernille is mainly based in the UK, but the Covid lockdown finds her back in Norway.

We discuss performing stand-up in Norway, the fun of being an eternal expat and Dave find out all the cool places in Norway that Frozen was based on …eh for his daugther.

Pernille has her own podcast, The Right Kind of Wrong, and can also be found on YouTube and Twitter.

 

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Pernille Halland

On this episode we have Staten Island native Mickey Burns. He is the host of the celebrity interview show Profiles on the NYC Media. He is also the Network President of Quest Media Entertainment, Inc.

Mickey discusses his TV show, Profiles, which has produced over 500 episodes.  The challenges the format has endured under lockdown and how his show and the rest of the TV production in New York city exits lockdown.

Mickey has also released a book covering his unlikely journey to a TV host, From the Projects to Profiles.

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On this episode we welcome an old friend, Carrie Hardie.

Carrie and I worked together on our first podcast experience, 10, 9, 8 years ago.

Carrie is currently stuck in Melbourne, which is the only state in Australia back in lockdown.  She discusses this, and the cancellation of the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She was actively producing shows for both festivals when the call came in to effectively down tools and discusses the financial hardships she and many other people connected with the arts scene are enduring at the moment.

Not to rest on her laurels her comedy company, Serious Comedy, has moved online and is producing live shows that people worldwide are tuning in for.

Carrie has produced comedy shows in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Perth’s Fringe World, Canberra Comedy Festival, as well as outside of festivals around Australia. She has worked closely with Tim Ferguson to run his Comedy Writing Masterclasses in various places around Australia, as well as debuting his runaway success show A Fast Life on Wheels. She’s also run regular comedy rooms and produced and toured theatre shows.

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On this episode we welcome Irish podcaster, Rachel Lally.  Rachel runs her own podcast, Six of one half dozen of the other and is also Actor, model, drama facilitator, street theatre performer, TV presenter phew!

Rachel is on today to discuss the performance art of Clowning. Her own experiences with it and what she learnt to help her as an artists.

She also covers here work with format known as Playback Theatre with the production company, Giant Wolf Theatre.

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