Archives: Episodes

  • 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!

  • Slapstick Movies

    This week we welcome Floridian Derek Taylor Shayne. Derek discusses the slapstick movies that he produces and releases online from his website DTS Entertainment. Or as Dave calls them Fil-lims! […]

  • Open Mic Comedy

    This episode we are joined by London based stand-up comedy MC and room runner  Alfie Noakes. We discuss what is an Open Mic in the comedy world, from the beginners starting out to the training ground of the big comics.  Why it is a controversial, but also a very important space.  Both Alfie and Dave have spent many years plugging their trade around the open mic scene and bring some fascinating insight into that world, every lesson learnt the hard way, a room full of people staring back blankly when what was supposed to be funny, wasn't! Alfie also 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 has just released a teaser of his new course "How to be a Brilliant Stand-Up Comedy MC" on his channel, until May 4th. It will be available again later in the year with the course for aspiring or new comedians with a £60 discount for the bundle. Alfie has also promised to release a long lost Bill Hicks interview when the channel reaches 1000 subscribers, lets get subscribing.

  • 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,

  • 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 ...