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Best Edfringe podcasts we could find (updated March 2020)
Best Edfringe podcasts we could find
Updated March 2020
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In a podcast recorded in a less frightening time (about a fortnight ago) Desiree Burch talks us through her upbringing and development to becoming the powerful and hyper-eloquent comic force she is today. We talk about seeking connection, the protective shell of comedy, finding acceptance but to white standards, and why her tremendous debut poster …
 
In the face of an unprecedented pandemic, most listeners will soon be confined to isolation of one sort or another. Stu tries to make himself and hopefully you feel better about the overwhelming challenges ahead. How can we stay resilient, positive, and maybe creative during this bewildering and frightening time? Support the podcast by joining the …
 
Superb comedian, thrilling storyteller and born survivor Janey Godley not only answers back to her online death-threats, but publishes her whereabouts with an open invitation to "come and have a go". We talk about how she thrived despite abuse, poverty and alcoholism in her upbringing; detail her absolute conviction in the power of honesty; and lea…
 
The godfather of British alternative comedy, Alexei Sayle is always at the edge of catastrophe. The star of The Young Ones, Alexei Sayle’s Stuff, The Comic Strip Presents, many more and now his Imaginary Sandwich Bar, gets stuck into why inauthenticity is his bugbear, how to make the most of creative discomfort, the earliest days of the Comedy Stor…
 
Eshaan Akbar has an extremely diverse comic portfolio. This former wealth manager and government policy maker is now a successful TV comedian with a significant career in the making. We talk about his very precise ambitions and his fascination with the absolute freedom of the stage, as well as his disappointment in finding out that comedy is no lon…
 
Seann Walsh is an extraordinary observational comic, with a phenomenal talent for getting to the heart of the funny in the most everyday topics, and enlivening a routine with act-outs. We talk about how his persona changed from open mics to big rooms, and how he strove for authenticity, despite the looming feeling that something was missing from hi…
 
A man on a mission, comedian and academic Dr Matt Winning is an expert on climate change and on making the apocalypse funny. We explore how to make a show educational without being worthy, finding purpose in struggle, and how to survive as a comic when you’re not motivated to quit your day job. We also dig into the maintenance of optimism when your…
 
Twins Randy and Jason Sklar blow audiences away with their extraordinarily layered stand-up, weaving their delivery alongside, through and around each other’s voices; sparring, arguing and then dropping into perfect sync on a punchline. We get stuck into their writing process, the difficulties of working as a team when their family lives don’t sync…
 
A juggernaut of charisma and filth, Ninia Benjamin has a supernatural connection to her audience and a mind like a firework display. We discuss why she won’t ever explain her race or size, only her point of view, and how she moved beyond the onstage anger that used to motivate her. We also dig deep into her career rebirth after an ‘annus horribilis…
 
A master of "pulling back into the wide angle", Jamali Maddix thrives on big routines about big subjects, letting his innate comic ability run riot. We talk about the pressures of keeping up hit-rate within routines, and get technical about top-lines, and why he wants the premise of a bit to be more intelligent than he is himself. But what happens …
 
The only comic ever to have consecutively won Best Newcomer and Best Show at the Edinburgh Fringe, John Kearns is a master at finding pathos in the prosaic, combining clowning and standup in a way that makes absolutely no sense written down. With influences from Jacques Tati to Neil Hamburger, we explore his sense of place within himself, overreach…
 
Returning to stand-up this month with a run at Soho Theatre, after many years working on other projects including his sitcom Plebs, Tom Basden is inventive and prolific, also handsome. We talk about the parallels between the superb musical comedy that won him Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh fringe and his new stand-up, discover Tom's English middle-…
 
In this Christmas Special, we speak to the actual Santa Claus, via his little helper and confidant, consummate clown Herbie Treehead. Herbie is a phenomenal street-performer, known around the world for his joyful daftness, silly songs and funny bones. We talk about what his first Santa season means to him, and discover an enormously rich and respec…
 
Flo and Joan are a uniquely funny musical duo, with deadpan front-cloth patter rooted in their actual siblinghood. We talk about going from open mics to a special on Amazon Prime in just four years, get the inside story on their recent gig at the Royal Variety Performance, and learn why going viral makes you turn your phone off. We also discover wh…
 
Star of his own sitcom "Jerk" (BBC) and a gleefully discomforting stand-up, Tim Renkow makes his point with devastating wit. We talk about how people's exploitation of Tim's physical vulnerability has shaped his outlook and work, learn how his dispassion towards his audience's reaction makes him a stronger comic, and find out why he would rather be…
 
"America's Funnyman" Neil Hamburger is the disturbing comic creation of Gregg Turkington; deeply funny, vile and poignant in equal measure. Ordinarily reluctant to talk about his alter-ego, Gregg gradually uncovers his love for outsider art, and the qualities he considers genius. We learn about the origins of Neil in prank phone calls and fake live…
 
Happy (very very late birthday) to Mr Tom Hanks!! This week we take a collective walk down memory lane and look back at our own childhoods thought a Pixar tinted lens! (THE THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS EPISODE ARE SOLELY THOSE OF THE INDIVIDUAL EXPRESSING THEM AT THE TIME OF RECORDING) Review our show on Apple Podcasts: http://miawg.uk/R…
 
Inspirational, irascible and as talented an improvisor as you could invent, Matt Besser is the kind of stand-up who can skilfully weave a set live on TV. He is also constantly referred to as a co-founder of the enormously significant Upright Citizens Brigade, which arguably serves him right for co-founding it. We take a deep dive into the genesis o…
 
Combining all the best elements of a DIY approach to touring, a powerhouse comic ability, and some ridiculous positivity of mind, Carl Hutchinson is on the up. We talk about relatability, rooting your material in your own embarrassment and some nifty tricks to conceal your observations as something else. We also get stuck into some of the notable m…
 
#SuiteReality, by TS Hawkins, is a choreopoem experience that touches upon Women's Rights, Black Lives Matter, and #SayHerName; a campaign that highlights womyn who have been killed by the fragility... Follow Us on Twitter @rep_radio and @represented - Find us on Facebook and Google+ - Stay Tuned! REP RADIO is On The Air!…
 
YouTube-famous glam-rock showpig Chris Fleming has amassed a legion of fans through his brilliantly funny music videos, such as "I'm Afraid To Talk To Men", "Grad-Student Shuffle" and "Polyamorous". We talk about how he found himself drowning in stand-up, and clawed his way back to shore through developing his live work for the internet. We also di…
 
An introduction by Yann announcing a new format coming your way,Disney trying to be woke; Does it work?Rotten tomatoes website scores and our two cents. They have made changes but is it enough to make sense?Is this Aladdin more grounded in reality? Is that what audiences really want?Will Smith vs Robin Williams vs Green screen acting.Dumbo, Jumanji…
 
A captivating comic with enormous mass appeal, Jimeoin has built a career across the UK and Australia, dancing lightly through absolute silliness and rock solid punchlines. We talk backstage after his barnstorming Edinburgh show about harnessing daftness, the creative benefits of sitting alone in a dark room and how easy it is to become a monster w…
 
Multiple international award-winning physical comedy duo The Kagools are an explosion of pure silliness, that don't conform even to the "rules" of contemporary clowning, let alone straight standup. Double-act Nicky Wilkinson and Claire Ford describe their amazingly supportive relationship, and outline the highs and lows of a life under lightweight …
 
Zach Zucker and Viggo Venn and their permanent director and co-creator Jonny Woolley are like a mainline injection of a comedy drug that hasn't been invented yet. This trio has been around the world four times at some disgustingly young age, winning awards and crazed fans, and revelling in mistakes, misadventures and madness. We talk about their fi…
 
Sofie Hagen is a remarkable comedian, who is arguably better known at present for her activism than her excellent work in comedy. We talk about the incredible think-tank of the small Danish circuit where she started out, and the toxicity she discovered therein; her insightful analysis of how "losers win" at the Edinburgh festival; the dual purpose …
 
Sara Barron is a relentlessly honest and desperately funny comic, relating brutal and sometimes filthy truths in a warm and welcoming way. We talk about how her background in the storytelling organisation "The Moth" showcases her innate skill with story structure, and cover starting comedy late, starting comedy twice, and why the audacity to admit …
 
An exclusive conversation with the man behind (and underneath) "Randy", a searingly honest, multi-layered and genuinely brilliant standup comedian who happens to be a purple felt puppet. A multiple international award-winner and nominee, Heath has never felt comfortable talking as himself, but finally gave into Stu's overtures at Just For Laughs Mo…
 
After their father’s death, Lee and Joey road-trip from Dayton to Philadelphia to scatter his ashes in a meaningful place: the Wawa parking lot. Features Dungeons & Dragons, sibling rivalry, rest... Follow Us on Twitter @rep_radio and @represented - Find us on Facebook and Google+ - Stay Tuned! REP RADIO is On The Air!…
 
Host of Live at the Apollo, and with her own Netflix special under her belt, not to mention The Mash Report and appearances on QI and Mock The Week, Ellie Taylor is a born comedian who revels in the dynamic between glamour and grotesque. We discuss her unique introduction to comedy via reality show, how her happy life outside of comedy protects her…
 
Rob Auton is a revelation; a comic like no other. His superbly funny and intensely thoughtful shows take a single topic like "Hair", "Time", or "Sleep" and dig for real meaning in those concepts, to hilarious and even profound effect. We talk about his love of thinking, the poetry in a football pass, the collaging skills of Kanye West, and why come…
 
Winner of the 2019 "Comedian's Choice" award for Best Show, as voted for by fellow comics, Joz Norris is an imaginative and very funny mainstay of the UK's alternative comedy scene. He talks live at the Monkey Barrel comedy club about his character "Mr Fruit Salad", and how an attempt to fall back in love with comedy and the fringe after a period o…
 
This week we take a break from the sun of the summer and venture inside the cinema to see Spider-Man Far From Home. Some fun stories, honest opinions and a broken mic stand are waiting for you in this episode of The Good, The Bad, The Just Plain Standard Podcast! (Correction: it is the Electric Cinema in London not Electric Light as stated in the e…
 
Featured in NYTimes and Time Out, Sam Morrison's a master at finding hilarity in the awkward adventures of being a closeted gay man… who wants to have sex with your dad. 'Endlessly charming' (Time... Follow Us on Twitter @rep_radio and @represented - Find us on Facebook and Google+ - Stay Tuned! REP RADIO is On The Air!…
 
Flawless in delivery, bubbling over with jokes, and with something real and compassionate to say, Suzi Ruffell is at the peak of her powers. We talk about: her latest Edinburgh fringe show "Dance Like Everyone's Watching"; making sure that LGBTQ+ people in the audience feel seen; how punishing she found being a new act (and whether she could do it …
 
A SONY animated feature, that is actually decent… and won an OSCAR in 2019. In terms of show notes, let’s keep you guessing, shall we not? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comics_Code_Authority Zeus vs Thor. Epic Rap Battles of History https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_xFOmYxKYw Lindsay Ellis: How Aladdin Changed Animation (by Screwing Over Robin Will…
 
On today’s podcast, Amanda Nicastro talks about “I’m Just Kidneying”, making its Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut by way of NYC. Focusing on the process of donating a kidney to her sister. Here is... Follow Us on Twitter @rep_radio and @represented - Find us on Facebook and Google+ - Stay Tuned! REP RADIO is On The Air!…
 
Milk In A Wineglass Questionnaire Based on Marcel Proust, Bernard Pivot and James Lipton What is your favourite word? What is your least favourite word? Creatively, spiritually or emotionally, what turns you on? What turns you off? What is your favourite curse word? What sound or noise do you like? What sound or noise do you dislike? What professio…
 
On today’s podcast, at the nerve center of The 213 Collective, Steve Pacek talks about “The Untitled Project #213”, making its Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut. Here is my interview with Steve Pacek. Follow Us on Twitter @rep_radio and @represented - Find us on Facebook and Google+ - Stay Tuned! REP RADIO is On The Air!…
 
On today’s podcast, Nina Chhibber Williams talks about the production, Om Shaadi Om, an unfinished journey to matrimony, with a little help from Mom. Part of a collection of artists from New York... Follow Us on Twitter @rep_radio and @represented - Find us on Facebook and Google+ - Stay Tuned! REP RADIO is On The Air!…
 
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