Comedy Podcast | The Comedy Cast with Irish Comedian & Actor Tom Moran

Tom Moran
Tom Moran

Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing from Irish actor, comedian and writer Tom Moran.

We kick off the interview speaking about a favourite of Irishmen when they get talking; the weather. We get onto living in Dublin then and Tom tells a mad story about what he was expected to do to get a flat on Dublin’s Capel Street.

Tom hosts the wildly successful podcast Personality Bingo, so we speak about the idea behind the show and how it’s been going.

We get talking then about Tom’s web series Fix Me, we get deep on it and talk about the writing of it and the challenge of writing about a therapist and a patient.

Tom is also a contributing memeber of the Facts Channel. You will probably know about them by now having had a few guests on from the crazily successful YouTube channel, so we get talking about that, how he got involved and what he likes about it.
We dug a bit deeper on the subject too and we pondered upon why tradition media outlets don’t try to get successful new media types on board.

We turn the subject then to The Belly Button Girl, a one man play Tom wrote and performed last year. He reveals it’s been booked again for this year so we speak about it and the process of getting it from script to stage.

Finally then we speak about Tom’s comedic influences growing up and what comedians he looks up to now.

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Comedy Podcast | The Comedy Cast with English Comedian Tiernan Douieb

Tiernan Douieb
Tiernan Douieb

Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing from English stand-up comedian and satirist, Tiernan Douieb.

We kick off the interview with me telling Tiernan about how I sacrificed a Pavlova date to be with him and then we get into where he gets his awesome name from.

Usually with the podcasts I tend to wait until towards the end before speaking about guests’ podcasts, but with Tiernan I wanted to get straight into it.
Tiernan has a really mighty podcast every week called Partly Political Broadcast. If you have any interested in British politics at all you should subscribe to it because it’s pure mighty. He mixes satire, gags and serious topics absolutely brilliantly so it was really mighty to speak to him about the podcast.

Of course, because the podcast is politically motivated we delved into British politics. We bitch about Theresa May and the Conservatives, Brexit, and the upcoming Scottish dilemma.

The lies on a ‘massive effing bus’ gets a mention as well and Tiernan reveals exactly why he started his podcast and how it helps him to make sense of what’s happening in UK politics at the minute.

We talk about why voter apathy is large among young people and some of the solutions to it. Tiernan brings up Rexit, it involves robots!

We chat about Tiernan’s first gig, how he was so excited that he couldn’t sleep even after it, he also tells me one of the jokes he did that night.
We speak about him doing a comedy course and how when doing it he knew that comedy was what he wanted to do in his life.

We also discuss the thin line between exaggeration and bullshit and how the best comedians thread that line.

Tiernan’s Podcast: Partly Political Broadcast

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Comedy Podcast | The Comedy Cast with Irish Comedian Damien Kiely

Damien Kiely
Damien Kiely

Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing from Irish stand-up comedian, Damien Kiely.

We kick off the interview with Damien telling me about his bittersweet weekend, a communion for one of his kids and a cat funeral.

We speak about where Damien is from, what he calls the Harlem of Dublin.

We talk about what’s been happening in Ireland that’s been making headlines recently but we end up speaking about burying animals in the backyard and Scientology. Stephen Fry gets an honourable mention as well.

We chat about how and why Damien got into comedy and he tells me about how hitting the big 4-0 was a real turning point for him in his life.

Damien speak about his first ever gig in the Ha’penny Inn at the Battle of the Axe, and about how a couple of Dutch tourists were nice enough to laugh along even though they’d no idea what was going on.

We speak about the Dublin comedy scene, its community spirit and how encouraging it is for new comedians.

Damien speaks openly about therapy in his act so I asked hm about his own experiences with going to therapy following his battle with substance abuse.

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Comedy Podcast | The Comedy Cast with American Comedian Liam Breunle

Liam Breunle
Liam Breunle

Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing from American stand-up comedian, Liam Breunle.

I came across Liam a few weeks ago on Instagram and when I read his bio I knew I had to get him on the show. Here it is: “Former accounts receivable for the Italian Mafia, Felon, ex-WWF wrestler, Biker…Comedian, What the hell…right?” Now if that doesn’t grab you as interesting then we’re very, very different.

We speak about Liam’s past, how he was a successful wrestler, how that led to him working for the Italian mafia, after a brief stint in prison. We speak about how he was framed for murder by cops and ended up in prison again, this time for more than 4 years and how it nearly killed him.

Liam talks about the trauma he went through as a child, being adopted and victim of child abuse. We speak too about him suffering from PTSD thanks to his times in prison.

We chat then about how Liam got into comedy, how he’s always been an avid reader and a sponge for learning.

We speak about his time with the WWF and we speak too about what American prisons are really like and if how they’re depicted on TV is anything like the reality.

We talk about Liam’s comedy and how he uses his appearance and image to really mess with the audience.

Don’t forget to check out the YouTube channel and you can watch both of us speaking.

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The Comedy Cast’s Week | 12-5-17

Woah what a week for The Comedy Cast, loads of interviews for future pods, two mighty podcasts and a couple of videos too.

On Monday I put out a podcast with a rising talent of the New York comedy scene, Chris Barnes. We speak about starting a comedy career at the young age of 17, his role with Stand Up NY, one of New York’s longest running comedy clubs and how surreal it is to share the same stage as so many comedy legends. And he tells me a brilliant story about a sleep-talking Frenchman.

On Wednesday I put out my weekly Trailer Trash video; this week I had a look at the new spooky thriller starring Kirsten Dunst, Woodshock, how many wood, shock and wood, wood shock etc…

Also on Wednesday article number three came out for the mighty people over at Headstuff: I wrote an article called Being a Good Immigrant. Check it out here.

On Thurday, I had to honour of interviewing a really great English comedian, Travis Jay. We spoke about silent Tory supporters, growing up in a house of comedy, and his recent Rocky-like comeback in a charity boxing match earlier this year.

And of course on Friday our weekly roundup of what’s gone viral on the internet; this week Theresa May returns (again), Guy Ritchie tells us about vagina, a man shits himself after seeing a shark and a very, very public breakup

 

Comedy Podcast | The Comedy Cast with English Stand-up Comedian Travis Jay

Travis Jay
Travis Jay

Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing from English stand-up comedian, Travis Jay.

We kick off the interview and we speak about Travis’ heritage and some of the stories his immigrant grandparents told him about coming to Britain from The Caribbean. We speak too about the silent Tory supporters and how social media is a terrible indicator for what’s happening in the real world.

We speak about growing up in a house of comedy. Travis’ mother is none other than Angie Le Mar, so we speak about being the son of a successful comedian and about the moment when he realised that she wasn’t just a mother to him but was in fact, a successful comedian. The conversation then turns to us speaking about what kind of pressures that brought on Travis when he started comedy, both internally and externally.

Travis almost became a professional basketball player before he got into comedy, so we speak about that for a bit. Travis also reveals that while in college he wrote a lot of poetry and kind of stumbled into comedy.

We talk then for a bit about how comedians are always chasing the high in stand-up comedy, how you’re always trying to get that perfect night when everything is funny and the crowd adores you.

We chat about Travis’ first gig, where it was, some of the jokes he remembered and how it went.

Earlier this year Travis took part in a charity boxing match, so we really get into this, what it involved, the training, who the charity was, why he wanted to box and most importantly the actual match. I’m won’t bullshit you folks it was pretty amazing. I’ll add the YouTube footage below and you can see the Rocky parallels for yourselves. I was blown away when I saw it first and it was so cool to speak to Travis about it.

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Comedy Podcast | The Comedy Cast with American Comedian Chris Barnes

Chris Barnes
Chris Barnes

Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing from American Stand-up Comedian, Chris Barnes.

We kick off the interview and speak about where Chris is from, Long Island. He’s our second Long Islander is less than a month, which is pretty mad.

We speak about what Chris did in college and how it helps him with his role at Stand Up NY, one of New York’s longest running comedy clubs.

We talk about how and why Chris got into comedy and how he started it all off at the tender age of 17. That lead us on to discuss how even though he was too young to be served a beer in the clubs he was gigging in that the other comics were really supportive of such a young person getting into stand-up.

We chat then about gigging in some legendary comedy clubs in New York and just how surreal it must be to thread the same stage as your comic heroes.

We speak some more about Stand UP NY then, Chris’ role in the club and how he became involved with them.

We get nerdy then on Chris’ writing process and Chris walks me through how he works on his jokes, trying to constantly improve on them and how many times he’ll give a joke before binning it if it’s not getting the laughs he wants.

Chris falls into that dreaded label of being a ‘millennial’ and we have a natter about that and how it seems that they get blamed for just about everything even though it’s not their fault that the older generations have fucked things up so royally for them.

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Comedy Podcast | The Comedy Cast with Irish Comedian Steve Bennett

Steve Bennett
Steve Bennett

Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing from Irish Comedian, Steve Bennett.

Steve is Irish comedian of the year so we kick off the podcast by speaking about a tour he’d just completed in Australia on the back of that achievement.

Steve hails from Laois in Ireland, so we speak about growing up there for a bit. Take the train through it though, don’t bother stopping he says.

Before getting into comedy Steve was a teacher, so we speak about that and how he got to live in France for a while thanks to it. While there he documented his life with a very funny web series called Hey France on his YouTube channel.

We speak about how and why Steve got into comedy, and popping two cherries on the night of his first gig.

We speak more about being Irish comedian of the year, the competition. What doors have been opened for him and if he feels any pressure thanks to the award.

We speak about how Steve uses music in his act and we get talking about music comedy albums. And we even get a new tune.

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Comedy Podcast | The Comedy Cast with Australian Comedian Wayne Carter

Wayne Carter
Wayne Carter

Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing from Australian stand-up comedian, Wayne Carter.

We kick off the interview speaking about the glamour of stand-up comedy, baked beans for dinner and spring cleaning.

Wayne comes form a small rural area ins Australia, so we speak growing up there and about how it was the kind of place that had ‘one of everybody’.

Wayne’s family ancestry is Scottish-Jewish. Yes, we joke about it.

Wayne regales me with a romantic tale of passion when he first visited Dublin’s fair city.

We speak about how and why he got into comedy and what he remembers of his first gig.

Wayne wears fetching dressing during his set, but Wayne tells me that straight audience think it’s weird, gay audiences think it’s not outlandish enough.

We speak about Wayne’s variety show; Gay Shit, coz it’s Gay and it’s shit….his words.

We speak more about Wayne’s show and how it tries to straddle both the gay and straight world, how it’s both funny and inclusive for both communities and we talk about what he has in store for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Finally then we speak about Wayne’s comedic influence growing up.

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Comedy Podcast | The Comedy Cast with British Comedian Ola

Ola
Ola

Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing from British stand-up comedian Ola.

We get straight into things and speak about his YouTube series of videos called Humanise Ola.

We speak about his Nigerian heritage and where his name comes from and how holding onto that heritage is important to him.

We speak about how and why Ola got into comedy and how he used to love downloading comedy when he first got the internet, even though it wasn’t his most downloaded form of entertainment.

We talk about how terrible comedians can be really inspiring.

We spoke about how Ola likes to explore new cultures and his need to learn about new places when he visits them with his stand-up show.

We touch on the topic of race and how when starting out it was both a help and a hindrance being from a minority community.

We speak about a character he used to play Leon Askwith, where the inspiration came from to play an aristocrat with an interest in rap and why more comedians don’t tackle more character roles in their stand-up.

We speak about his reluctance towards social media how it’s all me, me, me, but to be a comic you need to be shameless on it.

We speak about The Sunday Service a comedy night Ola runs every Sunday at The Top Secret Comedy Club in London.

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The Sunday Service at The Top Secret Comedy Club: here

 

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