On Monday I had the please of hosting an English comedian that I’m a massive fan of, Tiernan Douieb. Tiernan’s been doing stand-up for a few years now and he hosts the brilliant Partly Political Podcast, a weekly podcast where he tries to make some sense of the mental political landscape of the UK.
It’s such a great podcast, you’ll all know by know I’m quite political and I’m with Tiernan when he says that they should all be lambasted and made fun of, because they’re all morons…well, not quite his words, but you get what I mean.
You can listen to the podcast here, or you can watch it on YouTube below:
On Wednesday I put out another episode of Trailer Trash, taking a look at the new Spider-man film:
On Thursday then I got to speak to Irish actor and comedian Tom Moran, he’s just brought out his own web series called Fix Me, check it out and he hosts the mighty podcast, Personality Bingo over on the Headstuff Network.
We had a great chat about comedy and acting and his involvement with the Facts YouTube guys.
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
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You’ve got a few options so here you go;
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My name is Spud Murphy and I’ve decided to bring you a comedy podcast; The Comedy Cast. I started this podcast because I wanted to shine a light on all the comedians working hard in the world of comedy to make punters laugh and forget the outside world for a few minutes every time they gig.
I’m a massive comedy fan, but I’m also a massive fan of ‘the new’ as I call it. I realise putting that into quotation marks is a bit pretentious and I’m certainly not pretentious, far from it, but what I mean is that I’m the kind of person that would rather see 10 new comedians once than see the same mega-famous comedian 10 times. There’s so much comedy out there right now and I hope through this podcast I can bring more to the world.
I’m not a stand-up comedian. I’ve never tried it and I probably never will, however, I did play in bands growing up so I know what it’s like to get up in front of people and entertain them. The butterflies in your stomach the fear of dying on stage and the elation of knowing the crowd are enjoying your music. I listen to loads of comedy podcasts, probably too many and while there are some really great ones I really wanted to make one where the guests were the centre of attention.
I studied journalism in college and ran a music review website and freelanced for a few years so I’m really coming at this podcast with a journalistic eye and while I want to bring as much new comedy to people as possible; be it stand-up comedians or comedy writers/directors etc. I also want to give interviews that aren’t just fluff and licking comedians’ asses. I want to get to know the who, what, why and how behind each comedians’ personal stories.
I hope you enjoy the podcast, if you’d like to subscribe here’s a post about how to do that.
The podcast will be coming out twice per week, on Mondays and Thursdays at around 8pm Central European time
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If you’d like to get in touch, email me here: spud(at)thecomedycast.com