Rick Murtagh

Rick Murtagh
Rick Murtagh

We speak about why everyone needs a healthy dose of nihilism in their lives from time to time,
Getting out of the hustle and bustle of living in a big city,
and why he took a break from his normal style of comedy and on the challenge of doing one-liner comedy for a year.

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Rick’s YouTube: here

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Cally Beaton

Cally Beaton
Cally Beaton

Cally Beaton with The Comedy Cast

We speak about her past working with TV Production Companies
Her amazing job that she does now
And about how none other than Joan River told her to get into stand-up comedy.

 

 

 

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Kevin Gootee

Kevin Gootee
Kevin Gootee

Kevin Gootee with The Comedy Cast

We speak about his Amazon series Comics Watching Comics,
the idea behind the show and why he wanted to start it,
And why the corporate world compelled him to get into comedy.

 

 

Comics Watching on Comics on Amazon: here

Comics Watching Comics Website: here
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Kevin’s Website: here
Kevin Gootee Twitter: here
Sports Box Office (Kevin’s podcast): here

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Reem Edan

Reem Edan
Reem Edan

Reem Edan with The Comedy Cast.

We speak about growing up as the daughter of Iraqi immigrants and how it has provided so much material for her comedy,
Her recent involvement in a record-breaking stand-up comedy event
And the importance of knowing what the eggplant/aubergine emoji means.
Oh and she’s also filmed with Elizabeth Banks, all this in less than 2 years in comedy.

We get straight into comedy as Reem had been gigging the night before the interview and we speak about how she works new material into her sets and the LA comedy scene in general.
She speaks too about being asked to join an invite-only stand-up comedy course and what she learned from it, in particular methods that were very useful for setting up joke premises.

We speak about the new phenomenon of corporate comedy classes for team building in companies and Reem’s reaction to it is pretty funny.

We talk then about Reem taking part in a recent record-breaking stand-up comedy event in LA and her part in it.

We speak about growing up as the daughter of Iraqi immigrants to American and how it’s provided her with so much material for her comedy.
As well though, Reem speaks about getting away from using the ‘outsider’ label in her comedy and wanting to write comedy that’s more inclusive rather than pointing out and joking about what makes her different.

A few months ago Reem had a few gigs on this side of the water so I was keen to ask her about some of the differences she noticed between American and British/European audiences.
She also speaks about how she changed her jokes to fit better with British audiences, simple little changes that were really effective.

We speak about Reem involvement with WhoHaHa, a company co-founded by Elizabeth Banks which focuses on women in comedy and how she starred in a short sketch with Banks a while ago.
Remember folks, she’s only at comedy less than 2 years. We speak then about if she’d like to get into more of the writing side of comedy.

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Reem on Swaay: here

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Seamus Kelly

Seamus Kelly
Seamus Kelly

Seamus Kelly with The Comedy Cast.

We speak about why Irish people put a goat on top of some scaffolding,
Where his cynical sense of humour comes from,
Being open about his mental health issues and
His experiences of running a comedy night in rural Ireland.

Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast.

We speak about how a Kilkenny man ended up in rural Kerry; for love and he speaks openly about how he didn’t really like where he grew up and how it tends to bring back bad memories.

We talk about that common thing Irish artsy-types have of wanting to always get away. We chat then about where Seamus has ended up in Kerry, a small village called Castlemaine. Well-known for the song The Croppy Boy. It’s such a mighty part of the world, if you get a chance to go to Kerry, go.
We speak about Kerry’s maddest festival the Poc Fair, a festival where they put a wild goat on top of a platform, 3-stroeys up in the air, for 3 days and the town gets drunk for a few days.

Seamus’ sense of humour can be extremely dark at times, cynical and really cutting. It’s a style of humour that personally I love and wish there was more of. So we speak about it for a while and we talk about how that kind of humour was natural to him and how he uses comedy and jokes to work out his thoughts and views on both topical and personal subjects.

We get talking then about a comedy night Seamus used to run in Tralee in Kerry and the challenges involved with running a comedy night in rural Ireland, we speak about the highs and lows of it and whether or not he’d like to get back into it.

Seamus is very open about his issues with mental health, he tells me about trying to commit suicide a few years ago and we get talking about his issues here. I’ve never suffered from depression so I wanted to ask Seamus more about it and how it’s treated and how he battles with it.
Irish listeners will already know about this, but in the Irish media it’s common to hear the phrase ‘it’s OK not to be OK sometimes’ we get talking about this and vent our shared frustration that we don’t buy it and that the Irish media are being disingenuous when they say it. They’re doing it rather to be politically correct rather than actually caring about mental health issues.

We talk about the George Hook shenanigans, the hypocrisy of the media in it, indeed the theocracy of the media in general and how it’s all just a game to sell ad space really.

We return to comedy then and speak about the differences between performing in front of rural audiences and town/city audiences. Cork and Mullingar come in for particular praise.
We also get talking about the sketch videos that Seamus posts to his Facebook page, check them, the link is below, because they’re extremely funny and you get a real sense of Seamus’ wicked sense of humour.

We speak then about Inside the Kingdom, a satirical Facebook page when Seamus endeavours to inform the world about what’s going on i Kerry and tells a hilarious story about an article he wrote making fun of the Rose of Tralee.

Seamus Kelly’s Twitter: here
Seamus’ Facebook: here
Inside the Kingdom: here

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