In this episode, I talk to the wonderful comic actor Alex Lowe about his comedy career. Lowe is an English actor, comedian and voice artist. He is the creator and performer of brilliant comic characters Barry from Watford and Clinton Baptiste. Barry is an eighty plus Motivational Speaker with a fine line in comic smut, as featured on Steve Wright In The Afternoon on BBC Radio 2. Lowe's most famous comic creation Clinton Baptiste, the impatient medium, clairvoyant and psychic best known for his appearances on Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights broadcast on Channel 4. Lowe isA regular headliner at comedy nights and is an extremely funny performer I have seen Lowe perform as Barry from Watford at Mervyn Stutter's Pick of The Fringe at the Edinburgh Festival in 2013 and as Clinton Baptiste at Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights Live at the Manchester arena in 2015, Always Be Comedy in London in 2018 and 2019 and Epic Comedy in Chichester in 2022. Lowe is a regular headliner at comedy nights and is an extremely funny performer. Thank you so much for listening to my podcast, if you like what you hear, please subscribe and I hope you enjoy the interview. Please read Alex Lowe's blog at: www.arichcomiclife.blog/2019/09/07/clinton-baptiste/ www.arichcomiclife.blog/2018/03/04/barry-from-watford-aka-alex-lowe/ Alex Lowe's Links: Facebook: www.facebook.com/realclintonb Twitter: www.twitter.com/alexlowe51 Facebook: www.facebook.com/BarryFromWatford Instagram: www.instagram.com/baptisteclinton/ Website: www.clintonbaptiste.com
Max Dickins is an author, a playwright and a recovering stand-up comedian. He has had his own Sony Award-nominated show on Absolute Radio and appeared numerous times on BBC One's Michael McIntyre's Big Show. Dickins' critically acclaimed live shows have played to sell-out crowds at the Edinburgh Festival and on national tours. IRL he is also the co-director of Hoopla, the UK's first dedicated improv comedy theatre. Check out Max's book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Billy-No-Mates-Realised-Friendship-Problem/dp/1838853510
Back from Edinburgh Lovdev tell's his tail's of story's whilst being there. he also answer's the life question why we wish upon a star. also having a dilemma with a swarm of wasp's on his morning routineand today's story involves cow catcher'sEnjoy xSupport the show
This week we join Merryn and guests at her Edinburgh Festival show at Panmure House, the last home of Adam Smith, where they discuss the relevance of Smith's work to today's politics and economics – taking in many a tangent along the way. Guests include John Stepek, formerly MoneyWeek's executive editor; financial historian Edward Chancellor; comedian Simon Evans; and Alex Chartres, investment director at Ruffer.
Join host Suchandrika Chakrabarti with Jamal Khadar and Brian Logan as they discuss the Edinburgh Festival, Mo Amer's new show on Netflix and Joe Lycett's impact on British politics.LINKSEdinburgh Fringe reflectionsThe Edinburgh fringe is too long, too expensive and too gruelling. It must change or dieFringe audiences are 99% white? As a South Asian critic, I found Edinburgh's screaming lack of diversity hugely troublingAbout The Fringe SocietyMoMo on NetflixWe had to show that the immigration system is a mess': how Mo Amer's refugee status led to comedy goldHollywood puts 'no face' on the Palestinian experience. Mo Amer plans to change thatNo Direction HomeJoe LycettThe satire of Joe Lycett is a fitting response to our era of scorched-earth politicsHun-culture
Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson and Maijia Digiorgio visit Friends and have that real talk about race and food shaming with host Marina Franklin. Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson is currently Professor and Chair of American Studies at the University of Maryland College Park. She is also author of the award-winning Building Houses out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food, and Power, a groundbreaking study that explores the nexus between food, gender, race, class, and power in the United States. Her forthcoming book, Eating While Black: Real Talk on Food Shaming and Policing in America, examines anti-Black racism in and around our food lives. She is a cultural studies expert who combines design thinking, qualitative assessment methods, (including interviews, focus groups, observations and record reviews), oral history and material culture to foster social and systemic change. She has consulted for a number of historical and cultural heritage sites, public and private sector organizations, and provided numerous keynote addresses on race and culture. A proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Dr. Williams-Forson holds her bachelor's degree in English, African-American Studies/Women's Studies from the University of Virginia. She earned her master's and doctorate in American Studies (with a certificate in Women's Studies) from the University of Maryland College Park. Maija DiGiorgio is a comedian, actor, writer, radio personality, filmmaker, musician, and a NY-to-LA transplant. In her first year of doing stand-up comedy, she took the comedy world by storm while taping five national TV appearances, which included her receiving a standing ovation at NBC's “Live from the Apollo”. Her hour special for Comedy Dynamics titled “Maija! Maija! Maija!,” recorded at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC, is on Amazon Prime. Her Dry Bar Special “Maija Pinion” is currently airing on Amazon Prime and AppleTV has already reached over six million views on the web. Since her impressive start in comedy, DiGiorgio has performed at a wide array of notable venues and events throughout the world—including New York City's Beacon Theater, the New Orleans' Essence Festival, and Scotland's Edinburgh Festival—as well as on TV performances across most major networks—including HBO's “Def Comedy Jam,” NBC's “Comics Unleashed,” Fox's “Laughs” and the “Uncontrolled Comedy Hour,” and BET's “Comic View.” Through her work, she has had the opportunity to perform alongside many industry standouts, including Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Bill Burr, Dane Cook, Wanda Sykes, Mike Epps, and Tracy Morgan. DiGiorgio has been described as “Fantastic!” by Dave Chappelle and has been referred to as “A f**king star!” by Bill Burr. Always hosted by Marina Franklin - One Hour Comedy Special: Single Black Female ( Amazon Prime, CW Network), TBS's The Last O.G, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Hysterical on FX, The Movie Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, HBO's Crashing, and The Breaks with Michelle Wolf
Season 2 Ep 9: Frankie Boyle & Thor Boyle For this episode Jon Richardson & Matt Forde are joined by their first joint management team: comedian Frankie Boyle and his son Thor. Frankie offers to join in on a suggested end of season forfeit, they discuss Arsenal's ‘All or Nothing' documentary, the Qatar World Cup, the Fantasy Football cartel, whether he's ever been called a ‘Shiteater' and why the Edinburgh Festival should be relocated to Glasgow. Send us any new format ideas or correspondence to: firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @Comediansfpl. Follow the podcast on Twitter (@comediansfpl), Instagram (ComediansplayingFPL) and Facebook (@comediansfpl) Share, subscribe, AND PLEASE REVIEW! For Extra Bonus content including extra episodes of this podcast please subscribe at Anotherslice.com/cpfpl Join our FPL Fan League here: fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/auto-join/4r6j9k… League Code: 4r6j9k For Harry's Trial set: Just head to harrys.com/comedians and have your Trial Set and FREE Night Lotion delivered to your door. That's harrys.com/comedians AND Listeners can get 20% off everything on Kirkstall Brewary's online shop with the code CPFPL20. Visit the website - https://www.kirkstall.shop/collections/all Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power is a prequel and in keeping with the epic scale of Tolkein's books and their film versions it doesn't begin a two years before The Hobbit but two thousand. Sci-fi novelist Temi Oh and film critic Tim Robey review the Amazon Prime series. They also consider the merits of another millennia spanning work, George Miller's film Three Thousand Years of Longing. It's a radical departure for the director of the Mad Max films; an adaptation of a short story by A. S. Byatt staring Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba, who plays a djinn – a genie. So, it should be good…but is it? Samira Ahmed talks to Nick Drnaso, whose Sabrina was the first graphic novel to be selected for the Booker Prize longlist. In his new one, Acting Class, ten strangers come together in the class run by the mysterious John Smith, who is possibly a charlatan. His students, all very different, share one uniting need, for change. The lights went out on the final performances of this year's Edinburgh Festivals on Monday. It's being said that there were fewer people attending fewer shows and that prices, especially of accommodation, were prohibitive. And then the binnies went on strike and the elegant streets of Scotland's capital were strewn with rubbish. So, Pauline McClean, BBC Scotland's Arts Correspondent wonders, were the festivals successful? Does there need to be some change? And, marking Mikhail Gorbachev's death, a poem from The Poetry of Perestroika, a pioneering anthology made possible by his reforms. Presenter: Samira Ahmed Producers: Yasmin Allen and Julian May Production Co-ordinator: Lizzie Harris Image: taken from Acting Class by Nick Drnaso, published by Granta
Here is the 14th and final show at this year's Edinburgh Festival, in which the audience makes predictions on Liz Truss and Nicola Sturgeon, and I reflect on the ultimate irony of the Tory Leadership contest. Rock & Roll Politics - The Liz Truss Special is live at Kings Place on Monday Sept 19th. Tickets here: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/words/rock-n-roll-politics-6/ Subscribe on Patreon for early episode releases and special series: https://www.patreon.com/RockNRollPolitics And don't forget to send your questions to email@example.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Despite six months of grueling war with Russia, several acts from Ukraine were represented at the world's largest arts festival, held early in Scotland. For the performers, it was a bittersweet experience.
This week we hear from some of the international artists who've been taking part at this year's Edinburgh Festivals. It's the world's biggest arts festival, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Aboriginal Australian William Barton is an award winning composer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and one of the country's leading didgeridoo players. His music has been performed from the Beijing Olympics to Westminster Abbey in London and he tells Tina Daheley about the language of this ancient traditional instrument and how he blends it with European classical music. Scottish writer Uma Nada-Rajah's play Exodus is set against the backdrop of a UK Conservative party leadership contest. In Uma's all female version, we met a would be Prime Minister who's staging a photo opportunity under the white cliffs of Dover to launch her anti-immigration policy, when a body washes up. Uma Nada-Rajah told Kate Molleson about the inspiration behind her topical satire. In the 1994 Rwandan genocide, an estimated 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed by dominant Hutu forces in 100 days. For her piece, The Book of Life, Rwandan playwright and director Odile Gakire Katese, known as Kiki Katese, tells the story of that conflict through the letters of ordinary Rwandans. She tells us why she feels that the arts can help to bring reconciliation to the country. Circus Abyssinia is the first all Ethiopian Circus troupe. Created by two brothers, Bibi and Bichu, their latest show, called Tulu, is inspired by the Ethiopian runner Derartu Tulu. She won the 10,000 meters in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, the first black African woman to win Olympic gold. Bibi and Bichu spoke to The Cultural Frontline's Andrea Kidd and explained why they wanted to portray her story through circus skills. (Photo: An aerial silk performer from Circus Abyssinia. Credit: David Rubene Photography)
Following on from performances at the Edinburgh Festival, Exodus, a new play for the National Theatre of Scotland Written by Uma Nada-Rajah and directed by Debbie Hannan will be touring with audio described performances until 21 September 2022. Exodus is a dark, surreal comedy, ready to shamelessly ridicule the systems of power. RNIB Connect Radio's Toby Davey caught up with Emma Jane McHenry the National Theatre of Scotland's Audio Describer for Exodus to find out a bit more about the play and what blind and partially sighted patrons might expect when attending the audio described performances of Exodus as the production continues on tour until 21 September 2022. Do visit the National Theatre of Scotland's website to find out more about the audio described performances of Exodus and details about access for other National Theatre of Scotland productions - https://www.nationaltheatrescotland.com (Image shows RNIB logo. 'RNIB' written in black capital letters over a white background and underlined with a bold pink line, with the words 'See differently' underneath)
Damian Sandys is currently bringing his talent to the Broadway stage as The Kite Runner's associate director. The theatre director talks about the difference between the UK production and Broadway production of “The Kite Runner”, the importance of humor in the show, and how its US audiences are more vocal. He shares how he started getting into theatre directing, from watching and learning from his dad to meeting Cameron Mackintosh which opened up opportunities for him. Damian recalls how after graduating, he ended up taking a teaching job at a boy's boarding school where he taught English and Drama, and after putting on shows at the Edinburgh Festival, a producer who watched one of his shows offered him a directing job. He talks about working for the show, “NewsRevue” which was influential in his career. Damian also shares how he got connected with "The Kite Runner" production, why he decided to stay with the show for this long, and why he thinks a line from the show, "there's a way to be good again" is the key to life. Damian Sandys is a theatre director with productions across the UK, Edinburgh Fringe, the West End and internationally. He graduated from Oxford University and has directed over 50 productions at the Edinburg festival, including “Shakespeare For Breakfast: 25th Anniversary”. He has been the resident/associate director for several West End and international tours of “Priscilla Queen of the Desert”, “The Kite Runner”, and more. His other directing credits include “Aladdin”, “The Taming of the Shrew”, “Beauty and the Beast”, and “Sleeping Beauty” among others. He's also been a part of the teams responsible for the London revival of “Tick, Tick... Boom!”, “When Midnight Strikes”, and “West Side Story”. Currently, he's the associate director for Broadway's "The Kite Runner”. Connect with Damian: Twitter: @munchkindamo Instagram: @munchkindamo Connect with The Theatre Podcast: Support us on Patreon: Patreon.com/TheTheatrePodcast Twitter & Instagram: @theatre_podcast TikTok: @thetheatrepodcast Facebook.com/OfficialTheatrePodcast TheTheatrePodcast.com Alan's personal Instagram: @alanseales Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I want to know what you think. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Meeting some of the members of the Rock & Roll Politics Co-operative has got me thinking, and so have the audiences at my live shows… Plus, I review some of the events and shows I've seen at the Fringe, including those in which Nicola Sturgeon and Keir Starmer were centre stage. Send your questions to email@example.com, and leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify to grow the Co-operative further! Tickets for Rock & Roll Politics live at the Edinburgh Festival: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/steve-richards-presents-rock-n-roll-politics Tickets for Rock & Roll Politics 'The Liz Truss Era Special' on Sept 19th at Kings Place are here: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/words/rock-n-roll-politics-6/ The Patreon version of the podcast is here: https://www.patreon.com/RockNRollPolitics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week, Marina Hyde on Brooklyn Beckham's ever-evolving career path (1m46s), comedian Nish Kumar is at the Edinburgh fringe (9m49s), Jess Cartner-Morley investigates Whatsapp fatigue (21m39s), and writer Daniel Dylan Wray asks why thirtysomethings are giving up on music (34m12s)
The co-creator and writer of Alan Partridge and The Thick of It, Armando Iannucci, speaks to Katie Razzall at the Edinburgh Festival about classical music, modern politics, and free speech. (Image Credit/: Loftus)
Synopsis Two concert overtures – one very famous and one not so famous – had their premiere performances on today's date. In 1956, this music by British composer Sir Arthur Bliss provided a festive opening to that year's Edinburgh Festival of Music and Drama. The Edinburgh Festival Overture is a salute to Scotland's premiere arts festival, presented annually in late summer and early fall since 1947. Also premiered on today's date was Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture," commissioned for an international Exhibition of Industry and the Arts in Moscow, and first played at an all-Tchaikovsky concert on today's date in 1882. As pleased as Tchaikovsky was that his music was to be presented at the Exhibition, he was definitely not enthusiastic about the commission. "There is nothing less to my liking," he wrote, "than composing for the sake of some festival. What, for instance, can you write on the occasion of the opening of an exhibition except banalities and generally noisy passages?" On top of all that, the commission called for something (quote) "with a hint of church music, which must certainly be Orthodox." Glumly, Tchaikovsky to work, writing to another friend: "I don't think it has any serious merits, and I shouldn't be at all surprised and offended if you find that it is in a style unsuitable for symphony concerts." Ah, Peter Ilyich – you certainly got that one wrong! Music Played in Today's Program Sir Arthur Bliss (1891-1975) –Edinburgh Overture (City of Birmingham Symphony; Vernon Handley, cond.) EMI Classics 69388 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) –1812 Overture (Kirov Orchestra; Valery Gergiev, cond. Phillips 442 011)
As in the 1970s, soaring fuel bills are transforming political assumptions and orthodoxies, with only the candidates to be the next PM struggling to catch up. And as always, your questions. Send them in to firstname.lastname@example.org! Rock & Roll Politics is live at the Edinburgh Festival. Tickets here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/steve-richards-presents-rock-n-roll-politics Rock & Roll Politics - The Liz Truss Era is live at Kings Place on Sept 19: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/words/rock-n-roll-politics-6/ Subscribe on Patreon for early episodes and bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/RockNRollPolitics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this week's episode, host Steve Anglesey discusses the upcoming choice, not between Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, but between heating or eating as the cost-of-living crisis worsens. On a lighter note, he then hears listeners' thoughts on what Liz Truss's show at the Edinburgh Festival would be called. Then, The New European columnist Paul Mason joins the podcast to discuss how the Tory leadership race is approaching the economic crisis, what can be done to fix the broken financial system and goes through his plan to tackle inflation and avert catastrophe. Finally, Liz Truss, Grant Shapps and Zac Goldsmith all feature in the Hall of Shame this week. Enjoyed this episode? Let us know by tweeting @TheNewEuropean.
Live from Edinburgh, with a review of Alan Cumming's one man show, Burn, which sets out to update the biscuit-tin image of Robert Burns. Plus Counting & Cracking - the epic, multilingual life journey of four generations, from Sri Lanka to Australia. To review the Edinburgh International Festival performances, Kate Molleson is joined by Arusa Qureshi, writer and editor of Fest Magazine, and Alan Bissett, playwright, novelist and performer. Plus we speak to Scottish film director Charlotte Wells about her critically acclaimed new film Aftersun, as she returns to her home town to open this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival. Presenter: Kate Molleson Producer: Emma Wallace Photo: Burn - Alan Cumming; picture credit - Gian Andrea di Stefano
Can't be at the Edinburgh Fringe 2022? No problem, we'll bring it to your ears, as Drunk Women Solving Crime are currently enjoying a sell-out run there and welcoming some fantastic guests who are also appearing at the festival.Today's episode is their first show, featuring the wonderful Lou Sanders!Being the incredible comic she is, Lou needs no introduction, but introduces herself to us with a duo of crimes, which vary is style and effect, raising more than a few laughs in the room.We then hear about an historical case about a notorious location which you might *think* you know everything about - but prepare to be AMAZED, with some facts only Taylor could find, plus there's a revelation in store for Catie, who learns a thing or two about The Chanel Tunnel - and they say you can't drink AND learn....Finally, we hear from a member of the audience, who has set the bar SO high for the rest of the run with their crime tale, that almost completes that segment of the show.DWSC are at The Edinburgh Festival until 14th August 2022, including an extra show on Saturday 13th August at 2:20pm featuring special guest Janeane Garofalo!AND Taylor, Hannah and Catie will be appearing all over the UK in Autumn 2022:in LIVERPOOL, they are at The Everyman on 10th September - tickets.everymanplayhouse.com/eventsin LEEDS, they are at The Wardrobe on 16th October -/thewardrobe.seetickets.com/event/drunk-women-solving-crime/the-wardrobe/2373626in BRISTOL, they are at The Hen and Chicken on 24th November - www.henandchicken.com/events/?tribe_paged=1&tribe_event_display=list&tribe-bar-date=2022-11-24in BIRMINGHAM, they are at The Glee on 25th November - booking.glee.co.uk/19283in SALFORD, they are at The Lowry on 26th November - thelowry.com/whats-on/drunk-women-solving-crime-2/and then back in LONDON for their Christmas show at Leicester Square Theatre - leicestersquaretheatre.com/drunk-women-solving-crime/Don't forget, you can support Drunk Women Solving Crime on Patreon and have access to early announcements, extra content, zoom records, ad free episodes, shout outs AND MORE - www.patreon.com/drunkwomensolvingcrime See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
While the Tory leadership candidates row over tax cuts, there are bigger questions: what to do about Brexit labour shortages, and how will the war in Ukraine end? Plus brilliant questions from the importance of a leader's chosen confidant and adviser to the essence of 'authenticity'. Rock & Roll Politics is live at the Edinburgh Festival from Mon Aug 15th. Tickets here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/steve-richards-presents-rock-n-roll-politics Rock & Roll Politics: 'The Liz Truss Era' is live at Kings Place on Sept 19th. Tickets here: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/words/rock-n-roll-politics-6/ Patreon backers get exclusive access to episodes early, plus bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/RockNRollPolitics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kate Molleson and guests live from Edinburgh Festival. Comedian and impressionist Matt Forde talks about capturing the essence of political figures in his show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers To The Right. Mezzo Soprano Anne Sofie von Otter performs songs by Rufus Wainwright and Franz Schubert on the eve of her Edinburgh International Festival concert. Playwright Uma Nada-Rajah on her topical new farce for the National Theatre of Scotland. Exodus is about the race for political leadership and immigration policy. International festival director Fergus Linehan and Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Shona McCarthy swap notes on innovation, survival and legacy for one of the world's biggest arts festivals. Presenter: Kate Molleson Producer: Nicki Paxman Photo: the cast of Exodus. Picture credit: Brian Hartley
Kia Ora and Halò, we've gone fully international today! Nikki Britton has made it to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival while Mr Breen is filming in New Zealand... but they didn't get there without hiccups. Like the fact that an international airport is basically like getting lost in Narnia, Harley having to declare his special shampoo, and both of their bags getting searched due to having suspicious looking microphones! We also reminisce about Edinburgh Festivals of the past, where Harley got shoulder charged by a Scottish kid and Nikki had a fire alarm scare! LINKS Harley Breen @harley.breen Nikki Britton @thenikkibritton Nova Podcasts Instagram @novapodcastsofficial For tickets to Nikki's upcoming shows head to https://comedy.com.au/tour/nikki-britton-2022/ For tickets to Harley's upcoming shows head to harleybreen.com.au CREDITSHosts: Harley Breen & Nikki Britton Executive Producer: Rachael Hart Managing Producer: Elle Beattie Editor: Adrian Walton Find more great podcasts like this at novapodcasts.com.au Nova Entertainment acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we recorded this podcast, the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation.We pay our respect to Elders past and present. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
GRAV was a bit before my time, but his legend is alive and well. Folk from all nations talk so fondly of him and I know he had a story to tell.When I saw the GRAV show was coming to the Edinburgh Festival (on my doorstep), I wanted to know more and ordered my ticket. I also contacted the man himself of the one man show, Gareth J Bale to talk about the show, the story and GRAV.I loved it. I hope you enjoy listening. Happiness is Egg ShapedSupport our show with the Acast Supporter feature - https://supporter.acast.com/happiness-is-with-bruce-aitchisonCheck out the Happiness Is Egg Shaped Merchandise store - https://bit.ly/HIESstoreRegister for Fill Your Boots for FREE - https://bit.ly/HIESFYBAre you looking to increase your clubs sponsorship revenue? Head to https://bit.ly/HIES_SCSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/happiness-is-with-bruce-aitchison. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Chancellor for ten years and Prime Minister for three, Gordon Brown is one of the most important and impactful politicians in British history. He's also a phenomenal raconteur and his anecdotes about Scottish football and Nelson Mandela will have you howling with laughter. With tales spanning his time in office and since, Gordon demonstrates why he's such a unique politician and character, just as animated today about inequality as he ever was. This is a glorious mix of high-level political insight, stirring emotion and massive laughs, making it one of the most special episodes of the podcast ever recorded. Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre here: https://www.pleasance.co.uk/event/matt-forde-clowns-left-me-jokers-right/performances Buy tickets to Matt's completely rewritten stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right at The Edinburgh Festival here: https://www.pleasance.co.uk/event/matt-forde-clowns-left-me-jokers-right/performances Forthcoming guests at The Political Party include: 22 Aug: Joanna Cherry19 Sept: Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel3 Oct: Mick Lynch17 Oct: Matt Hancock7 Nov: David Dimbleby5 Dec: Rachel Reeves Email the show: email@example.com Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
As thousands flock to the Edinburgh Festival over the next few weeks, we decided to devote this week's podcast to the joys of being in a city which is totally taken over by art - from the street performers to the most famous international artists. Nancy has performed there as a student; Sarah has watched an awful lot down the years. And we both have very happy memories of the place and what we have seen. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Liz Truss presents herself as the change maker in a time of turmoil. Keir Starmer must do the same, even if the focus groups and the influence of mid-'90s New Labour point to an alternative, risky route of extreme caution… Plus brilliant listener questions. Rock & Roll Politics is live at the Edinburgh Festival every day from Mon Aug 15th. Tickets here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/steve-richards-presents-rock-n-roll-politics Join Patreon for early access to episodes, bonus content and more: https://www.patreon.com/RockNRollPolitics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This year's Edinburgh Festival sees celebrated actor Sir Ian McKellen make his return as Hamlet – a part he first performed in 1971 – for the third time in his colourful 60-year-career. But in a break from tradition, this production of Shakespeare's tragedy will see Sir Ian sharing the starring role with ballet dancer Johan Christiansen under the direction of choreographer Peter Schaufuss. Speaking to Today's Nick Robinson, the 83-year-old actor explains that this latest performance is an experiment in various ways of telling a story, not just using words, but also “through movement, dance and music.” (Image Credit: BBC/Jeff Overs)
Award-winning wonderful sketch men The Awkward Silence - Ralph Jones and Vyvyan Almond - join Jon and Marc to write 'STOP NOW' in dog dirt on the One Show's front door.You can see Ralph and Vyvyan at the Edinburgh Festival throughout August, where they're performing two shows!The Awkward Silence's Big Break at the Gilded Balloon Teviot has tickets here!And you can see them Enter the Vortex at the Underbelly in Bisto Square here!GO!And don't forget, it's TTOSS live on Friday, the 16th September 2022 at the London Podcast Festival!Tickets here: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/comedy/the-the-one-show-show-3/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Award-winning wonderful sketch men The Awkward Silence - Ralph Jones and Vyvyan Almond - join Jon and Marc to give the One Show two tickets to the women's football final, which they've coated in a Russian nerve agent.You can see Ralph and Vyvyan at the Edinburgh Festival throughout August, where they're performing two shows!The Awkward Silence's Big Break at the Gilded Balloon Teviot has tickets here!And you can see them Enter the Vortex at the Underbelly in Bisto Square here!GO!And don't forget, it's TTOSS live on Friday, the 16th September 2022 at the London Podcast Festival!Tickets here: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/comedy/the-the-one-show-show-3/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
One of the most popular, formidable and purely likeable politicians in the country returns for a cracking analysis of the Conservative Leadership race and the state of the Labour Party. To many, Alan is the greatest Prime Minister we never had and in this hilarious and honest chat, he shows why he's still so highly rated. Alan is a rare find in politics: an exceptional Cabinet-level talent who really didn't want to be Prime Minister. As well as all his other assets what he really has is warmth and this is ultimately an hour in the company of a very special and rare man. Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre here: https://www.pleasance.co.uk/event/matt-forde-clowns-left-me-jokers-right/performances Buy tickets to Matt's brand new stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right at The Edinburgh Festival here: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour Forthcoming guests at The Political Party include: 7 Aug: Gordon Brown15 Aug: Anas Sarwar22 Aug: Joanna Cherry3 Oct: Mick Lynch17 Oct: Matt Hancock5 Dec: Rachel Reeves Email the show: firstname.lastname@example.org Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Some Conservative members want their next Prime Minister to be... Boris Johnson. A man who shares this view is... Boris Johnson himself, who anticipates a return to Number 10 despite the current race to replace him. Plus the undeserved elevation of Margaret Thatcher to god-like levels, even among non-Conservatives, and brilliant audience questions. Rock & Roll Politics is live at the Edinburgh Festival from Aug 15. Tickets here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/steve-richards-presents-rock-n-roll-politics Patreon here for bonus podcasts and much more: https://www.patreon.com/RockNRollPolitics And don't forget to send your questions into email@example.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
I'm joined for this episode by actor and director Jonathan Glew to discuss John Lennon's 'In His Own Write'. In 2015 Jonathan was granted the rights from Yoko Ono and the Lennon Estate to adapt John Lennon's first book of poetry and prose into a theatrical production. The show went on to be a huge hit at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival and was remounted at the V&A in 2016 where it ran alongside the ‘You Say You Want A Revolution?' exhibition.
Hailing from sunny Australia, Green is a former Primary School teacher and religious cult member. From everyday observations to his experiences living and working in a cult which controlled every part of his life, until he broke out to pursue a career in comedy, Green's material is raw, unfiltered and hysterical. Now he has established himself as one of the most sought after comics on the UK circuit headlining nationwide at high profile clubs such as The Comedy Store, Glee, Hot Water Comedy, Up The Creek, Top Secret Comedy, The Frog and Bucket; has had critically acclaimed sell out shows at Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Edinburgh Festivals, and supporting top comedians such as Jason Manford, Russell Kane and Adam Rowe. He was also a regular breakfast and drive time radio host in Adelaide and is a fan favourite on award-winning podcast ‘Have A Word', as well as featuring on other top UK podcasts.Thomas Green was born to be a stand up comedian and with so much momentum and heat building up around him he is destined to be the hottest new thing. “Seriously funny f***er” – Russell Kane★★★★½ ‘Green will have you in stitches.' – The Advertiser (AUS)★★★★ ‘…he's proof you don't need a gimmick to be great.' – The List (UK)Thanks for watching! Like, subscribe, drop a comment, all the good stuff.Subscribe to Patreon for early access to episodes PLUS a bonus solo episode every week
This is the astonishing inside account of Prince Andrew's Newsnight interview. The details will blow your mind. Sam McAlister produced the show for years and was able to convince guests to give interviews when no-one else could. In her new book 'Scoops', she takes us behind the scenes of various interviews including Julian Assange, Steven Seagal and Amy Schumer. It's a fascinating inside account of how she manages to secure the biggest guests as well as honesty about the mistakes made along the way. The years spent trying to convince Prince Andrew to do the show, the meetings she had with him before, the experience of being in that room as the interview unfolds and then his reaction afterwards will all astound you. Buy Sam's book 'Scoops' here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Scoops-Behind-Scenes-Shocking-Interviews/dp/0861544404/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3AU16NUDYA3FA&keywords=9780861544400&qid=1642179379&sprefix=9780861544400,aps,62&sr=8-1 Follow Sam on Twitter: @SamMcAlister1 Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre including the next show with ALAN JOHNSON on Monday 25 July here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde Buy tickets to Matt's brand new stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right at The Edinburgh Festival here: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour Forthcoming guests at The Political Party include: 25 July: Alan Johnson7 Aug: Gordon Brown15 Aug: Anas Sarwar22 Aug: Joanna Cherry17 Oct: Matt Hancock5 Dec: Rachel Reeves Email the show: firstname.lastname@example.org Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oh boy. This is a cracker. The Speaker of the House of Commons is a raconteur without equal and holds court in this riot of an episode. Passionate about democracy, impartiality and fairness, Lindsay Hoyle shows how you can make the Commons function more effectively without sacrificing its unique atmosphere. One episode with Lindsay really isn't enough, you'll be left wanting so many more stories from him. His tale about taking Nancy Pelosi to Coronation Street is one of the best you'll ever hear. Grab a crumpet and wash it down with a pint of Newton and Ridleys, we're going to Lancashire... Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre including the next show with ALAN JOHNSON on Monday 25 July here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde Buy tickets to Matt's brand new stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right, touring across the UK including his run at The Edinburgh Festival here: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour Forthcoming guests at The Political Party include: 25 July: Alan Johnson7 Aug: Gordon Brown15 Aug: Anas Sarwar22 Aug: Joanna Cherry17 Oct: Matt Hancock5 Dec: Rachel Reeves Email the show: email@example.com Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The first ever Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union delivers his comprehensive verdict on Boris Johnson's government. David is typically candid and gives a great insight into the Brexit negotiations and his relationship with Michel Barnier. He also tells us the reason he resigned from Theresa May's government when he did (and who he told in advance), plus the riveting story of how he came to call on Boris Johnson to resign. This is packed with brilliant inside stories from the most tumultuous period in recent history. Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre including the next show with LINDSAY HOYLE on Monday 11 July here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde Buy tickets to Matt's brand new stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right, touring across the UK including his run at The Edinburgh Festival here: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour Forthcoming guests at The Political Party include: 11 July: Speaker of the House of Commons, Lindsay Hoyle25 July: Alan Johnson17 Oct: Matt Hancock Email the show: firstname.lastname@example.org Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.