Jason Stampe has flawlessly mastered the balance between audience interaction and delivering his hilariously relatable anecdotes about his family. He also co-runs one of the best comedy clubs in Cambridgeshire called Big Deal Comedy and even built his own following by being the face of comedy club with is top drawer MCing.
Ophélie Hocquard started comedy only a few years ago with a point to prove to herself that she would her fear of public speaking, within 20 gigs she entered the BBC New Comedy Awards 2017 and reached the semi-finals. Since then, she has become a professional comedian and is going up to Edinburgh with her show; “It’s All Going To Be OK”
Thank you so much for listening to the podcast and those of you who have donated to it, I really do appreciate it. I started the podcast by recording conversations with comedian friends, I ran out of friends and needed to make more so started broadening the episodes to many other comedians. I’ve been absolutely overwhelmed by the lovely comments, praise and support I’ve received from you who listen to the podcast.
At the end of September I will be kickstarting some live recordings with professional comedians in front of a live audience. The evening will consist of comedy from myself, a support act and a performance from the comedian featuring on the podcast.
I have also set up a Patreon Page for listeners to become patrons – by becoming a Level 1 OutLuker you will receive Two Free Tickets to the first Live Recording and 10% off tickets thereafter.
Louise Atkinson has been a semi-finalist for So You Think You’re Funny? and a finalist for the Amused Moose Competition. She has progressed in comedy rapidly having only started in 2017 and just keeps getting better. Follow her on the social medias and buy FREE tickets to her Edinburgh Fringe show.
Aaron Simmonds was a finalist in the BBC New Comedy Awards, winner of the Jewish Comedian Of The Year in 2017, has appeared on BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live Extra and is taking his second show (Disabled Coconut) to Edinburgh this year.
Chris Norton Walker is highly regarded on the comedy circuit and has been described by critics as ‘nearly famous’ – he is an absolute expert at constructing punchy one liners and just generally a stand up guy.
We speak in detail about engineering jokes with Chris even doing a live demonstration of the Memory Palace Technique on me.
Follow Chris on Social Media: Twitter: @NortonWalker | Facebook: m.me/ChrisNortonWalker | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisnortonwalker/ | Website: https://www.nortonwalker.com
Richard Todd has won second place at Leicester Square New Comedian in 2011, won the Amused Moose Laugh-Off in 2012 was shortlisted for The BBC New Comedy Award in 2012 & 2013, Shaftesbury Fringe Best Show in 2017 and was selected as one of Chortle’s ‘Ones to Watch’ in 2018. I watched him perform in March, we speak about how it didn’t feel like a good gig for him and why. I absolutely loved it and managed to catch up with him for a conversation.
A big thanks to 22 North Street Restaurant & Private Dining Room for sponsoring this episode and allowing us to record downstairs in their amazing private dining room. http://www.22northstreet.co.uk | 22 North Street, Clapham, SW4 0HB