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
Glass Eye Comedy are a hardworking trio of comedians from Suffolk. Danny Mark, Louie Green and Aaron Spalding are not only brilliant comedians they’re best friends and they combine their collective talents to put on the best stand up comedy shows across multiple venues around East Anglia. Facebook and Insta handle: – @glasseyecomedy – if you would like to learn more about their comedy nights and/or would like to perform send them an email: – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dom Mackie is Britain’s youngest sellout comedian and one of the most promising acts on the circuit, I will be supporting him at The Portland Arms on Wednesday 15th May. This is one of many of his dates for his successful tour, Poor Life Choices.
Lorraine Hoodless has spent many years at the top of the corporate world and started stand-up comedy after a few big changes in her life – she is also taking her first show up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year.
Jovan Lugave and Philip Luswata are both excellent actors with huge hearts which is absolutely evident in the vision behind the Playwrights’ Playhouse. These episodes absolutely standalone as amazing conversations but it’s intriguing to listen to Philip’s episode immediately after Jovan’s. His influence on Jovan’s career felt very intertwined with the inspiration behind the Playwrights’ Playhouse.
Agnes Akite is a well-known comedian in Uganda with big aspirations to venture out beyond Uganda as well. We speak about her unusual introduction to the entertainment industry, how she went viral after performing at the Comedy Store, Ugandan and she stays grounded in such a vibrant career.
As many of you will know I am off to Uganda this week with my partner to visit her family, whilst I am there I will be recording some special, exclusive episodes with some of Uganda’s top comedians. I can’t reveal any more information just yet but I am really excited to have the opportunity to speak all things comedy with pros from a different frame of reference.
Two more episodes have been scheduled to release whilst I am in Uganda, details to follow.