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Populist comedy v the Oxbridge elite - Grouchy Club Podcast 100

The snooty sneering of the Oxbridge elite and some comics against popular humour. Variable opinions on The Weirdos...

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A role model for comedians - Grouchy Club Podcast 99

The brilliance of Alan Davies at Pull The Other One. The unfeasible tallness of Darren Walsh. The formidable talent...

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Comedy courses, Johnny Depp & butt plugs - Grouchy Club Podcast 98

Comic Janet Bettesworth joins critic Kate Copstick and blogger John Fleming in the busy Mama Biashara emporium in...

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Thom Tuck - ACMS, Penny Dreadfuls & Doctor Who - Grouchy Club Podcast 97

Thom Tuck joins critic Copstick and an ineffectively interjecting John at Mama Biashara in London in a doomed attempt...

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International comedy, cannibalism and Catholicism - Grouchy Club Podcast 96

Italian comic Luca Cupani on representing the UK in worldwide comedy competitions. The problems of performing to US...

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Comedy songs, Jeremy Corbyn and nervous breakdowns - Grouchy Club Podcast 95

Ariane Sherine, musical comedy performer, journalist and TV scriptwriter joins critic Kate Copstick and blogger John...

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Nick Awde and European comedy - Grouchy Club Podcast 94

Nick Awde - critic, reviewer and author - joins Kate Copstick, John Fleming and a future gag writer aged 8½ in...

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Quirky comedy and unique vaginas - Grouchy Club Podcast 93

Martin Soan, comedy promoter and creator of The Greatest Show On Legs, talks to critic Kate Copstick and blogger John...

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London’s Comedy Cafe Is Saved? - Grouchy Club Podcast 92

Comedy Cafe owner Noel Faulkner reveals the background to the club’s closure and possible re-birth in a...

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How to succeed as a comedian - Grouchy Club Podcast 91

How Michael McIntyre succeeded in UK comedy. Why Louisa Omielan and Tom Binns are succeeding. The late Addison...

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Hugging, flirting and sexism - Grouchy Club Podcast 90

Often controversial London comedy club owner Martin Besserman talks to critic Kate Copstick and blogger John Fleming...

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Becky Fury and 5-year comedy plans - Grouchy Club Podcast 89

After a disastrous attempt to record a podcast with Kate Copstick in Kenya, John Fleming (with raging toothache)...

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Trump & the sexism of the UK’s liberal Left - Grouchy Club Podcast 88

Amid the drama of a very dodgy internet connection, critic Kate Copstick on the generosity of comedian Janey Godley...

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Drugs, comedy and the madness of PC - Grouchy Club Podcast 87

Guest Chris Dangerfield and Kate Copstick attack social justice and political correctness and the Third Wave of...

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Comedy double act: Copstick & Fleming - Grouchy Club Podcast 86

Even more of a double act than a comedy podcast this week… In a Hallowe’en edition, we ramble on about Copstick’s...

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Trump, Clinton & UK comedy - Grouchy Club Podcast 85

Copstick, on OxyContin, in a wildly busy Mama Biashara shop, tries and fails to find UK comedy news. Her plan to...

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Brexit and middle class comics - Grouchy Club Podcast 83

Why middle class comics were so shocked by Brexit. After an interrupted start with Copstick in camp in Kenya, back...

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BBC diversity dangers - Tim Renkow, Mitch Benn & blood demons - Grouchy Club Podcast 83

Tim Renkow’s new BBC TV sitcom A Brief History of Tim - comedy critic Kate Copstick pitches herself for a role......

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More sexism? - Grouchy Club Podcast 82

Sexism, Kate Smurthwaite, wolf whistles, Sarah Chew, Emily Hill, babes and FemiNazis. Are terms of endearment from...

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Political correctness and malicious intent - Grouchy Club Podcast 81

Political correctness and malicious intent. The Gazza PC hoo-hah and why we have to be upset about something. The...

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