This week I got to sit down with the host of one of my favourite podcasts, Michael Adams from The Rugby League Digest. As well as being a passionate Rugby League fan and podcaster, Michael is also a local history librarian. We chat about his love of Rugby League, history, country music and how craft beer banter annoys him. This was a fun chat.
After our first episode together Trevor Crook got a disturbing review from none other than his wife; Julia. Apparently we forgot to be entertaining. So Trevor and I decided to have another go at it to see if we could entertain Julia. To help we got John of Belmore to tag along as our Entertainment Monitor.
This week Comedian and room runner, Daniel Muggleton donned a sweet matching tracksuit and ventured out to visit me. We chat about comedy, travel and how he and Sam Kettler changed the face of Sydney's open mic Comedy scene. We also chat about his new Comedy Album "Let Me Finish" which is available on iTunes, Napster and wherever great comedy is bought or stolen (also via the link below).
This week I caught up with Comedian Trevor Crook. Trevor has been doing comedy for 25 years and splits his time between Australia and the U.K. When he is in Australia we make a point of grabbing lunch regularly. In this episode we chat about his life, which he travels through like a disinterested observer.
This week I dropped by to visit Comedian, TV Host and Comedy Promoter Darren Sanders. I met Darren when I was an open mic comedian and he was a headlining comedian and the owner of the Laugh Garage in Sydney's CBD. In this episode we chat about the thing he clearly loves more than anything, Comedy.
Whilst on the Gold Coast for a bunch of gigs, I sat down with Mullumbimby based comedian Ellen Briggs. We chatted about mowing lawns, doing comedy outside major cities and our mutual friend (and previous guest of the podcast) Julia Wilson.
This week Canberra comedian Vanessa Conlin swung by, mid hens weekend, to chat about her long and winding journey to comedy. She chats about her many partial qualifications, her time running a small business and her willingness to keep making decisions.
This week I was unavailable to host the show, so my good mate and fellow comedian, Matty B stepped up to host. Recorded on the drive between Port Macquarie and Sydney, Matty gets deep with his guest their life growing up, having kids and the weirdest service station on the Pacific Highway.
This week I sat down with my old mate John. John has the best general knowledge of anyone I know and has an opinion on just about everything. We chatted about growing up in Belmore, his time working in a library and the rise of artificial super intelligence.
This week I caught up with, comedian and writer Ben Ellwood. We chatted about being chubby in high school, his many jobs and the return of Phuklub, the most unpredictable comedy night in Sydney. Ben is one of the driving forces behind it's return and does a better job of explaining it in the episode.
This week I popped into the trendy inner west of Sydney to visit journalist, author and comedian, David Smiedt. We chat about the state of journalism, growing up in South Africa and transitioning from being funny on the page to being funny on the stage. Dave also explains how he became a style guru.
I have been a fan of Mick Meredith since before I started comedy. Apart from being incredibly talented and funny, he's also a great guy. He swung by for a chat about his family heritage around Bankstown, his long history in entertainment (including clowning) and his new health regime for 2017.
This week I caught up with "New Australian", Al Del Bene. We chat about growing up in Boston, how Christmas compares in Australia to the US, his love of Prince and a whole bunch of other stuff. Al can and will chat about anything.
This week I met up with Comedian, Writer and Snake; Cameron James. We chat about giving yourself a nickname, the pressure of being funny in 140 characters and weird gigs.
Comedian Rhys Nicholson drops by for a chat about comedy, self consciousness and how he's married to a person he doesn't love, but isn't allowed to marry the person he does.
Brilliant Australian comedian Luke Heggie dropped by to chat about starting comedy late, travelling the world on a bike and his many and varied careers.
Fellow Bloke (from the 3 Blokes Telling Jokes franchise) Matty B stopped by for snag in bread and a chat about growing up in Newcastle, travelling the world and working many different jobs.
This week's guest hooked me up with some awesome digs to record this episode. As well as being a comedian, actress and journalist, Sallie Don is a producer at ABC Radio Sydney. It was in that capacity that she was able to score us a studio in which to record this week's episode. We chat about comedy, acting, journalism and parenting.
This week I stopped by the Lewisham Hotel to meet up with Comedian, Producer and booker, Seizure Kaiser. We chatted about movies, music and the origin of his name.