Audio Interviews

Episode 468: Dan Soder

Dan Soder addresses the many questions that the mid-30s bring: should he (if given the chance) have kids? Is wanting to be liked a bad thing? Live stand up and chat with the American comedian. First broadcast as part of ‘On the Mic’ on UJR

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Episode 467: Daliso Chaponda

Daliso shot to fame on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and has gone on to amass over 100 million YouTube views. He then wrote and starred in his critically acclaimed Radio 4 show ‘Citizen of Nowhere’. Enjoy stand up and chat from the ‘Blacklisted’ comedian. First broadcast as part of ‘On the Mic’ on UJR

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Episode 466: Daisy Earl

Daisy woke up on her 30th birthday deeply dissatisfied. Why isn’t she thinner, more successful and blonde? She is the winner of Scottish Comedian of the Year and Chortle’s Best Newcomer, so it’s not all bad. First broadcast as part of ‘On the Mic’ on UJR

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Episode 465: Christopher Macarthur-Boyd

The self proclaimed, “wee speccy future of Glaswegian stand-up” talks about his 2019 Edinburgh show, ‘Dreamboat’. First broadcast as part of ‘On the Mic’ on UJR

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Episode 464: Chris Washington

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, Chris Washington, returned to Edinburgh in 2019 with a brand-new show. If you fancy a laugh as a lad from Wigan tells you some funny stories, then listen on. First broadcast as part of ‘On the Mic’ on UJR

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Episode 463: Brodi Snook

Brodi Snook was once told by a first date that she was a handful. May he rest in peace. Enjoy stand up and chat from the rising Australian comedian. First broadcast as part of ‘On the Mic’ on UJR

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Episode 462: Baba Brinkman II

Canadian comedy rapper, Baba Brinkman returned to the Fringe in 2019 with several shows. ‘Rap Guide to Evolution’ premiered in 2009 and won a Scotsman Fringe First award. ‘Rap Guide to Religion’ was a New York Times Critics’ Pick, and ‘Rap Guide to Consciousness’ recently ran for eight months off-Broadway. This interview features tracks from […]

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Episode 461: Archie Maddocks II

Stand up and chat from Edinburgh Fringe favourite, Archie Maddocks. Life’s getting a bit serious innit? Political instability, social politics making people less social – life now is guilt, followed by shame. However, what is life, if nothing but a distraction until you die? First broadcast as part of ‘On the Mic’ on UJR

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Episode 460: Andrew Doyle V

Andrew Doyle is the creator of spoof twitter account, Titania McGrath, and has co-written numerous viral videos featuring fake reporter Jonathan Pie. One of the UK’s foremost political satirists, in 2019 he returned to Edinburgh for his eighth solo stand-up show. First broadcast as part of ‘On the Mic’ on UJR

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Episode 459: Alun Cochrane

Alun Cochrane has been doing solo shows at the Fringe since 2004. He’s performed droll, anecdotal, observational comedy on TV panel games and stand-up shows and he’s part of the award-winning Frank Skinner show on Absolute Radio. During these offence-taking times he has decided he may as well be hanged for a sheep as a […]

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Episode 458: Alice Fraser

In her 2019 Edinburgh Fringe show, ‘Mythos’, Alice Fraser takes on the stories and lies that we tell ourselves about ourselves and each other. Stand up and chat from the myth-busting Australian comedian. First broadcast as part of Episode 9 of ‘On the Mic’ on UJR

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Episode 457: Alexander Fox

Stand up, music and chat from the drumming comedian. In 2011, Alexander Fox left school and went to music college, where he began an illicit affair with his drum teacher… Tut tut. First broadcast as part of Episode 15 of ‘On the Mic’ on UJR

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Episode 456: Alex Kealy III

Stand up and chat from political comedian Alex Kealy. He explores the emotional roots of our rational thoughts. But funny, though. First broadcast on UK based DAB radio station, Union Jack Radio.

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Episode 455: Alasdair Beckett-King II

The award-winning Alasdair Beckett-King returns to On the Mic to talk about his 2019 Edinburgh show, ‘The Interdimensional ABK’. First broadcast on UK based DAB radio station, Union Jack Radio.

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Episode 454: Adam Rowe

Opinionated, no holds barred stand-up and chat from Liverpool Comedian of the Year Winner, English Comedian of the Year Finalist and Dave’s Best Joke of the Fringe Winner 2018. At 27 years of age, Adam is supposed to be in the prime of his life, which, he says, is a truly terrifying thought. First broadcast […]

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Episode 453: Abbie Murphy

Stand-up and chat from Abbie’s Edinburgh show, ‘Eat Sleep Shit Shag’. Join Abbie as she retraces the steps of her transformative years. Tales of youth, growing up in Essex/suburbia, unique anecdotes from a professional dance career and life now as an ex-showgirl. First broadcast on UK based DAB radio station, Union Jack Radio.

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Episode 452: Aaron Simmonds

Join the BBC New Comedy Award finalist and wheelchair enthusiast as he talks about his Edinburgh show, ‘Disabled Coconut’. Aaron was Jewish Comedian of the Year 2017. First broadcast on UK based DAB radio station, Union Jack Radio.

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Episode 451: AJ Holmes

The award-winning actor, writer and composer, AJ Holmes talks about his Edinburgh debut. AJ is known for performing a lead role in ‘The Book of Mormon’ on Broadway, London’s West End, San Francisco and Sydney. AJ was also a staff writer for a season on TV show ‘South Park’. First broadcast on UK based DAB […]

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Episode 450: Mitch Benn

Mitch Benn is back at the Edinburgh Fringe, with guitar in hand, a spring in his step, a bee in his bonnet and giving a piece of his mind. He talks to On the Mic about ‘Doing it on Purpose’, Trump, Blade Runner, his Terra novels, and much more. We’re also treated to several songs, […]

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Episode 449: Jan Ravens

Enjoy 15 minutes of comedy and chat with the county’s leading impressionist, Jan Ravens. Hear from Jan, alongside Theresa May, Diane Abbott, Fiona Bruce, Nicola Sturgeon, Ruth Davidson, Kirsty Wark, Donald Trump and more.

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Episode 448: Ed Byrne

Enjoy 10 minutes of stand up and chat with the ‘Mock The Week’ regular, Ed Byrne. Are we all being spoiled? Is Ed spoiling his own kids? Are nettles sent by the devil? Ed’s current show, ‘Spoiler Alert’ is enjoying an Edinburgh run before it goes on tour.

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Episode 447: Pippa Evans II

Enjoy 15 minutes of chat with Pippa, an award-winning comedian, actor, songwriter and improviser. as heard every week on Radio 4’s ‘The Now Show’ and as seen the world over on the stage with ‘Showstoppers: Improvised Musical’. In many ways, she is the new Brian Conley.

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Episode 446: Martha McBrier

In an extended 30 minute interview we hear from leading story telling comedian, Martha McBrier, who is back in Edinburgh with a new show, ‘Balamory Doubtfire’. We hear her origin story, from winning a major competition on her third gig, to getting into bother over a didgeridoo.

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Episode 445: Tiff Stevenson II

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the brilliant Tiff Stevenson. This is her eighth solo show at the Fringe, and she’s better than ever. Direct, uncompromising, but with a mischievous twinkle in her eye, Tiff chats about the things that matter.

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Episode 444: Dane Baptiste II

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with comedian, writer and actor, Dane Baptiste. Fresh from his success with original BBC sitcom, ‘Sunny D’, Dane returns to Edinburgh with a new show about G.O.D. – namely, Gold, Money and Drugs. Is Christianity the new ‘C-bomb?’

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