october 2020

fri02oct7:00 pm8:00 pmKiri Pritchard-McLean & Stuart Goldsmithcomedy Panel: 'Podcasting for the Pandemic Era'7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Show Info

Podcasting for the Pandemic Era

Two giants of the comedy podcasting world talk about the transition from Stage to Home Studio (and back again).

From finding your hook and growing an audience, to producing and promoting a hit audio series, Kiri Pritchard-McLean (co-host/creator of worldwide hit podcast series All Killa No Filla) and Stu Goldsmith (creator/host of Chortle Award Nominated Comedian’s Comedian podcast) explore the reasons why connecting with an aural audience is more prevalent than ever, and give us their insights on how to stand out from the comedy podcasting crowd.

Hosted by improv/stand up comedy legend and current star of Sky’s I Hate Suzie, Alison Thea-Skot.

A former street entertainer, and contestant of ITV1’s Show Me The Funny talent show, Stu Goldsmith is a successful stand up comedian and creator of the Chortle Award Nominated ‘Comedian’s Comedian’ podcast. Now well into its 300th episode, Stu interviews a different comedian each week about how they approach their profession. He is also the host and creator of the cult interactive live streamed chat show ‘Stu Goldsmith’s infinite Sofa.’ Previously a finalist in the So You Think You’re Funny, Laughing Horse New Act of the Year, and Hackney Empire New Act of the Year competitions, Stu Goldsmith has become a regular feature at the Edinburgh festival with his successful solos shows. He continues to perform stand-up at clubs and festivals throughout the year.

Welsh Comedian Kiri Pritchard-McLean is a double Chortle Award winning stand up comedian, writer and satirist. Kiri is a co-creator and co-host of both the All Killa No Filla podcast and the live juggernaut Amusical. All Killa No Filla is a podcast about serial killers that has a gigantic following worldwide. Co-hosted with Rachel Fairburn, the podcast’s live adaptation sold out The Leicester Square Theatre in minutes and toured the United States. As well as being a regular on the live circuit, Kiri is the current host of Newsjack and has appeared many times on BBC Radio’s The Now Show and the News Quiz. Kiri is a writing/ directing member of Foster’s Comedy Award nominated sketch group Gein’s Family Giftshop who have a third installment of their radio series in the pipeline.Every Friday during lockdown Kiri hosts ‘Live from the Covid Arms’, which has emerged top of the online comedy gigs during this period. It has been recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest online pub; it had 6,215 visitors to it’s online quiz.

Start Time: We recommend joining at 6:30pm (UK time) to ensure you’re set-up for an 7pm start. Each gig lasts around 50-60 minutes.

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