The Creative Diaries
Season 1, Ep. 20
In this episode, I talk to comedian Ed Night about how he got started in stand up and his career so far. (Instagram: _ednight)Check out just some of his accomplishments below.As seen on BBC Radio 1, BBC2 Scotland, E4, BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC Radio 5 Live, audible.com, Comedy Central, ABC AustraliaWritten for The Mash Report, Roast Battle UK, 8 Out Of 10 CatsTour support for Simon Amstell, Fern Brady, Jamali Maddix, Dane Baptiste, Phil Wang, Paul Sinha, Abandoman"Delivered a show so bleakly funny on the lack of future prospects for his generation that you felt winded" The Guardian"There can't be many young comics talking about big ideas with such eloquence" ★★★★★ Entertainment Focus"Ed Night stands out from them all" ★★★★★ Radio Ha-Ha"His stand-up is some of the cleverest, funniest and most unassuming comedy I've encountered... immediately likeable... he ends the show by asking us to all go and kill ourselves" ★★★★★ A Younger Theatre"As far as comedy goes, he's pretty much cracked it already" ★★★★ The Scotsman"Bold, fearless, full of moral certitude, and crucially, funny... Night is a prodigiously talented young comic... the kind of comic that you need to come along every now and then, someone who makes an enemy of complacency... there's some cracking material on rimming, too" ★★★★ Chortle"Spell-bindingly funny" ★★★★ The Herald"Ed Night has a natural talent for comedy" ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine🏆 The Scotsman Critics Pick of the Fringe 2019 🏆🏆 The Times Pick of the Fringe 2019 🏆🏆 Edinburgh Fringe Sell Out Run 2018 🏆🏆 Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2017 🏆🏆 Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Nominee 2017 🏆🏆 3rd Place, So You Think You're Funny? 2015 🏆
Season 1, Ep. 20
With THREE Edinburgh Fringe's under her belt, Isa Bonachera is taking the comedy scene by storm. But did you know she took a full hour of comedy to Edinburgh Fringe her first year there? Or that she studied at Cambridge before falling in love with comedy? Or that she was preparing two shows for Edinburgh this year before it's unfortunate cancellation?Find out how she works, how she got into comedy, what advice she would give her 16 year old self, bombing stories and which sex and the city character she would say she is...Her comedy style has been described as “original and off-the-wall” with “well-crafted jokes” (Broadway Baby) that shows “a distinctively offbeat way of thinking, generating off-kilter punchlines that are hard to see coming” (Chortle).Some of Isa's accomplishments include:2019 FameLab regional finalist2018 BBC New Comedy Award finalist2018 Phoenix Artist Club Cabaret Award third place2018 Man Up! Drag King Contest finalist2018 London Comedy Store King Gong winner2018 Leicester Square Sketch Off! runner-up2018 Max Turner Prize finalist2017 Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year finalistHer Website: https://isabonachera.com/Her Twitter: https://twitter.com/IsaBonachera?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5EauthorHer Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/isa.bonachera/?hl=en
Season 1, Ep. 19
Actor Samuel Arnold talks about drama school, France's Got Talent, acting at the National Theatre in Anthony and Cleopatra, audition and acting advice, the upcoming project 'Emily in Paris', which he is in and stars Lily Collins. He gives so much good advice, it's difficult to summarise!Instagram handle: @suppersama https://www.instagram.com/suppersama/?hl=en
Season 1, Ep. 18
This week's guest is Chloe Kennedy! Chloe is an educator who got her MFA in Actor Training and Coaching from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She has also taught and been assistant director at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and Performance Preparation Academy.In the Episode (which was recorded before the COVID-19 Pandemic) we talk about drama school audition do's and don'ts, how she got into stand up, the Soho Theatre Stand Up Comedy Lab, narcissism and performing, and which comedians we love at the moment!
Season 1, Ep. 17
With 11 years of experience in stand up, Sid Singh is definitely one of the most experienced comedians I have interviewed so far. Sid and I sat down a couple of months ago for a very honest interview; where he discussed his influences, what made him want to perform comedy, his Edinburgh show 'American Refugee', advice he would give to aspiring stand up comedians and bombing stories.Photo by Swiss Chocolate Pictures https://www.swisschocolatepictures.com/@swisschocolatepicturesKeep up with the latest from Sid. Instagram: @lookingforsid Facebook: Sid Singh Comedy Twitter: @MrSidSinghAs mentioned in the episode, Sid is on Spotify with 'Amazing! (Probably)' at https://open.spotify.com/album/3r1A5N9Rq6zTQkkS1dWwq2
Season 1, Ep. 16
Adam Moylan and I met at The Savoy in Limerick to chat about his career so far! Adam is an accomplished screen actor represented by BCCreative. Some of his screen work includesVikings(Season 3 & 4),Ripper Street(Season 3) andPenny Dreadful(Season 1).He is also a writer and film maker, currently writing his first feature film. We chat about how he got into acting, Cannes Film Festival, Toy Story, showreel advice and what he has learned along the way.
Season 1, Ep. 15
Ella Greenwood an I talk about about her film 'Faulty Roots'. We also talk about how she got her agent, mishaps that have happened along the way, favourite actors, moments of inspiration, castings and advice.Follow Faulty Roots at:https://faultyroots.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FaultyRoots/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/faultyroots/Twitter: https://twitter.com/faultyrootsElla Greenwood on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/popsella/?hl=en
Season 1, Ep. 14
In this episode, writer and actor Sophie Max and I talk about her film 'The Whole Truth', which is about the aftermath of sexual assault.We discuss how she researched, wrote and cast her film. We also talk about her inspirations, who she would like to work with in the future, stereotyping female characters, unique stories, favourite roles and the importance of telling honest stories and humanising women.Disclaimer: some of the dates of play that Sophie's co-writing (mentioned in this podcast episode) have been postponed due to the current situation.Follow 'The Whole Truth' and Sophie Max on Instagram to keep up with all the latest news on 'The Whole Truth' The Whole Truth: https://www.instagram.com/wholetruthfilm/?hl=enSophie Max: https://www.instagram.com/sophiemax_/
Mo Omar and Jimmy Furre
Season 1, Ep. 13
A brand new episode with Mo Omar and Jimmy Furre. We chat about comedy, Mo Gilligan, shock humour and more. It's a bit of a mad one this episode, but an entertaining listen.You may recognise Somali-born, Cardiff-raised and London-based, Mo Omar from Harry Hill's ClubNite on Channel 4. In 2019, Mo was selected to perform in The Pleasance Comedy Reserve show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was a finalist of the BBC Introducing Radio 4 Comedy Award. Previously, he was the winner of the Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2017 competition, and semi-finalist in the So You Think You’re Funny and Amused Moose 2017 competitions.Comedy Producer and comedian Jimmy Furre has run his own comedy nights at The Seven Dial Club for over two years now. Having completed the Soho Theatre Comedy Lab, he created his own night and has performed alongside some of the circuit's best comedians.