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Episode 6 – Holly Walsh, Stuart Goldsmith, Simon Donald, Sally Anne Hayward & Carl Hutchinson.

July 3, 2012

Welcome to Episode 6 of the XS Malarkey Podcast.
Another selections of a months worth of funny goings on at XS’s new home in Unique, Fallowfield, Manchester.
On this months Podcast we talk to the brilliantly funny comedians:

HOLLY WALSH

STUART GOLDSMITH

host of the Comedian’s Comedian Podcast

SIMON DONALD

(him off the Viz)

SALLY ANNE HAYWARD

&

CARL HUTCHINSON

Also featuring:

PHIL BUCKLEY

&

RACHAEL LANCASTER

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Episode 5 – Steve Hall, Matt Green, Noel James, Diane Spencer, Hanks & Conran plus others.

May 29, 2012

Welcome to Episode 5 of the XS Malarkey Podcast.
Another selections of a months worth of funny goings on at XS’s new home in Platt Chapel, Fallowfield, Manchester.
On this months Podcast we talk to the brilliantly funny comedians:


STEVE HALL from BBC’s We Are Klang.


MATT GREEN


NOEL JAMES


DIANE SPENCER


HANKS & CONRAN
And more…

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Episode 4 – Lloyd Langford, Johnny Candon & Chris Martin

April 20, 2012

Welcome to Episode 4 of the XS Malarkey Podcast.
Another selections of a months worth of funny goings on at XS’s new home in Platt Chapel, Fallowfield, Manchester.
On this months Podcast we talk to the brilliantly funny comedians:

LLOYD LANGFORD

“A lugubrious Welshman with a knack of turning out juicy one-liners, Langford is a rising star.” The Guardian

 

CHRIS MARTIN (not that one)

‘Destined for greatness…he’s got charm, anecdotes, callbacks and a worrying father’ – The Sunday Times

 

JOHNNY CANDON

“The new Dave Allen”, Ricky Gervais

JOHN SCOTT

“Among the top five comics emerging from Scotland today.” The Observer.

&

MICHAEL J. DOLAN

“Grumpiness has never been so smart or so funny.” – Sarah Millican

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Episode 3 – Gary Delaney, Jo Enright & Steve Royle

March 20, 2012

Welcome to Episode 3 of the XS Malarkey Podcast.
Another selections of a months worth of funny goings on at XS’s new home in Platt Chapel, Fallowfield, Manchester.
On this months Podcast we talk to the brilliantly funny:


GARY DELANEY

“Expect a cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns from this master of the one-liner, a craftsman to be ranked along with likes of Tim Vine and Milton Jones”
– The Guardian

Gary Delaney is a razor sharp one-liner comedian, who is widely regarded as being the most quotable comic on the circuit. The high quantity of stand out gags leaves the audience struggling to remember them all.

Gary has written for a variety of TV and radio programmes including 8 Out of 10 Cats, Mock The Week, Russell Howard’s Good News, Jason Manford’s Comedy Rocks, and Radio 4’s The News Quiz. Gary received two Sonys for his work for Kerrang! Radio. Gary’s Twitter feed was also nominated for a Chortle Award in 2011.


JO ENRIGHT

“Jo Enright is one of the most naturally gifted comic talents I’ve ever seen.  I’d put her in the same league as Julie Walters.”  PETER KAY

For more than a decade now the highly acclaimed comedienne Jo Enright has crafted a completely unique style of stand-up comedy.  As well as performing it both on television and radio, Jo also thrives on live theatre performances, winning several comedy awards including the 2002 Chortle Award for ‘The Best Female Circuit Comic’ and the 2001 ‘Best Female on the Jongleurs Comedy Circuit’ award.

Alongside stand-up she is in demand as a character actress appearing as the lead female ‘Beverley’ in Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights (C4), ‘Cara’ in “Lab Rats” (BBC1) Peter Kay’s “Britain’s Got The Pop Factor and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly On Ice”, playing the lead female ‘Jackie’ and most recently she once again played the part of Carol in the hit comedy series “IDEAL” for the BBC.


STEVE ROYLE

A former court jester at the Camelot theme park where he presented more than 2,000 juggling shows, Steve Royle has supported both Peter Kay and Dave Spikey on tour.

As well as his stand-up, he is also co-founder of the Slaughterhouse- Live character comedy group.

His TV appearances have included Phoenix Nights, Max & Paddy’s Road To Nowhere and Stand-up Britain.He also presents a Saturday lunchtime show on BBC Radio Lancashire and has been named Entertainer of the Year at the county’s Red Rose Awards.

PLUS:
BOBBY MAIR
&
HAYLEY ELLIS

Amongst others.

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Episode 2 – Sarah Millican & Joe Lycett

February 14, 2012

Welcome to Episode 2 of the XS Malarkey Podcast. Another selections of a months worth of funny goings on at XS’s new home in Platt Chapel, Fallowfield, Manchester. On this months Podcast we talk to the brilliantly funny:

SARAH MILLICAN “Probably the finest female comedian working at the moment” Time Out A comedian who is fast becoming a Nation Treasure and who’se face you can’t have missed if you have watched any comedy related panel show in the last two years. Her sold out shows, her DVD’s all started with gigs like XS and she returns to work on new material for her upcoming TV show.

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JOE LYCETT “…complete package of innate comic charm and warm wit” – CHORTLE You may have seen him on 8 OUT OF 10 CATS, or co-hosting the BBC1 show EPIC WIN, but this young comic is fast becoming a household name since winning the Chortle Student Comic of the Year in 2009. He dropped by XS and reminisced about his early days in comedy and what XS meant to him. Also featured: DAVE LONGLEY – “Acid tongued and as sharp as a barrell full of tacks.” The List

NEIL COLE – “Elegant, surprising & funny wordplay. He has plenty of witty gags you’ll want to try to remember for the pub” CHORTLE

&

KISHORE NAYAR

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Episode 1 – Phill Jupitus & Stewart Francis

January 20, 2012

Welcome to the FIRST ever XS Malarkey Podcast.

Recorded at the live XS Malarkey comedy night, Manchester.

With your host: TOBY HADOKE – “Very, very funny.” – The Guardian

Guests this Month:

PHILL JUPITUS – A mainstay of the British comedy scene since the early 80’s, Phill’s career has grown into him becoming a well know television personality as a team captain on NEVERMIND THE BUZZCOCKS, regular contestant on shows like QI, and frequent apperances THE NEWS QUIZ & I’M SORRY I HAVEN’T A CLUE (both on BBC Radio 4) .

STEWART FRANCIS – This Canadian gag merchant is best known in Britain for his apperences on MOCK THE WEEK, 8 OUT OF 10 CATS, and MICHAEL MACKENTIRE’S COMEDY ROADSHOW. As well as appering in the sitcom NOT GOING OUT. His comedy festivals include Montreal’s Just for Laughs, Aspen Comedy Arts Festival, Smirnoff Comedy Festival in South Africa, Belfast Comedy Festival, Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival, Glasgow Comedy Festival, Winnipeg, Halifax and Vancouver Comedy Festivals.

Also on this months Podcast:

Caimh McDonnell – “a standout act” – Daily Telegraph

Dan Nightingale – “Nightingale can make just about anything funny. He’s lightning-quick.” – Time Out London

&

Adam Rowe – A new comedian doing his first ever spot at XS