Former human trafficker and drug dealer Richard Villa
The comedians paradise
by Marvin McCarthy
2M ago
An interview podcast giving the inside scoop of what happens in comedy scenes across the globe and dedicated to speaking to the mavericks in the comedy world. In todays bombastic episode we speak to former human trafficker and drug dealer, Richard Villa, a veteran comedian of 20+ years in the standup comedy business. Here is an overview of what we discussed: [[03:08]] Why he never picks on the audience [[06:56]] [[07:09]] People getting offended is like going on a theme park ride [[10:43]] [[11:05]] Getting cancelled in Mexico [[14:15]] [[21:17]] How living a colourful life has given him grit ..read more
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Being a blind comedian
The comedians paradise
by Marvin McCarthy
2M ago
An interview podcast giving the inside scoop of what happens in comedy scenes across the globe and dedicated to speaking to the mavericks in the comedy world. In this episode we speak to blind comedian Cubby, he gives us an insight into his experience of Britains got talent and his experience of being a blind comedian on the Scottish comedy circuit. Here is an overview of what we discussed: [[06:41]] Going on Britains got talent and the biggest issue with being blind [[12:41]] [[17:13]] The worst pricks in comedy [[24:13]] [[25:15]] The knock-on effects of being blind [[27:30]] [[26:04]] Funny ..read more
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Being the welsh jesus
The comedians paradise
by Marvin McCarthy
2M ago
An interview podcast giving the inside scoop of what happens in comedy scenes across the globe and dedicated to speaking in the mavericks in the comedy world. In this episode we chat to character comedian, Welsh Jesus, AKA Gareth Hunt. He is taking the Welsh comedy scene by storm, here is an overview what we discussed: [[03:04]] Falling into Welsh Jesus [[05:37]] [[10:19]] The advantages of performing as welsh Jesus [[17:10]] [[39:37]] Setting yourself goals in comedy [[45:06]] [[50:14]] Comedy lets you know your place and destroys your ego [[53:59]] [[60:00]] The wacky thing about comedy that ..read more
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The Alternative black comedy showcase founder
The comedians paradise
by Marvin McCarthy
2M ago
An interview podcast giving the inside scoop of what happens in comedy scenes across the globe and dedicated to speaking to the mavericks in the comedy world. We speak to Oldhamer and honorary Scouser, Che Burnley. In the last few years Che has established his own Showcase show in Edinburgh & Liverpool, provided tour support for Reginald D Hunter, written his own solo shows and still found time to gig across the country. At home MCing as he is in any spot Che is currently working on his next show HATE (pt. 1). Here is an overview of what we discussed: [[01:59]] Pay hasn’t gone up for comed ..read more
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Being a victorious survivor of cancer!!!
The comedians paradise
by Marvin McCarthy
2M ago
An interview podcast giving the inside scoop of what happens in comedy scenes across the globe and dedicated to speaking in the mavericks in the comedy world. We have a spectacular guest for the show, Helen Prior. Helen is a former art historian, and comedian with Ukrainian and Russian ancestry. She transformed herself from a cancer victim into a victorious survivor, where she relishes life and has embarked on many adventures. She has now got into comedy as it is a great substitute for everything what she thinks women of her age are missing in life – attention, love and a new career. She is a ..read more
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Getting punched in the Edinburgh fringe
The comedians paradise
by Marvin McCarthy
3M ago
Welcome to another episode of The comedians paradise, an interview podcast focused on giving an inside scoop of being a comedian from mavericks across the comedy world, todays guest is the magnificent Colin Higgins. Colin Higgins is a rising star from the Glasgow comedy scene and has performed UK wide. He delights audience's with his cutting observations, brutal honesty and self deprecating style. He has also featured on the Billy Connolly docuseries 'Billy and Us' BBC Scotland. Recently he has had his Will Smith moment, where he was punched by an audience member at the Edinburgh fringe, here ..read more
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Two Kiwis and one Asian
The comedians paradise
by Marvin McCarthy
3M ago
Making people laugh is the greatest feeling in the world, the challenges you have to overcome are not. Join comedian and promoter Marvin McCarthy as he interviews larger-than-life characters that will help comedians live life on their terms and find their niche. Todays guest is the marvellous Sully O’Sullivan, he is a seasoned international headliner who has performed all over the world. First stepping onto the stage in his native New Zealand, Sully rocketed to stardom making his TV debut just 7 months later in New Zealand’s cult stand-up series Pulp Comedy on TV2, where he went on to appear i ..read more
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Does a social media following give you everything?
The comedians paradise
by Marvin McCarthy
3M ago
Making people laugh is the greatest feeling in the world, the challenges you have to overcome are not. Join comedian and promoter Marvin McCarthy as he interviews larger-than-life characters that will help comedians live life on their terms and find their niche. Todays guest is the magnificent Tom Little, a brilliant comedian based in the midlands that has built a large social media following. He is already an award-winning comedian having been a finalist in the coveted BBC New Comedy Award 2014, he then won the title of Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2015 which firmly cemented his bil ..read more
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Character comedian Marcel Lucont
The comedians paradise
by Marvin McCarthy
4M ago
We talk to the man behind Marcel Lucont, the greatest UK-based French comedian around. His deadpan stand-up, world-class sex poetry and bawdy chansons have been a huge hit all over Europe, Australasia and America. Here is an overview of what we discussed: [[04:27]] Breaking character as Marcel Lucont We talk to the man behind Marcel Lucont, the greatest UK-based French comedian around. His deadpan stand-up, world-class sex poetry and bawdy chansons have been a huge hit all over Europe, Australasia and America. Here is an overview of what we discussed: [[04:27]] Breaking character as ..read more
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How to win an Edinburgh fringe award on a budget
The comedians paradise
by Marvin McCarthy
5M ago
Making people laugh is the greatest feeling in the world, the challenges you have to overcome are not. Join comedian and promoter Marvin McCarthy as he interviews larger-than-life characters that will help comedians live life on their terms and find their niche. Todays guest is the magnificent, Dave Bibby, he is a versatile, award-winning comic talent. As an actor he has appeared in comedies for Channel 4, Netflix and Comedy Central. This year he managed to win the Amused moose comedy award on a very limited budget and resources. Here is an overview of what we discussed: [[02:521]] Why the Lon ..read more
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