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In comedy, there are at least a thousand ways to die on stage. Laughing Dead is a podcast where comedians talk candidly about their worst ever gigs. Hosted by comedian Sami Shah, who has survived his share of cranky hecklers and depressing corporate shows, the show celebrates all the things that make comics weep. Sami’s guests include some of Australia’s best working comedians and internationally-renowned acts, reliving the shows that made them question their life choices. It’s a podcast for people who love comedy and comedians ... and hearing stories that make you laugh while you cringe!
||ExplicitPlaything for a sheikh||In the final episode of our first season, Sami is joined by the creators of ABC's next podcast hit, TOKYO HOTEL, Ben Russell and Xavier Michelides. Improv gigs in Chi-town, prackfalls, and being hunted on a private island by rich Sheikhs, this episode h||30 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA dark and doomed and desperate occupation||Corporate gigs, hecklers, mining tours, audience indifference, silence, it takes a toll. How can comedians protect their sanity from the stresses of the comedy life? Sami speaks to Associate Professor and psychiatrist Dr Steve Ellen to find out.||23 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBlindfolded on a ladder||Comedy can be honest. It can be searingly truthful, and intensely personal which is a powerful way of delivering laughter, but can also mean it hurts that much more when turned against the performer.||16 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitShe mouthed sorry and walked out||In the history of terrible ideas, comedians taking their dates to a gig has to be the worst one. And if you don't know why, let Luke McGregor and Becky Lucas share their tales of tragedy and woe. No language warning this episode but adult themes lik||9 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNo laughing on site||Mining Tours are the gold standard of hell-gigs for comedians. They make corporate gigs look like a delight. Which is why, Xavier Susai and Mike G, have the emotional scars that they do. Both are veterans of the mining tours, and their stories are glori||2 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDon't bring a gun to a comedy night||Legendary comedians in their own right Bev Killick and Alexei Sayle rejoice in their failings at comedy clubs. "But the lesson I learned from that night (at the Comedy Store) is that if you point a gun at an audience it makes them nervous" - Alexei S||27 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitComedy is too serious to be funny||Why do comedians do what they do? And why do we find them so fascinating? This episode, instead of speaking to more comics, we change direction a little by delving into the psychology of comedians and their role in society.||19 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitClaire Hooper||Claire Hooper may be the face of baking on national television, but she’s still not above a gig going bad every now and then. Features a guest appearance by Xavier Michelides, who owns up to having thrown Claire under the proverbial bus. We’re||13 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitImmigrant Comedians||Is it harder to win over an audience when you’re not local? Is dying on stage worse when you’re a foreigner? Two of Australia’s best immigrant comedians, Dilruk Jayasinha and Ivan Aristeguieta, regale us with their tales.||4 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCorporate Gigs||No two words summon more dread in a comedian than "corporate gig." Luckily, Ben Lomas has figured out the lifehack for surviving one. Janelle Koenig, meanwhile, still isn’t over that one time on a boat with a sliding door.||28 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMaz Jobrani||Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani’s done comedy all over the world, and he’s got the emotional scars to prove it. Features a guest appearance by comedian’s comedian Andy Kindler. We’re looking for your stories from when you’ve seen a co||21 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLaughing Dead starts very soon||Comedian Sami Shah introduces you to his new podcast about comedians dying on stage, and regales you with a story of his own worst comedy-death. Email us anytime - email@example.com||18 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Looking forward to episode 1!
Seen a couple of comedians die - excruciating.
Great new podcast!
This is a great new podcast from the genius brain of Sami Shah. 5 stars. Plus another 5 stars. That's ten stars now.
Lucky to have this guy in Australia! 💛🚀
- Category: Comedy
- Language: English
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