A History Of Comedy In Several Objects
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In this podcast, Oliver Double and Elspeth Millar from the University of Kent examine material from the British Stand-Up Comedy Archive. Each episode features a particular item from the archive, which they discuss to show what it reveals about the art and craft of stand-up and the recent history of the form. If you enjoy HistComPod, please remember to subscribe, share with your friends and give us a review on iTunes. We’re on Twitter (@HistComPod) and Facebook (A History of Comedy in Several Objects Podcast). And you are welcome to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries, suggestions and to organise a visit to the archive.
||ExplicitEpisode 35 'Rik, Ben and Andy at the Edinburgh Fringe, 1983'||Merry Podmas everyone! ‘Tis the Season to be jolly, and we’re celebrating with an incredibly spectacular episode, looking at||19 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 34 'Peter Grahame's Diary 1986'||Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, we are here for the case of A History Of Comedy in Several Objects versus the concept of bored||26 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 33 'Felix Dexter Interview, 1990'||Just about in time to catch the end of Black History Month, this episode’s object from the British Stand-Up Comedy Archive is||30 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 32 'Linda Smith's Erith Joke'||The recent film Funny Cow uses one of the late, great Linda Smith’s signature jokes without permission or attribution. In this||18 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 31 'Cabaret a Go Go'||It’s episode 31 we’re cookin’! All you cats are gonna flip your lids and razz your berries as Elspeth and Olly discuss the||26 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 30 'Tommy Cooper's Fez'||HistComPod has hit the BIG THREE-OH! Yes, it’s episode 30, and we’re celebrating by picking out our most iconic comedy objec||27 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 29 'Attila The Stockbroker's Notebook'||Here’s A History of Comedy in Several Objects, Let’s look in the archive to see what we’ve got next. Your hosts are Olly||15 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 28 'Ivor Dembina's Pranksters Catalogue'||Choo Choo! Welcome aboard the Podcast Express to A History Of Comedy In Several Objects. Your conductors for the trip will be Dr||27 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 27 'Cave of Harmony'||Hello (HELLO, Hello, hello…) and welcome to Episode 27 of A History of Comedy in Several Objects (OBJECTS, Objects, objects…||28 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 26 'The Lord Chamberlain's Blue Pencil'||Hello [REDACTED]! Welcome to Episode 26 of A History of Comedy in Several Objects, the best mother[REDACTED] historically focuse||21 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 25 'Lost Voice Guy Avoids Choosing His Own Leaflet'||(Countdown to the New Year: 10!) Welcome to a New Year (9!) and a new episode of A History of Comedy in Several Objects, (8!) a||8 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 24 'Arnold Brown's Scrapbook'||Exploring Arnold Brown's experiences among the origins of alternative comedy||12 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 23 'New Variety Cabaret Agency'||Just like a French exchange scheme for surly 15-year-old schoolkids, this episode of A History of Comedy in Several Objects sees||17 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 22 'Early Comedy Recordings Make Tom & Jimmy Cringe'||Hey, everyone! (applause) Welcome to a studio recording of our brand new sitcom: A History of Comedy in Several Objects. (cheers||23 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 21 'Andy Hollingworth Chooses a Photo'||Lights! Camera! PODCAST! Welcome to another episode of the world's first photogenic audio podcast – A History of Comedy in S||25 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20 'Tony Allen comperes the Comedy Store'||Hear ye! Hear ye! Come forth and gather in this town's centre for the latest episode of A History of Comedy in Several Objects!||15 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19 'John Hegley's Brown Paper Bag'||Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No – it's A History of Comedy in Several Objects, the world's first podcast superhero. We're h||18 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18 'Matt Hoss Generates Pappy's Interview Metadata'||Welcome to another episode of HistComPod! This week proffers a very unique and special episode as we take a peek behind the magi||9 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17 'Harry Hill's Suit'||Hey all you hepcats and hipsters, time to put on your snappiest threads and listen to the latest episode of HistComPod! This tim||28 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16 'Bruce Dessau and the Comic Strip review'||Vworp! Vworp! Get into the TARDIS for the latest time-travelling episode of HistComPod! This time, your hosts Olly and Elspeth w||17 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15 'Lynne Parker's Funny Women programme'||Welcome to HistComPodFest – an audio festival to tantalise your mind through the analysis of a comedy object (and also through||3 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14 'Angela Barnes Chooses Post-it Notes'||Put your apron on, grab your baker's whites and don some oven mitts, as you get ready for a freshly baked episode of A History||8 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13 'Richard Herring's Sketchpad'||Salutations compadres! It’s another special week as we have another amazing guest: RICHARD HERRING. That’s right – the cre||1 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12 'Josie Long's Sketchpad'||Yeehaw! Giddy up! Welcome back to another rootin’ tootin’ episode of A History of Comedy in Several Objects. Saddle up and g||25 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11 'Pit Stop Tour 1985'||Beep Beep! Get your keys, fire up the engine to another great podcast episode.||18 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10 'Captain JJ Waller's Publicity Shot'||Welcome back to more comedy, more history, more analyse and more fun. Please review us on ITunes.||8 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 09 'Porky's Red Wedge Cartoon'||Rare footage + object analysis + funny voices = great HistComPod episode||27 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 08 'Nick Toczek's Cracker'||This week features Nick Tozcek's comedy cracker and Olly with a drum machine.||20 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 07 'Meccano Club Bookings Book'||Hot dang! It's time to go down to the ol' podcast hole for some comedy archivin'!||12 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 06 'Jim Barclay's Letter Of Complaint'||Another weekly dose of that sweet sweet archiving!||6 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 05 'Mark Thomas's Absurd Object'||Brand new HistComPod featuring Mark Thomas!||30 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 04 'Robin Ince's Postcards'||The fourth episode of HistcomPod, where we look at setlists in the archive.||23 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 03 'Comedy Trade Union'||A new episode of HistComPod looking at a Comedy Trade Union.||16 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 02 'Alternative Cabaret Flyer'||This week we look at Alexei Sayle's Alternative Cabaret flyer.||9 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 01 'Foodstuff'||The first episode of HistComPod in which Olly and Elspeth find a significant foods in the archive.||20 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
This is an interesting podcast which delightfully engages stand-up as a form. Looking forward to seeing more in the future!
Comedy History Motherlode...
This is a podcast just for me!
Full of stories and insights to sate a comedy mavens craven cravings.
Doc Com navigates the seas of humour on his dirigible of mirth, steering clear of the Kraken of my material, huzzah!
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