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Roxy Dunn and Alys Metcalf interview a different woman from the world of comedy each week, in partnership with Comedy 50:50. Whether they're notable comedy actors, renowned writers or simply an amazing stand-up, this shows attempts to find out what comedy has taught them, and how it has shaped their life beyond the stage or screen.

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Doon Mackichan

Doon Mackichan

2019-11-2201:04:22

We talk to Doon about not wasting time and energy on social media, her campaign against violence towards women on screen, and how we should all try to become less tame and more wild (and of course Smack The Pony gets a mention!)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Daisy Haggard

Daisy Haggard

2019-11-1538:39

We talk to star of BBC sitcom Back To Life, Daisy Haggard, about everything from side jobs, managing expectations, not being afraid of being an idiot, creating characters and finding balance!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dawn French

Dawn French

2019-11-0834:46

The incredible Dawn French joins us on the phone to chat about many things, including: being a functioning introvert, how she accidentally fell into her career and how she will always resist thinking of it as a job!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Olga Koch

Olga Koch

2019-08-1635:27

In this week’s episode we speak to stand-up comedian, Olga Koch, riffing on Russian politics, stealing artistic content from your own family, what the future looks like for artists with the rise of AI, and most importantly, the hilarity of dabbing.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Lily Brazier

Lily Brazier

2019-08-0240:45

In this week's episode we chat to actor Lily Brazier (People Just Do Nothing, Wannabe) about imposter syndrome, the other side to fame, blagging it (or not), and her obsession with the truth. And lava lamps.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Susan Wokoma

Susan Wokoma

2019-07-2644:39

Our first guest to kick off the series is comedy actress Susan Wokoma. We discuss everything from ambition, to losing her family home and becoming an actor, managing expectations in a fickle industry and adjusting the perception of ourselves as we grow. Plus how she’s enjoying showing her Bottom to the general public! Would you like to come and see us in action? Our comedy-play You Only Live Forever comes to SOHO Theatre this August 14th-17th, featuring yours truly. ‘Faultless comic timing’ - The Times ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Click here for tickets!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Trailer

2019-07-2200:56

Coming soon to a podcast platform near you: Roxy Dunn and Alys Metcalf explore how comedy has shaped the lives of women working in it. Guests this series include Zoe Lyons, Susan Wokoma and Dawn French. This podcast is produced in association with Comedy 50:50, an initiative to address the gender imbalance in comedy.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Tiff Stevenson

Tiff Stevenson

2019-08-0953:43

Our guest today is stand-up, writer, and actor, Tiff Stevenson. We discuss a myriad of topics...from finding the funny within contentious subjects, mining your surroundings for creating characters, being vocal within the industry, and the necessity of having to back yourself.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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