EP80 – Midlands Live Circuit Panel Special.

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EP80 – Midlands Live Circuit Panel Special.


Total run time: 1 hour 28 mins 57 secs.

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About the panel…

1) Red Redmond – promoter at Deadcat Comedy

2) Glen Gandy – promoter at Blue Giraffe Comedy

3) Adam Rushton – A Rush Of Laughter Comedy Management / Comedy promoter.

4) Alex Hylton & Dave McGuckin – Promoters at Jokes On Us at the Leicester Comedy Festival.

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Here’s a list of questions we covered…

  • Who are you? [ 0 mins 0 secs]
    • What is unique about your club? [ 0 mins 0 secs]
    • What’s the progression like at  your club?
  • Does being on TV sell tickets in the midlands? [10 mins 12 secs]
  • Is being an agent like being on the “dark side” of comedy? [14 mins]
  • London vs the midland circuit chatter. [19 mins]
  • Are gong shows rubbish? [30 mins]
  • How do they book their acts? [34 mins]
  • Behind the scenes of the Leicester circuit and why the festival helps comedy all year round. [48 mins]
  • How Leicester Comedy Festival is shaping the uk circuit and festival scene. [50 mins]
  • How to get your show some kudos ahead of an Edinburgh fringe run at other festivals. [56 mins]
  • How the new Equity move is impacting in the Midlands. [1 hour 0 mins 30 secs]
  • The most underrated person in the Midlands? [1 hour 8 mins]





Simon Caine is a comedian, author, podcaster, writer and social media manager. He's the host of the Ask The Industry Podcast (iTunes link) , writer of jokes for Twitter and teller of gags on the London comedy scene. He's also the person writing this and it is taking all his willpower not to make a "Simon Says" joke.
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