EP103 – Phill Jupitus.

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EP103 – Phill Jupitus.


Total run time: 1 hour 14 mins 02 secs.

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About this episode…

Phill Jupitus (@jupitusphillip) is a comedian, writer, podcaster, radio presenter and TV panel show captain. He rose to fame through the Nevermind The Buzzcocks TV quiz show and we got into why he wouldn’t have done the show if he’d known how the TV industry was going to evolve, we also talked about his connections with the Free and paid fringe festivals and so much more.

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  • Why did he start with a stage name? [0 mins]
  • How long did you have a day job for before you were full time? [3 mins]
  • Did you feel good enough to go on tour when Billy Bragg asked you to support him? [6 mins]
  • How his first gig went in Edinburgh. [8 mins]
  • How did you move from comedy to poetry? [10 mins]
  • Why what he saw on TV made him think that what he wanted to do in comedy wasn’t an option. [14 mins]
  • What was the open mic circuit like when you started? [18 mins]
  • Why having his first child made him focus on his comedy career instead of “just giving it a go”. [16 mins]
  • Why and when did you first go to the Edinburgh Fringe? [27 mins]
  • How long did it take you to bring your own solo show up? [29 mins]
  • How he found the right agent. [30 mins]
  • His thoughts on social media love and hate while appearing on TV. [32 mins]
  • His thoughts on Free vs Paid Fringe?
  • Do you feel more accountability to the audience on Free Fringe or paid? [40 mins]
  • His thoughts on the removal of St Andrew’s Square and its impact on the Fringe?  [41 mins]
  • How does he get good feedback from audiences for new material when his audience know him and some of them just love him regardless? [44 mins]
  • How much control do you get over the editorial of TV panel shows? [46 mins]
  • Did anyone start to come to your shows and expect your “TV persona”. [47 mins]
  • Do you prefer to do panel shows or stand up sets on TV? [48 mins]
  • What’s your audience demographic? [50 mins]
  • Why he’s very rarely happy with his TV work. [52 mins]
  • Why did he try out podcasting? [55 mins]
  • What opportunities have you turned down that you regretted? [1 hour 2 mins]
  • Most underrated person in comedy? [1 hour 4 mins]
  • What advice would you like to give your past self? [1 hour 5 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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