EP59 – Ian Boldsworth (the artist formerly known as Ray Peacock)

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EP59 – Ian Boldsworth (the artist formerly known as Ray Peacock)


Total run time: 1 hour 28 mins 14 secs.

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About Ian Boldsworth…

Ian Boldsworth (@RayPeacock) is a comedian, podcaster and TV warm up act who has been a professional within the industry for over a decade. He’s best known as “Ray Peacock”. A name he is having to give up for one of the most bizarre reasons. In this very personal interview we talk about picking gigs, making a life and ensuring you’re doing things for the right reasons. 

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Here’s a list of questions we covered…

His career…

  • Conversation on editing [0 mins 0 secs]
  • Ray’s early career [1 mins 30 secs]
  • How he picks his TV warm up gigs. [5 mins]
  1.  Red Dwarf
  • How he picks his live circuit gigs [10 mins]
  1. Jeremy Lee Podcast
  • Taking time off from gigging because of audiences. His opinions on audiences. [25 mins 25 secs]
  1. RHLSTP episode.
  • What does the pie chart of your earnings look like? [50 mins]
  • How much does it cost to produce the ParaPod? [1 hour]
  • What’s the future of the ParaPod? [1 hour 2 mins]
  1. How to set up a podcast guide
  • Rays thoughts on Patreon. [1 hour 05 mins 45 secs]

Other questions…

  • Best book? [1 hour 9 mins 22 secs]
  1. Meet the committee by Tony Hannan.
  2. Impro by Keith Johnson
  • Biggest mistake you’ve ever made and how did you over come it? [1 hour 9 mins 50 secs]
  • Interesting thing nobody see’s[1 hour 10 mins 50 secs]
  1. How to make a living by working for free book.
  2. The 4-hour work week.
  • Most underrated person in the industry? [1 hour 18 mins]
  • What’s the biggest problem? [1 hour 18 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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