EP118 – Seán Morley – The Glang Show and Intelligent Absurdism

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EP118 – Seán Morley – The Glang Show and Intelligent Absurdism


Total run time: 1 hour 27 mins 34 secs.

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About this episode…

Seán Morley (@seanmorl) is a comedian, intelligent surrealist and comedy club promoter. He’s the inventor of the Glang Show and built up a chunk Sheffield Comedy Scene (almost) single-handedly.

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In this episode we talked about…

  • What is the Glang show? [4 mins]
  • How he stopped performing like Stewart Lee [10 mins]
  • Why he started running local gigs [11 mins]
  • Why he didn’t quit stand up… but why he felt like he should. [35 mins]
  • The secret why he was disqualified from the BBC new act competition [38 mins]
  • How he brands himself through imagery. [51 mins]
  • How he sells himself to gigs and industry. [54 mins]
  • Do you have an audience? [1 hour]
  • What’s his relationship with social media? [1 hour 1 mins]
  • What’s the limit on commercial viability for your style of comedy? [1 hour 3 minutes]
  • Do you feel the work you’re putting into your career is getting the level of respect it deserves? [1 hour 5 minutes]
  • What do you want to work on next? [1 hour 10 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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