EP120 – Simon Munnery – character comedy and the value of DIY props
Total run time: 2 hour 27 mins 16 secs.
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About this episode…
Simon Munnery (@ SIMONMUNNERY) is a comedian best known for his characters “Alan Parker: Urban Warrior” and “The League Against Tedium”. He has an experimental style of comedy both in performing and the language he uses, he’s known for his makeshift and elaborate props.
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In this episode we talked about…
Thoughts on the industry [0 mins]
What were you doing before you started in comedy and what were your aims when you began? [4 mins]
When did you first have imposter syndrome? [8 mins]
How did you get into a revue? [14 mins]
When did you write something that you thought was good for the first time? [17 mins]
How his relationship with the Edinburgh Fringe has developed and changed. [19 mins]
When you started what was the first step in achieving that goal?
What was your first paid job in comedy? [21 mins]
How long did it take for you to go full time? [24 mins]
What are the hardest parts about moving a show from a live to radio medium? [24 mins]
How the “old boys club” began and the truth behind it. [30 mins]
His practical advice on starting an indie production house. [1 hour 20 mins]
Did you develop shows with channels or did you take ideas to channels? [1 hour 30 mins]
How did you sell TalkBack? [1 hour 32 mins]
Why did you get in to presenting? [1 hour 38 mins]
The state of sketch comedy on TV. Do you think it’s fallen out of favour with TV channels? [1 hour 50 mins]
Building an audience for his live work later in life? [1 hour 55 mins]
How he is building an hour. [1 hour 57 mins]
What’s your relationship like with social media? [2 hours 14 mins]
Why was it called talkback? [3 mins]
Why start a production company? Did it help you look more professional? [53 mins]
What was the first hit you were in and did you know it was a hit? [1 hour 6 mins]
How did you find pitching shows in the early days? [1 hour 8 mins]
What was the measure of success if it wasn’t money? [1 hour 11 mins]
Were there any shows / sketches / episodes of shows you look back on and think, that wouldn’t get made now ? [1 hour 15 mins]