EP79 – Vladimir McTavish – the secrets behind The Stand

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EP79 – Vladimir McTavish – the secrets behind The Stand


Total run time: 1 hour 28 mins 57 secs.

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About Vladimir McTavish…

Vladimir McTavish (@vladmctavish) is one of 4 comedians who sits on the board of directors at the world famous Stand comedy club. We talked about building an audience for a comedy club, why the Stand is so highly looked at by comedians as a model for how a club should be run and more. 

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Here’s a list of questions we covered…

Who are you…?

  • What should I call you? [0 mins 0 secs]
  • Why his stage name helped him. [22 secs]
  • What’s his relationship with the Stand? [1 min]
  • How Jongluers not paying comedians impacted the entire circuit. [10 mins]
  • Is living in London important anymore? [22 mins 35 secs]
  • How would you label yourself vs how would your income define you? [28 mins]
    • Ben Verth – Monkey Barrell
  • The comedy community in Scotland. [33 mins]
  • How did he get started in comedy. [35 mins]
  • The Stand…

    How is the Stand staying less impacted by the “circuit in crisis” and TV comedy becoming more popular? [6 mins 28 secs]

    Can you make a living only gigging in Scotland? [20 mins]

    Karen Korens pod.

    Where does the Stand sit in the club circuit eco-system. [24 mins 30 secs]

    Do you think the comedian-heavy board of directors helps the Stand stay one of the best clubs in the country? [37 mins 38 secs]

    What’s the biggest problem in the Scottish circuit? [39 mins]

    Who do you think is the most underrated person in the Scottish scene ? [41 mins]

    Ben Verth / Monkey Barrell [41 mins 51 secs]







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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