Canadian comedian Mae Martin opens up about, well, everything! From why she was banned from Second City to her bleakest comedy show in Edinburgh, her stint in rehab, making her Dad cry, whether there are downsides to having a fluid sexual orientation and why she risked everything for comedy. The conversation also explores whether performing comedy is an addiction, the science of cymatics and just what is going on with gender.
1992’s iconic music hit I’m Too Sexy made instant stars of brothers Fred and Richard Fairbrass, better known as Right Said Fred. From Clapham, London, they speak candidly with Natalie about drugs and fame, 9/11 conspiracy, the UK’s sex scandals, and what Mick Jagger told them that warmed their hearts. They also explore who they feel is the greatest pop singer of all time and the role of a producer in making great music.
Time for Part II of the Ultimate Hardcore Writers series where we talk with Andrew Ellard, the man who helps wrangle the genius creators behind shows like Red Dwarf, The IT Crowd, Miranda and more. Andrew discusses what you really need to know before you write your show, explores just how many rewrites are normal, tells us the ultimate way to test your writing, and answers that burning question: do we need to know latin?
Does the thought of writing for Red Dwarf and The IT Crowd make your heart skip a beat? If so, join Natalie and British writer Andrew Ellard as he breaks down his job helping iconic talents like Graham Linehan, Doug Naylor and Miranda Hart stretch their genius that little bit further. He dissects TV writing in the UK versus the US, airs his beefs with religion, and reveals how his horror screenplay Afterdeath came to be produced.