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Comedian Tom Ballard sits down with interesting and passionate people to find out what they do and what they believe in. It's kind of like Kitchen Cabinet except Tom can't cook.
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Now displaying: August, 2019
Aug 22, 2019

Andrew Doyle is a stand up comedian and satirist who's written for Jonathan Pie, created the parody twitter character Titania McGrath, writes for Spiked Online and runs a "free-thinking" comedy night in London called Comedy Unleashed. But, unlike others who criticise social justice and the "woke movement", Andrew comes at these issues from a Leftist perspective.  

Here we chat about why Andrew is so concerned about "wokeness" and how he sees it affecting society, comedy and free speech. We cover the state of Brexit (and why he thinks voting to Remain isn't a left-wing position), fascism and his attitude towards how his work is interpreted. 

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ENOUGH is on at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival NOW! 9pm at the Monkey Barrelpay to reserve a ticket or Pay What You Feel on exit

Then ENOUGH is at the Soho Theatre from Monday September 2nd

Check out my new podcast with Audible, What’s the Story?

@andrewdoyle_com

@TitaniaMcGrath

andrewdoyle.co.uk

Andrew's writing at Spiked Online

Andrew's show Exodus at the Edinburgh Fringe 

Titania McGrath's Mxnifesto at the Edinburgh Fringe

Woke: A Guide To Social Justice by Titania Mcgrath

Alistair Williams' twitter account @awilliamscomedy

Oscar Wilde's The Soul of Man Under Socialism 

The Once and Future Liberal by Mark Lilla on Amazon

Inside London's "free speech" comedy night by Yohann Koshy for Vice

Cause of the Week: Action With Effect (actionwitheffect.org

Aug 14, 2019

Grace Petrie is a socialist, feminist, lesbian singer-songwriter whose political songs place a fire in my heart and whose love songs break my heart. She's brilliant and I feel very lucky to have her on this show. 

In this chat I ask Grace about being labelled a "protest singer", her agenda when it comes to her music, the importance of representation, Hannah Gadsby, trans rights, battling with TERFs and Jeremy Corbyn. 

Plus at the end she bloody sings a song for us! It is great! 

You can be a hero in this world and support this show by becoming a Patron now if you like

ENOUGH is on at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival NOW! 9pm at the Monkey Barrelpay to reserve a ticket or Pay What You Feel on exit

Then ENOUGH is at the Soho Theatre from Monday September 2nd

Check out my new podcast with Audible, What’s the Story?

@gracepetrie

gracepetrie.com

Grace's tour dates

ARTICLE: Protest music: steel in the hour of chaos

Grace's Facebook post after TERFs disrupted her show 

Cause of the Week: UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group (uklgig.org.uk)

Aug 6, 2019

CONTENT WARNING: This episode involves discussion of sexual assault

Daniel Sloss is a Scottish comedian who has sold out shows around the world, appeared on Conan shitloads of times and has two specials on Netflix. I'm also lucky enough to consider him a friend.

Daniel's latest show X deals with toxic masculinity and his personal response to an incident involving the sexual assault of a friend. It's a funny and thoughtful response to gender politics, call-out culture, sexual violence and #MeToo. In this conversation (recorded back in March), Daniel and I have a frank and at times tricky conversation about how to navigate this kind of terrain, the ethics of writing offensive and dark comedy and how we can all try to make the most of this cultural reckoning with the widespread scourge of sexual misconduct.

We also have a few laughs. 

I'm keen to hear any and all feedback on this episode: my email is tom@tomballard.com.au 

You can be a hero in this world and support this show by becoming a Patron now if you like

ENOUGH is on at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival NOW! 9pm at the Monkey Barrel, pay to reserve a ticket or Pay What You Feel on exit

Then ENOUGH is at the Soho Theatre from Monday September 2nd

Check out my new podcast with Audible, What's the Story?

@daniel_sloss

Daniel's show is at the Fringe for three nights only  

danielsloss.com

Cause of the Week: Rape & Domestic Violence Australia (rape-dvservices.org.au), Rape Crisis Scotland (rapecrisisscotland.org.uk

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