In this episode I chat to legendary stand up comedian Arnold Brown
Arnold first performed on the opening night of London’s Comedy Store in 1979, went on to achieve cult status on the British stand-up circuit, and has even supported the likes of Frank Sinatra and Steven Wright.
Interrupted only by the occasional chink of china, the two of us chatted about the psychology of comedy, Arnold’s favourite joke, and his love of Woody Allen’s moose routine.
This time I am chatting to magician and actor Jon van der Put. Jon is currently performing at the Edinburgh Festival with his show ‘Piff-Tacular’, and is also co-created ‘Stand Not Amazed’, a theatre company that presents magic within a more theatrical context. Listen to the interview after the break.
Welcome to the second episode of Afternoon Tea with Richard Wiseman, where I chat with expert mind-reader Philip Escoffey about belief in the paranormal, skepticism and why Charlie and the Chocolate Factory makes him feel anxious. Hope that you enjoy it.
Welcome to my new podcast, ‘Afternoon Tea with Richard Wiseman’. During the Edinburgh Festival I will invite some of my favourite magicians, skeptics, psychologists and comedians to join me for afternoon tea. Over a plentiful supply of cakes, pastries and sandwiches we will chat about this and that, and occasionally the other. I hope that you will feel moved to put on the kettle, relax and join us.
First up is top comedy magician Pete Firman. Pete has appeared in loads of TV shows (including Monkey Magic and Dirty Tricks), has a great live act and is a very funny man.
Over afternoon tea we chatted about comedy, Penn & Teller, and why he loves the ‘vanishing bandana’ trick.
If you are coming to Edinburgh, you can catch Pete’s show at the Cow Barn throughout August.
I hope you enjoy the first of many Afternoon Tea podcasts!