So delivering this episode from KL!!! I am talking to Daliso Chaponda, a UK based Malawi comic. Daliso shared his experience in Britain’s Got Talent and we talked about inviting parents to the comedy show. Daliso talked about the different styles of comedy and give advice on doing comedy in a conservative country.
I have a chat with Cat Brogan this time and we talked about growing up in Northern Ireland during the conflict. She also talked about internet troll and dealing with them from her end. We too talked about activism for her in Asia.
So it is crowded in here this time round with Kevin, Karen and Brian Tan with me in this podcast. We talked about having holiday with your significant other in a hotel room, more on One Mic Stand and the problem with malls in Malaysia. Kavin do share about his childhood horror stories as well.
Okay this is exciting, I am talking to the ones I was hopping to meet but thought never had a chance to. I confessed that I grew up listening to them especially during my metal phase. We talked about The Daytrippers and Rai’s first band. Jack and Rai talked about how they meet and their restaurant “The Flying Squirrel”. I remember asking about the song “Fiona”
I have a chat with GB Labrador this time and Sam dropped in and say hi this time. We talked about writing jokes without discrimination and the Politically Correctness culture. We talked the history of comedy scene in Manila and how to deal with birthday crowd. GB Labrador tells the story about his dad getting a remote control toy car for him.
Rishi this week told me about what he thinks is the secret of marriage. We discuss about racial jokes. He also tells me stories about growing up with his father and his tailoring business. Rishi tells me how he understand his father’s method of bringing him up and inviting his parents to his shows.
I managed to talk to Carl Joshua Ncube, a Zimbabwean comedian. We talked about about his names, the stereotypes of different countries. Carl talked about the difference in food culture between the different countries in Asia compare to Zimbabwe. He too talked about the reason why he went to have a talk in TED as a TED globalFellow.
I am trying to not make this clickbait but it seems like this episode might get Carl to be arrested however he still asked me to upload it. The podcast that could get a Zimbabwean comedian arrested. So here you go.
Prescott is happy to talk to me, we had a chat about where he came from, talking about memories that he had from his hometown. He mentioned about connecting with his sister and about building an improv scene in Baltimore. We talked about being respectful with someone’s else culture.
I managed to have a chat with this lovely guy, Captain Khalid. Captain Khalid shares a lot about his crazy family stories. He talks about how his sisters protect him as a kid and how his parents were like. He shared what is it like to move to Germany and how he was independent since 4 years old by studying in a different country. We discuss a bit about doing crowd work.
This time round I had a wonderful chat with a very cool person Jonathan Atherton. Jonathan tells us his stories when he is in in different part of Africa. He talked about how he started to become a stand up and talked a bit about his favourite comedian, Victor Borge. He talks about how comedian works with a premise and the place that he stays which is the pot town in Australia.
I talked to Darren a buddy of mine whom I get to know when I was part of The Latecomers. We talked about being the funniest people in the group and missing out. We too discussed about what we do in a party. Darren questions about the idea of being an outsider. Darren too talked about the philosophy he believed in the power of belief. Darren also talks about his fear in life.
Ahmad Ashik is happy to sit down and have a chat with me. We talked about our view on censorship and Singapore TV Shows. We talk about self deprecating jokes in Singapore and stories dealing with hecklers. We talked about the comics that we saw that makes us to go on stage. The comics that we saw that influence us. We talked about what kind of guys we were in school and how we asked a girl out.
Arnaud and I talked about radio, YouTube and TV show. We talked about doing stand up in the language that we are not comfortable in. We talked about improv a little bit. Arnaud described the types of humour appreciated in France. Arnaud talks about the town he grew up in and the festival that is famous in his town.
I managed to get to talk to Justin Heyes this time round. We talked about how awkward in starting a recording for the podcast. We talked about meeting new standup open mixers who is trying to do stand up for the first time. We talked about people giving advice for stand up. Justin Heyes talked about how he met his wife and we ended with our belief on religion.
I managed to have a chat with Luke Somasundram, a good buddy of mine. We try to settle the difference between Improv and Stand up. We talked briefly about the history of improv in Singapore. We too talked about his play, his decision of the use of colloquial Singlish. We also talked about following the rules.
I managed to talk to Greg Fleet this time round. I told him about how I was shocked that he said hi to the new guys in the room. He told me the story that he had when he was in Singapore with Maria Bamford and the story about him meeting Sarah Silverman. He shares about his heroin addiction and how to deal with a friend with heroin addiction.
This time round I talked to Jim Brewsky. A friend of mine and a comic. We talked about flying. He talked about travelling from LA to New York by car and the advice he gave to the uninitiated. He mentioned about how he was once a university lecturer and how his students was shocked about his teaching methods. Little did his students know they got into a nice surprise.
I managed to talked to Sean Bedlam. A comic that I get to know when I was in Melbourne. Sean Bedlam tells me why he managed to lose his audience. We talked about gutter talk in when we were being students. I confessed that I don’t have a Singapore accent. We try to understand why we don’t feel comfortable with jokes about race.
In this episode, I managed to have a chat with Shak, a friend of mine. I have asked Shak why he wants happiness more than talent. He talked about sleep and we chatted about his childhood and how his music came about. We chatted a little bit about his dad and learning how to deal with a bad hand in life.
In this episode, I managed to talked to Raf. A good friend of mine. We talked about audio software, types of drum sticks and Classic rock. He revealed to me how he took the drums and being in school talent time. We also mentioned about the formation of Shak and the Baits.
I managed to grab a chat with Steve Lee, a comic that is based in the States. We talked about the scene back in US what is it like there. We talked about Darth Vader portable charger. We talked about travelling as well while trying to recollect what we were talking about.
In this episode, I have a chat with Sumit Anand, a friend who is in the comedy scene in India. We talked about how to start talking to a crowd, get a tangible skill for a job and comedy rooms. We too talked a little bit about political correctness and truth bombs
I managed to catch a chat with Deborah Emmanuel, a poet in Singapore. We chatted about her works, talked about the meaning of sex and negative feelings. We too talked about emotional connection and how to cope with negative feelings like mediating. Deborah also mentioned about being in jail while writing a book about it and the idea of being a “tortured artist”
Famie from The Pinholes is cool to have a chat with me. We talked about being the Pinholes, how the band was formed. We too talked about finding one self and being genuine about one’s self and getting lost both metaphorically and literally. We talked about our school days and what is it like to be in a neighbourhood school or public school. The mischief we did and the very first sex tape scandal that rocked the nation (Sorry Tammy).
This time round I had a chat with Gregg Speirs. A good friend of mine that I managed to get to know through the Singapore comedy scene. We talked about his friends working as a journalist and talked about our favourite TV shows with the obsessions of scenes. We too talked about anger and what to do on a date vaguely.
This time round I managed to have a chat with Brian Tan. We talked about his cow onesie, the difference between the comedy stylings of the Malaysian comedy stylings and Singapore comedy stylings. We discussed being edginess and talking about taboo subject. We too talked about the black face incident that happened in Singapore.
In this episode, I talked to Joanna Sio and we talked about having kids, growing up in hong kong and dating. She also explained why she is afraid having a small chat with her hairdresser. We too talk about Broccoli and recipes.
I am managed to talk to Stephanie Dogfoot and we managed to have a chat about poetry. I managed to find out exactly is slam poetry and we talked about how she tries to do stand up. We discuss which is harder as well writing jokes or writing a poem and why her last name is Dogfoot.
In this episode I manage to grab a chat with Don. We talked about what happened to #YourJobSucks and how it leads to Not Again Podcast, having a conversation with people. we talked about just being a listener . We also discuss the original name of this podcast before settling down on Not Again Podcast.
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