Imagine recording a political comedy podcast on the same day that a snap general election is announced. WELL WE DIDN’T HAVE TO IMAGINE IT. We had 9 hours from the announcements to the start of the gig to utterly transform our sets. Did we manage it? Well, I don’t want to spoil anything, but: no!
It’s always a treat to have Joe on the podcast. He’s a true talent, a vital socialist voice on the circuit. He’s been on the podcast many times before, and I’ll always have him back.
To listen to this episode:
- You can download the mp3 here (right-click to save it to your computer);
- You can watch it on YouTube below, or here;
- Or, go to the Subscribe page to find out how to get every episode, old and new, direct to your music player of choice!
I’ll confess that I wrote far too much new material for that night! There were too many things in the world making me angry and sad that I wanted to try to turn into comedy. For time purposes I edited it down to my highlights, and this podcast contains two sets by me: one about Theresa May’s lies about easter, her lies about her moral Christian faith, and the speed of the news cycle, and then another set about Trump and Syria – and the failure of the news to hold him to account.
Joe came down and tried a few jokes that might possibly go into his EdFringe show this year, “I Hope I Die Before I Start Voting Conservative”. If you’re a cat lover, you might find this episode controversial!