December 18, 2020
Clowning royalty Charlie Cairoli Jnr is my guest for this episode. He tells me what life was like growing up with a dad who was a practical joker, what makes a good clown and meeting Princess Diana when he had a custard pie in his hand.
December 11, 2020
Ceri Dupree is my guest for this weeks episode. He tells me how a random fancy dress party started a career path, his dreams of playing Mother Goose and he reveals the name of his autobiography (if he ever gets round to writing it).
There are some saucy words in this episode (but nothing too risqué).
You can see Ceri in Sleeping Beauty this year (20/21) at Southampton's Mayflower Theatre https://www.mayflower.org.uk/whats-on/sleeping-beauty-pantomime-2020/
You can follow Ceri on Twitter https://twitter.com/ceridupree
December 4, 2020
Juggler and comedian Steve Royle is this weeks guest. He tells me about how he started juggling ping pong balls, bringing Dan Leno back to the stage and how he once had a proper job.
This episode was recorded before Steve performed in the Britain's Got Talent Semi-Finals, where he ended up in 3rd place in the final.
You can hopefully see Steve performing at Pantomonium! The Pantomime at Blackpool's Grand Theatre. Click here for tickets https://www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk/event/pantomonium-2020
His show 'Naturally Insane The Life of Dan Leno' Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/danlenoaroyaljester/
You can follow Steve on Twitter https://twitter.com/steveroylecomic
and visit his website http://www.steveroyle.com for details of his upcoming tour
November 8, 2020
The Welsh Prince of Laughter, Wyn Calvin is my guest for this episode. Recorded a week before his 95th birthday, Wyn tells me how he got started in the business, sharing some of his wonderful stories and advice for performers.
I would like to thank Wyn and his wife Carole for their hospitality and to David Lloyd-Jones for making this interview possible.
If you have enjoyed this episode, please click this link to make a donation to Noah's Ark, the Children's Hospital Charity of which Wyn is a founder of https://noahsarkcharity.org/our_people/wyn-calvin-mbe-ostj/
May 15, 2020
Celebrating 50 years in the business, legendary Pantomime Dame, comedy historian and radio presenter Paul Harris is my guest for this episode. We chat about his famous book (that should be gracing your shelves), the feedback he was given by his science teacher at an after dinner speech and why you should never ask Paul for help with a chandelier.
You can buy a copy of The Pantomime Book on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0720613191/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_TE5GEb6ZCPTMX