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Kevin Day: the Lost Tapes

OK, so they’re not tapes and they’re not lost. But this is material that’s never been made public before, recorded at Leicester Square in the heart of London’s West End. Alt. comedy standup and writer Kevin Day – who’s written for legends Dave Allen, Ronnie Corbett and Bob Monkhouse and who writes for popular BBC TV news panel show Have I Got News for You – reflects on how he writes and performs, thinks about the late great comedy impresario Addison Cresswell and gives his judgment on the deceased American shock comic Bill Hicks.

Percussion provided by scaffold operatives and the great London rain!

This is a companion show to the special,¬†Comedy in the Capital: You’re Having a Laugh! ūüôā¬†in which you can hear more thoughts from Kevin Day, as well as from Maddie Campion who’s just starting out in comedy and Scott Denyer who’s taken a step back from the mike.

See also Comedy Extra: Stage Rage & the Expert Witness on comedian Lee Hurst’s criminal act – and that’s not his performance…

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Kevin Day at the Comedy Store
Photo (at Londonpodcast.net): Kevin Day views all his yesterdays at the Comedy Store

You’re Having a Laugh: Comedy in the Capital! :-)

Star stand-up¬†comedian,¬†Have I Got News for You¬†writer and TV and radio football pundit Kevin Day is interviewed by Adrian at his ‘club’, the legendary Comedy Store in London. He talks about the past, present and future of¬†Comedy in the Capital, reflecting on his part in creating alternative comedy. He also recalls writing for comedy giants Dave Allen and Ronnie Corbett, as well as praising newer talents like Mat Ewins and surveying the arena¬†that his son Ed Night has ventured¬†into.

Former stand-up Scott Denyer and newcomer Maddie Campion join Adrian in a studio discussion on the state of the art form and the uniqueness of the scene in London. And Scott gets one or two of his gripes about the biz off his chest!

Later, Kevin revisits the scene of the previous Comedy Store in Leicester Square where he met his future wife, and also had to introduce one of the biggest comedy talents on the planet.

There are also steers as to how pies, tin foil and dolphins can be funny.

Comedian Kevin Day
Comedian Kevin Day at the Comedy Store in London
Scott and Maddie
Scott Denyer and Maddie Campion floor their audience