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How to win an Edinburgh fringe award on a budget
Episode 2091st October 2023 • The comedians paradise • Marvin McCarthy
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Making people laugh is the greatest feeling in the world, the challenges you have to overcome are not. Join comedian and promoter Marvin McCarthy as he interviews larger-than-life characters that will help comedians live life on their terms and find their niche.

Todays guest is the magnificent, Dave Bibby, he is a versatile, award-winning comic talent. As an actor he has appeared in comedies for Channel 4, Netflix and Comedy Central. This year he managed to win the Amused moose comedy award on a very limited budget and resources. Here is an overview of what we discussed:

[[02:521]] Why the London circuit is shit

[[06:101]] How gigging in different parts of the UK helped his Edinburgh show

[[08:011]] Is Edinburgh cliquey

[[14:061]] Being very specific with your show to avoid disappointing people

[[35:161]] How he created an award winning show through deadlines

[[41:301]] How he created a great show with limited resources

[[51:251]] Winning the Amused moose comedy award

[[55:261]] Every dickhead having an opinion

[[58:131]] Hearing bad advice

[[59:441]] A good indicator of a good comedian

[[65:541]] What he has learnt from the worst and best comedy performances he has seen. in Edinburgh

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