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Episode 21319th November 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 marvellous Sully O’Sullivan, he is a seasoned international headliner who has performed all over the world. First stepping onto the stage in his native New Zealand, Sully rocketed to stardom making his TV debut just 7 months later in New Zealand’s cult stand-up series Pulp Comedy on TV2, where he went on to appear in another three seasons.

In 2005 Sully decided to spread his comedy wings and head to the sunny coasts of Great Britain. Over a decade later and he’s now performed in almost every corner of the country including the Orkney Islands, the Isle Of Man, the Isle Of White & the Channel Islands! Basically there’s not many places in the UK that Sully hasn’t set foot. This was a fantastic episode, where we had champion hecklers and friend of Marvin, Mark interviewing Sully, here is an overview of what we discussed:

[[03:03]] Did you swim from New Zealand to Manchester  [[04:44]]

[[04:50]] How does the north compares to the south [[06:16]]

[[06:20]] How gigging in small place is different to gigging in a big city [[08:15]]

[[08:18]] Mike King and smaller comedy scenes [[11:12]]

[[11:13]] What if the opener does better than the touring comedian [[14:55]]

[[14:59]] What is a rub? [[16:43]]

[[17:12]] Comedy that I respect but that isn’t for me [[20:23]]

[[29:12]] The reason for doing Edinburgh fringe [[36:52]]

[[40:52]] What do comperes get wrong [[41:50 ]]

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