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Episode 1627th August 2022 • The comedians paradise • Marvin McCarthy
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We chat Nik Coppin, a veteran comedian of over 20 years, who is the founder of both shaggers. He has performed many solo shows at the Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, New Zealand and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals.

Whats more, he can be described as a comedy traveller, he has performed in Germany, Spain, Ireland, Hungary, Poland, France, Denmark and Norway. He has also frequented Southeast Asia doing shows in Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong and The Philippines. He is an overview of what we discussed:

[02:25] How Spiderman influenced me to do comedy

[10:01] How to avoid making comedy therapy

[12:26] How the circuit used to be

[18:48] Why London comedy circuit is sh•t

[26:24] How I became a comedy teacher what teaching and doing comedy taught me

[37:30] Adjusting to different comedy scenes

[46:48] How I set up shaggers

If you would like to know more about Nik Coppin, you can find out about him and his projects on his website at or you can watch his Edinburgh show at

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