This one is a conversation with Jonny Potts – a Wellington-based comedian. You can follow him on Twitter where he tweets jokes and asides and pop-cultural commentary/comedy as/at Faster Camels – @fastercamels.
We talk a bit about Jonny’s comedy aims, ambitions and influences and then we get derailed and move into a conversation we started many years ago and will likely never finish. In that way that two people obsessed with music and film and comedy and books and TV have, we just continue to talk. About nonsense and profound art-forms – and it’s all equal. It’s all wonderful. And crucial to our existence.
We also talk a bit about how we have crossed paths over the years – Jonny wrote a guest blog for my Blog On The Tracks defending Bloodhound Gang, I was one of the guests on his Year of Reading Massively podcast. But before either of those things happened we both wrote reviews for the same magazine and we shared the stage (he was doing poetry, I was playing music) for a short season of shows under the name, Speakeasy at Wellington’s BATS Theatre. And so on.
You will need to buckle up though – this one hits in over the three-hour mark, by far the longest episode thus far in the life of Sweetman Podcast. It was a fun chat. Well, we enjoyed it at the time. Maybe you will too…
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