Join Jewish Comedians Rachel Creeger and Philip Simon for Episode 16 of their comedy podcast, a chat show about all things Jewish, produced by Russell Balkind. This week’s guests are comedy writer Dave Cohen and stand up comedian Adam Bloom.
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Adam Bloom: Twitter @adambloomie2
Multi award winning stand up comic Adam Bloom is one of Britain’s most inventive comedians. He has performed sell-out solo shows at 7 Edinburgh Festivals as well as performing a sell-out tour of Britain. He has also sold out theatres at festivals in Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Wellington & Cape Town. He’s made an incredible 5 appearances at ‘Just For Laughs’ in Montreal, including being part of the ‘Just For Laughs Comedy Tour’, playing to 42,000 people in 17 cities across Canada. He has also written three series of ‘The Problem with Adam Bloom’ for BBC Radio 4. Other TV credits include ‘The Young Person’s Guide to Becoming a Rock Star’ and ‘Comedy Lab’ (Channel 4), ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’, ‘Mock The Week’, ‘The Stand-up Show’ and ‘Edinburgh Nights’ (BBC2), ‘Head On Comedy’ (BBC1), and ‘Comedy World Tour’, ‘The World Stands Up’ and ‘The Comedy Store’ (Comedy Central).
Dave Cohen:Twitter @DaveCohenComedy Insta @completecomedywriter
Writer, comedian, Edinburgh Festival Perrier Award nominee, founder member of the Comedy Store Players, Dave Cohen has written for some of the most successful TV shows including ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘Spitting Image’, ‘Not Going Out’ and ‘My Family’, and dozens of radio shows including ‘News Quiz’, ‘Dead Ringers’ and the award-winning ‘15 Minute Musical’, which he co-created. Dave was lead singer with the world’s first Jewish heavy metal band Guns’n’Moses and in 2000 made the series ‘Travels With My Anti-Semitism’ for BBC Radio 4. He’s written nearly 100 songs for the multi-BAFTA winning BBC hit Horrible Histories and has been script editing and teaching comedy writing to everyone from beginners to hit sitcom writers. Dave has written two books, How To Be Averagely Successful At Comedy and The Complete Comedy Writer. He also has a podcast with James Cary called Sitcom Geeks, and you can find all episodes here.
*This episode was recorded under lockdown conditions.