The Union Jack Off with Daniel Muggleton
#37 - I knew I was French after the Brexit Vote feat. Eric Lampaert

#37 - I knew I was French after the Brexit Vote feat. Eric Lampaert

June 23, 2019

We're back to Brexit just in time for the Tory leadership battle with French comedian Eric Lampaert (@EricLampaert)!

Incredibly accomplished as both an actor and comedian, Eric has lived in the UK since he was 12 and has the accent to match. We chat feeling like a fraud, mental health, online hypnotherapy and moving around as a kid. Plus we talk USA vs. The UK, for any American #JerkOffs out there. 

Catch Eric doing TWO SHOWS at Edinburgh Fringe 2019, or in a couple of movies dropping this year - all information on his website www.ericlampaert.com

Daniel Muggleton (@danmuggleton) is doing previews around the UK, all the information is on his socials

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#36 - In Scotland 10% of the Population have Red Hair feat. Gareth Waugh

#36 - In Scotland 10% of the Population have Red Hair feat. Gareth Waugh

June 13, 2019

We got ourselves a ginger/red head/ranga in Scottish comedian Gareth Waugh (@garethwaugh)!

He spent a year working at The Comedy Store in Sydney, where he did his first gig before going back home to be one of the rising stars of Scottish comedy. We talk about the benefits of being foreign, debunking haggis (twice, a double debunk!), children's games around the world and having different accents for different situations.

Catch Gareth at Edinburgh Fringe 2019 2:45pm everyday at Underbelly, Bristo Square.

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Daniel Muggleton (@danmuggleton) is at Edinburgh Fringe daily at 4pm at The Counting House, and his special is streaming for free on Amazon Prime Video

#35 - I was in a 5 Star Hotel in Turkey and had £4 feat. Grant Busé

#35 - I was in a 5 Star Hotel in Turkey and had £4 feat. Grant Busé

June 7, 2019

Dropping by is former Neighbours star and beautiful pineapple Grant Busé (@grant_buse)! He's currently storming the UK festival circuit, being one of the Scotsman's Shows to See at Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and Nominated for Best Musical at Leicester Comedy Festival 2019. 

After a year in the UK, we talk about Australia vs. UK Comedy, coming up in the club circuit and the festival circuit - it's a pretty industry heavy chat so if you're a comic from either country, wondering if the grass is greener give it a listen.

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#34 - Everywhere I’ve Ever Lived I’m a Visitor feat. Phil Wang

#34 - Everywhere I’ve Ever Lived I’m a Visitor feat. Phil Wang

May 22, 2019

This week I chat to one of the most-said names in comedy... it's Phil Wang (@PhilNWang)!

Born in Stoke-on-Trent, raised in Malaysia, 2 years at boarding school in Brunei and then doing his A-Levels in Bath before attending Cambridge. Phil's been a child of The Empire pretty much the whole time but he doesn't feel like he particularly belongs anywhere.

We chat about quitting smoking, Australianisms, the growing Asian comedy audience and his first ever gig doing Russell Peters' jokes at a high school drama night. Terrifying. 

If you're a fan of people chatting about Britain, get around his new show Wangsplaining which is streaming now on BBCRadio4. He's also got a great podcast with our first ever guest and good friend Pierre Novellie called BudPod (@TheBudPod)!

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#33 - When White People Occupy a Boat it becomes a Yacht feat. Rohan Ganju

#33 - When White People Occupy a Boat it becomes a Yacht feat. Rohan Ganju

May 14, 2019

Daniel Muggleton (@danmuggleton) chats to comedians from around the world about moving to the UK to try and figure British culture out. 

This week I chat with my very, very good friend and triple-threat Rohan Ganju (rohan_ganju)! Why a triple threat? He's a citizen of Australia, The UK & USA. Currently living in Melbourne, I get his first impressions of British life.

We talk about living on a canal boat in London, preconceptions about English people, being from Hove-actually rather than Brighton and where he could see himself living as a working comedian. 

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#32 - 96% Voted for Independence, it wasn’t Brexit feat Kae Kurd

#32 - 96% Voted for Independence, it wasn’t Brexit feat Kae Kurd

May 3, 2019

Apparently if I was Kurdish I’d be called Danny Tash, which is such a strong nickname I’m thinking of moving. This week I sat down with comedian and podcaster Kae Kurd (@kaekurd)!

We talk a bit of Kurdish history, including how they’d really, really like to be an independent state, drill music making it to Australia, how Joe Rogan is The Tonight Show in 2019, start his career in the urban circuit and growing up in Brixton. We also chat a bit about how difficult it is to explain Western Depression to Kurdish parents. 

You can catch Kae at comedy clubs all over the UK and never at Edinburgh Fringe, and hear him weekly on the Quotas Full podcast.

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#31- In Russia, Punks love American Stuff feat. Olga Koch

#31- In Russia, Punks love American Stuff feat. Olga Koch

April 25, 2019

Jerk Offs, Daniel is finally well enough to have some people over for a chat and we’ve got a cracking episode to kick things off with Russia’s Olga Koch (@rocknrolga)!

I think Russia’s been a mystery to a lot of people since the Iron Curtain, unless you got World Cup tickets, and who better to explain a bit that someone who grew up there before moving directly to Team USA! Well, it was the UK but an American school before going to college in the America.

We talk about Russia’s land mass being too huge to protest, how oligarch’s got rich off vouchers, Daniel getting full marks for a really racist drawing of Russia when he was 11, Rasputin’s big dong, loving the Chicago Bulls and bribes… lots of and lots of bribes. Oh, and getting the random bomb swab on every flight as a Russian!

Olga’s got previews coming up and a new show at Edinburgh, get it all at her website https://www.rocknrolga.com/

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Eddie Griffin set on Def Jam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZI5MJ-Pd_g

#30 - Call Ireland Potato Disneyland I Don’t Care feat. Michael Legge

#30 - Call Ireland Potato Disneyland I Don’t Care feat. Michael Legge

April 10, 2019

We’ve got a real treat this week with Michael Legge (@michaellegge) popping in, excellent comedian, team captain on the 'Do The Right Thing' podcast, television host & retired thief. We talk Northern Ireland because it’s about time isn’t it?

Michael grew up in a small town that sounds like Newtown-Ornes but could be anything really (I couldn’t catch it over the hour) full of racists, and skipped university to move to London 30 years ago and begin working for Northern Ireland Media during the end of The Troubles (fun fact: they started when Michael was born and ended when he left). Growing up Catholic in a Protestant town, not understanding Loyalists, and joking about loving the IRA on stage.

There’s also a great chat about people saying they’re Irish, especially Americans with shamrock hats who’ve never been and don’t know a single sentence of Beckett. Stop it.

All Michael's live dates and previous shows can be found on his website, michaellegge.bandcamp.com

Daniel Muggleton (@danmuggleton) is the regular host of #TheUnionJackOff, you can email him at theunionjackoff@gmail.com or find live dates on his website www.danielmuggleton.com  

#29 - Lee Nelson had Kids Way Before I Did feat. Simon Brodkin

#29 - Lee Nelson had Kids Way Before I Did feat. Simon Brodkin

April 2, 2019

This week’s guest let’s me cover a couple of bases at once, with character comedian Simon Brodkin (@SimonBrodkin) aka Lee Nelson joining me!

We kick things off talking about being Jewish on stage and off in the UK, a dash of Seinfeld history and then his past career as a Doctor in Manchester. He made a clean break and decided to become a character comedian - no overlap, never done a gig, not even a play at high school - and moved to London to get it done. And he did it almost immediately, it’s an insane story.

We also talk about how a North Londoner from a comfortable background can transform believably into Lee Nelson (@RealLeeNelson), a cheeky lad from South London wearing polo shirts and hats (hint: it's all about watching people on the tube). 

Simon is still touring as Lee Nelson with dates on his website http://leenelson.com/ and you can catch him performing as himself around London's comedy clubs. 

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Daniel Muggleton (@danmuggleton) is a doing a preview April 5th at 2Northdown, London and Australia Comedians / Dope Comedy is on April 7th at Backyard Comedy Club. 

Apologies to Seinfeld fans, ‘The Contest’ is Season 4 Episode 10.

#28 - Playing Race Cards feat. Dane Baptiste

#28 - Playing Race Cards feat. Dane Baptiste

March 25, 2019

With less certainty around #Brexit than ever, we’re taking a quick break and heading back to South London - with Dane Baptiste (@DaneBaptweets)! 

Dane’s parents are first generation immigrants from Grenada, and we get into it with Anime, fighting trolls online, safe spaces in comedy - a bizarre interlude into knot tying knowledge - Caribbean country hierarchy and going to Grammar school surrounded by gang activity. He also tells me what he thinks about Australia as a regular on the Australian comedy festival circuit. 

Dane Baptiste has his own podcast called ‘Dane Baptiste Questions Everything’ and he's also a regular on Quotas Full

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Daniel Muggleton (@danmuggleton) is doing a work in progress on April 5th and Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy is back April 7th with Steen Raskopoulos.