#13 - My family calls Whitechapel ‘BrownMosque’ feat. Eshaan Akbar

December 10, 2018

On #TheUnionJackOff this week we’ve got half Bangladeshi, half Pakistani, formerly Muslim and all-London Eshaan Akbar (@eshaanakbar). Who's more exotic to rural British comedy audiences? Eshaan, definitely. 

First off Dan gets schooled on how Bangladesh's independence from Pakistan was almost entirely ignored by the media because the USA was too busy fighting Communism in Vietnam. [The wars do overlap, even though we decide they don't on the podcast - sorry!]

Then we get stuck in: auditioning for the Call To Prayer in a mosque, losing your virginity in a house that you own, the national speed limit and dual carriageways, not being the right type of Asian for the usual narrative, and being a good enough leg spinner to get Australian citizenship.  

Eshaan's show 'Prophet like it's Hot' is on at the Soho Theatre, London in February. Tickets can be bought right here.

Get in touch with Daniel on Twitter/Instagram @danmuggleton, or his website www.danielmuggleton.com - if you want to pre-order his special as he mentioned up top... PLEASE DO IT!

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We'd love to hear from you, we'd love you to rate us on iTunes, follow/subscribe, like our Facebook page... it all really helps! Catch you next week, Jerk Offs! 

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#12 - Deliveroo to the Tower of London feat. Tom Houghton

December 3, 2018

This week's episode in recorded live in THE TOWER OF LONDON because our guest Tom Houghton lives there. Seriously, just ask him. 

He's a stand-up comedian, officially known as The Honourable Tom Houghton (@HonourableTom) whose Dad has been knighted... twice. We talk about The Tower of London, living in The Queen's House, trying to order take-out when you live across a moat and two battle gates, Queen's Guard vs Beefeaters, the noble Turducken, going through kidnapping training and having no chance of impressing your Dad. 

Catch him live in London at 2Northdown December 6th - he's a very popular lad so buy tickets now! He's @HonourableTom on Instagram & Twitter, he's also on Facebook.

If you enjoyed the episode, please give us a like on Facebook, review on iTunes, a follow on Spotify/iTunes/Podbean or get around the not Honourable Daniel Muggleton (@danmuggleton) on Twitter/Instagram. 

Also here's the Wikipedia for Muggletonianism if you fancy giving it a read, created by my ancestors in the UK: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muggletonianism 

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#11 - Scottish People Take Pride in their Stereotypes feat. Mark Nelson

November 26, 2018

Oh boy it's a hot one this week. Jerk Offs you're gonna bloody love it, I'm chatting with Scotland's Mark Nelson about all things Braveheart (he brings it up a few times). 

Mark Nelson (@marknelsoncomic) is one of the great dudes of comedy, he's also gone a bit viral with The News at 3. He's a comedian, father and currently lives in Glasgow and we chat about Rangers vs Celtic, coming from a Tory voting part of Scotland, Gaelic schools and why his mates get up at 4am to start drinking. 

There's a couple of weird moments in terms of sound, sorry about that but it was recorded IN EDINBURGH so it's very authentic. 

London listeners, last Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy of the year Sunday December 2nd at Backyard Comedy Club. Get around that if you're nearby. 

Any tales of Scotland or questions get in touch with me on Twitter or Instagram @danmuggleton and if you enjoy the podcast please do leave a review, subscribe and all the good stuff - or like The Union Jack Off Facebook page. 

 

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#10 - It Wasn’t No Cruise Ship feat. Nico Yearwood

November 20, 2018

Episode 10 is here featuring a guest all the way from Barbados... Nico Yearwood! It's 5 degrees in London today, so I really need to know why he moved here.

Nico (@neeksman) is regular on the UK circuit, and resident host at Top Secret Comedy Club in London, it was nice to catch up with him and talk about being bored enough to move countries, why he supports teams in the World Cup, standing up to youths and why he finds dancing utterly ridiculous. 

Grab Nico on Instagram & Instagram @neeksman or his Facebook page

If you're in London, last Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy of the year is on December 2nd, I'm hosting with Nick Capper, Sarah Bennetto & Thomas Green on the show // TICKETS HERE!

Get in touch with us at muggletondaniel@gmail.com or The Union Jack Off on Facebook. Please do share, subscribe and review - it all helps, plus I love hearing from you. As always I'm @danmuggleton on Twitter/Instagram if you want to tell me I'm right/wrong about something. 

 

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#9 - My Accent saved my Life a Few Times feat. Kyle Legacy

November 15, 2018

Sorry for the delay! I've been on many forms on transport getting back to the UK, but it'll be every Monday from next week. We're rounding out Australia month with Kyle Legacy (@thelegacylife)!

He's originally from Liverpool, is a permanent resident of Australia and also manages to spend about 3 months a year in the USA. He's a professional couch surfer who plays pick up basketball and comperes comedy clubs & festivals around the world. 

We talk about why he lives his best life in Perth, Summer Camp USA, being mistaken for being black, picking up slang rather than accents, The Queen, NHS vs. Medicare and why he's not a professional ball player. 

Here's a link to basketball commentary to help you make sense of Kyle's personality.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eTmJzAsVqo  

Follow Kyle Legacy on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

If you like the podcast, give us a rating on iTunes, it really helps - and obviously like The Union Jack Off Facebook page, share it around to any mates on Twitter and if you want to get in touch I'm at @danmuggleton on Twitter & Instagram, or you can email me at muggletondaniel@gmail.com

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#8 - Australia sucks if you’re a Nerd feat. Miles Ross

November 6, 2018

Sorry for the delay, I was trying to find an English comedian who lives in Sydney but realised there wasn't any. Don't worry though, we've got Miles Ross (@MilesTheRoss)! Born in London, and then growing up in a house in Sussex built in 1220. Yep. Doesn't get more English than that. 

Miles isn't a stand-up comedian, he's an E-Sports Commentator for Blizzard, regularly in the US at live events and on Channel 7's Good Game. Definitely not what you'd expect from someone who calls Sydney home.

We talk about his very, very old house, the growth of E-Sports worldwide, sunscreen and being a full-kit wanker. Super interesting chat about computer games, which has to be the fastest growing phenomenon in the world. [That $25 million dollar prize pool, The Masters Golf is 11 million. Yep]

Get around Miles on Twitter & Instagram

Get in touch with me [@danmuggleton] on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.

Plus be sure to review us, get in touch with The Union Jack Off on Facebook and subscribe. 

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#7 - Liking Opera doesn’t make you a Wanker feat. Alice Fraser

October 29, 2018

Another episode coming straight from Sydney Australia, featuring Sydney's own Alice Fraser (@aliterative). A frequent guest on The Bugle, multiple award-winner and television appear, she stopped by on her busy schedule to tell me about starting the UK at Cambridge University. 

I chat to Alice about Tall Poppy syndrome, servant culture, how Australia turned from giant prison to law-abiding and fluid dynamics - because who doesn't want to know more about fluid dynamics? She's a Burmese Buddhist who used to run marathons and truly one of the most thought-provoking comedians working today.  

She'll be at Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy in London soon, but if you're free November 4th get tickets to our next show here

Catch Alice's stand-up in the form of her Alice Fraser Trilogy, and there's loads more on her website which will always be www.alicecomedyfraser.com in my heart. She's also on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.

As always, please LIKE / SHARE / SUBSCRIBE / REVIEW the The Union Jack Off, I'd love to hear from you and will respond to everything you send my way on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook. @danmuggleton is where to find me, and tickets to my only Sydney show November 8th at Giant Dwarf are available here.

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#6 - The Street Signs have the same Font feat. Ray Badran

October 22, 2018

We're kicking off Australia month at The Union Jack Off. Daniel Muggleton (@danmuggleton) is back in Australia doing shows so he's speaking to fellow Sydney-London transplant Ray Badran!

Ray Badran (@RayBadran) is a pleasure seeker and one of the most observant people you'll ever meet which is pretty obvious when talks through the English supermarket hierarchy, Subway sandwiches and leaving a Tipperoo. Honestly, I know it seems like product placement but that's just how he thinks. 

We talk about Hudderfield FC who are known as the Terriers, and here's the link I promised to explain bluff oysters

Ray's more elusive than our other guests but you can get him on Twitter or on his website. He's also hosting Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy in London November 4th!

If you know anyone in Sydney, my show's on November 8th at Giant Dwarf and you can get tickets here. Otherwise get in touch on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. I'd love to hear from you, and will definitely reply. 

Now, back to trying to shake this jetlag. Cheers!

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#5 - Life isn’t about Happiness feat. Loyiso Gola

October 15, 2018

We're going back to South Africa with Loyiso Gola (@loyisogola). Emmy-nominated, award-winning, world touring and very funny, he's bringing the wisdom on this episode after he's finished eating. 

He tells me why you should buy a house near a McDonald's, why Argentina feels like a colony and why Loyiso has figured out that life isn't about happiness. I get schooled on being too English with my false modesty, but maintain that's an Australian thing. It's a good chat with a man who really thinks about things and comes with a bonus parable. 

Loyiso mentions South African geography so as promised there's a map to explain what he means below:

Also he mentions the film The Miseducation of Cameron Post.

Keep up with everything Loyiso is up to (and there's a lot) by grabbing him on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. And for the comedy fans, here's a clip of him making his Australian TV debut

Please subscribe if you're into the podcast, give us a good review/rating - it does mean a lot in terms of getting people listening! 

If you want to get in touch with me (@danmuggleton), I'm on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook - and will definitely write back. Also use the hashtag #TheUnionJackOff to let me know any stories from the UK, or message The Union Jack Off with Daniel Muggleton on Facebook to suggests guests etc. 

 

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#4 - The Stereotype is We’re All Rich Now feat. Nigel Ng

October 8, 2018

I sat down with Malaysian Sensation Nigel Ng, the winner of the Amused Moose 2016 Laugh Off, to talk about coming from Asia to the UK. Malaysia is a Commonwealth country but do they still have the Queen on everything and drive on the left?

We talk about having 2 jobs, Crazy Rich Asians, how if he wants to be poor he'd be poor at home, being the only person studying Engineering and Philosophy at university and why instead of donating to charity you should just buy fake Nikes. I loved this chat, Nigel is a great dude and you can catch him soon on Comedy Central UK's Roast Battle copping racism from Tom Lucy. 

The Udon place we went to was Koya, and Nigel said to get the cold noodle with broth. 

Follow The Union Jack Off on Facebook and get in touch about what we should call our fans, so far JerkOffs is winning but I want to hear from you - any questions, corrections or observations about the UK are welcome too. 

If you want to get around Nigel Ng, find him on Twitter & Instagram @MrNigelNg, his website or his Facebook

If you want to get in touch with me, Daniel Muggleton, I'm on Twitter & Instagram @danmuggleton, my website or my Facebook

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