#23 - Kangaroos are Assholes feat. John Hastings

February 12, 2019

On the podcast this week is Canadian & pale man John Hastings (@thejohnhastings). Growing up in Ottawa, the Canberra of Canada in a political family, he’s called the London home for the last 6 years but now he’s giving it a red hot go in LA. Come listen to why he left the UK (hint: it destroyed him).

We talk about drink driving, Brexit, a bit of world history, kangaroos, and Dan doesn’t know where celebrities are from again. He is the most fired up about Brexit out of any guest so far so if you’re at all political - strap in!

John’s got an album coming out real soon - he’s also got a wrestling podcast with previous guest Dylan Gott AND he'll be in Australia doing shows very soon. All that info is on his website www.thejohnhastings.com 

We FINALLY have a Twitter account @TheUnionJackOff so give that a follow, and get in touch with us. Otherwise you can still get at Daniel Muggleton @danmuggleton on Instagram & Twitter. 

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#22 - We Auditioned for Spielberg feat. Phil Nichol (Part 2)

February 8, 2019

The second part is here! Phil Nichol's chat is turning to Corky and the Juice Pigs and being the next big thing in LA. That's right, he was the toast of Las Angeles and on MadTV.

Phil Nichol (@philnichol) kicked things off with a punk rock approach to comedy. Turning up to Just For Laughs and Melbourne International Comedy Festival without a show, smashing it on the street and then ending up on TV with sell-out shows. Not a bad effort.

The chat is a little heavy on the comedy, but Phil's had such an interesting career I'm sure you'll still enjoy it. He won the Edinburgh Comedy Award, met the Queen, was on MadTV - and he's still saying he's not sure he's had a good career. Such a humble dude.

Corky and the Juice Pigs on MadTV performing 'REMember'

He's got a weekly room on Tuesday at The Tap Room Islington with great acts trying new material, you can follow it @room_delivery

Also, The Union Jack Off finally got a Twitter which you can follow @TheUnionJackOff - or get at Daniel Muggleton on Twitter & Instagram @danmuggleton. 

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#21 - I took Mum to meet the Queen feat. Phil Nichol (Part 1)

February 6, 2019

Oh my goodness it's an episode on time, and our very first two part episode because the guest is Canada's Phil Nichol! 

Phil Nichol (@PhilNichol) was born in Scotland, he grew up in Canada, overcame a stutter to become a member of one of the most successful comedy bands in the world - Corky and the Juice Pigs. But the band's in Part 2, for the minute we talk about his theatre trained voice, trying to impress incredibly religious parents and Canadian & Australian place names. 

Mores vs. Morals here: wikidiff.com/mores/morality

The history of Lake Superior here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Superior

Phil is currently on the international leg of his sold-out tour Your Wrong, you can get all the details on his website www.philnichol.com

Catch the second half of our chat later this week, get in touch with Daniel Muggleton on Twitter & Instagram @danmuggleton or at The Union Jack Off on Facebook.

Leicester Comedy Festival details and Special available at www.danielmuggleton.com 

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#20 - London Calling feat. Adam Bloom

February 3, 2019

Sorry for the delay, I've been a bit sick but this episode is worth the wait... ADAM BLOOM!

Adam (@adambloomie2) is a veteran of the UK comedy circuit & television for the last 25 years who's never stopped evolving his act, his joke writing is legendary and he's basically an encyclopaedia of comedy wisdom.

I got him on because he grew up in the suburbs of London, moved to Soho, then to Green Park and finally to Zone 7 - before getting back in the mix in Crouch End. He's the first comedian I've met who won't leave London even though he's got 2 kids. He rocked up wearing a flat cap, smart watch and vaping - we get to that - and I ask him why Zone 7 didn't work for him. 

Chatting gentrification he mentions A Tribe Called Quest - We The People.

Also the Wikipedia page for Jewish populations around the world is here.

Catch Adam live, or watch his videos online - everything at his website http://www.adam-bloom.com

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#19 - Stay Classy, Britain feat. Pierre Novellie

January 25, 2019

Jerk Offs, sorry about the delay on this I've been on the road in Europe. As a special treat, here's a chat I had with my good friend Pierre Noveille (@pierrenovellie)!

Pierre was supposed to be a regular host on this podcast before he got too busy crushing it, so this is a little excerpt from our second episode where he talks all about class. That's right, CLASS! Poly vs. Posh, living in the Tower of London, we touch on it all the time but this is still the most extensive chat I've had about it. It's not like anywhere else, and Pierre explains it better than most so definitely listen! 

Pierre is doing a bunch of work in progress spots around London, and a run at the Soho in April it's all on his website www.pierrenovellie.com  

Want to get in touch with me? Live performances, my special and email are all at my website www.danielmuggleton.com or you can grab me on Twitter/Instagram @danmuggleton. 

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#18 - Adelaide to Edinburgh feat. Ro Campbell

January 16, 2019

Australia's Ro Campbell (@rocampbellcomic) comes on the podcast - with his notes - to bully me about not watching enough Aussie cinema. 

The 90’s as the highpoint of English culture, Australia’s history of race riots, teaching English in Nepal, being a famous sign-spinner in Edinburgh, eating with Dave Grohl as a roadie and his Mum, becoming Scottish Comedian of the Year when you’re not Scottish, playing pranks on tour with Little Britain and doing comedy in 38 different countries.

You can read Ro’s articles on his time as a roadie among other things on his website www.rocampbell.com and catch him live in February in Malaysia, Singapore & Queensland, Australia. 

Also here's Norman Gunston at Gough Whitlam's Dismissal. Do you agree with Ro that he's the original Ali G?

As always if you're enjoying The Union Jack Off, please subscribe and give us a glowing review, and get in touch with Daniel Muggleton @danmuggleton or check out his special 'Let's Never Hang Out' available now at his website www.danielmuggleton.com

 

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#17 - Running like a Welshman feat. Robin Morgan

January 7, 2019

On the podcast this week is Welsh husband, DILF and funny boy Robin Morgan (@robinjaymorgan)! For those of you who don’t know, I like hating Wales - so do many English people - so I got the most likeable person I could find to sell it to me.

I talk to Robin about how he should be Christian, his parents meeting in Brighton, getting into comedy through tending bar at a comedy club, and plenty of good Welsh stuff (naming celebrities, national history, how they fit into the UK, Family Guy's Welsh racism - all of it!). 

In addition to comedy, Robin's also a very in-demand writer for television with a couple of pilots on the go, you can check out on BBC iPlayer in February - keep up with everything he's doing at www.robinjmorgan.co.uk

Get in touch with me @danmuggleton on Instagram and Twitter, you can get my special on my website www.danielmuggleton.com and the details for the Launch Party January 8th at 2Northdown are here.

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#16 - One Year a Brit feat. Daniel Muggleton

January 4, 2019

Happy 2019 to everybody, we'll call this a soft open as it's just a quick chat this week before we get back to it on Monday with a guest and more UK talk.

I thought after year it's probably worth sitting down and having a chat about what's changed and what hasn't after living in London for a full year. It's a bit of ramble, but I manage to get through some thoughts on: accents, the food, the weather, drinking culture, London itself and a couple of things guests have said that I've taken to heart.

Thanks for listening in 2018, I promise even bigger/more interesting guests in 2019! If you've got any suggestions or questions, please get in touch at @danmuggleton on Twitter & Instagram. 

As mention, Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy runs in London the first Sunday of every month with the next show January 6th, you can buy tickets right here.

My special 'Let's Never Hang Out' comes out January 8th (album January 11th), you can pre-order it at www.danielmuggleton.com and tickets to the launch at 2Northdown in Kings Cross are available here.

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#15 - New Zealand is Loyal because it’s Tiny feat. Jarred Christmas

December 28, 2018

Merry Christmas JerkOffs, or however you celebrated the holiday. Sorry for the delay but we're back with a banger. 

Jarred Christmas (@jarredchristmas) joins me, a good name for a good man. One of the first comedians from New Zealand to move to the UK, seen all over the TV and live circuit, he’s one of the good guys and a pleasure to chat to about how it used to be moving over here.

He kicks off with a quick review of Aquaman (hint: he didn’t buy it), then talks his Dad never taking a sick day, having a rusty haka, seeing Adam Hills, Adam Bloom, Boothby Graffoe, Johnny Vegas & Mighty Boosh in one day at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, being a charity mugger before people hated them, why Australia is too big to be loyal, the rise of Flight of the Conchords, how being a Kiwi helped him in the UK and getting a parking ticket to listen to the All Blacks.

Also, I was completely wrong about Sam Neill, he’s from New Zealand and still lives in New Zealand. My bad.

Please do leave a review or get in touch, I'm on Twitter & Instagram @danmuggleton or you can email me at muggletondaniel@gmail.com

Next Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy is January 6th, and you can buy tickets here - and my special launch party is January 8th and you can get tickets here

If you're after my special, you can pre-order it on my website www.danielmuggleton.com or if you're in Australia you need this link here: http://bit.ly/2PVOjNL

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#14 - In Newcastle everyone’s ‘Pet’ feat. Lauren Pattison

December 17, 2018

Queen of the Geordie Shore, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne’s favourite daughter, Lauren Pattison (@laurenpattison). A current London resident planning her escape, despite having fallen for a London fella - she’s one of the fastest rising comedians in the UK, have a listen.

Lauren and I cover all the hot button topics issues such as: Australians loving Geordie Shore, bouncers at Gregg’s, calling people darling to be polite, budgeting, university class warfare, a nursery in her high school, budgeting, and how Katherine Ryan helped get her started in London. 

Check out a full list of performances for Lauren's very, very acclaimed show 'Peachy' on her website www.lauren-pattison.com and her debut show 'Lady Muck' is streaming on NextUp Comedy.  

 

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Also grab him on Instagram and Twitter @danmuggleton, or his Facebook here. Get in touch with him about the podcast, all questions answered and subscribe/follow etc! 

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