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Get Yourself a Proper Job

Simon Topping talks to other professional funny people about their beginnings

Welcome to the Get Yourself a Proper Job Podcast page where comedy writer and performer, Simon Topping, talks to other funny professionals about how it all started for them; delving a little into their childhood, how they were as kids, plus the breaks they got and the people who helped them along the way, as well as the challenges they faced.  Did anyone ever urge them, “Get Yourself a Proper Job?” Let’s find out. 

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The Host

Simon Topping is a comedy writer and performer. He questions his fellow performers in the podcast.

George Egg

Episode one is a chat with George Egg, the cooking comedian. As seen on The Bake Off: An Extra Slice, Radio 4 and much more.

Elf Lyons

Episode two is with Elf Lyons; Award winning comedian, writer and theatre director. Credits: 6 Music, Radio 4, BBC TV, ITV2, UKTV and More.

Dan Evans

Dan Evans, stand-up and comedy writer for Milton Jones and Frankie Boyle (Amongst others)

Brodi Snook

Brodi is listed in the Telegraph’s Top comedy shows, Chortle Awards Best New Comer 2020 and Ardal O’Hanlan’s support for his full UK tour, in 2019/20

Aidan Goatley

Internationally touring comedian, Aidan has been support for Hal Cruttenden. He has had several brilliant sell out shows, including the fab: 10 Films with my Dad.

Liz Peters

Liz teaches and performs improv around the world and is the co-artistic director of The Maydays, a national stalwart of the improv scene. She is also the author of “Own it! How to boss your fears

Michael Fabbri

Michael has been a stand up for over 15 years and performs in top comedy clubs throughout the UK. He has supported some of the biggest names in comedy including: Micky Flanagan, Lucy Porter and Stephen K Amos.

Marisa Carnesky

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All the Episodes below:

Michael Fabbri: Episode 7 Get Yourself a Proper Job

This episode of Get Yourself a Proper Job I talk to Michael Fabbri.  Michael has been a stand up for over 15 years and tours the country as a top club comedian.  Here we talk about being funny at school and the consequences of that, how school shapes you and how his dyslexia has affected the way the thinks creatively (or not).   We also talk about how he didn't have a clue how to break into the business and the focus that is need to make it your living.  We also chat about the civil service jobs we've both done to make ends meet and how bad has been held up by his bad decisions.  Additionally there is a delightful interruption from Michael's daughter about Narwhals, which is the podcast highlight. Michael Fabbri made his mark on the UK circuit by appearing on Channel 4‘s ‘So you think your Funny competition’. And has a superb reputation on the comedy circuit. He regularly performs at major comedy clubs throughout the UK and all over the world. Michael has supported some of the biggest name in comedy including Micky Flanagan, Lucy Porter & Stephen K Amos. He is also an active writer for TV & Radio show. Fabbri manages to effortlessly slip between some harsh, controversial topics to light-hearted silliness to make for a refreshingly eclectic and brilliantly funny act, which has taken him to the Edinburgh Festival and beyond.
  1. Michael Fabbri: Episode 7
  2. Liz Peters: Episode 6
  3. Aidan Goatley: Episode 5
  4. Brodi Snook: Episode 4
  5. Dan Evans: Episode 3

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About Us

A Podcast about how funny people got to use their talents in a full time career.

Get In Touch

If you’d like to be interviewed, or just want a chat, email: simon.topping@gmail.com