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Interview Podcast

Shona Conacher – Cheeky Interview!

Shona is a Circus Artist, Street Performer, Fringe Show Creator and stars in the hit children’s show ‘Don’t Mess with the Dummies’. In this episode, Tom and Ian ask about Shonas’ background, creative work, life as as street performer and much more!

TIMESTAMPS:
0.22m  Introductions:   
1.46m Tell us about yourself! 
6.53m When did you first hear about the Dummies?
9.59m When did you know you wanted to do Funny things?: 
12.03m Do you have a creative process?
16.28m All about ‘Big Glittery Shit Show’
27.23m Getting into and being a Street Performer
31.00m Biggest takeaways from Street Shows
38.55m Favorite and Least Favorite Performance Moments
45.09m Inspirations
52.15m Plans for the Future?
57.33m What is a Clown ?
1.04.19m joke of the Day + Outro

LINKS:

Circus Aotearoa
Circus monoxide
Simon Wright Interview
Ciara Thornburn Interview
Jess Love
Tom Walker
Dummies Corp.

The Cheeky Podcast is produced by Tomas Correia and Ian Richardson

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Clowns React Podcast

Clowns React – Duck Soup

Duck Soup is THE MOST popular movie created by The Marx Brothers. Spies, slapstick and political bureaucracy, this movie has it all. Join Tom and Ian as they delve into the physical and verbal comedy of this movie.

TIMESTAMPS:

0.00 Introduction
1.32 Beginning Of Movie
3.38 The Leader of Freedonia
6.17 The Motorcycle Gag
8.56 The Mirror Scene
11.20 The Peanut Scene
13.16 Toms Favourite Joke
13.55 Strange Moments
19.11 The Fourth Brother
23.20 The Phone Line Gag
26.40 The War Scene
30.31 The Sliding Socks Gag
31.32 Outro
32.28 Joke Of The Day

LINKS:

The Duck Soup Movie
Not “Quatro”, Quartet
Duck Soup Idiom
The General – Buster Keaton
Clowns React – The General
Highlighted Histories – Charlie Chaplin
Cheeky Interview – Simon Wright
Steven Wright

The Cheeky Podcast is produced by Tomas Correia and Ian Richardson

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Interview Podcast

Cheeky Interview – Kane Harrington – ‘Kano the Clown’

Kane Harrington is an Australian Comedy Clown and Circus Performer. In ‘The ‘Cheeky Podcast’s 20th episode special, Kane shares about his life growing up in traditional Australian circus, and performing Clown following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.


TIMESTAMPS:

0.00 Start
0.14 Introductions
1.53 Kanes Background
3.29 Growing Up in a Traditional Circus
5.40  Why Clown?
8.20 How did you Learn & How quickly did you get on stage performing Clown ?
12.20  Show Duties while performing
14.46 The Acts Kane Performs / Learning them
20.48 Differences Between a Stage and Circus Tent / Moving to a Different Tent
28.02 Who is your Favorite Clown?
30.47 Being a tent Boss?
35.09 Favorite Performance Memories
37.07 Least Favorite Performance Memories
40.41 Kane asks US about the Podcast
42.58 Joke of the Day
44.56 Outro

LINKS:

Kano the Clowns Facebook
Kanes Youtube
Hudsons Circus
Webbers Circus
David Larible: (Kanes Favorite Clown)


The Cheeky Podcast is produced by Tomas Correia and Ian Richardson 

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Highlighted Histories Podcast

Highlighted Histories – Grock – ‘The King of Clowns’

In this episode of the Cheeky Podcast, Tom and Ian discuss what they found about Grock, a famous 20th century European clown often titled “The King of Clown’. Tune in to hear about the skills, performances and even mansion of this whimsical performer.  

Episode 19 – Timestamps

0.11m Introductions 

1.34m  Researching the King of Clown

3.09m Grock in the time of Charlie Chaplin 

5.38m Vila Grock – A Mansion owned by a clown. 

8.22m
What happened to Grocks Fortunes ? 

11.22m Lifes a Lark / 
Being a musical Clown and multi skilled man. 

14.35m Backtrack – Grocks Earlier Years 

18.30m Grocks Stage Gags 

20.11 How did Grock become rich? 

24.25m Places Performed / Grock shying away from Political Statements / Famous Friends? 

26.46m Other Extrodary Skills / Combining Clown with other Skillsets /
 Grocks last performance / 

29.18m A little about Grocks performance Partners

30.35m Joke of the Day + Outro

Grocks Stage Performace

Britannica

Wiki

iMDb

Villa Grock

Villa Grock Google Images Result

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Interview Podcast

Cheeky Interview – Nelson Smyles Part 2

Ian and Tom interview the incredible Nelson “Smyles” West! Listen in as we talk about our lives as clowns, and NICA graduates.

Nelson is a clown acrobat who trained at NICA and after graduating promptly got cast into the role of a hoop diver and main clown in the Cirque du Soleil show, Luzia. In this show, he has performed worldwide.


TIMESTAMPS: Things we Talk / Laugh About

0.00 Introductions
0.08 Favourite Part Of NICA
7.43 Looking To The Future
12.15 Should I Be Funny All The Time?
17.53 Most And Least Favourite Clown Moment
28.59 Will “Three Busy Old Men” Ever Happen?
31.23 Does Ian Do Clown In Infamous?
34.58 The Sketch Show
37.35 Outro
37.54 Joke Of The Day
40.49 End

SHOWNOTES

Two Busy Old Men
Simon Wright Interview

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Interview Podcast

Cheeky Interview – Nelson Smyles Part 1

Tom and Ian get the opportunity to interview the hilarious superstar Nelson “Smyles” West. 

Nelson is a clown acrobat who trained at NICA and after graduating promptly got cast into the role of a hoop diver and main clown in the Cirque du Soleil show, Luzia. In this show, he has performed worldwide.


TIMESTAMPS: Things we Talk / Laugh About

0.00 Introductions
1.43 About Nelson
3.30 What Nelson Learned From His Teachers
10.39 How Nelson Got Into Clowning (And Luzia)
20.30 Learning The Luzia Roles
29.29 How Would You Describe Yourself?
31.34 What Shows Do You Remember The Most
37.09 Do You Prefer Solo Or Duo Clown?
38.48 The Royal Albert Hall
44.09 Outro
44.19 Joke Of The Day

SHOWNOTES

E5 Steps:

  • Introduction
  • Instigating Event
  • Conflict
  • Climax 
  • Resolution
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Clowns React Podcast

Clowns React – Best Cirque du Soleil Clown Acts

Tom and Ian are back! After a brief hiatus, we are back with a Clowns React of the Best Cirque du Soleil Clowns video! We watch the best of the best in Cirque du Soleil’s performances, and dissect what makes them funny.

Starring famous clowns such as David Shiner, Yuri Medvedev, Eric Koller, and Rene Bazinet.

TIMESTAMPS: Things we Talk / Laugh About

0.00 Introductions
2.11 Totem Clown Act
5.45 O Clown Act
10.37 Luzia Clown Act 1
13.32 Allegria Clown Act 1
19.44 Saltimbanco Clown Act
26.34 Volta Clown Act
31.15 Kurios Clown Act
35.09 Dralion Clown Act
40.55 Kooza Clown Act
45.12 Conducter Clown Act
47.46 Luzia Clown Act 2
51.09 Director Clown Act
55.35 Allegria Clown Act 2
58.15 Outro
58.45 Joke of the Day

SHOWNOTES
BEST OF CLOWNING | Cirque du Soleil
Ryan Shinji
Facundo Gimenez Instagram
Victor Key
Amaluna Clowns
Silent Movie David Shiner
Allegria Timeline

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Interview Podcast

Cheeky Interview – Simon Wright Part 2

In Part 2 of the interview with Simon Wright, Simon describes the full founding of the Dummies Corp. From its original ideas in the NICA classrooms to full international tours, Fringe Festivals and more, listen in for stores and lessons about Building a Multi Show company from scratch. 


SHOWNOTES 

“Road side rubbish” aka Trash Test Dummies at Mullumbimby circus festival 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KwUTsJfw8M

“Trash Test Dummies” at Sydney Comedy Festival 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhUiOZPvigk

Trash Test Dummies Promo 2014- no sound
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2gcUTtav2A

Trash Test Testimonials- 2016 (in reference to the QLD touring pitch)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKX13FlnVKw

Splash Test Dummies Joke? 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35sELpoBv_M
21 towns and 21 tricks- regional WA tour 2016- When Simon drove the rest of the Dummies crazy learning shaker cups
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLndWf5okR4

Trash Test Dummies Promo 2016
https://vimeo.com/244197109

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Interview Podcast

Cheeky Interview – Simon Wright!

In this episode we bring in special guest Simon Wright!

Simon Wright is an international Clown and Circus performer, and one of the founding members of Dummies Corp, Clown O’Clock and the Adelaide Juggling Convention.   

In PART 1 of this interview, Simon talks about building the weekly classes of ‘Clown o Clock’, dives into process and inspiration of making his own solo show ‘Totally Plucked’ and shares his favorite lessons and stories about his journey into Clowning.

TIMESTAMPS: Things we Laugh / Talk about

0.00 Introductions

1.07 Simon Introductions

2.49 How simon got into Circus

4.35m NICA Specialties   

6.16 All About Clown O Clock

14. 43 Red Bastard /  Stories of Clown Styles Across Countries

20.26 Combining Clowning and Circus Skills

22.54 Totally Plucked – Simons Inspiration

31.23 Story of the First Chicken Performance

35.37 Simons Favorite Clowning Realizations / Life Lessons

48.03 When Simon decided he wanted to be a Clown  / More Stories

1.02.01 Summary of Key Clowning Realizations

1.04.10 Outro

1.04.25 Joke of the Day

LINKS to things talked about:

“It’s Alive!”  aka Dr Frankienstien at Ruccis horror cabaret 2011https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGyr-JSRcKg&t=189s

“Simon Wright’s Circus workout” NICA graduation piece- development videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFy8DQ5Azmg

Cirque du demain- NICA opening act. 2012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkfMSwGZbNw&t=6s

Simon’s Show reel for Hoopla Doopla ABC2 and CCTV for kids. Filmed in 2013https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPvQBrPnOBY&t=74s

Official Hoopla Doopla Trailer- released in 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ__vNKGuWk

“Road side rubbish” aka Trash Test Dummies at Mullumbimby circus festival 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KwUTsJfw8M

“Trash Test Dummies” at Sydney Comedy Festival 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhUiOZPvigk

Trash Test Dummies Promo 2014- no sound
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2gcUTtav2A

Trash Test Testimonials- 2016 (in reference to the QLD touring pitch)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKX13FlnVKw

Splash Test Dummies Joke? 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35sELpoBv_M
21 towns and 21 tricks- regional WA tour 2016- When Simon drove the rest of the Dummies crazy learning shaker cups
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLndWf5okR4

Trash Test Dummies Promo 2016
https://vimeo.com/244197109

Totally Plucked Promo 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrKL2fS14mE

Splash Test Dummies Promo 2018
https://vimeo.com/266118561

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Podcast Uncategorized

A Clowns QnA #1

Tom and Ian answer a multitude of questions that they garnered from their friends, family and fans. Listen in for their anecdotes, tales and laugh along at their silliness!

You asked, we answered! But its not too late! You can still send in questions at cheekypodcast@gmail.com or through our page on Facebook.

TIMESTAMPS: Things we Talk / Laugh About

0.00 Introductions
1.47 Question #1: Comic Timing
4.19 Question #2: Clown Training
11.17 Question #3: Best Moments
14.40 Question #3: Worst Moments
18.35 Question #4: Other Clown
22.32 Question #5: Clown Logic
25.55 Question #6: The Clown Life
29.44 Question #7: Clowns ONLY
32.32 Question #8: Clown vs Drunkard
35.05 Question #9: A Box of Clown
38.07 Question #10: Clown Turing Test
42.09 Outro
43.29 Joke of the Day
44.12 End

SHOWNOTES

Ciara Instagram
Ian Duck Act
Avner the Eccentric
Bike Over Fence