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


Two Busy Old Men
Simon Wright Interview

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. 


“Road side rubbish” aka Trash Test Dummies at Mullumbimby circus festival 2013

“Trash Test Dummies” at Sydney Comedy Festival 2016

Trash Test Dummies Promo 2014- no sound

Trash Test Testimonials- 2016 (in reference to the QLD touring pitch)

Splash Test Dummies Joke? 2016
21 towns and 21 tricks- regional WA tour 2016- When Simon drove the rest of the Dummies crazy learning shaker cups

Trash Test Dummies Promo 2016