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The Middle of the Week Podcast

The Middle of the Week Podcast

By Nelson de Gouveia
A weekly variety podcast featuring comedy, sketch shows and interviews with amazing people all over the world. For details visit www.nelsonscomedy.com
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SO2E03 - Charles Tertiens
On this week's "The Middle of the Week" podcast we have: Sketch comedy advertising The Home Update news show Comedy without permission from Jenni Klein And a lovely conversation with Charles Tertiens Subscribe to the podcast for regular updates, and if you have any feedback email me at nelson@nelsonscomedy.com or visit me on any social platform @nelsonscomedy About Charles Tertiens Actor, Comedy Magician and TV personality. Charles Tertiens, has been created and nurtured in the Mother City. Having a father in the arts, he started crafting his skills at a young age and later continued his studies at UCT, graduating as a Bilingual performer in the Musical Stream and with nothing less than a Dean's Merit! He has starred in South Africa's top TV shows such as Montana and 7nde Laan and created unforgettable characters such as the Cash Crusader (Cash Crusaders) and that “Mind Blowing” Karl Ahari (Kalahari.com). You can find him on www.charlestertiens.com or on social media as @charlestertiens on all major platforms.
45:02
October 21, 2020
S02E02 - Dan Frigolette
Episode 2 of The Middle of the Week! Sketch comedy about the Bachelor SA Comedy without permission from Greg Davies The Home Update news show And a conversation with US comedian Dan Frigolette Dan Frigolette is a stand-up comedian and actor who has been seen on Bob and Tom Show, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Show Me A Hero, Younger, Sexy Beasts, ElimiDate, The Following, Wendy Williams Show, and the Artie Lange Show. He is the Executive Producer of The Apartmentship with Andrew Schulz, Stonehenge Oh Yeah with James Manzello, The Hoboken Comedy Festival, NJFunnyfest, Make Me Laugh Comedy Contest, Comedy’s Best Kept Secret Tour and Porn Stars Are People Podcast. He got his start in Syracuse NY in a now-debunked club in the basement of the Hotel Syracuse called Viva Debris, run by Joe DeLion. Now a New York City circuit regular, Dan finds joy in travelling the country to small towns, to entertain folks. His stage prose is energetic and high paced, with a wit that stops hecklers in their tracks. You will remember seeing Frigolette in person and love every minute of it. He travels the country with his pitmatian Tess, raising money for various animal charities, and rubbing people’s bellies. His first comedy album Naked and Amused: Comedy At A Nudist Colony, came out in late 2017. He’s recently been featured in South Africa on SABC3’s Trending SA, WTF Tumi and The Stuart Taylor Show. You can follow him on twitter www.twitter.com/danfrigolette and you can listen to his podcast www.pornstarsarepeople.com If you have any feedback regarding the show, email me nelson@nelsonscomedy.com or any social media @nelsonscomedy Many thanks to Matthew DuBois for his contribution. You can follow him at www.instagram.com/matt_in_pictures
1:33:36
October 14, 2020
SO2E01 - Mel Jones
This is episode 1 of the second season of The Middle of the Week with a new, changed format, including: Sketch comedy featuring America's most reviled president Comedy from Wyatt Cenac (reproduced without permission) The Home Update news show And a conversation with SA comedian Mel Jones. Born and raised in Cape Town and a proud resident of Mitchell’s Plain, Mel Jones describes herself as "the favourite" of three siblings. She is a single mother, comedian, award-nominated producer and an energetic MC. Her career started taking flight when she was fondly received at the Spier Amphitheatre only 6 short weeks after doing her very first open mic slot. Since then, you may have heard her on the radio as co-presenter of a very popular morning show, seen her on SABC3's Comedy Showcase, the Phat Joe show, the King Size Comedy Tour, the Blacks Only Comedy Show, Mind The Gap, The Heavyweight Comedy Jam, Kings & Queens of Comedy, the critically acclaimed comedy & sketch show, Bitches, the Vodacom Funny Festival where she was their very first female host, Comedy Central and is hugely popular as a corporate comedian and MC. You can follow her on twitter www.twitter.com/meljonescomic or www.instagram.com/meljonescomic. If you have any feedback regarding the show, email me nelson@nelsonscomedy.com or any social media @nelsonscomedy
1:05:19
October 7, 2020
S01E12 - Des O'Gorman
All the chatty bits from the Middle of the Week on MuthaFM.com, including: My Inner Monologue about ending the last episode of this season and moving away from radio. Comedy from Jim Gaffigan, Maria Bamford, Mike Birbiglia and Pete Holmes The Home Update News Show And my lengthy conversation with fellow comic and nerdy convention host Des O'Gorman. I met Des in early 2011 at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival and we became fast friends. His beautiful Irish view on life and love, his passion for Doctor Who and Ghostbusters, and just his beautiful outlook on having fun that makes him a top-notch guy. We talk about Ghostbusters and the upcoming event he's helped to celebrate the Ghostbusters release anniversary. You can find him online at www.facebook.com/DesConHost If you have any feedback, you can connect with me on @nelsonscomedy on your favourite social media, or email me at nelson@nelsonscomedy.com
31:46
September 30, 2020
SO1E11 - Miguel Pregueiro
All the chatty bits from this week's "The Middle of the Week" on Muthafm.com: My Inner Monologue about just relaxing and chilling Comedy from Deon Cole, Rachel Mac and Michael McIntyre A quick interview with Portuguese/Spanish singer/songwriter Miguel Preguiero. Miguel has become an amazing sensation in South Africa ever since his initial audition for the wooden on SA's Got Talent, and his rise to fame has been continuing. Not only is he an accomplished singer and songwriter, he's got a great following based on his talent for music and for being a funny guy. His Instagram is worth following. Down to earth and genuinely amusing, I really enjoyed chatting to him and I hope you do too. If you have any feedback, email me at nelson@nelsonscomedy.com or check out my social channels everywhere as @nelsonscomedy
1:00:40
September 23, 2020
S01E10 - Jay Sodagar
All the talky bits from @MuthaFM's "The Middle of the Week", including: Inner Monologue about embarrassing old albums Comedy from Aparna Nancherla, Roy Wood Jr & Marina Franklin The Home Update news show Interview with UK comedian and stand-up teacher Jay Sodagar. Jay Sodagar has been a staple of the standup scene in London for over 20 years and has made a living not only headlining clubs across the country, but also teaching students the finer arts of getting up on stage via the Laughing Horse brand. Not only did I attend his class, but we also used to run shows together, so we also got a chance to catch up. If you have any feedback, email me at nelson@nelsonscomedy.com or updates on social media @nelsonscomedy.
1:06:01
September 16, 2020
S01E09 - Steve N Allen
All the chatty bits from this week's "The Middle of the Week" DIVERSITY EDITION!, 9am-12 on Mutha FM including: - My inner monologue talking about producing this show (I'm a white male!) - Comedy from John Mulaney, Loyiso Madinga, Ronny Chieng and Sabrina Kalees (not all white males!) - And the long interview with star of BBC2's The Mash Report, Steve N Allen! Steve is a wonderful gentleman with a career spanning over a decade in radio and voice-over work, and is a tremendously funny stand-up comedian. His appearance on BBC's The Mash Report as a dead-pan news anchor gave me great joy as he had a great podcast called The Some News Podcast that he wrote and produced himself. Not only was it a pleasure to interview, but he and I also caught up as we both worked the London circuit together. You can find him online as @mrstevenallen on all major social media platforms. For further info or updates, check out my social media at @nelsonscomedy or email nelson@nelsonscomedy.com
43:31
September 9, 2020
SO1E08 - Robyn Dunlop
Catch all the talkie bits from this week's "The Middle of the Week" on MuthaFm.com, including: An inner monologue about videogames Comedy from Matteo Lane, Jason Goliath, Aaron Chen and Adam Hills The Home Update news An extended and interesting interview with @robyndunlopcomedy, talking about comedy, people stealing her ideas and how she gives zero #$%&s Get in touch with me via email at nelson@nelsonscomedy.com or follow me on Facebook and Instagram @nelsonscomedy for updates on interviews and news!
48:31
September 2, 2020
S01E07 - Derrick DeMelo
On this week's podcast episode of "The Middle of the Week", recorded Wednesdays at 9am -12pm on MuthaFM.com: - I chat about my Portuguese background - Play comedy by John Oliver, Angel Campey and Donald Glover - And an extended conversation with US sketch comedian Derrick DeMelo from "The Portuguese Kids" about Covid, their influences and which chorico is better. Get in touch with me via email at nelson@nelsonscomedy.com or follow me on Facebook and Instagram @nelsonscomedy for updates on interviews and news!
1:00:04
August 26, 2020
S01E06 - Nik Rabinowitz
Catch all the talkie bits from this week's "The Middle of the Week", recorded Wednesdays at 9am-12pm on MuthaFM.com: My Inner Monologue about my own experience going to court Comedy from Eddie Izzard and Dalin Oliver A quick interview with SA comedian Nik Rabinowitz Get in touch with me via email at nelson@nelsonscomedy.com or follow me on Facebook and Instagram @nelsonscomedy for updates on interviews and news!
45:26
August 19, 2020
S01E05 - Carly Smallman
All the talkie bits from "The Middle of the Week" on Muthafm.com, including: My "Inner Monologue" about South Africa's National Women's Day Comedy from Aisling Bea, Kumail Nanjiani and more My interview with UK comedian Carly Smallman, who has been pioneering an afternoon show dedicated to stay-at-home mums! Listen live via www.muthafm.com/nelson-de-gouveia or download the app!
49:17
August 12, 2020
S01E04 - Yaaseen Barnes
On this week's podcast episode of "The Middle of the Week", recorded Wednesdays at 12-3pm on MuthaFM.com: Inner Monologue: How I beat smoking through boxing Comedy from Cristela Alonzo, Brent Morin and Dillan Oliphant Interview with South African comedian Yaaseen Barnes For updates, visit @nelsoncomedy on your favourite social site.
47:33
August 5, 2020
S01E03 - Carmen Jean Ali
On this week's podcast episode of "The Middle of the Week", recorded Wednesdays at 12-3pm on MuthaFM.com: - I chat about taking back feminized products - Play comedy by Riaad Moosa, Damien Power and Megan Gailey. - And an extended conversation with UK comedian Carmen Ali about her burlesque persona April Fiasco, and her upcoming show Cybertease_ For updates, visit @nelsoncomedy on your favourite social site.
34:51
July 29, 2020
S01E01 - Samantha de Gouveia
All the talkie bits from the first episode of my radio show "The Middle of the Week". Catch it every Wednesday 12pm to 3pm SA time on www.muthafm.com The first episode, featuring an interview with the most important ever, Samantha de Gouveia.
25:44
July 15, 2020