Abnormally Funny People Show

Abnormally Funny People Show Podcast

The Abnormally Funny People Show is a monthly comedy podcast discussing all things disability, but with a big splash of comedy. Each month we’ll serve up honest, useful and entertaining reviews of products, services, technology, travel and more. The show also features different well-known guest comedians every month who provide their take on their lives, society and the response to disability all through the lens of comedy. Abnormally Funny People is a mixed group of disabled and non-disabled comedians. The show is hosted by group founders Simon Minty and Steve Best. The group performs regularly at the Soho Theatre in London and around the UK. The Abnormally Funny People Show is sponsored by Barclays. For more information please see www.abnormallyfunnypeople.com (http://www.abnormallyfunnypeople.com) Tweet at us now! @abnormfunnypeop (https://twitter.com/AbnormFunnyPeop) and use the hashtag #AFPShow

AFP Show #16, Lost in Translation
This month’s guests are Damon Rose and Emma Tracey, creators and producers of #BBCOuch. We ask if Google maps is as accurate as a blind person might need it. We explain what trailing is and the often asked question - is the #Braille signage in the loo on trains actually useful? And is it ok to use your Guide dog or a mobility scooter when you’re drunk? We visit the perennial debate about disability on TV - specialist programmes like Channel 4’s Kitchen Impossible or integrated shows. Emma and Damon expla...

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AFP Show #15, The Serious Comedy Hour
This month's guests are actor, #comedian and #disability rights campaigner Liz Carr and actor, model and lawyer Shannon Murray. After the #British members of Parliament rejected the assisted suicide bill, we discuss why and how it happened, plus what it can be like having an impairment and talking with doctors. #DrWho and #GameofThrones actors get a nod and Simon’s new hearing aid runs out of juice as he gives us his moment of the month. Robin Christopherson from Abilitynet calls in to tell us how to...

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AFP Show #14, August and Everything After
The Abnormally Funny People show is back from our month long run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Steve Day and Laurence Clark, two of the comedians who performed on our show, pop in to the studio to give an insider’s guide to performing at the Fringe. It's a comedy bromance love-in. We talk about it all: the shows that went well and the ones that didn't. The challenge of getting punters in, and the unique experience of a lot of disabled people sharing a flat. How the 'token' non-disabled acts managed o...


AFP Show Edinburgh Fringe #1
Steve Best & Simon Minty talk about the first 7 days with Tanyalee Davis. They talk about all sharing a flat, how the #comedy show is, #disability and #edfringe2015 and shows they want to see....

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AFP Show #13: Show 13, Lucky For Everyone
It's the show before the show! The last podcast before we go to the Edinburgh Festival....Fringe. Hosts Steve Best and Simon Minty talk comedy and performing with actor Caro Sparks and comedian and TV producer (Big Brother, I'm A Celebrity) Jo Coffey. Jo tells us about her return to stand up and a recent moment when she was called something rather strange by a small child, and for the life of her doesn't know why. Caro tells us about the perils of live subtitling Kanye West and we ask, “Do you get a su...

AFP Show #12: I want to live like common people
It’s a big show this month: fantastic guests, smart conversation and our usual silliness. Baroness Jane Campbell, a crossbench Member of the #HouseofLords and journalist Paul Carter, talk with Steve and Simon about the ‘world's best’ card magician who is also blind, forgetting how to dress properly, and mistaking a very famous person as a waiter. Robin Christopherson tells us about some apps to keep you fit and speak foreign languages, Shannon Murray has spotted therapy ponies in Los Angeles, and Helen Whit...

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AFP Show #11: Adults Say the Funniest Things (after wine)
It's April 2015, and right before the UK general election we go on our own campaign trail with Phil Friend OBE, formerly of Disability Rights UK, now of the English Federation of Disability Sport, and James Partridge OBE from Changing Faces. We talk about challenging low expectations of disabled people by others and when we limit ourselves, be it singing, guitar playing or performing. We wonder if the diversity of the Eurovision Song Contest contestants means it is now cutting edge. Steve tries to join the...

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AFP Show #10: The Rules of Engagement Show
The new Abnormally Funny People Show is here, and Kiruna Stamell and Gareth Berliner are this month’s guests. They are married to one another and run a theatre production company together. Gareth discusses having an invisible impairment and asks if, as stand-up, he should make reference to it? He talks about his appearance in Coronation Street and the joy of being allowed to improvise. Kiruna also shares a story about the thrill of improvisation (in her case, a tap dance at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Londo...

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AFP Show #9: Reunited and it feels so good
Simon Minty and Steve Best are joined by Mat Fraser (American Horror Story; Beauty and the Beast) and Liz Carr (Silent Witness). Liz and Mat used to present a podcast on BBC Ouch, and this is the first time they've been back in the studio together since they moved on. Both are active campaigners but perhaps now more widely known for their artistic work (including television). They speak about how this affects them, with a wisecrack or two along the way. Non-disabled Steve asks if the new RoboCop is a #disab...

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AFP Show #8: The deaf Deaf partial Not Special
This month's guests are the editor of The Limping Chicken Charlie Swinbourne and stand up #comedian Eshaan Akbar. We talk about getting offered the '#diversity' job just because you tick the right boxes, affection for sweaty hearing aids and getting the lyrics to famous songs wrong. Simon asks if it's ok to ram a person blocking the pavement and Steve wonders if he's joined the #disability gang with his chronic snoring. And is Edward Scissorhands a disabled person? It's all you need to know about the ABCs o...

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AFP Show #7: LIVE Special from the O2 London
This show is dedicated to the memory of Stella Young, 24 February 1982 – 6 December 2014. Abnormally Funny People get out of the studio and in front of a live audience for this special one-off show, recorded on International Day of #Disabled People, 3rd December 2014. We’ve got three mighty guests chipping in with their stories and their wit: TV maker and presenter Paul Carter, world travelling sassy comedian Taynalee Davis and and top comedian/ star of the Barclays cashpoint ads Chris McCausland. For the...

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AFP Show #6: Coffee spills, bottom thrills, house building skills
Simon and Steve are joined by actor/comedian Liam O'Carroll and model/blogger Lara Masters . Liam talks about his uncomfortable coffee encounter and liking the product that was not given to him to review, and Lara bares all (well not quite), and really likes the product not given to her to review. Editor note: competition entry deadline is 15th December 2014 #comedy #podcast #disability #standup...

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AFP Show #5: Woah, Body Form, Body Form For You
Guests Tanyalee Davis and Juliette Burton talk with Simon and Steve about body image and the difference between cute and ‘cute'. The products we review go down well and include a self-stirring mug and a bracelet buddy. We also discuss having two peepholes in your front door and how to keep hotel housekeeping out of your hotel room. Don't forget to enter our competition each month to win the products we discuss on the show. All you have to do is get in touch and tell us what you what. It's that simple! C...

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AFP Show #4: Don’t put a sheep inside the otter’s pajamas
A warning: this show contains some swearing. It's October 2014 and we're speaking with #comedian Laurence Clark and Jess Thom from Touretteshero. We chat about doing impressions of #disabled people, breaking an egg when you have random motion control, cycling on a child’s tricycle when you’re in your forties and why dignity can be overrated. We review two products, a humane spider catcher and egg cracker. Hosts Steve Best and Simon Minty talk about how it feels to be left out if you’re the one who isn’...

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AFP Show #3: Girls Just Wanna
This month we chat with actor Lisa Hammond (Grange Hill, Vera, EastEnders) and actor, model and lawyer Shannon Murray. We discuss the differences between being a female and a male #disabled person, and getting pointed at by strangers at in the street. We also get to grips with popping pills and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of pimping your ride....

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AFP Show #2: Boys Toys
Guests this episode are Geoff Adams-Spink, former BBC reporter and now freelance journalist and consultant, and Don Biswas, a stand-up comedian and part of the Abnormally Funny People team. Geoff reviews a different pen for people with different hands and Don talks about some time saving shoe laces. And there’s the mystery item that no one has seen......

AFP Show #1: Our first ever show!
Hosts Steve Best and Simon Minty try and keep some order as Liam O’Carroll, a blind chap, describes his first impressions when receiving something called a Giddy Bowl; Steve Day, who is deaf, realising that his whispers from the touch line of his son’s football match maybe not so quiet; and Liz Carr, a wheelchair user, is humble about being part of a BBC promotional clip of its stars....