Podcasts

From Birthday Parties to Massive Stage Shows,

Big Ben the Funnyman interviews all kinds of entertainers.

Lots of tips and funny stories from the periphery of show business!

 

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Supporters will receive a free gift, and discount prices on future bookings and shows. Many thanks!                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

81 – Bryson Lang, Juggler USA

 

 

80 – Jason Tardy, American juggler and technology performer

 

 

79 – Paul Ogata, Standup Comedian

 

 

78 – Guy Bavil, Mentalist

 

 

77 – Vivek Mahbubani, Standup Comedian, Hong Kong

 

 

76 – the clown business and other thoughts.

 

 

75 – Matt Coombes, Children’s Entertainer

 

 

74 – Getting Paid, (How to get money from dodgy clients!)

 

 

73  – Kabir Khan, Psychic Performer

 

 

72 – Matt Owen Part 2

 

 

71 – Matt Owen, close-up Magician, Hong Kong

 

 

70 – Garron Chiu, standup comedian, Hong Kong, USA

 

 

69 – Jamey Mossengren, Unicyclist, USA, Australia

 

 

68 – Controlling kids (and adults!) at birthday parties!

 

 

67 – Rob Neal, Magician, UK

 

 

66 – Turner Sparks, Comedian, China and USA

 

 

65 – Jessie Jing, Dancer, Writer, Performing Artist, Hong Kong

 

 

64 – Chris Johnson, Mentalist, Australia

 

 

63 – Shea Freedomhowler, Entertainer, USA

 

 

62 – Jan Preece, Clown, Hong Kong and UK

 

 

61 – Brian Herman, Entertainer, USA

 

 

60 – Andy Comic, Entertainer, Australia Canada Hong Kong

 

 

59 – Road Trip!

 

 

58 – Tip for making extra money

 

 

57 – Lucas Jet, Unicyclist Juggler UK

 

 

56 – Ciaran Love Part 2, Clown, Producer, Manager, Hong Kong

 

 

55 – J C Sum, Illusionist, Author & Creative Entrepreneur

 

 

54 – Kevin Berrey, Comedian, USA

 

 

53 – Steve Lee, Comedian, USA, Hong Kong

 

 

52 – Scott Mitchell, Comedian, Scotland, Singapore

 

 

51 – Bond Lee, Magician , Hong Kong

 

 

46-50 Mike Brooks (backstage at a carnival)

 

 

45 – Stuart Palm, Mentalist

 

 

44 – Ciaran Love, Part 1, Clown Producer Manager

 

 

43 – Sean Hebert, Writer, Comedian, (Canada and Hong Kong)

 

 

42 – Mike Abbott, Legendary Hong Kong Entertainer

 

 

41 – Graham Love, (Santa)

 

 

40 – Max Marshall, Part Two

 

 

39 – Max Marshall, Clown and Entertainer (Scotland, Hong Kong and the World)

 

 

38 – Paul Ogata, Stand-up Comedian

 

 

37 – Gary Jackson, Stand-up Comedian and Comedy Producer

 

 

36 – Nick Milnes, Stand-up Comedian, Hong Kong, UK

 

 

35 – Yalun Tu, Writer, Comedy, Movies, Hong Kong

 

 

34 – Cindy Marvell Part 2

 

 

33 – Cindy Marvell, Juggler, USA

 

 

32 – Jami Gong: Standup Comedian and Comedy Club Owner, Hong Kong

 

 

31 – Ali Khan: Entertainment and Licensed Show, Singapore

 

 

30 – Markus Furtner: Appendix

 

 

29 – Markus Furtner: Devilstick, Germany

 

 

28 – Intro to Markus Furtner  (Devilstick, Germany)

 

 

27 – Jason Strickland: Standup Comedian, London and Hong Kong

 

 

26 – Vivek Mahbubani: Standup Comedian, Hong Kong

 

 

25 – Cassi Thomas: Birthday Parties Hong Kong

 

 

24 – Rob Rogers: Magician and Events Manager, Hong Kong

 

 

23 – Tony Leung (Wing Wing the Clown) Hong Kong

 

 

22 – Jose Almenares (Magician) Part 2

 

 

21 – Jose Almenares (Magician) Part 1

 

 

20 – Sweetheart the Clown (aka Vivien Goh) Singapore

 

 

19 – Matt Coombes Part 2

 

 

18 – Matt Coombes Clown, Birthday Parties and more, Hong Kong

 

 

17 – Transport   How to get to the next show in time

 

 

16 – Kenneth Ng – Clown, Hong Kong

 

 

15 – Worst Gigs Ever

 

 

14 – Big Ben Matthews – Entertainer, Hong Kong

 

 

13 – Rob Neal – England, Close up Magic, Weddings and Parties

 

 

12 – Jonathan Heron – Singapore Entertainer, Birthday Parties, Bubbles, Magic, Everything!

 

 

11 – Roy Thomas Payamal (Clown, Living Statue and Singapore Legend)

 

 

10 – Jason Tardy : American juggler and technology performer!!

 

 

9 – Guy Bavli: Mentalist, Entertainer

 

 

8 – Amy Bielawski: dancer, face painter, balloonist, belly dancer, bellygrams and party entertainer!

 

 

7 – Australian Mentalist Chris Johnson

 

 

6 – Bryson Lang. Interview with the great comedy juggler from the USA

 

 

5 – Shea FreedomHowler – Juggler, Director, Circus Impresario and Curator

 

 

4 – Formless Formby. Interview with Rock Circus Superstar, Formless Formby

 

 

3 – Jan Preece. Interview with one of the top clowns in Hong Kong

 

 

2 – Brian Herman. Interview with a young clown from America

 

 

1 – Andy Comic. Interview with Andy Comic from Australia

 

FEATURED ARTISTS IN HONG KONG:

 

 

Ciaran Love (Alfie NoName the Clown) HONG KONG

 

One of the best entertainers in Hong Kong. Ciaran is a fantastic performer with comedy magic, comedy juggling, balloon twisting and games. With a wonderful show developed over many years, Ciaran constantly has both the children and the adults roaring with laughter.

 

Video of Ciaran

 

Podcasts with Ciaran Love:

 

Part 2 Performances in Hong Kong

 

Part 1 Early Career

 

Podcast Contents: Fire shows and tips, Producing shows with others versus working solo, How to do a Birthday Party, Transport, Costumes, and Being on time

The amazing Ciaran Love started as a full time street entertainer, roaming around Europe. Since 1994 however, he has been carving out a fantastic career in Hong Kong: Performer, clown, prop comedy, producer, manager and bespoke events creator.

You can find Ciaran Love online at: http://www.nonamehk.com/

 

 

 

Jose Almenares (Magician) HONG KONG

 

Jose Almenares is an incredible magician based in Hong Kong. Over the past 26 years, Jose has performed magic shows in more than 10 countries across Asia, North America and the Caribbean. A longtime member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, his vast experience enables him to perform for any occasion including a children’s party, corporate banquet, stage show, or even one-on-one special performance.

You can find Jose online at https://www.amazingmagicjose.com/

 

 

Podcasts with Jose:

 

 

Early career

 

 

Follow up podcast