The Quantum Leopard Podcast

Host and MC James Ross interviews the UKs top comedians, alongside their sets from London’s loveliest comedy night: Quantum Leopard!

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Episodes

Monday Jul 01, 2024

Alex Bertulis-Fernandes is an exceptional writer and comedian, equally at home with a one-liner or a thoughtful long build-up and the superb set performed at QL, crafted to absolute perfection, reflects this. She also talks with host and MC James Ross about the damaging aspects of self-deprecation, how mental health material resonates with audiences, and society at large. An incredible set, a wonderful interview and something well worth a listen. If you want to find out more from Alex she can be found HERE and more links available HERE.
CW: Experience of mental illness, death of a parent, passing mention of sex offenders, brief mention of disordered eating.
EDITOR'S NOTE: James is such a attractive comedy presence that microphones everywhere attempt to pick him up. This interview is no exception, Alex's mic picks up James' side quite a lot, I've done what I can to balance it out but it sounds a little weird at times - apologies!
Do you want to witness this set in all its glory? Then consider joining our Patreon where you can get early access to podcast episodes and watch full videos of Quantum Leopard comedy shows, from the high-energy openers to the loveliest of headliners, including the set from this very episode!
Quantum Leopard is a lovely comedy night for lovely people and you can find more links to info about us here: https://linktr.ee/quantumleopard
 
Edited by Rhys Lawton
Original show recording by Aniruddh Ohja
Music is by ROOKES production services (https://www.iamrookes.com/)

Episode 18: Adele Cliff

Saturday Jun 01, 2024

Saturday Jun 01, 2024

Absolute master of the one liner and joyful player of words, Adele Cliff is an absolute wonder and a delight to have on the QL stage. Alongside an incredible live set, Adele also talks with host & MC James Ross about one liners, strong reactions and geese.
CW: Swan violence, I suppose?
If you want to find out more from Adele: good luck! She is terrifyingly difficult to track down online and so you'll have to look on various festival websites, go attend live comedy and hope. 
Want to see someone throwing rocks at the most beautiful lake? Then consider joining our Patreon where you can get early access to podcast episodes and watch full videos of Quantum Leopard comedy shows, from the high-energy openers to the loveliest of headliners, including the set from this very episode!
Quantum Leopard is a lovely comedy night for lovely people and you can find more links to info about us here: https://linktr.ee/quantumleopard
 
Edited by Rhys Lawton
Original show recording by Aniruddh Ohja
Music is by ROOKES production services (https://www.iamrookes.com/)

Episode 17: Katie Mitchell

Wednesday May 01, 2024

Wednesday May 01, 2024

Goth wonder Katie Mitchell is the working-class, joyful and whimsical comedian that we are honoured to have grace us from the wilds of Nottingham.
Alongside a superb live set, Katie also talks with host & MC James Ross about goth lesbianism, joke construction and sexy typewriters, 
CW: Experience of homophobia
To find out more about Katie, her website is HERE, and you can follow her on Instagram HERE, and any other links - including video of her wonderful QL set - can be found HERE!
If you'd like to see how a Straight Ally Friend (TM) looks then consider joining our Patreon where you can get early access to podcast episodes and watch full videos of Quantum Leopard comedy shows, from the high-energy openers to the loveliest of headliners, including the set from this very episode!
Quantum Leopard is a lovely comedy night for lovely people and you can find more links to info about us here: https://linktr.ee/quantumleopard
 
Edited by Rhys Lawton
Original show recording by Matt Highton
Music is by ROOKES production services (https://www.iamrookes.com/)

Episode 16: Shelf

Monday Apr 01, 2024

Monday Apr 01, 2024

Shelf are a musical, stand-up & sketch comedy duo comprising of Rachel WD and Ruby Clyde. I cannot do them justice in words to describe how brilliant they are.
Along with an wonderful set, Rachel & Ruby talk with host & MC James Ross about playfulness in gender, gigging for kids and bin material.
CWs: Experience of homophobia, misgendering, catcalling, drugs
If you would like to see more of Shelf, they are founding members of LOL Word, and have performed with Comedy Club 4 Kids and are currently on tour!! More info can be found HERE 
If you'd like to see why Shelf look like a pair of teen detectives then consider joining our Patreon where you can get early access to podcast episodes and watch full videos of Quantum Leopard comedy shows, from the high-energy openers to the loveliest of headliners, including the set from this very episode!
Quantum Leopard is a lovely comedy night for lovely people and you can find more links to info about us here: https://linktr.ee/quantumleopard
 
Edited by Rhys Lawton
Original show recording by Julia Zack
Music is by ROOKES production services (https://www.iamrookes.com/)

Episode 15: Thom Tuck

Friday Mar 01, 2024

Friday Mar 01, 2024

Thom Tuck is exactly the kind of alternative comedian that epitomises the wonderful acts that Quantum Leopard gets in. By turns erudite, energetic and overtly bendy, Thom is always a pleasure to have on stage, especially as an unexpected opener for this night.
Along with a wonderful set, Thom also talks with host & MC James Ross about improvisation as a lead-in to stand-up, pole dancing and the importance of a distinctive silhouette.
CWs: Mentions of genitals and genital injury
To find out more about Thom, he suggests you type "turlygod" into Google. The results are HERE, please ignore the references to Shakespeare's King Lear. Unless you want to see Thom in King Lear, in which case that's your own choice and I will not presume to live your life for you.
If you'd like to see just how bendy Thom is then consider joining our Patreon where you can get early access to podcast episodes and watch full videos of Quantum Leopard comedy shows, from the high-energy openers to the loveliest of headliners, including the set from this very episode!
Quantum Leopard is a lovely comedy night for lovely people and you can find more links to info about us here: https://linktr.ee/quantumleopard
 
Edited by Rhys Lawton
Original show recording by Aniruddh Ohja
Music is by ROOKES production services (https://www.iamrookes.com/)

Episode 14: Rachel Creeger

Thursday Feb 01, 2024

Thursday Feb 01, 2024

Rachel Creeger is a wonderful performer, she effortlessly blends thoughtful humour with the best kind of observational comedy. A wonderful, playful opener for a wonderful, playful night.
Along with a brilliant set, Rachel has one of the most insightful and interesting chats with host and MC James Ross about the close relationship between humour and Jewish faith, satire and the place of comedians in Jewish ceremony.
CWs: Experiences of sexism, experiences of racism, Covid and childbirth
If you would like to see more of Rachel then you can find more about her HERE, or listen to her podcasts HERE or HERE.
If you'd like to see Rachel's flawless imitation of her kids then consider joining our Patreon where you can get early access to podcast episodes and watch full videos of Quantum Leopard comedy shows, from the high-energy openers to the loveliest of headliners, including the set from this very episode!
Quantum Leopard is a lovely comedy night for lovely people and you can find more links to info about us here: https://linktr.ee/quantumleopard
 
Edited by Rhys Lawton
Original show recording by Aniruddh Ohja
Music is by ROOKES production services (https://www.iamrookes.com/)

Episode 13: Steffan Alun

Monday Jan 01, 2024

Monday Jan 01, 2024

Steffan Alun is an absolute delight. In every way. A Welsh comedian whose versatility and energy is a credit to literally every show I've ever seen him in.
Along with a brilliant set, Steffan also talks with host & MC James Ross about the mechanics of comedy, how to craft different material for different audience and the wonders of S Club 7. A genuine joy!
CWs: Experience of homophobia & biphobia, passing reference to racism & reference to genitals
If you would like to see more of Steffan then you can find more about him HERE.
If you'd like to see how Steffan looks like a vegan then consider joining our Patreon where you can get early access to podcast episodes and watch full videos of Quantum Leopard comedy shows, from the high-energy openers to the loveliest of headliners, including the set from this very episode!
Quantum Leopard is a lovely comedy night for lovely people and you can find more links to info about us here: https://linktr.ee/quantumleopard
 
Edited by Rhys Lawton
Original show recording by Matt Highton
Music is by ROOKES production services (https://www.iamrookes.com/)

Episode 12: Raul Kohli

Friday Dec 01, 2023

Friday Dec 01, 2023

This was an absolute delight to edit. Also a nightmare, because what do you take out of such an interesting and insightful episode?
Raul Kohli is one of the hardest working comics in the UK today and he brought his particular brand of insight, intelligence and inscrutable talent to the QL stage.
Along with an absolutely smashing set, Raul also talks with host & MC James Ross about the causes of Brexit, the balance of art & entertainment and subverting the human experience.
CWs: Experience of racism, knife crime, imperialism & whatever a phobia of a people from Leeds is called.
If you would like to see more of Raul's work then you can find more about him on his website HERE, watch his hour long special HERE and listen to his podcast Comic Sanskrit
It's mentioned in the podcast so for those of you who'd like to know: Blizzard Comedy is an absolutely cracking Manchester-based comedy night, and very much a sibling gig to QL, you can find out more about them HERE
If you'd like to see Raul's cracking Odysseus impression first hand then consider joining our Patreon where you can get early access to podcast episodes and watch full videos of Quantum Leopard comedy shows, from the high-energy openers to the loveliest of headliners, including the set from this very episode!
Quantum Leopard is a lovely comedy night for lovely people and you can find more links to info about us here: https://linktr.ee/quantumleopard
 
Edited by Rhys Lawton
Original show recording by Aniruddh Ojha
Music is by ROOKES production services (https://www.iamrookes.com/)

Episode 11: Ben Pope

Thursday Nov 02, 2023

Thursday Nov 02, 2023

Ben Pope is such a charming person. The kind of person you'd like opening your show! Along with his delightful set Ben talks with Host & MC James Ross about being non-threateningly bad at stuff, over-explanation and the implicit trust in sending postcards.
CWs: Death, sex work and drugs
If you enjoyed having Ben in your ears, maybe consider looking at his website HERE, following him on Instagram HERE or, even better, watch his 50-minute special Mr Big Stuff.
If you'd like share in the nostalgia of seeing Ben's lovely jumper that he can no longer wear then consider joining our Patreon where you can get early access to podcast episodes and watch full videos of Quantum Leopard comedy shows, from the high-energy openers to the loveliest of headliners, including the set from this very episode!
Quantum Leopard is a lovely comedy night for lovely people and you can find more links to info about us here: https://linktr.ee/quantumleopard
 
Edited by Rhys Lawton
Original show recording by Aniruddh Ojha
Music is by ROOKES production services (https://www.iamrookes.com/)

Episode 10: Bethany Black

Sunday Oct 01, 2023

Sunday Oct 01, 2023

Bethany Black is one of the genuine gems of comedy, and truly one of the most Quantum Leopardiest of performers.  Alongside her hilarious headline act she has a brilliant talk with host & MC James Ross about neurodivergence, gender and confusing being smart with being happy.
CWs: Experience of neurodivergence, mental health, drug addiction, experiences of homophobia, sexism & transphobia
If you'd like to see more of Beth - she can be found in a variety of spellings HERE, HERE, or for most links HERE and you can check out her podcast This is a Music Quiz - the panel show podcast where she invites comedians on to do an actual music quiz - HERE
It's mentioned in the podcast so for those of you who'd like to know: Blizzard Comedy is an absolutely cracking Manchester-based comedy night, and very much a sibling gig to QL, you can find out more about them HERE
Do you want to see Beth as she describes "Brendr"? Then consider joining our Patreon where you can get early access to podcast episodes and watch full videos of Quantum Leopard comedy shows, from the high-energy openers to the loveliest of headliners, including the set from this very episode!
Quantum Leopard is a lovely comedy night for lovely people and you can find more links to info about us here: https://linktr.ee/quantumleopard
 
Edited by Rhys Lawton
Original show recording by Matt Highton
Music is by ROOKES production services (https://www.iamrookes.com/)

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The Quantum Leopard Podcast!

Quantum Leopard is a lovely comedy night.
Having run the night for many years, host James Ross decided that the time had come to grace your beautiful ears with the country's top comedians, their thoughts on how they make material, what makes a good set and their start in the industry - all alongside their full-length sets at London's loveliest award-winning comedy night:
Quantum Leopard!

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