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Simon Amstell

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Alan Carr, Simon Amstell, Daniel Levitin, Rose Matafeo

The Best of the Chris Evans Breakfast Show

This week on the show we welcome friends from the world of television, film, comedy and literature.The always hilarious Alan Carr chats the brand new series of his 'Epic Gameshow' on ITV.Comedian, writer and film director Simon Amstell shares news of his upcoming stand-up tour 'Spirit Hole'.Sunday Times Bestseller, Daniel Levitin challenges our understanding of ageing with his book 'The Changing Mind: A Neuroscientist's Guide to Ageing Well'.And award-winning comedian Rose Matafeo tells all about her hysterical new comedy 'Starstruck'.Plus Jake Tyler and Richard Walker.You can catch Chris and the team live weekdays 6:30am-10am on Virgin Radio UK.Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to hear the highlights every week.Alan Carr - 00:36Simon Amstell - 07:24Daniel Levitin - 14:35Rose Matafeo - 22:39Jake Tyler - 28:55Richard Walker - 34:58See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


23 Apr 2021

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Song for Simon Amstell




19 Jan 2021

Similar People

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Thoughts in Time & Space



7 Oct 2020

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Simon Amstell: A Joke about Sexism

Netflix Is A Daily Joke

Simon Amstell jokes about sexism in his Netflix special, "Set Free"


27 Aug 2020

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Simon Amstell: A Joke about Coming Out

Netflix Is A Daily Joke

Simon Amstell jokes about coming out in his Netflix special, "Set Free".


23 Apr 2020

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Ep 9: Mindhunter S2, Netflix Foreign Films, Simon Amstell Set Free

New on Netflix UK

This month Rob explains why he respects Mindhunter more than he loves it whilst Robbie tries to stop him spoiling series 1. Rob's record of guessing IMDB scores continues to astound whilst Robbie's poem is the lamest yet. This month:1) Mindhunter S2 - the story of the FBI team who first profiled serial killers. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHlJQCyqiaI2) Rob's choice of three foreign films which he thinks are worth a watch on Netflix3) Simon Amstell Set Free - a stand up set from the British comedian. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2yzIlrbteE


15 Sep 2019

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Simon Amstell: Set Free | The Amazing Johnathan Documentary | The Matrix | Derry Girls

Always Be Watching

It's a loose podcast this week. Apologies in advance.Up for discussion:02:12 Simon Amstell: Set Free09:13 The Amazing Johnathan Documentary19:30 The Matrix - watching the film for the first time 20 years later31:13 Derry GirlsWe also have some broader conversational chats:30:01 Does comedy get better upon repeat viewings - discussed are Alan Partridge and The Simpsons39:48 The passing of voice actress Russi Taylor--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/always-be-watching/message


11 Sep 2019

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Simon Amstell


Nihal talks to Simon about his new Netflix stand-up special and the excruciating memory of his first ever comedy gig, aged 13.


21 Aug 2019

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#377 - Simon Amstell

The Empire Film Podcast

Former Never Mind The Buzzcocks host Simon Amstell, who used to host Never Mind The Buzzcocks, pops by the podbooth this week for an interview in which his stint on Never Mind The Buzzcocks isn't mentioned once. (Sorry about that, we're aiming for that SEO sweet spot). Instead, he tells Chris Hewitt about how he made his new film, Benjamin, and along the way they attempt the world's first director's commentary entirely from memory. It doesn't go well. Then, back in the podbooth, Chris is joined by Helen O'Hara and Amon Warmann for a fun episode in which they talk prime numbers, the newly-announced Empire Podcast tour (tickets on sale now!), discuss the week's movie news, fun movie-related roommates, Henry Golding, and more. Then they review Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Good Boys, and Dora And The Lost City Of Gold. Enjoy 23 times. That's a prime number. Fact.

1hr 44mins

16 Aug 2019

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Simon Amstell's songs that tell his story

Take 5

Simon Amstell is a funny guy. That's literally his job; as comedian, TV host, and recent feature film maker. He got his start as the scathing host of UK TV show Popworld, and made a name further afield when he hosted Never Mind the Buzzcocks in the late noughties. But he's been a stage performer his whole life, and in between whippity quick barbs on set, he’s invited audiences into longer and deeper conversations via his stand up. He's known for his sometimes existential, sometimes neurotic, and always highly analytical comedy. It's fair to say, Simon Amstell doesn't take things at face value.That questioning has led him through a life of therapy (in rooms and in public) and when he came to write and direct his first feature film, it spilled over to the big screen. With all of that in mind, I asked Simon Amstell to pick five songs that tell his story. Music that has soundtracked moments of personal narrative, or songs that have helped him understand the world. From anthems to ballads, to charming soundtrack throwbacks, this is a peek into Simon’s coming of age.Patrick Wolf - ‘This City’Adele - ‘Someone Like You’Cardigans - ‘Lovefool’Whitney Houston - ‘I Will Always Love YouJames Righton - ‘I Still Don’t Know'


12 Apr 2019