Geoff Norcott on being a conservative comedian, the culture war and why politicians shouldn’t be on Twitter
Ways to Change the World with Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Geoff Norcott is a writer, activist and comedian. As a rare right-winger, Geoff is a unique voice in British comedy operating outside the usual comedic commentary on social issues and politics. Geoff talks to Krishnan about how politics doesn’t have to be all about ‘punching up’, why he’s had enough of ‘the culture war’ and his thoughts on the importance of having class diversity in the media. Produced by: Rachel Evans
Nikki Bedi and Richard Coles are joined by comedian Geoff Norcott who has appeared on Live at the Apollo, Mash Report, Mock the Week and Question Time, had sell-out Edinburgh runs and two national tours. He is also a rare breed in comedy – a “right wing comedian”. We also have singer and actor Marisha Wallace who is a Broadway and West End sensation. Born and raised in a small town in North Carolina, Marisha has done it all, from tap dancing at the Tonys to nannying for Philip Seymour Hoffman to performing at the Queen at the Royal Variety Show.Hilary Wynter was a child when, in 1972, she was involved in a terrible accident at the Big dipper in Battersea park where five children died, she tells us of her memories.Shay Doyle worked as an undercover police officer, tackling some of the criminals he grew up with in Manchester, he joins us.Columnist and broadcaster Grace Dent chooses her Inheritance Tracks: Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood's Jackson, and Human League, Being Boiled.Producer: Corinna Jones
Joining Iain Dale on Cross Question this evening are Conservative former Justice Secretary Sir Robert Buckland, journalist Paul Mason and comedian Geoff Norcott. Labour's Sarah Jones had to pull out, but will join us soon.
MAKING BABIES: A FERTILITY PODCAST WITH ANDREA BYRNE
Comedian and TV presenter Geoff Norcott speaks candidly about the stillbirth of his daughter Connie. An important listen for anyone dealing with any kind of loss, especially men who might be struggling. This is an episode to listen to when you are confident you won't be triggered Geoff decided to open up about losing Connie to try to help himself with his grieving process, but also to try to help other men trying to navigate loss and battling mental health issues. He speaks to me about him and his wife Emma losing Connie at 34 weeks pregnant, about how grief often remains unspoken and unconfronted for men, and about how his family remember Connie. Geoff has a refreshing, distinct way of tapping into men's psyche and making the issues around male grief and men's mental health more accessible. We also discuss the fertility taboo that remains in society and how we could all handle conversations differently.
Everyone's favourite Conservative comedian joins Matt for a brilliant discussion about class and politics. As well as touring and appearing on various TV shows, Geoff is also on the BBC Diversity Board and tells Matt exactly what it involves and why he's so passionate about increasing class representation at the BBC. The pair also discuss the realities of being a right-of-centre comedian. Would Geoff ever vote Labour? If so could he ever tell his audience? How do his fans feel about the Tories at the moment? And would he ever stand for Parliament? It's full of insights not just about Conservative voters and what motivates them, but also about what Labour needs to do to win an election again. See Geoff on tour nationwide until May: https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist-geoff-norcott-1252793 Buy Geoff's book 'Where Did I Go Right? How The Left Lost Me': https://www.amazon.co.uk/Where-Did-Go-Right-Unlikely/dp/1913183432/ Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre including the next show with JAMES CLEVERLY on Monday 4 April here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde Buy tickets to Matt's brand new stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right, touring across the UK including at The Bloomsbury Theatre on Saturday 23 April: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour Forthcoming guests at The Political Party include: 4 April: James Cleverly11 April: Jacob Rees-Mogg and Rosena Allin-Khan18 April: Rosie Duffield16 May: Lisa Nandy13 June: Gary Neville27 June: David Davis Email the show: email@example.com Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this episode of The Swift Half, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon sits down with comedian and author, Geoff Norcott. They discuss all manner of topics from diversity quotas to Ukraine, from Boris Johnson to education, and, of course, comedy. Support the IEA on Patreon, where we give you the opportunity to directly help us continue producing stimulating and educational online content, whilst subscribing to exclusive IEA perks, benefits and priority access to our content https://www.patreon.com/iealondon FOLLOW US: TWITTER - https://twitter.com/iealondon INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/ieauk/ FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/ieauk WEBSITE - https://iea.org.uk/
On this episode of Smart Casual, Jeff chats to long time comedy counterpart Geoff Norcott. They cover subjects such as their mutual love of DJing, fatherhood and what it's like for Geoff to be labelled a 'conservative comedian'. Don't forget to review and subscribe.
Can you be friends with someone who’s politically very different? Are anti-vaxxers welcome in your house? Have you fallen out over anyone over Meghan Markle? What about climate change deniers? Someone who insists All Lives Matter? Someone who boos footballers taking the knee? Someone who paid to go and see Nigel Farage? In Geoff Norcott's new Radio 4 show – I Could Never Be Friends With... - he'll be looking into the new divisions there are between us Brits. Whether they've come out of Brexit, Covid, Black Lives Matter or Meghan Markle. He'll be talking to his audience about their own experiences and to Tom Walker (Jonathan Pie) about the criticism his comedy has had, particularly from the Left. Where are the limits of free speech, why do we all get offended so easily now and where are your own personal red lines? His special guest is Athena Kugblenu. Additional writing by Kevin Day. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith Exec Producer: Caroline Raphael Sound Engineer: David Thomas A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4
ROB BECKETT & JOSH WIDDICOMBE'S PARENTING HELLS03 EP16: Geoff NorcottTRIGGER WARNINGThis episode contains discussions of miscarriage. Joining us in the studio this episode to discuss the highs and lows of parenting (and life) is the brilliant comedian, writer and political commentator - Geoff NorcottGeoff's book 'Where Did I Go Right?: How the Left Lost Me' is available now. His podcast 'What Most People Think' is available on all podcast platforms. And the email to get in touch with Geoff as discussed on the show is;firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks - Rob and Josh xxxIf you want to get in touch with the show here's how:EMAIL: Hello@lockdownparenting.co.ukTWITTER: @parenting_hellINSTAGRAM: @parentinghellA 'Keep It Light Media' Production Sales, advertising, and general enquiries: email@example.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Iain talks to comedian Geoff Norcott about his book WHERE DID I GO RIGHT: HOW THE LEFT LOST ME and his life in comedy. He tells of the challenges of being a right wing comedian and talks about his career in teaching and growing up in South London.