Dive into the rich history of Comedy Balloon, a legendary open mic night in Manchester that has seen over three decades of comedy brilliance. From memorable acts and quirky audience interactions to setting a world record and the comedic wisdom of Jason, this episode is a delightful rollercoaster of laughter and nostalgia. They also tackle the important questions, like the dunkability of biscuits and the controversial mayo-on-cereal debate. Don’t miss the banter, the humor, and the insights from a seasoned comedian who’s been in the game since 1986!

Possibly the second funniest podcast on the internet. Embark on a hilarious journey into the world of comedy with the dynamic duo, Joey Jackson and Tommy Morley, as they launch their uproarious stand-up comedy podcast, ‘Lethal Weapons! Join these not so fresh-faced hosts on their comedic quest, as they navigate the exciting and sometimes awkward moments of starting out in the UK comedy scene. With a mix of witty observations, relatable anecdotes, and laugh-out-loud banter, Joey, Tommy and Mike provide a unique perspective on the trials and triumphs of becoming comedians. Witness the birth of their comedic prowess, as they fearlessly tackle the stage, one punchline at a time. Tune in to YouTube or listen on your podcast provider and be part of the laughter-filled adventure that is ‘Lethal Weapons’ .

Content Warning: This podcast contains explicit language and the views expressed are solely the opinions of the hosts / Guests. Listener discretion is advised.

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00:00 Intro: Joe impressed by someone’s memory of names
02:15 Harry Potter reference and discussion about being a wizard or muggle
03:45 Introduction of special guest, Jason, a comedian
06:20 Jason’s long history in the comedy scene since 1986
09:30 Comedy Balloon and its legendary status in Manchester
12:15 Open mic nature of Comedy Balloon and lack of gatekeeping
14:30 Jason’s encounter with unusual email addresses for gig requests
16:45 Comedy Balloon’s resilience and longevity despite venue changes
19:00 Discussion about a comedy world record set by four people
22:00 Mention of various comedians and memorable acts at Comedy Balloon
26:30 Discussion about the dedication and preparation of a comedian
29:15 Audience interactions and memorable heckling incidents
31:30 Humorous debate on the hygiene of wearing socks with sandals
34:00 Light-hearted debate on the dunkability of biscuits
37:15 Quick-fire round: Doctor Who vs. Star Trek, KFC vs. McDonald’s, Hobnobs vs. Custard
40:45 Chefs’ preference for easy meals after long shifts and Seinfeld reference
44:00 Top five songs that tell you you’re at a bad party, with a focus on Rod Stewart
49:30 Discussion on Neil Diamond, Bon Jovi, and Oreos
54:00 Tips and opinions on making mashed potatoes
58:00 Unpopular opinions: Mayonnaise and Oreos
1:01:30 Humorous discussion on mayonnaise preferences and potential podcast segment

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