The John Moloney Show

John Moloney has been headlining comedy clubs all over the world. We've captured him at his very best performing in front of an appreciative audience at The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

Episodes

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A Visit To The Doctor20170913For once it's John, not Edward the cat, that needs medical intervention.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

A Visit To The Doctor2017091320180502 (R4)It's the final episode of the current series and life has a way of getting its own back. Edward the cat is off the hook this week - but not John. It's his turn for a bit of unwelcome prodding from the medical community.

Written by John Moloney
Starrring John Moloney, Karen Bartke and Richard Melvin
Produced by Richard Melvin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

For once it's John, not Edward the cat, that needs medical intervention.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

Britain's Most Expensive Mouse20190814The Godfather of British stand-up John Moloney returns to the live stage to share his latest tribulations of modern life.

This week, John goes toe-to-toe with the law. Consumer law to be precise. What could be better than an afternoon of kitchen shopping, long phone calls to your credit card company and the opportunity to find the most expensive mouse in the country?

Featuring Karen Bartke.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

The Godfather of British stand-up returns to the stage with his trials of modern life.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

Edward Gets Protection20170830John decides that Edward needs a companion but faces bureaucracy trying to get a used cat.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

Edward Gets Protection2017083020180418 (R4)The Godfather of British stand up, John Moloney, returns to the stage with stories of his much loved cat Edward. John has taken the advice of the Vet and decides to get a companion - or, more accurately, a "cat bouncer" to take care of Edward.

It's a lot more difficult to get a used cat than John remembers. John's wife tries to appease the interview panel - yes, that's right, an interview panel - but John can't quite help himself.

Featuring Karen Bartke, Julia Sutherland, JoJo Sutherland and Tyler Collins.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

John decides that Edward needs a companion but faces bureaucracy trying to get a used cat.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

Edward Goes To The Vet20170823John Moloney returns with more stand-up comedy - mostly about his much-loved cat Edward.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

Edward Goes To The Vet2017082320180411 (R4)The Godfather of British stand up comedy, John Moloney, returns to the stage with stories of his much loved cat Edward. Edward isn't feeling well, he's leaning to the far-right - and it's not clear if it's a balancing act or political abnormality.

There's only one thing for it, a trip to the Vet.

John and Edward come up against characters who don't understand their plight, nor that of those most in need. Edward may end up providing as many solutions as he receives.

Featuring Karen Bartke and Julia Sutherland.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

John Moloney returns with more stand-up comedy - mostly about his much-loved cat Edward.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

How I Became A Comedian20180516The Godfather of British stand-up comedy returns to the live stage with his trials of modern life and the tales of his much loved cat Edward.

In this moment of self reflection, John looks back on the beginning of his comedy career. How did such a handsome grammar school boy find his way into the dark and foreboding world of stand-up? Did his family have a influence on his decision? What did his qualifications actually qualify him to do?

John dissects the advice of the Employment Service in Balham and justifies the particular terms and conditions of any future engagement he was willing to accept - lots of travel, the freedom to insult his clients and a maximum of twenty minutes work per night.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

The stand-up comic returns to the stage with his trials of modern life.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

How I Became Bereaved20180523The Godfather of British stand-up comedy returns to the live stage with his trials of modern life and the tales of his much loved cat Edward.

Death comes to us all and is never felt more than by those that surround us. In this reflective and ultimately joyful episode, John contemplates his intimate feelings on the loss of a close friend.

The process of funerals, cremations, insurance and other formalities carry the bereaved along following the loss of a loved one. Of course, commercial compassion isn't always received as a sincere gesture. Certainly not by Mr Moloney.

To aid in his grief, John is presented with the opportunity for counselling, which goes as well as can be expected.

With Karen Bartke, Richard Melvin and Ian Rankin.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

The stand-up comedian returns to the stage with his trials of modern life.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

How I Became Seen And Heard20180530The Godfather of British stand-up comedy returns to the live stage with his trials of modern life. Today, John muses over the proverb "children should be seen and not heard" and looks back into his own childhood, and the phrase's old high English origins.

The learning of children fascinates John, left to interpret the world himself by his Irish family. Gorilla warfare? How does that work? Perhaps the barbary apes of Gibraltar have more of a chance.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

The stand-up comedian returns to the stage with his trials of modern life.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

Jeffrey, The Jack Russell20190807The Godfather of British stand-up John Moloney returns to the live stage to share his latest tribulations of modern life.

This week, John welcomes a new member to the family, Jeffrey, who causes nearly as much mischief as his 'father' used to do when he was growing up. This is the start of a new, healthier journey for John, where he really does go and see a man about a dog.

Featuring Karen Bartke and Tim Wallers.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

The Godfather of British stand-up returns to the stage with his trials of modern life.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

The Phone Call20170906John Moloney battles with being on kept on hold while changing his utilities provider.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

The Phone Call2017090620180425 (R4)John Moloney shares far too much information about his thoughts on life with the person on the other end of the phone at the utility centre. How hard can it be to change your electricity supplier? Well, it turns out that it's harder than it looks.

Written and performed by John Moloney
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

John Moloney battles with being on kept on hold while changing his utilities provider.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

0101Bank Robbers And Cats2015051220191009 (BBC7)
20180314 (R4)
Listen out for a joke about a bank robber and a story about John's cat named Edward.

Written and performed by John Moloney

Featuring Julia Sutherland, Gareth Waugh and Fred MacAulay

Producer: Alan Lorraine

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in May 2015.

Stand-up John Moloney tells a joke about a bank robber and a story about his cat Edward.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

This week, there's a joke about a bank robber and a story about his cat called Edward.

Written and performed by John Moloney
Featuring Julia Sutherland, Gareth Waugh and Fred MacAulay

Produced by Alan Lorraine
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2015.

Produced by Alan Lorraine
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0101Bank Robbers And Cats2015051220180314 (R4)John Moloney has been headlining comedy clubs all over the world. We've captured him at his very best performing in front of an appreciative audience at The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

Listen out for a joke about a bank robber and a story about John's cat named Edward.

Written and performed by John Moloney

Featuring Julia Sutherland, Gareth Waugh and Fred MacAulay

Producer: Alan Lorraine

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in May 2015.

Stand-up John Moloney tells a joke about a bank robber and a story about his cat Edward.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

0102Chomsky, Marks And Brustwarts2015051920180321 (R4)A joke about a German baby, a tale about his old life as a teacher and a run in with a hen night.

John Moloney has been headlining comedy clubs all over the world. We've captured him at his very best performing in front of an appreciative audience at The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

Written and performed by John Moloney

Producer: Alan Lorraine

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in May 2015.

Stand-up John Moloney tells stories about a German baby and a run-in with a hen night.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

0102Chomsky, Marks And Brustwarts2015051920191016 (BBC7)
20180321 (R4)
A joke about a German baby, a tale about his old life as a teacher and a run in with a hen night.

Written and performed by John Moloney

Producer: Alan Lorraine

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in May 2015.

Stand-up John Moloney tells stories about a German baby and a run-in with a hen night.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

This week, there's a joke about a German baby, a tale about his old life as a teacher and a run in with a hen night.

Produced by Alan Lorraine
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in May 2015.

Produced by Alan Lorraine
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0103Jokes For Pubs And Clubs2015052620180328 (R4)A number of one-liners, a story about the pub and a top tip to avoid trouble if you come home a little worse for wear.

John Moloney has been headlining comedy clubs all over the world. We've captured him at his very best performing in front of an appreciative audience at The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

Written and performed by John Moloney.

Producer: Alan Lorraine

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in May 2015.

John tells a story about darts and remembers a few of his old one-liners.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

0103Jokes For Pubs And Clubs2015052620191023 (BBC7)
20180328 (R4)
A number of one-liners, a story about the pub and a top tip to avoid trouble if you come home a little worse for wear.

Written and performed by John Moloney.

Producer: Alan Lorraine

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in May 2015.

John tells a story about darts and remembers a few of his old one-liners.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

This week, there are a number of one liners, a story about the pub and a top tip to avoid trouble if you come home a little worse for wear.

Produced by Alan Lorraine
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0104The Feckless Youth2015060220180404 (R4)John meets a disengaged charity worker, before challenging some relationship problems.

John Moloney has been headlining comedy clubs all over the world. We've captured him at his very best performing in front of an appreciative audience at The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh

Written and performed by John Moloney.

Featuring Richard Melvin and Fred MacAulay.

Producer: Alan Lorraine

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in June 2015.

John tells tales about a collection for cats and dogs and an expensive-looking carrier bag

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

0104The Feckless Youth2015060220191030 (BBC7)This week, John meets a disengaged charity worker, before challenging some relationship problems.

Written and performed by John Moloney. Featuring Richard Melvin and Fred MacAulay.

Produced by Alan Lorraine
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

John tells tales about a collection for cats and dogs and an expensive-looking carrier bag

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

0104 LAST2015060220180404 (R4)This week, John meets a disengaged charity worker, before challenging some relationship problems.

Featuring Richard Melvin and Fred MacAulay.

John tells tales about a collection for cats and dogs and an expensive-looking carrier bag

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

Written and performed by John Moloney. Featuring Richard Melvin and Fred MacAulay.

Produced by Alan Lorraine
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0201Edward Goes To The Vet2017082320180411 (R4)John Moloney returns with more stand-up comedy - mostly about his much-loved cat Edward.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

The Godfather of British stand up comedy, John Moloney, returns to the stage with stories of his much loved cat Edward. Edward isn't feeling well, he's leaning to the far-right - and it's not clear if it's a balancing act or political abnormality.

There's only one thing for it, a trip to the Vet.

John and Edward come up against characters who don't understand their plight, nor that of those most in need. Edward may end up providing as many solutions as he receives.

Featuring Karen Bartke and Julia Sutherland.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0202Edward Gets Protection2017083020180418 (R4)John decides that Edward needs a companion but faces bureaucracy trying to get a used cat.

The Godfather of British stand up, John Moloney, returns to the stage with stories of his much loved cat Edward. John has taken the advice of the Vet and decides to get a companion - or, more accurately, a "cat bouncer" to take care of Edward.

It's a lot more difficult to get a used cat than John remembers. John's wife tries to appease the interview panel - yes, that's right, an interview panel - but John can't quite help himself.

Featuring Karen Bartke, Julia Sutherland, JoJo Sutherland and Tyler Collins.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

Featuring Karen Bartke, Julia Sutherland, JoJo Sutherland and Tyler Collins.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0203The Phone Call2017090620180425 (R4)John Moloney battles with being on kept on hold while changing his utilities provider.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

John Moloney shares far too much information about his thoughts on life with the person on the other end of the phone at the utility centre. How hard can it be to change your electricity supplier? Well, it turns out that it's harder than it looks.

Written and performed by John Moloney
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0204 LASTA Visit To The Doctor2017091320180502 (R4)For once it's John, not Edward the cat, that needs medical intervention.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

It's the final episode of the current series and life has a way of getting its own back. Edward the cat is off the hook this week - but not John. It's his turn for a bit of unwelcome prodding from the medical community.

Written by John Moloney
Starrring John Moloney, Karen Bartke and Richard Melvin
Produced by Richard Melvin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0301How I Became A Comedian20180516The stand-up comic returns to the stage with his trials of modern life.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

The Godfather of British stand-up comedy returns to the live stage with his trials of modern life and the tales of his much loved cat Edward.

In this moment of self reflection, John looks back on the beginning of his comedy career. How did such a handsome grammar school boy find his way into the dark and foreboding world of stand-up? Did his family have a influence on his decision? What did his qualifications actually qualify him to do?

John dissects the advice of the Employment Service in Balham and justifies the particular terms and conditions of any future engagement he was willing to accept - lots of travel, the freedom to insult his clients and a maximum of twenty minutes work per night.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0302How I Became Bereaved20180523John contemplates his intimate feelings on the loss of a close friend.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

The Godfather of British stand-up comedy returns to the live stage with his trials of modern life and the tales of his much loved cat Edward.

Death comes to us all and is never felt more than by those that surround us. In this reflective and ultimately joyful episode, John contemplates his intimate feelings on the loss of a close friend.

The process of funerals, cremations, insurance and other formalities carry the bereaved along following the loss of a loved one. Of course, commercial compassion isn't always received as a sincere gesture. Certainly not by Mr Moloney.

To aid in his grief, John is presented with the opportunity for counselling, which goes as well as can be expected.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0303How I Became Seen And Heard20180530The stand-up comedian returns to the stage with his trials of modern life.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

The Godfather of British stand-up comedy returns to the live stage with his trials of modern life. Today, John muses over the proverb "children should be seen and not heard" and looks back into his own childhood, and the phrase's old high English origins.

The learning of children fascinates John, left to interpret the world himself by his Irish family. Gorilla warfare? How does that work? Perhaps the barbary apes of Gibraltar have more of a chance.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0304 LASTHow I Proved God's Existence20180606John will go down in history as the man who answered one of life's biggest mysteries.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

The Godfather of British stand-up comedy returns to the live stage with his trials of modern life and his thoughts on the supernatural.

Being a good catholic boy, John was brought up respecting the infallibility of the CEO of the Universe. Yet as a modern man of the world, with a curious demeanour, he has spent a good amount of time debating the nature of deities and the apparent contradictions that God's existence has held with science since the enlightenment.

Thankfully, John Moloney will go down in history as the man who finally answered one of life's biggest mysteries, putting centuries of debate to rest, allowing the clergy and scientists to have a nice sit down and a cuppa without that nagging doubt in their minds.

God exists, and John can prove it - with gravy.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0401Jeffrey, The Jack Russell20190807
0402Britain's Most Expensive Mouse20190814The Godfather of British stand-up John Moloney returns to the live stage to share his latest tribulations of modern life.

This week, John goes toe-to-toe with the law. Consumer law to be precise. What could be better than an afternoon of kitchen shopping, long phone calls to your credit card company and the opportunity to find the most expensive mouse in the country?

Featuring Karen Bartke.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

The Godfather of British stand-up returns to the stage with his trials of modern life.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

0403Time, Gentlemen Please.20190821The Godfather of British stand-up John Moloney returns to the live stage to share his latest tribulations of modern life.

This week, John is in a ponderous mood, with time on his hands. There is a very acute essence to life, an intangible force that cannot be measured in space and time. You find it in music, love and moments of spontaneity - even in the FA Cup Final in 1980. John shows that it's impossible to be "past it" when time doesn't exist at all.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

Stand-up John Moloney returns to the live stage with his trials of modern life.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

0404 LASTThe Different Dog20190828The Godfather of British stand-up John Moloney returns to the live stage to share his latest tribulations of modern life.

This week, John takes the whole family to the historic city of York for a short break. As travellers with pets will well know, dogs are not always welcome in hotels; after negotiating in the only way he knows how, Jeffrey the Jack Russell is welcomed to the fancy establishment under the strictest of security.

A very important person is staying in the same hotel, with a number of her own dogs taking residence on the top floor. This can only end well.

Featuring Karen Bartke and Ian Rankin.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

Stand-up John Moloney returns to the live stage with his trials of modern life.

Stand-up John Moloney performs before an audience at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

The Godfather of British stand-up John Moloney returns to the live stage to share his latest tribulations of modern life.

This week, John takes the whole family to the historic city of York for a short break. As travellers with pets will well know, dogs are not always welcome in hotels; after negotiating in the only way he knows how, Jeffrey the Jack Russell is welcomed to the fancy establishment under the strictest of security.

A very important person is staying in the same hotel, with a number of her own dogs taking residence on the top floor. This can only end well.

Featuring Karen Bartke and Ian Rankin.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4