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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How I Became Seen and Heard20180530

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.

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.

01012015051220180314 (R4)

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

Featuring Julia Sutherland, Gareth Waugh and Fred MacAulay

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

Written and performed by John Moloney

Produced by Alan Lorraine

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

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.

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.

01022015051920180321 (R4)

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.

Written and performed by John Moloney

Produced by Alan Lorraine

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

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.

Written and performed by John Moloney

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

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.

01032015052620180328 (R4)

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.

Written and performed by John Moloney.

Produced by Alan Lorraine

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

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.

Written and performed by John Moloney.

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

0104 LAST2015060220180404 (R4)

This week, John meets a disengaged charity worker, before challenging some relationship problems.

Featuring Richard Melvin and Fred MacAulay.

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.

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.

0201Edward Goes To The Vet2017082320180411 (R4)

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

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.

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

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.

0203The Phone Call2017090620180425 (R4)

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

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.

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

0204 LASTA Visit To The Doctor2017091320180502 (R4)

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

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.

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

0301How I Became A Comedian20180516

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.

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 Bereaved20180523

John 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.

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

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.

With Karen Bartke, Richard Melvin and Ian Rankin.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0303How I Became Seen And Heard20180530

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.

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.

0304How I Proved God's Existence20180606

John 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.