Award-winning comedian and writer Kevin Day returns to The Humourology Podcast to continue his conversation about comedy, careers, and how to captivate a crowd. Day is master of engaging audiences, and he says that the key to a great performance on the stage and in your business is to adjust to your audience.
“As you do as a comedian, you in your head, you start a routine, you go, I’ve got this wrong, I’m going to change it sometimes that’s the bravest thing to do in any walk of life.”
Day has built a successful career on his ability to captivate crowds with his comedy. But how does the life of a performer translate to the life of a businessperson? Day says that all the qualities are the same. Whether you are making an audience laugh or leading a company to success, Day says that you need to make people feel like they want to be there. When delivering your piece, Day says its best to approach your audience with enthusiasm.
Day’s career in comedy has taught him the value of humour. While connecting to crowds with comedy, Day has also learned to connect to himself with a laugh.
“Humour has gradually helped get rid of my imposter syndrome and my lack of self-confidence and my insecurity about background.”
Kevin Day’s legendary writing and stand-up career is chocked full of comedic and creative tips and tricks to help you lead and listen with laughter.
Kevin’s brilliant book about football Who Are Ya?: 92 Football Clubs – and Why You Shouldn’t Support Them is available here:
Join us this week as Kevin Day covers everything in his comedy career from his family to his favourite performances. Day gives an absolute masterclass on how to engage an audience no matter the circumstance only on The Humourology Podcast.
Kevin is a brilliant stand-up, writer and football podcast host.
He came to prominence in the British alternative comedy stand up scene of the late eighties and early nineties, playing clubs like the Comedy Store.
He has written for many legendary comedian including Dave Allen and Jo Brand.
In 2005 Day became, and is still, a programme associate for Have I Got News For You and contributes to the writing on the programme delivered by the guest hosts each week. He had previously been a guest on the show.
As a huge Crystal Palace fan, he regularly appears on the fan-made Five Year Plan podcast. Since 2019 Kevin has presented a podcast called The Price of Football with academic and football finances expert Kieran Maguire.
Kevin is such a big fan that he and Ali held their wedding reception at the banqueting suite of the club’s Selhurst Park stadium. He aided the campaign of the supporters’ trust when the club was in administration and close to extinction in the late 1990s.
Kevin’s hugely entertaining podcast with Kieran Maguire is available here or wherever you get you podcasts: The Price of Football on Apple Podcasts
It is rare that we do a two-parter on The Humourology Podcast but Kevin has so many interesting things to say about the cross-over between comedy and business that we could have done four episodes! His passion for people and comedy seeps out of every pore. Please listen, learn and laugh.
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See you next Tuesday.