Goldsmith provides the perfect mix of professional insight and gentle prodding towards fantastically detailed answers and candid conversation.
As a newcomer to Simmons' work, one worries that an in-depth analysis of writing technique and stage craft might be alienating, but Goldsmith's charismatic interview style lays the basic groundwork of explanation without ever once being over simplistic - the more you listen to the method, the more you itch with curiosity to see what the finished show might be like. A guest whose work you are unaware of is perhaps more exciting than a well known name, providing such a vivid snapshot of a spark of passion that you find yourself eager to explore the finished product.
Goldsmith goes above and beyond standard journalistic techniques - providing the perfect mix of professional insight and gentle prodding towards fantastically detailed answers and candid conversation. The show swings between the intensely personal, the acutely detailed and the laugh out loud funny.
True, a live podcast recording isn’t much to look at, two men sat on stools talking into microphones, but the content is interesting enough that the visuals are hardly relevant.
Intricately deconstructing a single joke for twenty minutes, whilst a paradise for some, isn't everyone's cup of tea, and as the name might suggest Comedian's Comedian takes pride in its exclusivity. The show is entertaining on a basic level to even the most casual observer, but to the comedy aficionado it really shines. You'll either like Comedian's Comedian or you'll love it.