Fact Up! The weekly improvised character comedy podcast from Britain's best improvisers & comedians. Join hosts Ian T Day (The Free Association), Chris Gau (C5's Borderline) & Shaun Lowthian (Do Not Adjust Your Stage) as they fail to answer all of life’s questions, one topic at a time. In their fruitless quest for knowledge, they're helped & hindered by guest ‘experts' from the UK & US comedy scene. Who is Eddie Stobart? What is the point? Why is France? Find out and Fact Up!
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IAN THOMAS DAY
Ian moved to London from Canada in the winter of 2013. The fact that he is from Canada is probably the first thing he will tell you if you ever meet. The second thing he might bring up is that he’s been performing in a variety of ways for many years but only been doing this improv thing for two.
Shaun has trained in long-form improv in the UK and USA with the UCB, Second City, iO, TJ & Dave, Monkey Toast and Free Association. Shaun features in EpicLloyd’s globally interactive improv web series Off The Top (YouTubeSpaceLA). He holds a Forever Manchester Award as co-writer and performer of comedy play Radio: Now In Technicolour.
Chris Gau is a comedy writer & improviser from London. In addition to co-creating and writing Borderline (Channel 5) and The Literary Adventures of Mr Brown (BBC Radio 4), Chris has writing several short films: “Bin Day” made the Official Selection at the LA Comedy Shorts and “Screen Grab” was shortlisted for the BAFTA sponsored Reed Short Film Competition. When not writing, Chris performs with The Wilsons at the Free Association Theatre in London.
Celebrated comic book creator and cartoonist Mick Spitz joins Fact Up! to talk about his most beloved creations: Lightman and Voidboy. It's not all about dubious politics and rippling muscles...well, actually it is. Sharpen your pencil and Fact Up!
It's St George's Day this week, and Fact Up! is celebrating by taking a look at that most English of traditions - ETIQUETTE, with special guests Michael and Richard of the Gentlemen's Relish podcast. We learn how to start a conversation, exchange gifts and what cutlery to use without making a complete idiot out of yourself. Put on your Sunday Best, mind your Ps & Qs, and Fact Up!
Actor & comic Alison Thea-Skot joins hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian to celebrate Easter! And we all know what that means: bank holidays, chocolate and specifically eggs -which is exactly what their guest is. Crack all things Easter and Fact Up!
New to Fact Up! and wondering where to start? Check out these highlights of the best bits from our episodes on theatre (17), Christmas (45) and Hats (48), with guests Matt Jones (Breaking Bad), Matthew Stevens (Thunderbards, Do Not Adjust Your Stage) and Freya Slipper (The Free Association).
Just in time for April Fool’s Day this week finds our very own fools chatting with 1980’s stand-up comic Bob Dugnutt about all things HUMOUR. What makes a good joke? Are there topics in which comedy has no place? Will Bob re-connect wth his estranged children? Find out in this episode of Fact UP!
What is it good for? Find out in this week's Fact Up! Brigadier Charles Gorringe, celebrated veteran of a Korean War whips the team into shape with some expert military training (and burpies). Drop, give us 20 and Fact Up!
NASA astronaut Chase Danson (Episode 21) is back, alongside hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian as Fact Up! goes extra-terrestrial for World Alien Abduction Day. Look to the stars and Fact Up!
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Actor Katharine Bennett-Fox joins co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian, as Fact Up! celebrates Holi - the festival of colours. B&Q intern Cassie Matthews talks colour charts, drill bits and drives a wedge through the core of the podcast team. Join us and Fact Up! @factupppod
Actor & comedian Liz Kingsman (C5’s Borderline, Massive Dad) is back as Fact Up! goes prehistoric. Join hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian for all the answers on Jurassic identity politics in the 21st century. Check yourself before you T-Rex yourself, and Fact Up! @factuppod
Tim Grewcock (Do Not Adjust Your Stage, Murder In Successville, Ginger Line) joins hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian to talk the awards season . Professional seat artiste Oliver Callamine chats De Niro, DeVoss and De Art of Seat Filling. Sit down and Fact Up!
Sketch heroes Max Olesker & Ivan Gonzalez (aka Max & Ivan - W1A, The Casebook Of Max & Ivan) join hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian for all the fun of the circus!
t's Superbowl season on Fact Up! Host comedians Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian interview New York Jets linebacker Juggalo Detreetum on dreams, accountancy and nicknames. He's 50% looks, 50% charm, 100% Juggalo. Touchdown and Fact Up!
Actor Jonathan Broke (The Wilsons) joins co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian as they celebrate Chinese New Year. Norfolk's foremost Sino-expert Bert Beaumann sets out the facts on the world's emerging superpower and we bring in the year of the Rooster with a rundown of Bert's favourite ducks.
It's Episode 50 of Fact Up! and it's time for a party! What are parties and how do they work? Hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian have invited all their favourite guests from the first 50 episodes to find out.
How does your garden grow? Only one way to find out - checking out this episode of Fact Up! Improviser & writer Freya Slipper (The Free Association) joins Ian T Day, Chris Gau, Shaun Lowthian & special guest the one and only Marky Mark to talk domestic horticulture. Put your feet up on the patio furniture and Fact Up! @factuppod
Throughout the ages, man has sought truths about the origin of our species. The clues to unlocking this great mystery walk among us, climb the same trees and chew the same bananas. It's time to talk MONKEYS this week on Fact Up!
As 2017 rolls round, it's time to make those all important New Year's Resolutions! The Fact Up crew - Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian - get a lesson in hard justice from The Chair of the French Committee for Resolutions: Judge, Jury & Executioner Alfonse Egalité.
Yo ho ho, it's a festive edition of Fact Up! Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian are joined by town crier Georrsdschewe de Jong (aka Matt Stevens, CITV's Scrambled, Thunderbards and & Do Not Adjust Your Stage).
Graham Dickson (Austentatious/Borderline) & Jim Archer (The Petting Zoo) from fellow Soap podcast Coming Soon, join the boys to talk all things FILM.
Fact Up! journeys into medieval Japan to slice a sword through all things SAMURAI. Authentic replica antique seller and new podcast sponsor Gareth Kennedy joins improvisers Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian to reveal the secrets of the ancient warrior caste
There's a delivery at the door and it's this week's episode on POST. Fact Up! postman Mr Bumble delivers more than just a package to hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau and Shaun Lowthian, as we delve back into the Wisdom of the Ancients to unwrap the secrets of the mail.
Fact Up! wins an EXCLUSIVE when a new candidate enters the US Presidential Election race - convicted felon and ex-McDonald's mascot Mayor McCheese. Join improvisers Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian as they tackle 2016's biggest political issues with the only candidate who's stared down Ronald McDonald and seen the sadness in his eyes. Put an X in the box, and Fact Up! @factuppod
Everyone knows Guy Fawkes Night is a time for crisp winter air, colourful explosions, [redacted], and radical protest. Join Ian [redacted] Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian as they interview a member of activist collective Anonymous.
Join Shaun Lowthian, Chris Gau & Ian T Day as they talk about the changing of the seasons in this episode all about - AUTUMN. Chris & Shaun are joined by a very special, mythical guest - Thanta Man…
Actor Graham Dickson (Austentatious/Borderline) joins Shaun Lowthian, Ian T Day & Chris Gau to talk about the biggest day in the life of most humans - WEDDINGS. This week they are joined by Clement Touissant who runs a business that writes best-man speeches with an ethical bent. Mazel Tov& Fact Up! @factuppod
Actor Graham Dickson (Austentatious/Borderline) helps celebrate International Coffee Day with hosts Shaun Lowthian, Ian T Day & Chris Gau. How? By delving into the delicious and reviving topic of... COFFEE. And just like the famous liquid itself, this episode is sure to perk you up. Prepare to be stimulated, revitalised, and Fact Up! @factuppod