Stefano Paolini

Stefano Paolini

Runner-up in Channel 4's So You Think You're Funny award in 2001 and in BBC's New Comedy Award in 2002, impressionist and beatboxer Stefano Paolini is now a regular on the UK comedy circuit.

He has provided voices for Channel 4's animated series Bromwell High, BBC 2's Double Take and on Radio 4's Dead Ringers, and made his Edinburgh debut with the one man show Britalian, about his half-English, half-Italian heritage in 2005.

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In pod we trust

Comics hit 10,000 downloads

A group of London comics has stormed harnessed the craze for podcasting to reach a five-figure audience.

For the past month, Stefano Paolini, James Dowdeswell (pictured) and Diane Morgan have been releasing a thrice-weekly topical show called Whack My Bush on the internet.

The five-minute comedies were incorporated into Apple’s key iTunes site on Saturday – and notched up more than 10,000 downloads in just two days.

The show’s success launched it straight into the global podcast charts at number 21.

Podcasting enables owners of iPods or other digital music players to subscribe to regular broadcasts. Each time a new show is released, it is automatically downloaded onto the user’s device.

Whack My Bush – which, like most podcasts, is offered free - is written and produced by Rikard Bell and Nick Hildred

Bell said: ‘Each show is about five minutes long and is an irreverant pisstake of George Bush, Tony Blair, Arnie - and anyone else we can drop into the show for no apparent reason.’

To download the show, go to the comedy menu of the podcast section in the latest version of iTunes – or visit the official website.


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Published: 6 Jul 2005

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Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2005

Stefano Paolini: Britalian


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