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Ep 228: LIVE SHOW – World’s Worst Literary Salon Monday, October 18th, 2021

Oh what a night! A full 19 months after our first live show, here's our second - our World's Worst Literary Salon with special guests Jay Foreman, Bec Hill and Ria Lina, recorded in front of a REAL ACTUAL PROPER AUDIENCE OF HUMANS on 10th October 2021 at the Backyard Comedy Club in London Featuring all manner of awfulness, from the poetry of McGonagall to the sex scenes of Morrissey, with a whole host of dead moose on Broadway, a feral mongoose courtesy of Bram Stoker and a trek across the Andes With special thanks to our sound recordist James Hingley Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @jayforeman @bechillcomedian @rialina_ Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing, and especially as we work on our first book and plan more live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


Filed Under: Barry McStay, Ben Van Der Velde, Live Podcast, Podcast, Worst Foot Forward

Ep 228: LIVE SHOW – World’s Worst Literary Salon

Ep 227b: Best of the Worst 14 Monday, October 11th, 2021

It's time to lob some merry positivity your way as Ben and Barry reverse the polarity of the podcast and pick their World's Best for the topics covered in those shows We revisit our discussions with Jamie Stegmaier about games, Daniel Bye about political theatre, Gabriel Ebulue about music videos, Jonny Singer about sporting rules and Glenn Moore about newscasters As ever, there's great big hairy lumps of trivia, enthusiasm and the creation of an incredible new Olympic sport Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit our shiny new website, wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing, and especially as we work on our first book and plan some live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of...


Filed Under: Barry McStay, Ben Van Der Velde, Podcast, Worst Foot Forward

Ep 227b: Best of the Worst 14

REMINDER: LIVE SHOW THIS SUNDAY! Friday, October 8th, 2021

Just a little shameless advert to remind you all that we have a live show this coming Sunday, October 10th at the Backyard Comedy Club in Bethnal Green Our guests are Bec Hill, Jay Foreman and Ria Lina and they'll be helping us bring to live some awful works of art in our World's Worst Literary Salon Tickets are available at this link, hope to see a bunch of you there! https://wwwtickettailorcom/events/goodshipcomedy/572834# Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing, and especially as we work on our first book and plan more live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


Filed Under: Barry McStay, Ben Van Der Velde, Live Podcast, Podcast, Worst Foot Forward

REMINDER: LIVE SHOW THIS SUNDAY!

Ep 227: Sarah Mills – World’s Worst Celebrity Monday, October 4th, 2021

https://wwwtickettailorcom/events/goodshipcomedy/572834 - BUY TICKETS TO OUR LIVE SHOW IN LONDON ON 10th OCTOBER, with guests BEC HILL, JAY FOREMAN & RIA LINA! This week's episode is full of glamour and snapping flashbulbs as we walk the tattered red carpet in search of the World's Worst Celebrity Comedian Sarah Mills is with us to try understand one of the weirdest 90s phenomena, Ben brings us a tale of fraud and fame on New York's social scene, and Barry explains why John Wilkes Booth is famous for all the wrong reasons Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing, and especially as we work on our first book and plan more live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


Filed Under: Barry McStay, Ben Van Der Velde, Podcast, Worst Foot Forward

Ep 227: Sarah Mills – World’s Worst Celebrity

The Third Foot: Dancing (Bonus Episode) Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

BUY TICKETS TO OUR UPCOMING LIVE SHOW HERE: https://wwwtickettailorcom/events/goodshipcomedy/572834 - Worst Foot Forward Literary Salon, 730pm on 10th October 2021 at Backyard Comedy Club with special guests Bec Hill, Jay Foreman and Ria Lina! With celebrity dance competition Strictly Come Dancing back on British TV, Barry sits Ben down to look a bit more closely at the dances featured on the show We learn that the first performance of The Blue Danube waltz was considered a failure, that girl guides really know how to cha-cha and how Cab Calloway's jive talk inspired Harry Potter Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing, and especially as we work on our first book and plan more live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


Filed Under: Barry McStay, Ben Van Der Velde, Podcast, Third Foot, Worst Foot Forward

The Third Foot: Dancing (Bonus Episode)

Ep 226: Mat Ricardo – World’s Worst Cowboy Sunday, September 26th, 2021

BUY TICKETS TO OUR UPCOMING LIVE SHOW HERE: https://wwwtickettailorcom/events/goodshipcomedy/572834 - Worst Foot Forward Literary Salon, 10th October 2021 at Backyard Comedy Club with special guests Bec Hill, Jay Foreman and Ria Lina! This week Ben and Barry are joined by remarkable cabaret legend Mat Ricardo to head out West to find the most useless cowboys in the wild frontier As well as various Billies, Buffallos and kids they encounter the practice of bulldogging, the moral conundrum of the Marlboro man and some aluminium factory workers who are very far from home Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @MatRicardo Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing, and especially as we work on our first book and plan more live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of...


Filed Under: Barry McStay, Ben Van Der Velde, Podcast, Worst Foot Forward

Ep 226: Mat Ricardo – World’s Worst Cowboy

Ep 225: Sacha Coward – World’s Worst Mermaid Monday, September 20th, 2021

BUY TICKETS TO OUR UPCOMING LIVE SHOW HERE: https://wwwtickettailorcom/events/goodshipcomedy/572834 - Worst Foot Forward Literary Salon, 10th October 2021 at Backyard Comedy Club with special guests Bec Hill, Jay Foreman and Ria Lina! We are under the sea this week with folklorist, historian and cryptid-enthusiast Sacha Coward as we try and get an Arial view of the World's Worst Mermaid Sacha takes us to the depths of the Amazon to sort dolphin fact from dolphin fiction, Ben treads the boards at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival and Barry takes the most litigious statue in Denmark to court Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @sacha_coward Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing, and especially as we work on our first book and plan more live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


Filed Under: Barry McStay, Ben Van Der Velde, Podcast, Worst Foot Forward

Ep 225: Sacha Coward – World’s Worst Mermaid

Ep 224: Kris Ball – World’s Worst Eurovision Act Monday, September 13th, 2021

It's a contest about a contest today as we bring podcaster and Eurovision Song Contest fanatic Kris Ball to help us sort out the World's Worst Eurovision Act In what may be a baffling experience for anyone not from this continent, we discuss miming playing instruments, Portugal's up-and-down history with the event and the wit and wisdom of Sir Terry Wogan We also make Worst Foot Forward history as all three of us arrive with exactly the same candidate Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @KrisWhoTweets Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing, and especially as we work on our first book and plan some live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


Filed Under: Barry McStay, Ben Van Der Velde, Music, Podcast

Ep 224: Kris Ball – World’s Worst Eurovision Act

Ep 223: Dan Quirke – World’s Worst Movie Special Effects Monday, September 6th, 2021

We're splicing ourselves into a model of a burning building this week as we bring shonky jeopardy into your ears Joining us to celebrate the worst that Hollywood can deliver is actor, painter and writer Daniel Quirke We reveal quite how method James Cagney was forced to go, the dreaded 'butthole' cut of Cats and the horror of Jeremy Renner's CGI arms Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @Danquirke Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing - especially as we work on our first book and plan some live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of...


Filed Under: Barry McStay, Ben Van Der Velde, Podcast, TV & Film

Ep 223: Dan Quirke – World’s Worst Movie Special Effects

Ep 222: Gary Hartley – World’s Worst Insect Monday, August 30th, 2021

We've got ants in our pants, bees in our knees and bugs in our earlugs this week as entomologist - and definitely not etymologist - Gary Hartley talks to us about the World's Worst Insect Or rather, Gary stubbornly spends much of the show defending some of humankind's tiniest and most annoying nemeses from their traditional criticisms Meanwhile, Ben has tales of Nazi insects and Barry discovers exactly why praying mantises give such amazing head Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @garyfromleeds Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing, and especially as we work on our first book and plan some live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


Filed Under: Barry McStay, Ben Van Der Velde, Podcast, Science & Nature

Ep 222: Gary Hartley – World’s Worst Insect

The Third Foot: 5 Years Of Worst Foot Forward (Bonus Episode) Sunday, August 29th, 2021

Join us for some A-grade navel-gazing as we look back at the conception of our own podcast 5 years ago We sprinkle in some bits of trivia along the way as we reminisce about Ben walking the London Underground, visits to nuclear bunkers and reveal some behind-the-scenes details including the discarded alternative names for the show! Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing, and especially as we work on our first book and plan some live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


Filed Under: Barry McStay, Ben Van Der Velde, Podcast, Third Foot, Worst Foot Forward

The Third Foot: 5 Years Of Worst Foot Forward (Bonus Episode)

Ep 221: Runi Talwar – World’s Worst Cricketer Sunday, August 22nd, 2021

Pop on your pads, adjust your box and settle in for an attritional afternoon at the crease as Ben and Barry are joined by Kiwi-Indian comedian Runi Talwar to debate about the world's worst cricketer The show contains extravagant cheats, conmen, Charles Dickens laughing at legless sailors and a man being set on fire by a cricket ball Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde @roonituni Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing - especially as we work on our first book and plan some live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of...


Filed Under: Barry McStay, Ben Van Der Velde, Sport

Ep 221: Runi Talwar – World’s Worst Cricketer

Ep 220d: Best of the Worst of the Best 13 Monday, August 16th, 2021

One more episode in our mini-hiatus due to Barry's work schedule as the boys get together for a good old natter about episodes 61-65 and pick their World's Best for the topics covered in those shows We revisit our discussions with Steven Colgyn about Policemen, Tez Ilyas about Centre Backs, Jon Dryden Taylor about Opening Ceremonies, Tulip Sidiq MP about Fashion Accessories and A Gay and a Nongay about Friendship There's the usual grab-bag of trivia and tall tales with stories of giant scissors, Mr T and two adorable Jewish comedians Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Visit our shiny new website, wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing, and especially as we work on our first book and plan some live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


Filed Under: Barry McStay, Ben Van Der Velde, Miscellaneous

Ep 220d: Best of the Worst of the Best 13

Ep 220c – MORE World’s Worst Offcuts! Monday, August 9th, 2021

We continue our little hiatus from recording (largely thanks to Barry's eminently-over-employed status) with some more clips from the back catalogue We have dug out some footage that didn't quite make the edit of 5 episodes from the start of 2020 but we felt were worth hanging onto for a rainy day They feature guests Vicki Pipe, Katy Schutte, David Atherton, Lucy Jane Atkinson and Mikey Brett, and they look at topics as diverse as The Great Succulent Invasion, sinks full of ice-cream and why directing a play is very much like managing a football team Normal service should be resumed next week! Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde Join us on our Discord server! https://discordgg/9buWKthgfx Donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing, and especially as we work on our first book and plan some live shows! https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of Podnose:...


Filed Under: Barry McStay, Ben Van Der Velde, Miscellaneous, Podcast

Ep 220c – MORE World’s Worst Offcuts!

Ep 220b – World’s Worst Offcuts Monday, August 2nd, 2021

Holding positions people! Due to Barry's enormously crammed work diary and Ben's inability to source a charismatic, trivia-loving Irish homosexual at short notice, we've had to release a podcast palette cleanser with some of our favourite snippets that didn't make the final cut Enjoy this week's sorbet full of spies, Vikings and sausages Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde  Visit wwwworstfootforwardpodcastcom for all previous episodes and you can donate to us on Patreon if you’d like to support the show during this whole pandemic thing… https://wwwpatreoncom/WorstFootForward Worst Foot Forward is part of...


Filed Under: Barry McStay, Ben Van Der Velde, Miscellaneous, Podcast

Ep 220b – World’s Worst Offcuts