Episode 215

Published on:

3rd Dec 2023

Out of the USSR, out of cancer! Never surrender

An interview podcast giving the inside scoop of what happens in comedy scenes across the globe and dedicated to speaking to the mavericks in the comedy world. We have a spectacular guest for the show, Helen Prior.

Helen is a former art historian, and comedian with Ukrainian and Russian ancestry. She transformed herself from a cancer victim into a victorious survivor, where she relishes life and has embarked on many adventures. She has now got into comedy as it is a great substitute for everything what she thinks women of her age are missing in life – attention, love and a new career. She is a very forthright, straight-shooter and some say controversial, here is an overview of what we discussed:

[[02:00]] How my life changed after cancer [[05:31]]

[[05:52]] My life outside compared with my life in comedy to [[12:07]]

[[18:51]] USSR and uk becoming similar to [[21:15]]

[[30:50]] Socialism doesn’t work to [[34:01]]

[[38:26]] American audiences love me [[42:37]]

[[42:52]] Advice I would give to my younger self [[47:52]]

If you would like to know more about Helen, you can go on here website here:https://hilariousbird.co.uk/ and you can also buy your own copy of Helens book, Adventures of an old c*nt:


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The comedians paradise
Where larger-than-life characters help comedians live life on their own terms
Join comedian and promoter, Marvin McCarthy each Sunday at 8pm UK time as he interviews larger-than-life characters that help comedians live life on their terms.

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