013. Ian Cognito

WARNING: There’s lots of bad language in this episode. Inevitable, really, when you’re interviewing Ian “don’t call me a comedy legend” Cognito. “Cogs” – as he’s affectionately known – has been on the circuit for more than 30 years, and has been described as “the most dangerous man in British comedy”. He’s been banned from more comedy clubs than any other act (including me!) and generally refuses to do interviews. He’s never appeared on television, and after listening to this podcast you’ll understand why. You can find out more Ian Cognito (Paul John Barbieri) through his Facebook page. And his book, A Comedian’s Tale, is available to buy on Amazon.

(The Comedy Cannon podcast with your host Jay Islaam.)