Worst Foot Forward is a podcast all about failure, where each week hosts Barry McStay and Ben Van der Velde are joined by a guest to discuss the World's Worst Something. So our first ever live show could be a complete disaster...
Worst Foot Forward invites you to join us as we host the World's Worst Dinner Party. There'll be the usual mix of interesting trivia, silly diversions and appearances from some of our favourite guests from our past 150 episodes: Bec Hill, Dr Anna Ploszajski and Joel Morris.
There'll also be a tasting menu of some of the weird and wonderful dishes from the cookbook of the World's Worst Cooks, the Futurists, and some expertly chosen World's Worst Drinks to accompany them.
So come celebrate the worst of humanity, bathe in a bubblebath of schadenfreude and enjoy a party like no other. We hope.
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Worst Foot Forward has been ranked among the iTunes top 60 comedy podcasts in the UK, the top 600 in the USA, and has an iTunes rating of 4.9stars / 5. It featured on BBC Radio 5 Live's 'The Unmissables' and Podblasts.com says "Fast-paced, funny, and combining great guests with great subjects, Worst Foot Forward is one of those podcasts that we’d love to see live."Book Now
Ben Van der Velde and Barry McStay are the hosts of Worst Foot Forward.
Ben is a stand-up comedian, resident MC of the Chortle Award-winning Good Ship Comedy Club in Camden Town, where he can be seen every Monday from 8pm. (http://www.goodshipcomedy.com) He has featured at top comedy clubs in the UK and abroad, including The Comedy Store and taken 4 solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe.
Barry is an actor and writer, a host of The Crystal Maze Live Experience, whose play VESPERTILIO won a Show Of The Week award at the 2019 VAULT Festival. For his writing, he is a past nominee for a Writers Guild of Ireland Award and he has been long-listed for the Bruntwood Prize and the Theatre 503 Playwriting Award.
Worst Foot Forward has featured on BBC Radio 5Live, has over 6000 monthly downloads, has reached the top 60 on the iTunes comedy podcasts charts in the UK and the top 600 in the USA, and has an iTunes rating of 4.9stars / 5. The show has over 150 episodes online and Podblasts.com says "Fast-paced, funny, and combining great guests with great subjects, Worst Foot Forward is one of those podcasts that we’d love to see live."
Ben Van der Velde
“The perfect comedy club host – he is a master of audience interaction. The audience weren’t just warmed up, but pretty hysterical even before the first act of the night hit the stage.” Huffington Post
“A sharp and crafty gagsmith, with wittily obtuse takes on... an impressively wide range of topics... bringing flair and confidence to them all.” Steve Bennett, Chortle
“Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue.” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
VESPERTILIO, VAULT Festival 2019: Play Of The Week award
’This is such a pleasure’ - Lyn Gardner
'Effortlessly engaging...wistfully charming' - The Irish Times
‘A gorgeous nugget of rarity... a delicious one-hour mouthful of drama... heartfelt and humorous writing’ - Exeunt
★★★★½ - ‘Barry McStay’s script is very funny...Vespertilio is the real
Worst Foot Forward audience reviews from iTunes:
"An absolute gem of a podcast"
"Good fun and great guests"
"Mischief and mayhem"
Podblasts.com: "Fast-paced, funny, and combining great guests with great subjects, Worst Foot Forward is one of those podcasts that we’d love to see live."
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