About my guest
James Veitch is a musician, comedian, director, writer and performer, and in 2014, his first solo comedy show, The Fundamental Interconnectedness of Everyone with an Internet Connection, premiered at The Edinburgh Fringe to wide acclaim.
Described as “Tears-down-the-face funny” by The Sunday Herald and as a show that “manages to be educational while delivering near-constant belly laughs,” by The Scotsman, it was a sell-out success for the duration of its month-long run at The Gilded Balloon. His new solo comedy show, Genius Bar, premieres at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2015.
His work has been published by The New York Times and in various short-fiction journals. His first book, Dot Con – a tale of scamming the scammers – is published in August 2015.
James is founder and artistic director of Pale Fire, producing, directing and writing theatre since 2007, and is currently writing an unusual 8-bit pop musical.
During the podcast, you will learn
- What ‘Genius Bar’ is and how to use a troubleshooting technique to try and get a girl back
- Tips for anyone who has ever had a broken heart or a broken iphone
- Why you should definitely wait between 2 days and three years before texting a person you like
- Where to get a date with a duck
- What it was like to work for Apple with Steve Jobs
- Where technology is heading and why there is a need for a Digital Bill of Rights
- How ‘consciousness’ could be replicated by a machine
- About sextech, intimate technology, virtual and sentient robotic relationships
- Why Japan always seems to be ahead of the game when it comes to sextech
- How to become a sex cyborg robot
- Some of the weirdest experiences James has had online and how they influence his comedy
- How to make your Teddy Ruxpin come alive
- Why ‘If This Then That’ is a great tool to illustrate banal connections
And much more!
Resources mentioned on the show
Dot Con – James Veitch