Close Up: John Smith

Watch Deaf comedian John Smith talk about life on and off stage

Chat show. Close Up is the BSL Zone's four-part series of in-depth interviews with well-known Deaf people. In this episode, Tessa Padden interviews Deaf comedian John Smith about his life on and off stage. He reveals how he copes with nerves, his time working as a joiner, and the importance of education. He also explains how he makes Deaf and hearing people laugh. Produced by Bob Duncan and Dawn Marshall at Becoming Visible.

Watch other episodes of Close Up and other chat shows by clicking here.

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  • WOW!!!!
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    151209
  • Well Done John Smith.
    I'm lucky to have met him in Melbourne Australia on 4/10/15. I enjoyed his show.
    Posted on
    151208
  • John smith is a very good comedienne I watch all things he says and laugh all the time bless him I wish I met himr
    Posted on
    151204
  • I love watch BSLZONE I myself profoundly Deaf and Bsl and ISL I also love watch great comedy actor John smith also other deaf story enjoy myself too thanks John Leneghan
    Posted on
    151203
  • U r really amazing u make ppl laughing n joke but I have hard time read BSL but good I can read ur lip or Subitities that good I'm ASL I can understand wat u said close like ASL lil not bad but u r amazing u crack me like lung out off hell lmao....
    Posted on
    150707
  • Really really fantastic interview with John Smith. We enjoyed.
    Posted on
    150707
  • Tessa very, very skilfully brought the most out of all the interviewees that she interviewed, makes for a very compelling viewing. Well done Tessa & Close Up team.
    Posted on
    150529
  • a very must see for all!
    Posted on
    150529
  • Interested interview.
    Posted on
    150529
  • the John smith interview was brilliant. It was very honest, a little sad in part but at the end when the word love was used I thought - this is an excellent interview. I enjoyed it so much. Thank you. I am lucky enough to have met John smith back in February and he really is a very decent chap. And very very funny. His description of limping chicken in sign still makes me chuckle !!!!
    Posted on
    150529
  • i like john smith
    he is a real character
    and he is the best man we love his show and hope he have many more show to come and good luck
    Posted on
    150529

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