Hey MJD8000! I've only listened to half of it (slammed at work & home right now sadly) but I've really enjoyed it so far. I'm not really a big laugher even when I'm really enjoying comedy but I laughed aloud several times. Particularly enjoyed the Dr. Moreau line as well as a few others. Only criticism was the sound. My taste is to have the comedian's voice with less room sound. I find it harder to hear but my ears are blown out so others probably won't have a problem.
I'm leaving for the UK tomorrow and will be visiting the Fringe for two days while I'm there. Will you be performing there?
Yeah, our sound tech wasn't so hot. In the run up to the recording he was all confident that the room wouldn't be a problem, then changed his mind on the night. Thanks for the kind words, glad you've enjoyed what you've heard. I'm not performing at the Fringe this year, on account of it cost me all of my money to do it last year. I know a few folks doing shows though, I recommend Chris Stokes particularly, if you get a chance.
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There are some shows to look out for on torrent sites airing this week and next as part of "Channel 4's Funny Fortnight"- a two week long 'extravaganza' of brand new pilots on Channel 4:
The Function Room
Broadcast: Sun 19th August 2012
A studio sitcom set in a pub function room which observes the pub regulars who've booked the room for different events.
Starring: Paul Ritter, Kevin Eldon, Jessica Knappett, Blake Harrison, Beverly Rudd, Daniel Rigby, James Fleet, Colin Hoult, Josephine Butler, Simon Day, Phil Nice
Toast Of London
Broadcast: Mon 20th August 2012
Sitcom pilot starring Matt Berry as Steven Toast, a successful actor who has made a career faux pas.
Writers: Matt Berry, Arthur Mathews
Channel 4 Comedy Presents: Them From That Thing
Broadcast: Tue 21st August 2012
Two part sketch show that combines a core cast of Channel 4 comedy stars.
Starring:Blake Harrison, Kayvan Novak, Sally Phillips, Morgana Robinson
Vic And Bob's Lucky Sexy Winners
Broadcast: Thu 23rd August 2012
Surreal panel show pilot featuring Shooting Stars hosts Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer.
Just Around The Corner
Broadcast: Thu 23rd August 2012
Sitcom pilot by Outnumbered writers Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton about a suburban family living in the future.
Broadcast: Sun 26th August 2012
Spoof telenovela style melodrama written by Bain & Armstrong, and starring Olivia Colman, Julia Davis and Sharon Horgan.
Starring:Olivia Colman, Julia Davis, Sharon Horgan, Peter Serafinowicz, Reece Shearsmith, David Bradley, Kayvan Novak, Derek Riddell
Writers:Sam Bain, Jesse Armstrong, Olivia Colman, Julia Davis, Sharon Horgan
Channel 4 appear have started showing jam again. It was on last night at 1:45.
Just a heads up if you love nightmares.
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Where do you guys torrent British stuff from? UK Nova is one, but they are closed to new members...
Also, I was listening to the Blue Jam radio show at a particularly low point in my life at the worst job I've ever had, and on the train to work was reading Brian Evenson - it all mixed together for a very existentially terrifying state of mind.
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It's available on UKNova if you can manage to get in and create an account.
The other stuff, not really so good, although this sketch from "Them From That Thing" struck me as kind of a better-written version of the "Psychic Awards" sketch they did on SNL recently. It's the same basic idea, just funnier I think:
I'm really looking forward to "Bad Sugar".
The writers of 'Peep Show' had a new pilot on last night, 'Bad Sugar'; a full series will air next year. It's full of brit comedy people, like Peter Serafinowicz, Julia Davis, Olivia Coleman and Reece Shearsmith. It's in a very different style to 'Peep Show', it's big and silly, well worth a look.
It reminded me of a British version of "Soap", with intentionally broad, over the top acting and sensationalistic storylines. They took a page from "Arrested Development" too by starting the episode with a "previously on" recap and ending it with a "next week on..." teaser, as if this was a long-running series that we're just seeing one episode of. It remains to be seen whether the full series will be linear, flowing from one episode to the next, or if they'll just jump around from "episode" to "episode", without much regard for continuity, the way Childrens Hospital does.
I found Bad Sugar really disappointing. Shut it off with 10 minutes left. Olivia Coleman and the father were the only ones who even amused me.
The new Charlie Brooker show, A Touch of Cloth, is supposed to be excellent, though, and the 1st episode of Julia Davis's new 1800s sitcom, Hunderby was, to me, a much more effective version of bad melodrama than Bad Sugar (even though Julia Davis basically plays the same character in both).
Also, UKNova's been shut down...
I just finished up The Inbetweeners and I loved it! So funny. The movie was good as well. Can't wait for the sequel.
I also just watched another Simon Bird show called Chickens that was part of one of those pilot Comedy Showcase shows. It was pretty good as well. Looking forward to a full series.
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