As I was in town talent scouting for ConstantComedy.com I of course attended the various heats and watched the finals with interest. There was the usual observational stuff, everyone was polished, but Richard stood out for me with his hard-core/in-depth/must have gone over the heads of much of the audience film trivia material.
I approached him after the show and cajoled him to be on CCC, (as well as the Podcast). The clip below gives you a flavour of his act.
The IF used to be the Perrier Awards, which are pretty damn prestigious Dear Reader. All of us at LTA and CCC wish her good luck. Presented below for your entertainment is Zoe's take on the recent smoking ban in England.
Nothing new you might say - we've seen it before with the Boosh.
But. There's something in Tony Law's delivery that's new. And trust me folks, after you've seen stand-up after stand-up doing material about Sat-Navs...Sat Navs! Sample joke:
"Does anybody here have a Sat-Nav? What's that all about then?"
anything new is good.
Limmy's Show! LTA Listener Brabazon was all hot on my seeing Limmy. Am glad he hectored me like he did. Internet phenomenon Limmy, (Internet Phenomenon? Man...in the future you're not famous for fifteen minutes...you're famous to fifteen people...), was great.
He's a natural storyteller and his videos have a wonderful tension and show a very sharp eye. Would love to have him on the show and will hector him Brabazon-style to be on.
What a pleasant surprise I had today Dear Listener. At the suggestion of a lovely young lady working at the Pleasance I went and saw Pegabovine's 'Coat of Arms'.
At first my heart sunk - at first it seemed like the standard 'middle-class student wankery' you can get at the fringe. Yes, that sounds harsh I know.
The show built and built and by the end they had myself and the rest of the audience cheering - happy and energised by the witty writing and exurberant performances of Davis Wateracre, Jenny Sutton and Matthew Johnson.
Please don't be put off by the terrible hack review writing of the above paragraph - if you're in Edinburgh this month go see this show - I loved it so much I interviewed them for an upcoming LTA podcast and plan to get them on ConstantComedy.com if time permits!