While at the Edinburgh Fringe had a most entertaining time hanging out with
American Canadian comedian Jennifer Warren. She was at the Fringe as part of the Naked Comedy Showcase, (yes, that's right - stand-up comedy...in the nude). I was originally skeptical of the idea but NCS organiser, (and nudist), Andy Ofiesh was so charming he convinced me to go to the show.
Unfortunately I was unable to make it - but am glad that Jennifer has started to post on ConstantComedy.com. Take a look and laugh. I did.
And I have to be honest here - no lie, I was dreading seeing a theatrical 'interactive' spoof for kids. But you know what?
The house lights dimmed.
The crowd hushed.
The performers bounded on stage and within minutes I...
Yeah, I gave it 5 minutes and that was enough for me. Which was fortunate because as I was leaving I ran into William Crawley at the door, we exchanged numbers and ended up having a fine old time in Edinburgh, (for those of you who don't know, Crawley is, hands-down, the best broadcaster in Northern Ireland - I am sure a very visible career awaits him at the Beeb once he goes Network).
Anyway, wracked by guilt, (and the fact that the above mentioned Potter-mad producer had scheduled me to work with the creators of the show, Dan and Jeff, the next day!), I went back to the show.
And you know what?
Oh sure it's mostly for kids, but adults will have a great time as well. Guess I was just a bit grumpy the first time I went to see it. Or something.
Anyway we shot 2 of the books for ConstantComedy.com - the first book is presented above for your edification and enlightenment!
The clip above is from that shoot, something I developed with Susan McIntosh, previously seen on LTA here:
We tramped around the Royal Mile for a couple of hours and ended up shooting bucket loads of stuff. The material gathered was not all comedy gold, but by goodness, we were able to tease some laughs out of the situation.
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.
Shot in our fabulous flat here in Edinburgh - the Fringe action just keeps on going.
Yes, it has been cancelled. The 1/2 Hour News Hour previously on LTA:
After watching the embedded clip above I find no reason to go into detail about why the show was asked to cease production. I find the whole thing has a creepy fascist, anti-life, anti-art vibe; I mean who the fuck doesn't like art?
If you don't then email me and I'll take you around some galleries no matter what city I'm in at the time to explain to you the transformative nature of personal creativity.
These people just hate and hate. But who specifically do they hate? And why?
from the archive