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August 28, 2007

The Edinburgh Fringe is Over; Thank Christ

The Fringe is over Dear Reader.  Thank Christ.  3 Weeks on the trot getting at most 5 hours of sleep a night is a lot to ask of this old, old man.

Snapped the above photo right before seeing Limmy at the Strand.

Surveillance Cameras previously on LTA

I've got 4 more Podcasts in the 'can' as they say; Interviews with Tom Deacon, Limmy, Prince Abdi and Richard Sandling.

I'll get them online as soon as I can.

In the meantime here's my pick of the Fringe - some acts to look out for if they come to your neighbourhood:

Tony Law's the Revenge of the Dog of Time
Vincent and Allen
Susan McIntosh
A Porthole into the Minds of the Vanquished


August 22, 2007

Edinburgh Fringe Podcast Action! Part 13 - Zoe Lyons Nominated for the IF Best Newcomer Award

Had the pleasure of working with Zoe Lyons a couple of months back for 'Project X' - great to hear she's just been nominated for the IF Best Newcomer Award at the Fringe this year!

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.

P.S. Had a chance to see another of the nominees, Mickey Flanagan, at the Just for Laughs Showcase last night - if he's in your town go see him - a funny, funny guy).


Edinburgh Fringe Podcast Action! Part 12 - Tony Law and Limmy

Ok.  Am still here.

Running on 3 hours of sleep a night, espresso and comedy.  Oh, so much comedy Dear Readers.  I have many an anecdote to share with you but will save it for the Podcast.


Here's a few shows I've enjoyed recently:

Tony Law and the Revenge of the Dog of Time
This show is whimsical, loopy, magical and dare I say it:

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? the future you're not famous for fifteen'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.

Right, I'll leave you with some goodness:  Geoff Norcott is Unemployable:


August 08, 2007

Letter to America - Chapter 71 - The Edinburgh Fringe Festival Podcast - Day 3; Pegabovine


Wow, An Actual Interview on Letter to America - Chapter 71 - The Edinburgh Fringe Festival Podcast - Day 3!

In which Jett gets meets Pegabovine and gushes.

That and not much more really on your "Jenny Goes On A Bit" Podcast.

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August 07, 2007

Edinburgh Fringe Podcast Action! Part 4; Pegabovine and 'The Coat of Arms'

Pegabovine / The Coat of Arms

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.

But wait!

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 if time permits!

Pegabovine's 'The Coat of Arms' at the Pleasance Courtyard, 2pm Daily.

Official Pegabovine Site

More Edinburgh Goodness:

Letter to America - Chapter 70 - The Edinburgh Fringe Festival Podcast - Day 2

Letter to America - Chapter 69 - The Edinburgh Fringe Festival Podcast - Day 1

Edinburgh Fringe Podcast Action! Part 3; The Gilded Balloon and Udderbelly

Edinburgh Fringe Podcast Action! Part 2

Edinburgh Fringe Podcast Action!

Easy Jett


August 03, 2007

Edinburgh Fringe Podcast Action! Part 2


Right, am off now to Edinburgh for the Fringe per this post.  I've always loved Scotland and have luckily worked there many times over the years.

Now, my plan for this post was to type 'Scotland' into the very able Mac OSX search application 'Spotlight' using the photos it coughed up to illustrate one of the humorous, perhaps moving tales of my time there, (you know - like the time I almost died at Cape Wrath).

But, as you can see from the screengrab below, the above image is the only one Spotlight could find.  Since I have no memory of what exactly was happening in said photo please feel free to comment with a humorous caption of your own.  I'll find someone in Edinburgh to judge the funniest entry, perhaps a comedian featured on, and the winner will receive a prize to be determined in future.

P.S. (This is only the 3rd caption competition we've ever done here.  The last one went OK, but the first, well, all I gotta say is that Jes you're gonna get your shirt any day now).




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