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August 31, 2007

Richard Sandling - Winner of the 2007 'So You Think You're Funny' Awards - On Film Hooliganism

Richard Sandling
The smiling gentleman above is Richard Sandling; winner of this year's 'So You Think You're Funny?' competition.

As I was in town talent scouting for 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.


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 19, 2007

More Goodness; Jay Foreman Has Had Better Days

Shot in our fabulous flat here in  Edinburgh -  the Fringe action just keeps on going.


Edinburgh Fringe Podcast Action! Part 7; Edinburgh Airport


People say to me:  "Oh, sure Jett, it's great to go to Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival, but is it worth going any other time?"

Yes, my friends - it is worth visiting off-season, if only so you can be greeted by these intensely scary advertisements at Edinburgh Airport's baggage reclaim





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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Edinburgh Fringe Podcast Action! Part 5; Nick Margerrison and the Proper Way to Shoot Stand-Up in a Small Club

Ran into Nick Margerrison at last night's 'So You Think You're Funny' heat at the Gilded Balloon, (was there to cheer on Neil Cole who I worked with on this video).  You may remember Nick as the 'How to Make Tea' guy on this podcast:

Letter to America - Chapter 67 - Belfast Welcomes You

Anyhew, Nick recommened I check out his video, (seen above) - I think it solves nicely the problem of shooting in small comedy venues.


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



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