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Do The Right Thing
« on: June 30, 2017, 11:30:49 PM »
There's a new episode of the podcast Do The Right Thing - https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/dotherightthing/2017_special_1/. I mention it because I know there are some Flatshare Slamdown fans here and this is its sister podcast, plus it made me repeatedly laugh out loud in public today.

Re: Do The Right Thing
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2017, 12:03:20 PM »
I like this, despite not really liking Danielle Ward and actively disliking Margaret Cabourn-Smith. Michael Legge's alright.

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Re: Do The Right Thing
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2017, 12:34:08 PM »
...I'm not talking about the black and white thing....

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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2017, 04:51:00 PM »
Love this show. The main three are all brilliant (especially Danielle Ward) and the guests are generally the best of the mainstream. Having said that, the episode I listened to the other day had an extremely weird section where Doc Brown talked about his pre-teen daughter masturbating which was slightly uncomfortable.

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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2017, 10:11:30 PM »
The regular 3 are my favourite people. Phil Wang is also very funny this episode.

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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2017, 10:23:37 PM »
Sometimes this is great. I do wish they'd get rid of the music though. It's painful.

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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2017, 10:37:25 PM »
Or at least re-record it with the levels properly set.

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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2017, 02:54:19 AM »
New episode out now with Sarah Kendall and Chris Addison. They missed a trick by not introducing him as "he was good as Ollie in The Thick of It, it's Chris Addison!" Anyway, Danielle Ward is particularly great in this one.

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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2017, 06:58:18 PM »
Yes, listened to this this morning - very good. Danielle Ward especially.

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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2017, 08:38:01 PM »
This might be the point I stop listening. They're the podcast group I'd least like to spend any time with, and add guests who also seem awful and it's just a bunch of cunts, isn't it.

And Chris Addison did the same fucking joke how many times? Five? Six? A hundred?

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« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2017, 09:09:19 PM »
Nah. The speed of "We're not talking about your chromosomes" was exceptional.
A really good episode. These have benefited from being more rambling. Always felt a bit squashed as 30 minutes.
However, after being away for ages and then coming back for two it's going away for ages again.
I wish podcasts were financially viable.

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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2017, 09:14:35 PM »
It's to do with the t.v. option. They shot a pilot for C4 earlier this year and they can't record new episodes until the option expires next year. So these two were recorded last summer, but they can't record and release anything new for a little while.

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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2017, 09:32:33 PM »
Nah. The speed of "We're not talking about your chromosomes" was exceptional.

Humans have more than two chromosomes.  SHIT JOKE.

That'd be good on a t-shirt.

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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2017, 09:37:39 PM »
It's to do with the t.v. option. They shot a pilot for C4 earlier this year and they can't record new episodes until the option expires next year. So these two were recorded last summer, but they can't record and release anything new for a little while.

Ah. Well. That's good news. Or bad news.

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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2017, 09:46:04 PM »
I'm falling towards it being bad news if picked up because Danielle was relegated to a producer Ben style role and Claudia Winkleman was hosting.  I think Dave would feel a more natural channel if it was to make the leap to television.

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« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2017, 09:52:47 PM »
Yeah. Dave's "Here's a bit of money - now just get on with it..." attitude has paid dividends with a startlingly good ratio of successes.

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« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2017, 03:03:34 PM »
Humans have more than two chromosomes.  SHIT JOKE.

I didn't mind that one, it was when he said something like "you'll be able to think 'c'est la vie!'" after Margaret mentioned that she'd studied English and Philosophy that annoyed me. That phrase is neither English nor philosophy. He seemed to have an irritating tendency to say the first thing that comes into his head and talk over people, probably from his 'Mock the Week' days.

My favourite bit was "I know Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the real one!"

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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2017, 10:53:15 AM »

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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2017, 02:35:28 PM »
I liked Michael's "Hollyoaks" music after Margaret said her husband was sleeping with his ex-girlfriend. A welcome change from the "Eastenders" drums.

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« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2017, 04:18:24 PM »
I liked Michael's "Hollyoaks" music after Margaret said her husband was sleeping with his ex-girlfriend. A welcome change from the "Eastenders" drums.

Her husband being Dan Tetsell, who I believe was in Hollyoaks.

Re: Do The Right Thing
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2019, 08:00:49 PM »
***THREAD RESURRECTION***

New Do The Right Thing tomorrow!

There's a compilation of stuff from earlier episodes on the feed already, if anyone unfamiliar with it wants to see what the fuss is about.

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« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2019, 12:32:29 PM »
The new ep is Richard Herring and Deborah Frances-White. Is Deborah Frances-White actually funny? I've never tried her own stuff, only heard as a guest on things. She's never made me laugh but everyone seems to fawn over her.

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« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2019, 02:23:46 PM »
The new ep is Richard Herring and Deborah Frances-White. Is Deborah Frances-White actually funny? I've never tried her own stuff, only heard as a guest on things. She's never made me laugh but everyone seems to fawn over her.

I did enjoy Michael screaming about her giving a gym pass to a charity.

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« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2019, 02:33:14 PM »
Yeah but that and the spanking retreat story were only made funny for me by the reactions of the others, not because of her. I just feel like I'm missing something because everyone seems to love her.

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« Reply #24 on: August 14, 2019, 02:57:56 PM »
No idea who she is, but Legge having a pop was good.
Not sure she added anything of note herself.

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« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2019, 03:05:56 PM »
She's got big through hosting The Guilty Feminist podcast, which is a bit of a phenomenon from my understanding but I've never heard it.

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« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2019, 03:17:01 PM »
I thought she was a self-help guru rather than a comedian.

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« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2019, 03:32:08 PM »
She's a stand-up too, or at least she used to be. I don't know if she still does it.

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Re: Do The Right Thing
« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2019, 12:37:15 PM »
DFW was unbelievably irritating on the new episode I thought, the obvious bullshit of always having a perfectly relevant, amazingly unlikely story for every question, all while claiming that it is "100% true" got annoying very quickly. It seemed to me that the rest of the panel were finding her annoying too, but no one else got that vibe?