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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1800 on: August 14, 2019, 10:02:29 AM »
It's definitely a tightrope with Law, I saw his show a few years ago by myself and absolutely loved it, my stomach hurt with how much I was laughing, so I decided to take my wife a couple of days later. The show was along the same lines but she sat stony faced throughout and thus it no longer seemed funny to me either. Actually that's just an anecdote about my wife sucking the joy out of life isn't it.

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« Reply #1801 on: August 14, 2019, 01:30:13 PM »
Whenever people mention Tony Law my brain can only ever picture Tony Way.

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« Reply #1802 on: August 14, 2019, 01:35:06 PM »
Yeah, Greg's great. That episode and the Julian Clary one ("Don't lunge at me, Richard!") are my favourite two.

Which Greg Davies one? There are at least two.

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« Reply #1803 on: August 14, 2019, 02:22:10 PM »
Whenever people mention Tony Law my brain can only ever picture Tony Way.

Tony Hawks for me.

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« Reply #1804 on: August 14, 2019, 02:29:05 PM »
Tony Hawks for me.

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« Reply #1805 on: August 14, 2019, 03:14:44 PM »
Which Greg Davies one? There are at least two.

The first Davies one is better, but they're both terrific.
If there's a top ten episodes list, they'd both be in mine.

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« Reply #1806 on: August 14, 2019, 04:20:19 PM »
The first Davies one is better, but they're both terrific.
If there's a top ten episodes list, they'd both be in mine.

Maybe we could start a poll for this.  Hmm.

I might do it later.

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« Reply #1807 on: August 15, 2019, 12:32:03 PM »
I'm really tempted to start a poll with unlimited votes for people to mark their favourite episodes, but I don't think we want a poll with 250 episodes and counting clogging up the start of every page.  So it would need to be 20 episodes tops, but then where would I start when choosing those?

Maybe it's just a daft idea.

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« Reply #1808 on: August 15, 2019, 12:35:13 PM »
Greg Davies
David Mitchell
Elis James & John Robins
Armando Iannucci & Graham Linehan (maybe not, then)
James Acaster

There are loads more, and a couple of those I've mentioned have appeared more than once.

The new one with Richard Osman is great. What a likeable, naturally witty chap.

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« Reply #1809 on: August 15, 2019, 12:45:16 PM »
Here are 20 names I can remember (in no particular order). Would be good to throw in others and do a Desert Island Discs sort of thing where if the archive was wiped and only ten were saved what would you hope for (that could be an Emergency Question, couldn't it? How easy is that?):

Steve Coogan
Bob Mortimer
Greg Davies (1)
Limmy (1)
Julian Clary
Stewart Lee (1)
Paul Sinah
David Mitchell (1)
Jenny Eclair
Alexei Sayle
Katherine Ryan
Mark Gatiss
Bridgit Christie
Peter Serafinowicz (1)
Armando Iannuci (all but the one with Linehan if I had to choose)
Steve Pemberton + Reece Shearsmith
Sean Hughes
Robert Popper
Diane Morgan
Adrian Chiles

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« Reply #1810 on: August 15, 2019, 01:10:10 PM »
Oh God can't believe I forgot Limmy, both of his were brilliant.

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« Reply #1811 on: August 15, 2019, 01:16:02 PM »
Oh God can't believe I forgot Limmy, both of his were brilliant.

Haven't heard the second but the first one sticks in my mind because he'd Done A Herring and not bothered to know anything about Herring's schtick and taking the standard Tam Dalyell impression as a very very personal insult.

Also - I've not phrased the Armando episode one very well - I mean if I had to choose it would be the one with Linehan (not any of them except the one with Linehan).

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1812 on: August 15, 2019, 01:18:03 PM »
Greg Davies - The first one with the story about his dog and the Milk 'legend'
Adam Buxton - The one where he describes the argument at the railway station over tobacco
Johhny Vegas - All of it
Danny Baker (Because I was at that one)
Jon Ronson - The first one

How about we name our dream guest who hasn't yet been on? I would love to hear Herring interview Frank Skinner. 

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« Reply #1813 on: August 15, 2019, 01:21:02 PM »
I would add the Louis Theroux one, especially for the spectacle of Louis using his Louis powers on an unsuspecting Rich.

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« Reply #1814 on: August 15, 2019, 01:23:32 PM »
Thanks guys; I’ll get the poll started later, along with the relevant podcast numbers to erase ambiguity where people make multiple appearances.  I’m also going to add the Miles Jupp, Stephen Marchant and Andrew Collings ones because I like them.

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« Reply #1815 on: August 15, 2019, 01:25:46 PM »
Peter Baynham (not only 'cos I was there).

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« Reply #1816 on: August 15, 2019, 01:29:02 PM »
Haven't heard the second but the first one sticks in my mind because he'd Done A Herring and not bothered to know anything about Herring's schtick and taking the standard Tam Dalyell impression as a very very personal insult.

I thought he was only pretending to be confused and insulted during that?

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« Reply #1817 on: August 15, 2019, 01:38:03 PM »
I thought he was only pretending to be confused and insulted during that?

I would have to listen to it again - it was a while back in the days where I refused to listen to any out of order and would save them up. I just remember Herring stuttering to explain it was the only accent he could do and always did. I like to think that's what happened.

Thanks guys; I’ll get the poll started later, along with the relevant podcast numbers to erase ambiguity where people make multiple appearances.  I’m also going to add the Miles Jupp, Stephen Marchant [...]

Yes - Miles Jupp one is excellent. There are loads I would add onto the 20 I could remember - Am quite looking forward to having to choose.

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« Reply #1818 on: August 15, 2019, 01:39:11 PM »
Adam Buxton - The one where he describes the argument at the railway station over tobacco

Yes. This was a great little story.

I thought he was only pretending to be confused and insulted during that?

That was my interpretation as well

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« Reply #1819 on: August 15, 2019, 01:48:24 PM »
That was my interpretation as well

What about when he named his favourite Beatles album?

But seriously, folks -  I'll go back and listen and see how bad / selective my memory is.

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« Reply #1820 on: August 15, 2019, 02:39:50 PM »
I would have to listen to it again -

Sometimes (but not always) visuals help to clear up ambiguities like this.  It might be worth checking out the video version.

In this instance the video doesn't show any giveaway smirking or corpsing or anything, but I nevertheless get the vibe of Limmy pretending not to understand what Richard is getting at and feigning annoyance.  See also when he pretends not to appreciate when Richard is referencing his sketches.  It's a persona that has appeared fairly frequently on his youtube stream since.

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« Reply #1821 on: August 15, 2019, 03:20:58 PM »
Didn't Limmy already have a back-and-forth with Herring on twitter a while before the recording? He also talked about it in one of his old webcam streams, if I remember correctly. Anyway, he said he knew what Richard was doing, irony-wise, but still found it objectionable.

Btw I also don't think Limmy was genuinely annoyed in the RHLSP episode, just a bit over it.

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« Reply #1822 on: August 15, 2019, 03:31:22 PM »
Didn't Limmy already have a back-and-forth with Herring on twitter a while before the recording?

They discussed it in the podcast briefly (because Richard was concerned, I think) and Limmy said he couldn't remember anything about it.  There was no coldness between them from that point of view.

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« Reply #1823 on: August 15, 2019, 03:32:24 PM »
Limmy's detailed explanation of his online Monopoly tactics was so bloody funny, same with his attempts to justify ruining other people's fun now that he doesn't drink or do drugs any more.

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« Reply #1824 on: August 15, 2019, 04:46:02 PM »
Top 10:
D Baker
B Blessed
J Clary
G Davies x 2
L Dennis (no, really)
N Frost
B Mortimer
P Serafinowicz
L Theroux

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« Reply #1825 on: August 15, 2019, 05:22:50 PM »
Haven't listened to Les Dennis yet but it doesn't surprise me it's worth nominating. When the Peacock and Gamble interviewed him he was really interesting.

Nick Frost another excellent choice. Apart from anything the only suck-your-own-cock answer worth listening to.

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« Reply #1826 on: August 15, 2019, 05:34:07 PM »
Top 10:
D Baker
B Blessed
J Clary
G Davies x 2
L Dennis (no, really)
N Frost
B Mortimer
P Serafinowicz
L Theroux
T Woman

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« Reply #1827 on: August 15, 2019, 07:57:15 PM »
Greg Davies
Nick Frost
Julian Clary
Stephen Fry
Paul Merton
Richard Osman
David Mitchell
Nicholas Parsons
Adam Buxton
Robert Webb
Bob Mortimer
Louis Theroux
Victoria Coren Mitchell
Miles Jupp

.... would probably be my list of favourite guests.

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« Reply #1828 on: August 15, 2019, 10:13:27 PM »
I've just watched the Louis Theroux episode again and it's definitely one of the best. Louis is a naturally funny man and a great storyteller, and Rich is clearly interested in what he has to say. Also, the aforementioned bit where Louis effortlessly turns the tables and starts interviewing his interviewer is a RHLSTP highlight. Rich loves talking about himself at length, but watching him gradually realise that he's just been 'Therouxed' is very enjoyable.

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« Reply #1829 on: August 15, 2019, 10:39:49 PM »
I don't think she's been mentioned yet, but Maria Bamford was one of the better guests. I remember enjoying the David Cross one a lot as well.