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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1350 on: December 21, 2018, 11:25:19 AM »
Also, microphones are needed for picking the audio up, and no other kinds of microphone have been invented yet like small ones or anything.

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1351 on: December 21, 2018, 02:31:55 PM »
The Amanda Abbington one's got a great section on her complaining about how tough it was to be banned from Twitter for a week.

Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1352 on: December 21, 2018, 03:26:16 PM »
I have just listened to the Drunk Women one. I hate to be such a cynic but I agree with the callers above who says it sounds like a cash-in + leg up venture. They talk about it in quite industry terms (can't remember the phrase but saying it's been taken on because they have "formula" or "formation" or something which is unlike other pods) and they also seem to have a professional production team for some thing that's just started up.

I am also not a fan of these Drunken "x" programmes - Drunk Review in the 90s was quite funny for an episode but very much of its time. Was that hosted by Roland Riveron?

Having said that I liked all three women on this and though that they handled the tiresome stuff quite well. It did seem a bit awkward a couple of times and there was probably an argument on the way home.

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1353 on: December 21, 2018, 03:55:27 PM »
Also, microphones are needed for picking the audio up, and no other kinds of microphone have been invented yet like small ones or anything.

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He should just use his phone instead.

A phone is a million times more powerful than a microphone.

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« Reply #1354 on: December 21, 2018, 04:23:40 PM »
Regardless of how he uses his microphone, he needs to stop getting half-cut. I did enjoy the Amanda Abbington one but there were also times I cringed at how much it sounded like a pissed uncle rambling his way through a wedding toast.

Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1355 on: December 21, 2018, 09:33:46 PM »
I think it’s because the whole thing is an ego-driven fantasy for Herring, a child’s role play, the equivalent of strumming a tennis racket in front of the mirror to pretend you’re a rock star. Like Gervais and his ‘famous man sunglasses’ fancy-dress costume. A producer probably told him he can have clip-on mics and he said he wanted big ones on leads, and not to disturb him while he’s taping the Top 40 off the radio onto a cassette.

If he can afford 3 or was it 4 camera ops, then he can definitely get a couple of lapel radio mics.

It's probably so he can still feel like a proper stand-up when doing the introduction.

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« Reply #1356 on: December 22, 2018, 01:26:03 AM »

It's probably so he can still feel like a proper stand-up when doing the introduction.

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« Reply #1357 on: December 22, 2018, 01:45:24 AM »
If he can afford 3 or was it 4 camera ops, then he can definitely get a couple of lapel radio mics.

It's probably so he can still feel like a proper stand-up when doing the introduction.

A radio mic has far more scope to go wrong than a wired handheld mic (which the venue probably supply). Plus it’d need another member of staff to set up, monitor and mix. So part of his reasoning is definitely overheads.

Plus, the act of holding the mic makes the format more akin to two-handed stand-up and less like a natural conversation, which definitely suits Herring’s ‘interviewing style’ better.
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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1358 on: December 22, 2018, 01:52:58 AM »
Jesus ollie and Ferris, is there anything you don't know about Tim from The Office?

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1359 on: December 22, 2018, 07:50:55 PM »
A radio mic has far more scope to go wrong than a wired handheld mic (which the venue probably supply). Plus it’d need another member of staff to set up, monitor and mix. So part of his reasoning is definitely overheads.

Plus, the act of holding the mic makes the format more akin to two-handed stand-up and less like a natural conversation, which definitely suits Herring’s ‘interviewing style’ better.

Most theatres have radio mics. You're still going to need a sound man for wired mics, I don't see how it'd need extra staff.

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« Reply #1360 on: December 22, 2018, 09:09:59 PM »
The guy who runs in half way to change the batteries.

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« Reply #1361 on: December 23, 2018, 12:19:26 AM »
The guy who runs in half way to change the batteries.

Plus every new member of staff requires somebody on hand to present them with a clean pair of trousers.

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1362 on: January 03, 2019, 01:19:47 PM »
Joe Lycett one is quite poor, due to his drunken vagueness. Some laughs to be had from shitfaced Esme towards the end.

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« Reply #1363 on: January 03, 2019, 02:43:17 PM »
Joe Lycett one is quite poor, due to his drunken vagueness. Some laughs to be had from shitfaced Esme towards the end.

I may be wrong – I listen to this rather than watch the YouTube version, so there may be stuff that I didn't pick up on – but I got the impression that Richard kinda hated having to deal with Esme.

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« Reply #1364 on: January 03, 2019, 05:52:50 PM »
I may be wrong – I listen to this rather than watch the YouTube version, so there may be stuff that I didn't pick up on – but I got the impression that Richard kinda hated having to deal with Esme.

For anyone about to try this one, as soon as Esme starts up, stop listening. The main Joe Lycett stuff was good, but they entertain Lycett's drunk co-star for way too long.
It's excruciating, not helped by the drop in audio as you hear this muted, mewling voice off camera.

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« Reply #1365 on: January 03, 2019, 07:38:51 PM »
Who is Esme?

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« Reply #1366 on: January 03, 2019, 07:43:56 PM »
Who is Esme?

He did that song on Vic & Bob's show the other week.

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« Reply #1367 on: January 03, 2019, 07:46:15 PM »
He did that song on Vic & Bob's show the other week.

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« Reply #1368 on: January 03, 2019, 08:46:17 PM »
Who is Esme?
Esme is a judge on The Great British Sewing Bee, which Joe Lycett is the new presenter on. The two of them had been at a press event for the show earlier in the day and had gone drinking between that ending and the start of the podcast recording.

Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1369 on: January 03, 2019, 10:09:51 PM »
Lycett one was dull, a shame as I was looking forward to it. I remember the one he was on a few years ago and he was really funny. This was just a damp squib.

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« Reply #1370 on: January 04, 2019, 02:54:49 PM »
Lycett one was dull, a shame as I was looking forward to it. I remember the one he was on a few years ago and he was really funny. This was just a damp squib.

It was odd.  Essentially just a Richard Herring fan sitting there onstage and saying he loves Richard.

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« Reply #1371 on: January 04, 2019, 02:56:37 PM »
Herring must've been in his element then.

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« Reply #1372 on: January 04, 2019, 09:45:34 PM »
Lycett one was dull, a shame as I was looking forward to it. I remember the one he was on a few years ago and he was really funny. This was just a damp squib.

He was pretty sharp and funny for the first thirty minutes, but after that he hits a wall of tired drunkenness. He starts to look a bit embarrassed and self-conscious and presumably realises that he's not being as entertaining as he was during his first appearance on the show.

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« Reply #1373 on: January 11, 2019, 12:08:03 AM »
I thought the last one was pretty good. Fingers on Buzzers, a podcast with Lucy Porter and Jenny Ryan which I'd never heard of but now I think I'll give it a go. Both women good value and Herring actually gives them some space. A good one.

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« Reply #1374 on: January 11, 2019, 12:15:19 AM »
I like Lucy Porter, and have nothing against the other one, but I watched the first something minutes of it and found it to be a very dry chat about gameshows and gave up. It's rare I don't make it through one of these if I start it.

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1375 on: January 11, 2019, 10:04:04 AM »
I thought the last one was pretty good. Fingers on Buzzers, a podcast with Lucy Porter and Jenny Ryan which I'd never heard of but now I think I'll give it a go. Both women good value and Herring actually gives them some space. A good one.

I liked it a lot too, though I do have a fondness for game shows, but Porter was good value throughout.

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« Reply #1376 on: January 11, 2019, 10:14:45 AM »
He was pretty sharp and funny for the first thirty minutes, but after that he hits a wall of tired drunkenness. He starts to look a bit embarrassed and self-conscious and presumably realises that he's not being as entertaining as he was during his first appearance on the show.

I do wish these comedians would swap notes before releasing their podcasts. Following last month's Nish Kumar overload (Herring, Buxton, Rule of Three, Gamble & Acaster's Off Menu), Lycett's done the Herring/Off Menu double in the space of a week.

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« Reply #1377 on: January 11, 2019, 11:10:06 AM »
I do wish these comedians would swap notes before releasing their podcasts. Following last month's Nish Kumar overload (Herring, Buxton, Rule of Three, Gamble & Acaster's Off Menu), Lycett's done the Herring/Off Menu double in the space of a week.

I was thinking of starting a 'Podcast Slags' thread because of this. Nish* was on the latest episode of The Horne Section pod too.

*I know he gets a hard time on here, but I like him when he's doing this sort of thing. Not so keen on his material though.

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« Reply #1378 on: January 11, 2019, 11:33:21 AM »
I like Lucy Porter, and have nothing against the other one, but I watched the first something minutes of it and found it to be a very dry chat about gameshows and gave up. It's rare I don't make it through one of these if I start it.

It was a struggle. I was listening rather than watching but it felt very flat.

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« Reply #1379 on: January 11, 2019, 12:20:28 PM »
What's the Acaster & Gamble podcast like? Because I like both of them but the idea of a food podcast bores me to tears.