Author Topic: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?  (Read 32617 times)

Mobius

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Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #240 on: October 31, 2019, 10:35:01 PM »
Nice! I too have only seen the first episode of 'Do You Want To See A Dead Body' (think it was free on Youtube Originals) and loved it. Rob Huebel is great in everything.

Mobius

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Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #241 on: November 01, 2019, 07:22:24 AM »
God Bajillion is great. So many CBB regulars.

Love PFT’s character

BeardFaceMan

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Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #242 on: November 01, 2019, 07:50:11 AM »
I have something called Pocket Listings for Bajillion Dollar Properties, deleted scenes I think. Only have them for the first 2 seasons though, did they do any for the seasons 3 and 4?

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Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #243 on: November 01, 2019, 06:20:37 PM »
I have something called Pocket Listings for Bajillion Dollar Properties, deleted scenes I think. Only have them for the first 2 seasons though, did they do any for the seasons 3 and 4?

I've not seen them, but having just done a quick search it appears they did them for seasons 1, 2 and 3, but not 4.

Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #244 on: November 01, 2019, 07:33:09 PM »
Link sent lads.

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Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #245 on: November 01, 2019, 07:47:32 PM »
Link sent lads.

Thank you so much for that, it's enormously appreciated.

Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #246 on: March 04, 2020, 10:02:04 AM »
Sorry to bump this thread but I've scoured my usual sources and can't find series 1 of Soho Theatre Live anywhere. I'm just after episode 4 (the Richard Gadd one) so if you can help out please send it my way.

Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #247 on: March 04, 2020, 01:46:20 PM »
Anyone got the earlier series of NMTB or a link to a download?

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Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #248 on: March 04, 2020, 05:14:09 PM »
Sorry to bump this thread but I've scoured my usual sources and can't find series 1 of Soho Theatre Live anywhere. I'm just after episode 4 (the Richard Gadd one) so if you can help out please send it my way.

Sadly not, but it's something I've been after for a while now too.

Anyone got the earlier series of NMTB or a link to a download?

Many of the earlier episodes are on Dailymotion (https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x36gmck, for instance) or youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GaxDaxUk-k)

Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #249 on: March 05, 2020, 01:43:53 PM »
Nice one lad

Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #250 on: March 05, 2020, 05:36:48 PM »
Sadly not, but it's something I've been after for a while now too.

Apparently episode 1 repeats on Sunday on Comedy Central Extra so presumably the rest will follow. If anyone could capture episode 4 I'd be enormously grateful!

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« Reply #251 on: March 10, 2020, 11:24:16 PM »
Sorry to bump this thread but I've scoured my usual sources and can't find series 1 of Soho Theatre Live anywhere. I'm just after episode 4 (the Richard Gadd one) so if you can help out please send it my way.

I think this is airing on Comedy Central Extra on March 30th. I'd be massively grateful to anyone who could help out!

magval

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Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #252 on: April 05, 2020, 01:37:37 PM »
Anyone have (or have a link to) a good quality DVD rip of Norbert Smith: A Life?

Mornington Oblong

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Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #253 on: April 05, 2020, 04:02:16 PM »
As we are all sitting here with a bit of time on our hands I started to dig through the old archive again and restarting uploading to that certain website again... (shameless self promotion I know!)
OK so for a start BBC series Three of a Kind compilation from 1984 VHS. Though time certainly has not been kind to a lot of it, I did find the odd laugh. I certainly remember it more fondly than the reality of nearly 40 years later. Note some of the rather well known long list of writers that contributed to it. Wither David Copperfield?
https://youtu.be/uXIDEWicubQ

Also a few radio shows from the 80's and 90's including a best of the Edinburgh fringe festival show complete with Coogan in his end of the pier impressionist entertainer phase, a soon to be rather more famous Cathy Ladman and Perrier winner Sean Hughes.
https://youtu.be/nYuuV0zPZW8

More to come as the cabin fever grows. I've been copyright hit on everything so you'll be glad to know that I won't be profiting for my piracy.

Mornington Oblong

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Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #254 on: April 10, 2020, 04:07:30 PM »
...and so it continues...
 Not quite sure this hits the comedic heights that this site's patrons deserve quality wise but as a novelty of the 90's that is another matter. Paul Merton vehicle (possible pilot?) Does China Exist? from 1997.
https://youtu.be/wbMPloUSI70

As I've just forked out more money than I think is necessary for The Goodies 12 DVD disc box set, I thought I'd dig out the old audio stylings of Bill Oddie (wannabe rock star). And among the silly child friendly tracks like Funky Gibbon, I played for the first time in years the album 'Nothing To Do With Us' from 1976.

Blimey, Oddie is certainly not trying to appeal to a family audience with this record. I imagine kids getting this thinking this is going to be more silliness from the likable chaps but oh no. The album starts off with 'Blowing off' which is a subtle as you can imagine, followed by tracks full of 70's racism, sexism, homophobia and drug taking with a 'F' bomb and a 'S' bomb for added measure. To be honest musically the album ain't too bad with some good session musicians thrashing it out but time hasn't left it in good shape. But as for the lyrics..oh well Bill stick to the birds.

Here are a few examples that makes it obvious why I hadn't played it in years.

https://soundcloud.com/neil-jacobs-748008342/i-wish-i-could-get-high?in=neil-jacobs-748008342/sets/the-goodies-nothing-to-do-with-us

https://soundcloud.com/neil-jacobs-748008342/she-wouldnt-understand?in=neil-jacobs-748008342/sets/the-goodies-nothing-to-do-with-us


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Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #255 on: April 10, 2020, 05:34:33 PM »
Has anyone ever found a decent quality version of all of Focus North?

The only site I've ever seen that claims to have it is http://www.retrotvondvd.co.uk/ and as far as I'm concerned that's just some opportunist who's found some rare-ish stuff on the internet in VHS quality via torrent sites and offers to bung it on DVD for extortionate prices.

On a separate note, does anyone know if you can just buy things off TV stations if they can find them?

I have a recollection of asking for a particular copy of a programme from the 1950s from ITV, who came back within a week and said "Yeah, we think we've got a copy of this, it'll cost you £100".  Didn't have £100 at the time, so politely declined, but I wondered if that would be a possibility?

Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #256 on: April 10, 2020, 05:48:42 PM »
On a separate note, does anyone know if you can just buy things off TV stations if they can find them?

I have a recollection of asking for a particular copy of a programme from the 1950s from ITV, who came back within a week and said "Yeah, we think we've got a copy of this, it'll cost you £100".  Didn't have £100 at the time, so politely declined, but I wondered if that would be a possibility?

You can, yeah, but as you mentioned it's expensive. IIRC Channel 4 has a similar thing at the same sort of price, as do the BBC but with theirs you have to have a credit on the programme to buy a DVD of it.

Small Man Big Horse

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Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #257 on: April 10, 2020, 06:48:57 PM »
...and so it continues...
 Not quite sure this hits the comedic heights that this site's patrons deserve quality wise but as a novelty of the 90's that is another matter. Paul Merton vehicle (possible pilot?) Does China Exist? from 1997.
https://youtu.be/wbMPloUSI70

Thanks for that, I've a bit of an obsession when it comes to pilots for tv series that were never commissioned, and can't wait to see it.

Has anyone ever found a decent quality version of all of Focus North?

The only site I've ever seen that claims to have it is http://www.retrotvondvd.co.uk/ and as far as I'm concerned that's just some opportunist who's found some rare-ish stuff on the internet in VHS quality via torrent sites and offers to bung it on DVD for extortionate prices.

On a separate note, does anyone know if you can just buy things off TV stations if they can find them?

I have a recollection of asking for a particular copy of a programme from the 1950s from ITV, who came back within a week and said "Yeah, we think we've got a copy of this, it'll cost you £100".  Didn't have £100 at the time, so politely declined, but I wondered if that would be a possibility?

Afraid it's not on myspleen which is the only private tv tracker I'm a member of. I think you're right about that guy though, and he probably got it back in the UKNova days or something like that.

SpiderChrist

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Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #258 on: April 11, 2020, 07:15:00 AM »

And among the silly child friendly tracks like Funky Gibbon, I played for the first time in years the album 'Nothing To Do With Us' from 1976.

Blimey, Oddie is certainly not trying to appeal to a family audience with this record. I imagine kids getting this thinking this is going to be more silliness from the likable chaps but oh no. The album starts off with 'Blowing off' which is a subtle as you can imagine, followed by tracks full of 70's racism, sexism, homophobia and drug taking with a 'F' bomb and a 'S' bomb for added measure. To be honest musically the album ain't too bad with some good session musicians thrashing it out but time hasn't left it in good shape. But as for the lyrics..oh well Bill stick to the birds.


My parents bought me the cassette of this album for Christmas when I was 10. I thought it was great, obviously, but I was a stupid kid. Have listened to the odd tune out of curiosity and fucking hell.

Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #259 on: April 16, 2020, 04:05:07 AM »
First post in about 20 years, but does anyone know if there are decent quality copies of Vic and Bob Families at War? I never saw it at the time but some of the fuzzy clips on YouTube look hilarious.

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Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #260 on: April 16, 2020, 02:48:43 PM »
Here are a few examples that makes it obvious why I hadn't played it in years.

Both of these songs are better than Funky Gibbon, and at least more clever about their inappropriateness than Father Christmas Do Not Touch Me. The first one is almost entirely innocuous, a novel take on rock n roll drug culture ("You play like that you gotta be out of your head!" "No no no, I just practice a lot actually") and even the cocaine joke is family friendly ("I tried sniffing coke, but the bubbles get up my nose!!"). No need to be saying fuck or shit though, this is a kid's programme after all.

The second one delineates some extremely immoral behaviour, fair enough, especially the implication of hamster-shagging, but does so in such an absurd, over-the-top way I can't see too many listeners being corrupted by it. Obviously there is one glaring 21st century hanging offence lyric, but the fact that the backing singers then reiterate it in sweet harmony made me do a snort of transgressive disbelief.

Anyway, many thanks for sharing!

Re: Hard to find comedy and let's find it why don't we?
« Reply #261 on: May 22, 2020, 08:53:57 PM »
Hi,
does anyone have any of Tim Key's standup shows?

I have seen him only once live because I live abroad, and loved it. I would love to see more of him, but there seems to be nothing of his standup available online.

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