Author Topic: Francis Viper Higgins  (Read 10046 times)

Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #60 on: April 09, 2020, 12:07:42 PM »
These streams have been my favourite discovery since lockdown - he's been doing regular "Isolationball" streams (one is live right now) where he plays through a PES Euros/World Cup as Ireland, commentating as Francis Higgins and Tommy Shlug, with Conor Williams doing "studio" sections, plus a selection of his other skits in between. He's so good at stream of consciousness stuff, so commentary fits perfectly. Some of the skits absolutely floored me when I first saw them and still make me chuckle on their frequent repeats. Highly reccomeneded!

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Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #61 on: April 09, 2020, 01:23:14 PM »
These streams have been my favourite discovery since lockdown - he's been doing regular "Isolationball" streams (one is live right now) where he plays through a PES Euros/World Cup as Ireland, commentating as Francis Higgins and Tommy Shlug, with Conor Williams doing "studio" sections, plus a selection of his other skits in between. He's so good at stream of consciousness stuff, so commentary fits perfectly. Some of the skits absolutely floored me when I first saw them and still make me chuckle on their frequent repeats. Highly reccomeneded!

yep these isolationball streams have been the highlights of my lockdown days. the relationship between Shlug & Francis is great, and seems as you said so effortless. I love the ads too

Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #62 on: April 26, 2020, 02:33:38 AM »
Been watching a bit of the archived stuff, the guy's just naturally fucking brilliant. The "shtand clear, the doors are closin" sample he has for the Shlug Eirann bus gets me.
Mad that he had a series on RT channel, paid for by the lad Putin.

chveik

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Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #63 on: April 26, 2020, 06:25:46 AM »
the RT stuff his gold.

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Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #64 on: April 26, 2020, 10:34:38 AM »
The Zurich sketch is staggeringly good. Selections of that have invaded my everyday life at this point.

"I'm gonna have another Boost, John!"

Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #65 on: April 27, 2020, 12:26:52 AM »
I just found the video of him performing a famous Late Late Show moment. Non-Irish people might not appreciate how good his Pat Kenny impression is - really captures his condescension.

Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #66 on: April 27, 2020, 01:13:22 AM »
I just found the video of him performing a famous Late Late Show moment. Non-Irish people might not appreciate how good his Pat Kenny impression is - really captures his condescension.

Astonishingly good. What a talent.

Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #67 on: April 27, 2020, 11:05:54 PM »
Pubs are open boys, Tommy's live streaming from one now.

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Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #68 on: April 27, 2020, 11:13:36 PM »
thanks for the heads up

Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #69 on: April 28, 2020, 01:23:00 AM »
Incredible stream tonight. One viewer must have tipped him nearly 500 Euro.

Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #70 on: April 28, 2020, 12:12:56 PM »
I just found the video of him performing a famous Late Late Show moment. Non-Irish people might not appreciate how good his Pat Kenny impression is - really captures his condescension.
Oh,Gerry Hannan.
See also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-KLE0LHPLQ

I had never seen Viper's version, but I have watched that video of Hannan on the Late Late dozens of times, and I found myself laughing and quoting the same lines.
I remember he had Richard Harris on his side, because Harris was from Limerick, but from a relatively middle-class by Irish standards background, and he believed that the book was tosh, plus he knew the McCourts, but only because he'd appeared in the Molly Maguires with Malachy McCourt, who's an actor and broadcaster in New York, and was in the likes of  Q the Winged Serpent, and had genuinely and generally a more interesting and exciting life than his brother. And because they were both Limerick lads of the same age, they became pals. But then he had a row with Frank.

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Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #71 on: April 28, 2020, 01:03:33 PM »
Has he done the newspaper thing before, because that was the best format I've seen him in this ages. I've felt very alienated by the football ones lately, was lovely watching something I felt I could enjoy.

Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #72 on: April 28, 2020, 01:23:25 PM »
Anyone know whether it's possible to watch archives of these anywhere? 

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Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #73 on: April 28, 2020, 01:36:03 PM »
Has he done the newspaper thing before, because that was the best format I've seen him in this ages. I've felt very alienated by the football ones lately, was lovely watching something I felt I could enjoy.

Agreed. First time I'd seen that format. I'm hoping for some more Connor Williams soon.

Anyone know whether it's possible to watch archives of these anywhere? 

Some of them are here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvyzOMqRNi4puFl7cQuk3mw

Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #74 on: April 28, 2020, 02:04:25 PM »
Some of them are here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvyzOMqRNi4puFl7cQuk3mw

Thanks very much. Hopefully they'll upload some of the newer stuff soon.

Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #75 on: April 28, 2020, 02:09:03 PM »
Has he done the newspaper thing before, because that was the best format I've seen him in this ages. I've felt very alienated by the football ones lately, was lovely watching something I felt I could enjoy.

Don't think so. He occasionally sticks on Euronews and rips the piss out of it, but watching him completely breaking character and pissing himself over the agony aunt letters was a thing of joy. Surprised he's such a lightweight though - four cans of Guinness and he could barely read.

Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #76 on: April 28, 2020, 06:53:07 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ36TpNQ-rA Googled Gerry Hannan to see where he is now. Worth it for the chapter titles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_F562rlTTc He's aged some bit.

Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #77 on: May 04, 2020, 09:57:43 PM »
He's doing another Pintman now.

Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #78 on: May 04, 2020, 10:18:55 PM »
I'm looking forward to this!

Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #79 on: May 04, 2020, 11:23:31 PM »
He's still going.  Love these Pintman streams. 
Sat there with his Guinness and 2 packets of Tayto crisps on the go.  Making me hungry.

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Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #80 on: May 04, 2020, 11:53:47 PM »
Kevin Shpacey.

Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #81 on: May 05, 2020, 12:17:29 AM »
That accent was awful though.

You used to break the news now you're breaking my heart.

Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #82 on: May 05, 2020, 12:30:22 AM »
Sat there with his Guinness and 2 packets of Tayto crisps on the go.  Making me hungry.

King Crisps, you heathen! ;-)

Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #83 on: May 08, 2020, 01:57:51 AM »
World News stream on now brothers and sisters.

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Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #84 on: May 08, 2020, 02:41:40 AM »
nice to see what's going on behind the scenes


covid-nineteeeeeeeeeeeeeeen

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Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #85 on: May 08, 2020, 06:26:33 AM »
Jesus that was a late one then, missed it altogether. What was he discussing to do with behind the scenes?

Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #86 on: May 08, 2020, 09:25:37 AM »
Jesus that was a late one then, missed it altogether. What was he discussing to do with behind the scenes?

Christ...can't even remember. But I seem to be €10 out of pocket, so it must have been good. That's how they get you.

Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #87 on: May 08, 2020, 07:26:09 PM »
Jesus that was a late one then, missed it altogether. What was he discussing to do with behind the scenes?

He was recording the voice-overs for one of his World News bits over footage. Re-recording a few times after fucking up and doing pretty much completely different stuff each time, pissing himself laughing a lot as well.

magval

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Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #88 on: May 08, 2020, 08:09:55 PM »
Ah that's a shame, sounds class. Might finally enable YouTube phone notifications for these. Him and our own hedgehog90 are the only two people I follow on it so it shouldn't be too intrusive.

Re: Francis Viper Higgins
« Reply #89 on: May 10, 2020, 10:57:37 AM »
Anybody listen to Martin Maloney's Hardy Bucks Podcast? Not the most professional in terms of audio etc, but he's fairly funny and has had on some great guests so far (examples being various Bucks, Steve Brody, antivirus schizo John McAfee). Not too gone on the computer game/silly accent thing that the Viper's been doing recently but he's clearly an immensely talented guy, can't really fault him for doing something so lucrative.

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