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Re: The Alexei Sayle Podcast
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2020, 02:07:43 AM »
But very good

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Re: The Alexei Sayle Podcast
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2020, 11:52:02 AM »
how do they do the "walking through random scenes while doing standup" bits if it's just audio?

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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2020, 04:35:26 PM »
enjoyed this

Re: The Alexei Sayle Podcast
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2020, 01:43:37 PM »
https://audioboom.com/posts/7736438-keir-starmer-establishment-tool

Bit short.

Cheers for posting, hadn’t heard about this at all.

Just watched his tie-in lockdown cycle on Youtube and thought it was lovely. Only 15 mins long but could easily have watched an hour of it.

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Re: The Alexei Sayle Podcast
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2020, 06:46:28 PM »
I found that as well, I could go for a lot of Alexei Sayle doing walking/cycling tours and talking to himself.  Just great company

Re: The Alexei Sayle Podcast
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2020, 07:15:29 PM »
Episode 2 is out and longer.

Re: The Alexei Sayle Podcast
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2020, 05:06:51 PM »
Really good stuff.  I could listen to him talk for hours.

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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2020, 05:48:04 PM »
enjoy the riffs and random chat more than the telegraphed dad jokes. still good mind.

Re: The Alexei Sayle Podcast
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2020, 05:55:48 PM »
It is nice to hear someone unashamedly left wing, even going as far as to be the "far left" that the centrists accuse socialists of being. So many people on the left in the mainstream couch everything in terms designed to make people less left more comfortable, and I can understand why given what people like Maxine Peake have had to go through when they get caught with their socialism showing. Sayle just doesn't give a fuck, and that's great.

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Re: The Alexei Sayle Podcast
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2020, 06:09:18 PM »
enjoy the riffs and random chat more than the telegraphed dad jokes. still good mind.

Some of it is material from Imaginary Sandwich Bar, but who can blame him.

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Re: The Alexei Sayle Podcast
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2020, 06:21:37 PM »
I just want to listen to him call Tom Watson a cunt on a loop

Re: The Alexei Sayle Podcast
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2020, 09:27:07 PM »
He'd fit right in here the lovely old bastard.

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Re: The Alexei Sayle Podcast
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2020, 01:21:05 AM »
Not listened to it yet but that beard really suits him.

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Re: The Alexei Sayle Podcast
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2020, 11:06:49 PM »
I'm currently listening to him narrate the audio book of Sunburn and he's absolutely brilliant in the role.

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Re: The Alexei Sayle Podcast
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2020, 11:15:58 PM »
Love that he's doing these, nice to hear him mention listening to Novara too. What a dude. As I mentioned a while back in the transphobic nonentity thread, I've been rewatching Stuff episodes on youtube, most of it is there if you look, 3 series of absolute brilliance. The Renwick/Marshall-written material has aged incredibly well and still has teeth today, whereas the later All New Alexei Sayle Show (Linehan/Mathews) was ok-ish in parts but lacked the vitriol and seemed to go for easier targets.

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Re: The Alexei Sayle Podcast
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2020, 09:29:58 PM »
Much prefer this to the sandwich shop - I prefer him just talking into the mic - really looking forward to the others.

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Re: The Alexei Sayle Podcast
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2020, 11:24:15 PM »
I just want to listen to him call Tom Watson a cunt on a loop

Some of his invective in those first two episodes made me laugh out loud. He's always had that gift, a way of expressing deep-seated disgust in an innately funny way. And his decency, his intelligence, always shines through. I know it wasn't a fully-formed bit, but his suggestion that Corbyn should form a party called The Nice People, just to annoy all the cunts, cheered me up quite a bit. 

And hats off to him for devoting most of episode one to how much he's always despised the ruling Labour factions. I didn't watch the reality show he mentioned, but Tom Watson titting about on ITV in a fucking canoe was such a perfectly succinct example of what is wrong with these careerist scumbags.

Re: The Alexei Sayle Podcast
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2020, 10:29:22 AM »
Really looking forward to when he gets into the cowardice of most comedians during the Corbyn years, and talking about Whoops Apocalypse and other work from his past

Re: The Alexei Sayle Podcast
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2020, 09:16:55 PM »
There's another one out, a chat with Andrew Marshall and David Renwick touching on WA and ASS. It ends all too soon but lovely to hear nonetheless. Hardly anything about the Labour Party this time.

Re: The Alexei Sayle Podcast
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2020, 10:02:37 PM »
Watched his second lockdown cycle on YouTube this morning and it remains an utterly lovely thing.

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Re: The Alexei Sayle Podcast
« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2020, 01:57:48 AM »
There's another one out, a chat with Andrew Marshall and David Renwick touching on WA and ASS. It ends all too soon but lovely to hear nonetheless. Hardly anything about the Labour Party this time.
It was good and I think he'll have them on again.

Re: The Alexei Sayle Podcast
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2021, 08:36:16 AM »
There's a new one of these out, and also Alexei is the guest in the new episode of Richard Herring's podcast here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD9qDhjb9AY

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Re: The Alexei Sayle Podcast
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2021, 10:23:27 AM »
Got my email read out. Maybe my mood affected my enjoyment, but this episode felt pretty weak. Still gonna carry on listening, cos I love Alexei too much.

Re: The Alexei Sayle Podcast
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2021, 11:32:55 AM »
Episode 3 is no good (but that's not Alexei's fault: to his credit, all episodes have been quite different so far and he's said that he's trying to find out what works and what doesn't) but this is generally great. Love it in fact. Looking forward to more.

I knew he had an appearance on RHLSTP coming up and it landed this morning. Tucking in now. "Santa Claus-faced motherfucker."

This sudden and welcome influx of lexipod (and that someone just gave me a copy of Barcelona Plates apropos of nowt) is making me realise that I've not seen enough Alexei Sayle properly. I mean, he's been omnipresent in my life as a comedy fan and I appreciate his centrality to alternative comedy, but I've rarely actively sought out his work or watched it in a very critical or deep way. I'm not sure why this should be; I've always liked him. Maybe I was too young[1] to fully appreciate his politics[2] when he was most active on TV and so I never quite latched onto him in the way I did with, say, Rik.

I'm going to re-watch Stuff this week. Anything else of his telly/radio work I should whorishly consume?
 1. I remember rolling on the floor in paroxysms of joy over "Mr Poo-Poo Goes to the Lavatory" though
 2. I fucking do now though and I love the pro-Corbyn/anti-Starmer/"The Guardian is a stinking establishment organ" attitude on his pod

Re: The Alexei Sayle Podcast
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2021, 11:33:32 AM »
Got my email read out. Maybe my mood affected my enjoyment, but this episode felt pretty weak. Still gonna carry on listening, cos I love Alexei too much.

Are you the Nurse Party lad? Thought that was a good idea.

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Re: The Alexei Sayle Podcast
« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2021, 11:40:03 AM »
Are you the Nurse Party lad? Thought that was a good idea.

Nah I'm the idiot who asked "Is there any hope?" and got the short shrift that kind of question deserves.

Re: The Alexei Sayle Podcast
« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2021, 11:53:16 AM »
Nah I'm the idiot who asked "Is there any hope?" and got the short shrift that kind of question deserves.

He didn't quite engage with it did he? Not sure why. If its any consolation, your question made me laugh. Others will like it too.

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Re: The Alexei Sayle Podcast
« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2021, 12:17:56 PM »
This sudden and welcome influx of lexipod (and that someone just gave me a copy of Barcelona Plates apropos of nowt) is making me realise that I've not seen enough Alexei Sayle properly. I mean, he's been omnipresent in my life as a comedy fan and I appreciate his centrality to alternative comedy, but I've rarely actively sought out his work or watched it in a very critical or deep way. I'm not sure why this should be; I've always liked him. Maybe I was too young[1] to fully appreciate his politics[2] when he was most active on TV and so I never quite latched onto him in the way I did with, say, Rik.

I'm going to re-watch Stuff this week. Anything else of his telly/radio work I should whorishly consume?
 1. I remember rolling on the floor in paroxysms of joy over "Mr Poo-Poo Goes to the Lavatory" though
 2. I fucking do now though and I love the pro-Corbyn/anti-Starmer/"The Guardian is a stinking establishment organ" attitude on his pod

Stuff is definitely the cream of his solo TV work (written with Renwick and Marshall).

The All New Alexei Sayle Show (written with Linehan and Mathews) has some good stuff in it, but overall it's weaker, with thinner material and has lost a lot of the focus and comedy thrust that Stuff had.

Merry-Go-Round is due a rewatch for me - I liked it at the time but it's an awkward beast. IIRC it's got a slightly more sour edge to it, with no audience, and it's a bit more introspective and self-indulgent (to both good and bad effect). It still suffers from some weak material though. It's interesting though, both as a snapshot of the arse-end of the 90s comedy bubble, and a time when Sayle was getting fed up of TV and was moving towards being an author.

Going back in time, Alexei had his own episode of a show called Comic Roots in 1982, which featured him walking around and doing material - the format of this later acted as the blueprint for Stuff and his subsequent shows above. It's a bit more laid-back than Stuff but has some funny stuff in it. (Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3)

Of a similar vintage, he features prominently in the Arena documentary The Private Life Of The Ford Cortina, which I have yet to get round to watching.

Radio wise, if you haven't listened to Imaginary Sandwich Bar I'd strongly recommend it. If you've seen him do stand-up since he started again in the last decade, ISB acts as a document of some of that material but there's plenty of fresh stuff in there too.

He is magnificent live, and he also sometimes does book readings (including work-in-progress writings). And his autobiographies are properly funny (and most comedy autobiographies don't make me laugh at all) - Stalin Ate My Homework covers his childhood, and Thatcher Stole My Trousers covers his college days up to the mid-80s. A third volume has been in the works for some time.

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