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RHLSTP Revived

Started by Tony Tony Tony, February 08, 2023, 10:36:08 PM

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Ballad of Ballard Berkley


Utter Shit

Ah that's awful. It's so transparent that it's just "this franchise is huge now and it will be more profitable to have a bigger name". Shitebags.

TheDevilPuppet

According to a twitter post it seems the Neil Fitzmaurice one had some Peter Kay stuff cut.

binster

Quote from: Snrub on November 16, 2023, 08:47:46 AMRichard's blog which you may have read gives a bit of a summery and is a good tease for the actual pod - which probably won't be out until April..!

https://www.richardherring.com/warmingup/6/11/2023/index.html

I hadn't read that - thank you for sharing it!

Mr Trumpet

The cheek of that Chicken Run article, with Sawalha being told she was too old so they cast Thandie Newton, a staggering four years younger than her.

lauraxsynthesis

In September in Exeter he had Peter Richardson on and that's being released on Wednesday. Well looking forward to that. RH said on Twitter that PR had no idea who he was. That's maybe a little bit surprising considering he casts younger performers in Comic Strip films so must keep some kind of tabs on the upcoming generations, but then they do tend to be comic actors rather than stand ups.

Rich is on the 'Namaste Motherf**kers' podcast this week, an interesting listen with regards to his relationship or lack of it with Stew. He goes a bit further than I've heard before, and the host kinda backs up some of the things he says....

https://twitter.com/callybeaton/status/1725147874164408509

The link is for the pod, not the specific conversation, that happens around the thirty minute mark.


Stinky Lomax


lauraxsynthesis

The Peter Richardson one was ok. I think Rich tried to cover too much and would have done better with some deep dives on just a couple of things. I am glad he got in something about Stella Street though. I hope he interviews him again. There was one bombshell I thought - he gave the cast amyl nitrate to get them laughing in The Supergrass. If it's the scene I'm thinking of it's him and Ade. Great to get an update on the Comic Strip book, which he says will be a collection of stories/anecdotes.

Importantly, Rich points out that Peter was hot af in the '80s which I don't think is mentioned enough (from 2.35). It gets v flirty.


Twilkes

Nice writeup in his blog about his friendship with the departed Annabel Giles:

https://www.richardherring.com/warmingup/21/11/2023/index.html


Pranet

I'd forgotten she was on Fist of Fun.

Ballad of Ballard Berkley

Quote from: lauraxsynthesis on November 23, 2023, 12:25:01 PMThe Peter Richardson one was ok. I think Rich tried to cover too much and would have done better with some deep dives on just a couple of things. I am glad he got in something about Stella Street though. I hope he interviews him again. There was one bombshell I thought - he gave the cast amyl nitrate to get them laughing in The Supergrass. If it's the scene I'm thinking of it's him and Ade. Great to get an update on the Comic Strip book, which he says will be a collection of stories/anecdotes.

It was quite disappointing overall. Richardson seems nice, but he came across as rather vague and rambly at times. Maybe he was tired, or not entirely comfortable being interviewed in front of an audience, or a combination of both. It was slightly awkward anyway, you could sense that Herring was struggling a bit to keep the conversation flowing.

I did like the amyl nitrate story, though, and that peculiar anecdote about Richardson, Mayall and Planer rescuing someone from a quarry.

Quote from: lauraxsynthesis on November 23, 2023, 12:25:01 PMImportantly, Rich points out that Peter was hot af in the '80s which I don't think is mentioned enough (from 2.35). It gets v flirty.

He really was a handsome fucker. Still is, of course, but in a more Attenboroughy way.

Virgo76

New one is with the genuinely underrated director, Rob Reiner.
Behind so many genuine classics- Spinal Tap, Stand By Me, When Harry Met Sally, The Princess Bride, A Few Good Men and Misery etc.
Probably underrated partly as went off after the 1990s. Perhaps also because most of his successes could arguably be credited to other people e.g. Christopher Guest, Nora Ephron, William Goldman, Stephen King, Aaron Sorkin etc.
However, I'd argue (as Herring does) that it's a great run which Reiner deserves credit for.
This gets a bit heavy with Reiner plugging his new overblown JFK assassination podcast. I'm actually quite interested in JFK assassination talk but found both this and Reiner's own JFK podcast hard work.
Herring gave the impression he regards JFK conspiracy theories as on a par with those often crazy ones about the moon landings and 9/11. Surprised Reiner didn't get annoyed by that.

Pink Gregory

One would guess that it's different for Americans, and I assume that Reiner is old enough at least to have been a child when it happened? (born 1947, so yes!)

I suppose the British equivalent is Diana?  You could see someone conflating the two, somehow.

Thosworth

Quote from: Pink Gregory on November 27, 2023, 07:18:16 AMOne would guess that it's different for Americans, and I assume that Reiner is old enough at least to have been a child when it happened? (born 1947, so yes!)

He said school was closed and they sat at home watching TV and he saw Oswald shot live on TV, and he's kind of been thinking about it since.

The media response definitely sounds like here, when every TV channel other than Channel 4 showed non-stop Diana content for weeks after she died.

As someone with no more knowledge of the assassination than a couple of mornings going down JFK rabbitholes, a theory that I recently heard which makes a whole lot of sense was that the fatal shot was accidentally fired by a Secret Service agent in the car behind when it lurched forwards. It explains the dodgy behaviour of the government agencies closing ranks afterwards without having to include Soviets, the mafia, Cuba etc. etc.

Virgo76

Quote from: Thosworth on November 27, 2023, 09:09:43 AMHe said he saw Oswald shot live on TV as a kid.

As someone with no more knowledge of the assassination than a couple of mornings going down JFK rabbitholes, a theory that I recently heard which makes a whole lot of sense was that the fatal shot was accidentally fired by a Secret Service agent in the car behind when it lurched forwards. It explains the dodgy behaviour of the government agencies closing ranks afterwards without having to include Soviets, the mafia, Cuba etc. etc.
Genuinely not trying to be rude, but am pretty sure that theory started out as a joke in Amiga Power magazine. He definitely wasn't shot from behind for one thing. You can tell from the footage.

DrGreggles

I think he just exploded

Thosworth

Quote from: Virgo76 on November 27, 2023, 09:17:09 AMGenuinely not trying to be rude, but am pretty sure that theory started out as a joke in Amiga Power magazine.

As someone with zero investment in any theory, this one clearly goes deeper than I thought.

Mobbd

I've been listening to Reiner's JFK podcast since Herring mentioned it at his blog. I'm learning new things about it and they have lots of good interview clips (presumably archive but possibly new, not sure) but the show is tacky as fuck. Just ludicrously overproduced, full of inline adverts, and generally garish/lurid-feeling like a shit crime podcast.

A lot of the JFK conspiracy logic stacks up for me, which is troubling because I don't want to start on the slippery slope to lunatic truther shite.

Toki


Virgo76

Quote from: Mobbd on November 27, 2023, 11:18:36 AMI've been listening to Reiner's JFK podcast since Herring mentioned it at his blog. I'm learning new things about it and they have lots of good interview clips (presumably archive but possibly new, not sure) but the show is tacky as fuck. Just ludicrously overproduced, full of inline adverts, and generally garish/lurid-feeling like a shit crime podcast.

A lot of the JFK conspiracy logic stacks up for me, which is troubling because I don't want to start on the slippery slope to lunatic truther shite.
Tacky as fuck is right. Totally sensationalist in style and completely overblown.

Rankersbo

The Bunker did an episode with one of the guys who who wrote "Conspiracy: A History of Boll*cks Theories, and How Not to Fall for Them" on the JFK assassination:

Bunker USA: How JFK's assassination sparked a new era of super-conspiracies

Basically:

  • The CIA didn't want to compromise themselves and their activities in general, so were cagy about cooperating.
  • Some of the analysis of the gunshots doesn't make sense because it was plain wrong- people made mistakes rather than deliberately obscuring the truth
  • There's a lot of info out there so it's very possible to piece together multiple stories that fit the facts.

Steve Faeces

Quote from: Simply_The_Bestest on November 17, 2023, 01:14:05 PMRich is on the 'Namaste Motherf**kers' podcast this week, an interesting listen with regards to his relationship or lack of it with Stew. He goes a bit further than I've heard before, and the host kinda backs up some of the things he says....

https://twitter.com/callybeaton/status/1725147874164408509

The link is for the pod, not the specific conversation, that happens around the thirty minute mark.



Thanks, I enjoyed this, will listen to more of the podcast.

He did seem very honest. I think I assumed the falling out, whilst obviously not pleasant, had been a bit nastier. Just seemed Rich was fed up with Stew's behaviour. 


Maurice Yeatman

Quote from: Steve Faeces on November 28, 2023, 11:06:49 PMI think I assumed the falling out, whilst obviously not pleasant, had been a bit nastier. Just seemed Rich was fed up with Stew's behaviour. 

Lee's baiting of Herring gradually got worse until it seemed that Lee was virtually contemptuous of him.

Similar to Herring's deteriorating attitude to Andrew Collins maybe.

Perhaps a destructive mix of boredom and aggression that brings it about rather than irreconcilable hatred.

jamiefairlie

Quote from: Thosworth on November 27, 2023, 10:14:45 AMAs someone with zero investment in any theory, this one clearly goes deeper than I thought.

Wait until you hear about the Irish parliament!

jamiefairlie

Quote from: Simply_The_Bestest on November 17, 2023, 01:14:05 PMRich is on the 'Namaste Motherf**kers' podcast this week, an interesting listen with regards to his relationship or lack of it with Stew. He goes a bit further than I've heard before, and the host kinda backs up some of the things he says....

https://twitter.com/callybeaton/status/1725147874164408509

The link is for the pod, not the specific conversation, that happens around the thirty minute mark.



By God she interrupts a lot.

lauraxsynthesis

Quote from: Steve Faeces on November 28, 2023, 11:06:49 PMThanks, I enjoyed this, will listen to more of the podcast.

He did seem very honest. I think I assumed the falling out, whilst obviously not pleasant, had been a bit nastier. Just seemed Rich was fed up with Stew's behaviour. 



Specifically, the last time Stew was on RHLSTP and repeated about 50 times,  "Leave Avalon". Rich just kinda left him to it while smiling. I was there on the night and it didn't feel super horrible in the room, but it was cut out of the podcast. Later on when Bob Mortimer came on he joined in a bit which should have been funny but by then I think Rich's attitude to the anti-Avalon teasing was on the turn.

On a more positive note, Stuart Goldsmith did something amazing on his last RHLSTP - Colin the postman!

crumblingman

It's interesting Peter Richardson claimed to have never heard of Rich when he's clearly dressed as him here


Small Man Big Horse

I was at the Museum of Comedy on Sunday, and when I saw this:



My first reaction was "Why have they got a painting of Bob from Twin Peaks on the wall?", though then it clicked it was obviously Herring. All of the other paintings (which someone told me were by the venue owner's wife) are awesome, but the above doesn't quite work for me, I think the eyes are a bit too serial killer-y.

jamiefairlie

Quote from: crumblingman on November 29, 2023, 04:44:09 PMIt's interesting Peter Richardson claimed to have never heard of Rich when he's clearly dressed as him here



Mike the cool guy has aged well and now works in a trio with Mulligan and O'Hare

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