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New radio comedy

Started by Bigfella, June 21, 2022, 06:12:09 PM

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Bigfella

'Damned Andrew' starts tonight at 6.30 this evening on Radio 4.  It has a complicated plot about demons and different dimensions, but my attention was caught by the fact that is being narrated by Alan Moore.  Yes, THE Alan Moore.  I checked. The synopsis also claims it 'is the first narrative comedy starring a non-binary character'.  Sounds promising, could well turn out to be one of those little known weird classics.

idunnosomename

Written by Andrew O'Neill, comedian whos been around quite a bit now, with Tom DeVille, who's a TV/film writer really.

idunnosomename

mainly a stand-up comedian vehicle like most pitches to Radio 4 comedy these days, but not bad. especially considering the first joke hinged on understanding that Slayer's last tour was their final tour.

also the whimsical bits seemed rather retro early 00s, which I didn't mind tbh

lauraxsynthesis

I loved it. Great direction and sound design. Recommended.

Bigfella

Great stuff, but I'll have to listen to it again.  Giving up the snout at the moment, 40th day of abstinence since you ask, I'm at that stage where you're okay most of the time but may suddenly shift into hyperactivity or just drift off.  At one point I zoned back in to hear "the Lee Dorrian years", but didn't hear the band referred to.  I need to know if I can add this to my list of Napalm Death mentions outside of John Peel/music mags.  The list so far is Stewart Lee and the author Gordon Legge whose character had a cat called Napalm Death in a novel or short story.

Ron Superior

Don't forget about the episode of Silicon Valley where You Suffer keeps being played in the office. And of course Barney teaching Ed Milliband to do his vocals on Radio 2. Ooh, and Shane appearing on the line up on Buzzcocks.

Bigfella

Quote from: Ron Superior on June 24, 2022, 06:39:52 PMDon't forget about the episode of Silicon Valley where You Suffer keeps being played in the office. And of course Barney teaching Ed Milliband to do his vocals on Radio 2. Ooh, and Shane appearing on the line up on Buzzcocks.
Well spotted pal, didn't know any of that.  Another anomaly I remember is Chris Evans playing Florida death metallers Deicide on Radio 1.


idunnosomename

Of course Bill Steer would join Carcass later in 1989 and then appeared with Jeff Walker as Smeg and the Heads in Timeslides

Shaky

Quote from: idunnosomename on June 25, 2022, 11:57:25 AMOf course Bill Steer would join Carcass later in 1989 and then appeared with Jeff Walker as Smeg and the Heads in Timeslides

*fetches pedant's trousers*

Steer was a founding member of Carcass ('85/'86), and his early Napalm stint overlapped.

Autopsy Turvey

Quote from: Bigfella on June 24, 2022, 05:53:26 PMI need to know if I can add this to my list of Napalm Death mentions outside of John Peel/music mags.  The list so far is Stewart Lee and the author Gordon Legge whose character had a cat called Napalm Death in a novel or short story.

Don't forget Mr Dennis from Vic Reeves Big Night Out, the confectioner who doesn't stock Curly Wurlies as he finds them far too elaborate, who also claims to be "the producer of the Fields of the Nephilim, and Anthrax, and Napalm Death."


thenoise

Quote from: Ron Superior on June 25, 2022, 10:52:02 AMHaha, my mate just coincidentally sent me this:

https://www.loudersound.com/features/napalm-death-once-appeared-on-a-childrens-bbc-tv-show-in-1989-just-after-a-cartoon-about-cats


We watched it at primary school on the big TV on wheels. It was even more exciting than the sex education cartoon we had watched the previous year.