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Title: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on January 09, 2019, 09:57:35 PM
Here's last years thread: https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php/board,4.0.html

I saw Keep last night at the Battersea Arts Centre but have to admit I was a bit disappointed by it, some of it's sublime but it went on for too long (lasting almost two and a half hours when according to the site it's supposed to be one hour fifty minutes) and the ending felt a bit slight.

Here's a review I wrote of it for my site, but be warned it contains spoilers:

Daniel Kitson’s one of the most frustrating comedians ever to exist, which may sound harsh but he’s so popular that tickets for his shows normally sell out within a matter of minutes and as he’s been against the recording of them once he stops performing the shows you’ll never get the chance to see them again. There’s one exception to this in his astonishingly great “It’s Always Right Now, Until It’s Later” which you can rent for £3 and I’d recommend everyone doing so, it’s stunning stuff and one of my favourite pieces of comedy.

Now he’s doing a three week run at the Battersea Arts Centre of his new show Keep, and because there are so many dates for once it was possible to buy tickets with ease, a situation I’d never encountered before. Indeed as I write this review tickets are available for a few performances, and I would recommend your doing so. But that said, this isn’t Kitson at his very best, it’s a strong show with some sublime moments but it’s overlong and the way it ends is slightly frustrating.

At the beginning of the show Kitson comes out on stage and explains how this is a little different to his stand up shows and his storytelling pieces, and that the audience hasn’t always responded well. The plan is for him to read from cards a list of every object in his home, and that’s all we’re due to get, and supposedly at a preview the previous night an audience member walked out towards the end calling him “A fucking fraud”. He gives us the opportunity to leave and get a full refund if we don’t like the sound of the show, before leaving the stage for a couple of minutes. I noticed that two people did actually exit the room which surprised as I didn’t really think anyone would believe him when it came to the central concept.

Two minutes later Kitson re-enters and takes a box of cards out of a large cabinet, sits down at a desk and begins to read them. The descriptions of the items in his house are fairly amusing but it quickly becomes clear that this isn’t all that’s going to take place, as some of the cards have been put in the wrong way round and on the back they contain notes he made in the past for story ideas or possible stand up routines and he becomes distracted by them. This allows him to insert some very funny material in to the show as he tells jokes about the nature of storytelling, privilege, love, loneliness, companionship, how certain objects reflect the kind of person he was at a certain age and other various themes. This section of the show is enormously funny, it’s packed with hilarious moments and Kitson shines here, his philosophising being truly thought provoking stuff.

Unfortunately the show is just too long, it was supposed to run for 110 minutes but at this performance it went on for 150 and towards the end it begins to disappoint. At one point he begins to realise that the cards that have been placed back to front have been done so as a deliberate act of sabotage, and then later that he didn’t even write the notes himself. How he failed to not recognise that it wasn’t his own hand writing isn’t addressed, but worse is that when he discovers that 51 of the cards tell a complete story it takes a bloody age for him to put them in the right order. Perhaps it’s dramatically necessary, but it’s a shame he couldn’t create a way to speed up the process as it’s quite frankly a tad boring watching him do so. The end story is fairy interesting but not worth the wait either, and feels a little slight considering the long build up.

It’s a real shame because there’s material here that is absolutely superb, fascinating and funny and certain sentiments will stay with you for a long time afterwards. Given that it overran by thirty minutes I imagine Kitson will work on it further until it only lasts for the proposed time and that will certainly make it a stronger work, but the disappointing ending probably won’t change and this is an issue. It’s undoubtedly worth seeing, this is Daniel Kitson we’re talking about after all, but don’t go expecting his very best work.

4/5
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: notjosh on January 10, 2019, 06:28:40 AM
Interesting to read, thanks. I saw the Edinburgh version which was much looser - basically just stand up interspersed with a few lists of items, and some concluding thoughts on the value and memories we put in physical objects. That was a superb show, so I hope the greater structural rigour hasn't smothered the funny. Is he still doing his impression of a baby bird breaking out of an egg?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on January 10, 2019, 07:40:14 AM
Hah. I wish I remembered that show a bit better.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: hummingofevil on January 10, 2019, 08:33:30 AM
Spoilers

If it’s any consolation I saw it twice in Edinburgh and whilst the theme was the the same, the structure and individuel stories were rather different. Both loosely about the things in his house as analogy for memories but across two 2 hour shows I reckon there was at least 3 hours of material (one show had the him-having-to-sack-his-builder as a big set piece finish, one briefly mentioned it)
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on January 10, 2019, 10:37:14 AM
Interesting to read, thanks. I saw the Edinburgh version which was much looser - basically just stand up interspersed with a few lists of items, and some concluding thoughts on the value and memories we put in physical objects. That was a superb show, so I hope the greater structural rigour hasn't smothered the funny. Is he still doing his impression of a baby bird breaking out of an egg?

It definitely seems to have changed a fair bit as the last thirty minutes all build up to the new ending. And no, we didn't get the baby bird bit either.

Spoilers

If it’s any consolation I saw it twice in Edinburgh and whilst the theme was the the same, the structure and individuel stories were rather different. Both loosely about the things in his house as analogy for memories but across two 2 hour shows I reckon there was at least 3 hours of material (one show had the him-having-to-sack-his-builder as a big set piece finish, one briefly mentioned it)

The builder bit is mentioned but only briefly now, I wish I'd been able to see the earlier versions now as they sound better than what I saw.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on January 10, 2019, 01:03:45 PM
There was a lack of enthusiasm on here for the shows at the beginning of the Edinburgh run, but it was definitely working well by the last night
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: holyzombiejesus on January 10, 2019, 01:11:06 PM
The builder stuff made up the bulk of his 2 hour + shows when he did Hebden Bridge last year. That was as part of a work-in-progress so he must have really really cut it back for this.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on January 10, 2019, 02:12:56 PM
The Guardian have given it a very negative two star review: https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2019/jan/10/keep-review-daniel-kitson-battersea-arts-centre-london?CMP=twt_a-culture_b-gdnculture
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: lankyguy95 on January 10, 2019, 05:08:36 PM
I somehow struggle to believe it's a two-star show. Kitson writes emails that have more laughs than some three star shows.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on January 10, 2019, 05:53:48 PM
I somehow struggle to believe it's a two-star show. Kitson writes emails that have more laughs than some three star shows.

It's really not, it does have issues but a lot of it is incredibly funny and it's ridiculous to rate it so poorly just because the ending annoyed him.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Stone Cold Steve Austin on January 10, 2019, 06:07:33 PM
Don't know how anyone can take Brian Logan reviews seriously, the most obvious bitter frustrated performer hack going
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on January 10, 2019, 06:42:16 PM
Don't know how anyone can take Brian Logan reviews seriously, the most obvious bitter frustrated performer hack going

I don't tend to read The Guardian regularly so I wasn't aware of him, though The Times have given it 2 stars as well, but due to the paywall I can't see the whole review.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Mango Chimes on January 10, 2019, 07:03:50 PM
For a while I've got the feeling Kitson finds being a stand-up a bit boring, and so he does his stand-up within these ever-more-elaborate frameworks of frustrating and fairly boring bollocks to challenge himself. Because he can piss funny, insightful observations and commentary and deconstructions, but putting together a backwards looping structural thing that shapes the show to make some kind of existential poignant point is something that's more engaging to work out.

Verging on cod psychology, there, I know. But I would love to see him do a 70 minute funny ramble one day rather than a gruelling 2 hour epic where he's also facing away from the audience and live editing together a 16mm short film about divorce on a vintage Steenbeck.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Stone Cold Steve Austin on January 10, 2019, 07:08:58 PM
Haven't seen the finished show yet (tickets for the 23rd) but I saw WIPs in various states last year and it felt a bit like the self indulgent work of someone who's felt they can do no wrong for too long. Even in half baked preview it went on forever, even by meandering Kitson WIP standards. I just assumed he'd get his shit together by the time he actually had to do the proper show, he usually does
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: lankyguy95 on January 10, 2019, 08:26:52 PM
For a while I've got the feeling Kitson finds being a stand-up a bit boring, and so he does his stand-up within these ever-more-elaborate frameworks of frustrating and fairly boring bollocks to challenge himself. Because he can piss funny, insightful observations and commentary and deconstructions, but putting together a backwards looping structural thing that shapes the show to make some kind of existential poignant point is something that's more engaging to work out.

Verging on cod psychology, there, I know. But I would love to see him do a 70 minute funny ramble one day rather than a gruelling 2 hour epic where he's also facing away from the audience and live editing together a 16mm short film about divorce on a vintage Steenbeck.
I always think he should try putting on a weekly show where he talks about his week, pisses about with the audience and just improvises for an hour and a half. But he'd probably get bored pretty quickly.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on January 10, 2019, 08:41:45 PM
He did a daily lunchtime version of that in Edinburgh 2 or 3 years back.  It maybe wasnt unmissable but it was a good way to start the day at a fiver a pop.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on January 10, 2019, 08:43:47 PM
Don't know how anyone can take Brian Logan reviews seriously, the most obvious bitter frustrated performer hack going

I disagree wih him fairly regularly but he's been doing it a while now and generally knows his onions.  Come Fringe time he's one of maybe only 3 UK comedy critics worth keeping tabs on.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: DrGreggles on January 10, 2019, 10:39:34 PM
Don't know how anyone can take Brian Logan reviews seriously, the most obvious bitter frustrated performer hack going

I think he's cack as well.
He seems to get off on spoiling shows during the Fringe.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on January 10, 2019, 11:12:22 PM
I always think he should try putting on a weekly show where he talks about his week, pisses about with the audience and just improvises for an hour and a half. But he'd probably get bored pretty quickly.

I saw him do that once several years ago when he was just trying out stand up and improvising a bit and it was indeed great. Only charged £3 for about two hours worth of comedy too which was all a bit of a bargain. I've no problem with him creating a structure around the stand up though, I just wish the ending to this show hadn't been so drawn out.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Mango Chimes on January 11, 2019, 12:17:27 AM
I saw him do that once several years ago when he was just trying out stand up and improvising a bit and it was indeed great.

Yes, me too. By some margin the best thing I've seen him do (which isn't faint praise because I really enjoyed it).
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: andy33 on January 13, 2019, 10:39:26 PM
I always think he should try putting on a weekly show where he talks about his week, pisses about with the audience and just improvises for an hour and a half. But he'd probably get bored pretty quickly.

To a small extent, that's what he's been doing at Up The Creek on a Sunday night over the past six months or so. He's been a regular-ish compere down there for the Sunday night show, and it was almost always mostly improvised crowd work. ("What did you have for lunch?" beginning 40 minutes of riffing.) He occasionally threw in a legit gag -- noticeable because he repeated them quite often. But I agree that he's actually so much better just totally off the leash than during many of the scripted shows.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: rasta-spouse on January 14, 2019, 01:06:27 PM
To a small extent, that's what he's been doing at Up The Creek on a Sunday night over the past six months or so. He's been a regular-ish compere down there for the Sunday night show, and it was almost always mostly improvised crowd work.

From my memories of late 2000s gigs Kitson crowd-work is the holy grail of comedy. Please tell me you're bootlegging this. It's beyond me that he doesn't know that it's the best thing he does - seemingly not from his focus on theatre shows.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Maurice Yeatman on January 14, 2019, 01:14:55 PM
I don't tend to read The Guardian regularly so I wasn't aware of him, though The Times have given it 2 stars as well, but due to the paywall I can't see the whole review.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/review-daniel-kitson-keep-at-battersea-arts-centre-sw11-fdm6fv2v9

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★★☆☆☆
“Is this enjoyable?” asks Daniel Kitson humbly — or is it mock-humbly? It’s hard to know with Kitson, almost two hours into his latest attempt to reinvent comedy as we know it.

Had he asked, ooh, 75 minutes earlier, I’d have given a wowed: “Is it ever!” Kitson, 41, has been doing things entirely on his own terms since winning the Perrier award in 2002: no television, no radio, no publicity, yet remaining enough of a cult hero to sell out a month at a 500-seat venue such as this.

And for a while this new show, Keep, looks to be another self-styled Kitson classic. It’s pitched somewhere between his stand-up and his more Beckettian theatre shows. It has our host, sitting centre stage in his stripy tank top, vowing to plough through the cabinet full of index cards behind him. They list every object in his cluttered house. He will read out every one in turn. It will take him a long time. Sounds like an arthouse nightmare? He offers a full refund to anyone who would like to leave at this point. Nobody does.

Now you wouldn’t want to spend an evening hearing him list his ink cartridges, bird tables, DVDs and broken typewriters. Yet Kitson fans will know that the experimental format is a feint for something else. Soon things are going wrong. Soon this is playing like a subversion of itself.

While he keeps us guessing about just where he is going, this is terrific stuff. Kitson is a master at making his most planned ideas sound identical to his most off-the-cuff observations. As he heads towards the hour mark, though, as we realise that this is all just another exercise in self-examination, the magic fades. Sharp, funny thoughts about relationships and guilt, and being too firmly entrenched in his own brilliant mind, become horribly repetitive.

And, for all its flashes of observational brilliance, the final hour isn’t much more interesting than having him actually read out all the contents of his home. He ends up wibbling on and on about objects and exes and memories and selfishness, and proudly owns up to the house being a metaphor for his mind. But you would need to share his hoarding instincts to find this as resonant as it’s meant to be. Two hours, no interval, is simply far, far too much of this stuff.

So by the time he spends several wordless minutes organising his stray index cards, en route to a bittersweet twist of an ending that doesn’t click like it needs to, this has become torturous. I love Kitson’s ambition, I love his skill and his delivery, if not his self-regard. Even great talents need editors, though.
Box office: 020 7223 2223, to January 31
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Leo2112 on January 14, 2019, 01:57:51 PM
It's a real shame how little released stuff of his is out there.  Would love to be able to watch recordings of his earlier shows it wasn't possible to see at the time.  I wonder what such meagre documentation will do for how he is regarded in the future, I don't suppose he cares.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: notjosh on January 14, 2019, 02:01:28 PM
To a small extent, that's what he's been doing at Up The Creek on a Sunday night over the past six months or so. He's been a regular-ish compere down there for the Sunday night show, and it was almost always mostly improvised crowd work.

Is this ever advertised? First I've heard of it, and it's only a 5-minute bus ride away.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: hummingofevil on January 14, 2019, 04:57:59 PM
From my memories of late 2000s gigs Kitson crowd-work is the holy grail of comedy. Please tell me you're bootlegging this. It's beyond me that he doesn't know that it's the best thing he does - seemingly not from his focus on theatre shows.

Myself and another poster on here nearly died from laughing so hard at a bit of Kitson fucking about when he played The Stand Newcastle a few years ago. He managed to single someone out in the darkness who turned out to be a speech therapist which obviously set him off on a series of gags and one thing leading to another built to a crescendo where he was dancing around the stage singing the phrase “Head and neck cancer“. I’m not even exaggerating but I was struggling to breathe at one point. Funniest thing I’ve ever seen.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: SteveDave on January 14, 2019, 05:12:24 PM
From my memories of late 2000s gigs Kitson crowd-work is the holy grail of comedy.

He was a last minute compare at the Greenwich Comedy thing last year (Tim Key was ill, so Ed Gamble was bumped to performing a set...I too was ill so didn't go) and my wife *my wife* said at one point, talking to someone in the front row he said "Why are you wearing sunglasses? You're blind? And in the front row? Selfish." Which brought the tent down. 
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: andy33 on January 15, 2019, 02:01:54 PM
Is this ever advertised? First I've heard of it, and it's only a 5-minute bus ride away.

Kitson himself never advertises it but it is usually mentioned on the Up The Creek mailing list. He is not doing it for a while because of the BAC show but I am fairly sure he'll be back.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: notjosh on January 15, 2019, 08:58:07 PM
Kitson himself never advertises it but it is usually mentioned on the Up The Creek mailing list.

Thanks, subscribed.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: c on January 16, 2019, 02:40:40 PM
3/5 in The Stage: https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2019/daniel-kitson-keep-review-battersea-arts-centre-london/

"Structurally flawed and overlong but it contains moments of insight and beauty"

I'm inclined to believe the reviewers who seem to be forming something of a consensus at this point.

"Needs an editor" often seems to mean "thinks they're above being edited".
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: godber on January 17, 2019, 11:11:13 AM
I've got a spare ticket for tonight's Battersea, yours for free if you want it.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: PhyterJet on January 18, 2019, 03:02:33 AM
Any chance of reviving Daniel Kitson torrents?

I've found two, one is 7 years old the other is 8. I've managed to successfully download one, but the other is stuck at 21.9% and there are no seeders anymore :(

Are there any old school fans who still have copies of his old bootleg recordings?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: ali on January 21, 2019, 04:35:06 PM
I have four tickets for Keep for Friday night (25th) but can no longer go due to non-London funereal commitments.

If anyone has tickets for Mon 28th or Tues 29th and would be happy to swap, send me a message. I’ll only actually need 2 tickets for next week, so you could have a twofer into the bargain (or cough up for the other two if you’re nice and lovely). The tickets will be to collect on the night, but BAC say it wouldn’t be an issue.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Stone Cold Steve Austin on January 24, 2019, 05:58:04 AM
it's definitely too long and the Battersea Arts Centre seats aren't comfortable enough to sit in for 2 hours+ but he's rewritten it to make it flow better. It's still badly lacking something though, not enough really big laughs for me but really something else. A lack of zeal, I suppose. It feels very Kitson by the numbers without the magic. Like someone else had tried to do their own Daniel Kitson style show and almost got there
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: stephenjwz on January 24, 2019, 12:50:35 PM
saw it on tuesday. thought it was good. when you read 110 mins it sounds longer than it felt. it's not much longer than the last one (which also didn't have an interval). that one felt like probably the same amount of words or more stuffed into less time, so Keep was kind of relaxing in comparison.

I like a quiet sit down and watch a thing, am not desperate to be challenged by someone doing something drastically different from what they've done before, and don't need to get up and get that 2nd pint on a work night. so that I liked it isn't a good objective measure.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: up_the_hampipe on January 27, 2019, 03:09:31 AM
Saw the show and I think it's been undersold by reviewers and some on here. It was a perfect blend of his strengths. I was never a huge fan of his straight storytelling pieces (the lightbulb one wasn't my thing), but this format allowed him to branch off into hilarious tangents, while still demonstrating the theatrical style he's mastered. Towards the end, it dragged, but just a little. The chairs were very uncomfortable, but that's a complaint for BAC.

It felt a bit meta, really. Not sure if that's the right word, but he seemed to be playing on the expectations of his audience and mocking his own reputation for high concept shows.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on January 27, 2019, 10:21:58 AM
Saw the show and I think it's been undersold by reviewers and some on here. It was a perfect blend of his strengths. I was never a huge fan of his straight storytelling pieces (the lightbulb one wasn't my thing), but this format allowed him to branch off into hilarious tangents, while still demonstrating the theatrical style he's mastered. Towards the end, it dragged, but just a little. The chairs were very uncomfortable, but that's a complaint for BAC.

It felt a bit meta, really. Not sure if that's the right word, but he seemed to be playing on the expectations of his audience and mocking his own reputation for high concept shows.

How long was it, out of interest? As I saw it on the first night and it was just under two and a half hours, but I've heard he's tightened it up since.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Stone Cold Steve Austin on January 27, 2019, 11:24:13 AM
It was pretty much dead on 2 hours on Weds, maybe a couple of minutes over
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on January 27, 2019, 01:39:04 PM
It was pretty much dead on 2 hours on Weds, maybe a couple of minutes over

That does sound more palatable, it was only around the 2 hour point that I started to get fidgety / a little bored.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: up_the_hampipe on January 27, 2019, 01:41:31 PM
Yep, 2 hours.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on January 27, 2019, 02:00:21 PM
Well that'll teach me to get over excited and buy tickets for the first night.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: up_the_hampipe on January 27, 2019, 05:49:21 PM
Well that'll teach me to get over excited and buy tickets for the first night.

Typical SMBH, blowing his wad early.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on January 27, 2019, 05:58:23 PM
Typical SMBH, blowing his wad early.

I'll blow your wad early if you're not careful.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Replies From View on January 27, 2019, 06:22:10 PM
Saw it today.  Enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: DrGreggles on March 19, 2019, 07:43:40 AM
Quote from: Daniel Kitson

Guys. Guys. Guys.
 
This is going to be UB*.
 
I just wanted to give you a “heads up” for a “gig” that I wholeheartedly support (but will not be performing at because I am on the far side of the earth at the moment**)
 
Every year resonance fm (arts community radio station in london) has to raise a certain amount of money in order to be able to keep doing what they do (challenging soundscapes, unlistenable music, community inclusion and engagement, amateurish self indulgence*****)
 
One of the ways they try to do this is with a “gig” at which I have previously performed but which this year, due to distance, I am unable to attend.
 
Old Grandad Stewpot Lee has booked the bill and he is on the bill along with Kevin Eldon. Tony Law, Simon Munnery. Dana Alexander and various other top notch humourists. It’s a very good bill.  In support of an excellent cause.
 
But remarkably, they’re struggling to shift the units without the D machine****** so I said I’d reach out, do my bit, step up, weigh in and basically save the effing day #again. ******* I mean, I’ve got absolutely loads of unsold tickets in Sydney and Melbournebut I’m not going on about that am i? ******** No. Im doing my bit for the cause.
 
It’s next Monday at the newly repopened Bloomsbury theatre in londons fashionable “On the way to Euston” District.  And you can get more details here.
 
https://www.thebloomsbury.com/event/run/18108
 
And that’s basically it.
 
Okay I’m off.
 
I’ll be back in touch soon-ish with Radio, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Newcastle and probably America based News.
 
But for now,
 
GOODBYE FOREREVER .

Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: dirkgonnadirk on March 21, 2019, 11:26:25 AM
it sounds incredibly naff, and it’s very unlike anything I ever say, but seeing a kitson show really makes me feel incredibly alive. there’s just nothing like it, and I don’t think there’s anyone on earth who can write the stuff he does. I hear the criticisms, but god I loved that. a great evening.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: rasta-spouse on March 21, 2019, 11:32:33 AM
it sounds incredibly naff, and it’s very unlike anything I ever say, but seeing a kitson show really makes me feel incredibly alive.

Totally agree. His themes and his honest belief in them make an audience swell, and his off-the-cuff banter makes the toes tingle - he's so very present. Only other performer who gives that feeling of aliveness is (the few times I've see him) Kim Noble.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on March 21, 2019, 09:07:01 PM
Totally agree. His themes and his honest belief in them make an audience swell, and his off-the-cuff banter makes the toes tingle - he's so very present. Only other performer who gives that feeling of aliveness is (the few times I've see him) Kim Noble.

I'd echo the love for Kim Noble, I've only seen him twice but would love to do so again, though right now he seems busy writing a graphic novel.

As for that aliveness feeling, the only other person I'd nominate would be Joseph Morpurgo, but then I love him and want to marry him and always mention him in such threads so it's probably not a surprise.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: buntyman on March 21, 2019, 11:44:47 PM
Very pleased to hear he'll be back on Resonance FM in a couple of months
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: hummingofevil on March 22, 2019, 12:05:55 AM
I'd echo the love for Kim Noble, I've only seen him twice but would love to do so again, though right now he seems busy writing a graphic novel.

As for that aliveness feeling, the only other person I'd nominate would be Joseph Morpurgo, but then I love him and want to marry him and always mention him in such threads so it's probably not a surprise.

I ended up on stage in the show he did a few years ago that ended up with the horse bit in Soho. Was certainly up there with one of the most quietly fucked up things I've ever seen. I think I loved it as a show but there were loads of ethical issues with it and couldn't defend it to people who hated it.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: rasta-spouse on March 22, 2019, 12:46:56 AM
I ended up on stage in the show he did a few years ago that ended up with the horse bit in Soho. I loved it as a show but there were loads of ethical issues with it and couldn't defend it to people who hated it.

You were the guy he made undress and then put on the wig etc? There was a spate of shows that year(ish) where the performer made an audience member dress up as someone important to them (Luc-Roberts and John Kearns are the shows I most remember with it happening).

That show was incredible - people walked out wide-eyed after it had finished. Obviously there were some major transgressive elements, but it seemed all done with care - who hated it?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: hummingofevil on March 22, 2019, 01:34:11 AM
You were the guy he made undress and then put on the wig etc? There was a spate of shows that year(ish) where the performer made an audience member dress up as someone important to them (Luc-Roberts and John Kearns are the shows I most remember with it happening).

That show was incredible - people walked out wide-eyed after it had finished. Obviously there were some major transgressive elements, but it seemed all done with care - who hated it?

No fortunately not. I was one of the people brought out to slow dance. My memory is failing me a bit but at the end when he fucks off on the horse (did he do that every night or was it a recording used over and over again) we were left on stage. Remember thinking how bleak it was that in a show about how lonely and isolated he felt yet he engineered it so he wasn't even there to receive the applause. Self-flagellation in the extreme.

As for issues with it there was the whole thing about whether people had consented to being filmed so it was genuinely quite stalkery and as someone who always gets pulled on stage even I would have drawn the line at being the person who wore the headphones or got taken out of the room and stripped. I took my sister-in-law to see Phil Burgers/Doctor Brown Befrdfgth which is in my top 5 best shows ever (in the same room in fact) and she HATED it as she thought it was exploitative when in reality it was all just a bit of fun. Christ knows what she would think of Kim Noble.

Right Kitson. It's a Kitson thread. So a reminder that the funniest thing I have ever seen at a Kitson show was the words "head and neck cancer" and it wasn't even him that said it but a member of the audience. Admitedly, he did turn the phrase into a jingle and danced around the stage singing it straight afterwards but by that point I had already totally lost my shit.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Ptyx on March 23, 2019, 02:10:00 PM
Any chance of reviving Daniel Kitson torrents?

I've found two, one is 7 years old the other is 8. I've managed to successfully download one, but the other is stuck at 21.9% and there are no seeders anymore :(

Are there any old school fans who still have copies of his old bootleg recordings?
I've created a Google drive thingy where I've uploaded recordings commercially not available and where anybody can add stuff.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: rasta-spouse on March 23, 2019, 05:18:05 PM
I've created a Google drive thingy where I've uploaded recordings commercially not available and where anybody can add stuff.

link please?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: mrfridge on March 23, 2019, 05:29:48 PM
I’ve got loads of stuff. If you pass on the link I’ll add anything you’ve not already got.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Replies From View on March 24, 2019, 07:21:47 AM
link please?

Oh yes me too please!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Ptyx on March 24, 2019, 09:04:34 AM
Link is on its way...
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: iamcoop on March 24, 2019, 01:08:01 PM
If you could pass on the link to me I would be very grateful...
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: hummingofevil on March 24, 2019, 11:44:02 PM
Me too please guys.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Danger Man on March 24, 2019, 11:47:34 PM
ditto
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: up_the_hampipe on March 24, 2019, 11:48:18 PM
me six please?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: one_sharper on March 25, 2019, 07:06:50 AM
Could you send the link to me as well, please?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: The Always Red Society on March 25, 2019, 08:49:04 AM
Please.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Timothy on March 25, 2019, 09:06:04 AM
No fortunately not. I was one of the people brought out to slow dance. My memory is failing me a bit but at the end when he fucks off on the horse (did he do that every night or was it a recording used over and over again)

He did that every night. The night he performed in Utrecht we walked out of the venue twenty minutes later, to the train station, only to find Noble and the audience member chatting away on the horse with friends of the audience member walked behind the horse, looking stressed.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: TMJ on March 25, 2019, 01:17:26 PM
Link here too, please.

Also, in terms of funniest lines from Kitson, it really isn’t that funny but a couple years ago in Manchester, someone in the audience got one of his questions wrong and when someone else got the answer correct, Kitson concluded with  “*points at wrong answerer* Dickhead!.. *spins and points at right answerer* Legend!” To this day, “Dickhead! Legend!” is uttered by me at least once a week.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: An Actual Propeller on March 25, 2019, 01:23:18 PM
“Dickhead! Legend!” is uttered by me at least once a week.

I was at hummingofevil's show and I think about "head and neck cancer!" several times a week.  Gawd bless the Kitson.

(Link here too please!)
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: up_the_hampipe on March 25, 2019, 01:23:42 PM
When I saw him back in January, he noticed someone in the audience wearing a high vis jacket and quipped "Do you feel seen and safe?"
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: zomgmouse on March 25, 2019, 01:26:30 PM
I still remember him pausing his bit to tell someone in the audience to put their jacket on the floor instead of holding it in their lap because if it's in their lap then part of their attention is on the jacket and not on him and all the attention should be on him.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: iamcoop on March 25, 2019, 02:09:35 PM
I was at hummingofevil's show and I think about "head and neck cancer!" several times a week.  Gawd bless the Kitson.

(Link here too please!)

I too was at this show and still remember his mock “I’m not worthy” collapse to the floor when that lady in the audience revealed she was a speech therapist. I laughed so much that night I felt ill the next day.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: up_the_hampipe on March 25, 2019, 04:45:35 PM
I’ve got loads of stuff. If you pass on the link I’ll add anything you’ve not already got.

Have you got any Late N Live stuff? The recording from 2007 in that collection is amazing, hadn't heard it before.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: An Actual Propeller on March 25, 2019, 05:51:20 PM
I too was at this show and still remember his mock “I’m not worthy” collapse to the floor when that lady in the audience revealed she was a speech therapist. I laughed so much that night I felt ill the next day.

Best fiver I ever spent.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: hummingofevil on March 25, 2019, 07:06:30 PM
He did that every night. The night he performed in Utrecht we walked out of the venue twenty minutes later, to the train station, only to find Noble and the audience member chatting away on the horse with friends of the audience member walked behind the horse, looking stressed.

That is amazing. I spent ages assuming that was what he did but then thought months later that he could have just as easily filmed that bit and just went and hid whilst we watch the one recording he did in advance. If he actually rode away from the venue on a horse EVERY night that is just crazy, especially in the middle of bloody central London.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: DrGreggles on March 25, 2019, 07:11:48 PM
Link here too, please.

please
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: sponk on March 25, 2019, 07:13:13 PM
I'd like the link too. I had a Kitson bootleg about 10 years ago, and I've always wondered what the song he walked out to was. I hope it's in there so I can finally shazam it.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: hummingofevil on March 25, 2019, 07:23:06 PM
I too was at this show and still remember his mock “I’m not worthy” collapse to the floor when that lady in the audience revealed she was a speech therapist. I laughed so much that night I felt ill the next day.

Only for him then to get up and start screaming at her in the darkness that she was a leach who profited off real victims like him. It was fucking glorious. You may or may not remember but he had already randomly picked out someone who lived down the street from him in Crystal Palace and a fellow Barnsley fan (in a gig in Newcastle). You could sense there was some magic in the air that night.

In fact I think I actually remember the whole interaction pretty much word for word. For those of you who weren't there:

It started when he asked the audience who had to be up early (the show didn't start till gone midnight on school night) and a woman's voice near the back in the darkness shouted out. He focused on her and asked what time and she said "between 8am and 9" and he came back with something like "that is not late that is just the margin of error for bad traffic" which got a bit of a laugh.

Then when he asked her what she did and she said "speech therapist" i was already losing my shit (he had already done his "who has seen me before and who has been brought along by their mates to see The Legend" before asking one guest whether his mates had told him about the speech impediment). Then came the I'm-not-worthy followed by abusing her for being a leech.

He went on to explain to the voice at the back how went to therapy and tried all the tapping stuff to measure out the syllables and she said that wasn't what she did because she doesn't specialise in.... (can't remember the technical term she used). "Have you just diagnosed me he?" he asked and she didn't reply. The laughs were getting bigger.

"Well go on then... why don't you tell us all... what DO you specialise in then?" raising his eyebrows and smirking at the room as if to get the audience on side as if she was being a smart-arse.

"Head and neck cancer" came the voice from the darkness and 350 people lost their fucking shit laughing. He then proceeded to dance around the stage singing his Head and Neck Cancer song. He may have shouted "fucking hell mate... time and place" at one point too but maybe that was a different show.

 
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: hummingofevil on March 25, 2019, 07:23:55 PM
I'd like the link too. I had a Kitson bootleg about 10 years ago, and I've always wondered what the song he walked out to was. I hope it's in there so I can finally shazam it.

LCD Soundsystem?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: sponk on March 25, 2019, 07:31:29 PM
LCD Soundsystem?

I don't think so. It wasn't electro at all. It was a pretty simple guitar track that went "der der der der der der, der der der" from what I remember.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: hummingofevil on March 25, 2019, 07:38:52 PM
I don't think so. It wasn't electro at all. It was a pretty simple guitar track that went "der der der der der der, der der der" from what I remember.

Ha ha. Not much to go on. :)
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: holyzombiejesus on March 25, 2019, 08:57:19 PM
Please can I have the link too?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: mrfridge on March 25, 2019, 09:40:18 PM
Have you got any Late N Live stuff? The recording from 2007 in that collection is amazing, hadn't heard it before.

I’ve passed on everything I’ve got to Ptyx who I think has now uploaded it all to google drive. Fill yer boots!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: WestHill on March 25, 2019, 09:44:26 PM
Please can I have the link too?

I have some recordings to contribute.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: up_the_hampipe on March 25, 2019, 10:59:13 PM
I’ve passed on everything I’ve got to Ptyx who I think has now uploaded it all to google drive. Fill yer boots!

Thank you for your service. Lots of never-before-heard gems in there.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: cakeinmilk on March 26, 2019, 12:39:43 AM
I've created a Google drive thingy where I've uploaded recordings commercially not available and where anybody can add stuff.

Me also please!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Stone Cold Steve Austin on March 26, 2019, 12:48:11 AM
Can I have the link too please, I might have some stuff on an old HD I can add to it
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: hotpotato on March 26, 2019, 08:00:53 AM
Can I have the link please? I've been sitting on a handful of things I recorded, I'd like to add them to the pot.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Bobloblawslawbomb on March 26, 2019, 08:25:18 AM
Would very much appreciate the link as well, thanks.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: jake thunder on March 26, 2019, 08:51:47 AM
Also would like the link please ta nice one
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: dirkgonnadirk on March 26, 2019, 09:26:04 AM
i feel like you have to be there for these anecdotes. and also that there must be a better way of handling distribution of this link as opposed to the thread becoming 100 people asking for it (e.g. try the PM function).

/grumpy

---

so one bit that is memorable (yet sadly i can't remember the details), was during a midnight edinburgh show at the stand in 2013 (possibly 2012). it was definitely a bit, not improv, where he sprinkled a bunch of puns throughout the show. i feel like they were to do with sailing (?), but that could be completely wrong. i remember stuff like '3! that's 3!', 'FOUR!', 'HE WOULDN'T DO FIVE, WOULD HE???????'. i was extremely tired during this show and as a result not enjoying the whole thing as much as i'd like, but i would love to hear that bit again. haven't seen it anywhere unfortunately.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: up_the_hampipe on March 26, 2019, 01:18:29 PM
Can I have the link too please, I might have some stuff on an old HD I can add to it

Can I have the link please? I've been sitting on a handful of things I recorded, I'd like to add them to the pot.

This is Christmas.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: lankyguy95 on March 26, 2019, 01:51:54 PM
Out of interest, has anyone got part two of the 05/01/06 Brighton Komedia show? There are definitely two parts but I lost the second at some point a few years ago I think.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: chocolate teapot on March 26, 2019, 02:14:00 PM
Could I have the link please?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: cakeinmilk on March 26, 2019, 03:55:29 PM
Does anyone know the date/location for the Stories for a Starlit Sky 2015 recording?

And I think the 'A Preamble' in 2007 - It's the Fireworks Talking is from a different Cardiff Glee Club recording from 2005 instead.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: up_the_hampipe on March 26, 2019, 04:36:12 PM
There's a list of Kitson audio in this old thread that have apparently floated about these parts at some point:

https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,10292.msg719049.html#msg719049

Many of those have been accounted for in the Drive, but if anyone has any of the others, it would be great to have those added. Comedy Store and Birmingham Glee Club sound good, his club shows are my favourites.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: rasta-spouse on March 26, 2019, 06:20:57 PM
Only show that I've never seen floating around is Love, Innocence and the Word Cock, which was the year before he won the Perrier and the bootleg trend started. It's been said that he isn't too proud of that first show, so he may never release it.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: lankyguy95 on March 26, 2019, 06:23:37 PM
Has there ever been a bootleg of Something, the show he actually won the Perrier for?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: rasta-spouse on March 26, 2019, 06:26:04 PM
Yep, it's one of the 2002 recordings but it isn't named as Something.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: up_the_hampipe on March 26, 2019, 06:30:24 PM
Yep, it's one of the 2002 recordings but it isn't named as Something.

Where was that? PM me if preferred.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: lankyguy95 on March 26, 2019, 06:44:24 PM
Yep, it's one of the 2002 recordings but it isn't named as Something.
I presume that hasn't been uploaded to the link given I can't see it anywhere?

Didn't know that show had ever circulated online.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Tairy_Green on March 26, 2019, 06:54:37 PM
So one bit that is memorable (yet sadly i can't remember the details), was during a midnight edinburgh show at the stand in 2013 (possibly 2012). it was definitely a bit, not improv, where he sprinkled a bunch of puns throughout the show. i feel like they were to do with sailing (?), but that could be completely wrong. i remember stuff like '3! that's 3!', 'FOUR!', 'HE WOULDN'T DO FIVE, WOULD HE???????'. i was extremely tired during this show and as a result not enjoying the whole thing as much as i'd like, but i would love to hear that bit again. haven't seen it anywhere unfortunately.

In deNile?

If it was that, the show called Where Once Was Wonder, from 2012. Same year as As Of (some specific date and time) This Show Has No Title which I've always hoped might have been out there on the interwebs somewhere.

That link would be amazing too please.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: hummingofevil on March 26, 2019, 09:20:46 PM
That was the flying to Australian/shaving his beard/cutting a pigs head off show yeah?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Z on March 26, 2019, 09:30:32 PM
Out of interest, has anyone got part two of the 05/01/06 Brighton Komedia show? There are definitely two parts but I lost the second at some point a few years ago I think.
Isn't the second part just Weltenshaunng?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: lankyguy95 on March 26, 2019, 09:37:53 PM
Isn't the second part just Weltenshaunng?
It is yeah. But I remember there was Q+A at the end of this specific one.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: dirkgonnadirk on March 26, 2019, 09:52:07 PM
In deNile?

If it was that, the show called Where Once Was Wonder, from 2012. Same year as As Of (some specific date and time) This Show Has No Title

yes! correct on all counts. i enjoyed the show at the traverse.

That was the flying to Australian/shaving his beard/cutting a pigs head off show yeah?

yep. i was sat on the next to back row at the stand and remember jimmy carr sneaking in late, sitting behind us and doing his 'fake' laugh throughout the entire show.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: godber on March 26, 2019, 10:26:26 PM
Please can I have the link too? 😀
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Dineen on March 26, 2019, 10:42:52 PM
Yet another request for the link the link please..

I have some shows already, if there are any missing I will reciprocate.

Ta.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: hummingofevil on March 26, 2019, 11:03:28 PM
yes! correct on all counts. i enjoyed the show at the traverse.

yep. i was sat on the next to back row at the stand and remember jimmy carr sneaking in late, sitting behind us and doing his 'fake' laugh throughout the entire show.

Oh that is brutal. One of life’s rare treats but in the presence of a cunt. I sat next to Russell Howard at a Kitson gig once and he was very nice (and surprisingly buff).
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: up_the_hampipe on March 26, 2019, 11:09:46 PM
What's the point of Jimmy Carr sneaking in if he's going to do his recognisable honk the whole time?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Dineen on March 26, 2019, 11:13:29 PM
Rhod Gilbert sat behind me at the Stand in Edinburgh for Where Once Was Wonder in 2012, which is the best show I’ve seen Kitson do.

I saw him (Rhod) again coming out of the Comedy Cellar in New York in 2015, so he has the unusual distinction of me seeing him twice at comedy shows without seeing his actual stand up..
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: hummingofevil on March 26, 2019, 11:20:49 PM
Sue Perkins was in filming when Brigit Christie was doing her prize winning show but was busy when people were coming in so didnt  get a chair. She decided to sit on the floor by my feet. I get really flustered about whether to offer her my seat or not. Would I look like I thought she was old? Was I being a bad feminist by letting a woman sit on the floor or a worse one by offering her my seat? So I didn’t. Stayed where I was.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: up_the_hampipe on March 27, 2019, 08:15:11 AM
Rhod Gilbert sat behind me at the Stand in Edinburgh for Where Once Was Wonder in 2012, which is the best show I’ve seen Kitson do.

Would love to hear a recording of this one if anyone has it.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on March 29, 2019, 08:26:57 PM
What's the point of Jimmy Carr sneaking in if he's going to do his recognisable honk the whole time?

Non-facetious answer is that, as with Russell Howard, they're buddies.

I was stood near Adam Hills one night in The Stand when Kitson threatened to club him to death with his own wooden leg.

If someone DMs me the link I think I may have one show that isn't in super-wide circulation.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on March 29, 2019, 08:42:56 PM
There's a list of Kitson audio in this old thread that have apparently floated about these parts at some point:

https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,10292.msg719049.html#msg719049


Quote
Due to Ms. Gonzo washing her hair (on a business trip to Dublin), I've got a spare ticket going to next Tuesday's show at the Edinburgh Stand (and, erm, one to Rob Deering beforehand (bought to prevent sitting in a pub for 4 hours beforehand and getting sozzled on a schoolnight) if anyone wants 'em.

Give us a shout.

This post from 12 years ago is baffling to me. Rob Deering?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Replies From View on March 30, 2019, 02:58:29 PM
This post from 12 years ago is baffling to me. Rob Deering?

Your uncle.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Benjaminos on March 30, 2019, 03:39:21 PM
One more request for the link here too, please. Ta!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: NattyDread 2 on March 30, 2019, 05:10:27 PM
And another. Cheers!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: up_the_hampipe on March 30, 2019, 06:12:41 PM
Non-facetious answer is that, as with Russell Howard, they're buddies.

I meant the aspect of him sneaking in. Presumably he's doing that thing a lot of celebs do by sneaking in as the lights go down so they're not noticed, but everyone would recognise his honk.

This collection is wonderful for someone like me who missed the golden age of Kitson recordings. Thanks to everyone who is contributing. Praying there's another Late N Live audio out there, but it's unlikely. Kitson is at his best in that environment, although I'm sure he's probably deeply ashamed of some of the things he's said there.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: jake thunder on March 30, 2019, 06:33:27 PM
I've got a recording of a circa 2010 stand up show where kitson kicked my mate out for talking somewhere. I'll dig it out at some point.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: sponk on March 30, 2019, 07:06:56 PM
I've got a recording of a circa 2010 stand up show where kitson kicked my mate out for talking somewhere. I'll dig it out at some point.

(https://media.tenor.com/images/4cadd96426390c0e09d4b5fdb9ee12e2/tenor.gif)
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: cacciaguida on March 30, 2019, 08:42:11 PM
can i put in a request for the link too please. ta.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: worldsgreatestsinner on March 30, 2019, 09:00:52 PM
Could I request the link too, please?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: thatguyfromthatthing on March 31, 2019, 02:02:39 PM
This is also a request for the link.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: typeforty on March 31, 2019, 03:32:44 PM
Could I be tedious and also request the link please? :)
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: up_the_hampipe on March 31, 2019, 05:32:55 PM
Don't suppose anyone has any recordings from his US shows? I know he's done a bunch of shows with Eugene Mirman over the years.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: rakehell on April 03, 2019, 11:47:08 AM
May I please also request the link. Just saw Keep in Melbourne and was reminded how brilliant DK is. I have a few things I can upload, but they'll likely already be there.

I am seeing Keep again, could try a sneaky bootleg, would an iphone give an even half-way decent result, hmmmm?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Franny Joyce on April 03, 2019, 12:22:33 PM
It's like in the back of private eye where people ask for money, there's no way of knowing if it works but the fact that people do it makes other people do it. Please may I have the link?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Lost Oliver on April 04, 2019, 07:43:01 AM
And me. Sorry.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: boxmatt on April 04, 2019, 05:19:16 PM
I've created a Google drive thingy where I've uploaded recordings commercially not available and where anybody can add stuff.

Any chance I can have the link to this as well please?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: pk1yen on April 05, 2019, 04:18:24 PM
And me please! (I do have a load of old bootlegs so I'll add them if I have anything not already there)
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on April 05, 2019, 04:24:19 PM
while you're at it(please)...
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: bk1234 on April 12, 2019, 03:10:21 PM
Well if everyone is getting in on this, me too (please)
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: zomgmouse on April 16, 2019, 04:53:23 AM
I saw Keep on Sunday, fascinating to see how vastly it evolved since the trial show in Edinburgh last year. What a show. Really blown away by it.

Also I like links please send me a link
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: up_the_hampipe on April 19, 2019, 03:58:48 PM
Think the Drive has been taken down. Bummer.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on April 19, 2019, 04:03:19 PM
Oh bugger, google wouldn't let me zip or download anything so I never got anything out of it.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: rasta-spouse on April 19, 2019, 05:07:31 PM
There goes one of the best and completest collections of Kitson Gold I've ever damn seen.

Another thing, I've had the Honourable Men of Art mp3 for ages and I just can't hear anything on it. Headphones or not. Any audiophiles know how I could tweak it to make it listenable? It really bugs me because I suspect its one of those shows where Kitson prats about and weaves total magic.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: RenegadeScrew on April 20, 2019, 09:33:00 AM
You could try using Audacity (a free audio editor).  It depends on what exactly the problem is audio-wise but it has a hum removal tool (if there is a constant room noise it might work well) and a vocal isolator.  I've never used the latter but the hum removal requires selecting a bit of the audio that has the hum only.  As such it'll probably not be feasible.

If there is a low hum or high pitched sound then you might be better trying a low pass filter or high pass filter rather than the hum removal tool.

If your MP3 is stereo you might find that the L or R channel is cleaner or has a louder Kitson.  If Kitson is barely audible in one channel then you might get joy using phase reversal.  If the noise is the same in both channels then this would remove the noise and leave a more isolated Kitson.  A lot of song vocals are "isolated" in this manner (for sampling etc) especially older songs with hard panned mixes.

If you want you can send it to me and I can have a look.  Sorry I mean listen.

Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: boxmatt on April 24, 2019, 09:54:46 AM
I managed to download the following.
Shout if you have any of the missing files if anyone wants to rebuild the megadrive...

- BBC Radio Fringe Cuts (2001)
- Melbourne (2002)
- Resonance fm (2002)
- Melbourne (2003)
- Live in Hull
- Brixton - Hobgoblin (2004)
- Live at the Dancehouse (2004)

- Late 'n' Live (2007)
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Mr Faineant on April 24, 2019, 11:54:16 AM
Can i have the link please?

Edit: oh, is it gone now?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: timbuc on April 24, 2019, 01:43:55 PM

Any chance I could have the link please?

Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: timbuc on April 24, 2019, 02:07:07 PM
Somewhat belatedly to some of the comments but having just read the entire thread in one...

I loved Keep at Battersea Arts Centre. Lots of proper belly laughs and lots of comments and observations to make me think. I liked the central conceit and the ending, whilst acknowledging he's had shows with stronger finishes. I absolutely agree it was overlong, the faffing with the cards just took too long. But it only needed a slight edit in my view (at least at the point I saw it) and was still a solid 4* show for me.

I think the reviewers giving it 2* are deliberately going for bad reviews or it simply doesn't suit their taste, either way I think they are catastrophic pricks. Sometimes comedy and art is subjective and sometimes it isn't. :-)

I agree with comments above about Brian Logan, particularly how many of his reviews contain spoilers, especially Edinburgh ones. What do we think...deliberate, or just really stupid?

Regarding the discussion about Kitson between his stand-up and (shall we say) theatre pieces. I tend to treat them as separate things. I don't think anything has ever made me laugh more or made me walk away just joyfully happy as when I've seen him doing what we've come to call in this house "Kitson Dicking About". Every time he comperes, or when we saw him at Stand 3 in (I think) 2016 which, as I recall, was booked as a work in progress but when August came round he no longer had a work in progress. So he genuinely did just dick about for 90 to 100 minutes. We were in the front row and were practically begging for respite so we could breathe again.

However, his better theatre work can still have a whole load of belly laughs and the best ones can bring a bunch of other emotions and leave me pondering shit long after I've seen it. Mouse would probably be my main example here (of the ones I've seen). Of the recent shows, I think Something Other Than Everything at the Roundhouse didn't work in this way (just felt unfinished to me when I saw it and needed a lot more work) but Keep is definitely back on track with that kind of work.

Personally I'd definitely prefer he does both kinds of work, it's just a shame and frustrating that the dicking about stuff is inherently random and can be hard to grab and book or know about when he's doing it. Disclaimer: Obviously WIP shows are also great, I just think the less structure he has, the wilder it can get.

Sorry for the waffle.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: jimboslice on April 24, 2019, 03:13:42 PM
Can I have a link please?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: The Boston Crab on April 24, 2019, 05:06:59 PM
The people persistently asking for links publicly are the exact reason why the Drive washed taken down. Just PM the guy who said he'd set up the Drive.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: andy33 on April 24, 2019, 11:15:56 PM
He is evidently back in the UK now and compering Sunday nights at Up The Creek. http://www.sundayspecial.co.uk (http://www.sundayspecial.co.uk). The acts are hit and miss, but Kitson invariably does some good dicking about in between.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: up_the_hampipe on April 25, 2019, 10:21:58 AM
He is evidently back in the UK now and compering Sunday nights at Up The Creek. http://www.sundayspecial.co.uk (http://www.sundayspecial.co.uk). The acts are hit and miss, but Kitson invariably does some good dicking about in between.

Compering with Nina Conti on the bill. Didn't he shit all over her act in one of his shows?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: rasta-spouse on April 25, 2019, 10:26:33 AM
Compering with Nina Conti on the bill. Didn't he shit all over her act in one of his shows?

"Put down the puppet and start losing friends, you chicken!"

Top stuff from the K-dog.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: lankyguy95 on April 25, 2019, 10:28:55 AM
According to her, he once told her that her act was an example of everything he hates.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: DrGreggles on April 25, 2019, 01:25:32 PM
He compered a charity gig I saw last year and slagged off Josh Widdicombe in his intro, then brought him on, then (after Widdicombe had done pretty badly) came back on and said "Josh Widdicombe! Fine, if you like that sort of thing. I mean, I don't, but you might."
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: up_the_hampipe on April 25, 2019, 01:56:20 PM
He compered a charity gig I saw last year and slagged off Josh Widdicombe in his intro, then brought him on, then (after Widdicombe had done pretty badly) came back on and said "Josh Widdicombe! Fine, if you like that sort of thing. I mean, I don't, but you might."

Hah, excellent. He might have been teasing. He always makes sure to slag off Stewart Lee and his act when compering a show with him on the bill.

According to her, he once told her that her act was an example of everything he hates.

Bit rude that.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: holyzombiejesus on May 06, 2019, 12:01:23 AM
He's starting 3 or 4 weeks of Resonance FM shows, starting tomorrow morning!

Quote
Hello Ding Dongs.

Last year, in May, i did three or four weeks of radio shows between 7 and 9 am on the London based but globally available community arts radio station - Resonance FM. It was a lot of fun - i got to get up early, ride my bike into town, let myself into an empty building and play songs i liked or had never heard before for a couple of hours, whilst having a bit of chat in between songs like how Radio disc Jockeys do* - You get me?

Well, you’ll never bloody well guess what - i’m only bloody doing it again aren’t I?

Starting on Monday 6th of May (so tomorrow or later today, depending on where you are)- Monday to Friday (Not wednesdays) 7-9 am (london time, please adjust accordingly for your own needs) on Resonance FM. Im either doing three or four weeks worth - i cant remember right now.

You can find it here

https://www.resonancefm.com/

It wont be repeated or on listen again or anything - it’s just happening when its happening and thats it.

 

GOODBYE FOREVER

 

*There was one day where i didn’t say anything actually, apart from goodbye after two hours of banging jams - because i am constantly pushing the form/deep into some heavy vibes.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: up_the_hampipe on May 06, 2019, 12:09:19 AM
Never listened to his Resonance shows. Is the chat any good or is it mainly about the music?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Tomsidg on May 06, 2019, 12:21:53 AM
Hopefully the very kind and lovely person who set up a podcast link for the show last year will do the same this year...
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Moonshine on May 06, 2019, 07:00:41 AM
He’s crashed the resonance site
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: mrfridge on May 06, 2019, 07:05:37 AM
You can listen here: https://internetradiouk.com/resonance-london/

I hope someone’s recording this. I can’t figure out how the eff to do it on my Mac.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Moonshine on May 06, 2019, 07:17:28 AM
Thanks very much mrfridge
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: mrfridge on May 06, 2019, 09:08:41 AM
After a lot of dicking about and spaffing £19.99 on a new audio app I think I've got about an hour and 15 mins recorded. It's across three mp3s so I'll need to combine them into a single file, but once done I'll share it. If anyone got the whole thing then please pass on a link!

I won't be able to do this every day so if anyone more reliable is able to archive and share the shows that would be wonderful.

M
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: cakeinmilk on May 06, 2019, 09:33:50 AM
Edited out the tracks, but not in a podcast form unfortunately: https://ufile.io/3f8xqgpk
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: colsimpson on May 06, 2019, 10:09:30 AM
£19.99 lol you gonk.


So happy we've got soggy bottom broadcasting back filling our ears with sausages of a morning.

 
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: mrfridge on May 06, 2019, 10:12:56 AM
Well it is actually something I needed anyway. But yeah it wasn’t cheap!

Good work Cakeinmilk. Have you got a full version with the music included that you can share?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: cakeinmilk on May 06, 2019, 11:39:55 AM
Well it is actually something I needed anyway. But yeah it wasn’t cheap!

Good work Cakeinmilk. Have you got a full version with the music included that you can share?

Sure thing

https://ufile.io/qua72b6a
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: lankyguy95 on May 06, 2019, 11:49:46 AM
Edited out the tracks, but not in a podcast form unfortunately: https://ufile.io/3f8xqgpk
Thank you, kind sir.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: jim_funtingham on May 06, 2019, 01:12:00 PM
I have set up two different podcast feeds for this year's shows.  They are:

The full show: http://dx3x.com/kitson/resonance-fm-2019/full
@cakeinmilk's edited versions: http://dx3x.com/kitson/resonance-fm-2019/edited

(@cakeinmilk, I really appreciate you making these, and I hope you don't mind me using them like this!)
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on May 06, 2019, 01:26:52 PM
You can listen here: https://internetradiouk.com/resonance-london/

I hope someone’s recording this. I can’t figure out how the eff to do it on my Mac.

Via terminal:

Brew install ffmpeg
ffmpeg http://foo.bar/stream -t 3600 ~/Desktop/foo_bar_stream_mp4

T is the time parameter in seconds. You could use cron or at to schedule the job.

Vlc can do it as well, but you'll have to wait until I'm back in work to dig the command out.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Tomsidg on May 06, 2019, 01:47:58 PM
I have set up two different podcast feeds for this year's shows.  They are:

The full show: http://dx3x.com/kitson/resonance-fm-2019/full
@cakeinmilk's edited versions: http://dx3x.com/kitson/resonance-fm-2019/edited

(@cakeinmilk, I really appreciate you making these, and I hope you don't mind me using them like this!)

Amazing thank you!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: pk1yen on May 06, 2019, 01:56:16 PM
I have set up two different podcast feeds for this year's shows.  They are:

The full show: http://dx3x.com/kitson/resonance-fm-2019/full
@cakeinmilk's edited versions: http://dx3x.com/kitson/resonance-fm-2019/edited

(@cakeinmilk, I really appreciate you making these, and I hope you don't mind me using them like this!)

Thanks so much for this. Can't listen live until next week, so these are really great backup!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: cakeinmilk on May 06, 2019, 01:56:33 PM
(@cakeinmilk, I really appreciate you making these, and I hope you don't mind me using them like this!)

No worries in the slightest. Do you just need me to provide the edited versions or are you recording the full show?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: jim_funtingham on May 06, 2019, 02:42:27 PM
I am recording the full show, so I should only need the edited versions.  A couple of times last year something went wrong with my recording, so we'll see how it goes!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on May 06, 2019, 02:48:04 PM
Cheers for recording because there's not a hope I'd be able to catch it else.

I can only assume he requested that it wasn't archived by resonance, all their other shows are. There's a good funk/soul show on there called 'New Orleans Strut'.

It doesn't surprise me he's bought the site to its knees, it's always creaking along at the best of times.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Satchmo Distel on May 06, 2019, 06:01:47 PM
Kitson's mother taught at my primary school in the 1970s.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: hummingofevil on May 06, 2019, 09:18:28 PM
Hi guys. Sorry to be THAT guy but any chance someone could DM me to explain what all that means in none tech language. I have put the .rss into downcast search and nowt came up. Sorry for being total idiot.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: jim_funtingham on May 06, 2019, 10:12:35 PM
Hi guys. Sorry to be THAT guy but any chance someone could DM me to explain what all that means in none tech language. I have put the .rss into downcast search and nowt came up. Sorry for being total idiot.

No problem -- I'll reply here in case it helps anyone else.  To subscribe in the Downcast iOS app, tap "Add," then choose "Add Podcast Manually."  Enter the podcast URL (dx3x.com/kitson/resonance-fm-2019/full/ or dx3x.com/kitson/resonance-fm-2019/edited) in the "Feed" input at the top, then tap "Subscribe" in the upper right.

I tried this just now, and it worked for me, although I had one tricky issue: When I pasted the URL for the feed, it pasted a SPACE at the end of the URL.  If you are getting an error when hitting Subscribe, check for a space and delete it if there is one.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: hummingofevil on May 07, 2019, 12:38:21 AM
Thanks. I was being super thick.

http://dx3x.com/kitson/resonance-fm-2019/full/

Will do it.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: colsimpson on May 07, 2019, 03:05:21 AM
you're all beautiful people and I love you.

Here's to 11 more mornings of having sausages* in our ears.

Barefoot, soggy bottom broadcasting at it's finest.

No you're drunk

I have 3 alarms set, but in the morning, you'll still be lonely

Love you all

GOODBYE FOREVER

*Bangers
 
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: mrfridge on May 07, 2019, 12:02:11 PM
Via terminal:

Brew install ffmpeg
ffmpeg http://foo.bar/stream -t 3600 ~/Desktop/foo_bar_stream_mp4

T is the time parameter in seconds. You could use cron or at to schedule the job.

Vlc can do it as well, but you'll have to wait until I'm back in work to dig the command out.

Ah shitters, I've already bought the audio recording app. Cheers though, good to know for future reference!

Another tech dunce question; If one wanted to just have the mp3's sat around taking up space on one's hard drive rather than dealing with RSS feeds, etc how would one do it. One is a bit thick.

Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: jim_funtingham on May 07, 2019, 12:35:51 PM
There wasn't an easy way to download the individual mp3s, but I just made a VERY simple page that has download links, here:

http://dx3x.com/kitson/resonance-fm-2019/full/list.php

Or for the edited versions:

http://dx3x.com/kitson/resonance-fm-2019/edited/list.php

Today's full show is uploaded.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: buntyman on May 07, 2019, 12:43:51 PM
Thanks very much for doing this.
I can recommend the Feeder Chrome extension for easy access to the feed and download links. It also has a mobile app that you can listen to it on (and tells you when jim_f has uploaded the next one!). I'm sure there are millions of equivalents but it does the trick for me.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: cakeinmilk on May 07, 2019, 01:07:13 PM
07/05 Edited (apologies for the delay) https://ufile.io/7221psoe
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: mrfridge on May 07, 2019, 01:19:18 PM
Thanks everyone, you really are terrific.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Quisby on May 07, 2019, 01:42:11 PM
This is a great effort and really appreciated. Not only because I can't listen live but also because, as much as I love his comedy genius, his taste in music is appalling. (Appalling = hyperbolic way of saying not to my taste at all.)
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: cakeinmilk on May 07, 2019, 01:51:09 PM
as much as I love his comedy genius, his taste in music is appalling. (Appalling = hyperbolic way of saying not to my taste at all.)

This plus I just don't have the time to listen to a 2-hour podcast each weekday (on top of my existing podcast-listening commitments).
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: up_the_hampipe on May 08, 2019, 01:02:26 AM
Thanks for the effort in chopping together those shows!

Does anyone still have the Comedy Store recording? I think it was from 2001.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: colsimpson on May 08, 2019, 07:10:02 AM
in case anyone's listening on Kitson's day off may I recommend the Relatively good Radio Show. which is on now, They're on Lewis Schaffer's show on a monday night, he's my second favourite funny cunt, after Danny KitKats, and they're very good. I spent a very good Edinburgh with Anna Crockatt and she's amazing. Yes I fancy her a bit. shush now
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: cakeinmilk on May 09, 2019, 11:26:53 AM
09/05 Edited

https://ufile.io/30j1gm47
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: jim_funtingham on May 09, 2019, 12:25:44 PM
09/05 Edited

https://ufile.io/30j1gm47

My recording stopped about halfway through the show for some reason.  Would you mind posting the full recording?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: cakeinmilk on May 09, 2019, 12:58:42 PM
My recording stopped about halfway through the show for some reason.  Would you mind posting the full recording?

No problemo!

09/05 Full: https://ufile.io/mwcp5i24
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: up_the_hampipe on May 09, 2019, 01:06:46 PM
Did he play Lizzo ft. Missy Elliot on Monday?

EDIT: Just listened. Yeah, he did. His music taste often surprises me.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: jim_funtingham on May 09, 2019, 06:58:25 PM
No problemo!

09/05 Full: https://ufile.io/mwcp5i24

Thank you!!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: cakeinmilk on May 10, 2019, 11:08:25 AM
10/05 Edited: https://ufile.io/rekudzlm
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: jim_funtingham on May 10, 2019, 12:37:01 PM
10/05 Edited: https://ufile.io/rekudzlm

My recording failed again, so I don't have the full audio.  It happened at about the same point in the show, oddly.  I'm using streamWriter https://streamwriter.org/en/downloads/ (https://streamwriter.org/en/downloads/)), which has been pretty reliable in the past, but who knows!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: cakeinmilk on May 10, 2019, 01:27:46 PM
Weird - I'm using the exact same application!

Full show: https://ufile.io/dhd66pci
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Bobloblawslawbomb on May 11, 2019, 01:20:28 PM
Thanks for doing these, very much appreciated!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: cakeinmilk on May 13, 2019, 10:32:35 AM
Like having a sandwich and chucking out the filling, here's the edit of 13/05: https://ufile.io/aax8m74l
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: boxmatt on May 13, 2019, 11:07:32 AM
Thank you for these.
Loving it so far.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: jim_funtingham on May 13, 2019, 01:14:36 PM
Like having a sandwich and chucking out the filling, here's the edit of 13/05: https://ufile.io/aax8m74l

What a shout out!  Also, I am continuing my streak of failing to get a complete recording.  Do you mind posting the full recording again?  I will try something different for tomorrow's show and see if that does better.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: cakeinmilk on May 13, 2019, 02:20:58 PM
What a shout out!  Also, I am continuing my streak of failing to get a complete recording.  Do you mind posting the full recording again?  I will try something different for tomorrow's show and see if that does better.

Sure, here's the full minus the first song as I had to reboot (if you've got a partial record, might wanna crop and attach it on?): https://ufile.io/fn25y7de
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: cakeinmilk on May 14, 2019, 10:30:43 AM
14/05
Edit: https://ufile.io/voj0veqr
Backup full: https://ufile.io/0pkiyr8f
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: up_the_hampipe on May 14, 2019, 10:58:59 AM
Thank you for your service, cakeinmilk. A kind soul worthy of knighthood.

Does anyone want to start compiling a Drive of some kind again? If you're sitting on any tasty recordings, might be good to get those back up.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: jim_funtingham on May 14, 2019, 02:40:49 PM
I don't know how the Drive system worked, but @PhyterJet shared quite a few files with me this week, which I just hosted here:

http://kitson.dx3x.com/

We are talking about making a proper web page there, but right now it's just a raw directory listing.  If anyone has files they would like to add, please let me know!  We opted not to include any of the official releases currently available on Bandcamp or Vimeo.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: up_the_hampipe on May 14, 2019, 02:43:21 PM
Oh excellent! That has practically everything that was on the old one. Thank you!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: boxmatt on May 14, 2019, 03:24:44 PM
I don't know how the Drive system worked, but @PhyterJet shared quite a few files with me this week, which I just hosted here:

http://kitson.dx3x.com/

We are talking about making a proper web page there, but right now it's just a raw directory listing.  If anyone has files they would like to add, please let me know!  We opted not to include any of the official releases currently available on Bandcamp or Vimeo.

We are not worthy
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: lankyguy95 on May 14, 2019, 07:50:52 PM
I don't know how the Drive system worked, but @PhyterJet shared quite a few files with me this week, which I just hosted here:

http://kitson.dx3x.com/

We are talking about making a proper web page there, but right now it's just a raw directory listing.  If anyone has files they would like to add, please let me know!  We opted not to include any of the official releases currently available on Bandcamp or Vimeo.
Thanks for this. Re-listening to The Impotent Fury Of The Privileged this afternoon has reminded me that it's one of his best shows.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Bobloblawslawbomb on May 15, 2019, 01:46:41 AM
I don't know how the Drive system worked, but @PhyterJet shared quite a few files with me this week, which I just hosted here:

http://kitson.dx3x.com/

We are talking about making a proper web page there, but right now it's just a raw directory listing.  If anyone has files they would like to add, please let me know!  We opted not to include any of the official releases currently available on Bandcamp or Vimeo.

Thank you so much for these, what an absolute hero.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Mr Faineant on May 15, 2019, 09:13:07 AM
Hasn’t he specifically asked, on here, that we don’t have such public compendiums? His wishes had been respected for a long time...perhaps this could be kept to the DMs?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: jim_funtingham on May 15, 2019, 01:32:57 PM
Hasn’t he specifically asked, on here, that we don’t have such public compendiums? His wishes had been respected for a long time...perhaps this could be kept to the DMs?

That may be a good point.  I'm fairly new to this forum, and if I've overstepped by posting that link, I apologize.  I did track down the post I think you're referring to here: https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=4378 (https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=4378)

I read that as "please don't circulate bootlegs where I say things I wouldn't want recorded and circulated," which is not really an indictment of sharing bootlegs in general (even somewhat publicly), but more about choosing which ones to share.

That said, I have only just gotten hold of these recordings, which I think many of you are familiar with already, and I haven't listened to them all yet.  So here I am, helping circulate them, without knowing their content or whether Kitson would rather they not be circulated!  Admittedly, I haven't got a leg to stand on there.  Our idea was to develop a little fan site, maybe with some custom "album art" for many of the recordings, and things of that sort.

But I will certainly defer to the group here.  What's the general opinion?  Should we keep such a site private?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: up_the_hampipe on May 15, 2019, 02:28:57 PM
That's just a message to those who choose to record his shows. It's not doing harm being shared on here, they've been around for years and he has publicly shared many recordings since he posted that (including stuff he doesn't like now). Just don't put it on YouTube, he probably wouldn't want that level of attention. Don't get spooked.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: cakeinmilk on May 15, 2019, 05:04:42 PM
Some of the recordings are relatively recent.

But this whole forum is publicly viewable and people have been notified of this site via Twitter etc for the radio shows. I think it’s better to err on the side of caution and trade in secret. I don’t know why the Google Drive was taken down but wouldn’t be surprised if it was a copyright claim. In large unless it’s the radio stuff Kitson and all comedians really work on the assumption they’re not being recorded and generally feel freer to experiment.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on May 15, 2019, 06:38:50 PM
These days, considering most mixing desks will dump to USB, it's probably safer to assume the sound man is recording on the sly.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: jim_funtingham on May 15, 2019, 09:15:29 PM
I'll be taking the site offline.  I've had a very nice note from the man himself requesting we not do a fan site and that any bootleg sharing be done privately.  That's as official a word as I could hope for!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: peanutbutter on May 15, 2019, 09:28:12 PM
Frankly there's a ton of Kitson out there now that's pretty easy to access. The Bandcamp stuff alone is probably enough for most people but beyond that Hull, It's the Fireworks Talking and a few others have been pretty easy to find for years and years.
It's a bit gatekeeperish seeing as I basically have all the stuff that's been shared just about anywhere but a one stop spot for everything does have potential implications, seeing the sheer volume of stuff that he has done and the generally high quality of it does have a risk of actually devaluing his future output a bit. The actual hunting down of them added a bit to the value for me, I can remember damn near forcing myself to listen to an especially shitty quality recording of Weltenschaunng around 2007 that I tracked down (iirc I saw it on his last.fm page and messaged the one listener begging for it) and taking the whole thing in, I still haven't gotten around to listen to some of the much crisper sounding more recent ones I got in one of these bulk uploads.

He must've done what? 15-20 shows of totally new content?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: PhyterJet on May 15, 2019, 10:18:36 PM
Has there ever been a recording of Dan's 2017 show? bootleg or otherwise

"Something Other Than Everything"
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Mr Faineant on May 15, 2019, 11:28:25 PM
I'll be taking the site offline.  I've had a very nice note from the man himself requesting we not do a fan site and that any bootleg sharing be done privately.  That's as official a word as I could hope for!

That’s fair enough, at least you got a personal correspondence out of it.

It was a nice idea, but I’m sure few of us are surprised that he didn’t want you to do it.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: cakeinmilk on May 16, 2019, 09:43:02 AM
Today's edit: https://ufile.io/fktwrlg4

Have you got your recordings sorted now, Jim?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: jim_funtingham on May 16, 2019, 01:24:55 PM
Today's edit: https://ufile.io/fktwrlg4

Have you got your recordings sorted now, Jim?

Looks like it, thanks!  I switched computers, and it seems to be working better.  Today's shows are up.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: cakeinmilk on May 17, 2019, 10:12:46 AM
Excellent.

Last one of these til' maybe next May I guess? https://ufile.io/x6kz5hky
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: jim_funtingham on May 17, 2019, 12:18:29 PM
Excellent.

Last one of these til' maybe next May I guess? https://ufile.io/x6kz5hky

Just when I thought I'd gotten my act together, my recording failed yet again.  Would you mind sharing the full recording as well?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: cakeinmilk on May 17, 2019, 02:03:35 PM
Sure thing: https://ufile.io/dgxgqxsi
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: jim_funtingham on May 17, 2019, 03:14:24 PM
Sure thing: https://ufile.io/dgxgqxsi

Many thanks!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: one_sharper on May 18, 2019, 07:51:57 AM
Excellent.

Last one of these til' maybe next May I guess? https://ufile.io/x6kz5hky

He's on next week as well, isn't he?

BTW thanks so much for the uploads!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: biggins chris on May 18, 2019, 10:14:43 AM
Yes, he said on Friday morning he still had four and three quarter shows to go
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: cakeinmilk on May 20, 2019, 11:25:24 AM
He's on next week as well, isn't he?

BTW thanks so much for the uploads!
Yes, he said on Friday morning he still had four and three quarter shows to go

Oops yes, sorry. Here's today's edit: https://ufile.io/7cj1q4uo
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: gazurtoids on May 20, 2019, 09:59:59 PM
Sure thing: https://ufile.io/dgxgqxsi

Did something go wrong with this one? Seems to go skewiff around 44 mins before abruptly finishing.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: cakeinmilk on May 21, 2019, 10:32:58 AM
21/05 Edit: https://ufile.io/w5cmppgr
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: cakeinmilk on May 21, 2019, 10:54:40 AM
Did something go wrong with this one? Seems to go skewiff around 44 mins before abruptly finishing.

Deepest apologies! Jim - this'll need replacing on your feed too.

17/05 Full #2: https://ufile.io/yk36rg9y
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: jim_funtingham on May 21, 2019, 04:00:54 PM
Deepest apologies! Jim - this'll need replacing on your feed too.

17/05 Full #2: https://ufile.io/yk36rg9y

Thanks, I have updated it!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: zomgmouse on May 23, 2019, 04:53:28 AM
Is there possibly a way to get all of this latest batch of radio recordings in one fell swoop?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: cakeinmilk on May 23, 2019, 10:12:36 AM
23/05 Edited: https://ufile.io/urk3t3jj
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Tomsidg on May 23, 2019, 02:40:15 PM
Is there possibly a way to get all of this latest batch of radio recordings in one fell swoop?

Using the podcast link that was posted a couple of weeks ago is the best way to do this.

Excited by the new Regents Park show with Gavin Osborn!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: PlasticTom on May 23, 2019, 02:40:34 PM
Check your emails,  DK fans! Just got front row tickets to liverpool for the Keep show
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: cakeinmilk on May 24, 2019, 09:33:04 AM
Genuinely last one: https://ufile.io/fh4gb4zh

Thanks @jim_funtingham for hosting these again!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: up_the_hampipe on May 24, 2019, 12:00:04 PM
Cheers for all the work you lads have done getting those shows up!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: jim_funtingham on May 24, 2019, 01:05:52 PM
Genuinely last one: https://ufile.io/fh4gb4zh

Thanks @jim_funtingham for hosting these again!

Just posted the last one.  Thanks for making the edited versions!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: one_sharper on May 25, 2019, 10:11:33 AM
Just adding my thanks to both of you for uploading these!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Le Tourbillon on May 26, 2019, 08:45:20 AM
Ditto on the thanks for putting in all of the work on recording these.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Lordofthefiles on May 26, 2019, 01:11:03 PM
Newcastle in October (selling quick):

https://www.northernstage.co.uk/event/daniel-kitson-keep?spektrix_bounce=true
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Dineen on May 26, 2019, 04:07:23 PM
CAB at 7:51am on a Monday, while also broadcasting then.. The last few shows definitely seemed an effort to thwart the edited downloads to me. Popping up during songs a lot more than he usually would. Thank you for the downloads guys, I could only really listen to the first hour, in-between getting a 3 year old ready for nursery.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: buntyman on May 27, 2019, 02:18:52 AM
Also would like to give my thanks. Haven't listened to many of em yet so got several hours of listening to look forward to. Cheers!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Lost Oliver on May 27, 2019, 08:05:40 AM
And me, thank you.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: WestHill on May 28, 2019, 08:52:03 AM
Saw Kitson compère at Up the Creek on Sunday and he was at his absolute most chaotic easily-distracted best, consistently finding gold through crowdwork.

I’d never been to UTC before but was aware of its legendary status as a club and it didn’t disappoint- like cross between the Comedy Store and downstairs at the Soho Theatre. It was fun to see Kitson on a traditional mixed bill club night instead of the usual alt nights or charity gigs where Kitson dweebs like myself reside. Greenwich would normally be too far for a Sunday night and so this was a rare opportunity to be among what K-dog correctly termed ‘Bank Holiday Cunts’.

I enjoyed hearing punters at the bar in the interval who had no idea who Kitson is and couldn’t believe their luck: “That compere is SO FUNNY!”
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: rasta-spouse on May 28, 2019, 04:45:58 PM
Was reading an old thread and someone mentioned that Kitson appeared on the C4 stand-up showcase Gas (1997-1998). Can't find any clips though. Anyone see/confirm this?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: holyzombiejesus on June 06, 2019, 08:51:37 PM
Quote
Hello to one and all.
 
I hope to Christ you’re really well.
 
This is a quick email to give you a heads up on a flurry of work in progress dates over the next two months and some advance information for Regents Park Open Air theatre tickets.
 
So me, myself and Gavin Osborn are doing Regents Park Open Air Theatre on Sunday the 7th of July. The show is going to start at 9pm (in order to maximise the magical night time twinkly vibes) and run at 90 minutes or so, straight through (in order to get out of there by the 11pm curfew). Here is the Blurb.
 
 
Daniel Kitson and Gavin Osborn – Outside. Again.
 
 
 
There was a time when we came here every year, to sing songs amongst the trees, and tell tales beneath the stars to fill the sky with a bonfire built from laughter and love and joy and wonder.
 
But that was years ago now.
 
Back when life was a gathering glory of boundless potential. Back when simplistic sadness felt profound and broken hearts were plot points and death was just a narrative device. Back when a night’s sleep could stretch out beyond noon and eating crispy shredded beef after midnight had minimal digestive repercussions the following day. Back before births and deaths and distance and doubt. Before beliefs buckled and hope came to feel facile and pyjamas started to almost always smell at least a little bit of piss.
 
And yet.
 
Here we are again.
 
In the middle of the night in the middle of the summer.
 
Under the sky.
 
In a park.
 
Rummaging in the rubble for something to burn, a forgotten fragment of anything flammable, searching for something to set alight and hold aloft and to fling it, together, once again, out and up into the deepening dark.
 
 
Show will include: Sad songs, funny stories, indefensible declarations, crosstalk, technical difficulties, sad stories, moths, funny songs, quite possibly a chant and at least two, standard lamps.
 
Not bad.
 
Tickets are twelve pounds (plus 1.80 booking fee) so they’re actually 13.80. If you want to be reasonable about it.
 
General sales open on the 18th of July but tickets will actually go on sale at 11am on the 11th of July to members of the Open Air Theatre and also YOU. I’ve wangled a promo code for you plonkers to get early access. Please don’t whack this code out on social media or anything like that. Just use it. And then burn it.
 
Here’s what to do on the 11th July at 11am.
 
(1) Click on this link - https://openairtheatre.com/whats-on?by=moreoutdoor
 
(2) Follow the listing  for me and Gav (which may not be there yet but will be there by then, okay?)
 
(3) Enter this code DKOAT19 and you’ll be able to buy tickets.
 
So that’s that. In other news. I’ve whacked a variety of work in progress shows in over the coming weeks. Initially these will be working towards regents park and thereafter maybe something in Edinburgh. 
 
Just quickly, the vagueness of my Edinburgh plans is not a marketing scheme or a sneaky ploy or indicative of callous disregard for your spreadsheets, its just not sorted yet and if (or more likely, when) I sort it – I’ll boink you an email.
 
In the meantime – here are the listings of preview shows. There’s some in Bristol, lots in London and a couple in Hebden Bridge. You can click on the relevant link below for information about dates and prices and times. Do bear in mind that times vary. Some of the Bill Murray ones are in the afternoon so do double check.
 
Oh also, the ones at the Bill Murray are called Waggle – because I found it briefly funny to call them that
 
They should all be on sale now.
 
So here are the links.
 
 
London – Bill Murray  - https://www.angelcomedy.co.uk/daniel-kitson-returns/
 
Bristol  - Wardrobe Theatre.  -  http://thewardrobetheatre.com/livetheatre/daniel-kitson/
 
Hebden Bridge – Trades Club - These dates are the 29th and 30th of July and have separate links.
29th July https://thetradesclub.com/events/daniel-kitson 30th July https://thetradesclub.com/events/19272
 
 
And that’s that.
 
Good.
 
Time for some water and a bit or air.
 
Yum yum yum.
 
 
GOODBYE FOREVER
 
 
Daniel Kitson.

Quote
Well.

With grim inevitability - i made a mistake - regents park tickets go on sale on the 11th of June, not July. The show is on the 7th of July and as many of you have delighted in pointing out selling the tickets after the show is both on brand and makes no sense.

So - for clarity - the tickets for regents park open air theatre go on sale on the 11th of June at 11 am.

Okay?

Thanks for you help, now please leave me alone.


GOODBYE FOREVER

Both nights in Hebden Bridge have sold out although the Trades Club will be selling an additional 50 tickets per night to members, email to be sent out soon. It seemed quite easy to just pay on the night at the residency he did a couple of years ago so that's always an option for those that live locally/ Leeds/ Manchester.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: up_the_hampipe on June 07, 2019, 02:55:14 PM
Seeing his first show at the Bill Murray tomorrow. Hopefully he hasn't worked a lot of stuff out and he just fucks around.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: peanutbutter on June 07, 2019, 06:42:01 PM
Seeing his first show at the Bill Murray tomorrow. Hopefully he hasn't worked a lot of stuff out and he just fucks around.
Having been to a few super early WIPs of his, this will almost certainly be the case!


Thanks for the post holyzombiejesus, I totally missed the email. Got some tickets for late in the run, really looking forward to seeing one of the Regent's Park shows finally too. Do they have chairs or is it a sit on the floor type deal? What's the deal with rain?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Crabwalk on June 07, 2019, 07:28:01 PM
Having been to a few super early WIPs of his, this will almost certainly be the case!


Thanks for the post holyzombiejesus, I totally missed the email. Got some tickets for late in the run, really looking forward to seeing one of the Regent's Park shows finally too. Do they have chairs or is it a sit on the floor type deal? What's the deal with rain?

It’s a lovely amphitheatre. Bring a mac though.

(https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/the-regents-park/things-to-see-and-do/events-in-regents-park/open-air-theatre/_gallery/A-performance-in-the-Open-Air-Theatre.jpg/w_1200.jpg)
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Stone Cold Steve Austin on June 07, 2019, 07:39:15 PM
when I went in 2015 the actual park was closed by the time the show finished and I couldn't go out the way I came in, so be prepared for that too
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Armin Meiwes on June 07, 2019, 11:48:19 PM
Oh yeah I went to the 2015 show as well, really enjoyed it although can't actually remember a huge amount about it tho.. think he read like three stories out and the other guy played a couple of songs on his guitar or something?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: up_the_hampipe on June 08, 2019, 03:52:07 PM
Having been to a few super early WIPs of his, this will almost certainly be the case!

Indeed it was. He’s far too good at this. I’m not sure he did a single actual bit in the entire show, but it was still funnier than a lot of comics could manage with a honed Edinburgh show.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: WestHill on June 08, 2019, 04:44:25 PM
Indeed it was. He’s far too good at this. I’m not sure he did a single actual bit in the entire show, but it was still funnier than a lot of comics could manage with a honed Edinburgh show.

Yeah, I was there too. What a gig! Classic dicking about and being 'in the room'. The presence of an 11 year old and 15 year old really added to the crowdwork. He didn't really edit himself though. A lot of c bombs from the kdog and quite right too.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: up_the_hampipe on June 08, 2019, 06:15:23 PM
Yeah, I was there too. What a gig! Classic dicking about and being 'in the room'. The presence of an 11 year old and 15 year old really added to the crowdwork. He didn't really edit himself though. A lot of c bombs from the kdog and quite right too.

Not to mention all the gardenless women!
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: billyandthecloneasaurus on June 09, 2019, 11:04:42 AM
bit jeal i didn't get tickets for the london run, anyone got any spares?? love you bye
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: peanutbutter on June 09, 2019, 11:20:29 AM
bit jeal i didn't get tickets for the london run, anyone got any spares?? love you bye
Pretty sure they put some on sale at midday of the day of the show too sometimes. Can almost guarantee the weekday 9pm shows will have a good few free seats so you might just get in if you turn up on the night tbh
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: peanutbutter on June 11, 2019, 09:28:06 PM
Jesus, got held up this morning at 11am and by the time I got to a computer the show was sold out. I assume that's the full Regents Park tickets gone there?

Managed to get two tickets about two hours later from an absolutely atrocious viewing angle but it's better than nothing
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: PhyterJet on June 12, 2019, 02:16:26 AM
Can anyone remember any of Daniel's jokes that rhyme? like a rhyme in the punchline

I know he does it from time to time, but I can't recall any right now
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: hummingofevil on June 12, 2019, 02:52:48 AM
Can anyone remember any of Daniel's jokes that rhyme? like a rhyme in the punchline

I know he does it from time to time, but I can't recall any right now

There is that bit in the Brixton Academy bit about the cigar smoker being "cunt-cubed" which he then explains is alliterative and therefore funnier. Can't think of any rhymes off the top of my head. You also have his silly songs that rhyme, but then they are not really jokes.

Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: rasta-spouse on June 12, 2019, 02:57:58 AM
I recall, in an old show, he said "beardy-weirdy" over and over several times as a demonstration of base level rhyme humour.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: PhyterJet on June 12, 2019, 08:13:59 AM
cunt-cubed" which he then explains is alliterative and therefore funnier.
Yea... this is the kind of stuff I'm looking for, the poetic devices mainstream comedy tends to ignore (obviously not Tim Key)

You also have his silly songs that rhyme, but then they are not really jokes.
They are funny though, so they count... he has the "I like to fuck with my dick" song, what else?

I recall, in an old show, he said "beardy-weirdy" over and over several times as a demonstration of base level rhyme humour.
did you witness this live? do you think this is available in a recording somewhere...?

Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: ramsobot on June 23, 2019, 09:46:34 PM
Kitson appears in the new documentary "It Started As a Joke" about The Eugene Mirman Festival, in both talking head form and a few minutes of stand-up from the final show of the festival.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: up_the_hampipe on June 24, 2019, 09:04:44 AM
Kitson appears in the new documentary "It Started As a Joke" about The Eugene Mirman Festival, in both talking head form and a few minutes of stand-up from the final show of the festival.

Any word on when that's going to be released? Only heard about screenings at SXSW and so on.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Ed2 on July 06, 2019, 01:13:03 PM
Removed
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Barry Admin on July 06, 2019, 02:05:58 PM
Sorry but I’ve had to remove that. I believe he has a bandcamp page with material available to buy for very little money, if you wish to support his work.

Cheers.

Edit: here it is https://danielkitson.bandcamp.com/
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Ed2 on July 06, 2019, 02:33:20 PM
Oh, that's very unfortunate, because - like I mentioned in the post - I've already bought all that is publicly available.

I am looking specifically for work that is being shared privately, which - from what I've read in this thread as well as others - is not something that Kitson himself minds, no? It is something that's been discussed all throughout this thread, so I am not entirely sure why my post was removed.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: boxmatt on July 17, 2019, 11:00:44 PM
Did anyone get tickets to his Edinburgh shows yet?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: holyzombiejesus on September 02, 2019, 02:21:12 PM
If anyone has a spare for any of the Liverpool shows of Keep (or can point em in the right direction to find one), I'd be very grateful.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: holyzombiejesus on September 08, 2019, 08:57:06 PM
Just checked again and there are limited tickets available for all the nights. Only 2 or 3 in some case so hurry if you're interested.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Toxteth OGrady on September 17, 2019, 08:54:23 PM
I've got 2 together available for this Friday, can meet in town before. Double booked myself with aphex twin in Manchester same night
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Junglist on September 17, 2019, 11:51:34 PM
Does anyone have any links to any of Kitson's 'non-commercial' work? I've been hoovering up most of the available stuff recently and need to hear more.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: billyandthecloneasaurus on September 21, 2019, 12:10:13 AM
Shit, bit short notice, but I have a spare ticket for tomorrow night in Liverpool if anyone wants it. x
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: iamreverend on September 21, 2019, 10:00:13 PM
Saw Keep on Friday and thought it was excellent. Now going back listening to old shows.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: billyandthecloneasaurus on September 22, 2019, 09:46:21 AM
Keep was brilliant.  Find hour long Edinburgh shows a bit touch and go at times with my week bladder and attention span so was a bit panicked when the lady checking my ticket said it was 2 hrs with no interval but it largely flew by.

I mean I would have preferred it slightly shorter but similarly I almost always come out of fringe shows thinking 45 mins would have been better than an hour, I.e  happy to accept it's my problem.

Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Lordofthefiles on October 20, 2019, 05:44:31 PM
Saw Keep last night in Newcastle and it was completely wonderful.

I went in not knowing what to expect having never seen him before.
When he started I thought he was actually going to go through the list in order.
I foresaw 2 hours of something like Krapp’s Last Tape mixed with some absurd asides about household objects (and having been primed to need a piss by the piss warden at the door - wasn’t keen on that premise).

What actually happened was a lovely, warm, hilarious 2 hours flew by and ended with me wanting to give DK a massive cuddle.

My missus reckons the reviews have been scathing but I really can’t understand that.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: hummingofevil on October 20, 2019, 06:08:43 PM
It's at least 30 mins too long. The no leaving rule means a sizeable number of people in the room are sitting there desperate for a piss and that is just not fun for anyone and the ending is way less clever than he thinks it is.

That said, I really enjoyed it (I never drink before shows but had I had even half a before I would have had to leave). There is loads of great stuff in it and was funnier than I expected  but it just needs a good half hour ripping out of it if there is no interval. I really like how a lot of it was biographical of his previous work (to me there was a shift form just repeating the same themes he often covers but it was more an analysis of why he was chosing those themes for his work).

A solid 7/10 from me but no more. A genius stand up doing quite good theatre.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: iamcoop on October 20, 2019, 06:34:34 PM
It's at least 30 mins too long. The no leaving rule means a sizeable number of people in the room are sitting there desperate for a piss and that is just not fun for anyone and the ending is way less clever than he thinks it is.

That said, I really enjoyed it (I never drink before shows but had I had even half a before I would have had to leave). There is loads of great stuff in it and was funnier than I expected  but it just needs a good half hour ripping out of it if there is no interval. I really like how a lot of it was biographical of his previous work (to me there was a shift form just repeating the same themes he often covers but it was more an analysis of why he was chosing those themes for his work).

A solid 7/10 from me but no more. A genius stand up doing quite good theatre.

Excellent review.

I saw Keep myself in Newcastle last Thursday. What I saw of it was great.

Unfortunately I was forced to leave after about an hour and forty minutes. It was either that or literally piss myself in my seat. I knew how long it was, and had an expectation that not being allowed out to the toilets and back in again was probably on the cards so I deliberately didn’t drink any alcohol beforehand, or even much liquid for a few hours previously. If I’m being completely honest, having to gather my coat knowing I would be leaving  never to come back, missing the end of a show I’d spent an hour and forty minutes investing in only to miss the ending, all for the crime of needing a quick bathroom break was quite frankly a slightly humiliating experience that left a massively sour taste in my mouth.

If anyone would be so kind as to tell me via PM what happens at the end of the show I’d be grateful.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: peanutbutter on October 20, 2019, 09:22:42 PM
That's been a problem even at the WIPs of his I've seen the last while, by the end I would be bursting for a piss and you could tell by the huge drop in energy from the crowd that everyone is debating when to just get up and leave. Really if you're going over an hour and you're in a venue that serves alcohol, you're just fucking yourself over by not having a break in the middle.


Keep is pushing two hours, right?
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: hummingofevil on October 20, 2019, 10:41:50 PM
That's been a problem even at the WIPs of his I've seen the last while, by the end I would be bursting for a piss and you could tell by the huge drop in energy from the crowd that everyone is debating when to just get up and leave. Really if you're going over an hour and you're in a venue that serves alcohol, you're just fucking yourself over by not having a break in the middle.


Keep is pushing two hours, right?

From sitting down five minutes before it started to leaving it was 2 hours and 20 mins. The irony is that the hour he did at in the summer in Edinburgh ( he took Paul Sinha's slot as a favour to The Stand so couldn't fuck about with his usual times) was glorious and he was totally on form and relaxed with the audience. People going to toilet were ignored, the couple of phones that went off were joked about and at one point he actually asked everyone to get their phones out to take photos. And it was fucking funny.

I wonder if, as a life long abstainer from alcohol, if he genuinely has no concept of the way booze can make you literally unable to hold one's bladder. Fair enough not wanting pissed up crowds but even a pre-show glass of wine is enough to make most people at least NEED a piss after two hours. Oh well... it's all part of the Kitson experience. Coop... I will DM you now.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: neveragain on October 21, 2019, 12:37:11 AM
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Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Lost Oliver on October 21, 2019, 08:17:02 AM
When I saw Tree a few years ago I knew that I'd need a piss - just cos my bladder is rubbish - so I told one of the people working at the venue that and asked for the best way to ease any disruption caused. They told me I wasn't allowed and that if I went I wouldn't be able to come back in as it'd ruin the show. So I did what any right-minded gentlemen would do and told them that I had IBS and that I wasn't in control of my body and that if I needed to use the toilet I'd have to leave. At this point their manner changed and they got on their walkie. A minute later another person appeared and was basically my guard for the entire performance. Just waiting there incase I needed to go so that he could help me out and back in at speed. Of course, I didn't need to go at all during the show after all that and when I left I purse my lips and nodded at the guy to thank him for being my guardian piss angel.

Lesson learned, lie and say you have a disability.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: Twit 2 on October 21, 2019, 10:04:26 AM
What a precious cunt (Kitson). Whole crowd should just piss in his face.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: iamcoop on October 21, 2019, 11:08:30 AM
For clarity I think it’s only fair to point out I received a courteous email from the K-Dog himself last night apologising for the situation at the Newcastle show I posted about.

I’m not gonna post the whole thing, the general gist was the message to the venue was to say no readmittance allowed but in practice people who needed to go to the loo would obviously be let back in, probably after being held at the back to wait for a suitable time to sit back down again causing minimum disturbance. In which case really the door staff should say to people “look, if you need to go for a quick piss it’s fine but be subtle about it and be prepared to wait around until a suitable break in the performance arises to sit back down again.” But that’s messy and probably nigh on impossible to actually communicate efficiently to every audience member on entry. So you get told you’re not allowed back in in the hope you’ll just keep your bladder in check and not bother, which to be fair probably does yield the desired result of keeping disturbances to the performance to a minimum. However, it’s all a bit confused and at the end of the day, when you’re told by the door staff going in that you’ll absolutely not be allowed to return under any circumstances you don’t really think to challenge that.

Anyway it seems churlish to go on about it so that’s my final thought on the matter. And kudos to Daniel for “reaching out” as the kids say.

Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: H-O-W-L on October 21, 2019, 03:41:28 PM
Shit on the floor to prove a point tbh.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: neveragain on October 21, 2019, 11:35:59 PM
Ignore.
Title: Re: Daniel Kitson 2019
Post by: neveragain on October 21, 2019, 11:37:30 PM
Ah I can't edit my post after this long. But hopefully suffice it to say it was rather unfair and quite inaccurate. We knew we couldn't honestly stop people going to the toilet and that "no readmittance" in reality also meant "non-disruptive readmittance in extenuating circumstances".