20 years ago, @quinlan_carrie & @marchaynes won Britain's top awards for new stand-ups. Not too long after, they quit. What drives a stand-up and what would make them stop? We discuss Bill Hicks' seminal 'Sane Man' set, and the loneliness of the long distance stand-up.
SPECIAL EDITION: STOPPING STAND-UP
Since Leo Baxendale's Willy The Kid books are sadly out of print and go for an absolute fortune on ebay (though be patient, we secured ours for under £30 a pop, but it took a while) here are some samples for you to enjoy alongside this week's RULE OF THREE. Includes some Dalek obsession, a smattering of Spotty Dick and the big mincer, and the astonishing 'turd' joke that changed so many 8-year-olds' worlds.
Towards the back end of this week's RULE OF THREE with DAVEY JONES we celebrate, rightly, this piece of comic writing from Viz Comic, which we rate as one of the finest pieces of prose ever composed in the English language.
In memory of all those brain cells who died in its research and creation.
(Rightful credit to Simon Donald, Graham Dury, Simon Thorp, Alex Collier and Davey Jones for raising the bar here impossibly high.)
TOOT! PARP! It is here! In this episode, DAVEY JONES, the singular mind and biro behind the likes of Viz's Gilbert Ratchet and The Vibrating Bum Faced Goats, tells us of his love for the rebel genius of British funny comics LEO BAXENDALE, with particular attention to his WILLY THE KID books - comics so funny that, from personal experience, readers often spit orange squash everywhere and nearly choke to death laughing.
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