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.
WHOOOOO! (US cop siren noise) It's the latest episode of RULE OF THREE with RUFUS JONES dragging 1980s Robert De Niro / Charles Grodin action-comedy Midnight Run across country in handcuffs for our inspection. How does an "action-comedy" even work? We do our best to find out...
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Here's the excellent and radio-legal-department-worrying Jon Holmes talking about the scurrilous Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album, and what it meant to him growing up.
Coming this Thursday, our guest will be the writer, comedian and presenter JON HOLMES, proud recipient of the largest fine ever for taste and decency offences in British broadcasting, who chooses as his comedy landmark, and spirit animal, the Monty Python team's lawyer-exciting final LP of songs and sketches 'MONTY PYTHON'S CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATION ALBUM'. Expect a no-holds-barred studio sing-song about traffic lights.
Fresh podcast action today with that ISY SUTTIE, talking about her love for the book LOVE, NINA, also guitars, penguins (not the books) and how to turn your ordinary life into jokes.
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