WE'RE BACK! 27th September
The second series of Rule of Three will be being poured from the podcast lorry into your podcast bunkers by the podcast delivery operative from Thursday 27th September. And we're starting with our recent live appearance at the London Podcast Festival, discussing This Is Spinal Tap with lifelong Taphead and copper-bottomed national treasure Sue Perkins, of the radio and television. It was a belter. Set your delivery options now. Loads more to come. This series is going to be a stormer. Thanks for your support.
RULE OF THREE: LIVE!
As part of the LONDON PODCAST FESTIVAL, there will be a special one-off LIVE edition of RULE OF THREE, recorded on the 7th September. Come along and see it actually happening, in front of your actual face.
An exciting guest (and their choice of comedy subject) are in the pipes. Watch this space for updates.
Tickets available here.
NEW EPISODE featuring MATT HOLNESS (Garth Merenghi's Darkplace, Back, Possum) discussing his love for the (executive) LP version of MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL and the strange, unique little world that it builds around the film.
MATTHEW HOLNESS on MONTY PYTHON'S HOLY GRAIL LP iTunes Link
MATTHEW HOLNESS on MONTY PYTHON'S HOLY GRAIL LP Direct Link
NEW EPISODE! Writer and actor Katherine Jakeways (North by Northamptonshire, Armstrong & Miller, Tracey Ullman) joins us to celebrate a sitcom we all rate as one of the very best ever made, Esmonde & Larbey's peerless Ever Decreasing Circles, a show ostensibly set in a suburban close, but actually set in the darkest recesses of the British soul.
KATHERINE JAKEWAYS on EVER DECREASING CIRCLES iTUNES LINK
KATHERINE JAKEWAYS on EVER DECREASING CIRCLES DIRECT LINK
THE FINE ART OF IMPRO(V).
If your brains were left as excited and fizzy as ours by this week's chat with CARIAD LLOYD , we mentioned a load of brilliant improvisers, and you'd do your heart and soul good by checking them out doing what they do best, live, creating something funny that will never happen again.
Here are a couple of links.
The original and best, 33 years and still going strong. "The best in the business," as Cariad says. It has to be: THE COMEDY STORE PLAYERS
And AUSTENTATIOUS - Cariad's long-form live improvised Jane Austen novel troupe. An off-the-cuff highwire act of spur-of-the-moment creativity. Basically Python's "Live Novel Writing From Wessex" sketch, but actually happening. They'll be at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in August, have more dates at the Savoy, and are off on a full UK tour soon.
Top improvisational comedian and award winning host of Griefcast, Cariad Lloyd, shares her love of game-changing impro show Whose Line Is It Anyway, and talks about... well, everything. The secrets of life, death and making stuff up.
CARIAD LLOYD on WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? iTUNES LINK
CARIAD LLOYD on WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? DIRECT LINK
TONY WAY on TRADING PLACES
This time round, it's the excellent TONY WAY (Vic & Bob, Fast Show, Brian Pern, Game of Thrones) talking about his love for the 80s blockbuster orange juice market shorting Christmas comedy TRADING PLACES and celebrating the vital, unsung craft of the character cameo.
NEW EPISODE: SPECIAL EDITION 'Stopping Stand-Up' CARRIE QUINLAN and MARC HAYNES on BILL HICKS
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
New episode! *parps crumhorn*
This time round, Emmy Award-winning comedy writer David Quantick (Thick of It, Brass Eye, Harry Hill, The Day Today) talks about a film that he reckons might be the best one ever made (and why mince words?) Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits.
WILLY THE KID
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.
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