Sunday, May 5, 2013

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION...


Some John Dredge updates for your mental diary nodes, dear friends...

1. DREDGE ON THE RADIO (AGAIN)

Starting today at 7pm (BST) and continuing on the first Sunday of each month until...well, until we run out of shows to give 'em, I guess...you can hear special hour-long versions of The John Dredge Nothing to Do with Anything Show on Miskin Radio lobbed at your lugholes direct from Dartford.

The shows are specially-edited versions of the 13 half-hour programmes previously aired on Resonance, but even if you've heard those or just downloaded the podcast versions you're still in for a pleasant surprise or two. They're in mono for starters, so at least Phil Spector will be happy (if he's allowed a radio where he is).

You can listen online, or on your smartphone or tablet (whatever those are) by following the idiot-proof instructions here: http://miskinradio.co.uk/listen/

2. DREDGE ON ANOTHER PODCAST (WTF?!?)

We'd also like to draw your attention to John's appearance on the long-awaited podcast from Joseph Champniss (he of the amazing Nothing to Do with Anything Show graphics and the much-loved Some of the Corpses Are Amusing website), PODCAA.

In Show 2, you can hear John 'n' Joe begin to dissect a 1976 issue of Krazy Comic, something that took them both so long that they needed to make a second show to stitch it back up again, mop the blood off the tiles and wheel it off to the recovery room. That's to come, but for now read more about PODCAA and download the first half of their conversation from here: http://sotcaa.org/podcaa/

(I was more of a Cheeky Weekly chap, myself...)

3. DREDGE ON STAGE (STEADY, LADIES!)

Finally, some advance warning for those of you able / permitted to venture up to north London on a school night.

John will be appearing in Heat 5 of Sketch Club’s Best New Sketch Act 2013. The show is produced in association with The Gilded Balloon, where the winner of this and five other heats will compete during the final week of this year's Edinburgh Fringe for the chance to win a gratis three-week run at the venue during next year's festival.

But we're getting ahead of ourselves there.

Do come along on Tuesday 25th June, 2013. The venue is Downstairs at the Kings Head, 2 Crouch End Hill, London, N8 8AA, doors open at 8pm, and tickets are available on the door, priced £8.

4. NEW PODCASTS

We're on it. We haven't just been drinking and watching telly. Honest.


Monday, January 7, 2013

THE JOHN DREDGE NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING SHOW - SERIES 2, PROG 6



Lo, we find ourselves at the end of another season of nutty audio raves from John Dredge and his heavily-coerced team of James Shakeshaft, Richard Cray, Greg Haiste, and Anna Emerson (pictured above) until such a time as they are prepared to go “boing” in the same room as each other again.


But never fear, odd listener, for they go out in fine style with an appearance from the latest in extra-terrestrial specimens – and all for the price of a single Green Shield stamp.

Now, there's value, value fans!

Plus David Lynch makes a surprise appearance. (Oh, damn – I've ruined it.)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/funny404/DREDGEanythingS2E6_final_eq.mp3


Monday, December 31, 2012

THE JOHN DREDGE NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING SHOW - SERIES 2, PROG 5



John Dredge says goodbye to 2012, also known as the Chinese Year of the Accoutrement, with yet another one of those crazy end-of-year round-ups of the year’s most shocking household implements.


There will also be odd noises of all shapes and sizes, plus an argy-bargy of aquatic goodies including the sound of a very large splash, courtesy of our friends at Thames Water.


All this, plus Leighton Buzzard in Color - whoopee!

With Richard Cray, Anna Emerson, Greg Haiste, and James Shakeshaft.

http://traffic.libsyn.com/funny404/DREDGEanythingS2E5_final_eq.mp3


Monday, December 24, 2012

THE JOHN DREDGE NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING SHOW - SERIES 2, PROG 4



The omnipresent John Dredge returns – or does he?  Some say he’s never been away - but tune in to find out anyway.

Listeners in New Malden should take note that our roadshow team of one is also in the area, so please stand well back and allow her to pass along Coombe Road unhindered.


Also this week: Who's behind the cartoon door? Is it Lord Hailsham? Or is it Richard Cray, Mark Davison, Anna Emerson, Greg Haiste, and James Shakeshaft? It's difficult to tell in this light.

http://traffic.libsyn.com/funny404/DREDGEanythingS2E4_final_eq.mp3


Monday, December 17, 2012

THE JOHN DREDGE NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING SHOW - SERIES 2, PROG 3



In the thrid of six new podcasts, John Dredge invites our crack team of announcers to announce what's in this week's announcer-packed programme, with each and every single announcement lovingly frosted with audio glucose.

We welcome back agricultural song stylist Farmer Collins for some reason, and there's other things both here and there.


If you'd like to swap this podcast for a game of Ker-plunk with half the accessories missing, give Noel (pictured above) a call on 01-811-8055. Otherwise: biscuits!

With Richard Cray, Anna Emerson, Greg Haiste, and James Shakeshaft.

http://traffic.libsyn.com/funny404/DREDGEanythingS2E3_final_eq.mp3


Monday, December 10, 2012

THE JOHN DREDGE NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING SHOW - SERIES 2, PROG 2



In this week's edition, sideboards rule the roost and there's cubes a-plenty when Reigate comes into the picture - yet all is not as it seems (observe the conundrum as our theme tune is marched straight out of the studio).

Pop personalities and phone-ins galore are also very much in short supply tonight, so grab your armchairs and await further instructions / know-how.

Plus Trip Advisor's Peter Pilbeam tells you where to go...but not why, sadly.

With John Dredge, Richard Cray, Anna Emerson, Greg Haiste, and James Shakeshaft.

http://traffic.libsyn.com/funny404/DREDGEanythingS2E2_final_eq.mp3

"Outlandish, surreal comedy following in the hallowed footsteps of Monty Python and The Mighty Boosh" - Rahul Verma, Rewind Radio column, Metro, 5/12/12

Monday, December 3, 2012

NEW: THE JOHN DREDGE NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING SHOW - SERIES 2, PROG 1



Raise your holdalls once more, as the time has come for John Dredge to invoke the spirit of plinths, cagoules and vestibules and unveil a second series of Nothing to Do with Anything Shows.

In this first act of audio audacity, we highlight the achievements of man, woman and shrew with not only the sounds of tomorrow today but also the sounds of today tomorrow.

Come one, come all: our Frinton studios await you! And why not join Richard Cray, Anna Emerson, Greg Haiste and James Shakeshaft in signing our logbook afterwards?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/funny404/DREDGEanythingS2E1_final_eq.mp3


Sunday, July 15, 2012

TAYLOR GLENN'S PSYCOMEDY - PROG. 4

In her fourth and final consultation with comedians, award-winning comic and former psychotherapist Taylor Glenn talks to 24-year-old Nigerian Christian stand-up Idris Olawale Gbaja-Biamila, thankfully better known to MCs as Ola, about race, religion, and finding fun amidst his ambitions.

So far Ola has gone a long way to fulfilling those ambitions: writing for and appearing in MTV Base's The Jason Lewis Experience, becoming a finalist in FHM's Stand Up Hero on ITV4, and performing in the UK, US, and Dubai in the last six months alone. He's also found time to write his first e-book, Dear Future Wife (available at www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3052558). Keep abreast of what Ola does next by visiting his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/olathecomedian.

You can see Taylor Glenn's full Edinburgh Fringe solo debut, Reverse Psycomedy, at 11.30pm nightly from August 1st to 26th, except the 13th, at the Gilded Balloon Turret. Tickets priced between £5 to £9 are available by visiting the Gilded Balloon website or by calling the box office on 0131 622 6552.

http://traffic.libsyn.com/funny404/GLENNpsycomedy4_ola.mp3

Saturday, June 23, 2012

TAYLOR GLENN'S PSYCOMEDY - PROG. 3

On the third edition of Psycomedy, Lindsay Sharman shares her stand-up journey with award-winning comic and former psychotherapist Taylor Glenn, finding humour in tragedy and debating the question of vulnerability on stage.

Check out Taylor's Edinburgh Fringe solo debut, Reverse Psycomedy at the Gilded Balloon Turret (Aug 1st-26th, not 13th, 23:30). Tickets are priced between £5 and £9 depending on the date of show (concessions and discounts are available) by visiting the Gilded Balloon website or by calling the box office on 0131 622 6552.

Lindsay's also appearing in two shows at Edinburgh 2012. First, there's George Ryegold's God-In-A-Bag, along with Red Dwarf's Hattie Hayridge and The Trap's Dan Mersh, at the Underbelly, Bristo Square at 13:45. Later. at 21:15, she'll be MCing Owen and Bettesworth's Sung and Unsung at Sweet Grassmarket. For more details on both shows including dates and ticket prices, visit the official Fringe website.

http://traffic.libsyn.com/funny404/GLENNpsycomedy3_sharman.mp3


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

THE JOHN DREDGE NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING SHOW - PROGRAMME 6

This week's indie comedy special includes the new single by Fractious Nit and an interview with pop twinnock Rex Twix.


Madonna and Morrissey (pictured above wearing masks of each other in a jolly little jape) will be arguing in the kitchen, and there's another mention of New Malden as well as an uncanny reference to steam engines.

We're still looking for people to take part in our Get in the Sideboard with a Crazed Lion feature, so do contact us on this number.

Lion and sideboard pictured; Contestant(s) not

There's also the first episode of an amazing new science fiction adventure serial, so it's very unfortunate that this is the last programme of the series.

http://traffic.libsyn.com/funny404/DREDGEanything6podcast.mp3