Friday, July 30, 2010

COMEDY 365 AT EDINBURGH 2008 - PROGRAMME 5

On today’s show, in order of appearance:

PAUL RICKETTS
I seriously have no idea whether England’s sad and wholly predictable demise in this year’s World Cup is going to help or hinder Paul’s 2010 Edinburgh show. Or, indeed, whether it’s possible for a show about being English to get any sympathy from the city's natives. If you want to find out, go see Kiss the Badge, Fly the Flag (Just the Tonic @ The Caves, 22.40, Aug 5th-29th, not 13th or 16th). It should be one heck of a night out.

TOM WATERACRE
See Programme 1.

JON BRITTAIN
See Programme 2.

HAYLEY JAYNE STANDING (as Vonny Lee Lucas)
Hayley hasn’t returned to Edinburgh since her whistle-stop 2008 appearance, which itself was cut short by her having to return back to London for an audition. A year later, she was starring as Mel in what we think was the best TV comedy of 2009, BBC2’s Home Time. Sadly, the show has not been re-commissioned, there are no plans for a repeat, and a DVD probably won’t see the light of day until Hell freezes over or someone at the BBC realizes they’ve made a HUGE mistake. Not sure which of those will happen first, mind you. Hayley hopes to finally make it to Edinburgh next year or the year after, whereas Vonny can occasionally be found at London’s Café Koha, co-hosting Vonny, Dot & Mo’s Knockers and Knobs Knight.

JAMES SHAKESHAFT
See Programme 1.

JAKE YAPP
See Programme 1.

DOUG FAULKNER
See Programme 2.

DELETE THE BANJAX
Sometimes you can just tell who’s got a future in this business, and we certainly noticed with DTB in 2008. By 2009, they were the hottest ticket…even though the show was free and there weren’t any tickets on sale. And by festival’s end, they were becoming the critics’ favourite too. 2010 is DTB’s third Edinburgh but their first in a major venue for a paying audience. By this time next year, they might be coming to you through your wireless or goggle box, so if you’re in Edinburgh in August be sure to see them in the flesh in Delete the Banjax…and You (Pleasance Attic, 17.45, Aug 4th-30th, not 17th) before it's too ruddy late.

ERIC KIRCHBERGER
There is a joyous irony in Eric’s 2008 routine when he says he always gets mistaken for store managers when shopping, in that he has just filmed a role in a movie, Lucky, in which he features as…wait for it…a store clerk. The movie looks as though it will be on general release in the US around the turn of the year. Check press for details, as they say. In the meantime, listen once again to Eric’s pronunciation of the word “Cookies?” in his routine – gets us every time.

JAY FOREMAN
See Programme 1.

http://media.libsyn.com/media/funny404/EDINBURGH2008edit5.mp3

All acts recorded live at Sex Tips for Pandas, which was hosted by and co-produced with Sowerby & Luff, at Dragonfly, West Port.

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