Save BBC6 music and Adam & Joe

March 29, 2010

There are many reasons to be upset about the plans to shut down BBC6 music, but my chief gripe is that the impeding closure will mean the end of some of the funniest radio the BBC has ever produced. I only discovered the Adam and Joe podcast towards the end of last year, and I don’t think anything on BBC radio has ever made me laugh so much. I just can’t imagine a world without Boggins, Stevenage, and Song Wars. Maybe the bigwigs at the Castle need to have a listen to ‘The Right and Wrong Song’.

The Right and Wrong Song:

Here’s an old classic from A&J’s Channel 4 show:

Bobby De Niro:

BBC6 has loads of other great shows which play music you wouldn’t hear anywhere else, and is exactly the kind of station the BBC should be promoting.

Here’s a track from Count Buckulese David Bowie summing up why the BBC has decided to ruin something brilliant:

Download the MP3 here


The Coen Brothers on Clean Coal

February 27, 2009

Now, that’s sarcasm (but they’re probably right).

“Back in New Zealand, where we invented rap”

March 15, 2008

Continuing with myself and James’s recent addiction to music comedy have a nice slice of New Zealand’s finest comedy folk duo.  I couldn’t recommend their HBO series highly enough, although you could be occasionally offended by casual xenophobia if you’re Australian…

Business Time

 Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros

The Humans Are Dead

Of all the Deathstars, in all the Planetary Systems, in all the Galaxy she walks into mine!

November 15, 2007

This is one of the funniest Star Wars parodies I’ve ever seen. Interesting side note: Peter Serafinowicz Vadar’s voice is voiced by the guy who did thevoice for Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace.

Vader in Love from the Peter Serafinowicz Show:

That was a wicked googly

October 16, 2007

I know that seeing your favourite comedian or director do an ad for a huge mutlinational corporation is usually a stomach renching experience, but it’s hard to work up any vitriol when the results are this good.

Jerry Seinfeld for Amex

More Jerry Seinfeld for Amex

Wes Anderson for Amex

Steve Martin – The Great Flydini

October 1, 2007

There was a time when I thought Steve Martin was the funniest man alive. He made loads of good movies and did really funny standup. The Jerk, L.A. Story, Three Amigos and Parenthood show what a tremendous range the guy had and all stand up fairly well today. Then he made Sgt. Bilko and disappeared for a while. A few lacklustre paydays and hacnkeyed remakes  later it seems to have all gone wrong for Steve. When you watch his earlier stuff you can’t help but think how great he could have been if he’d made some better decisions along the way. The Great Flydidni still cracks me up (even though I know it was performed by someone who would go on to write and direct Shopgirl).