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Adrian Lacey & Shane O'Connor have more than 30 years of TV and Radio broadcasting experience in the UK. They get together every week to discuss a chosen comedy show, their love of comedy and to share their experiences of the programmes they have worked on and the people they have met and interviewed. Join them on Apple Podcasts, Spreaker, Stitcher, iHeart Radio and Youtube. Subscribe for a new episode each Monday. We're @ComedySlab on Facebook & Twitter
 
Formerly one of Britain's most successful audio comedy podcasts,'Traces Of Nuts' has been relaunched online to coincide with the return of the live show to the stage. 'Like a nut allergist chomping on a Snickers bar, the Traces Of Nuts comedy troupe are likely to result in piggy-eyed and pink-cheeked convulsions' - NOTTINGHAM EVENING POST Check out www.tracesofnutscomedy.co.uk
 
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Episode 41 - We'll Meet Again. Richard is taking on GB News (but then wasn't he always), but thinking it might be time to take a break for a bit, so he can concentrate on his actual proper work. So he goes mainly old school and talks with his friend (?) Ally about whether classic comedies would be made today, the lack of self-awareness of seemingly…
 
If you thought the Bible was a proper serious tome, prepare to have your viewpoint challenged by James's new book The Gospel According To A Sitcom Writer. Also in this episode, Dave explains why there has never been a better time to think about writing for Children's TV.More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/sitcom_geeks/Support Sitcom Gee…
 
Streamed live on 06/15/2021 - The Cassius Morris Show EP 220: CONCERTS ARE BACK! Uncle Joey's Joint, NFTs #074 | CASSIUS MORRIS | UNCLE JOEY'S JOINT: https://youtu.be/h8FNG2BqdHI Follow Cassius Morris: https://www.instagram.com/cassiusmorris_​ http://www.facebook.com/cassiusshow​​​​​ http://www.twitter.com/cassiusmorris​…
 
It's a hot day and everyone in the arena has forgotten to bring any fluids so there's a real chance of collapse in this week's frames, but the ESLOSPS must go on. Me 7 takes on Me10 in a battle of the accents and Me 11 plays against notorious cheat Me31. Plus everyone is wearing a Durex condom thanks to our sponsor Durex - because the end of you cu…
 
This week we review - Bellamy's People (Episode 7) Award winning journalist Gary Bellamy (Rhys Thomas), host of Radio 4's 'groundbreaking' phone-in programme Down the Line, transfers to TV to present the tortuously-titled factual entertainment show "Bellamy's People (of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)". Bellamy abandons th…
 
First up, we read the animal-based parables that we wrote while drunk. Then we settle in to read a Religious Studies project that 12-year-old Howard wrote about death, in which he examines the beliefs and rituals of various religions, and gives advice on how to cope with bereavement.... How bad can it be...?More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/po…
 
Comedian Twayna Mayne, born to Jamaican parents and raised by a white parent, explores the subject of food and how it has shaped her identity. Performing at the Radio Theatre with a virtual audience, Twayna also hears from chef and broadcaster Andi Oliver and academic and podcaster Chantelle Lewis. Series 1 was awarded Best Comedy at the BBC Radio …
 
A Post-Brexit Britain is free to pass any legislation it chooses - but how should we take the country forward? Move to a pony-based economy? Outlaw Morris Dancing? Free fish and chips on Sundays? Each episode pits three 'party leaders' against each other, debating the main manifesto promises which they would make law, should they become the next Pr…
 
TOF #40 - I Hate That Monkey. A couple of weeks off and Rich has come back rebelling against his producer (you won't know who that is, but a good producer always remains anonymous) and with some new characters. Cos what this show needs is new characters. Will any of the old crew get a look in? The team look at whether white straight able-bodied com…
 
ESLOSPS #1 - Money is More Important Than Fans. It's a new direction for self-playing snooker as the 8 most successful/richest players break off to form their own European Super League of Self Playing Snooker. The fans are up in arms, but unlike the weak fools in football, we're carrying on regardless. F the Fans. But which 8 players will make the …
 
Chapter 98 - Armiftice Day (with a Bee) - It's 8.06am on 9th June 2021 and the 100th chapter is approaching. But is that meaningful or do stones not count? The stocean is so fecund that even the people round the edge of it can get pregnant and the souls of dead stone clearers emerge via poppies, the Stone Stasi may have a dangerous new weapon and t…
 
This week we review - Fawlty Towers (Series 1 Episode 1) Fawlty Towers, a 22-room hotel located in Torquay, the centre of the 'English Riviera', is a den of mishap and disaster. Basil Fawlty, owner and manager of the hotel, is a man of infinite capability in impoliteness, caustic intolerance and general rudeness toward the guests he views as an unw…
 
The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a twisted comedy treat. Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on.This week - Martin Bashir interviews Prince Andrew, a Tory Friends Reunion, and Dominic Cummings’ dragon burns it all to the ground.The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, daz…
 
Get a better broadband deal with us at: https://www.broadband.co.uk/peep Help support the podcast with Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastpharaohs It's series finale time, and what better way to save the crumbling relationship between Mark and Dobby, than with a ridiculous proposal? We take a look at the final demise of Mark and Dobby, along w…
 
Dave talks about his debut novel Stand Up, Barry Goldman ("funny and fascinating, a lovely tale" Jo Brand) out on 8 June, and he and James discuss sitcom story arcs - who needs 'em?Dave's book:https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0961PY1FD/comedyguide-21/More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/sitcom_geeks/Support Sitcom Geeks:https:/…
 
This week we review - The League Of Gentlemen (Series 1 Episode 5) The League of Gentlemen is a surreal British sitcom that premiered on BBC Two in 1999. The programme is set in Royston Vasey, a fictional town in northern England, originally based on Alston, Cumbria and follows the lives of bizarre characters, most of whom are played by three of th…
 
With lockdown changing all our perspectives on what's important, Alex Edelman reflects on how things have changed for him and what he now truly values. He takes a personal look at what life's really about now that the comedy clubs are closed and he can't go anywhere, and investigates how much his existence has been improved by the arrival of a new …
 
Get a better broadband deal with us at: https://www.broadband.co.uk/peep Help support the podcast with Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastpharaohs This week, we see the birth of a dictator, as Chairman Mark rises to power, in an attempt to fix his flat and get Dobby to move in. Of course, getting Dobby to move in means Jeremy has to move out, …
 
This week we review - Motherland (Series 1 Episode 2) Motherland is a show all about navigating the trials and traumas of middle-class motherhood, looking at the competitive and unromantic sides of parenting - not the cute and acceptable public face of motherhood. We meet the 'Alpha Mums' headed by Amanda, who is very much the Queen Bee: everything…
 
We watched the movie Snowpiercer, and in this episode we discuss the plot in detail to see what we can learn about how (or how not) to write stories (especially stories about very long trains that go round and round the world forever.)More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/worst_writer/Door British Comedy Guide
 
When stand-up comedian Ian Smith read the headline "GIRL RESCUED" in his local paper, The Goole Times, he wasn’t expecting to read about a young girl trapped in a basketball hoop. The article went on to say that this was the third time in as many months that a girl had to be prized from the rim of a basketball hoop in his home town. Maybe this wasn…
 
Get a better broadband deal with us at: https://www.broadband.co.uk/peep Help support the podcast with Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastpharaohs This week, we welcome back our favourite handyman, Big Mad Andy! It's been a long awaited return for this drunken-decorating maverick, but we're here to react to him being taken on as Jeremy's lates…
 
Episode 39 - Extra Thumb - Rich is pretty tired after nearly a year of doing this rubbish and drives to drive the whole thing into the ground. But the puppets never get tired. Today they discuss World Bee Day, what liquid you'd like to drink through which bone of which monarch, old Friends getting back together and Derek Griffiths. It's not the bes…
 
Self-Playing Snooker Winter Tourney - FINAL - Pointless. It's been a long journey and some balls have popped out of the pocket along the way, but we're pulled out all the stops (ie changed the colour of the scoreboard) for the Grand Final. Which of the quite dull characters will win? Is anyone really behind either of them? And what next for self-pl…
 
This week we review - Frank Of Ireland (Series 1 Episode 1) Frank Marron is a 32-year-old catastrophe. A misanthropic, narcissistic, fantasist in arrested development who thinks the world owes him something. Frank lives in Dublin with his mother Mary, he's single and his pocket money hasn't increased in a decade or more. Frank is a musician but he …
 
Sketches are BACK! Charlie Dinkin and Ben Sutton talk about comedy quickies and Daddy's Super Yacht TV, a production company focused on making online and TV sketches. They're joined by Becca Bain and Alex Garrick-Wright, winners of Dave's Making A Scene Of It competition. Tons of inspiring information and advice about how to be short, sharp and sil…
 
Winter Tourney - Semi-Finals - My Dog Has No Nose. Richard is very moved by the being that this week's arena is named after, but we're here for snooker, not tears. But will the snooker leave us in tears too? It's Viking Me versus Meninist Me and Serious Me versus Female Me. Richard is extremely partisan but can he somehow manipulate it for the big …
 
NAMI interview Nottingham based performer Kiran Marwaha, formerly of MissImp: Improv Comedy Nottingham! We discuss how Kiran discovered improv at a psychology course and her passion of using improv to connect emotionally with characters and other players. There is some discussion involving mental health issues such as anxiety in this episode, so pl…
 
Get a better broadband deal with us at: https://www.broadband.co.uk/peep Help support the podcast with Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastpharaohs It's a declaration of war in this week's episode, as new love rival Simon has invited the group paintballing. The prize? According to Simon, it could well be Dobby's affections, but we discuss the n…
 
Chapter Ninety-seven - Bubblef - It's 8.30am on 14th May 2021 and it's grey and drizzly, but it's one of the last few beginner chapters and soon we'll be moving on got intermediate stone clearing. So buckle up. For now we're talking about folly fins and the power of the rain to cleanfe the fuperior life formf, where the foul of the stone doth refid…
 
TOF Episode 38 - Toxic - Rich has spotted a gap in the market that he might just slot into, but is America ready for him and will his producer get him cancelled before he's even begun? Ally and Rich discuss being in love with something on another planet, the chances of anything coming from Mars and the latest news from the World Health Organisation…
 
Winter Tourney QFs 3 and 4 - They Think It's All Over. Back on the old green board and we're so close to the final now that you can literally taste it. Serious Me is taking on Total Recall Me and Motorcycling Me is facing off to Female Me. There's still a chance that the final could be between two qualifiers. Or between a sexist and a woman. Or a V…
 
This week we review - Athena's Cancel Culture (Series 1 Episodes 1&2) Over the last few years, if a celebrity has ever said or done anything remotely controversial, then they've probably been cancelled. Largely performed through social media, some describe it as necessary evil to help democratise the internet and reflect the expectancy of an artist…
 
Get a better broadband deal with us at: https://www.broadband.co.uk/peep Help support the podcast with Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastpharaohs Dreams crumble to dust. This week, we take a look at the conclusion of an eight series journey for Mark, as he finds a publisher for his book 'Business Secrets of the Pharaohs'. We run through all o…
 
There has been a shake up at the channel and things are a bit different this week, which does not make Rich happy. But the Duke of York is on hand to go and fight in Johnson’s Lazy Falklands and Right Bollock is doing Mary Beard (did somebody say doing Mary Beard?) and the King of the World still has a head. Sally accuses Richard of sexism and Law …
 
Sitcom Geeks/BCG Pro Script Challenge winner Peter C Hayward took our advice, went out there and made a pilot of his radio sitcom. Yes, it can be done! He tells Dave and James how he created the show during lockdown, and how with the help of Kickstarter he's planning to make the whole series. Ever wondered what happened to the co-creator of Phoebe'…
 
Self-Playing Snooker Winter Tourney - QFs 1 and 2 -Marmite Face. Richard has had to make a difficult choice re making money or maintaining the integrity of the one player sport. I wonder which he has chosen. Tonight Viking Me takes on Oversharing Me (in a terrible, but thrilling frame) and then Successful Me attempts to overcome Meninist Me. It's f…
 
First watch reaction of 1984's 'This Is Spinal Tap' - Spinal Tap is a mocumentary following one of England's loudest bands, chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi (Rob Reiner). Follow Cassius Morris: https://www.instagram.com/cassiusmorris_​ http://www.facebook.com/cassiusshow​​​​​ http://www.twitter.com/cassiusmorris​…
 
Chapter Ninety Fix - What's the Point in That if You Don't Know What a Cairn is? - It's 7.45am on the 4th May 2021 and the wind she doth blow. Most of the podcast sounds like a washing up bottle full of pebbles being shaken by a toddler, but you might be able to make out Richard's words of wisdom amongst the mayhem. It'll be worth it, because there…
 
This week we review - Radio Active (Series 4 Episode 4) Radio Active is "Britain's first national local radio station". With presenters including Mike Stand, Mike Channel, Anna Dapter and Mike Flex, the station broadcast music from acts such as The Hee Bee Gee Bees, as well as its own original programming with shows like Round Your Parts, Gigantaqu…
 
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