If laughing grants you a longer life then be prepared to live for an eternity.
As a general rule, DVDs of stand-up comedy arenâ€™t nearly as funny as the live show. The atmosphere isnâ€™t the same in a living room as it is in a packed out club or venue, be it the Comedy Store in London, or New Yorkâ€™s Madison Square Garden, the latter theatre being the setting for Russell Petersâ€™ new DVD, Red, White and Brown, filmed last February to a full house.
Granted, I love The Mighty Boosh. And so do you. My friends like it too, and yours say they do because theyâ€™ve seen it twice. They say theyâ€™re â€˜a bit randomâ€™ â€“ “Ima bit random” – in their About Me on Facebook, they say their music taste is â€˜eccentricâ€™, and theyâ€™re currently sporting a checked shirt in combination with skinny jeans, grey socks, deaded Converse, and a Mighty Boosh t-shirt. Nothing worse than wearing the merch of the act youâ€™re going to see, nothing worse I say. … Continue Reading
Now then, this is a way far too long agoÂ retrospective but better late than never. Hereâ€™s my top finds from the Edinburgh Fringe 2008 â€“ or more precisely, the last four things at the Edinburgh Fringe which were great. And oh boy, were they good. A special mention must also go out to Feast Of The Ants, The Return of the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre and Song â€“ all of which were astoundingly unique, capitulating what makes the Fringe so special.
HBO are making a film of legendary comedian Sam Kinison. Directed by Liar Liar and Bruce Almighty director Tom Shadyac, Brother Sam will star Dan Fogler as the one-time preacher. Foglerâ€™s acting work is mainly on the stage although he appeared in recent films Balls of Fury and Good Luck Chuck.