Posts Tagged ‘comedy’

This article was originally published on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 in Culture Bomb ~

By Robert Bayley

It’s something amusing itself, that the biggest comedy festival in the world began on the fringe of the world’s biggest arts festival.

But it’s a long time since those unwelcomed but enterprising performers set up their own festival at the edges of the still simultaneously running Edinburgh International Festival. Since then it’s ballooned into a citywide month of fun and chaos run by many different companies, small and massive (a fact which Stewart Lee decries, despite still finding it in himself to play the Assembly Rooms, one of the biggest venues there is) vying for your attention.

After virtually unstoppable growth however, the recession’s finally hit over half a decade late. As Richard Herring himself put it “everyone is having a hard time”.

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HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!
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Goats In The Machine returns, and this time it’s drunk!

In honour of St. Patrick’s day hosts RJ Bayley and Louise Boyd are having a drink and discussion over the cult comedy horror LeprechaunAs we lurch from one alcohol fueled faux pas to another we also debate issues such as the varied comedic quality of the film, the interesting stylistic choices and some of the most downright bizarre moments you’re likely to witness in a horror movie.

If you’re planning on heading out this St. Patrick’s grab a few cans of that foul, tasteless black liquid and join us on a drink along through Warwick Davis‘ most notable and prolific role.

And, if you’re listening to this hungover after a St. Patrick’s celebration, ease the pain and grab a few cans of of that foul, tasteless black liquid and…you get the idea. It’s a St. Patrick’s Day episode, whatever you’re doing, drink some stout and watch Leprechaun along with us.

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When I was little (and still now to be honest) I adored cartoons. I had dozens and dozens of video tapes of old classic cartoons: Woody Woodpecker, Barney Bear, Tom & Jerry, The Three Stooges, Mr Magoo…you have no idea who these characters are do you? And of course the collected ensemble characters of Loony Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. In fact I was one of those few people who actually preferred H&B to the more popular and well-known Loony Tunes, well, with the exception of one…

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