ALAN PARTRIDGE: ALPHA PAPA, the highly anticipated Brit comedy film set for release this August has received it’s first FULL LENGTH trailer via MSN UK.
Further to David Quirk’s nifty comedy tips we now have a few words from Howard Read, quite possibly the first chap to use animation in live comedy and most certainly the first to get a cartoon boy burping in front of the HRH The Queen.
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Many a Comedy Chord reader and many of our writers are budding comedians so, in the run up to the Edinburgh Fringe we shall be asking established comedians for tips of the trade that they have picked up on the circuit. We’ll be providing a series of these articles and hope all budding comedians find words of wisdom here or something that convinces them that it’s by no means time to throw in the towel.
Comedy Chords’ intrepid reporter Sofie Hagen met up with this year’s musical kings of comedy Hill & Weedon (Robin Hill and Theo Weedon). The comedy duo were crowned outright winners of the 2013 Musical Comedy Awards at the Bloomsbury Theatre thanks to their ten minute set boasting Oscar winning Jurassic impersonations and a song they wrote for none other than the Orcs from Lord of the Rings.
Weedon provides the straight faced guitarist side of the comedy duo whilst Hill puts in a somewhat more energetic side whilst providing lead vocals/dinosaur shrieks.
The second instalment of Learn Guitar with David Brent hit his YouTube channel today. His second multimedia lesson finds the ex-Office manager talking about dreams, reality and traveling as he guides us all through the tutotial for the song ‘Ooh La La.’
Whenever the works Booyakasha or Jak sie masz are muttered you automatically think Sasha Baron Cohen but lest not we forget the other mastermind behind these comic creations, Dan Mazer. I Give it a Year marks the long-standing Sasha Baron Cohen cohort’s directorial debut of a screenplay he also wrote. Boasting a massive all-star cast the film proves just how much more humour can be squeezed out of decaying relationships compared to the oh so routine lovey dovey film affairs we so often have to endure.
Our sister site, Cinema Sauce, spoke to Mazer in the run up to the DVD release. The film launches today on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download featuring deleted scenes, audio commentaries, bloopers and out-takes and featurettes from the world premiere.
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This Is Your Laugh comedy nights will be venturing up to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time this year, going under the moniker of This Is Your Trial. The event organiser, David Allison, has so far planned five shows between the 5th and the 9th of August which will be staged at comedian Bob Slayer’s new Fringe venue, Bob’s Bookshop. The event is currently being financed by means of a Kickstarter crowdfunding page. and there are still a few days for you to help fund this great, unique comedy event so all help is more than worthwhile.
Today’s Green Room Podcast features Doc Brown talking about how he ended up walking down ‘Equality Street’ with Mr. David Brent. As always there be some more prank phone calls, with snippets of Tony Hendriks giving Barry Castagnola the big come on. Not only that by Tony gets a call too, from himself. Will he catch on that he is in fact talking to his double? Does that even make any sense at all? Stand-up comedy is provided by PHIL WALKER together with some music from PAUL THORNE, and GERRY K will be answering a few deep down and personal questions and playing ‘The Drunk Girl Game Show’.