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G.I. Joe‘s first outing on the big screen wasn’t a masterpiece or anything close to that. A film based on toys was always going to be a difficult thing to do and with that challenge in mind, it made a commendable effort to make it not so terrible. Although the first was filled with problems, it can be said that it was still a good bit of fun to phase out and watch. The first succeeded from its inherent silliness by even casting Marlon Wayans and Brendan Fraser to add some good comic relief in the action pieces and melodramatic world domination plan of the Cobra Commander. This has all been replaced with an attempt to become a dramatic effective piece when the audiences don’t want that. But more than that it can’t handle it: it doesn’t have the writing, direction or anything to pull it off.
So, before diving into this Mick Foley interview, I feel it would be remiss of me not to mention that I have a substantial interest in professional wrestling (there’ll be a photo of me somewhere on this page that should emphasise my claims of wrestling geekery, I mean, look at me). Mick Foley, well, he was always one of my favourites, I have followed his career through wrestling, writing, his role as the subject of documentaries, and now, I’m following his career as a stand-up comedian.
I ate eight salmon rolls, drank a can of diet coke and sat down on my floor to do an interview with Paul F. Tompkins. Not because I am particularly against chairs and comfortable seating, but because my room is so tiny that there is not room for anything else than a single bed. And that is the setting in which I conducted an interview with one of the greatest and most interesting comedians in the world. Self-consciously I stuttered my way through the conversation – at certain times I was almost certain that he knew that I was sat on the floor, that my foot was sleeping, that my breath smelled of salmon and most of all, that I had no idea what I was doing. If Paul F Tompkins did in fact know all of this, he showed no sign of it and we actually managed to talk for 17 minutes and 31 seconds – not that anyone is counting – and whilst most of it was me attempting to remember the English language, we also drew a pretty good outline of what his expectations to his forthcoming show in London are.
Fast paced horror with well executed gore. Director Fede Alvarez and his team have delivered a worthy addition to the Evil Dead franchise that should please fans of the original and the genre in general. Everyone else, approach with caution.
Dr. Harmony Zoloft is a Californian Spiritual Healer, Lingo-Neurotic Programmer and Agony Aunt, specialising in showbusiness, music and Hollywood. Now based in the UK, she has very kindly agreed to be the Counsellor-In-Residence at Comedy Chords. Harmony will look at your questions, anxieties, sexual proclivities and career worries and will try to make YOUR world a better place.
Les Dennis became a household name with his comedy impersonations and TV work on shows such as Russ Abbott’s Mad House and of course his 16 year stint presenting Family Fortunes. Whilst many thought the series Extras was his first real acting role this couldn’t be farther from the truth as he has spent many years slowly adding feathers to his acting cap, performing in television, theatre and musical theatre.
This week provides not only the sounds of a combine harvester but also a specially-built giant catapult.
The guests on the show include acclaimed actors Greg Haiste and Anna Worthington, and the less acclaimed Crazy Eric and Leonard Aircraft.
If that wasn’t enough there also extensive information about shoe shop logistics, and a special feature on the topic of bark.
Plus: will the gasman get round to reading the meter in time?
Terry Alderton is one of the most original and inventive comedians working today. He had some success in the past with a more traditional comedy style but he was growing ever more frustrated with his lack of what he calls ‘punk’. One night in 2005 it became too much and for no apparent reason he decided to let two voices speak out from inside his head. He took to turning his back on the audience for a while to let his inner voices riff about the gig, his own material and indeed the audience themselves. He would then come back and face the crowd from time to time as himself, before going back to the voices for their blunt analysis of how things were going.
Retweet After Me – 25/03/2013
Twitter is so addictive kids are starting to drop out of school to focus on it apparently. Lucky for us that means more funny tweets to choose from.
In the news this weekend, BBC Television Centre is closing its doors after all of 53 years, to be turned into a hotel, flats, a cinema and office space. Tweeps are going to miss the place by the sounds of it, or are they?
Finally, it’s been snowing again and Twitter has become the more than unseful weather app. Despite the bad weather @ParkBench has great tip get your car started, providing your partner is that way inclined of course.
Here’s who and what made us laugh in 140 characters or less this weekend:
You can follow us on Twitter @comedychords which is the account we’ll be using to choose our favourite tweets each and every weekend.