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.
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.
The unexpected pressure of a meteoric rise or a highly successful debut album might be enough to make some bands quiver in their live boots but not Bastille who hit the Concorde 2 in Brighton with the kind of multi-layered skill of a band secure in their talents.
The long awaited BBC Two Life’s Too Short Special will air this Saturday 30 March at 10pm.
This hour long special will pick up where end of the series left off following Warwick as he continues life in the uncertain world of show business.
The BBC have released another exclusive clip featuring an amazing performance by Val Kilmer and Warwick Davis as they discuss the idea of sharing the big screen again and explore Warwick’s ambitions for Willow 2.
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.
In 2001 the Chortle Awards was nothing but a big booze up in the bar of the Comedy Café and the winners got a piece of wood that Steve Bennett himself had nailed the Chortle logo to. In 2013, the press was lining up outside of the Café De Paris on Leicester Square to catch a glimpse of some of the many a-list celebrity guests that were all attending the now very classy event. Stewart Lee, Phil Nichol, Paul Sinha, Tony Law and Nick Helm were to be spotted in the crowd alongside very non-comedians Dappy, Helen Flanagan and Lee Ryan and Duncan James from the boyband Blue. It goes to show that the Chortle Awards is no longer just a piss-up in a bar – it’s a high profile, respected and established piss-up in a bar. Comedy Chords had a talk with the man behind Chortle.
Following yesterday’s confirmation of the date and time of BBC Two’s Life’s To Short Easter Special (Saturday 30 March, 10pm) an exclusive video was posted this morning on the BBC’s official website.
Ricky Gervais introduces us to this one-off special and the cult stars and there’s a special clip showing us that Shaun Williamson, Keith Chegwin and Les Dennis could very well have a singing career ahead of them.
There will be a further two exclusive teaser clips release next week prior to the show.
Bridget Christie Minds the Gap is an all new Radio 4 series starting tonight at 11 pm dissecting the current state of British feminism.
When asked her expections of the show Christie said “I like to imagine that couples will listen to it in bed and then split up over something I’ve said. Not really. I hope I bring people together, if anything…”
Tribes are back with a bang as the video for ‘How The Other Half Live’, the first single to be taken from their upcoming second album ‘Wish to Scream’, was unleashed last night. The new album hits stores May 20th and is already available to pre-order at iTunes where you can also preview every single track.
You can also pre-order exclusive UK formats here.
Here’s the aforementioned brand new video. Let us know what you think of the new feel to the band. (Parental advisory)
Trailer Park Boys took its first breath in the form of a black and white movie “mockumenting” the booze fuelled shennanigans of Sunnyvale Trailer Park’s trashy occupants in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Although initially turned down by The Comedy Network, in next to no time the show rocketed to Canadian cult status with the misfortunes and sui generis capers of Ricky, Julian and Bubbles successfully residing on Showcase for a walloping seven-season run.