Wayne & Shuster, Selected Short Subjects (1961) One of the things I love about comedy on vinyl is how dated it is; so you imagine an era when it was The Entertainment – you were invited around to hear the chuckles and join in with them. Maybe a polite dinner, some chat, and then the […]
Welcome to episode 92 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat. This conversation is me chatting with “the Godfather of New Zealand Comedy” Scott Blanks. Twenty years ago he turned an old porno theatre into a comedy club – The Classic. It’s still rolling on, with nightly comedy bills. […]
There was a time when I would listen to Bill Cosby records. But as I told you all recently that time is most certainly over. I still retain some affection for the idea of a comedy record – and by that I mean an LP, a stand-up comedy show pressed to vinyl. There’s something wonderfully indulgent about […]
jesus, FUCK! – Alan Bennett is 83. I better get watching – and reading – his books, his TV, his films, scripts… Shit! There’s too much for me. (I’ve read some, seen some – but there’s much to revisit, and so much to try, to find, to hunt, to line up). A name gets mentioned, […]
Welcome to episode 31 of Sweetman Podcast brought to you by Phantom Billstickers. This one is a conversation with Jonny Potts – a Wellington-based comedian. You can follow him on Twitter where he tweets jokes and asides and pop-cultural commentary/comedy as/at Faster Camels – @fastercamels.
Chris Martin and Carl Donnelly are both British comedians (stink one having the name Chris Martin eh…?) and they did a show together last year, and I reviewed it. It was the first comedy show I’d reviewed in quite some time – since then I’ve covered a couple of others, but my tolerance for always […]
I don’t remember discovering Dr. Katz in any special way – pretty sure it was just late-night TV, often you’d find such great things in that way (remember Herman’s Head anyone?) Those shows that don’t quite play right – but are fantastic to all who find them. Dr. Katz was one of those. It’s become […]