Funny Looking Podcast 09 – Dolan’s Hour

Photo by Andy Hollingworth
Photo by Andy Hollingworth

Dolan’s Hour

Here’s Funny Looking Pod 09 and it’s a busy one. From established comedians to those trying out for the first time.

What a chocker “Comedy Round-Up”. (Gav is warming to it…) From Joe Lycett to David Trent via Tom Allen and Mr Kitson. What a line up! Throw in a Gorilla and you have the mantle piece photo to end them all.

Our interviewee is Manchester comedian Michael J Dolan. Pete chatted with Michael for a few hours the other week meaning it’s a great interview packed full of insight but also an absolute horror show to edit. We are very much looking forward to putting out the full edit later in the month http://michaeljdolan.co.uk

Thank you for to the lovely Spreaker people for giving our live nonsense a little highlight – why not come join the party here. You can also subscribe to this 2nd pod via itunes.

Gav has been on two trips out this time around. Firstly to be involved in a filming session where he was cast as a seedy old man. The wonders of make up! Secondly Gav took his inner teacher to see some students try stand up for the first time. With the smashing Keddy Sutton.

If you enjoy this then tell iTunes and then tell us on Twitter!

All the very best. G & P

http://funnylooking.co.uk

Couple of extra bits:

Just to let you know we are getting over excited by The Machynlleth Comedy Festival – See you there?

Thank you to Andy Hollingworth for photo permission.

Hey – That Gittins fella. He plays some mighty mighty tunes on his Spreaker show.  Have a listen here.

Plus the Cumbo – that man has some talent. Here for tunage.

Flogging the Flog

http://funnylooking.co.uk/?cat=11
Floggers

Not content with waffling on about comedy for the past year, Funny Looking are now starting our own blog. We really are partying like it’s 2002.

The Flog (as it will be known and eventually chanted) is a place for you, me and any old Joe Sixpack to share some thoughts on comedy. This could be in the form of reviews, opinion pieces or whatever you see fit. We’re definitely hoping for some seedy Robin Ince fan fiction.

“Oh Robin, when you talk about science, it makes me feel things I’ve not felt in years”

The Flog is aiming to be a community of passionate people writing about things they love. Funny Looking is all about championing things that make you laugh, from the God-like Kitson and Lee to the utter glory of CBBC. Our passion is to share these things with others and in turn find new stuff too. It’s as honest an endeavour as you are likely to ever find.

With little to no marketing effort, we are already getting a few hundred listens to every pod and the aim of 2013 is to push this even further. We already have chatted with some surprisingly amazing people including Arthur Smith, Andy Zaltzman, Simon Munnery and Pappy’s so trust us when we say, we’re a bit of a big deal. (Sarcasm)

So what now…

Getting in touch is definitely the first option. You can do that by all the usual means – twitter/facebook/email. Let us know what you want to say and we will hopefully be able to give you the platform to share it.

A few rules…

1. Needlessly controversial is boring. Smartly explaining your opinions and making people think is not.

2. “Women in comedy” comment pieces are boring. Celebrating someone/anyone who makes you smile is not.

3. If you waffle, we’ll probably edit it.

4. Don’t be a dick (this is a rule for life, not just the Flog)

Right, get going lovely reader.

All the best

Gav & Pete

Funny Looking Podcast 08 – Pappy’s, McCabe & Scotland

 

Pappy’s, BBC Comedy Cafe & Kate Mcabe – what a way to start the New Year! There is so much in this and so much to come – Ambassadors, truly we are spoiling you. Key in the Not the Comedy round up bit is a strong mention of Wil Hodgson (Gav said it wrong on the pod) forgive us Wil (and come on the Pod!)

kate-mccabe

Kate McCabe was so generous with her time, as we mentioned we would put all her contact details here:

twitter handle: @katemccabesays

website: www.katemccabe.me

Charity thing: http://hadrianswallcharitywalk.weebly.com/

& www.comedysportz.co.uk

For a few weeks you can find the specific podcast Gav was involved with at the BBC Comedy Cafe site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rv8pr

Comedy Cafe

It is a podcast we have recommended before and has for some reason become our top favourite!

Our other top favourite podcast belongs to Pappy’s. Those guys. http://www.pappyscomedy.com/

Catch this amazing tour in its final dates in London and set the long range Plus Box for Secret Dude Society

pappysOur live pod with the Venerable Arthur Smith still cometh. He would love you to chat to him LIVE! Here: http://www.spreaker.com/show/the_funny_looking_show Before the 24th of Jan 2013 anyway. Always a great night with Arthur – http://www.arthursmith.co.uk/gigs.php

Skype in: funnylookingpod – or just say hello.

Lots of Love Gav & Pete

Live Podcast with Arthur Smith

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Hello!

And welcome – especially if you are here as a result of the Radio Scotland BBC Comedy Cafe or the Brian Gittins Spreaker Radio Show. What lovely people you are!

We are very excited to announce the #AskArthur Live Podcast this week. Your chance to talk to the the man himself.

 

The Details

Who: www.arthursmith.co.uk

When: Thursday 24th Jan – 9pm

Where: http://www.spreaker.com/show/the_funny_looking_show

How: Skype in – funnylooking pod – leave Questions on our Twitter feed & Facebook with #AskArthur and we will find it and try to ask it.

Now what: Tell your pals!

Cheers

Gav & Pete

x

Flogging Our Blog

 

Not content with waffling on about comedy for the past year, Funny Looking are now starting our own blog. We really are partying like it’s 2002.

The Flog (as it will be known and eventually chanted) is a place for you, me and any old Joe Sixpack to share some thoughts on comedy. This could be in the form of reviews, opinion pieces or whatever you see fit. We’re definitely hoping for some seedy Robin Ince fan fiction.

“Oh Robin, when you talk about science, it makes me feel things I’ve not felt in years”

The Flog is aiming to be a community of passionate people writing about things they love. Funny Looking is all about championing things that make you laugh, from the God-like Kitson and Lee to the utter glory of CBeebies. Our passion is to share these things with others and in turn find new stuff too. It’s as honest an endeavour as you are likely to ever find.

With little to no marketing effort, we are already getting a few hundred listens to every pod and the aim of 2013 is to push this even further. We already have chatted with some surprisingly amazing people including Arthur Smith, Andy Zaltzman, Simon Munnery and Pappy’s so trust us when we say, we’re a bit of a big deal. (Sarcasm)

So what now…

Getting in touch is definitely the first option. You can do that by all the usual means – twitter/facebook/email. Let us know what you want to say and we will hopefully be able to give you the platform to share it.

A few rules…

1. Needlessly controversial is boring. Smartly explaining your opinions and making people think is not.

2. “Women in comedy” comment pieces are boring. Celebrating someone/anyone who makes you smile is not.

3. If you waffle, we’ll probably edit it.

4. Don’t be a dick (this is a rule for life, not just the Flog)

Right, get going lovely reader.

All the best

Gav & Pete

Funny Looking Podcast 07.5 Brian Gittins Live Special

Brian Gittins.

How happy are we that we got the interview we wanted? Thank you Brian for calling in on a very special night for you – What a gent.

We really enjoyed the Gittins Pilot – we really enjoyed the Live Podcast. Go to 4oD and watch the programme then come back and hear our drivel…
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/4funnies/4od#3455346
Big thank you the Adam Warren for calling in.

And to Lorretta Maine & Matt Roper for letting us play their amazing track – Happy Goddam Christmas
Buy it on itunes now! 79p!
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/happy-goddamn-christmas-feat./id582717926?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

http://www.lorettamaine.com

http://facebook.com/FunnyLookingPod
Twitter us up: https://twitter.com/funnylookingpod
Love our website: http://funnylooking.co.uk
Subscribe to us on iTunes: (5 star review – what do ye think?)
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/funny-looking-podcast/id531184732
Humble thank ye’s

Gav & Pete
x

LIVE – Podcast Tonight!

http://www.spreaker.com/show/the_funny_looking_show

We will be watching “Gittins”
Tonight – 11:00pm – Channel 4
And straight after hosting a live chat as a response to the show and we want you to be part of it!
We

will be found at:
http://www.spreaker.com/show/the_funny_looking_show
Straight after the show

and hope that you and the “Brian Gittins Spreaker Chat Box” regulars to call in!
Skype us at:
funnylookingpod
or just chat in our chat box.

A live, late, silly little podcast watch

it – have a beer – call in!
In the Spirit of the Gittins podcasts themselves – we can only guarantee shambles and our embarrassment and failure.

Invite your friend that likes comedy to the nerdy degree we do…

Funny Looking Podcast 07 – Ellis & Munnery – Straight outta Chorlton!

This is the first pod recorded in Pete’s new palatial suburban abode. Meanwhile Gav’s been sunning himself in a Spanish villa. This truly is the most middle class podcast.

This time we have got some INCREDIBLE guests. Simon Munnery and Hayley Ellis let us put questions to them and we loved talking to them.

http://www.hayleyelliscomedy.com/
http://www.simonmunnery.com/

There’s also Not the Comedy Round Up where we don’t quickly talk about stuff we like. (Although we do and it’s enjoyable)

Finally there’s Limmys Show. He would definitely hate us but we definitely love him.

http://www.limmy.com/

If you enjoy this honest yet shambolic thing then please get in touch. All the details are at:
http://facebook.com/FunnyLookingPod Twitter us up: https://twitter.com/funnylookingpod Love our website: http://funnylooking.co.uk Subscribe to us on iTunes: (5 star review – what do ye think?) http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/funny-looking-podcast/id531184732
Humble thank ye’s

Gav and Pete

Funny Looking Podcast 06 The Bonus Years – Go Slow with Chris Evans & Kate Tracey

The full chatters with two people you really would like to know better – so you should
Chris Evans gave of his lovely time as he does with his lovely leadership of www.gofasterstripe.com

Kate Tracey – always a winner in our eyes!

One of the finest compares and confident stand up comedians we know. Top tips aplenty in there – listen carefully and you will get a lot from it I am sure.

There is even a sneaky freebie tucked in there somewhere – but you will have to listen to the whole thing to find out…

Catch us on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/FunnyLookingPod

Twitter us up: https://twitter.com/funnylookingpod

Love our website: http://funnylooking.co.uk

Subscribe to us on iTunes: (5 star review – what do yer think?) http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/funny-looking-podcast/id531184732

We love you
Gav & Pete

Funny Looking Podcast 06 – September 2012 – Go Faster Kate

gofasterstripe.com

We like you for listening. We do.

But we like the people we talk about more. You will too…

You might have right-clicked this and saved it.

Listened to it on the website.

Subscribed in iTunes.

How ever you got hear – we salute you.

Solidly packed with the top stuff – you can find:

The award wining Kate Tracey

https://twitter.com/katetracey1

One of the finest compares and confident stand up comedians we know.

Top tips aplenty in there – listen carefully and follow our commands.

The smashingly Welsh Chris Evans gave of his lovely time as he does with his lovely leadership of

www.gofasterstripe.com

https://twitter.com/gofasterchris

The first 3 people that buy something from that website on our recommendation and genuinely do not enjoy it and can tell me why, I will buy their purchase from them full price! I promise that! My money is safe.

 

Once again our man-crush on Tony Law continues when we gush about Go Mr Tony Go – Buy it:

http://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/website.cgi?showclip=1&id=13957

Go see him:

http://www.mrtonylaw.com/#02c/twitter

Pete adds a new feature – ‘From the Postbag’ and after the end sting there is a frankly embarrassing call to Basil Bottler. We are ashamed of ourselves but love Basil.

Catch us on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/FunnyLookingPod

Twitter us up:

https://twitter.com/funnylookingpod

Love our website:

http://funnylooking.co.uk

Subscribe to us on iTunes: (5 star review – what do ye think?)

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/funny-looking-podcast/id531184732

We love you and we love this – let us know what you think and what you would want us to talk about.

Gav & Pete

 

Funny Looking Podcast 05 August 2012 Updated

Andy Zaltzman, the legend, is our honoured and treasured for podcast number 05. The Bugle has to be the finest funniest podcast and from our lowly spot we crick our neck as we look up to them so much.  Recorded before the Olympics, we are concerned that his daily attendance to an event has broken the man…

http://thebuglepodcast.com/

We spurt out our love for the explosion of comedy that has lolloped from the loins of Channel 4 over this summer.  In particular we high light “The Function Room” and we cherry pick a top notch classic – “Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place” – Watch it now and be a winner:

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/garth-marenghis-darkplace/4od

We break all boundaries and meet Simon South, to talk about how magic and comedy combines – Simon freaks Gav with a demonstration of the powers of the Dark Side

https://twitter.com/thesimonsouth

Finally – a crushed voiced Gav shows off about all the shows he has seen at this years Ed Fringe and flings out a few top notch recommendations:

http://www.mrtonylaw.com/#02c/twitter

http://www.timkey.co.uk/

http://www.bridgetchristie.co.uk/

http://www.bobslayer.com/

http://www.hollyburn.org.uk/1.html

Lovely!

Catch us on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/FunnyLookingPod

Twitter us up:

Love our website:

Funny Looking Presents…

Subscribe to us on iTunes: (5 star review – what do ye think?)

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/funny-looking-podcast/id531184732

We love you and we love this – let us know what you think and what you would want us to talk about.

Gav & Pete

 

Funny Looking Podcast 04 August 2012 – Lots of Laughing Animals

Hello and welcome to number 4! From Pete, Gav and appearances by best friend of the show, Clare O’Mahoney.

 

It’s a packed one again – especially created to give you an insight into the things we find funny and what we hope you will love too!

 

Firstly we have an audio blog from my mercifully short time as the producer for Arthur Smith Udderbelly show on the South Bank.

Find out more about the brilliant Wilfredo Here:

http://www.facebook.com/clubwilfredo

Thom Tuck:

https://twitter.com/turlygod

And the very insightful Merissa Burgess here:

http://marissaburgess.wordpress.com

 

We talk about about Veep, the new programme for HBO by Armando Iannucchi.

 

We went to see Simon Amstell on tour, but not together…

http://www.simonamstell.co.uk/

 

We fell mesmerised at the feet of Daniel Kitson.

http://danielkitson.bandcamp.com/

 

We had a fab chat with Gina Jenkinson of Laughing Basset

http://www.youtube.com/user/thelaughingbasset/videos

http://www.facebook.com/laughingbasset

 

Plus we went to two Laughing Cows gigs in Liverpool

http://www.laughingcowscomedy.co.uk/comedy/home.html

 

People we mentioned:

https://twitter.com/katetracey1

https://twitter.com/Hayles_Ellis – http://www.hayleyelliscomedy.com/

https://twitter.com/JenBrister – http://www.jenbrister.co.uk/

 

If you are quick you could get 4 free tickets to the next Laughing Cows Liverpool gig – it’s really easy to do! Details in the pod.

 

Catch us on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/FunnyLookingPod

Twitter us up:

https://twitter.com/funnylookingpod

Love our website:

http://funnylooking.co.uk

Subscribe to us on iTunes: (5 star review – what do ye think?)

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/funny-looking-podcast/id531184732

 

We love you and we love this – let us know what you think and what you would want us to talk about.

Gav & Pete

 

 

Funny Looking Podcast 03 and a bit! The Full Arthur Smith Chatter

Hello sweethearts

Here it is the full 20 minute chat with Arthur Smith and what a smasher he was!

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll enter our competition to win a signed hardback of his autobiography. All you will have to do is guess which number between 0 and 100 he wrote in the book – the closest wins! Entries by July the 9th please!

Email us – Tweet us – knock on our faces and shout it at us.

Plus, one half of us, Gav, will be producing Arthur’s show at the Udderbelly

https://www.underbelly.co.uk/Arthur-Smith

See you there!

Gav & Pete @funnylookingpod funnylookingpod@gmail.com

Funny Looking Podcast 03 – It’s Arthur Smith! Yes – it really is!

Featuring an interview with Arthur Smith.
We can’t believe it – Episode 3 is here. We were sober and clean (though Gav has the remnants of a croaky, sniffly cold – but he does not like to go on about it)

A huge list of links but that is what we are all about!

Love
Pete & Gav
x
@funnylookingpod

Stewart Lee
http://www.stewartlee.co.uk/gigs.htm

XS Malarky
http://www.xsmalarkey.com/
http://www.michaeljdolan.co.uk/

Brian Gittins
http://www.spreaker.com/show/the_brian_gittins_show
https://twitter.com/#!/briangittins1

Podcasts
http://www.comedianscomedian.com/
http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/international-waters
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/dailybacon
http://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/dotherightthing/

http://www.comedycentral.co.uk/podcasts

http://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/richard_herring_lst_podcast/

Arthur Smith
https://twitter.com/#!/ArfurSmith
http://www.arthursmith.co.uk/

Funny Looking Podcast 02! Oh yes – It’s Laurence Clark!

You are very welcome to the second Funny Looking Podcast – We made it!
Straight in:
This time we went on another field trip to see the now hitched Richard Herring in What is Love Anyway. We hope he found the answer to that. Especially as I type this on what is his (and his wife’s) wedding night)
http://www.richardherring.com/
We watched a DVD by the incomporable Simon Munnery. From the highly brilliant Go Faster Stripe:
http://simonmunnery.com/
http://www.gofasterstripe.com/
We listened and giggled along to Pappy’s Flatshare Slamdown
http://www.pappyscomedy.com/
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pappys-flatshare-slamdown/id437801391
We chatted to Laurence Clark, who featured in the recent BBC1 Documentary – We Won’t Drop the Baby – which had actually been aired the night before the interview. And is also on a massive tour at the moment.
http://www.laurenceclark.co.uk/
We also watched the first episode of the 2nd series of 2012
We announced our first ever competition – with a real prize! – If you enter you will probably win…
And we previewed best friend of the show Clare’s Seinfeld website, in readiness for episode 3!
http://seinfeldcatchup.tumblr.com/
Phew! Remember that you can follow and talk us in sooo many ways:
Twitter – @funnylookingpod
FaceSpace – http://www.facebook.com/FunnyLookingPod
SoundCloud – http://soundcloud.com/funnylookingpod
Email – funnylookingpod@gmail.com

We want to hear of your thoughts, ideas, suggestions & directions we should take.
Cheers!
Gav & Pete

There is an Easter Time Easter egg at the end of the pod & the full interview with Laurence will be posted soon!

 

Funny Looking Podcast 01! Spymonkey & Spike

Welcome to the first Funny Looking Podcast, the podcast about comedy that nobody is calling for!
We want to actively look for the funny in any form, whether it is live, on the telly or via that wonderful internet gateway.
This time we watched and chatted about the Sarah Millican Television Programme.
@SarahMillican75

We went out on the road to the first night of The Invisible Dot – New Wave comedy tour with Sheeps – @sheepsofcomedy – Nick Mohammed @nickmohammed and Jonny Sweet – @jonnytweet
http://www.theinvisibledot.com/
We sat on the sofa and enjoyed an episode of OOglies from the edgy comedy factory that is CBBC.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/ooglies
We were very fortunate enough to have some time with Toby Park of Spymonkey. Currently on tour with Oedipussy and Mark Smith of Spike Theatre, also on tour with The Games.
@Spymonkeycomedy – www.spymonkey.co.uk
@spiketheatre – www.spiketheatre.com
If you go to our soundcloud or Facebook page you will find a link to a full 30 minute chat with Toby & Mark – go see their productions – you won’t regret it!
Finally, in an over round bumper first edition, we dug out an episode of Jo Brand’s Like It or Lump It from the YouTube archive.
http://uktv.co.uk/gold/homepage/sid/8254
You can follow us on Twitter – @funnylookingpod – search Facebook for Funny Looking Podcast and listen to the podcast and extras on Soundcloud at:

Let us know what you think and where we should be looking for the funny.
Beware – there is a bit of explicit ‘effin & ‘jeffin! – adult themes and all that – YEAH!
Gav & Pete
@gavcross
@goodoldpj

Special thanks to Clare, Oaksey, Wilco, Keddy & Pete’s Boss!
Music by Robin Surtees – @125notout
This podcast is for some reason supported by Fortom Ltd – www.fortomltd.co.uk

Where Are You?

http://funnylooking.co.uk/?cat=11

 

Funny Looking is a podcast recorded by two men with some terrible audio equipment.

Our aim is to seek out the funny in this slowly decaying world. We all need a laugh and hopefully Funny Looking can guide you to something worth your time. At the very least, our podcast should be able to brighten up the commute to work when you are sandwiched between snogging teenagers and smelly sweaty businessmen.

Funny Looking will discuss live comedy, new TV shows and talk to people better informed than ourselves. We’ll level with you, this isn’t Newsnight Review and our genuine feeling is that anyone brave enough to put an idea into the world needs to be treated with respect.

We are sometimes wrong, often gushing and very occasionally incisive. Enjoy.

Get in touch if you like. (NB. It will mainly be Gav replying as Pete has forgotten the log in details for our email)

You can download and listen too the podcast currently here or find us on iTunes.

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/funny-looking-podcast/id531184732

We would love to do all the follows:

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/FunnyLookingPod

Twitter – https://twitter.com/#!/funnylookingpod

Not only that!

Funny Looking Live

You could get involved with Funny Looking Live!

Sunday Nights

9pm

On Spreaker.

Click HERE to go to the Spreaker page to listen to the most recent.

It’s a all in show, it’s a chat show, it’s not therapy.

Find ‘funnylookingpod’ on Skype or call 0151 528 3575. If you call during the week you can leave me a message an I might play it on Sunday nights show. Get involved!