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Brighton podcast

December 9th, 2009 · Posted by Skuds in Life · 2 Comments · Life

I took Frankie out to another comedy show tonight.  Something a bit different this time – Richard Herring and Andrew Collins doing a live recording of the Collings and Herrin Podcast in Brighton.  To be honest, I was a bit disappointed.Every few months there are suggestions that the podcast is running out of steam, has peaked or has jumped the shark.  I don’t think that was the case or is the case now – they have just had a couple in a row that didn’t really do it for me and comedy is such a subjective thing that you have to expect that every now and then.

Personally I am just tired of the reading out of stories written by the pre-teen versions of C&H.  Unfortunately they seem to enjoy them and will probably continue, but it is a finite supply they have and it will run out soon, so I’ll just ride the wave.

Having said that, I quite enjoyed the version of the story The Thriling Three that Richard did on his other podcast, but that was more for the acting and business around it.

The disappointment was really that the whole thing felt a bit flat.  The last time they went to Brighton was one of mah favourite podcasts and I was hoping this one would be another high point but, for me, the reading out of old stories and the 70s paper version of the profanity app took up far too much of the time.

It was good to see the secret dancing demonstration though, in fact I thought Andrew Collins did very well on his own for somebody who is not a natural live performer.  He is actually a lot better looking in real life too.  Most photos I have seen of him are ones taken from a crappy webcam on his laptop.  It is quaint in a way, how he has to wave a laptop around to take a photo.  Maybe I should have taken the opportunity in the Q&A session to ask if he has heard of normal digital cameras…

It was not a bad night out. At one point I really was crying with laughter – unfortunately at the bit you really should laugh at. So not bad – just nowhere near as good as I had hoped it would be.

Part of the problem may be overfamiliarity as a result of following both twitter feeds, having both blogs on my RSS reader, and listening to both podcasts – sometimes you hear things that you have already encountered in several stages of development over the past week – but more often it means you get lots of interplay between them and references that would otherwise go over your head so in most cases it is positive.

I guess it was just my bad luck that one of the few episodes of the podcast that didn’t do it for me was one fo the few live ones and the only one I have been to.

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  • Ashley

    I would say that Richards other podcast is worth seeing. Last Aiotm next monday, so I am making a special effort to be in london for it. Not too bad from Reading, but still quite a few hour out the day. Worth a watch if you get a chance.

  • Skuds

    I have been sorely tempted – but it is quite a drag getting into and out of London for a weekday night out.

    Maybe I’ll have a go if it comes back next year (and fingers crossed for that)