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post Apr 4 2007, 08:32 PM
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I don't know.

To be honest I don't have a massive problem with the whole plant thing, as long as they're used to lead into a decent routine. Noble using his wife was irritating because the whole bit about her floating above the audience like a genie with an empty yoghurt pot full of peanuts tied to her and distributing them around the room, wasn't that funny.

Bailey can be surreal, but he's far more structured and his ability to use music and humour together is miraculous. Music and comedy mixed normally never works for me, but Bailey's knowledge, technical ability and silliness combined allow him to create wonderfully funny musical moments.

You know why you should never play 'Take Five' at a funeral? Because the unusual time signature detracts from the solemnity of the occasion.

My friend Dave's visiting me thing weekend, I'm going to get him to do some Bailey on the ole Joanna.
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post Apr 4 2007, 08:54 PM
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QUOTE (empathy-with-beast @ Apr 4 2007, 08:26 PM)
But Bill Bailey apparently does use plants? Is that right?
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He does indeed.

During the vegetarian and drugs sections of Part Troll the same people yelled out the same answers at every gig.

I don't know how he thought he'd get away with that, given that he included those sections on the DVD as well.
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post Apr 4 2007, 08:56 PM
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QUOTE (Jessopjessopjessop @ Apr 4 2007, 08:30 PM)
I've heard people call out at gigs, but I don't remember him making material from that stuff...
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The last time I saw him was December 05 and almost the entire show was woven out of interaction with audience members. When I watched the DVD I only recognised about five minutes worth of material.
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post Apr 5 2007, 10:41 AM
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QUOTE (Ghost_862 @ Apr 4 2007, 09:56 PM)
The last time I saw him was December 05 and almost the entire show was woven out of interaction with audience members. When I watched the DVD I only recognised about five minutes worth of material.
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Which kind of implies that a lot of stuff is made up on the night, surely?
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post Apr 5 2007, 12:36 PM
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QUOTE (rebelstar @ Apr 5 2007, 10:41 AM)
Which kind of implies that a lot of stuff is made up on the night, surely?
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Exactly, almost the entire show. But it probably varies on a night to night basis. He may have routines saved for backup if he has a really crap audience who just don't want to get involved.

I liked it better when he wasn't so well known. Last time I saw him the audience was full of adolescent goobers who kept calling out 'random' stuff like 'I've lost my dodo' and he was becoming noticably irritated by it towards the end.
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post Apr 5 2007, 12:39 PM
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Have just got back from the first of five shows I've got tix for at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Tonight we saw Tripod.
They are a legendary Australian comedy trio who also sing really well.

It was a great show!
Lots of good laughs and brilliant music. Their harmonies are always fabulous.

Needs a little polish - but this is opening night of previews.
Anyway, I kind of like it a bit unpolished.

Hooray for Tripod.





Anyone interested - check them out here
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QUOTE (AusChick @ Apr 5 2007, 10:39 PM)
Have just got back from the first of five shows I've got tix for at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Tonight we saw Tripod. 
They are a legendary Australian comedy trio who also sing really well.

It was a great show!
Lots of good laughs and brilliant music. Their harmonies are always fabulous.

Needs a little polish - but this is opening night of previews.
Anyway, I kind of like it a bit unpolished.

Hooray for Tripod.
Anyone interested - check them out here
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Tripod! Brilliant! I love Tripod.
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post Apr 5 2007, 12:59 PM
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Yeah they rock!
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post Apr 14 2007, 12:32 PM
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We went all the way to Bolton last night to see Ménage à Un, which was thoroughly enjoyable (and as it was my first time, definitely made me want to see more live stand-up). However the more I think about it and discuss it with people the more I come to the conclusion Rich wasn't enjoying it as much as we were - possibly because the venue was only 1/3 full, with many of the front row seats empty (although the middle front showed up for the second half). Up-close he also looked worse for wear which was worrisome considering it was only the third or fourth date on the tour. I'd still love to go and see it in a larger venue though.
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post Apr 14 2007, 12:48 PM
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Have been to four shows at the Melbourne Comedy Festival so far this year.

1) Tripod (Aussie comedy/music trio) show was very funny - it was opening night so a little rough round the edges but that just added to the charm

2) Puppet Up (show put on by the Jim Henson company - ie Brian Henson and his crew)
Basically it's improv but done with puppets. Also they have cameras filming them so if you watch the screens you see just the puppets as you would on telly - but if you watch the stage your see the puppeteers doing their thing too.

I was a little unsure about how this would all go - but it was by far the funniest thing I've seen in AGES. I had an absolutely brilliant night and LOVED every minute!

3) Alan Brough. (New Zealand born Aussie resident) This show was unusual because it was more like one-man theatre than a stand-up show. But it was really clever and had a few good laughs too.

4) RockWiz. (this was a live taping of a Melbourne based tv show which, as the name suggests, is a quiz type show about rock music) not actually sure what this has to do with comedy - but it was a really fun night. Hard rockin!



Tomorrow night we are off to see Ed Byrne.
And that will conclude my Melbourne Comedy Festival experience for this year.
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post Apr 18 2007, 03:24 AM
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Wow. that sounds like an excellent festival AC. Glad to hear you enjoyed it!!
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post Apr 18 2007, 08:27 AM
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Jealous of Princesskate. Really want to see the current Richard Herring tour but i couldn't make it to the Bristol gig the other day. Well gutted. mad.gif

It runs for a while so here's hoping i can get to one of the Cardiff dates in June.

Sad to hear it wasn't a sell-out.

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QUOTE (sarkybarker @ Apr 18 2007, 08:27 AM)
Jealous of Princesskate. Really want to see the current Richard Herring tour but i couldn't make it to the Bristol gig the other day. Well gutted.  mad.gif

It runs for a while so here's hoping i can get to one of the Cardiff dates in June.

Sad to hear it wasn't a sell-out.
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Judging from his blog, a lot of the venues have sold out. So don't be sad.
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post Apr 18 2007, 08:35 PM
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QUOTE (sarkybarker @ Apr 18 2007, 09:27 AM)
Jealous of Princesskate. Really want to see the current Richard Herring tour but i couldn't make it to the Bristol gig the other day. Well gutted.  mad.gif

It runs for a while so here's hoping i can get to one of the Cardiff dates in June.

Sad to hear it wasn't a sell-out.
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post Apr 20 2007, 07:59 AM
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Rich Hall in Exeter on Sunday night. I wonder if Otis will get day release to make an appearance.
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