The John Dredge Nothing to Do with Anything Show: Series 2, Programme 6
7 Jan 2013 @ 01:00 am
Lo, we find ourselves at the end of another season of nutty audio raves from John Dredge and his heavily-coerced team of Richard Cray, Anna Emerson, Greg Haiste, and James Shakeshaft until such a time as they are prepared to go “boing” in the same room as each other again. But never fear, odd listener, for they go out in fine style with an appearance from the latest in extra-terrestrial specimens – and all for the price of a single Green Shield stamp. Now, there's value, value fans! Plus David Lynch makes a surprise appearance. (Oh, damn – I've ruined it.)
The John Dredge Nothing to Do with Anything Show: Series 2, Programme 5
31 Dec 2012 @ 01:00 am
John Dredge says goodbye to 2012, also known as the Chinese Year of the Accoutrement, with yet another one of those crazy end-of-year round-ups of the year’s most shocking household implements. There will also be odd noises of all shapes and sizes, plus an argy-bargy of aquatic goodies including the sound of a very large splash, courtesy of our friends at Thames Water. All this, plus Leighton Buzzard in Color - whoopee! With Richard Cray, Anna Emerson, Greg Haiste, and James Shakeshaft.
The John Dredge Nothing to Do with Anything Show: Series 2, Programme 4
24 Dec 2012 @ 01:00 am
The omnipresent John Dredge returns – or does he? Some say he’s never been away - but tune in to find out anyway. Listeners in New Malden should take note that our roadshow team of one is also in the area, so please stand well back and allow her to pass along Coombe Road unhindered. Also this week: Who's behind the cartoon door? Is it Lord Hailsham? Or is it Richard Cray, Mark Davison, Anna Emerson, Greg Haiste, and James Shakeshaft? It's difficult to tell in this light.
The John Dredge Nothing to Do with Anything Show: Series 2, Programme 3
17 Dec 2012 @ 01:00 am
In the thrid of six new podcasts, John Dredge invites our crack team of announcers to announce what's in this week's announcer-packed programme, with each and every single announcement lovingly frosted with audio glucose. We welcome back agricultural song stylist Farmer Collins for some reason, and there's other things both here and there. If you'd like to swap this podcast for a game of Ker-plunk with half the accessories missing, give Noel a call on 01-811-8055. Otherwise: biscuits! With Richard Cray, Anna Emerson, Greg Haiste, and James Shakeshaft.
The John Dredge Nothing to Do with Anything Show: Series 2, Programme 2
10 Dec 2012 @ 01:00 am
In this week's edition, sideboards rule the roost and there's cubes a-plenty when Reigate comes into the picture - yet all is not as it seems (observe the conundrum as our theme tune is marched straight out of the studio). Pop personalities and phone-ins galore are also very much in short supply tonight, so grab your armchairs and await further instructions / know-how. Plus Trip Advisor's Peter Pilbeam tells you where to go...but not why, sadly. With John Dredge, Richard Cray, Anna Emerson, Greg Haiste, and James Shakeshaft.
"Outlandish, surreal comedy following in the hallowed footsteps of Monty Python and The Mighty Boosh" - METRO
The John Dredge Nothing to Do with Anything Show: Series 2, Programme 1
3 Dec 2012 @ 01:00 am
NEW!! Raise your holdalls once more, as the time has come for John Dredge to invoke the spirit of plinths, cagoules and vestibules and unveil a second series of Nothing to Do with Anything Shows. In this first act of audio audacity, we highlight the achievements of man, woman and shrew with not only the sounds of tomorrow today but also the sounds of today tomorrow. Come one, come all: our Frinton studios await you! And why not join Richard Cray, Anna Emerson, Greg Haiste and James Shakeshaft in signing our logbook afterwards?
Taylor Glenn's Psycomedy - Programme 4: Ola
15 Jul 2012 @ 01:40 am
In her fourth and final consultation with comedians, award-winning comic and former psychotherapist Taylor Glenn talks to 24-year-old Nigerian Christian stand-up Idris Olawale Gbaja-Biamila, thankfully better known to MCs as Ola, about race, religion, and finding fun amidst his ambitions.
So far Ola has gone a long way to fulfilling those ambitions: writing for and appearing in MTV Base's The Jason Lewis Experience, becoming a finalist in FHM's Stand Up Hero on ITV4, and performing in the UK, US, and Dubai in the last six months alone. He's also found time to write his first e-book, Dear Future Wife (available at www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3052558). Keep abreast of what Ola does next by visiting his Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/olathecomedian.
You can see Taylor Glenn's full Edinburgh Fringe solo debut, Reverse Psycomedy, at 11.30pm nightly from August 1st to 26th, except the 13th, at the Gilded Balloon Turret. Tickets priced between £5 to £9 are available by visiting the Gilded Balloon website or by calling the box office on 0131 622 6552.
Taylor Glenn's Psycomedy - programme 3: Lindsay Sharman
23 Jun 2012 @ 02:00 am
UK-based American stand-up Taylor Glenn returns with another in her series of interviews with fellow comedians about life on and off stage. This week, Lindsay Sharman shares her journey with Taylor, finding humour in tragedy and debating the question of vulnerability on stage.
If this podcast gets you in the mood for more complimentary comedy therapy, be sure to check out Taylor's Edinburgh Fringe solo debut, Reverse Psycomedy at the Gilded Balloon Turret (Aug 1st-26th, not 13th, 23:30). Tickets are priced between £5 and £9 depending on the date of show (concessions and discounts are available) by visiting www.gildedballoon.co.uk/tickets/performances.php?eventId=14:97 or by calling the box office on 0131 622 6552.
Lindsay is also appearing in two shows at Edinburgh 2012. First, there's George Ryegold's God-In-A-Bag, along with Red Dwarf's Hattie Hayridge and The Trap's Dan Mersh, at the Underbelly, Bristo Square at 13:45. Later. at 21:15, she'll be MCing Owen and Bettesworth's Sung and Unsung at Sweet Grassmarket. For more details on both shows including dates and ticket prices, visit the official Fringe website at www.edfringe.com.
The John Dredge Nothing to Do with Anything Show - programme 6
20 Jun 2012 @ 02:00 am
This week's indie comedy special includes the new single by Fractious Nit and an interview with pop twinnock Rex Twix. Madonna and Morrissey will be arguing in the kitchen, and there's another mention of New Malden as well as an uncanny reference to steam engines. We're still looking for people to take part in our new game show Get in the Sideboard with a Crazed Lion, so do contact us on this number. There's also the first episode of an amazing new science fiction adventure serial, so it's very unfortunate that this is the last programme of the series.
The John Dredge Nothing to Do with Anything Show - programme 5
13 Jun 2012 @ 02:00 am
On this week's programme, there's a very special interview which we can't tell you too much about because we've forgotten who it's with. Acclaimed non-Frinton-based actress Anna Emerson will also be saying several words, and guest star Reg Chimpolomew will be doing very little. There's also the ongoing adventures of Basil the Cylinder, the answer's to last week's holdall-based quiz, and a whole host of other fabulous things which we've also forgotten about.