Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Pic of the Day

Demetri Martin and David O'Doherty...



Just too cool.

8 comments:

Mouldy said...

Mr Martin looks such a geek, doesn't he? I loved him in Edinburgh.

Just to let you know, on your recommendation I went to see the Caretaker when it came to Brighton last week. Loved it and I circulated the review you did to drum up support for it. So thank you.

AnnaWaits said...

Demetri's an absolute hero! I want him, Simon Amstell, David O'Doherty and Bill Bailey to be on at Edinburgh this year :D

And I'm really glad you liked The Caretaker, it was a great production.

Dean said...

Bill did a new show there last year, so if he doesn't repeat it this year it'll be because he's touring it nationally. I had tickets for one of the shows last year but ended up not going as it was the night after the 36-hour gig and I couldn't face it.

O'Doherty has been doing a show there every year since forever so that's pretty much a shoe-in. Demetri again did a show last year, but I doubt there's much chance he'll be over again. His show was... it was sort of dissapointing in that it really wasn't what I expected (very few witty one-liners delivered in a droll, detached tone) so it was hard to judge on it's own merits. Amstell may well want to do another show now he's all famous and such.

When in Edinburgh I also went to Simon Munnery's show. Munnery had a 70 minute show at The Stand, but this wasn't long enough, so during the interval he asked for people to put 'motions' for his AGM into a hat, and then after the show was over anyone that wanted to could accompony him to the pub down the road, where he went through each and every one and chatted about them in a funny way, encouraging audience participation. The point of this long and rambling story? Demetri Martin was in the audience and also came down to the pub with us afterwards, which was pretty cool :)

AnnaWaits said...

Well don't just show off! Hehee yes that is indeed achingly cool. You'll have to give me your recommendations when the listings come out.

Dean said...

Sorry that was a bit of showing off. I also performed on the same bill as Eddie's Best Newcomer winner Josie Long dont-cha-know :P

In that tiny world between people who know a bit about comedy but not enough that they've ended up involved in the industry, I'm almost cool :)

But yes, I shall give you recommendations but I warn you right now that last year on a first look through the programme I found 65 shows I wanted to see, with a couple more one-off shows and other such things. I then proceeded to divide them up by a three tier system, with the must-sees in Tier 1 (max of 20, around one per day), the ones I quite wanted to see in Tier 2, (25) and the others in Tier 3 - mostly acts I hadn't seen before but looked interesting from the programme (the final 20).
In the end I saw all of the Tier 1 shows, 14/25 of the Tier 2 ones and 4/20 of Tier 3. It was a handy system!

Incidently I did 40 reviews and of those 8 were on my list, which means I saw about 60 shows while I was up there, but then there were all the late shows and stuff on top of that...

Hopefully I'll be up there again this year, though not for the entire festival, unless I can find someone willing to pay me proper actual liveable wages to review for them. Most likely be a week of fitting in as much comedy as possible...

You should come down to the club I gig at in Leamington sometime, you'd really like it (although I realise that's an utterly impractical proposition!). There's like, a guy who eats meat on stage and Prince.

AnnaWaits said...

"And Prince"

Huh?!! Liking the three tier system by the way :)

Dean said...

It was the penultimate day of the festival I finally got to the last tier 1 show so it was close there for a minute :D

Prince:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30277718&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=2203708328&aid=-1&id=61305471&oid=2203708328

Dean said...

Link too long... try this cool review by promoter of Joe's Comedy Madhouse and former Catholic Church spin-doctor or something:
http://oliverspoetrygarret.blogspot.com/2006/12/reckless-moment-mean-streets.html