After a terrible DIY mixup, Nape gets trapped in the cellar but he isn’t alone down there…
Jeb, comfortable in the back room of Wessex Pub of the Year, The Red Lion, has to drink Napes share of the drinks.
Tunes in this ep come from:
Autopilot Club – More Than I Can Get
Socionic – Ignorant Idiot
Warning: May contain traces of Badger.
Download – http://bearcast.co.uk/S4-E4.mp3 or click on the graphic up there.
Via: The Bearcast
Devised and performed by Marty Perrett and me, with Mr Blane William Traynor on the Scottishness, and Dave Probert and Gillian Coyle. Produced and created by Mr Marty Perrett – buy the man a flipping pint, yeah?!
WARNING: Keep an eye on your packed lunch when Office Wankshaft’s in…
It’s in the nature of blogs, I suppose, being published on the whim of their owners rather than for the benefit of a real audience, that they become a way of expressing hyper-sincere views on topics maybe a handful actually care about. So, that said, I am going to do just that right now.
Today, I took a sharp breath, and decided to kill my own sketch show.
There will be two more episodes of A Disappointment, and then no more ever again.
To be honest, I think The Fates have conspired against Series Two for a while. Every time I freed up some time to record, something from the real world would rush in and fill that gap. Managed one episode after an eighteen month gap, promised a further five, and… Well that episode was last July.
It’s never been for the want of ideas. I was positively shitting ideas out at one stage. But it was born in days when I could, and would, piss 3 hours away producing a 45 second snatch of comedy drum and bass, or the sound of Parky lobbing Bovril at a ghost. There simply isn’t time to do that anymore.
Then, last night, I caught an episode of a new BBC2 show ‘It’s Kevin’. And it was what I have been trying to do, being done on TV, mostly way better. So anyone coming to A Disappointment new may well think I’d been on the rob. And who could blame them? Who would you believe – a genuine legend of modern comedy, with an established career, or some wannabe twat from St Ives? I’m hugely glad that show is being made, it’s silly and pure and funny in a way that anything Jack Whitehall has ever touched just isn’t. But it’s clear that, if I was ever destined to do that myself, I missed my chance.
So. Start afresh. Do myself a favour and do something new.
But there is business to conclude. Seagull has an end point, that must be reached, I owe him that. Then there is smashing the whole thing up, like Nirvana wrecked their gear at the end of a set to get out of playing encores. If you’re going to end something, leave a mess.
Anyway. Two more episodes. Then no more.
Thanks, if you came along, for coming along. It’s led to friendships I hold very, very dearly. I will thank people properly in time, and believe me, they deserve that and more.
Now. Back to the shitty cartoons. Sorry for the lapse into self-importance. I did warn you though…
I owe Tom Elliot a lot. His (and Matt Dray’s) much-missed ‘Gentlemen’s Grindhouse’ horror podcast was instrumental in getting me into podcasting. He hooked me up with the GeekPlanetOnline crew, which led to ‘A Disappointment’ finding a proper home, a slew of other projects, and (best of all) friendships that span cities and continents.
So, all round, a bit of a legend. Who I owe pints. Many pints…
In the meantime, before I get to make good on that debt, I was honoured to be asked to take part in his current venture – The Twilight Zone Podcast. Specifically to contribute a reading of John Collier’s short story ‘The Chaser’, the inspiration behind the Season One episode of the same name.
It’s a delightfully wicked little piece and I hope I’ve done it justice.
If you fancy doing something in less of a bullying vein, then please chuck a few quid at https://www.rednoseday.com/donate
Written and performed by Danny Davies, Simon Meddings, Harry Medium, Marty Perrett, Dave Probert and Ian Todd, and produced by Danny Davies with help from the dead.
Music by Ten Hens Dressed As Pens
Direct download: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/40092642/Episode2InRymans.mp3
Written & performed by Danny Davies, Simon Meddings, Harry Medium, Marty Perrett, Dave Probert and Ian Todd.
Produced by Danny Davies, locked in a bus at St Ives bus station.