Armando Iannucci is a legendary comedy writer originally from Glasgow, now residing in London. He created hit shows such as The Thick of It and its offspring Veep. He developed the celebrated character, Alan Partridge, and wrote the screenplay for the 2009 political satire film In The Loop . He has won countless Primetime Emmy and BAFTA Awards, and has worked with some of comedy's greatest actors.
This week, Armando and Jesse sit down to talk about writing The Thick of It, working with renowned actors such as Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Peter Capaldi & Jeffrey Tambour, and how he found humor in Stalinism for his upcoming film The Death of Stalin.
Josie Long is a British comedian who started stand-up at a young age, winning one of England’s most prestigious comedy awards at the age of 17. She has toured with legendary comedian Stuart Lee, and has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe regularly over the past 10 years.
She performed a live stand-up set for Bullseye Live in London. Her latest BBC 3 short TOP TEN: Opinions That May Or May Not Have Got Me Dumped (Josie Long) is a good summary of Josie's comedic sensibility.
Sharon Horgan is a British comedy actor, writer, and producer. These skills have been used in tandem on many of her projects, most notably Catastrophe and Pulling. Her upcoming HBO show Divorce stars Sarah Jessica Parker.
Sharon and Jesse discuss the differences between Catastrophe and Divorce, writing about sensitive topics, and the autobiographical nature of her projects.
Romare is a London based electronic music artist on the Ninja Tunes Label. His new album Love Songs: Part 2 will be released November 11th.
Jesse talks about the modesty in Houston rapper Devin the Dude’s songs.
Jordan and Jesse perform live at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in London, England at The Phoenix.
BONUS SEGMENT with Mat Ricardo -- http://bit.ly/169gzcm
Episode 3 of Royal Baby Watch is here as hard-hitting/hard-loving journalist Dave Hill goes toe-to-toe with a relationship counselor to find out exactly how this baby might affect Prince William and Kate Middleton’s relationship/boning habits. Then Dave takes matters into his own hands by both hiring an escort for William and learning how to handle a rifle in the event that anyone tries to get near that damn baby.
Royal Baby Watch gets even hotter for Episode 2 as intrepid and extremely well-dressed reporter Dave Hill sits down with the Chairman of the British Monarchist Society to ask the tough questions about Prince William and Kate Middleton and also meets with prospective buyers of his very own line of Royal Baby-inspired merchandise, including but not limited to, the Kate Middleton vajazzling kit and the Prince Harry dildo (Nazi and non-Nazi versions available).
Episode 63 of Dave Hill's Podcasting Incdient is here with extreme heat and also meat as I sit down with professional butcher Ted Rosen from Dickson's Farmstand Meats at Chelsea Market in New York City. If you've ever wondered what it's like to hang out in a meat locker or simply like to hear two men talk the goddamn truth behind various cuts of meat, you will probably have a seizure listening to this podcast. We also talk about several other non-meat related topics you won't want to miss. As if all that is not enough, I also check in with my secretary Shaina Feinberg and Ian Ball delivers the Hot Jamz from London and it's so awesome you'll probably have to sit down. For more information on this podcast and other Dave-related topics, please visit my incredible website at www.davehillonline.com and follow me on Twitter at @mrdavehill. Okay, great, thanks.
By Chris Bowman
In a continuing effort to initiate the uninitiated, we bring you a brief conversation with the UK side of this month’s installment of International Waters. Holly Walsh may be best known as the comedian who broke her elbow on a very public stage. Or possibly for her Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer nominated show Hollycopter. She’s appeared on many British panel shows including the pop music quiz show Nevermind the Buzzcocks and 8 Out of 10 Cats. Tom Allen is a Fringe festival veteran. After six consecutive appearances, he decided to sit it out this year. He’s a regular cast member on the BBC Radio Four show Bleak Expectations. He also writes and presents the show Dictionary Corner.
There’s a disturbing trend with the comedians who have been on this show. They are all exceedingly nice. Which begs the question: "What do they know that we don’t know?" For now, I think it’s residual Olympic fever.
International Waters: Holly, you are only the second repeat guest to appear on International Waters. Please describe how it feels.
Holly Walsh: Well, I feel like the first time I learned a great deal. Also, I’ve watched a lot of the Olympics, so I’m going to use some sporting phrases. I feel like I did enough in the first to get me through to the second one. But right now, I’m going to dig deep, I’m going to look forward, and I’m just going to do the best I can.
Jordan and Jesse sit down to discuss subcontinental prostitutes, Turkish Delights, Paris is Burning and their trip to the Olympics in London.
Recorded live at the Leicester Square Theatre in London, Jordan and Jesse are joined by special guest Graham Linehan.