Friday, December 14, 2007

Speed Racer Trailer (Official) HD-S

Walk Hard Trailer

Why So Serious?

My news site of choice, superherohype has the new Dark Knight International teaser poster see below! Also loads of updates on all the viral marketing sites like The Gotham Times and a funny Jokerised version TheHaHa Times 

Speaking of great sites Dial B for Blog is back in action, which always a joy. 

Thursday, December 13, 2007

My First Comedy review! 4 Dec Concrete (Uea Student Paper)

My very apt  bit reads: 'Lorcan Macgrane(sic) Charmed with his sensitively told observational comedy, regarding mainly pornography and onanism' , yep that about sums it up...

Thursday, December 06, 2007

My Dirty Little Secret

I know, this must be very boring, but don't worry the shameless self promotion will end soon. Below are some pics from the Earlham's Dirty Little Secret Comedy night. 

Didn't get any pics of David Trent he was on the bill with us and one of the best of the night. Christian Ancliff and Dan McKee also did great sets.  The night was organised and MC'ed by Carrie Ann Guthrie

Although people say my set went well, I think it was not as good at some of my other ones, but it was good to do almost all new material (smae old themes of porn and sex though, more geekiness was in evidence)  and try it out, will have it more polished for Laugh Out Loud on Dec 10th at the Rose.  There was quite a mix of ages too, so again felt like shortening some of the more perverse bits. It's a great experience though in how to reword things to be clearer in the joke. I had a bit about a priest coming up to me in primary school when I was reading a Fighting Fantasy book 'Phantoms of Fear' and he goes ' you don't believe in all those goblins and demons and such', I was like no, because, like, it's a book, I don't really believe in fictional supernatural characters that appear in books, and that they talk to me and guide my life...I'm not fucking insane. I then decided to follow it up with the 'hilarious' nonpunchline, 'see what I'm saying is that all Christians are fucking insane', yep didn't go down well, should have just let the first bit percolate. 

Me not impressing some older couples by claiming that all Christians and religious people in general are insane lunatics, note to self: atheist philosophies do not necessarily equal punchlines...

Whoop! first time with my name on a poster though...

Tom and I have the traditional pre-gig smoke and drink

Young Tom Toms

Tom Moran and Kate Bouchier think about their doirty little secrets

They had these little pages where you were meant to write down your 'dirty little secret' mine reads: "I am a Ball Bag"....see above.

Had cheered up by this point...

'Will tell mucky stories about tgirls for food'

A consoling hug from young tom toms

Was it something I said? yes maybe as I said it through a microphone in a crowded room.

Cambridge Based comedy/poetry troupe 12 Guage in mid flow...

Kate with gun (not far as I know) either way it's a got a sexy touch of that video Samuel Jackson is watching in Foxy Brown, don't it...

The merriment progresses at Delaneys (aka 'Deshamey's' the after hours pup of choice for bar staff every Sunday/Monday and also most of the pissed up lunatics in Norwich who don't want to go home) with one of the 12 Guagers, talking comedy, drinking Guinness... it doesn't get any better than this, the odd ride would be nice...and some of them have been very odd. presents: Richard Pryor loaded on cocaine

Lessons learnt from reading the Richard Pryor Biography...

Don't leave your pet monkeys in the care of a crack dealer called "Dirty Dick"...
Mooney, who begrudgingly watched the animals whenever Shelley and I went out of town, resigned his caretaker post once I added Girlfriend* to the mix. In need of a babysitter for several weeks, I pressed Dirty Dick into service. He was my only option. Still I should've know better.
When I got back, both the monkeys were dead.
"They killed themselves," he said, "committed suicide."
"What?" I asked, shocked.
"Yeah", he said, pointing to a gas burner on the old stove in the middle of the kitchen.
"The accidentally turned it on and suffocated".
Pryor Convictions, (2005) p.118-119
*A female monkey Pryor bought to prevent his male monkey 'Boyfriend' fucking him in the ear all the time with his wee monkey dick.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The urban folk tradition

Flann: "I believe I've read all the books that matter"...sweet.

Outline/Golden Star Comedy Comedy Competition

note the 'allternative' spelling of alternative...
Here's some photos courtesy of Norwich magazine Outline of their comedy competition Yer Havin a Laff every second Thursday at the Golden Star.

Tom's comedy stylings after three bottles of white wine...

"I've got can hit them..." a great half-liner from Tom

I am indeed blogging this

A happy winner...

Friday, November 30, 2007

Laugh Out Loud Christmas Special! 10 Dec...

Next gig Monday 10 December
The Rose on Rupert Street

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Priest talks about atheism on Fox News

the new 'fad' of rational would you explain an eye or child birth, that whole miracle, oh yeah god did it....

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Richard Pryor: Gun Shop

John Hurt speaking out

fuck yeah! if you've got a message get the feckin Storyteller to read it to ya! fucking excellent

Italian Spiderman Trailer

International movie cultural appropriation festival.

Turkish Star Trek

Turkish Star Wars

Iain and myself in Cardiff...

This post is probably inspired by Italian Spider-man, see above, but my friend Iain is doing a PhD on these sorts of films. (obviously not Italian Spider-Man, a modern joke on these sorts of films)

What I remember from his papers was that the likes of Turkey have a different concept of the word "copyright" so in this movie Turkish Star Wars (more info here) they just back project scenes from Star Wars and Battlestar Gallactica with blokes in helmets swaying in front of them. Interestingly,the script in this Turkish Star Wars is better than the original.

Another one is Turkish Star Trek, (more info here) where, as Iain explained the Turkish version of Norman Wisdom appears as 'the tourist' a bumbling lunatic that magically appears in these cultural contexts.

So because Monday is my only day off, and Tuesday (for three days a month) is my only morning off, I decided to spend a day watching shite movies, because, like, as a film studies student I don't do that enough.

so here's the full roster of bizarre shit on the Jimmnyhomuncutbe my livejournal site to the crazy shite that's right here....

Shrunken Heads (1994) (more info here)

Puppet Master (1989) (more info here)

and just to show that shite movies are time immorial, here's

Hollow Man II (2006) (more info here)

and to finish two of the most disturbing movies ever made...

Freaks (1932) (more info here)

I had to stay late and sneak a peak on Channel 4 to see this back in the day, and now, it's on the Interweb..for free! ...god bless the future....


Threads (1984) (more info here)

basically the only true postapocalyptic movie ever made, no, we won't be driving around in spiky cars and meeting Tina Turner...we'll be like this and all the smokes will have run out and even if you swap some smokes for some whiskey you'll puke because you've got radioactive poisoning...and it's gonna be it...only if... if you have someone to hug and have a coffee and smoke with after, don't watch it on your own like I did you'll end up blubbing into a beer.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Check this mother fucking shit out!...

I got mentioned in Graham Linehan's Blog: Why That's Delightful!

also I now have a page on the comedian's CV site

Sunday, November 18, 2007

dave allen

Beaver Boys - Tim and Eric Awsome Show: Great Job!

it's dilly
crunk...lookin' real fine

Ah Neon, late nineties nostalgia and Graham Linehan.

Here's a boring tale for you all, it's about my magazine obsessions of the late nineties, when I used to do cartoons and comedy articles for magazines in Belfast and Dublin. It's a long post, but there's loads of pictures. Back before the Internet really happened* magazines were important for geeks like me living in rural Ireland and then Belfast. My favorites were Bizarre and Neon but then the Internet happened and the need for magazines like Bizarre went from 56 percent to 0 percent overnight.

Anytime I go home, I normally pore over my old Neons and on my most recent trip to auld Rockcorry I brought some over to read on the plane like some sort of time traveller getting all excited about the prospect of Leaving Las Vegas being made by Alex Cox. Neon really created an atmosphere of injokes and extreme filmic geekiness that was enthusiastic but was never afraid to say when films were total shite, or good when others thought they were shite. They always referred to Arnold Schwarzenegger as 'Arnolt', and were taking mericiless piss out of the Cruiser before it was fashionable.

Anyway, one of my vague claims** to fame was getting a letter published in Neon in the Vincent Gallo issue cover below(click all pics to enlarge):

Note how my friend Jimmy Hanley has written "[scribble] You Hanley, Hanley, Jimmy" on my most prized copy of Neon. I was angry at the time, but he also pissed on my best friend's head, so I think I got off lightly, plus it kinda looks like a cool tattoo on yon Ricci's arm. This was akin to my wee sister once spilling diluted orange juice on my copy of V for Vendetta whilst I had to play Scrabble, but as you grow older you realize this quirks make your copy different to everyone elses and make them more valuable in emotional terms.

My Letter(it's the first one):

What was the reason for the letter? well, Graham Linehan, who has recently been classed as a bone fide living genius and looks like this:

had been writing one of the funniest film columns I have ever read, "The Filmgoers Companion" and Neon had continued with the column without explanation and his name taken off it, what was the dillio? perhaps I'll never know.

Two columns that I'll never forget are this one about the Titanic

Especially this bit about the "Iceberg Desdemona"

In my memory, there was an elaborate League of Extraordinary Gentlemen/ Leviathan style cut out drawing but that wasn't the case, must draw what I imagined the Desdemona to be. Even now, a mere mention of 'The Desdemona' will have my friends (well one in particular) in fits of laughter (well, I'll be laughing and he'd be there, yeah well I remember that)

The second great Linehan column was his Klaus Kinski adjusting to normal life one (which if you're read Kinksi Uncut, and you should, you'll understand)

Despite Linehan's involvement, they still get Ardal O'Hanlon's name wrong in this review of The Butcher Boy:

Here's some pictures of Mr. Kinksi to send you all peacefully to sleep...'I'm going to the cinema'...

*Hey the Internet, it's a good laugh isn't it? what will happened at the end? it's a great read isn't it? Great characters, twists and turns, I think what will happen at the end will be when we find out that we could have found aliens or gone to space with this technology but it was more important for us to watch a video of a chimp scratching his hole and sniffing his fingers and then falling out of a tree..

**Others include interviewing Mark Lamarr, Placebo, Gary Moore and Graham Fellows.

"when I quit smoking I'll be perfect"...Yeah Tom you really sorted yourself out....

See I'm not saying Neon, great as it was, was perfect, take, if you will, this fawning piece on Tom Sizemore. Look above, this is the chunky down at heel blue collar hero of Saving Private Ryan and the article reflects this by going on about how he's really turned his life around: (click images to enlarge)

And this is the Tom Sizemore of the future we all have to deal with. To quote the above: "My life has completely turned around", says Sizemore proudly. "I'm a success story. I'm one of the winners--knock on wood".....