Ref NoBSUCA/JP/1/2/26
CollectionJohn Pidgeon Collection
TitleLee and Herring interviewed for 'Talking Comedy'
Name of creatorPidgeon, John, 1947-2016
Duration1 hr. 25 min. 37 sec.
Extent1 sound cassette (DAT 125)
1 audio file Broadcast WAVE Format
DescriptionStewart Lee and Richard Herring interviewed by John Pidgeon at The Sound Company, London, for 'Talking Comedy', a BBC Radio 2 programme in which comedians talk about the people that make them laugh. Tape marked as 'Lee & Herring Vox'. This is the unedited interview, not the programme as broadcast.
[1.40] Comedy censorship on the radio. [3.01] Bill Hicks and Intelligent rudeness. [5.20] Swearing in comedy. [10.43] Religion discussed in comedy. [13.56] Monty Python and strong personalities in comedy. [17.50] The Dumb Show and writing comedy. [21.30] Ted Chippington and Simon Munnery. [26.40] Greg Fleet [29.40] The lack of originality in Comedy circuits. [32.01] Al Murray: The Pub Landlord. [39.34] Spinal Tap. [46.39] The Simpsons and American writers. [50.50] Weekending and Peter Baynham. [56.15] Listening to Peter Baynham's Grooming routine (Track is not audible for the listener). [58.24] Listening to Alan Partridge (Track Inaudible for the listener). [1.01.30] Life of Brian (Track Inaudible for listener). [1.03.04] Listening to Harry Hill (track Inaudible for Listener). [1.11.04] Listening to Spinal Tap's Stonehenge bit (Track inaudible for listener). [1.16.07] Listening to Ted Chippington with God and Jesus (track inaudible for listener). [1.21.23] Lee and Herring doing the "Talking Comedy" promotions. [1.26.10] Recording ends.
[Summary by Matthew Hoss]
NotesLPCM wave 16 bit 44.1kHz. Digital Audio Tape (DAT) captured using a Mac running MacOS; SPDIF connection via RME PCI card. Digitisation engineer Adrian Finn, Greatbear analogue & digital media ltd. Digital file topped and tailed.
CategoryAudio recordings
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