Ref NoBSUCA/JP/1/2/33
CollectionJohn Pidgeon Collection
TitleRich Hall interviewed for 'Talking Comedy'
Name of creatorPidgeon, John, 1947-2016
Datend [2002]
Duration25 min. 59 sec.
Extent1 sound cassette (DAT 94)
1 audio file Broadcast WAVE Format
DescriptionRich Hall interviewed by John Pidgeon for 'Talking Comedy', a BBC Radio 2 programme in which comedians talk about the people that make them laugh. This is the unedited interview, not the programme as broadcast.
[00:06] Recording starts during the compilation of (faint) clips, WC Fields [00:37] Rich Hall discusses WC Field [00:56] Another clip plays [02:18] Discussion [2:33] Another clip plays [03:24] Discussion [03:46] Rich Hall discusses a popular comedy group called Firesign Theatre.
[04:37] Another clip plays [05:55] Discussion, “Comedy is the logical conclusion of an illogical premise”. [07:05] Another clip plays (Sean Lock?) [08:54] Discussion
[09:42] Dennis Miller clip plays [11:16] Dennis Miller discussion. Jay Leno’s influence on Dennis Miller. [12:35] another clip is played. [14:57] Discussion about Robin Williams taking influence from Jonathan Winters. [15:30] another clip plays [17:20] Discussion [18:16] Steven Wright (?) clip [18:43] Discussion about extended logic
[19:18] Clip of Chris Rock plays [21:05] Discussion about heritage comedy and racial comedy, white man’s guilt.
[21:51] Intro recordings “Hello I’m Rich Hall”, trail takes, and filler. [24:53] WC Fields [25:35] Recording ends
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.
CategoryAudio recordings
Access conditionsThis recording is available for consultation at the University of Kent's Special Collections & Archives reading room, Templeman Library, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NU for study/research purposes only. Access to audio-visual recordings is through digital listening copies. The University of Kent acknowledges the intellectual property rights of those named as contributors in this recording and the rights of those not identified.
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