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Frame 147 - Maximum Break - An incredible landmark as the podcast hits its 147th frame. Sadly everyone involved is so knackered that this is going to be a total waste of 20 minutes of your life. Richard seems annoyed to be there, the players can't play, the referee can't remember whose go it is. Absolute fucking shambles.More episodes:https://www.c…
 
TOF Episode 67 - Sex Mites. Richard is killing time before the Champion of Champions Taskmaster show airs - has he beaten the odds to win? He and Ally discuss the perverts in our pores, newly single Jerry Hall and soon to be married (?) Olivia Wilde and insensitive to people who obviously weren't witches. There's a return from the dead for an unpop…
 
In Part 2 of the interview, Ashley Pharoah, co-creator of Life On Mars, explains the eight years of development that preceded the hit drama, and how it literally involved bags of money. And entertains us with tales of his other top-rated shows and, ah, Bonekickers.More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/sitcom_geeks/…
 
Frame 146 - No, I'm Czechoslovakia. In a crucial frame in the contest, Me1 takes on Me2 at snooker to see who is the best at snooker. They are both tired and dizzy and there are a few fouls in this one and practically no decent play, But you have to take the rough with the smooth and snooker is a game of two halves, so shut up with your complaining…
 
Twitch of Fun - Episode 66 - Check it! History has been made. Twitch of Fun has gone live, in front of a studio audience, full of countless fans (if you're unable to count over 60). In an impressively unprepared show on a very slow news day, Rich and Ally and the puppets that could fit in Richard's bag discuss the world's loneliest tortoise, the ha…
 
TOF #65: Peanuts In My Throat. Rich is back after a week off due to illness and there's lots of exciting robot sex news for him to chow down on, and lots of peanuts. He and Ally discuss what they'd do with a sweaty finger, how long they'd wait for a girlfriend in a coma and whether they would eat poop in order to defy ageing. A Twitch of Fun fan pr…
 
There most certainly was for Ashley Pharoah, who went on to co-create of Life On Mars, one of the best comic drama series of the last 20 years. In Part 1, he talks about breaking into the industry through writing for soaps and making his own stuff, including Where The Heart Is and Around The World In Eighty Days.More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.…
 
Frame 145 - Württemberg. In a crucial frame in the contest, Me1 and Me2 face off on the old green board to try to determine which of them is best at snooker, whilst Richard propositions an 82 year-old woman who was widowed today and everyone gets a bit too excited about Referee 3 (can you spot the mistake she made in setting up the board?). Hang ar…
 
Chapter 121 - Fometimef ye ftonef are Filent. It's about 5.15pm on 7th June 2022 and it's been a month since the last podcasted stone clear, so we have to feel our way back together. Stripped back to basics, fighting some of the most difficult conditions known to stone clearers and seeing the sprouting of this year's poppies and thistles that come …
 
Frame 144 - Referee Three - In this crucial frame Me 1 takes on Me 2 at snooker to determine who is the best at snooker. And recent refereeing errors mean the frame begins with a bang, with no expense spared for the special effects. Will a new broom sweep the sport clean of claims of corruption. It's an incredibly spooky frame with thrills and spil…
 
Richard is out of the gates and ready for his sideways looks at the news, but wi-fi issues buffer everything up. People watching live get a terrible experience and the disruption takes the wind out of Richard's star sails. The recording has no buffering though so you can finally see what was going on. Rich talks about monkey pox, replacing hands, E…
 
Writing topical jokes for radio is one of the fastest ways to build your credits and get to know producers. With The Skewer winning bucketloads of awards, Scotland's Breaking The News and now a new Radio 4 Extra show DMs Are Open, there's never been a better time to write topical comedy. Learn the secrets of successful gag writing from Dave and Jam…
 
Frame 143 - Fire Referee 1 (Into the Heart of the Sun). An exhausted Me1 and Me2 take to the old green board to see who will win this crucial frame. They are keen to get it over with as soon as possible, but another monumental refereeing error extends play time. Bad for them, but loads more snooker for you.More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/pod…
 
Episode 63 - Man on the Roof. Richard has been booted back to the Thursday night slot by a furious Ian Twitch, but is it better not to be in the harsh light of the mainstream spot? The team chat about Euromillions, penis flowers, a tribute to Vangelis and Harry Potter's self-love. Plus advice from 105 years ago about how to throw your voice. Which …
 
Frame 142 - Frog - A very tired Richard Herring presents this crucial frame in the contest. Can Sybil repeat her amazingly accurate prediction from last week? What were the football scores at 8.03pm? Who raids a snooker match after it is over? Why is an old bamboozled man hosting a Twitch channel? Who will win this crucial frame? Find out by watchi…
 
A Million To One - Richard is nervous about Twitch Of Fun being moved to the prime time Friday evening slot, but is determined to do the show without the stupid puppets ruining his big break. He talks about moon cress, skewers the Tories with his incredible satire that is sure to change minds and discusses arseholes a lot. Should the Queen resign? …
 
Dave and James talk about... talking. How do you bring your comic conversations to life? What gets left out? How do you make it funny? And find out which hugely famous TV writer calls dialogue "the least important part of my job".More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/sitcom_geeks/Support Sitcom Geeks:https://www.patreon.com/SitcomGeeks…
 
Frame 141 - Curse? It's a crucial frame in the contest that might well determine the eventual winner, but will the incredible shift in form continue? There's a big match of football too, but the two early goals arrive too late to get a mention on the soccer round up. Sybil's powers are getting spooky and Me2 is playing for a very special fan. And t…
 
Episode 61 - You Get Out What You Putin. A cock in the BFG and questions over Richard’s mental health, plus a clip that will be played on the news and suddenly not seem so funny. Plus THREE jokes and the start of a nuclear war. There’s also time to talk about Prince Charles's hobbies, grim health news, Dave Chapelle and why Countdown is a job for l…
 
Frame 140 - Porn - It's a crucial frame in the contest, after last week's controversy. Referee one's life is hanging by a thread, but allegations have been made against both players. But at times like these we can only let the snooker do the talking and boy does it talk tonight? No, it doesn't. It's a game.More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/pod…
 
Chapter 120 Moifture - It's before 8am on the 4th May 2022 and Richard is off for a second crack at Chapter 120, the first having been recorded from inside his pocket (though attached at the end of this podcast for completists). Rich gets one foot from a possum-playing rabbit, sees a spooky tree, pontificates on water, the enemy of stone and whethe…
 
Episode 60 - How Uranus was Discovered. Rich makes a pitch to Elon Musk in the hope he might be interested in purchasing another hot internet property. Also on the agenda are watching porn at work, losing the freedom of the city of York and how Right Bollock has inadvertently sent Rich's career on an incredible trajectory that sees him in the prime…
 
Creator of the great comedy monster Martin Fishback, Fergus Craig talks about his early love for Mr Bean, the Edinburgh hit double act of Fergus & Colin, and tries to persuade James that Reeves and Mortimer are the business.More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/sitcom_geeks/Support Sitcom Geeks:https://www.patreon.com/SitcomGeeks…
 
Frame 139 Yellow - The contest couldn't be at a more exciting point and this frame is absolutely crucial. Should the arena be named after the wife of a Neofascist? How are Gala Fairydean getting on in the football? Why are people still watching this when they're allowed to go out now? And will Sybil's Paddy McGuinness prediction come true? Oh and t…
 
Twitch of Fun #59 - Glankety-Glank - Twitch of Fun is BACK for an unprecedented third series, but some changes have been made. Who is out and who is in? Will Rich make it into the squad? Ally is on hand to make some slightly out of date topical references and discuss Adrian Chiles' urinal, Johnny Depp's poo in the bed and what makes the Queen laugh…
 
Frame 138 - Bad News For Paddy - Let the contest continue. More superb snooker action as well as expert football analysis and terrifying visions of the future from a scary doll. Can the Me who has been doing badly hit form at last? Or will the Me who is doing well continue to deliver the goods? And when is Twitch of Fun back? All questions will be …
 
Dave and James talk to Hat Trick boss Jimmy Mulville about his decades of phenomenal comedy success, developing new writing talent and why you should never send him a substandard script.More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/sitcom_geeks/Support Sitcom Geeks:https://www.patreon.com/SitcomGeeks…
 
Frame 137 - Sixty-Nine. It's a crucial frame in this ongoing contest that could well decide the final result. Can the out-of-form player turn things around or will the in-form player stay in form and win? And more importantly, what are the football scores at 8.03pm and what does the Scrappy Doo of Self-Playing Snooker think is going to happen?More …
 
Chapter 119 - Horfe. It's just after 8am on the 8th April 2022 and luckily Richard knows the facts about the sun so isn't scared that it's behind clouds. He has discovered strange markings in the crops that might indicate a lost stone clearing community and for the first time in ages he's gone all Charley Boorman and is taking the long way round. T…
 
Frame 136 - These Are The Days of Miracle and Wonder - We're mourning the death of a cinematic great, but we still need to know the 8.03 football scores, however painful they may be for York City and can Sibyl keep up her amazing 1 week run of getting the result partially correct? It's an incredible frame of snooker from start to finish. You are go…
 
Chapter 118 - Fimile - it's 5.45pm on 31st March 2022 and the ftone gods are fending more terrible weather to blight Richard's attempts. But what is the snow like? There are some talking stones and a bit about daffodils. And another visit from a mysterious figure.More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/stone_clearing_with_richard_herring/…
 
Part 2 of the advice-packed interview from Daniel Peak, one of our most successful sitcom creators. Code 404, Not Going Out - and he's not afraid to talk about the ones that got away. This week, Daniel heroically relives Big Top, an episode or six of what happens when a sitcom fails to please the Lords of TV Criticism.More episodes:https://www.come…
 
Frame 135 - Post-Watershed - The snooker is recorded at 9pm this week, meaning a certain number of swear words are allowed, but will the Mes use them all? And can they top (or just copy) the Oscars? And how will having football scores from later in the game affect things? What the Hell is this thing? How is it still going on? Why are you enabling i…
 
...announced in this week's bonus episode. Dave and James discuss what made it onto the shortlist, how the quality of scripts has improved in recent years and why the future of narrative sitcom is hopefully assured. (And congratulations to Lloyd Glanville for the winning script Unsustainable)For show notes seehttps://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/sitco…
 
Frame 134 - Ajax - The snooker is in danger of being replaced by a football update service. Which I think might be more popular. But Sibyl would surely warn us if that was going to happen, so accurate are her predictions. Anyway, more snooker playing in what is a crucial frame in the competition.More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/richa…
 
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