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The New Faces of Wicked Pig Pork Snacks

Well that was unexpected. You may remember that Richard and Dan entered a competition run by Wicked Pig pork snacks to find a new comedy double act. The film, ‘Disparate Set Pieces’ saw Richard and Dan playing caricatures of themselves, in a film about making films. It was basically a satire of The Bakery. To our immense surprise – we won! That’s right: Richard and Dan are the new faces of Stytv and Wicked Pig pork snacks. That’s the most bizarre sentence I’ve ever typed. Look: What does this mean? Well, firstly, according to the terms and conditions: Richard and Dan will not express preference for any other snack category for a 12 month period Which, given Dan’s appetite, will be something of a challenge. But more importantly: Over the next few months Richard and Dan are going to be set a series of comic challenges, which they will have to tackle and document on film. The challenges will be set by Wicked Pig, and will come as a complete surprise to our duo. God alone knows what they’re going to get them to do. The Bakery’s summer has just got a hell of a lot busier . ....

Disparate Set Pieces

Chefs Richard and Dan have entered the following video into a competition to find “the best double act since Horne & Corden.” Will they achieve their ultimate goal and become the face of a new pork snack?

Lazy Anthropology: a film by Pip Price

In times gone by, when Coffee & Corks was still the centre of Canterbury’s cafe culture, Michael Jackson had only just ceased being the baby sitter of choice for parents strapped for cash, and Tom German hadn’t yet broken the Estonian dubstep-black-metal scene, chefs Richard, Dan and Tom decided it would be quite the pleasant evening if they were to play the local folk open-mic night. Calling themselves ‘Baffin Island’ – a name that would encapsulate the transient nature of the ‘band’ – they concluded that this night would be a one off, a tour de force of creativity, and, perhaps most importantly, that it would not be documented in any way. It seems, however, that when they arrived at Coffee & Corks to play this now infamous gig, fate (or at least a budding anthropologist by the name of Pip Price) had other plans… Ladies and Gentleman, Lazy Anthropology:

New Doritos advert

A couple of weekends ago the Bakery was mobilised, and after much hard work from both the Canterbury and London offices – plus lots of help from non-bakery freelance scientists – some new Doritos films were born. These films are all entries into the new Doritos King of Ads competition. Those veteran observers of all things The Bakery may remember that we produced something similar a couple of years that won an award… …So fingers crossed! Enjoy.

Tom German joins YouTube pipe smoking community

Tom German has finally joined the infamous YouTube pipe smoking community, with his first video below. Tom has been learning a lot from YouTube puffers over the past few months, and hopes this video will give a little back to the community he’s begun to love so much.

Look at his little Brummie face

A teaser image for your delight and delectation… …expect something exciting (eventually).

From the archive #2…

The Bakery’s spring cleaning continues, as we stock up the larder with well-matured projects of old. Our Youtube and Vimeo channels have received a long-overdue topping up of films and (for those of you who missed it) our recent BBC Radio Kent Christmas feature is at last available on the Bakery Audio Player! But I thought it was time to air one particular project on the Blog, cooked up many moons ago by Chefs Alaric and Max. Namely, this splendid documentary on Canterbury’s Chaucer College . . . I’m allowed to enthuse about this Bakery production (ignore the “Black Box” business) as I had absolutely no part to play in its creation. I do think it’s an important little film. It’s not only entertaining and enlightening, but it also presents a bare and honest view of Chaucer College, without any deceitful, prospectusy smokescreens. This insular, well-hidden college is a bit of a mystery even to those (like myself) who have lived right next to it, so it’s fascinating to see inside, and to see what kind of experience it offers those students who travel halfway around the world for oily food and curfews.  I know the University of Kent were...

From the archive…

I’m currently remaking my portfolio, after a year of it showing the same damn work and looking generally very shit. Whilst in the process of gathering all of my old work together, I found a truly old piece of cake left behind the oven. Though unlike a lot of the stale old rubbish I find, I actually really like this short animation I made. After all, it was my first attempt at 3D modelling, rigging and animating. Bakery friend Pete Triggs was instrumental in the construction of this film; providing me with Dairylea sandwiches and valuable knowledge on how to use that god-awful program Maya. Also comes with mandatory Jazz Remix. Watch out Adam Droy, that job at The Mill is mine.

Why do a year in industry?

Ladies and gentlemen, the project we’ve been teasing you with for weeks: The Bakery is proud to present … It’s been hectic in The Bakery Kitchen putting this together. Click below to witness the very special blend of beer, immaturity and Macbook-poncery that goes into cooking up every intense Bakery product …

David O’Doherty

Fans of the Gulbenkian Theatre Podcast may recall one of our funniest phone interviews of 2009 was with keyboard-playing Irish mirth-meister David O’Doherty. Well, the Bakery kitchen was delighted to receive an e-mail a couple of weeks back on behalf of the man himself. Apparently he’s currently embarking on his second UK tour (entitled “David O’Doh-party”) and is abstaining from offers to promote it on shit telly. The Gulbenkian Podcast meanwhile (and this is a direct quote from David) is “better than shit telly.” Would we therefore like a new interview? And so myself and Chef Dan made our way to the next venue on David’s list – the OFS Studio,Oxford – with a carrier bag of gifts and a camera to record what happened . . . If you’re in Canterbury, why not head to the Gulbenkian’s very purple new site and get some last minute tickets to his show on Saturday. Or visit David’s hilariously crap website to see if he’s touring near you. You won’t be disappointed, his Oxford gig was a thing of comedic wonder. And he’s a topping chap, to boot. Cheers, David!