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Birmingham Comedy Festival 2022 runs from 7th-16th October 2022, and our very own Richard Dadd is doing no fewer than five shows. Check out the full listings and details at bhamcomfest.co.uk He’s also been nominated for the prestigious Breaking Talent Award, which will be held at the Birmingham Glee Club on Friday 7th October. Richard will do a spot alongside 4 other specially selected acts, before the judges decide who they deem the winner. For me details CLICK THIS CHORTLE ARTICLE.
For the first time in a thousand years, we have a brand new 6-part audio comedy series for your listening pleasure! Starring Richard Dadd as Satan Himself, alongside award-winning comedian Eric Rushton, each episode eavesdrops on a soul-searching philosophical conversation between the two of them, as Eric grapples with whether he really is friends with the King of Hell, or if it’s just his mind slowly disintegrating. The animated trailer is the fantastic work of Dan Fryer, and there will be much more where that came from very soon! So get yourself over to your favourite podcast platform and type in TEA WITH THE DEVIL or forever burn in the fiery pits. anchor.fm/teawiththedevil
BREAKING NEWS: Santa gives Press Briefing from the North Pole. A festive sketch written and performed by Richard Dadd, with additional material by West Midlands comics Mary Flanigan, Sham Zaman, and Eric Rushton.
Hot on the heels of the Birmingham Comedy Festival Spooktacular, Mary Flanigan and Richard Dadd have brought a condensed version of the show to Mark Watson’s 24-hour Watsonathon Twitch stream. Across an entire day of non-stop streaming, Mark was joined by an array of comedy guests, and at 4AM he summoned the Devil in the form of Richard Dadd. The show was raising money for Turn2Us and the Comedy Support Act – both causes helping people in financial straits, in this crappest of years. You can watch Mary and Richard’s segment below, and donations are still welcome at donate.watsonathon.com
Cop a load of this poster, which Dan Fryer has designed to promote the “Pick Your Own Escapade” interactive comedy show, happening as part of this year’s Birmingham Comedy Festival. You’ll notice the poster features Richard Dadd in Satanic form, and that’s exactly the role he will be adopting as part of the show. For full details CLICK HERE
Welcome to 2020, the first year to be sponsored by Satan himself. Here’s what the old devil’s got to say for himself… Later on in lockdown, Satan was summoned once again, to answer your burning questions… And finally – even the Dark Lord feels a bit down in the dumps sometimes… For more of this sort of nonsense, please follow the Richard Dadd comedian Facebook page!
The more observant among you might have noticed a global pandemic has been causing a spot of bother lately. Back in March, finding himself in lockdown, and with all his stand-up gigs cancelled, Richard turned to desperately recreating the West Midlands comedy scene in his bedroom… It took several long months, but finally the lockdown restrictions started to ease. Richard was finally free to go out into the world and make contact with his fellow local comedians. But what he found were just the broken shells of people – worn down by isolation and a lack of gigs, they had all but lost their minds… Spare a thought for the next rambling mad man you encounter shouting in a park. Once upon a time, he might have been an obscure local stand-up comedian.
Back in the days of the Gulbenkian Podcast we recorded a 30-minute interview with comedy legend Andy Hamilton. Unfortunately, only a couple of minutes of this material was ever used, so the majority of this interview has gone unheard UNTIL NOW! So let’s take a trip back in time to the Gulbenkian mop cupboard and join me and Andy as we chat about comedy writing; the differences between TV, Film and Radio; his memories of Douglas Adams and Geoffrey Perkins; his sitcoms Outnumbered, Drop the Dead Donkey, Old Harry’s Game and much more…
Should’ve mentioned this a while back, but the old webakestuff Twitter account is now the Richard Dadd Twitter account. So if that sounds like something you might enjoy scrolling through on the loo then head over to: twitter.com/webakestuff Also, if you like lurking in rooms above pubs you might find Richard doing stand-up comedy these days. Probably best to check his Twitter feed for news on that sort of thing. Meanwhile, the first new Bakery film in an absolute age is due to be completed soon. It’s a 10-minute piece filmed in Birmingham, and is the first short film collaboration between Richard Dadd and Dan Fryer since The Last Bookshop. It will contain the words “circle” “chocolate” and “gondola.”
Our very own regular from the blog comments Mr Geodaddi sparked a feature on BBC Radio 4 today, when he phoned in to ask why modern TV historians are allowed to get their grubby fingerprints all over the precious manuscripts. Skip to 20mins50 to hear the answer…