Jon Holmes and a room full of comedic friends talk radio comedy and dissect everything from sketch shows to sitcoms, dead politicians to presenter prankery. How does comedy really work in radio, what are the pitfalls to be avoided and how can you tell if a joke will work? Radio comedy is a serious business, they say, but how important is comedy to the radio medium? Caution: No wives will be shaved during this session, although we can’t say the same for the one with Steve Wright!
Adam Buxton (BBC 6 Music), Patrick Kielty, Olly Mann. Hosted by Jon Holmes. Produced by James Stirling.
He even came face to face with Thommo but I'm sure he's matured a bit since his last confrontation and promise of threatening behaviour. You'd hope.
Here are some tweets from the event. They're best read from the bottom upwards.
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"We kinda reinvented ourselves on the radio. If it wasn't for radio, we'd been stuffed" Adam Buxton on XFM/6music postC4 late 90s #radfest11
R4's Caroline Raphael on radio > tv comedy moves "Radio is a really good career move. It's not a cul-de-sac" #radfest11
2 clips chosen to represent corpsing: Charlotte Green "earliest recording" , "Aggers" & Brian Johnston #radfest11 Biggest laughs of session
Adam Buxton "We used to drive our own desks at XFM and that was a disaster area."#radfest11
Patrick Kielty "If you're a commissioning editor [of comedy] and you're not self indulgent then what's the f...ing point" #radfest11