Tuesday, 1 December 2015

August to November 2015

Let's start the month with a bit of new Attack the Block artwork

And then there is this mash-up

Then there was this poster and brief review from the Green Man Festival (the one in the Brecon Beacons).

Adam played Brighton.

Radio Times did a piece on adverts before people were famous and somehow, on that pretext, they decided to shoe-horn Adam's video of him larking around with Joe and Louis. Imagine?

I was thrilled to attend BUG 48 tonight because Jonathan from Everything Everthing was the guest. That's double win, for the record.

Then he was up to Manchester for a birthday gig.

This was pleasing

Messy Goes to Okido aired for the first time on 7th September.

And the following week, it happened. The imbalance on the planet shifted a little way back into place as Adam launched Series One of his own podcast, starting with Louis and Baaadad. Wired got in quick with an interview.

As you can imagine, it shunted it's way to the top of the podcharts quicker than you can say "bread rolls"

As the weeks rolled on, the wonderful Sally Grosart persisted in illustrating each pod. Adam has put most of them on his blog but just in case, they're gathered here.

Toward the end of the month, Adam hosted the AV Awards.

And Joe went to a BFI event in Manchester to discuss his film from the olden tymes.

This sort of thimg amuses me(follow conversation).

I don't know if you knew this already but John Boyega, who was Moses in Joe's Attack the Block, has been cast in the latest sci-fi sensation. He talks about it here.

Adam will do anything for a free dinner but hosting catering awards was more than he could have hoped for.

Excellent Visual Find of the Year goes to this:

I don't even know what Pro Max UK is and I'm certainly not going to waste any internet time looking it up.

The original Saltyman made a film for Adam's intro jingle.

Scroobious Pip invited Adam into his podcast shed and while he was about it, they did a switcheroo in the interviewer/interviewee department.

The top secret film that Garth Jennings teased in Adam's podcast was made public.

Adam took two BUG Specials to Barcelona - Radiohead and Bowie.

Then he raced back to London for the Beatles BUG Special.

November 3rd also brought the news that Channel4 have commissioned a full series of the Graham Linehan & Adam Buxton comedy "The Cloud" on the strength of the unaired pilot they did. More deets here.

This tickled me,

Film4 showed Attack the Block in it's rightful slot - late on bonfire night.

No peace for the delightful. Adam hosted the UK MVAs on bonfire night.

and a couple of days later, he was at the Union Chapel.

....then another charity gig at KOKO

Miranda Sawyer has been holding the flag high for Adam and Joe over the years and is firmly behind Adam's podcast. You can listen to In Pod We Trust here.

On the same weekend, Gemma Cairney featured an old "Best of Adam And Joe" sequence on this show.

Then the month of November ended with the sad passing of Nigel Buxton. The news didn't break until a couple of weeks after the fact but the fascinating obituary is here.
Nigel made blog entries from time to time, which you can read here.  He had an incredible life and my heartfelt pained facial expression goes out to Adam and his family.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Too Much Information

I'm so horribly behind with this blog that I'm going to try three months at a time. It'll make it a bit lumbering but I can apply the toffee hammer at a later date, I suppose.

One of the first things Adam did this month was break Twitter with a hashtag.  Days of mirth ensued.

Ah. Good times.

I am over twelve and what is this?

Adam and Joe's Bobby De Niro song nicely shoe-horned in at Sabotage Times.

In the absence of any news from Lord LongShanks, I am going to post a Joe Cornish Photography tweet each month until the rotter shows his pale hand.
May 1st apparently heralded the last day of recording for Messy Goes to Okido.  This is a show made for CBeebies and has 52 x 11 minutes episodes, apparently.

Out of the blue, a little film popped up on the Channel 4 website featuring Adam Buxton and Romesh Ranganathan discussing some sort of gaming thing. It's explicite so I won't embed it.

Adam joined Ruth and Martin's Album Club for some waffle about Light Up Gold by Parquet Courts.

Bank Holiday Monday got off to a slow start so I posed a question, that was correctly answered.

In the middle of the month, Zoe Ball delighted us with a real sighting of the elusive Cornballs at the Man Up premiere.

Adam (and Joe) was confronted with two copies of Song Wars Volume 2 to sign at The Idler gig.

On 21st  May, Adam spoke to ex 10CC guy & music vid directing behemoth Kevin Godley about his book Spacecake at the Apple Store, Regent Street. I've either lost the link for the podcast, or it was never put on iTunes.

There are more Ilkley photos here and here.

June kicked off with BUG 47. The guest directors were Becky and Joe and this heralded the return of Adam in the hosting costume.

June is the month of Adam's birthing anniversary too.

He also took a Best Of BUG to DOCFest in Sheffield again this year.

Mid-month, Adam hosted the RTS Awards for SkyArts. There are some clips here.

On 24th June Adam was meant to be on telly for Would I Lie to You (Repeat) and Catsdown, but the latter was swapped for a different episode. Didn't bother Adam though - he was playing Bush Hall that night.

The month rounded off with another repeat of Adam and Joe's Famous Guy on Four extra.

July pretty much began with Manchester International Festival and Adam was on RadMac's 3rd July show to celebrate.  He also took part in a performance capture event for Ed Atkins.

I've probably put too many pictures in here but I'm giddy at the thought of Adam being so close to Tim Key.

Adam returned to London to present a New Director's Showcase for Saatchi at the BFI.

Anton Savage interviewed Adam ahead of his Dublin show and on the self-same day, the loon did the Comedian's Comedian Podcast in London's Soho Theatre, then raced down to Bristol on one of those taxi-bike things for a late show.

Looks like he managed to sort out accomodation for a layover in Bristol, though. Show reviewed here.

Tom Dunne interviewed Adam via the phone on his show, ahead of the Vodaphone Festival in Dublin and there was a review here.

I do enjoy a bit of random mid-month pleasure

There was a free screening of Attack the Block in Brooklyn

Franz Drameh on the screen and Liberty in the background.

Adam's new episode of Catsdown was aired on 25th July, finally.

I call this picture "Happy in Dublin"

The month ended on a sadder note and Adam was moved to tweet a tribute.

Friday, 1 May 2015

April 2015

Adam started the month by joining a bunch of other wonderful comedians on the stage at the estimable 100 Club.
He did a brilliant set without his laptop! He's a fully functioning, independent giggle machine.

He also did some Work in Progress this month at The Invisible Dot. I don't know whether he was flying without the aide of an Inter Net again but the Twitter reports were all shiny.Oh - I see someone mentions 'youtube bit' and wait, yes....there's a photo of him with a laptop. I am an idiothole.
If you are not familiar with the noise made by a camera person who it totally besotted with Joe Cornish, you can learn something here.

There was a friendly little interaction between Giles Coran and Adam.

John Boyega has not forgotten his big break.

Franz Drameh, one of John's co-stars from Attack the Block, has also been cast in a news-worthy film.

This isn't something I found on the net. It's a snap I took in my local supermarket.

Towards the end of the month, things became a little fraught with anticipation of A New Podcast when people started to get this message.

but James calmed the situation down nicely.

As I said earlier, Adam did some shows at The Invisible Dot and managed to fit in a guest performance in Simon Munnery's Fylm School on the same night as one of them.

I am twelve years old and what is this?

Go here if you missed this.

Knowing Joe's love of Coldplay, and because I have the brain of a small child, I found this amusing

These tweets from one of  The Invisible Dot Work in Progress shows:

The dates for BUG 47 were announced, and it's back to the old format of a show with a guest director one week and then two shows, the following week.

Have you heard of Twitter? It's cuddly.

There's a Hot Fuzz dissertation to fill your coffee break and that's it for another month.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

March 15

Adam returned to the BFI with BUG 46. His guest director was John Hardwick.

More here and hereBUG 15 Norwich was announced and Adam's diary has been gradually filling up with a variety of shows.....and a family holiday to Florida.

Adam's episode of Drunk History arrived on UK iTunes.

Lovely bit of sharing

Then Richard Dawkins had a birthday, bless him.

Adam did a couple more Work in Progress gigs at The Invisible Dot. Have you been there yet? It's delicious.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

February 15

To celebrate, and in anticipation of Adam returning for BUG, the team and BFI made a little online episode you can view for free here.

This made us all happy

Attack the Block's lovely John Boyega presented a BAFTA for Film Not in the English Language. He's so hot right now #StarWarsVII.  Joe was also involved in this year's awards, serving on the jury for the BAFTA Outstanding Debut award.

I  stumbled upon an old techy podcast that Adam and Joe contributed to in The Guardian.

We had a bit more details about Adam's project with Graham Linehan. It's probably going to be called The Cloud. It's a comedy. It's set in SPACE and they've filmed a pilot. Thank you Radio Times and The Guardian.....although the latter claims that Adam 'boasts' about being in The Persuassionists.  The only person with any right to boast about that is the person who has the balls to shoot the writer.
Barry Shitpeas wriggled himself onto the pilot set.

This happened, of all things....and on Valentine's Day.

Adam did a couple of gigs at The Invisible Dot.

I went to this charity event and Count Buckules was sitting there, feet away from me like a regular audience member.

I was here too.....
Chain Reaction returned with Adam interviewing Reece Shearsmith. You may remember the last series finished with Graham Linehan interviewing Adam.

My memory isn't up to much these days but have we seen this bit of art before?

This is surely worth a mention. Richard Herring was given a little brit called Phoebe to play with.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

January 15

Kicked off the month with this

and at last a little more news about Joe's Section 6

As Black Squadron shifted themselves into New Year cinemas, they were delighted by the "Stephen!" "um coming" to be heard during The Theory of Everything.

The net went a bit sily when they learned this

Ultraculture's Charlie Lyne took his film, Beyond Clueless on the road and his Prince Charles Cinema Q & A was conducted by Adam.

The episode of Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown that Adam recorded last year, went up this month.

...and then suddenly, out of the blue, we heard that Adam was coming back to BUG!

...and BVE announced that Adam was going to interview Richard Ayoade as a keynote event at this year's show.

Joe was mentioned in this piece about Mark Kermode.

Adam was announced on a spoof festival line-up

The month finished with Adam appearing in the lineup at The Bloomsbury Theatre for Laugh Till it Hurts in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Friend of the Adam and Joe Show, Garth Jennings, talked to Lauren Laverne.

We were all thinking this, right?