Friday, 29 January 2010

An award and a lot of buckles

As a true testament to the loyalty and dedication of Adam and Joe's fans, they were prepared to register at the bloomin' Loaded website in order to vote the Podcast Princes into award winning position this week at the Laftas. As far as I can tell, neither of them went to collect the award because their lives are too exiting to waste in some Cuckoo Club, patting themselves on their beautiful backs. Joe kindly took the time out to make a blog post at 6Music for us though, proving beyond any doubt that he knows the exact areas in which to deploy his precise talents.

Most of the other links are about Adam. As previously noted, he is maintaining a gloriously high public profile. He did the Director's Cut version of BUG 17 to the usual great acclaim and Derren Brown seemed to enjoy it too. Adam also did his stand-up at Bar FM which the Twitterati attended.

Next week, he takes BUG back home to Norwich which has spawned two pages at the Norwich Evening News. The blurb here seems to just be extracts from this interview.

In order to maintain a little more balance in this post, I'm going to quote this part of the interview before going back to a couple more items from Adam.
Then, of course, there's the radio show which he presents on BBC 6Music with Joe, which is currently on hiatus, but will return later this year. Following much the same formula as their TV show, a mix of home-made songs and pop culture banter, it's one of the funniest programmes on the radio. And such is their following that the news they were going off air for a while was greeted by outpourings of grief on internet message boards. But Adam promises they'll be back.

“We did the last show just before new year and we are taking a bit of a break. Joe's gone off to direct a film, called Attack the Block, so he's going to be away for a few months while he does that and we'll come back later in the year,” Adam explains. “I'm really missing it, I can't wait to get back to it,” he says.

In between he's got a few projects on the go.

“I'm doing bits and pieces of writing and I'm making videos for my own amusement to show at things like Bug and I'm doing the odd live gig. I'm doing the odd pilot show here and there and seeing how it goes.”

Is there any chance of a role in Joe's film? “I've been hinting. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but I'm not optimistic,” he laughs.

Happily, the BBC have embraced Adam's beautifully produced and cleverly judged response to all the flack from The Persuasionists by posting it in his section at the BBC Comedy Blog. Adam has also put it on his blog.

Adam Buxton Talks Film is something that popped up from a Twitter feed and it's a lot of fun.

Don't forget the very entertaining Andrew Collins and Richard Herring are storming the ramparts and holding the fort for the next five weeks in Adam and Joe's BBC 6Music slot on a Saturday morning & were even allowed to wander onto the blog this week.

I'm just going to repeat this quote for obvious reasons.
And such is their following that the news they were going off air for a while was greeted by outpourings of grief on internet message boards. But Adam promises they'll be back.

Really empathising with the frustration Hobbsy must be feeling over his server problems. If you can't get onto please keep returning to try it. It's a wonderful site, resource and forum.

Finally, I'm going to indulge in a little pat on my own back. I saw that Adam's brilliant Australia Song was getting into landmark figures and I wanted to tip it over the edge, so I encouraged tweeps to get their followers clicking. As I write this, it's just a few hits away from the 100,000 mark. Of course, this is entirely due to Adam's amazing talent but I'm just saying it's had more than 70 hits since lunch time.

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