Monday 31 December 2012

A Good Year #AdamAndJoe

There's no pretending that the goodness of Adam's year has had a higher profile than Joe's but they're both achieving great heights doing the things they love.

This time last year, BBC Radio2 celebrated the last day with a 'Best of 6Music' episode and the resulting podcast remains available for download. Good times.


While Joe's film featured in the nominations for the London Critics Circle Film Awards, Adam drilled a big tunnel through the centre of the earth to bring BUG to the Sydney Comedy Festival.


Adam took a more conventional route home, enabling him to slip into LA to present a BUG and also his wonderful Radiohead Restrospective BUG.

In the middle of the month he returned to the Leicester Comedy Festival.

Joe and his Attack the Block had nominations in the Evening Standard Awards, the Black Film Awards, The Orange BAFTA Film Awards, Guild of Music Supervisors Awards and the NAACP Image Awards. He also defended a South London tower block against....the press.

On 21st February Joe helped launch LOVE Film's new streaming rental service by doing a live commentary with Nick and Alex and a brief appearance from Edgar Wright.

The month was rounded off with Adam hosting the Music and Sound Awards.


March began with BBC Radio2 doing a couple more 'Best Of Adam and Joe' shows to help celebrate the 6Music 10th Birthday!  Adam and Joe popped in to Western House to record an interview for inclusion in Steve Lamacq's special birthday broadcast and they also recorded a health & safety announcement played to the live audience before the Maida Vale sessions.

On 14th March, the BFI invited Joe to present his Screen Epiphany to members. He chose Over the Edge.

Then he flitted off to the exciting film continent, stopping off to do a little interview with Strombo.

Meanwhile, Adam presented the British Arrows to those odd, advertising types and he did a BUG on his home turf of Norwich. He also presented at the BAFTA Games Awards.

At the end of the month, Joe pitched up in Japan with Nick Frost to attend the Okinawa Film Festival and present Attack the Block at it's Tokyo premiere.


After several patient months putting it all together, Adam finally began recording his tv version of BUG for Sky Atlantic, the pilot being on Good Friday which I was fortunate enough to attend without disgracing myself.

Adam made a wonderful jingle jongle for the Thinkbox ad and it's been on air again in December.

Adam's film of himself, Joe & Louis Theroux mentile-ing made it onto The One Show.


Adam and Joe's 6Music show won a Silver Sony Radio Academy Award again this year!

Attack the Block was among the nominations for the Sky South Bank Arts Awards  and Nebula Awards this month.

Adam continued to present his regular bi-monthly BUG show at the BFI while recording the tv version and also squeezed in a couple of shows in the Brighton Comedy Festival.

Joe rounded off May by giving a masterclass in Rome.


Adam did a couple of baby BUG shows mixed into his usual schedule in London and Norwich this month.

Attack the Block enjoyed it's first terrestrial screening on Channel4 but the big Joe Cornish news of the month is that none other than Kennedy Marshall have entrusted him with writing and directing the um....unfilmable Snow Crash by Neil Stephenson.


BBC Radio4Extra dusted off the young(er) Adam and Joe radio play 'Famous Guy' for another outing this month.

Adam finally saw his BUG TV show air on SKY. I say 'finally' but it was originally scheduled for September and Sky loved it so much they brought it forward. Adam featured in a couple of newspaper mags. It's actually repeating on Sky Atlantic right now!

He also took his Best Of show to Latitude and The Cambridge Comedy Festival.

Attack the Block popped up at the Saturn Awards. You can check all the Attack the Block gongs here.


In something none of us could have really predicted, Adam was a guest on Sunday Brunch but they didn't seem too interested in his plat du jour - Brilliantly Boiled Broccoli. He also called into Shaun W Keaveny's and Matt Edmonson's shows.

Adam took BUG to the Green Man Festival. I seem to remember that used to be a favourite haunt of Master Cornballs.

We also had the wonderful news that Joe has become attached to another project. He will direct Royden Lepp's "Rust"!


Adam and Joe featured as an answer in the new Comedy World Cup show.

Adam joined Jonathan Ross's team on The Big Fat Quiz of the 80's and gave his latest Bowie workings their first airing at a BUG Special in King's Place. He finished the month with BUGs in Birmingham and Manchester.

There's a recap of BUG tv here.


Adam brought his Radiohead Restrospective BUG to Norwich and also took a special Fat Boy Slim show to the London Film Festival in addition to his regular BUG shows.


Adam presented the Music Video Awards again this year and also joined Richard Herring on stage at the Leicester Square Theatre for one of his wonderful podcast interviews.

Film4 aired Attack the Block to start their British Connections series and preceded it with interviews and a short introduction from Joe. ATB was also offered as an iTunes download for a mere 30p!

In the middle of the month, Adam began a new radio partnership with Edith Bowman. This got off to a tentative start but finished last Saturday with listeners throwing tantrums at the thought of it all ending so soon. They both visited Lauren to launch the show. Check the BBC 6Music website for wonderful links to clips, pix and downloads.

Adam also took his Radiohead Restrospective BUG to Brighton.

Joe chatted to some young students at the BFI this month too.


On 3rd December, the BFI invited Adam to present his Screen Epiphany to members. He chose The Man Who Fell To Earth and broke the Epiphany mold by introducing it in an hilarious BUG style. Eventually, the BFI will put a little clip of the intro here.

On Christmas Eve Film4 aired Attack the Block plus the interviews again.

Adam featured impressively on Celebrity Mastermind with his specialist subject being David Bowie.


There are already BUGs scheduled at the BFI, Leicester and Norwich.

Joe will be buying some new leads for his propelling pencil.


BUG launched an iPhone app to commemorate it's 5th Birthday.

There's a proper Adam and Joe fansite here and the forum has a thread with links to download many of their radio shows including Adam's new ones with Edith.

I attempt to keep a sort of calendar here but I'll be honest, it's not easy!

I may not do much decent blogging these days but I do put the odd sound byte here.

Have a ruddy good 2013 if you possibly can