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greensville

  • Wednesday 31st March 2010, 1:22pm
  • England
  • 203 posts

Couldn't see a thread for this yet.

Anyone going to watch it? I went to see it recorded and it was pretty good.

I have a sketch in it too. Nice!

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T.W.

  • Wednesday 31st March 2010, 1:27pm
  • England
  • 15,786 posts
Quote: greensville @ March 31 2010, 12:22 PM BST


I have a sketch in it too. Nice!


Congrats. :)

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Steve Sunshine

  • Wednesday 31st March 2010, 1:31pm [Edited]
  • Dagenham, England
  • 14,523 posts

Well done Greensville.

I haven't heard of the show.
Who's in it?

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scratchyr

  • Wednesday 31st March 2010, 1:32pm
  • southend on sea, England
  • 1,518 posts

Nice one for the sketch. Is this on of those digital channels?

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Matthew Stott

  • Wednesday 31st March 2010, 1:33pm
  • Yemen
  • 19,296 posts
Quote: Steve Sunshine @ March 31 2010, 12:31 PM BST

I haven't heard of the show.
Who's in it?


New people. Not names yet.

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greensville

  • Wednesday 31st March 2010, 1:36pm
  • England
  • 203 posts

It's a BBC 3 pilot. There's an artical about it on the front page of this very site.

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David Bussell

  • Wednesday 31st March 2010, 2:03pm
  • London, England
  • 9,943 posts

Is it right they cut Sarah's sketch out of it - the rotters? Because her name's on there still I see.

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Matthew Stott

  • Wednesday 31st March 2010, 2:04pm
  • Yemen
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Quote: David Bussell @ March 31 2010, 1:03 PM BST

Is it right they cut Sarah's sketch out of it - the rotters? Because her name's on there still I see.


It was a good sketch too, the best out of the bunch in my view!

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scratchyr

  • Wednesday 31st March 2010, 2:05pm
  • southend on sea, England
  • 1,518 posts

I'll have to watch it on i-player then. :) Looking forward to it.

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Nil Putters

  • Wednesday 31st March 2010, 11:34pm [Edited]
  • A galaxy far, far away or, England
  • 28,684 posts

Towels? :|

The show? Not totally unfunny, it had it's moments.

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T.W.

  • Wednesday 31st March 2010, 11:36pm [Edited]
  • England
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Well it was mostly awful... However, I quite liked the magazine sketch - thought it could have done with some trimming and punching-up, but a very good lead performance and some funny lines.

Looked very much like a pilot (which, to be fair, it was): nice for those involved that it was broadcast, I suppose, but sometimes I think it might be better for their future career prospects if these things weren't. Could do more harm than good in some cases. It looked like an extended talent showreel, rather than a fully realised show idea.

Oh, and it's always depressing (whatever the calibre of performer) to see a stand-up set edited so much that a comic introduces themselves with their first gag and says goodnight at the end of their second.

(I admit I missed the first 5 minutes, so perhaps the comedy gold was buried in there?)

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greensville

  • Wednesday 31st March 2010, 11:46pm
  • England
  • 203 posts

I went on the night it was recorded so it was interesting to see it edited. Quite like the format. Think it has potential.

The sketch I wrote was cut. I'm guessing it was just too funny.

Or too shit.

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T.W.

  • Wednesday 31st March 2010, 11:49pm [Edited]
  • England
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Quote: greensville @ March 31 2010, 10:46 PM BST


The sketch I wrote was cut.


Sorry to hear that, mate. Try and get hold of a copy of it for future reference? Well done for getting your sketch on the shortlist though. ;)

One of the main problems with the format was that it tried to cram too much stuff into the half hour. Understandable, as it was trying to showcase as much new talent as possible, but it ultimately made for a rather disjointed, unwatchable programme. Also (inconsistently) it butchered the stand-up sets due to time constraints, but allowed several sketches to dawdle along far too casually.

However, I suppose a successful format combining sketch with stand-up has been always been quite elusive, even when starring seasoned, well-known performers.

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sglen

  • Thursday 1st April 2010, 3:16am
  • Manchester, England
  • 599 posts

Shit! There's a sketch in there that has the same premise as one of mine (though written differently). Bollocks, I really liked that sketch. :(

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Matthew Stott

  • Thursday 1st April 2010, 8:56am
  • Yemen
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Quote: greensville @ March 31 2010, 10:46 PM BST


The sketch I wrote was cut. I'm guessing it was just too funny.


F**k nuts.