Series 2 Episode 17: Doug Naylor and Comedy in the Dark specialPosted by Ben Shires on 19 Oct 12 in Red Dwarf X
Here’s a question for you, fact fans: What do Jim Carrey, Rosie O’Donnell and The Dave Weekly all have in common? If you answered that they’re all hilarious and respected comedy icons, then I’m afraid you’re wrong - nobody respects Rosie O’Donnell. It is of course that they all turn 50 this year. And for The Dave Weekly, that celebration is well and truly upon us as we’re marking the occasion this week.
WARNING: Podcast contains subjects and language only grown-ups should know about.
Now 50 might seem old, but remember, great things come in 50s: half centuries, the highest denomination of sterling banknote and of course shades of grey. It also provides an excellent excuse to go a little bit crazy in order to try and reclaim the feeling of a long forgotten youth, meaning we are now the proud owners of a Dave Weekly tattoo written in Mandarin. We’re also looking to splash out on a motorbike to ride once before remembering what silly old fools we actually are and hiding it in the garage under an old sheet normally used for decorating. If anyone has any tips as to which model would look best under said sheet, please drop us a line.
Fear not though podcast regulars, as in amongst the excitement of turning 50 we’ve also found time to squeeze out a great show. This week we’re joined by Doug Naylor; writer, director and co-creator of Red Dwarf, who gives us a fascinating insight into the first 24 years of the smegging universe he helped forge. It’s actually the first in a two-part interview, the second of which is being released after the airing of the final episode of Red Dwarf Series X on Dave, so keep your eyes and predominantly ears open for that one.
Not content with that little doozie, we’ve also ensnared some of the stars of Dave’s Comedy in the Dark tour to tell us what it’s like to play to a room of people who may or may not actually be there, and The Dave Weekly’s newest addition, Adam Hess, swings by to answer your life dilemmas in a format whose title is the best thing about it: Confess to Hess.
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