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Gems from 2018

From the sounds of a bustling Chinatown to the eccentricities of the rehearsal room with TV Drama Commissioner Tobias L. Watt, enjoy several slices of London life from the past 12 months.

Adrian selects some of the best moments from the London Podcast, bringing you new angles on the UK capital.

A continental-style road sign with 2018 crossed out and 2019 above
Graphic at Londonpodcast.net: Sign of the times (Pixabay)

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Main theme: Super Bubbly by Jesse Spillane (edited for timing)

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Kevin Day: the Lost Tapes

OK, so they’re not tapes and they’re not lost. But this is material that’s never been made public before, recorded at Leicester Square in the heart of London’s West End. Alt. comedy standup and writer Kevin Day – who’s written for legends Dave Allen, Ronnie Corbett and Bob Monkhouse and who writes for popular BBC TV news panel show Have I Got News for You – reflects on how he writes and performs, thinks about the late great comedy impresario Addison Cresswell and gives his judgment on the deceased American shock comic Bill Hicks.

Percussion provided by scaffold operatives and the great London rain!

This is a companion show to the special, Comedy in the Capital: You’re Having a Laugh! 🙂 in which you can hear more thoughts from Kevin Day, as well as from Maddie Campion who’s just starting out in comedy and Scott Denyer who’s taken a step back from the mike.

See also Comedy Extra: Stage Rage & the Expert Witness on comedian Lee Hurst’s criminal act – and that’s not his performance…

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Kevin Day at the Comedy Store
Photo (at Londonpodcast.net): Kevin Day views all his yesterdays at the Comedy Store