Monday, 11 June 2012

Three Things

Firstly, I'm happy to say tickets for the recording of the second series of John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme have gone up today, and are available from the BBC here.


Secondly, I was on the Now Show this week, doing my best to find something funny to say about the Eurozone Crisis, and not get distracted by smurfs doing star-jumps. The whole show will be on iPlayer until next Friday, but if you miss it, my bit is here:


Thirdly... Alan Sugar is not impressed. 

30 comments:

Sarah-L-B said...

I wish I wasn't so darn skint or I'd be there in a flash! I think I'm going to go sit in a corner and cry silently to myself...

mslivin2rock said...

hmmm old angie there sounds suspiciously like madame shishishkabuhooz the bassonist from gdansk
*waggles eyebrows*

mslivin2rock said...

anyway bless you john :) good lord jeremy paxman sort of acted like a prat with that kebab joke, but youve done it brilliantly :D :D

Sparrow said...

Enjoyed that much, as always anything with Mr. Finnemore in it is just fine with us.

I thought you were in one of the "Do the Right Thing" episodes but I can't seem to find it.

Waiting patiently for new Cabin Pressure and Souvenir Programs!

Anonymous said...

Oh My F, I adore you.

Thankyou for cheering up many a rainy day with your brilliant work.

Hold on. Thankyou for cheering up everyday of the last three months with your cheery work.

I am off to play 'Yellow car' with a lemon on my head.

Veej said...

Your take on the Euro crisis was, as Arthur would say, just BRILLIANT!

Anonymous said...

Your Euro zone piece was fantastic. And your Angela Merkel is now part of my head canon.

Anonymous said...

Love that :) (and the drawing of Suge Knight as well)

The blue jumping Frog said...

Thank you for the video ; obviously as I don't speak Wall Street English fluently yet I'll probably need to watch it several (times ten) times till I've got it... but that's quite a pleasant way to learn about British politics and economics...

About recordings, is there by any chance any one planned on the 28th of July ? because I'll be THERE in London, yippee !

Inoj said...

That was magnificent. Thank you, Mr Finnemore.

Have applied for tickets. That's exciting enough in itself even if I don't get them.

Robert Hudson said...

I really like your Sugar. I would like to see it next door to a Nixon of yours.

Dehlila said...

absolutely no reason to panic

Laura G said...

Curses, I can't make either session. Maybe next time...

Annie said...

Oh my Mr. Finnemore, what could ever do to thank you for brightening my day. You are a treasure! Might I treat you to a vodka jelly?

So long as both of us leave the smurf suits at home of course. :P

pandi said...

Wow, that actually made sense! Thank you, Mr Finnemore!

Ellen Mayer said...

If you ever end up coming out to CA...please let us know!

You really are brilliant. Really!
(And I swear, when Cabin Pressure starts recording again, I will beg my way to England to see you guys record it :D)

Pipit said...

John Fennemore's World Economics For Dummies! Thank you, John, you've clearly illustrated the problem. I wonder if Douglas could think of something clever to solve the problem?

Anonymous said...

Hi Mr. Finnemore,

Quick question - will the Cabin Pressure CDs be available on the US Amazon site, or should I pre-order on the UK Amazon site? Thank you so much!!

Simon said...

I just wanted to come to this site to say that I had to stop listening to the "Ottery St Mary" episode of Cabin Pressure last week because I was laughing so hard I was worried I was going to spray the pipette full of live HIV I was using into my open mouth. Keep entertaining our containment lab, here's to many more seasons,
Simon

Kris said...

Well now I feel quite clever for understanding that the euro is in crisis when before, I didn't know you people even still used those euro thingies. You should teach!

Katy said...

Thank you so much for this amazing explanation of the Euro crisis. I actually understand what is going on now! Don't suppose you could write a similar one about American economics...

linabean said...

Thanks for sharing so much of your work here! It makes my procrastination not only entertaining but often educational.

Speaking of which, I was wondering about something. I'm supposed to be studying for a Russian exam, so of course I am instead thinking about how it would work if the employees of the Airline MJN were the brothers Karamazov.

Obviously Arthur is the dear holy fool Alyosha. Douglas could easily be the good-time guy Mitya, dashingly getting himself in and out of trouble while still harboring a deep appreciation for higher beauty. Martin could probably be Ivan, driving himself mad with his internal arguments, pride, and doubt.

And I suppose Smerdyakov could be played by former MJN employee Nigel or by little Kieran or something.

But I still don't know who should play the doomed head of the Karamazov family. Structurally, I'd say it should be Carolyn. But Fyodor Pavlovich is a horrible man who deserves to die, while Carolyn is a wonderful woman who should probably live forever.

Possibly Gordon Shappey could reach some of Fyodor Pavlovich's levels of non-brilliance, but I still don't know where Carolyn would fit in, then.

I am sure you will be relieved to know that I am going to continue considering this instead of going over Russian vocabulary.

Sabina said...

Your piece on the Euro zone crisis had my ENTIRE family in stitches last saturday.

That was genuinely the best piece of intellectual comedy I have ever listened to and was extremely happy to find that it was uploaded onto youtube not long after!!

I just don't know how you manage to always outdo yourself! Looking forward to hearing more from you on future Now Show episodes!!

Elliot Smith said...

I can't believe the tickets are all sold out after just FIVE days. Urgh. Why couldn't I have checked your blog earlier? At least I can try to get tickets for Cabin Pressure.

Anonymous said...

Finally understood the Euro zone crisis. Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

The Eurozone explanation was utterly brilliant. I'm going to play it to my staff so that they are better informed.

Shall we send it to some MPs to help them to understand what's going on?

Gemma

Silver said...

Thank you so much for explaining the Eurozone Crisis in such a fun way. I was able to picture the entire thing {especially Greece and the lobster!}, and managed not to totally laugh myself into an unrecoverable state!

Sadly, I can't make the two recording dates, but hope I just might be able to get to the ones for "Cabin Pressure", when they are finally announced.
And whilst I patiently {patiently... really... me?} wait for the CD releases, a lovely soul has uploaded all the episodes to YouTube - where I first heard "Molokai", and wrote some extra verses to Douglas' version of 'Deck the Halls' :) - so I have had those on repeat.

I don't suppose you could give away Douglas with the CDs, could you... ;)

Anonymous said...

You made me understand the Euro Crisis. Have no idea how you did it, but you did.

This is, so far, my favorite sketch.

Amandha

Bill said...

Greetings from the New World. Do you do the sketches you post? If so, I feel like a real slouch. My therapist takes credit cards.

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