Rule Of Three
By Great Big Owl
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Comedy writers Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris talk to people who make comedy about something funny that they love. Guests pick a TV show, a film, a book, an album or a comic that means something to them. Maybe we find out something about how comedy works. Maybe there's just a lot of giggling.
||ExplicitGreat Big Owl - Hootenanniversary 2019 trailer||The Great Big Owl family of podcasts is sort of a year old-ish!||14 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitXMAS SPECIAL 2: Sara Gibbs on A Charlie Brown Christmas||It's our second Christmas Special, as comedy writer Sara Gibbs (Succubus, Dead Ringers, Daily Mash) joins us round the fire to talk about the very first Peanuts TV special, 1965's A Charlie Brown Christmas, a cockle-warming mainstay of season...||24 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitXMAS SPECIAL 1: Neil Forsyth on Morecambe & Wise Xmas 1977||Neil Forsyth, the writer of Eric, Ernie & Me talks about Eddie Braben's writing for the 1977 Morecambe and Wise Christmas special, the ratings smasher that drew half the nation round the telly.||22 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChris Addison on Victoria Wood As Seen On TV||Award winning comedy performer, writer and director Chris Addison (The Thick of It, Veep) talks about the life-changing effect of Victoria Wood's 1980s sketch series As Seen On TV.||19 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCaroline Norris on Trevor and Simon||Award winning producer Caroline Norris (Horrible Histories, Tracey Ullman, Armstrong & Miller) celebrates Saturday morning telly's pant-swinging double act Trevor and Simon, and talks about the art of making comedy for children that adults can...||12 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNish Kumar on Darkplace||Comedian Nish Kumar (The Mash Report, Newsjack) talks about his love for "the comedy nerd's Valhalla" Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, a single series of six perfectly formed horror spoofs from Matt Holness, Richard Ayoade, Alice Lowe an...||5 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJohn Luke Roberts on Tom Lehrer||Comedy writer, performer and absurdist John Luke Roberts talks about his lifelong love for the acerbic songs of Tom Lehrer.||28 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMargaret Cabourn-Smith on A Bit Of Fry & Laurie||Comedy actor Margaret Cabourn-Smith talks openly about her lifelong infatuation with Fry & Laurie, and comedy writers Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris join in. An unseemly scramble to quote the most sketches ensues.||21 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMat Baynton on The Big Lebowski||Award Winning actor and writer Mat Baynton (The Wrong Mans, Horrible Histories) slouches in and pours himself a white Russian to celebrate the Coen Brothers' shambling masterpiece The Big Lebowski, with comedy writers Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris.||14 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPaul King on To Be Or Not To Be||Paddington's award-winning director Paul King joins us to talk about how he brought the bear to the screen, and to show us one of his favourite films, Ernst Lubitsch's hilarious 1942 Nazis vs Luvvies comedy 'To Be Or Not To Be'.||7 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBarunka O'Shaughnessy on Shaun Micallef||Barunka O'Shaughnessy (co-writer with Julia Davis of the award-winning Hunderby) sits down with Joel Morris and Jason Hazeley to celebrate Australian sketch comedy The Micallef Program.||31 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEd Morrish on The Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy (radio series)||Radio comedy producer Ed Morrish (John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme, The News Quiz, Welcome To Our Village) talks to Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris about the series that gave radio comedy production a good name: Douglas Adams' Hitch-Hiker...||24 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKevin Eldon on The Rutles||Comedy performer and writer Kevin Eldon (Jam, It's Kevin, Big Train, Hot Fuzz, Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle) talks to Joel Morris and Jason Hazeley about his love for Neil Innes and Eric Idle's pitch-perfect Beatles pastiche, The Rutles.||17 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAisling Bea on Father Ted||Comedian and writer Aisling Bea talks about how Father Ted changed her life, in conversation with comedy writers Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris.||10 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTom Davis on The Wonder Years||The BAFTA award winning Tom Davis (Murder in Successville, Action Team) talks to comedy writers Jason Hazaley & Joel Morris about the heart-yanking final episode of pioneering family sitcom The Wonder Years. "And that was when it hit me..."||3 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSue Perkins on This Is Spinal Tap - LIVE!||Recorded LIVE in front of an audience at the London Podcast Festival 2018. Writer, performer and national treasure Sue Perkins unleashes a triple-gatefold-album of praise for This Is Spinal Tap, joining comedy writers Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris in t.||26 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSERIES ONE: The Clip Show||While we're on holiday, a chance to revisit some of our favourite bits of series one. Thanks to all our fantastic guests, and thanks to you for listening. Back soon with a load more good stuff.||8 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMatthew Holness on Monty Python's Holy Grail LP||Writer, comedian and director Matt Holness (Garth Merenghi's Darkplace, Back) joins Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris to discuss the LP album version of Monty Python And The Holy Grail and the influence it had on him and his work.||18 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKatherine Jakeways on Ever Decreasing Circles||Comedy writer and actor Katherine Jakeways (North by Northamptonshire, Armstrong & Miller, Tracey Ullman) talks about Esmonde & Larbey's "Ever Decreasing Circles" with Joel Morris and Jason Hazeley.||11 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCariad Lloyd on Whose Line Is It Anyway?||Comedy performer, writer, improviser and multi-award winning podcaster Cariad Lloyd (Griefcast, Austentatious, Murder In Successville, Comedy Store Players) talks to Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris about her love for TV's groundbreaking improvised c...||4 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTony Way on Trading Places||Comedy writer and actor Tony Way (Reeves & Mortimer, Fast Show, Brian Pern, Game of Thrones) brings in the classic 1980s comedy Trading Places to discuss with comedy writers Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris.||27 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit"Stopping Stand Up" SPECIAL with Carrie Quinlan & Marc Haynes, on Bill Hicks||Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris in a round table discussion with award-winning former stand-ups Carrie Quinlan and Marc Haynes. Why would a stand-up give up the mic? The gang discuss Bill Hicks' inspirational early sets and share onstage horror stor...||20 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDavid Quantick on Time Bandits||Emmy Award winning comedy writer David Quantick (The Day Today, Thick of It, Harry Hill, Brass Eye) talks to Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris about his love for "one of the best films ever made", Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits.||13 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDavey Jones on Leo Baxendale||Legendary Viz cartoonist Davey Jones (Gilbert Ratchet, Major Misunderstanding and The Vibrating Bum Faced Goats) gives a rare interview about one of his comic heroes, Leo Baxendale.||6 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRufus Jones on Midnight Run||Comedy writer and actor Rufus Jones (W1A, Camping, Stag) talks about his love for seminal 1980s action comedy Midnight Run, with Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin as hassled bounty hunter and none-too-fussed quarry respectively.||30 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJon Holmes on Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album||Multi-award winning writer and presenter Jon Holmes (Now Show, Dead Ringers, Listen Against, being thrown off various radio stations for breaches of broadcasting regulations) talks about Monty Python's controversial final LP, The Contractual Oblig...||23 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIsy Suttie on Love Nina||Writer and performer Isy Suttie (Peep Show, The Actual One, Damned) chooses Nina Stibbe's book "Love Nina" as her funny thing that she loves, to discuss with comedy writers Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris.||16 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDanielle Ward on Bottom||Comedy writer and performer Danielle Ward (Dilemma, Do The Right Thing, Dangermouse) talks to Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris about something funny that she loves: Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson's "Bottom", the existential slapstick sitcom...||9 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJohn Finnemore on On The Hour||Comedy writer and performer John Finnemore (Cabin Pressure, John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme, Double Acts) talks to Joel Morris and Jason Hazeley about his love for Chris Morris, Armando Iannucci and co's groundbreaking radio news spoof On...||2 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRULE OF 3 - THE TRAILER||Trailer for Rule of Three. People who make comedy pick a piece of comedy that they love. A special guest brings their favourite glowing comic artefact each time for the delight and inspection of comedy writers Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris.||20 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
My favourite podcast. Funny, inordinately informative,and fun. Really fun. Remember fun? Recharge your fun batteries here.
In a world where everything feels like it’s on fire, this podcast is an absolute delight. People talking unashamedly and gleefully about comedy. It’s made me want to revisit old stuff and I’m learning *so much* about how comedy works.
If you’re still unsure, start with the episode where Sue Perkins talks about This Is Spinal Tap.
Comedy Geek Heaven!
Love this newly discovered treat. Some of my favourite comedians talking about some of my favourite comedy’s- genius! Particularly love Katharine Jakeways talking about Ever Decreasing Circles. Two of my favourite things colliding.