4am CAB Comedy Podcast
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It's 4am. It's late, or maybe it's early. Your mind wanders and dreamy figments collect and disect to form tangents. Punctuated with isolated sketches: ‘advertisements’, character sketches, conversations, snatches of a TV show, welcome to 4amcab. a nocturnal comedy podcast, scenes from the small hours. Follow us on twitter @4amcab and at facebook.com/4amcab (4amcab does not contain a cab, well maybe a few)
||4am CAB – a new beginning||So, 4am CAB is closing it’s creaky doors. Do not despair as there is an alternative arriving to take you to a new destination.||4 12 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||Video4am CAB Live!||On Thursday, 6th November 2014, history was made. 4am CAB went live. That is to say, we performed a few sketches in front of an audience. It was brilliant! As it was an experiment and I didn’t know if it … Continue reading →||11 11 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||S3Ep6: The End||Could this be the end of the 4am Creative Advertising Bureau? Ian and our merry band of creatives have been called to the Chairman’s office, this can’t be good? Will the plug be pullled? Will they all be made to … Continue reading →||19 8 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||S3Ep5: The Future?||Things are changing at the 4am Creative Advertising Bureau. Fleur is wide awake in the small hours and making cupcakes when she learns her future is uncertain. Ian attempts some firefighting but it might be too late.||12 8 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||S3Ep4: Classy||The 4am Creative Advertising Bureau have a new assignment. The Japanese want to take an English delicacy and rebrand it. Fleur and Martin are ready to take on the considerable challenge but Brett has been listening to chinese whispers.||4 8 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||S3Ep3: Work It Out||It’s very quiet at the 4am Creative Advertising Bureau today. Cheryl calls in a favour from Martin who takes his new responsibilities very seriously. With great power comes a great deal of arsing around, especially when the coffee machine is still||28 7 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||S3Ep2: Puppy Love||Another day dawns on the 4am Creative Advertising Bureau. New kid on the block, Martin, is very excited. Today he joins the 4am CAB team – not that he’s getting paid though, much to his mothers annoyance. It’s a dog eat dog … Continue read||22 7 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||S3Ep1: Creatively Speaking||Welcome to the 4am Creative Advertising Bureau. Brett is enduring a self-inflicted mid-twenties crisis, Cheryl is having a bakery emergency, Fleur just wants the coffee machine to work and all the while Ian is living in his own little world.||14 7 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Series 3 Tease||4am CAB returns on the 15th July 2014 with Series 3. Ian has commissioned an advert to tell you all about the 4am Creative Advertising Bureau, or 4am CAB as it’s know in the industry. The Voice Over guy has … Continue reading →||30 6 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||S2Ep7: Christmas Special||The studio is booked and the actors are primed, everything is set for the final curtain (is there a curtain in podcasting?!) The only problem is, well, Lee. He’s not turned up. What will the gang do if Lee doesn’t … Continue reading →||17 12 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||S2Ep6: Quit Playing Games||Dave is now online. Reloading and flanking his way through life, Dave is not getting very far, despite his best mate Jason offering gameplay advice. Dave needs to get out more but there’s only one person that can make the … Continue reading →||14 10 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||S2Ep5: Waaaahhhh!||The birds and bees are still asleep but Lisa is feeling the pressure, literally. Mike is in denial about becoming a father, which is not what the situation calls for, so he’s put in charge of organising a cab to the hospital. That’s … Conti||31 8 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||S2Ep4: Spudmarine||Time: 0400 hours Location: Onboard a high tech, high spec, military stealth submarine, somewhere in the Pacific Ocean Mission: Classified Additional: Woof! Elsewhere, Svetlana has invited her new man to meet her Mother,||1 8 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||S2Ep3: Paper Cut||One year ago, Graham and Samantha got married. As an anniversary treat, Graham has whisked his darling wife on a secret weekend away, only she’s probably not going to be as excited when she finds out what they’re doing. There … Continue readin||30 6 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||S2Ep2: Stake Out||The heat is on. Outside Becky and Steve’s house the police lie in wait for the climax of Operation Smokin’ but all is not quite as they suspect. Will Becky and Steve get away with their ‘project’ in the loft? … Continue reading →||31 5 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||S2Ep1: Writers Room||It’s 4am. Two professors are putting their over-developed minds to the ultimate test, a funding application presentation due in 5 hours. Professor Ogleby has lost her pink highlighter, while her colleague Professor Lubach has imbibed too many stimul||30 4 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Series 2 Tease||4amcab Series 2, coming on the 1st of May 2013 Movie Star (The Making Of X) by Loveshadow is licensed under a Attribution Noncommercial (3.0)||23 4 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||VideoVideo Extra: Behind The Scenes||When we recorded the Christmas Special of 4amcab way back in December of last year, we decided it might be a nice extra treat to do a bit of behind the scenes filming. I took along a camera phone and … Continue reading →||17 1 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||S1Ep7: Christmas Special||Ding Dong Misery on High! It’s Christmas in the Forest of Codeine and Derek the Bi Polar Bear is not quite feeling the spirit. That is until Santa gets into a bit of trouble with Rudolph (not that kind of … Continue reading →||22 12 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||S1Ep6: Ghosts||The last 4amcab of Series 1. Or is it? Sarah and Steve have a hot tip off. They head to a secret location in the hope of spotting a real life ghost hunter. Will they find their target? Will they … Continue reading →||15 11 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||S1Ep5: Doctored||Just another regular night shift at St Joan’s. Dr Whom and Nurse Fielding are attempting to answer that existential question: where can you get a decent meal at 4am? Clive is conducting another of his ‘urban twitches’, Baz and Terry … Continue r||11 10 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||S1Ep4: Hainault?||Martin has been burning the candle at both ends, then taking a blow-torch to the middle just for good measure. Falling asleep on a night bus to Hainault, he finds himself stranded and alone at 4am. His cries for help appear to … Continue reading →||5 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||S1Ep3: Dinner Party||It’s 4am again. Veronica and Ian’s dinner party guests just will not leave. Veronica is desperate for their cabs to arrive and spirit them away. Sebastian has a big opinion of himself, Jill is buying time before she leaves on … Continue reading||12 7 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||S1Ep2: Clubbed||Carol “Cazzer” Jenkins has been partying hard. Burning the candle at both ends. Stumbling out of a club at 4am, our heroine decides the only course of action is to splash out on a cab to get her home as … Continue reading →||8 6 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||S1Ep1: Airport||The first cab is here. We’re sure you’ll get to your destination in plenty of time and in one piece… probably. Chris James has to get a plane. A saving of £30 resulted in Chris booking his flight for 5am. His … Continue reading →||9 5 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
Disturbingly and darkly funny - give it a try
Where do your thoughts go to when you let them off the rational leash?
Dreams/nightmares may be unexpected but they aren't random - they're the expression of our unconscious as interpreted through a dark haze of perception. So where do your thoughts go to at 4am, in a cab? On your way to work an impossibly early shift? On the way back from a shimmeringly drunken late event? To the airport with a crazed minicab driver with no english, but with what seems like the muffled cries and bangs of an abducted person in the trunk?
4am cab sounds great, and the sketches drift from topic to topic like your dreams do.
It might remind some listeners of Chris Morris's Blue Jam, or of the darker side of Python as seen through a slow kaleidoscopic haze.
Try it - its really good.
Don't fight the feeling
Is it funny? Yes, it is. Not funny in the sense that it has jokes that you'll be repeating to friends afterwards, but funny in the sense that it perfectly encapsulates a feeling that we've all had before. We've all drifted in a haze at that time of the morning, when we should be asleep, yet we're eating greasy food that we wouldn't normally entertain and trying to find our way home.
This gets that. It floats and chases half-formed thoughts and puzzles and questions. Once heard, it's difficult to forget. Recommended.
All Clubbers must listen to this!
This was recommended to me by a friend. Like me, she totally related to this 'awake at 4am' feeling. The moment directly after you've left the club. You may not have felt drunk inside, but the moment you step outside you feel tired, drained, wobbly, and slightly confused. This feature encapsulates all of those feelings, and although it is funny, it's sensitive to the disorientation you feel during this period.
Highly recommended to those who have stayed out till all hours of the morning, and have never really been able to describe how it feels!