Monday, April 26, 2010

THE 404 SPECIAL - PROGRAMME 4 - TRACKS

Today's menu in The 404 Special buffet car:

Entrées

JAY FOREMAN Pretend You’re Happy
TVs KYLE Canker Sore

~o~

Plats principaux

ANDY, STEVE & ANDY Head Lice
JONNI MUSIC Hey Lady
THE FABRICATIONS Bacon

~o~

Desserts

PAUL & STORM Dominos Pizza
WAYNE KEYSER Insanitrol Commercial
SUDDEN DEATH Pillagers
STEVE GOODIE The 12 Signs of Swine Flu
DEIRDRE FLINT The Avian Flu

~o~

Petits fours

BALDBOX This Could Be the Day

A list of links to artist websites has been added to this page in the right-hand margin for patrons to browse at their discretion.

Bon appetit.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

HUNG OUT - ON 4oD FOR A MONTH

In case you missed it, you can catch Hung Out, featuring Dr Answers' James Shakeshaft (tall, gives good back-clicking) and David LE Davis (the best line in comedy t-shirts since Adam and Russell Parkinson in Butterflies), on the 4oD catch-up player until May 23rd...

Go here and enjoy: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/comedy-lab/4od#3057825

Monday, April 19, 2010

THE 404 SPECIAL - PROGRAMME 3 - TRACKS

"11 hours late - cloud of volcanic ash over Hampton Wick."

This week's belated edition of The 404 Special is a family affair with relationship issues and dysfunctional individuals thrown into the mix:

POWER SALAD The Table Near the Band
AIRFERG Shut Your Face
THE VOLUME BROTHERS Sonny, You’re the Reason That Your Mum and I are Getting Divorced
JEFF KORNBERG Let Go
JAY FOREMAN Buggery Club
ROB PARAVONIAN Don’t Blow Up Your School
CHUB CREEK MUSIC Grampa
MONEYSHOT COSMONAUTS You’re Homely but I’ll Sleep with You
CONSCRIPTED I Love You a Lot
JOSHUA GROSVENT N.Y.U. Girls Wouldn’t Talk to Me if I Were on Fire and Had a Bag of Money
TOM SMITH Wish I Couldn’t Read Her Mind
NUCLEAR BUBBLE WRAP Lesbian

Weblinks to the above artists can be found in The 404 Special Passenger List in the right-hand margin of this blog.

http://media.libsyn.com/media/funny404/404special03_eq.mp3

Sunday, April 18, 2010

ANNOUNCING: HUNG OUT ON CHANNEL FOUR

Later this week, 404 Funny subscribers in Britain will be able to see Hung Out, the Comedy Lab pilot featuring the writing and performing talents of James Shakeshaft and David LE Davis, the duo behind our very own Dr Answers.

It's a comedy about the etiquette of friendship between a group of 20-somethings living in London - but, unlike so many other comedies about friendship, Hung Out was written by a group of six people who'd known each other since school and / or university about their real-life relationships with one another.


Effectively, James and David play themselves, along with co-writers Lucy McCall and Alex McGettigan, the latter of whom may be recognizable to some of you from a three-month stint in Hollyoaks a few years back, where he portrayed Irish traveller Rory.


The other two co-writers are director Samuel Abrahams and his wife Maya, who also chose to remain behind the camera in her role as the show's Associate Producer. Maya had the unenviable task of remaining on set watching herself being portrayed by someone else - in this case, actress Catherine Shepherd (above, feeding James), who was last seen on TV as part of the top-notch ensemble cast of The Peter Serafinowicz Show. The six-strong group is completed by a further female character, Anna, played by Emily Bevan.

It's on Channel Four this coming Friday night (April 23rd) at 12.10am and should be available to UK viewers on the 4OD service soon after. But, to whet your appetite, here's a little taster of James and David in the middle of making a spreadsheet detailing everything they owe each other - something you just know is going to end in tears...


To coincide with the network TV premiere of Hung Out, we here at 404 Funny have collected together some of the stranger moments from Series One of Dr Answers into a Best Of episode, available on the feed from today:

http://media.libsyn.com/media/funny404/DOCTORanswersBESTof1_eq.mp3

If you haven't heard the entire series, you can still download all six of the original episodes by clicking on one of the buttons in the right-hand margin of this blog and subscribing to the 404 Funny feed. Simply scroll back to October / November of last year, and ye shall find.

Also, we've heard the good doctor is currently accepting questions for a second series. So if there's a question burning your brain away at the moment, send it to question@dranswers.co.uk.

Hopefully, he'll then get off the golf course and back into the studio.

Monday, April 12, 2010

THE 404 SPECIAL - PROGRAMME 2 - TRACKS

And the train keeps a-rollin'...

On this week's 404 Special:

ERIC COLEMAN Wysiwyg
STEVE GOODIE Tweeting on a Jet Plane
DEREK K. MILLER FEATURING CHRIS PIRILLO & PONZI Pirilloponzi
DEVO SPICE I’m Not Your Personal IT Guy
ROB BALDER FEATURING CHRIS MEZZOLESTA JFGI
TOM SMITH Cruisin’ for Chicks on Google Maps
ROB PARAVONIAN Reality Virus
POWER SALAD It’s Its

Weblinks to all artists can be found in The 404 Special Passenger List in the right-hand margin of this very blog.


http://media.libsyn.com/media/funny404/404special02_eq.mp3

Monday, April 5, 2010

ALL ABOARD THE 404 SPECIAL

It only seems like yesterday when 404 Funny's first show was launched on a largely unsuspecting global population.

But, six months, 150 shows (including a handful of new offerings), and more than 20,000 downloads later, we've nearly finished uploading our archive shows, and are now turning our full attention to making a whole host of new and exciting programmes for your delectation over the coming months.

And to prove we mean business, please stand away from the platform edge for the first arrival of The 404 Special.

Like all great British train services before it, it's taken its time to arrive and now that it's finally here, it's bloody well chock-a-block full of the funny and downright peculiar.

Those of you familiar with Comedy 365's old music show Chickenflaps will know exactly what to expect from The 404 Special. In fact, we might just have lost a few of you there.

Nae bother - jump on board if you can find the room, make sure the door clicks shut, and, whatever you do, don't stick your head out the window, otherwise you won't hear the following fantastic tracks:

SEAMONKEY Breathalyzer
DAN COSTELLO The Pot Song
CONSCRIPTED When the Drugs Kick in
THE VOLUME BROTHERS Oh No, I’m High Again
ANDY, STEVE & ANDY I’m a Better Drunk Than I Used to Be
JIM PAQUETTE 358 Hangovers a Year
POSSIBLE OSCAR All Out of Beer

There's also a theme tune and everything. Plus a rap for the kids.

http://media.libsyn.com/media/funny404/404special01_eq.mp3

Want to know more about any of today's featured acts? Simply look at our Passenger List in the right-hand margin of this blog, find the artist you want, and click through to their individual websites.