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|Wednesday, January 27th, 2010|
Does anyone have Bill's german Three Times A Lady? I can't find it anywhere. All I can find is this YT video, and the quality is less than I'd hoped.
I remember seeing it on YT in really nice quality a while back, so it led me to believe that it existed out there somewhere. Thanks! D:
|Monday, August 3rd, 2009|
THANK The Man – at last Plymouth gets a stand-up visit by Bill Bailey.
Britain's favourite part-Troll funnyman makes up for missing the city out of his career thus far with a whopping six-night stint at the Theatre Royal from Monday.
And if it wasn't for The Man he might never have got to the city at all.
Bill's comedy career was burning so slowly in the early 1990s that he stubbed it out and got a proper job.
"I was selling ad space for an international business management development magazine," he kind-of recalls. "I can't remember its name now, but what's worse is I couldn't even remember its name then, when I was trying to sell its advertising."
The future stand-up refused to take it sitting down when he was ordered to wear a tie, even though he never met customers – he worked in telesales.
"I was thinking, 'The Man ain't gonna tell me what to do. I'm sticking it to The Man – oh, I've been sacked." Read the rest @ insectnation
|Thursday, July 9th, 2009|
Wooo! Going to see the man himself live on August 4th! :D
|Saturday, May 30th, 2009|
Question about the tour
Does anyone know if there's going to be more dates added to the forthcoming tour? All the current places are quite far from where I live, I was hoping for a date in Birmingham or somewhere near. I was just needing to know, because if there aren't going to be any more added then I will get tickets for Nottingham instead, but if Birmingham will be added later then I will wait. Current Mood: curious
|Sunday, March 8th, 2009|
|Monday, November 10th, 2008|
Never Mind the Buzzcocks has lost its edge
With the loss of Bill Bailey this once-reliable panel show has suffered an apparently terminal crisis of confidencePosted by James Wignall Friday November 7 2008 12.21 GMT
Alas, it seems to have finally happened – Never Mind the Buzzcocks, the show that trumpeted itself knowingly as a "mildly amusing panel show", is now more often than not just, well, mildly irritating. Given that it still features the ever-dependable Phil Jupitus, and is hosted by the very talented Simon Amstell, of whom I'm a big fan, how did this happen? How did it go from being a must-see show for pretty much 12 years, to being such a pale imitation of itself that last week I actually turned off two-thirds of the way through due to exasperation?
The short answer is Bill Bailey, or rather the lack of him. The three episodes he took off in the previous series didn't seem to matter, thanks to his replacement for those shows, Noel Fielding, being fantastic value. But the decision by the producers to go down the Have I Got News for You route and use guest captains seems to have been its downfall. The absence of Bailey has rendered NMTB rudderless; with his departure, the fact that Jupitus is a nice bloke but not particularly funny is made painfully obvious, while Amstell seems increasingly uncomfortable with the burden of being the sole comedian on the show, and is less funny for it. ( Read more...Collapse )http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/tvandradioblog/2008/nov/07/never-mind-the-buzzcocksCrossposted to insectnation
|Thursday, October 16th, 2008|
|Friday, October 3rd, 2008|
"The long awaited release of Tinselworm on DVD is approaching. The date for your diaries is 10 November 2008."
Crossposted to insectnation
(along with more news, because I don't want to crosspost everything
. And I want to you join my community :P) Current Mood: excited
|Tuesday, September 30th, 2008|
|Monday, September 29th, 2008|
The Worm Turns
September 26, 2008From nature watcher to hobbit to Tinselworm, Bill Bailey's evolution makes for a curious tale.
BRITISH comedian Bill Bailey, performing in Melbourne this week, is fresh from touring New Zealand, where he found himself in demand — but not as a comedian. Much to his chagrin, Bailey discovered he's the subject of an online petition put together by fans in an effort to have him cast in the coming film adaptation of The Hobbit.
Bailey groans theatrically when asked about the petition, although (of course) he appreciates the absurdity of it. "Oh God, I don't initiate these things," he says, laughing. "I found out that it started off as a petition for me to be in The Lord of the Rings, and now people want me to be in The Hobbit!"
Presumably it has at least something to do with his hirsute appearance, but is Bailey feeling insulted or flattered?( Read more... )Crossposted to insectnation
|Thursday, September 18th, 2008|
|Sunday, March 23rd, 2008|
More at my LJ, click here
|Saturday, March 1st, 2008|
MORE CAN BE FOUND HERE
@ my LJ.
|Friday, December 21st, 2007|
More Dawn French's Boys Who Do: Comedy
Saw this in the TV listings, in case you haven't seen it/didn't know:
More Dawn French's Boys Who Do: Comedy
Wednesday 26 December
1:55am - 2:25am
Dawn French interviews Bill Bailey about his life in comedy.
VIDEO Plus+: 14753862
Subtitled, Widescreen Current Mood: okay
|Monday, December 3rd, 2007|
|Sunday, September 2nd, 2007|
|Wednesday, June 27th, 2007|
Bill did a set at Glastonbury festival over the weekend. It was about quarter to 1 Monday morning after all the bands had finished. It was bucketing down with rain and everyone was wet, cold and muddy but it didn't matter because we were all laughing too much.
Was anyone else there? Current Mood: cheerful
|Friday, June 15th, 2007|
|Friday, May 18th, 2007|
Just to let you all know - I scored 2 tickets this morning to see Bill Bailey perform live at the Landmark Theatre in Ilfracombe, Devon on August 31st. Apparently it'll be a warm up gig to finalise material for when he hits the big country-wide tour at the end of the year, so when I've seen him I'll report back here with a full review.
It'll be my first time seeing him live. Can't wait!
|Friday, May 11th, 2007|
"Pass me ... The Punisher"
I've just been to the dentist.
The temptation to look up at him and say 'The pheasant has no agenda" was unbearable
However, I resisted, because my mouth was numb and I couldn't form any words. Current Mood: NUMB.