Thursday, 13 November 2008

[74] CC2K morning update, London Comedy and so on...

Here's this week's Morning Roundup column from me (I really like the Savage Dragon / Obama cross-overs. Some of the most shameless stunts I've ever seen, yet with a knowing humour about them):

This morning we've got scoops about Ridley Scott's adaptation of the board-game Monopoly, some mutterings about the Magneto movie, news about the latest Simon Pegg creation, a Savage Dragon / Barack Obama team-up and, of course, lots more. Wake up, campers - it's the Morning Roundup!

Read the full article here.


In other CC2K news, check out the latest episode of the Comics on Comics podcast, which features CC2K editor (and all round nice guy) Bob Peterson. Check out the discussion, which also has input from comics scribe Mark Sable, over here.

The discussion manages to straddle the humorous and the serious, and covers gender in comics and big-screen movie adaptations. There are some insightful tidbits in there, especially from Sable, so it's worth it despite the 49 minute runtime.


I went to a stand-up gig last night at Dirty Dicks, a pub near Liverpool Street station, presented/promoted by Bob Slayer. I went ostensibly to support Ben Chancer / Ben Chancellor, after our chat a couple of weeks ago (which should be in print soon). Ben was good, especially in front of the rowdy crowd (I've never seen one rowdier).

Sadly, I wasn't too impressed by the other comics, apart from the headliner, Chris Martin. He had much more restraint, charisma and intelligence than most of what else was on offer. He's young, only 22, and might be someone to look out for. He's currently gigging a hell of a lot, so check out his myspace page to see if he's on near you. Here's a video:

Chris Martin live at SPANK! 9-8-08: Tales of the Night Bus

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