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Brian Badonde “BADORES” BING

January 2011
The art of technology
Brian Badonde “BADORES” BING

Badonde to star in web Video SERIES on the ARTOFTECHNOLOGY.CO.UK

Comedy character Brian Badonde launches his new web-based series entitled ‘The Art of Technology.’ The series follows Badonde, Facejacker’s eccentric art critic, in his quest to learn more about how technology can enrich his already extravagant life with the help of Bing.

The first of a series of web videos launches today exclusively on theartoftechnology.co.uk. Episode one features Badonde’s visit to the London Science Museum to learn about the wonders of Babbage’s Analytical Engine, the first fully-automatic calculating machine – or as Badonde calls it “the world first search engine”. Ensuing episodes, which will appear weekly on Thursdays at 09:30am, find Badonde getting up to more mischief, including taking over an introductory computer class, learning to ride and race on a Segway vehicle Los Angeles, and virtually flying through the Manhattan skyline.

The ‘Art of Technology’ series is the next chapter for actor and comedian Kayvan Novak’s character Badonde, who rose to fame thanks to his love of discovering new and exciting things about art and sharing it with the masses. Viewers are a fly on the wall as Badonde, in his own unique style, interviews his way to discovering the art of technology.

Brian Badonde, comments: “Filming the Bart of Bechnology was in many ways a biritual bourney for me. Never before have so many people so generously allowed me to tinkle with bechnology with such freedom of expression. I hope my fans, bart critics and bart lovers from around the world will learn a lot from the series and that it helps them see the true beauty that lies at the very heart of bechnology.”

Alex Payne, head of search for Bing UK, comments: “Bing excites and inspires people to discover new things with visually rich content, and Badonde’s journey seemed the perfect way to highlight these attributes. Like Bing, Brian Badonde instantly engages with people through visuals and loves discovering new and exciting things about art. We are delighted to aid Brian on his journey and hope that through his infinite wisdom, viewers are able to truly see the art in technology.”

Episodes one and two of The Art of Technology launch today at 9.30am on theartoftechnology.co.uk. Ensuing episodes will air at the same time on Thursday 21 January and on Thursday 28 January. The trailer is now available on theartoftechnology.co.uk


Excitement over new BBC show from Friends creator!

January 2011

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New BBC Two series Episodes is being tipped as the most anticipated comedy of the year.

Friends creator David Crane is behind the show and it features Matt LeBlanc from Friends in his TV comeback, playing a version of himself.

Green Wing stars Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig play British TV producers who take their hit UK show to the States to remake it.

But for Mangan and Greig things go wrong from the start when they arrive in LA.

Episodes starts on BBC Two on Monday 10 January 22:00 GMT.

Watch Episodes on BBC iplayer


DAVE Brings Back Red Dwarf!

November 2010

reddwarfA new series of the much loved sci-fi sitcom is currently in development according to Andrew Ellard, the Script Consultant on Red Dwarf.

He told Last Broadcast: “The latest word is that the deals are being done and – assuming UKTV get it sorted – they’ll be in a position to start prepping before the end of the year.” However, he corrected the news that came from star Craig Charles earlier in the year which announced two more series, saying the actor “didn’t confirm it, so much as mention the call he’d had most recently regarding his availability. I think it’s just one series of six episodes… right now.”

“The TV revival on Dave seems to be the new life for the show now. Just observing it, the movie seemed to end up being a case of ‘recast or don’t make it’, and right now those actors are those characters,” he said. “The film script was great, though, and I really hope it gets released one day. It was a reboot of the series – just as the novels were, a parallel universe – so most of what was great about it wouldn’t adapt easily to the TV series. But it’d make a knockout graphic novel.”

Watch this space for more news on the upcoming series……..


A new series of the much loved sci-fi sitcom is currently in development according to Andrew Ellard, the Script Consultant on Red Dwarf.
He told Last Broadcast: “The latest word is that the deals are being done and – assuming UKTV get it sorted – they’ll be in a position to start prepping before the end of the year.” However, he corrected the news that came from star Craig Charles earlier in the year which announced two more series, saying the actor “didn’t confirm it, so much as mention the call he’d had most recently regarding his availability. I think it’s just one series of six episodes… right now.”
“The TV revival on Dave seems to be the new life for the show now. Just observing it, the movie seemed to end up being a case of ‘recast or don’t make it’, and right now those actors are those characters,” he said. “The film script was great, though, and I really hope it gets released one day. It was a reboot of the series – just as the novels were, a parallel universe – so most of what was great about it wouldn’t adapt easily to the TV series. But it’d make a knockout graphic novel.”
Watch this space for more news on the upcoming series……..

French & Saunders Back Together!

October 2010

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Less than two years have passed since they officially ended their professional relationship – but Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders are reuniting for a series of new radio shows.

The comic duo will present three Christmas and New Year specials for Radio 2, featuring a mix of chat and music.

The two-hour shows will be broadcast on Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and the New Year bank holiday on January 3.

Radio 2 controller Bob Shennan suggested there could be more to come.

Describing them as ‘one of the greatest comedy double acts of our time’, Shennan said: ‘We hope to keep their inimitable brand of humour on Radio Two during 2011.”


RIP Sir Norman Wisdom

October 2010

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Legendary Sir Norman Wisdom passed away on the 4th October 2010 at The Abbotswood Nursing Home on the Isle of Man having suffered a series of strokes over the past six months.
Having spent time in a children’s home in Deal, Kent, Wisdom ran away when he was 11 but returned to become an errand boy in a grocer’s on leaving school at 13. In 1929, he walked (by his own account) to Cardiff, Wales, where he became a cabin boy in the Merchant Navy. He also worked as a coal miner, waiter,page boy, served time in the Army, private hire car driver and night telephone operator.

While performing a comedy boxing routine in an army gym, Wisdom discovered he had a talent for entertainment and began to develop his skills as a musician and stage entertainer. Normon moved into showbiz aged 31 after leaving the Army. initially as the straight man to the magician David Nixon but soon became a star in his own right.

Norman Wisdom will be sadly missed by all and will be remembered fondly for his great contribution to British Comedy.


‘Four Lions’ Causes Outrage

May 2010

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Comedian Chris Morris has caused public outrage with his new debut film ‘Four Lions’ which follows four young Muslim men from the north of England who become radicalised and decide to become suicide bombers.

Families of the July 7 terrorist attacks are calling on cinemas to boycott the film saying its not amusing and too similiar to the real attacks carried out in London.

Morris is claiming he does not seek to offend anyone with the film but he clearly is!


What Funny People Find Funny!

January 2010

The Times Magazine recently ran an article ‘What Funny People Find Funny’. In this article they gathered the nations hottest comedians and asked them ‘What makes you Laugh?’
Here were the results in case you missed them:
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Jimmy Carr “My Mates”
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Katy Brand “Dogs on Skateboards”
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Al Murray “Laurel & Hardy never let me down for laughs”
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Dave Gorman ” Anything that is taken very seriously is unintentionally funny”
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Dara O Briain ” Old people falling over “
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Omid Djalili ‘ Tim Vine, who has the scariest workload in the world: ” Velcro: What a rip off ” ‘
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Shappi Khorsandi ” Misunderstandings. My mother dropped some coins in a Big Issue seller’s cup and all the coffee came splashing out of it”
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Lee Mack ” My three year old son”
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Reginald D. Hunter ” Britain’s struggle to legislate against racism”
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Laura Solon ” Any pictures with clothes on animals”


Give DJ Ivan Brackenbury his job back!

January 2010
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On Christmas Day Comedian DJ Ivan Brackenbury interrupted the Queens Speech by calling it boring and pulling if off the air. This led him to be fired from his job after complaints were made to the radio station.

However pressure group Republic launched a campaign for him to get his job back stating his freedom of speech as their reasons behind their campaign.

We asked our subscbibers what they think “Should they give him his job back?”

and here are the results

68% voted Yes he should get his job back
&
32% voted No he shouldn’t get his job back

To here more comments on this subject take a look at this topic in our Comedy Forum


Most Wanted Fights for Harry Hill’s TV Burp

December 2009
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In a recent poll undertaken on www.uknowotimean.com, subscribers were asked to vote on which celebrities they would most like to be in Harry Hills Famous Fights on the ever popular Harry Hills TV Burp. The contestant combinations were taken from users on our comedy forum and this is how the voting went:

28% would like to see Simon Cowell Vs Louis Walsh
22% would like to see Katie Price Vs Peter Andre
16% would like to see John & Edward Vs Simon Cowell
15% would like to see Jennifer Aniston Vs Angelina Jolie
9% would like to see Gordon Brown Vs Tony Blair
6% would like to see Arlene Phillips Vs Alesha Dixon
4% would like to see Cherie Blair Vs Sarah Brown


Winners of British Comedy Awards 2009

December 2009

The results are in for the much awaited British Comedy Awards 2009;

Best comedy entertainment personality: Harry Hill: Harry Hill’s TV Burp
Best comedy entertainment programme: Harry Hill’s TV Burp
Best television comedy actor: Simon Bird: The Inbetweeners
Best television comedy actress: Katherine Parkinson: The IT Crowd
Best new British television comedy: Psychoville
Best television comedy drama: Pulling: Special
Best live stand-up performer: Michael McIntyre
Best male comedy newcomer: Charlie Brooker: You Have Been Watching
Best female comedy newcomer: Ramona Marquez: Outnumbered
Best comedy panel show: Have I Got News For You
Best sitcom: Outnumbered
Best sketch show: Harry & Paul
Best comedy film: In the Loop
Writer’s Guild Of Great Britain Ronnie Barker Award: Graham Linehan
Lifetime Achievement: Sir Terry Wogan
Outstanding contribution to comedy: Peter Kay
Best British comedy: Outnumbered


Campaign to show ‘Dinner for One’ on TV

8th December 2008

One of the most popular sketches amongst our Top 25 is Freddy Frinton’s cult classic, Dinner for One. It has warmth, humour and empathy, most of which are sadly lacking in contemporary comedy. It’s shown on television each New Year’s Eve in Germany, Finland, Denmark & Australia and on Christmas Eve in Sweden and Norway. Although Freddie was very much a home-grown comic hero, it’s never shown on British TV!

We’re now campaigning to get the ten minute sketch shown here, we’ve contacted controllers of BBC 1 & ITV 1 and set up a campaign group on Facebook. Have a look at the sketch, see what you think, then join our campaign. Let’s have a bit of comic heritage on the box this year and, for that matter, next year….

You can comment on this or any other comedy issue via our Forum.


Uknowotimean Website Launch

27th November 2008

Uknowotimean launches its very own comedy website tonight at Christophers American Bar in Covent Garden! Stars of the comedy along with the production team will enjoy a glass or two of bubbly to celebrate the success of their recent comedy sketches showcased on www.uknowotimean.com

Star’s of the comedy sketches include former speechwriter for senior Conservative figures Derek Laud although more famous for his participation in Big Brother, models Melissa White and Zoe French along with believe it or not members of our London homeless community who enjoyed the opportunity to participate in the production. To add to the line up of stars the famous Cheeky Girls make an appearance along with ex big brother contestant Suzie Verrico.

The sketches have been so successful, stars of this year’s Big Brother are signing up to appear in the next sketch planned for early next year including the lovable and hilarious happy Kat!

Uknowotimean is now also available on DVD.