This episode we go old school, literally. We are joined by comic Mabel Slattery to discuss medieval comedy and Mikhail Bakhtin and his Carnival Theory, we get into some interesting ideas like Humour Theory, Robin Hood, Sumptuary Laws, Secular Lyrics of the XIVth and XVth Centuries, Richard Hill Commonplace Book, Chaucer’s Knight Tale and just having a bit of craic!
And here is a snip from the poem Mabel quoted, is it an medieval MC? you decide!
Snatches of Oral Songs
Sir, what say ye with your fat face?
Me thynkith ye shuld bere a very good bace.
To a pot of good ale or ipocras,
Truly as I you say.
Hold up your hede,
Ye loke lyke lede,
Ye wast myche
Evermore from day to day.
Bon jowre …
On this episode we got two Icelandic comedians, Eyvindur Karlsson and Þórhallur Þórhallsson, also just known as Thor as Dave was too confused by the first one. The guys come on an explain how a country as small of Iceland can have a volcano that no one else on the planet can pronounce. They also discuss the state of comedy in Iceland and explain to Dave what a Belly Brother in Law is …
From Wikipeida, so they must be right!
On this episode we are delighted to have on Norwegian comedian Pernille Haaland. Pernille is mainly based in the UK, but the Covid lockdown finds her back in Norway.
We discuss performing stand-up in Norway, the fun of being an eternal expat and Dave find out all the cool places in Norway that Frozen was based on …eh for his daugther.
Pernille has her own podcast, The Right Kind of Wrong, and can also be found on YouTube and Twitter.