Adam talks to American actor and comedian Nick Kroll about what constitutes a ‘douche’, James Franco’s film about cult classic ‘The Room’ (Nick isn’t in it, he just saw it), why Broadway is great even though theatre can be so shit, the point of improv, his role in Garth Jennings’ film Sing and other important stuff.
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Firstly I just want to tell the world that I am an absolute idiot for not having realised you were podcasting until this year. I am now making up for it by totally bingeing (and loving it).
I've made everyone I know listen to the Eno and Curtis podcasts. Some of them are avoiding me now.
I thought after your James Franco chat and the discussion of his post-modern take that you might like his chapter in the update of Carl Wilson's 'Let's Talk About Love' (the 33 and a third series) where he talks about Celine Dion and the perception of taste. Franco contributes a new chapter and it's a fascinating insight into his approach to his art.. (and Celine)
Hey Dr. B,
I'm a big fan. This episode was tops, and it gave me extra funny times as it brought back a solid good memory that i thought i'd share with you... So a few years ago i got very ill, very suddenly and ended up in hospital waiting for an emergency heart transplant, SPOILER i survived. [big up the NHS!!!!!!!]. During the period i was in hospital waiting for awesome people to save my life my brother went off to a screening of The Room with Tommy Wiseau doing a Q&A... we joked that if only Tommy wished me better maybe it would be so?!?!? So off my brother went and managed to accost the man himself, getting him to record a voice memo... What i got was a slightly confused self promoting ramble, about staying positive, how cool my brother is, how to use a bag and finally he signs off with "have a groovy time, recover soon and see the room, bye". It will never get old. I would be happy to forward it to you if you would enjoy a 32 second giggle.
Keep up the good work you make us smile.
Have a groovy time,
Hi Adam, I recently re-discovered your stuff after a short 20 year hiatus (since i watched the channel 4 show). Really been enjoying the podcast over the last couple of weeks - and the good thing from my perspective is there is lots to catch up on! The highest compliment i can pay you is that i find myself taking the longer walk home from work to catch an extra 10 mins of the pod. Cheers Chris
The bird sounds like the call (but not song) of a Williow Warbler to me Adam - look it up and confirm the birds identity for the benefit of your substantial Buxton-bird enthusiast crossover audience. Alex P.
Hey Adam, really enjoyed this chat! I moved from Ireland to NYC six years ago and started taking improv classes at UCB. I ended up becoming a performer there and have been improvising at UCB since 2012. I can tell you from experience that the classes range from people in their early twenties to people in their mid-sixties. It's incredibly fun and is an interesting, new muscle to work as a comedian. NYC and LA has intensive classes where you can knock out an entire class in just a week. If you were ever interested in doing it, I'd be happy to point you in the direction of the best teachers and all that good stuff. Based on the many hours of your podcasts and radio shows I've listened to over the years, I can tell you'd be a natural at it! Anyway, I love you bye!!!
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