Performance at The Tabernacle, Atlanta, 4 Oct 2019
Thespia brought Craig Ferguson to my attention via his Late Late Show and I quickly realized that this guy was batshit insane. If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you know that I have a great deal of respect for batshit insane people. Especially those that take something like a late night talk show and subvert it for their own amusement. Which, if they’re amused doing it, generally, it becomes infectious and next thing you know you’re laughing your arse off because a panto horse become a recurring character, or a robot skeleton sidekick has been invented.
Oh my stars and garters, the time has come round again. It’s the TWELFTH (sweet Jebus) iteration of 32 Days of Halloween, in which October reaches out and snags the end of September…because thirty-one days just isn’t enough to enjoy the First Halloween of the year. So we’ll get to what’s wrong with Bela Lugosi (above) in a second. First…
Tonight it’s a smorgasbord of horror icons in The Black Sleep, but first let’s enjoy some outtakes from the absolutely mental set of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. I highly recommend the audio commentary that comes on (at least this is where I found it) the Universal Legacy Collection Blu-Ray for The Wolfman. That’s where you can learn about how the film had a substantial pie budget, a “court jester” and so forth.
Greg Davies‘ latest stand-up show, You Magnificent Beast, is now available on Netflix. So far, it has managed to break Doc, Cosette and myself. So we recommend it to you. Because he is a sick man, however, here is a vid from The Graham Norton Show in which Davies also breaks Ryan Gosling.
You might not want to watch this during lunch, especially if you’re enjoying a curry.