So, having done four Clip Joint shows in Camden Town’s theatre bar The Camden Head, it’s now time for a change of venue, to London’s glittering West End no less. It does feel rather fitting though that the new venue for the show is in the only independent cinema left in the London’s theatreland, The Prince Charles. The ethos of the show remains the same, we show clips of things we think deserve and indeed need to be seen by a wider audience whether they be films, documentaries, music videos or anything else deemed appropriate. Some of my choices so far have included a somewhat unintentionally funny documentary on the making of the film The Longest Day entitled D-Day Revisited and hosted by the films producer Darryl F. Zanuck. I’ve also gone for scenes from the Leonard Cohen documentary Bird On A Wire which sees Cohen having to deal with groupie requests rather uncomfortably on camera and also the superb 1976 short film by John Smith, The Girl Chewing Gum. It’s also interesting and highly entertaining to have our special guests bring along a clip they are passionate about and want to show. So far, we’ve had Miles Jupp screen a short film starring himself and Kevin Eldon, Josie Long playing her favourite Hammer Horror clip, Iain Morris opting for a scene from John’s Not Mad, a documentary on Tourettes and Bob Mortimer choosing a sketch from Monty Python and a scene from Breaking Bad. We also invite the audience to bring along clips and so far we’ve had a delightful range of the weird and wonderful. I already have my clips selected for the next show on February 19, our first of course at the new venue. At the moment I’m not sure what Iain or our special guest Danny Wallace will be showing but I look forward to finding out nearer the time. The very reasonably priced tickets can be purchased here and while you do have a gander at the website, it’s rather dandy. In this age of austerity we still need some laughs and a night out, let us cater for both.
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