Archive for www.regdafishthinktank.com Here in the Day
 


       www.regdafishthinktank.com Forum Index -> Fishual Entertainment
Dock

Bad cover version

Iíve seen some passable tribute bands but they arenít really my thing (apart from an excellent ZZ Top tribute act who I saw at the Thornbridge Brewery Garden Party a few years ago in deepest darkest Derbyshire but thatís a thread on its own), but I was speaking to my Dad last night and he was mentioning the committee at the WMC he drinks in. He said they were getting a load of tribute acts such as Queen, Elvis, and other usual suspects but then he said they were also having a Peter Kay tribute act which baffled me. Fair enough Seven Seas of Rye played well by any band is entertaining but somebody pretending to be a comedian? For me be it Peter Kay, Eddie Izzard, or Rich Hall a big part of the humour is the comedians personality. Even the mention of somebody doing a comedian Ďcover bandí is IMHO a new low reached in what passes as entertainment. It sounds the most cringe worthy thing I can think of. WTF????
Frazier Cranium

True though you're slightly wrong there, the most cringeworthy thing would be a Russell Brand tribute or even WORSE than that, one of that c0unt Russell Howard.
Grind

Bit of a weird one: just been given some comp tickets to see Queen play tonight in Boston, with Freddie replaced by someone called Adam Lambert.

Might be horrible. We shall see.
Dock

Frazier Cranium wrote:
True though you're slightly wrong there, the most cringeworthy thing would be a Russell Brand tribute or even WORSE than that, one of that c0unt Russell Howard.


In the way that a tribute act of RB would be worse or that you don't like the man himself? I personally rate very highly RB's stand up and as for his brilliant podcasts with cohort Matt Morgan for the BBC? Radio gold, every last one of them. Re: 'That' broadcast with Jonathan Ross, I'd wager one of the finest and funniest hours of radio that I will ever have the pleasure to hear. I often put it on when I'm faffing about in the kitchen years after it's initial broadcast.
Forest

If an impressionist does only one impression is he a tribute act? Or just a shit impressionist.
Late Doors

Saw a Bill Hicks tribute/impersonator a while back and really enjoyed it. Always regret not seeing the great man so this was the closest ill ever get. Difference is Bill was no longer with us. These guys must have permission i guess from the real comedians. Doesn't feel right but if people want to pay less to see a diluted version then fair enough but not for me

Codge, gave you ever seen Russel Brand live? If you can do so, i guarantee you will change your mind about him.
Frazier Cranium

I would give him a chance...  but I would NOT give a Brand tribute act the steam off my wee.

You don't know what my opinion of him is, I don't partic'ly dislike him but I naturally would bloody hate a copy act
Plastic Man

I can't quite grasp the concept of a tribute comedian.

While a cover band tries to copy or provide an interpretation of a song, does a cover comedian try and mimic the original performer and re-tell old gags, or act naturally but do the sort of gags the comedian might have done, or mimic and do new gags in the style of the original?

*Puts on a Peter Kay accent* "Do yer remember Old English Spangles, eh? Do yer remember them? And what about Chopper bikes, eh? Do yer remember them? So what about Raleigh Grifters? Do yer remember them? We were poor, so me mam bought me a Grifter. Do yer remember mams and being poor, eh? What about eating Old English Spangles, while riding yer Grifter that yer poor mam bought yer, eh?"
Dock

Plastic Man wrote:
I can't quite grasp the concept of a tribute comedian.

While a cover band tries to copy or provide an interpretation of a song, does a cover comedian try and mimic the original performer and re-tell old gags, or act naturally but do the sort of gags the comedian might have done, or mimic and do new gags in the style of the original?

*Puts on a Peter Kay accent* "Do yer remember Old English Spangles, eh? Do yer remember them? And what about Chopper bikes, eh? Do yer remember them? So what about Raleigh Grifters? Do yer remember them? We were poor, so me mam bought me a Grifter. Do yer remember mams and being poor, eh? What about eating Old English Spangles, while riding yer Grifter that yer poor mam bought yer, eh?"


Frazier Cranium

Said it for a long time, that Plastic Man should be a stand-up

       www.regdafishthinktank.com Forum Index -> Fishual Entertainment
Page 1 of 1
Create your own free forum | Buy a domain to use with your forum
I told you. We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune