Sticking it to Barclays, city traders and, uh, comedy reviewers: the week in video
Andrew Mickel6 July 2012
Prepare to be nervous if you work for a bank or are us...
Fluent in finance. And viral videos
The Barclays ads were due the mick taking out of them for their faux-friendly Stephen Merchant voiceover. Then that confusing thing happened earlier this week (Libor! I'm anger! I...think!) and they were very definitely due to be mick-taken. Cue Michael Spicer, who has redubbed their most recent ad. And it is very funny.
A show we daren't name at all
Stuart Goldsmith has a show out. If anyone makes a pun out of it then he's going to not give £100 to charity (watch the video to understand). WE DAREDN'T SAY IT FOR FEAR OF PUNNAGE, one of us used to write headlines for tabloids, for chrissakes.
Last crack at this one
If you haven't already seen Dawson Bros Funtime, one of the BBC Three pilots put on iPlayer this week, then WHERE WHAT YOU BEEN OF. Here's the one YouTubed clip on Facebook stalking – what could easily be a tryhard idea is done with so much flair and eye for detail that it spirals into something beautiful. Here's a behind the scenes dooley that Chris Kendall did, if you've already seen it.
The rhyming slang banker
And one more from the pilots – Thomas Nelstrop as a city trader...
A post-Ideal world
Ideal's Ben Crompton and Alfie Joey star in a short (seven minutes; shortish) film about two men in a waiting room talking about how one of them ended up in a wheelchair.
Not REALLY comedy but seeing as we're all here...
How Not To Live Your Life's Dan Clark and the IT Crowd's Katherine Parkinson lend their voiceover talents to this animated film, a spoofy sort of Tim Burton thing. Of particular interest: how they've basically animated Katherine Parkinson.
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