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Episode 30 - "End of an Era"
This week Jenny Collier, Leo Kearse, Ian Stone and Rob Deering show their age and go back to their roots with some classic dualisms: VHS vs Betamax, bleak vs psychotic optimism and unionisation vs the lone gunman. While ignoring all the other people in the world, this cheerful troop laugh their way through this week’s latest in the demise of comedy, Scottish Independence and the rise and fall of football hooliganism.
The second half of this landmark episode shares a sad announcement and The Edge’s producer John Connor joins us with stories of how the show started, broke new ground and found joy through bloody persistence.
Episode 29 - "Slogans galore"
Emmanuel Sonubi, Tiff Stevenson, Ben Norris & Jarred Christmas put on their glasses to take a deep look into the root of the world’s problems. Airing some robust opinions, the team exercise their freedom of speech and leave us with some life changing advice and an excellent T-shirt slogan.
Jarred and Ben are joined on stage by Jenny Collier & Scott Capurro for a ridiculous ride through royalty, politics and knife crime.
Episode 28 - "Take 2"
Ria Lina, Ian Stone, Luke Toulson and Funmbi Omotayo laugh through crashing waves and prison breaks in this wonderfully dysfunctional family zoom. These funny folk prove their essential worth with sharp insights into the always blagging and sometimes sleepy world of world leaders.
Ian is joined by Sean Meo and Allyson June Smith for the burning issues of gossip and aliens and the sage advice to put down our phones.
Episode 27 - "From the waist down"
This touching episode with Abigoliah Schamaun, Allyson June Smith, Leo Kearse & Scott Capurro starts with the news and quickly goes deep with stories from their past and thoughts about the future. With the wonderful world of fad diets, old school phones and thermometers bringing light relief, the team turns to American politics for a true role model.
Ian Stone and Paul Thorne join Abigoliah Schamaun and Leo Kearse to costume up and tackle mopeds, otters, marketing and being Knights.
Episode 26 - "The Grey Area"
This week we cover bike hunting trees, perfect sick cat photos and the health of Trump’s mind voter base.
Steve Gribbin, Jenny Collier, Stephen Grant & Rob Rouse ask this week’s important questions:
Could coronavirus actually save lives?
Should comedians become our national censors?
Can we drink through this whole episode?
Rob is joined onstage by Tiff Stevenson, Alistair Barrie and Funmbi Omotayo for an entertaining food-focused episode. The team takes on fibre, meatballs and how to reduce the taste of self-righteousness in your cooking.
In The Moment As Usual
Really enjoying the podcast! Thanks Simon & all the comics for keeping it real for us.