Sunday, 28 July 2013

The Dom Joly interview

Back some time towards the end of 2009, October at a guess, I was watching a repeat of Trigger Happy TV on 4Music (a UK TV channel). This was a TV series that captured my imagination when it was first broadcast in the year 2000, I would have been around 16 at the time.

Monday, 11 January 2010

The Stephen Moyer interview

Stephen checking his iPhone"Finally someone people will have heard of" was how my editor described the opportunity to interview True Blood's Stephen Moyer in his email. I'd never heard of him. I only knew of True Blood from tube station posters advertising the fact it was showing on the FX channel on satellite.
Time to do some research.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

An evening with Pat Sharp & the twins

I left them with a joke
All the way back in July an email came through my electronic letterbox with details of an Xbox game launch. Not really standard Hecklerspray fare, but at the heart of it was an opportunity to interview Pat Sharp and the twins from Fun House.

Nothing about the choice of Pat Sharp to promote 1 vs. 100 made sense. The Xbox publicity woman at the event described their ideal celebrity; someone who embodied the spirit of quiz shows, the quintessential question master. Surely Bob Holness or Henry Kelly even?

Thursday, 17 September 2009

The Motorola Dext launch

Sixty-seven miles up Millbank Tower, and after many glasses of champagne, a playboy comedian/presenter is announcing the phone that might just save Motorola’s bacon.

Nearby tech journalists were none the wiser as to whom this man was, yet they still rejected our theory that it could be Dave Berry. Simply asking one of the PR people, and waiting for them to ask another PR person was all we had to do Keep reading at Hecklerspray

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Richard Herring is a racist

Hitler Moustache - Avalon ©2009 www.richardherring.comYesterday’s Guardian published a piece by Brian Logan which illustrated how comedians such as Richard Herring and Scott Capurro are inherently racist and offensive.

Scott Capurro often offends his audience, he tells Logan he can justify that because an audience doesn’t often get a chance to inform the performer that they are ‘fucked up’.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Interviewing Mr T

Mr T explaining his hairAmongst people with Macbooks and laptops in the NFT's cafe I sat scribbling onto a sheet of A4 in an embarrassingly low-tech fashion. The sheet happened to be a map with the location of the venue for a Snickers ad campaign launch in London Bridge. The scribbles were to be the questions I would be asking Mr T, formerly of Rocky III and The A-Team.