Pig Propaganda

Stand-Up, In Absentia, Feature Film

It’s been awhile since I updated this website, my sincerest ‘sorrys’ about that.

So I know what you’re thinking, what’s been happening you bellend? You right bloody bellend (even if you don’t have a cockney/London twinge, you probably still settled on ‘bellend’).

Well it’s all been a weird year for me that mostly saw me shut down a bit on the social ‘webby’ side of things. Slowly but surely though, I am kicking the rusted Muzzle The Pig engine until it starts up again. First things first, there is a new simplistic sketch that Rich and I have put up on the YouTube channel and it can be viewed on the website by going to the ‘Sketches’ link or just below. Check it out, view it, sprinkle some happy dust on it. They’ll be more sketches to follow. The sketch aided us in our promotion for a recent show we performed in London, ‘Kaile, Keeble & Kuntz’ (pronounced Kun-se, you filth!) The show was somewhat an experiment, allowing Rich and I to tinker with new sketch material and also throw ourselves into the potentially embarrassing world of stand-up.

The show itself came about incredibly quickly, we agreed to the spare slot The Drayton Arms had in an attempt to make us write the show, giving us a deadline. We were blessed by finding some really good people to help us out on the day, Roger Kuntz obviously became integral to the show and Miranda Dawe provided 95% of the laughs by coming on board some of the sketches and doing a stand-up set as well. The show essentially worked as an variety show, with filmed ‘miniature’ sketches, stage banter, live sketches and stand-up. It was great to finally have a crack at stand-up and I was glad I went to quite a few open mic nights beforehand to watch other comedians try out their material so I could see what I should do and what I shouldn’t do, for instance I found it incredible how many people had great material, but no knowledge of how to tell their jokes. Anyway, I hope to do a few more gigs in the coming months. The show’s informal nature (with us popping in and out of the ‘sketch world’) certainly helped us considering how quickly we had to put the whole thing together.  Thanks to all those who came down to watch us, we were overwhelmed by the response.

So – Kaile, Keeble & Kuntz will be returning as we continue to tinker with it in the run up to taking it to Edinburgh next year.

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Until then, it’s back to my feature film preparations and I’ll soon be arranging a meeting with everyone who wants to be involved to discuss plans with an aim to enter pre-production. In an ideal world, we’ll be well into pre-production in March (I’m sodding off to India in January for a month), so fingers crossed.