2010 comedy review: Films

Hallo again! A month has gone since we uploaded our much heralded review of all* things televisual, live and hilarious in 2010. And you know what that means? All your female friends have had at least one egg depart from their body! Unless, of course, they are pregnant, on the pill or barren.

It also means the megabyte allowance on Free Ed Podcast’s account on lib.syn has gone back to zero, allowing us to upload even more thoughtful words about funny things from last year.

We’re still relevant!

Scott Pilgrim is good

Scott Pilgrim is good

Anyway, we talk about films in this one. Mainly (and only) Scott Pilgrim and Four Lions.

Both films are great according to me. David has issues with one.

Listen out for the moment I nearly punch David in his mouth for his high and mighty opinions, and moral superiority.


*very few

Download: Film review of 2010 | 28 mins 16MB


2010 comedy review: TV and live

Put the tissues away (or take them out again, depending on preference) because your favourite Scotch nonsense-makers, Free Ed Podcast, are back. Not from the dead, but from podcast obscurity.

We’ve been in deep comedy hibernation since the Edinburgh Fringe of 2010, building a nest out of discarded John Bishop DVD cases and Frankie Boyle’s beard, having increased our fat reserves by feasting on the combined egos of Gervais, McIntyre and Kay. Delish!

Funny 2010

This image comes up when you type '2010 funny' into Google image search. I feel it's appropriate.

Our annual alarm clock has gone off though, and we’ve woken from our slumber to talk about our very favourite comedy moments of 2010 from both TV and the stage. It’s still a relevant time to do so, isn’t it?

We discuss such era defining shows as The Trip, Miranda, Running Wilde, Frankie Boyles Tramadol Nights and Todd Margaret, all of which we have some words to say about in an opinionated fashion, either good or bad. And that’s exactly what we think you’d expect, so I hope you’re happy

Also, we may have a special guest in the form of an American friend from Twitter. See if we are able to track this elusive figure down to his New Jersey home (SPOILER ALERT – we did, but the recording corrupted itself so you can’t hear it. Sorry!)

Anyway, download and enjoy. And look out for our 2010 film special coming soon too.


Download: TV and live review of 2010 | 40 mins 36.4MB

2010: Episode 5

BOO HOO HOO HOO HOO!!! Yes people, that is you. Those are the words you are saying right now. Whilst wet with tears and empty of hope. For it is our final podcast of the Edinburgh Festival 2010. Tom is away back to London and David has a job. And we’re sick of it all.

Horndog brass band

Our final 35 minutes(ish) are our best though, and not just because we lack both Jonathan May-Bowles and Jack De’Ath. We do our first music review – the Horndog brass band – who play the Speigel Gardens one last time on Monday Aug 23 so head down.

The last review of 2010 is a very special one however, as we opine on a hot new up-and-comer by the name of Thomas Meek. Is he blessed? We’ll find out!


Tom and Dave

Download: FreeEdPodcast5 | 36 mins 32.7MB

2010: Episode 4

Hallo all!  Welcome to another edition of the Free Ed Podcast which is going from strength to muscular dystrophia. In terms of facts in any case. We call our main review Daniel Tighe instead of his correct moniker Dylan Tighe. It’s also the Trans-Mongolian Express not the Trans-Siberian Express. Natch. We’re idiots. We apologise. It is still our most epic, bombastic review yet though, so prepare yourself for astonishing opinions.

Dylan Tighe

Dylan Tighe

Elsewhere. we discuss the very middle-class sketch group In The Meantime who play Cabaret Voltaire. Our opinions on this are more mild.

We also review the smart narrative driven motivational speaker spoof Success: A Success Story by Kieran and the Two Joes. Our opinions are recorded whilst quite hungover and tired. We are so sorry. It’s still our best show yet though. Enjoy.

Download: FreeEdPodcast4 | 37mins 33.9MB

2010: Episode 3

An annoying internet has filled me with rage!!! Luckily, there’s an excellent podcast to listen to to calm me down.

It contains the usual hilarious (Really? – Ed) nattering, with Jonathan May-Bowles back in the special guest seat. It has moulded to his buttocks for a riveting half hour.

Sh!t Theatre

Marvel as we talk to brilliant female music/comedy/sketch duo Sh!t Theatre who thrizzle us with tales of political satire and bears. Yes, I said bears. For they are the second comedy duo we have spoken to involving a beautiful woman dressing up as a bear. It must be this year’s ‘thing’. Much like last year’s thing was ‘porn magic’. I miss 2009.

Talking of magic, we also review Phil Knoxville. Who is not Johnny Knoxville. Is this a good thing? Find out by LISTENING!

Download: FreeEdPodcast3 | 30mins 29.7MB


We are now on Ian Apple’s popular iTunes store. Don’t worry, we’re still free and you can listen to us if you’re normal and have a PC. That means ‘personal computer’. You can say to people you don’t want to talk about such a computer as it is ‘personal’.  I advise you to do so.

LINK: Free Ed Podcast on iTunes

2010: Episode 2

This podcast was much less of a struggle. Thank God. It’s a bit shorter though, by about 15 minutes. I like to think what we’ve lost in quantity, we’ve gained in hilarity. I like to think that. But I also like to think  one day I’ll be a millionaire and won’t have to edit free podcasts until 3am. SOME THINGS JUST DON’T HAPPEN!!!!!

Some things that do happen include the arrival of new guest host, Jack De’Ath. He replaces Jonathan May-Bowles who was hit by a sugar truck on its way to the biggest cup of tea in the world. Jack’s English. We’re multicultural.


It's Toby!

We were lucky enough to see sketch group Toby on a whim at Cabaret Voltaire (it’s near the Cowgate, and the show starts at 3.45pm) and were then even more lucky to have a wee chat with the sibling double-act on some patio chairs. It was fun. We got to find out the full horror of their tortured souls. It’s where the humour comes from.

Their show is also reviewed, as well as those aspects of Edinburgh Festival that make it great. Well two of us bother. I was tired.


Download: FreeEdPodcast2 | 32mins 29.3MB