Thursday, December 04, 2014

Morris: minor major excitement

Hallelujah! Comedy's dark-hearted overlord is back. It's been announced that a new Chris Morris sketch will premiere on 6 Music on Sunday morning. According to the man himself, "This is a work in progress cut from a project that was stored in a vat, but still seems to be breathing or at least emitting gas. The series is set in a care home and records a number of vexatious encounters between a new resident, Victor, and his long-suffering care manager". I'm salivating already...

Apparently, it's been co-written with Richard Ayoade and Noel Fielding. While the former has worked with Morris before (on The IT Crowd), the latter is a bit of a surprise - personally speaking, he seems to have jumped the shark and descended into self-parody from what I've seen (relatively little, admittedly) of Luxury Comedy and recent Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

To whet your appetite, Radio 4 Extra have aired a three-hour-long Morris special called Raw Meat Radio. I haven't got round to listening to it yet, but I have it on good authority that it's well worth it.

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