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Ivan Brackenbury's Hospital Radio Roadshow
2007 if.comedy award nominee
Hospital Radio’s flagship presenter’s Disease-Hour captures the fun and excitement you’d expect from being ill in hospital with games, giveaways, patients' requests and Ivan’s special blend of music and chat.
This is character that needs little explanation beyond the title. Ivan Brackenbury is a radio personality without a personality; a cheery but inept ‘bonkers’ DJ on Chesterfield And North Derbyshire Hospital Radio.
And very convincing he is, too. Brackenbury, who sports the Steve Wright moustache and ‘wacky’ red-rimmed glasses, sounds like any number of dreadful local or hospital radio hosts, from the relentlessly upbeat attitude, meaningless patter and punchy off-the-peg jingles.
Some of the gags come at the expense of his incompetence, of course, fluffing cues or pressing the wrong button. Most notably has an almost pathological tendency to play songs totally inappropriate to the patients’ conditions, creating a non-stop parade of sick jokes. It’s a very clever way of doing it, too, as all the audience members get the punchline at slightly different times, once they’ve figured out what the inappropriate line in the lyrics is about to be - and they laugh all the more heartily if they ‘beat the intro’ and got to the gag first.
There are sly digs at professional DJs, and badly edited clips that cack-handedly insert Brackenbury’s name into promotional statements from real-life celebrities, stolen from real radio stations. This does become repetitive after a while – at least until a twist in the pattern is revealed - but an hour really is a bit too much for most of the running jokes.
Another small problem is that the live arena isn’t really the best arena for what is essentially an audio experience, despite the admirable efforts of Brackenbury creator Tom Binns to create an upbeat roadshow feeling among the crowd. He, and the relentless hit tracks and musical stings, do make for a fun atmosphere – but this is obviously comedy designed for the radio, to which it is surely destined to return. (Brackenbury has previously appeared on GLR, where he was a favourite of Chris Evans, and on Lee and Herring’s Fist Of Fun).
Despite the technical clumsiness of his character, Binns is actually quite a wiz with the technology, keeping the clips and jingles coming a breakneck pace. It’s the fact that you’re never more than a few seconds away from another gag that makes the whole experience so enjoyable.
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett
Saw the show last night in Hull and cried with laughter. This was fantastic with a good helping of bad taste dedications. I would have happily paid a lot more than £7 to see this and would rate it 5/5
I saw the show in preview a couple of weeks before Edinburgh. In years of seeing live comedy it was one of the funniest things I have seen. See it! You will laugh at things you really shouldn't laugh about...
Easily one of the funniest shows at the Fringe this year. I laughed non-stop for an hour. Given this man a radio spot (preferably at a local hospital).
Ignore the review - it was written by someone with a sense of humour bypass. The live show is brilliant and is certainly not just a radio show. A must see.
I saw this twice in 2 days - absolutely brilliant. Please can it be taken to London as it would so popular at venues such as Soho theatre?
Join Ivan as he hosts the Disease Hour show on hospital radio. Featuring everything you'd expect from a radio show for ill people – very easy quizzes, phone calls to cheer people up, song requests and jingles. However, it somehow ends up becoming hopelessly inappropriate! I've seen most of this, but in short segments here and there. I'm sure the finished product will be excellent! 4 stars/5
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