The Bugle - Audio Newspaper for a Visual World
November 26, 2007 8:23 PM   Subscribe

The Bugle is a topical comedic podcast by The Daily Show's John Oliver and fellow comedian Andy Saltzman. They style it an Audio Newspaper for a Visual World. Each weekly episode is about half an hour long.
posted by Kattullus (13 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Ha ha, eat Atlantic ocean, stupid writers strike*!

* Yes, yes, I know it's not really stupid
posted by Artw at 8:31 PM on November 26, 2007


Listened, liked; thank you. I'm always looking for more amusing audio-at-work.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:03 PM on November 26, 2007


Thanks for the post, this is going straight into my iTunes.

Andy Zaltzman is a very funny man - I remember seeing his Edinburgh show last year, which was supposed to be with Oliver but which was just him due to Oliver having been snaffled by the Daily Show. All his scripts had to be torn up or adapted about a week before the festival started - he was still brilliant.
posted by greycap at 11:30 PM on November 26, 2007


Thanks, Kattullus, John Oliver is great. I'm continually surprised that I had never seen him do anything on British TV before the Daily Show signed him up.
posted by chorltonmeateater at 11:53 PM on November 26, 2007


Whenever J. Oliver is on the Daily Show, he sounds like an American doing a weird attempt at an English accent, even though he's English. What's that about?
posted by Mocata at 11:56 PM on November 26, 2007


I think he's from Bedfordshire - the accent there is a bit of a mixture of everything.
posted by greycap at 12:15 AM on November 27, 2007


John Oliver is indeed excellent, and it's good to know he's still doing stuff with Zaltzman - I saw their live show a few years back, and it was extremely funny.

Oliver used to be in a double act at university with Richard Ayoade, who you might be familiar with from The IT Crowd and Garth Marenghi's Darkplace. Oliver also rocks fairly hard on Radio 5's Fighting Talk, the podcast of which is highly recommended if you enjoy hearing men shout funny things about sport.
posted by flashboy at 3:01 AM on November 27, 2007


Whenever J. Oliver is on the Daily Show, he sounds like an American doing a weird attempt at an English accent, even though he's English.

I feel that too. And not just with him. Weird.
posted by NailsTheCat at 6:19 AM on November 27, 2007


I hadn't really thought of it but it seems like John Oliver, Saltzman and Ayode are part of a new generation of British comedians that are bubbling to the surface.
posted by Kattullus at 6:25 AM on November 27, 2007


He sounds like an American doing a weird attempt at an English accent, even though he's English.

Maybe it's an exposure thing. After living in the US a couple of years people back home accuse me of going a bit that way myself. Eventually I'll have one of those horrid mid atlantic accents.

I'm also from Bedfordshire.
posted by Artw at 9:30 AM on November 27, 2007


those horrid mid atlantic accents

Easy now, buddy.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:58 PM on November 27, 2007


You know, having listened to the back catalogue, I now think John Oliver is actually a hell of a lot funnier when he's not playing second string to Jon Stewart.
posted by Artw at 9:25 AM on November 28, 2007


I needed this! Thanks for the post.
posted by dellonarts at 9:16 AM on December 4, 2007


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