A be-cardiganed, cuppa-tea-swigging, pair-of-slippers kind of Alan
September 3, 2020 3:25 PM   Subscribe

British broadcaster Alan Partridge on his new podcast: “I’d like to have had a crack at voicing the government’s public information Covid campaign. Nothing against Mark Strong. He has competent delivery and an authoritative voice, but a glance at the numbers suggests Strong just hasn’t worked. I’d love to be considered for the second wave.” posted by adrianhon (18 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
 


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posted by Going To Maine at 4:37 PM on September 3


Shut up Alan. I need you to stop...
posted by Jessica Savitch's Coke Spoon at 6:53 PM on September 3 [2 favorites]


The voice of Brexit himself!
posted by rhizome at 8:56 PM on September 3


Back of the net.
posted by capnsue at 11:22 PM on September 3 [2 favorites]


I just love how densely packed this article is with Partridge-ness.
posted by like_neon at 2:41 AM on September 4


USA person here... I only barely know who this guy is (saw something with him in it some time ago... that's how much I know) but this article is hilarious!
posted by SoberHighland at 4:01 AM on September 4


Partridge is a bottomless mine of comedy gold.

"I like Boris a lot, although I’ve never met him. He was going to be at a function I was at a few years ago, but apparently he’d just had another baby and was having a small gathering to celebrate hitting double figures."
posted by benoliver999 at 4:44 AM on September 4 [1 favorite]


SoberHighland, catch up with Partridge ASAP. Depending on how long ago you saw him last, I would recommend Mid Morning Matters (2010-2016) or This Time (2019).
posted by like_neon at 6:57 AM on September 4 [2 favorites]


So many great lines leads me to suspect this was written by Gibbons. Not the primate you understand, the brothers who so successfully inhabit Partridge's shtick. From what I understand they write all the Partridge paraphernalia these days, and bloody good at it they are too. As you were.
posted by Acey at 7:49 AM on September 4 [1 favorite]


An exception to the rule of never reading the comments.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 10:15 AM on September 4


USA person here... I only barely know who this guy is (saw something with him in it some time ago... that's how much I know) but this article is hilarious!

His BBC sitcoms are great low key droll brit humour. There really isn't a match in American comedy. I really enjoyed Saxondale (and I could imagine him being a mefite).
posted by srboisvert at 10:47 AM on September 4 [1 favorite]


While searching for the roadie show name (Saxondale) I googled Alan Partridge

The top question of the People Also Ask box on the result page was:

"Did Alan Partridge really shoot someone?"

Which is perfect.
posted by srboisvert at 10:53 AM on September 4


Series 1 of I'm Alan Partridge is my favourite. It was also my first exposure to the show which might cause me to rate it higher than I would otherwise. I ended up reading the scripts first on some fan-site and finding them hilarious, and then after a couple of years was able to view it and it did not disappoint.
posted by any portmanteau in a storm at 11:36 AM on September 4 [1 favorite]


Series 1 of I'm Alan Partridge is my favourite.

Same here. I haven't kept up with the various post-IAP projects (except for the Alpha Papa movie which was ... really not great), but a whole bunch of them have popped up on HBO Max; worth the effort?
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 12:15 PM on September 4


Ctrl-F "Coogan". Bit odd the way the article doesn't mention that Partridge is, ya know, fictional.
posted by whuppy at 1:23 PM on September 4


I think Alan Partridge is at least as real as Steve Coogan. I'm sure there's a Charlie Kaufman film to be made about it.
posted by any portmanteau in a storm at 2:07 PM on September 4 [5 favorites]


Peak Partridge was when he accidentally got the BBC to broadcast (what he described as) an advert for the IRA.

Sorry for the F*cebook link, it was the only one that I could find. Written up here.
posted by Joe in Australia at 3:20 PM on September 5


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