Lad Lane is a podcast sitcom/soap/descent into madness from comedians Giles Brody and Colin Chadwick.
Concerned with the increasingly erratic behaviour of his neighbours; Colin Chadwick starts to secretly record his encounters with the inhabitants of Lad Lane.
The audio equivalent of found footage, episodes take the form of voicemails, failed broadcasts and covert recordings. Ranging from 7 to 62 minutes, they feature Chadwick’s interactions with Lad Lane’s eccentric inhabitants. To protect their identities faces have been blurred and surnames omitted.
OCCUPATION: Entrepreneur, evil genius and Colin’s landlady.
LIKES: Accusing her tenants of criminality, spreading baseless rumours, scheming with her husband Judas, matchmaking for her daughter Anne.
DISLIKES: Colin, Colin’s penchant for burgers, messing, messers.
QUOTE: “Spot check!”
OCCUPATION: Actor, satellite member of heavy metal band Spoony Lips
LIKES: His new flat mate and Spoony Lips frontman Gary who is totally amazing.
DISLIKES: Anyone who has anything bad to say about Gary.
QUOTE: “Gary’s riffs come to him in dreams, you know.”
OCCUPATION: Spoony Lips frontman, aspiring filmmaker, boards.ie moderator. LIKES: Total creative control, Pierce’s ATM card, cruel pranks.
DISLIKES: Haters, people who don’t get his sense of humour, Pierce’s growing sense of independence.
QUOTE: “Shut up Pierce.”
OCCUPATION: Burger Bar employee, formerly the Health Board.
LIKES: Her twice-daily five-minute cigarette breaks.
DISLIKES: Working for her mother Noona, being set up by Noona, Noona.
QUOTE: “Welcome to the Burger Bar, please help me.”
OCCUPATION: Self proclaimed dog and political dog expert.
LIKES: Everyone, everything, dogs, his car home.
DISLIKES: The lack of room to stretch in said car home.
QUOTE: “I personally know the new dog comptroller for Ennis.”
OCCUPATION: Omnipotent environmentally friendly house computer. Part Duncan Stewart, part HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey
LIKES: Making bread, being environmentally friendly.
DISLIKES: Insolence which is punishable by death.
QUOTE: “Cutting off all oxygen….. now.”
OCCUPATION: Lowly ranked police officer/station custodian.
LIKES: Getting his man, keeping punks off the street, his darling wife Noona and his so-so daughter Anne, hunting the Loch Ness monster.
DISLIKES: Doing things by the book, the Garda Ombudsman, punks.
QUOTE: “Please don’t tell on me.”
OCCUPATION: Menace, petty thief.
LIKES: Scaring children.
DISLIKES: Comeuppance, steamrollers.
Season 1 of Lad Lane is now available on iTunes and Soundcloud.
Twitter: @colinchadwick, @gilesbrody