Hello there. Now, you may have noticed there was no Tittererer’s Digest last week, but there actually was. It’s not visible to the public or anyone here at HeadStuff. I did not write it and neither did anyone I know. The incremental number that accompanies each Digest did not tick over. It was there though. I know it. And having to live the rest of my life not knowing what is in that article—how funny it might be—will eat me up inside.
1. Dublin Fringe Festival
Last week the programme for this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival was announced and it is chock full of great comedy. The festival takes place from September 9th to 24th. Some of this year’s shows include performances from Foil, Arms & Hog, Alison Spittle, Davey Reilly, Erin McGathy, Ruth Hunter and Dreamgun. The full listing of comedy shows can be found on the Fringe website along with other Fringe shows and tickets on sale.
2. Male Allies Need to Step Up
Splitsider has a must-read piece about male allies in comedy and the unfortunate amount of empty words from them that lack the required follow-up actions. It’s a necessary read that will be anywhere from illuminating to depressingly familiar depending on who you are.
3. Dreamgun Film Reads Podcast
Remember when I told you that you really needed to go to a show a few weeks ago? Remember? Well, it’s a podcast now.
The talented team behind Dreamgun have released recordings of their live film reads as a podcast, as is the style of the time. As of right now they have one episode, a reading of the Spider-Man movie released six Spider-Man movies ago. They also have a Patreon where you can get access to a bonus episode: The Matrix.
4. Stop the Planet of the Apes I Want to Get Off
Vulture has an interesting piece on a very particular bit of Simpsons history: the Planet of the Apes musical starring in-universe acting mainstay Troy McClure. The oral history features interviews with several writers and other production staff involved in bringing us the break-dancing chimps we never knew we needed.
5. Conor and Ruth Are Fine with This
The hosts of the monthly Workman’s Comedy Club, Conor O’Toole and Ruth Hunter, are going to the Edinburgh Fringe this year and will be holding a preview of their show for lucky Dubliners and Dublin-adjacent humans. It’s on in Anseo next Wednesday July 26th.
Before I Go…
I saw this sketch when it came out last year and somehow completely forgot about it until last week. It’s really good, so I’m not sure why that happened. A man has just died and gets to ask any question he wants, for one minute.
Main image via Dublin Fringe Festival