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Encyclopedia > The Adam and Joe Show

The Adam and Joe Show is a British comedy television show, written and presented by Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish ('Adam and Joe'), which ran for four series on Channel 4. The show took the form of short, condensed sketches interspersed with links filmed in what was purportedly Adam and Joe's bedsit in Brixton, but was actually a shared "performance space" above a Body Shop there. Although the two comedians were involved in other projects before and after it was aired, The Adam and Joe Show is their most popular and known creation, and its unique brand of humor gained a cult following with young twenty-somethings. Comedy is the use of humor in from theater, where it simply referred to a play with a happy ending, in contrast to a tragedy. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Adam Offord Buxton (born June 7, 1969) is a British comedian, who together with his comedy partner Joe Cornish wrote and presented the Channel 4 comedy series The Adam and Joe Show. ... Joe Cornish (born December 20, 1968) is a British comedian, who with his comedy partner Adam Buxton wrote and presented the Channel 4 series The Adam and Joe Show. ... Channel 4 is a public service television broadcaster in the United Kingdom (see British television). ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Brixton is an area of South London, part of the London Borough of Lambeth. ... In religion and sociology, a cult is a cohesive group of people (often a relatively small and new religious movement) devoted to beliefs or practices that the surrounding culture or society considers to be far outside the mainstream. ...


Often described as one of the definitive pop culture parodies of recent times, the show included numerous send ups of films such as The English Patient and Titanic as well as popular television shows such as Friends and ER. The principle form of these lampoons was a simple form of marionette using stuffed toys. These 'toymovies', along with stop motion Star Wars parodies with 80s action figures, were the most popular parts of the show, and Adam and Joe themselves have said they were fun to produce and are eager to continue working on them in some form. The English Patient is a 1992 novel by Michael Ondaatje which deals with the gradually revealed histories of a critically burned man, his Canadian nurse, a thief, and a British Army sapper as they live out the end of World War II in an Italian monastery. ... Titanic is a 1997 dramatic movie released by Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox. ... Friends was a long-running American television sitcom centered on the lives of a group of six twenty-somethings (eventually thirty-somethings) consisting of three men and three women living in New York City. ... ER is a long-running serial drama created by novelist Michael Crichton and set primarily in the emergency room of a fictitious teaching hospital in Chicago, Illinois. ... Stop motion is an animation technique which makes things that are static appear to be moving. ... Star Wars began with a 13-page treatment for a space adventure movie which George Lucas drafted in 1973, inspired by multiple myths and classic stories. ... The 1980s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1980 and 1989. ... An action figure is a posable plastic figurine of an action hero, superhero or a character from a movie or television program. ...


In 2004, a DVD of selected sketches from all four series called The Adam and Joe DVD was released. It included some previously unbroadcast material and other extras. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... DVD (sometimes called Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ...


History and other projects

Adam and Joe began working on humorous material during their time at Westminster School together, where they created numerous amateur films along with their friend Louis Theroux. Motto: Dat Deus Incrementum The Royal College of St. ... Louis Sebastian Theroux (born May 20, 1970) is a British television presenter who first came to public notice as a reporter on Michael Moores TV Nation and is best known for his series Louis Therouxs Weird Weekends and . ...


Projects Adam and Joe were involved in after The Adam and Joe Show include Adam And Joe's Fourmative Years in 1997, which saw them celebrate 15 years of Channel 4 by ridiculing its past programming Adam and Joe Go Tokyo in 2003, a series for BBC 3 which saw them investigate culture in Japan, and try to make themselves famous there (with limited results). 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Adam And Joe Go Tokyo was a series of eight episodes created for the BBCs fledgling channel BBC3. ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... BBC Three, the replacement for BBC Choice, is a British television channel from the BBC broadcasting only on digital cable, terrestrial and satellite. ...


They are sometimes involved with the Idler, a six-monthly literary magazine. The Idler is a bi-yearly British magazine devoted to promoting its ethos of idle living and all that entails. ... A collection of magazines A magazine is a periodical publication containing a variety of articles. ...


External links

  • A&J - a site dedicated to The Adam and Joe Show, designed and maintained by David Buxton
  • adamandjoe.co.uk - an unofficial fansite
  • channel4.com - Adam & Joe
  • BBC - Comedy Guide - The Adam and Joe Show
  • The Adam and Joe Show at the Internet Movie Database
  • Adam and Joe Go Tokyo at the Internet Movie Database

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