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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Ted Chippington - News

My original Ted Chippington post has been by far the most downloaded of my occasional ramblings on here (possibly because someone included the link on Ted's Wikipedia entry?). So, as there is a fair bit of Ted news going down at the moment, I thought I'd offer a quick round-up and a brief excerpt from his Leicester gig at the back end of last year.

First up, Stewart Lee is doing a piece about Ted on BBC2's The Culture Show on Saturday 3rd Febraury at 7.20pm where they will presumably be plugging both Ted's gig at The Bull & Gate, Kentish Town and also the Tedstock benefit gig at London's Bloomsbury Theatre on 5 February in order to raise money to fund the release of "Walking Down The Road - A History Of Ted Chippington" 4 CD boxset retrospective available now from Big Print Records at gigs or via mail order to

Tedstock will include performances from Stewart Lee and Richard Herring, who will also be performing together as Lee and Herring for the first time in seven years, as well as Kevin Eldon, Simon Munnery, Simon Amstell, Phill Jupitus, Josie Long and Robin Ince.

Stewart Lee's new piece in The Guardian about Ted is HERE

As if that wasn't excitement enough - someone has also posted Ted's legendary appearance on BBC's Pebble Mill At One back in 1986 doing "She Loves You" and being interviewed by a smug idiot in a neck brace.

From Ted's Leicester gig last year - a tender new song about world politics and a tale of life in Torquay.


  • At 3:17 PM, Blogger stevedomino said…

    that pebble mill footage is a bit painful... poor misunderstood ted...

    stewart lee has written an article about Ted and Tedstock in today's Guardian

  • At 9:12 PM, Anonymous fatfakir said…

    That smug git in the Pebble Mill clip is Paul Coia, whose only possible reason for being smug was the he was married to former Miss Great Britain, Debbie Greenwood.

    I saw Ted at the Bull & Gate on sunday night. Top entertainment and he even signed my boxset.
    Was meant to go to Tedstock too, but there was a slight cock-up on the ticketing front.

  • At 1:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I saw Ted Chippington last night in Birmingham. It was f*ckin awful. Maybe ten people in the audience thought it was funny. Maybe they had been drinking all day with Ted.


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