Monday, 6 August 2007

"You're that George Michael out of the Wham! ain't yer?"

The Guide has two of the funniest columnists around in Charlie Brooker's Screen Burn and Grace Dent's World of Lather. But another funny writer, popjustice's Peter Robinson appears week by week under a lower-cased umbrella header of 'music' with nothing but a byline. These one-pagers are more than worthy of a header all their own.

This week, the subject was the latest episode of comedy biopics Star Stories; a seriously overlooked Channel 4 show, which has the perfect conduit in Peter Robinson. In a genuine moment of pop picking up a knife and fork and eating itself, he describes the next in the series, Simon Cowell - My Honesty, My Genius. which could easily be a popjustice version of pop history.

With one-liners in the upcoming Friday episode like "I didn't want to know about the Spice Girls - they'd only be a 10-year flash in the pan" I can't wait. Star Stories is like pissing yourself laughing with a mate who is:
a) a great mimic
b) probably a gayer
c) funny as fuck

This scene, (below) from the first series, is probably the best example from a top notch bunch. It's the George Michael story, starting with the Band Aid sessions. Where do I begin with the favourite bits? The Boy George as the witch from Chorlton and the Wheelies and a 'straight' Elton John! It's ALL inspired.

Go here for the first part, and here for last part of the episode.

Go here for clips! Take That: The Gary Barlow Story... !!

3 comments:

Adem IAR said...

I managed to track down the Take That one last week and absolutely loved it. Looking forward to - hem hem - acquiring the next one.

Phil said...

Tee hee, I lurved the TT story. When they venture into Hollywood territory, it ain't so good though...

J'ason D'luv said...

So much to catch up on post-vacation!