Alexei Sayle

Alexei Sayle

Sayle, a central part of the alternative comedy circuit in the early 1980s, was voted 18th on a list of the 100 Greatest Stand Ups.

Much of Sayle's humour is in the tradition of Spike Milligan and Monty Python, with riffs based on an absurd and surreal premise. His act is notable for cynicism, intelligence and political awareness, as well as physical comedy.

Sayle's trademark appearance is a shaved head, five o'clock shadow, and a suit that is a size or two too small.

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O.T.T

Starring...
Alexei Sayle
Sally James
Chris Tarrent


  O.T.T :Live Stand Up


This is Alexi on the first episode of O.T.T (the TISWAS adult spin off) which was on late at night. It's only a very short clip so can be added to another DVD

Picture quality is 8/10

1982 5 click to donate

 

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Kak

Starring...
Alexei Sayle


  Kak :Live Stand Up


 Side 1 (original vinyl)
    Sausalito
    Happy Days Part 1
    Dr. Marten's Boots
    Stoke Newington Calling
    The Ballad of Chris and Judith
    Some Stuff
    How Are You?


 Side 2 (original vinyl)
    Some More Stuff
    The Wine Bars of Old Hampstead Town
    Happy Days Part 2
    CAK!
    Song for Len
    Commercial Break
    Radical Posture
    Long Distance Information
    Das Kap Rap
    Say Hello Mr. Sweary
    'Ullo John! Gotta New Motor?

1982 60 click to donate

 

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Young Ones

Starring...
Alexei Sayle
Rik Mayall
Christopher Ryan
Adrian Edmunson
Nigel Planer
Dawn French
Jen Saunders
Hale & Pace


  Series 1 : 6 episodes - 30 minutes each.


 Episodes
    Demolition [Nine Below Zero]
    Oil [Alexei Sayle]
    Boring [Madness]
    Bomb [Dexy's Midnite Runners]
    Interesting [Rip Rig & Panic]
    Flood [no band]

1982 180 click to donate

 

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Pirate Video

Starring...
Alexei Sayle


  Pirate Video :Live Stand Up


I think this is an audience recording as there are no credits at the end although it is listed on his page at Wikipedia.

Picture quality is 7/10

1983 75 click to donate

 

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Young Ones

Starring...
Alexei Sayle
Rik Mayall
Christopher Ryan
Adrian Edmunson
Nigel Planer
Tony Robinson
Robbie Coltrane
Stephen Fry
Emma Thompson
Ben Elton
Mel Smith
Griff Ryhs Jones


  Series 2 : 6 episodes - 30 minutes each.


 Episodes
    Bambi [Motorhead]
    cash
    Nasty
    Time
    Sick
    Summer Holiday

1984 180 click to donate

 

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The Fish People Tapes

Starring...
Alexei Sayle


  The Fish People Tapes : Based on a Radio Show.


The Fish People Tapes is a 1984 comedy album by Alexei Sayle. Subtitled "an Alexei Sayle mystery", the album comprises an episodic detective serial plus occasional musical interludes.

The album is based on Alexei Sayle and the Fish People, an award-winning radio series originally broadcast by 95.8 Capital FM in 1979.


 Side 1 (original vinyl)
    Metro at the Disco
    It Ain't Hard to Be an Animal
    20 Tom Waits and a Box of Swans
    That's Milton Springsteen


 Side 2 (original vinyl)
    That's Milton Springsteen (Conclusion)
    Song of the Revolutionary Stool Pigeon
    'Ullo John! Gotta New Motor?

1984 60 click to donate

 

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Stuff

Starring...
Alexei Sayle
Angus Deayton
MArk Williams


  Series 1 : 6 episodes - 30 minutes each.


 Episodes :
    Fun With Magnets
    FromAvogardo o Ava Gardner
    Cartesian Dualism for the Fuller Figure
    The Dobsey Twins Isolate Radium
    Liebnitz: Man or Biscuit?
    How to Point at Chickens

1988 180 click to donate

 

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Stuff

Starring...
Alexei Sayle


  Series 2 : 6 episodes - 30 minutes each.


 Episodes :
    Tinkering with Teeth
    Westward H20!
    My Pal Mozart
    Six Bodybuilders of the Italian Renaissance
    Whistling Calculus for Tax Purposes
    Margaret Drabble: The Hard Way

1989 180 click to donate

 

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Stuff

Starring...
Alexei Sayle


  Series 3 : 6 episodes - 30 minutes each.


 Episodes :
    Yellow the Follow Rick Broad
    Clam Nation
    Buckle My Chives
    Why Are They Now?
    Vanessa Goes Bonkers
    What's This Organ Doing in the Scullery?

1991 180 click to donate

 

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Paris

Starring...
Alexei Sayle
Neil Morrissey
James Dreyfus
More


  Paris - Series 1 : 6 episodes - 30 minutes each.

  Unreleased on DVD

An imaginative look at Eurpoe in the 20s and 30s that is both pretty precise but also very funny. Blackadder was a kind of diluted version whereas this directly lampooned the political intrigues of the early 20th century instead of just laughing at fart jokes.

Who can forget such unforgettable lines as "A German fascist? Well, I never!" What about the performance by Windsor Davis as the repressed homosexual Masquerading as a butch butcher and "Ernest Hemmingbeck" fan.

Definitely his best cameo role. Not forgetting Neil Morrissey as his sidekick, Rochet and the hilarious Alan Corduner as the tortured music teacher suffering at the voice box of Mme Ovary.

 Episodes :
    L'Infamie
    Le Critique
    Les Gimmeques
    Les Musicians
    La Solitude
    Le Sanitie

1994 6 x 30 click to donate

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231209

 

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Great Train Journey

Starring...
Alexei Sayle


  Great Train Journey :50 minutes

Comedian Alexei Sayle attempts to travel from Aleppo in northern Syria to Aqaba in Jordan on the Red Sea, by a variety of trains.

The first leg of the journey is Aleppo to Lattakia on the Mediterranean coast. On arrival at Lattakia, Alexei takes a taxi to al Siwar restaurant where he meets Syria's favourite comic Bashar Ismail.

Then it's back on the train heading for the Syrian capital Damascus, but stopping off for a short break at Crac de Chevaliers where Khaled Mourad and his father show Alexei round the castle.

On reaching Hejaz station, Alexei manages to catch the International Train to Deraa, and then takes a steam (actually diesel) train from Deraa to Bosra where he visits the Roman amphitheatre, but turns out to be two months early for the annual music and arts festival.

He then passes through Amman, hitches a lift on a service trolley to Petra, and takes a freight train for the final leg of the journey to Wadi Rum and on to Aqaba where, at journey's end, he reflects on 'the explosive intimacy of the Middle East'.

2009 50 click to donate

200310

 

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Room 101
 


 Room 101


Presenter(s) - Nick Nancock / Paul Merton

There have been many guests on this show, but I record those I personally like... and most were interviewed by Paul Merton with some early editions by Nick Hanock.

Make your own compilation for either £4 (4 shows) or £5 (8 shows - the DVD will be LP quality).


   Alexei Sayle
   Bill Bailey
   John Peel
   Julian Clary
   Kathy Burke
   Patrick Moore
   Richard E.Grant
   Spike Milliagan
   Stepehen Fry
   Terry Chritian
   Tracy Emin
   Ulrika Jonnson

Various 30 each click to donate

 

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