James McAnespy

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Hello, fellow comedy fans!
I am an actor and writer based in Belfast. Following the success of Ecumenical Matters - The Father Ted Podcast, I am is going to continue on making podcasts following the work of Graham Linehan, starting with Black Books.

Graham is my favourite writer, and his work is consistently excellent, from the taboo-shattering Father Ted, the surreal brilliance of Big Train, both of which he made with Arthur Matthews, through the sardonic Black Books, to the cross-Atlantic mega hit The I.T. Crowd, to his current hyper real Motherhood.

My podcasts are a balance of respectful criticism, and fanboy glee, with a good dose of craic thrown in. I have a huge network of great guest contributors who always add humour, perspective and topicality to the conversation, meaning you can enjoy our chats about the show as if you were here with us. And to add to that, as a patron, your comments will always be discussed on the show as well!

Other benefits will be exclusive content - such as the Big Train podcast, which won't be available for free, and a commentary track for Paris, Graham's first sitcom with Alexie Sayle, which was embarrassing he says, but I haven't seen yet!

The goals I have attached will contribute to the production of the show - so if I hit the £2000 a month target, I'll be able to record the episodes in independent bookshops! If I hit £10,000, I'll be able to book interviews with people from the show!

It's been great doing Ecumenical Matters with you, so if you can contribute, please help us give Black Books the podcast treatment it deserves!
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