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Interview with Yahtzee
« on: 13 Mar 2019, 05:43 »
AGS alumnus Yahtzee (of Trilby and Zero Punctuation fame) was interviewed on Stuart Goldsmith’s Comedian’s Comedian Podcast. It’s an hour+ long interview and a really cool insight into the man and how he works. He does mention AGS briefly, which was cool.

I’ve listened to every episode of this podcast anyway and he usually interviews stand-ups, clowns and sketch performers so this one is a bit of a different episode. If you like Yahtzee, or even if you don’t, it’s well worth a listen.

By the way, Ali. When are you gonna be on ComComPod? IIRC Stuart did mention your name on the show a number of episodes ago.

Re: Interview with Yahtzee
« Reply #1 on: 13 Mar 2019, 06:06 »
Thanks for the heads up! Yeah his old AGS stuff was a creative use of the engine.

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Re: Interview with Yahtzee
« Reply #2 on: 13 Mar 2019, 10:45 »
The man who got me into trying out AGS. Good to see he's still alive and kicking! Poor bastard seems to be the only thing keeping the Escapist website running.
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Re: Interview with Yahtzee
« Reply #3 on: 13 Mar 2019, 10:55 »
Cheers for the heads-up, Stu!

The Trilby series really got me hooked... Hmmm... maybe time for a replay...

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Re: Interview with Yahtzee
« Reply #4 on: 13 Mar 2019, 12:38 »
I love Yahtzee's games, but I've never kept up with his YouTube stuff. It's silly that I wouldn't have thought of him as a "comedian". But it totally makes sense to think of people like him and Neil Cicierega / Trapezoid (formerly of this parish) that way.

By the way, Ali. When are you gonna be on ComComPod? IIRC Stuart did mention your name on the show a number of episodes ago.

Never! He's only interviewed a few people who are as new as me - I'm only doing my 2nd solo show this year. Most of Stu's more recent guests have been doing solo shows for decades!

I'm not up to date with comcompod right now because I've been listening to Rule of Three, which is a great new-ish podcast about comedy (with a strong British bias). The one with Dara Ó Briain about Eddie Izzard is terrific, but most of them aren't about stand-up: https://www.ruleofthreepod.com/
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Re: Interview with Yahtzee
« Reply #5 on: 13 Mar 2019, 22:39 »
I also had to suspend my disbelief a bit when I found out Yahtzee was going to be on this show about comedians. But thinking about it, he writes and performs material that makes people laugh.

https://www.ruleofthreepod.com/
Cheers for the recommendation. I’ve got a few other comedy podcasts on the go at the moment: RHLSTP, Off Menu, Sitcom Geeks and of course Loremen :-)

Re: Interview with Yahtzee
« Reply #6 on: 13 Mar 2019, 23:36 »
Yahtzee had not long left after I joined, people talked about him and his games quite a bit back then.

I occasionally watch zero punctuation, but only for games I've already finished - he can spoil plots sometimes.

Re: Interview with Yahtzee
« Reply #7 on: 13 Mar 2019, 23:59 »
I occasionally watch zero punctuation, but only for games I've already finished - he can spoil plots sometimes.
I watch it too though recently I haven't really watched the episodes about games I haven't played, not so much due to spoilers but also because it's hard to get many of the jokes if you don't know anything about the franchise in question. Reference humor is funnier when you know the references.  (roll)

Re: Interview with Yahtzee
« Reply #8 on: 14 Mar 2019, 09:00 »
Yeah, basically the reviews are also funnier if you've already played the game, his reviews aren't actually helpful to me in deciding if I should play that game.

Re: Interview with Yahtzee
« Reply #9 on: 14 Mar 2019, 17:38 »
I finally listened all the way through the interview, it was pretty funny to hear Yahtzee talk about people recognizing him by his voice.

Re: Interview with Yahtzee
« Reply #10 on: 08 Apr 2019, 13:07 »
Just listened to it today. Quite an articulate fellow. Man, that guy keeps busy. I wish he could have spoken more about how he manages to get so much done. I mean, books, youtube, games, blog, etc etc - he's seriously productive in that "is there a secret identical twin helping him?" way. Was cool to hear him talk about life in general though, and even how he deals with stress, anxiety and finding a place in the world. I like interviews that go outside simply talking about work.

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Re: Interview with Yahtzee
« Reply #11 on: 08 Apr 2019, 14:24 »
The Trilby series was very cool :)
I particularly liked the first two games.
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Re: Interview with Yahtzee
« Reply #12 on: 10 Apr 2019, 06:51 »
I listened to Will Save The Galaxy For Food recently and am in the middle of Differently Morphous.
Wow, these are really good books, and his narration is excellent!
Will Save The Galaxy For Food had a plot twist that had me exclaim "what?!" out loud while listening.
And the Tom Baker-ish voice in Differently Morphous is hilarious.
(I skipped Mogworld because... first novel + mmorpg plot.)
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Re: Interview with Yahtzee
« Reply #13 on: 10 Apr 2019, 13:55 »
Kweepa, which book would you most recommend?

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Re: Interview with Yahtzee
« Reply #14 on: 11 Apr 2019, 00:58 »
I haven't finished Differently Morphous yet, so I don't want to jump to conclusions.
I suppose I'd recommend either right now.
Would you prefer a story about out of work star pilots or about a ministry of magic?
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