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Adam Buxton brings Bug to Glasgow and Manchester

Five facts ahead of pop culture commentator's music video ‘analysis’ nights

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Adam Buxton brings Bug to Glasgow and Manchester

1: Some people will always see Adam Buxton as one half of the archetypal studenty double act, Adam & Joe. And that’s fine, because they were totally brilliant.

2: But Buxton has had some success all on his lonesome including one series of Channel 4’s The Last Chancers about a struggling rock band and his hilarious Partridge-esque snooker commentaries for the Beeb’s Comedy Extra. And then there’s his music video ‘analysis’ show, BUG, which has successfully transferred from the stage to small screen.

3: One of the key elements of BUG is Buxton’s reading of the awful things which people post in the comments sections of YouTube. This was partly a way of exorcising some ghosts of the personal hurt he has felt at such anonymous hate, as well as attempting to nullify the power of the troll. And also to have a right old laugh at how downright thick some internet addicts are.

4: A former presenter on BBC6 Music, Buxton appeared on Channel 4 News to confront his then boss, Mark Thompson, over the DG’s plans to bring that station to an end. And who knows, it could be that Buxton challenging Thompson to a duel by fists might have ultimately saved the day.

5: Buxton used to sing Bowie’s ‘Laughing Gnome’ to his daughter as a bedtime treat.

Adam Buxton Presents BUG, ABC, Glasgow, Thu 26 Jun.

Adam Buxton: Bug - Prog. 8

Adam Buxton: XL Recordings Special

Writer, stand-up, video enthusiast and BUG regular host, Adam Buxton presents a video showcase of artists from the past 25 years signed to British independent label XL Recordings. The diverse roster of artists includes The Prodigy, White Stripes, Radiohead, Basement Jaxx, Dizzee Rascal and M.I.A.

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