Super Deluxe: Editing as Part of the Art

It was only recently that I wrote about how damaging editing can be to comedy. Often chaining or dulling the creative process, there’s a lot of evidence for its oppressive implications. On the other hand, it’s only fair to discuss how liberating it can be for expression. In fact, creators like Super Deluxe have shown how effective it is when used constructively. There have been hints of it for years. Even Chris Morris, as shackled as he was, could reconstitute existing material into something new and interesting. To finally tie up connections to the previous article in this arc, here’s a prophetic example of Morris doing just that:

Examples go back far further too.…   [continue reading]

Secret Cave Podcast #4: Luigi, Grand Theft Auto, Donald Trump

In the fourth episode of the Secret Cave podcast we have quite differing opinions.  While I’ve come out thinking it’s the best so far, Lee thought it was terrible (less so after a bit of an edit).

What do you think?

In this episode, we cover Luigi’s inferiority complex, obsessions with Grand Theft Auto, TV licences and the implications of an idiot being at the helm of the world’s most powerful country.

As always, we’ll be announcing episodes on Twitter, and streaming them on Twitch. Make sure you’re subscribed to the Secret Cave newsletter so you don’t miss any ‘important’ ‘news’.…   [continue reading]

Donald Trump and WWE

Hear Donald Trump discussed on the Secret Cave Podcast!

While everyone else taps out their vitriol or support for the USA’s new President-elect, I think it’s best that Secret Cave not overtly take any political stance.  Since we’re a site that likes to focus on the forgotten elements of things, I thought i’d throw his ludicrous WWE appearances into the hat instead.  After all, this is the first time a WWE Hall-of-Famer will be taking residence at the White House, and I do think that holds some significance worth implying.  He’s had a lot of important positions in his time, but President is several steps up from noted-wrestling-cameo.  …   [continue reading]