Then Satan has to deal with a rebellion and with human depravity on the increase, Hell's getting over-crowded. It's time for a new assistant. But will Scumspawn (Robert Duncan) get the job? Andy Hamilton stars as Satan in the comedy that's satirical, philosophical, inventive, topical - and timeless.
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The continuing misshapes of the devil and his gang who live in Hell. The comic timing is great and the short interlinking stories make these books worth the listen.
The genius of Andy Hamilton. There are seven series and a Christmas special, all absolutely first class. Superbly witty, brilliantly performed, a must-have for the collection.
Hopefully you've arrived here after listening to series one and want to know if the exquisite brilliance of this show continues. The answer is yes, of course! If, however, you are reading this but haven't listened to Series 1 'get thee behind' and start there as each season in this series is more enjoyable if listened to in order.
So Gary's gone, after his failed rebellion, and we're introduced to Scumspawn. We will meet Nero, Chuckles, and a host of other reprobates (this is Hell after all). While the Professor's backstory gets a more thorough inspection.
Each episode is thoroughly clever, and is worth repeated listening. This is still a fantastically written series that deserves every ounce of your time and attention. It is only a shame that those who dismiss audio as a valid entertainment medium will miss out on something as marvellous as this.
If this is hell I hope it truly does exists - if only for the opportunity to listen to our historical icons and their myths being exploded with such skilled wit. Jane Austin a rowdy! Who knew! Its impossible not to laugh out loud at this devil and the trials and tribulations of the daily grind in hell. Fear not the pit of despair - rise from it laughing with Old Harry - its a devil of a game and an audio treat that will have you hugging yourself with glee.
Old Harry's Game series 1 (and 2) is Andy Hamilton at his best; for me he is one of the funniest comedy writers currently living in Britain.
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