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Graham Matthews | 16:14 UK time, Tuesday, 27 April 2010

La La Land (Shirley Ghostman, Gary Garner and Brendan Allen)

Meet Gary Garner, Brendan Allen and Shirley Ghostman... well meet Marc Wootton who plays all three of them in brand new comedy La La Land on BBC Three.

Marc's creations are entirely made up, but the people they meet are completely real and have no idea that they are talking to an actors. It's like a crazy cross between Summer Heights High, The Gemma Factor and Borat.

La La Land (Gary) Gary Garner's porn-star Mum has just died. and using his inheritance he's trying to make it as a Hollywood actor. Does he have what it takes to follow in the footsteps of his heroes Jason Statham and Vinnie Jones?



La La Land (Brendon) Brendan Allen is an aspiring documentary maker who has plans to make a film about sharks from an entirely new perspective, although it might already have been done.





La La Land (Shirley) You may remember Shirley Ghostman from his previous series on BBC Three, High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman. A professional psychic, Shirley had to escape the UK after being exposed and is now trying to start again in LA.



You can watch La La Land online, then come back to the blog and let us know your favourite bits.

Graham Matthews is content producer for BBC Three online.

Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    this program is an embarrassment to British comedy and embarrassment to British entertainment i doubt it takes much intelligence to come up with this type of entertainment

  • Comment number 2.

    Christie i think you will find that My family and green green grass are what you would like describe as embarrassing.Wotton is one of the most courageous comedy actors we have.
    By the way beeb ,whats happened to TITTY BANG BANG?

  • Comment number 3.

    i love this program

  • Comment number 4.

    This is an awesome programme - love it!

    @christie - actually it probably takes quite a bit of intelligence to come up with this sort of content..

  • Comment number 5.

    loving this series - best thing on BBC3

  • Comment number 6.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 7.

    Just watched the double bill of La La Land. Fantastic. Funniest programme on BBCThree by far. Can't wait to see the rest of the series.

  • Comment number 8.

    La La Land. Phenominal. I wish that I was there with Mr. Mark Wootton. The fun that could be had, Awesome.
    There were too many Ironic Sarcastic Witty,Endearing,Embarassing and connivingly hilarious moments that I
    do not have a favorite The whole 2 episodes that I watched were entertaininley funny and educational. I
    especially admired,"Gary Garner's" personal assistant.Whose name I did not get, but found to be a 100% honest entertainments industry advisor-she is brillant in the many areas of her work, some of which. I do not think she is aware.It would be appreciated by myself if Mr. Wootton could take the time to extend my appreciation for her professionalism.
    Mr. Graham matthews is to be congratulated on his contents choices and I look forward to viewing future content.
    Well done.

  • Comment number 9.

    La La Land. Phenominal. I wish that I was there with Mr. Mark Wootton. The fun that could be had, awesome.
    There were to many Ironic Sarcastic Witty,Endearing,Embarassing and connivingly hilarious moments that I
    do not have a favorite The whole 2 episodes that I watched were entertaininly funny and educational. I
    Especially admired,"Gary Garner's" personal assistant.Whose name I did not get, but found to be a,100% honest entertainments industry advisor-she is talented in many areas of her work and it appears to me that she has other talents of which she is not even aware.
    I wonder if Mr.Wootton, whom is to be congratulated on his abilities, might take a moment out of his schedule to forward my admiration to this Lady for her professionalism in the face of adversity.
    Mr. Graham Matthews is to be congratulated on his contents choices and I look forward to viewing future content.
    Well Done to all involved.

  • Comment number 10.

    This is the funniest programme i've seen for ages... I love the characters and the situations they get themselves into - MORE La La Land please BBC3 - I'm laughing out loud just thinking about those rock climbers getting wound up by brendan!!

  • Comment number 11.

    Just wanted to say thanks for the positive comments. We're really pleased with how the how is being received here in the UK, especially after a great outing in the US.

    I believe everyone is entitled to their own opinion and as we all know comedy is totally subjective. We can't please everyone, as demonstrated by Christie's comment above, however we are always careful to put together the most entertaining show we can. A lot of time and a lot of love went into La La Land and the huge amount of great feedback we've had makes it all extremely worthwhile.

    We love criticism too as it help us improve what we do, provided it is constructive. Sometimes it is not and that isn't helpful to anyone. Marc, Misha and I take time to read all feedback (good and bad) and where possible we'll drop by and answer any questions you may have about the show.

    Hope you enjoy the rest of the series as much as we did making it. And if you do, please tell your friends about La La Land.

    Love and Light
    Liam


  • Comment number 12.

    I have to say I was almost crying at La La Land in last nights episode, especially the scene where Shirley Ghostman was telling Elaine to be Mother Teresa on the phone - you could see Marc struggling to hold it together and I think he even turns his back because he was desperate to crack up! - quaility! look forward to a new series if there is one?

  • Comment number 13.

    ITS GREAT TO SEE MARK WHOOTEN BACK ON TELLY DOING WHAT HE DOES BEST, THIS LATEST OFFERING "LA LA LAND" IS AS USUAL GREAT FUN TO WATCH AND AN ABSOLUTE CRINGE. IT GOES TO SHOW HOW SHALLOW AND SELF PERPETUATING THESE MINDLESS PEOPLE ARE , "THANKFULLY" GIVING US WITH THE HELP OF SHIRLEY GHOSTMAN AND CO THE BEST LAUGHS ON THE BOX FOR AGES. EVERY SHOW THAT MARC HAS STARRED IN HAVE BEEN FIRST CLASS "MY NEW BEST FRIEND" "HIGH SPIRITS WITH SHIRLEY GHOSTMAN" NOW THIS LATEST OFFERING "LALA LAND" SHEER BRILLIANCE, NICE ONE MARC AND CO, KEEP EM COMING...... SHAUN....

  • Comment number 14.

    Just watched episode 6 of La La Land and am gutted I have missed the first 4 hopefully they will all be on iplayer or dvd - had me crying with laughter especially Shirley Ghostman (loved this series as well) brilliant!! Well worth paying the TV licence for.

  • Comment number 15.

    I've just signed up purely to rate this show. La La Land is the funniest thing I've seen since The Office UK. Me and my housemate have watched every episode 4 times now it's utter brilliance. If this was shown on BBC2 it would be MASSIVE!! You need to show it on BBC2 as soon as. I've made threads about it on a busy forum I post on and it's been getting lots of love. All 3 characters are quality but Gary Garner just pips it for me his rack of ribs story is legend.

    My favourite scene is when Gary meets Bobby Trendy "I'm not taking advice from a little child dressed as a medieval time traveller" LOL. What makes me laugh even more is Marc looks like he is cracking up when he see's Bobby Trendy for the first time.

    Can I ask did Marc actually crack up when he met Bobby Trendy? (I can't believe people like Bobby actually exist!)

    Full credit to Brendan to especially the climbing documentary scene where he keeps calling the bald guy "Old man" and episode 5 with the HOBOHOTEL had us in tears we loved it when Brendan hooked out the cattle prod.

    I have to go back to work now but I could praise this show all day

    PLEASE MAKE ANOTHER SERIES THERE ARE PLENTY OF CLUELESS AMERICANS OUT THERE TO WIND UP!!

  • Comment number 16.

    Thinking of lasts nights episode with Shirley Ghostman exorcising his demons makes me laugh out loud. When he is repenting his sins !!!

    "I will not drug people"
    "I will stop sniffing around toilets for bum sex"

    big lols

  • Comment number 17.

    I have just watched week 6 of LA LA LAND, and am sad it's over. I know it has been suggested that a quick repeat on BBC2 or BBC4 would be in order, and I want to say that although it was on BBC3, which is considered a young people's channel, I am 79 and enjoyed it a lot. Mark Wotton is brilliant and though there is a part of Borat in the idea of it, the writers and Mark have captured the fringe people that exist in LA with such a spirit that makes one wonder just how they managed to con so many people! I have spent time in LA and know those people well: the accuracy of each episode was flabbergasting. It must be shown to adults as well as youngsters.

  • Comment number 18.

    there's a DVD!!!!

  • Comment number 19.

    when is this being repeated?? on BBC3 or BBC2? any news Aunty?

  • Comment number 20.

    We love criticism too as it help us improve what we do, provided it is constructive. Sometimes it is not and that isn't helpful to anyone. Marc, Misha and I take time to read all feedback (good and bad) and where possible we'll drop by and answer any questions you may have about the show..

 

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