Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 - The Adelaide Show Podcast

From Dinah Washington yearning for her trumpet player’s “big long sliding thing” to Mrs Slocomb in Are You Being Served telling tales about her pussy, innuendo and double entendre have long been part of popular culture.

However, the creators behind Innuendo Everywhere: Becky Blake and Steve Davis do it, argue that contemporary innuendo tends to be more direct and crass, lacking the innocence and cheekiness of older style wit.

“This opinion is based on my research on UrbanDictionary.com, which is like a Wikipedia for modern slang and euphemisms,” says Steve Davis.

“Anyone can add terms they use or hear being used and some of them are quite astonishing.

“If we take references to the male member, for example, quaint terms like willie and pecker, have been usurped by terms like bald headed yoghurt slinger and pork sword.

“This is a far cry from some of the iconic examples of innuendo such as TV shows like Are You Being Served, Some Mother’s Do ‘Ave Them, Dave Allen, Benny Hill, Dick Emery, and the Naked Gun franchise.

“So we’ve written this show to honour the way innuendo was once done with a smile and a wink, rather than through graphic language,” he says.

The 60-minute show features Steve Davis and Becky Blake in a series of skits and monologues, entwined with Blake’s powerful voice singing a range of songs in the key of “cheek”.

Becky Blake’s musical pedigree honed through her Piano Chick persona and her 20 years fronting Australia’s leading party band, Chunky Custard, gives Innuendo Everywhere a touch of class that will leave audience members tapping their toes and ringing their ding a lings!

Innuendo Everywhere: Becky Blake and Steve Davis do it, runs Thursday and Friday nights at 8.30pm, February 20, and 21, and Sundays at 5.30pm on February 23 and March 1, 2020, 8.30pm at the Duke of Brunswick Hotel, 207 Gilbert Street, Adelaide. An Auslan interpreter from Deaf Can: Do will be at the show on March 1 for audience members from the deaf community.

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The Adelaide Show is a podcast recorded in Adelaide that puts South Australian passion on centre stage.
 
In its current iteration, each episode's guest also becomes a co-host and is involved not only in an expanded interview but also involved in:
  • tasting the South Australian Drink Of The Week
  • introducing The Musical Pilgrimage
  • And other aspects of the show
The focus is on the people of South Australia and the various enterprises and interests they are engaged in. 
 
The lead host is former talkback radio announcer, Steve Davis, now stand up comedian and marketing consultant (is there a difference?). His fellow host is Nigel Dobson-Keeffe, a cognitive scientist in the defense industry, former engineer and professional artist.
 
This 'labour of love' has attracted more than 2,000 followers on Twitter, 1600 on Facebook and downloads per episode between 500 and 1000. The three dominant audience age groups, skewed to females are 35-44, 45-54 and 25-34.
 
The overall feel of the podcast is relaxed with a heightened curiosity to learn about the experiences and motivations of South Australians involved in a broad cross section of endeavours.
 
Guests are heartily encouraged to promote their episode to their networks and as such, help grow an engaged community.
 
The podcast is available from the website, on iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher, and can be found by searching for The Adelaide Show in most podcast playing apps and websites.
 
New episodes are released late Wednesday nights with a preview video shared Wednesday mornings.
 
It is a voluntary, community-based enterprised.

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Becky Blake from Chunky Custard is teaming up with The Adelaide Show's Steve Davis to create a show of cheeky innuendo at the 2020 Adelaide Fringe

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