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Deezer broadcasts That Lot agency's comedy satire for new election podcast


By Jessica Davis, Consultant Journalist

May 31, 2017 | 3 min read

Deezer, a global music streaming company, has announced a new weekly comedy podcast, Strong & Stable, which has been produced by social creative agency That Lot.

The political satire, which is the latest Deezer Originals podcast to be added on Deezer’s platforms, will consist of four episodes rounding-up the good, bad and ugly moments of the election campaign’s rollercoaster ride in the lead up to 8 June, with Britain’s best comedians giving a radically alternative take on the UK’s election campaign.

David Schneider, Strong & Stable's host and creative director of That Lot agency, commented: "They often say that laughter is the best medicine. Possibly the only medicine if the NHS cuts continue. Which is why I'm excited to do this podcast bringing together the worlds of politics and comedy in a way that hasn't been seen since the internet reacted to Diane Abbott's interview on police funding.

“With many people finding this election as welcome as a hyperactive child sat behind you on a long-haul flight, the podcast gives me the chance to show some strong and stable leadership and spread the pre-Brexit LOLs as we invoke Laughtickle 50 (a joke which probably works better if you hear it on a podcast rather than read it)."

Roman Tagoe, head of UK & Ireland content at Deezer, said: “From misspoken moments on LBC and unfortunate campaign poster photoshoots, the relentless buzz of a general election has already provided a huge amount of laughs. Through partnering with a fantastic line-up of comedians, we want to bring these priceless moments to Deezer’s millions of users whilst helping to increase engagement with the campaign trials and tribulations.

“Providing our users with more original content is huge priority to us as we continue to grow, and we believe localised content such as the Strong & Stable podcast for UK users is an excellent way to do this as we do more and more in the comedy space.”

The first episode, available for users to stream today (31 May), will see David Schneider, who has starred in I’m Alan Partridge and The Day Today, play host to a bonanza of satire from James O’Brien, Josie Long and Bob Mills, in addition to a political monologue from impressionist Rory Bremner and fictional news reporter Jonathan Pie providing his most-anticipated election rant yet.

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