Stall It with Darren and Joe
Stall It with Darren and Joe
About Stall It with Darren and Joe
Darren Conway and Joe McGucken present Stall It. What's it about? What isn't it about. Two lads from Dublin, one mic. A load of shite talk, the odd sketch. It’s alright, I suppose. Anyways how’s your ma, is your da workin?
The lads are back from LA and on reflection it seems they had trips of wildly different fortunes, with Joe left feeling rejected (but not at all bitter) by the Hollywood elite, while Darren returned with tales of robot butlers and a suitcase bulging with the spoils of the soft drink wars. There's also a deep dive into the world of chewing gum and competitive chewing, and Joe is amazed by the cultural differences in different areas of Dublin when it comes to etiquette around shopping trolleys. A few miles can make a world of difference, it seems.
Darren and Joe ventured outside of Dublin to see what LA has to offer. While there Darren’s childhood dream of re-enacting Little Nicky goes awry because of a chicken shortage and the true extent of Joe’s friendship with Barry Keoghan is revealed. They also get momentarily distracted by the arrival of an ice-cream van.
We go on an odyssey this week, as Darren chases dreams of glory as the owner of Charlestown Athletic F.C, with a motley crew of locals lads and bus drivers setting out on the road to sporting immortality. What begins as an innocent dream soon descends into a tangled web of board room betrayal, wayward footballing geniuses, dodgy signings from Kimmage, extortion and allegations of kidnapping. Can Darren bring Champions League football to Charlestown, or will it all come crumbling down around him? And can Joe be trusted to not sabotage him at every turn?
We're joined by comedian Peter McGann this week. We look back at the most sinister and disturbing reality TV formats, from unsettling familial relationships to competitive car chases, and Peter predicts Darren & Joe will bring to life a film franchise set (largely) in a haunted house. Joe explains the concept of "the third man", and Darren reveals for the first time his secret past life as a wannabe DJ.
While Darren is fretting about the costs of a themed wedding, Joe is exploring the history of the sliced pan. There's a plan hatched to set a world record in a particularly Irish discipline, and the lads love of The Last of Us has them asking how the world would change without humans around for the upkeep. Plus there's the realisation that there is far more to the world of competitive Rubik's Cube solving than we anticipated.
The lads are concerned with hereditary maladies and promises of eternal youth, or at least solutions to beat the cankles. Darren’s got Big Brother dreams and, simultaneously, nightmares that reality TV is going to catch up with him, and Joe takes a brief anthropological exploration into the world on app dating.
Barry Keoghan's recent success has Darren questioning if Joe's currently unrequited friendship with Barry is a case of life imitating art, and if Joe might just be a bit dull. Joe counters the suggestion with a story about the daring and haphazard moving of a giant outdoor photo, in what was ultimately an act of (yet more) unrequited friendship. And the lads explore the world of cryptozoology, from the Loch Ness Monster to Bigfoot, and even an Irish beast that may live among us.
Killer clowns, high priced feline artworks, and popcorn scented candles are the focus of the lads attention this week, with Joe bringing us back through the decades for some historical oddities and morbid curiosities, while Darren is brainstorming for a merchandising empire in the luxury interiors industry.
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