Steele Saunders’ comedy podcast is an interesting concept and one that is not too hard to get behind. I love Green Guide Letters is, put simply, about complaining and having a go at people who love to complain.
There have been a number of regulars appear over the show’s lifetime, both as contributors to the Green Guide letters and as guests making an appearance. There was even a road trip to meet one of the most proliferous letter writers at his retirement home to do a live, on-site recording.
This podcast is a brilliant chance to hear some of your favourite comedians sit and chat for about twenty minutes before going on to attack the Green Guide for content. Occasionally Saunders raids the Green Guide archives and brings a classic letter to the fore. My personal favourite was the Glenn Robins episode where all of his characters were routinely assassinated by the letter-writing public.
Seeing the fanbase that his podcast was gaining, Saunders was among the first to begin a live podcast recording tradition during comedy festivals. Now it is not surprising to see live podcasts every year at the Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane comedy festivals.
I love Green Guide Letters is not for everyone but it is a great opportunity to meet the creators and the guests, many of whom bring some of the biggest laughs at the festival. The best part is if you can’t be there, or even if you are there, you can listen to it later and enjoy the hilarity that ensues.
I love Green Guide Letters is recorded live every Saturday throughout the festival at the Downstairs Lounge of the Swantson Hotel. For details and to book tickets, click here. All live recordings and episodes can be found on the podcast website.
Steele Saunders also has a solo show at the festival – check out The Laughing Kiwi’s review here.