Louis Theroux

john eden

male pale and stale
My recollection is that Jon Ronson started the whole awkwardly chatting to odd people and letting them expose their oddness schtick. He had a column in the Saturday Guardian in the early 90s doing that iirc. Then Theroux did a better job of it on telly. Pennis was later, wrapped up in that lad culture irony stuff like the Bo Selecta guy.
 

john eden

male pale and stale
Actually just checked Wikipedia which says Pennis started in 1995 so he was before Theroux maybe. But it’s a bit different really? Diff dynamic.
 

luka

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Staff member
Totally different. Woops has retracted his statement and apologied
 

muser

Well-known member
It was quite interesting hearing them do podcast together recently when Louis started doing them for lockdown, talking about how they had always been low-key rivals. I only realised recently Jon Ronson did a TV series based on his book them, his style definitely doesn't work as well on the screen.
 

woops

is not like other people
pennis was on the sunday show well before any of these imitators and invented the whole lot i will never apologise death before dishonour
 

woops

is not like other people
also his whiny annoying voice is done for effect and jon ronson just talks like that
 
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