Comedy genius

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SaintBristol posted this 20 November 2017

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pap posted this 21 March 2018

I know we've a fair few people on this forum that are big fans of this collection of talent.

Ianucci, Coogan, Morris, Baynham, Schneider, Front, McKeegan, Marber, Lee and Herring.

All started here, including Alan Partridge's first appearances.   They've re-used bits of this in other shows they've done.   This is comedy genius from the first sentence.

pap posted this 27 March 2018 - Last edited 27 March 2018

A Sotonians fave,  is done up big style by Johnny Vegas doing a Northern @saintbletch.  Stay on board until the end :D

SaintBristol posted this 28 March 2018

Originally posted by pap

I know we've a fair few people on this forum that are big fans of this collection of talent.

Ianucci, Coogan, Morris, Baynham, Schneider, Front, McKeegan, Marber, Lee and Herring.

All started here, including Alan Partridge's first appearances.   They've re-used bits of this in other shows they've done.   This is comedy genius from the first sentence.

 I remember listening to this.  It's pretty much a template now for modern comedy.  Armando Ianucci is probably the driving force behind all the talent. 

SaintBristol posted this 28 March 2018 - Last edited 29 March 2018

 

Bathsaint posted this 29 March 2018

Originally posted by pap

A Sotonians fave,  is done up big style by Johnny Vegas doing a Northern @saintbletch.  Stay on board until the end :D

 Blimey, this guy just gets more and more abstruse. 

Bathsaint posted this 29 March 2018

My youngest son came home yesterday and announced he'd had sausages for lunch. this prompted me to remark......

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Goatboy posted this 02 April 2018

pap posted this 5 weeks ago - Last edited 5 weeks ago

I've been watching two comics almost exclusively in the last three weeks.   The first is a Sotonians favourite, the inestimable Stewart Lee.   His evolution into the comic he is now is pretty impressive, but easily explainable.   His new comic creation, which he insists is a separate character, just doesn't give a fuck about being liked.   His younger incarnation, whether it was him or not, did a bit.   One of the only performers still following the Lenny Bruce writer auteur model (even Frankie Boyle uses writers, according to him), his shows are excellent.   I also really like his side gig as an interviewer.  His chats with Alexei Sayle and Alan Moore are well worth checking out.

The other chap would be Doug Stanhope, someone my best mate (sorry @Fatso) put me onto because he knew I loved Bill Hicks.  We went to see him live on the day Leicester came back to draw 2-2 at St. Marys.   Both my best mate and Doug himself said that he was nearing the end of his career, and that he wasn't as hardcore as he was before.  He was good when we saw him.  His early stuff is bloody excellent though, raw, angry, drunken genius.  Charlie Brooker had him on his shows.

I think Hicks would have loved the pair of them.

pap posted this 3 weeks ago

I'm having difficulty thinking of a better video which reconciles 70s and 90s comedy quite so nicely.

Peter Cook and Chris Morris, ladies and gentlemen.

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