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The Comedy Thread

Post by lobster » 07 Jul 2007 16:14

BOMG all! and welcome, won't you.


this topic will be dedicated to the brilliance that occurs in the comedy circuit. ofcourse, my 2 most lighting examples will be Bill Bailey and Stephen Lynch, but i'm sure there's more than this, even. ;) so, do not hesitate to discuss, recommend or simply state that humour isn't your thing.

some links that might be, no, truly are of interest:

Stephen Lynch:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=MY0LTPCrkmY& ... ed&search=
http://youtube.com/watch?v=3IFUNIa2NU8& ... ed&search=
http://youtube.com/watch?v=bQIH3iq1xVw& ... ed&search=

Bill Bailey:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=qod7nSGKag0
http://youtube.com/watch?v=bMl0YIeMj78& ... ed&search=
http://youtube.com/watch?v=K8wj6qoGVOs& ... ed&search=
edit: brilliance --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plTVUfQeV5M&NR=1

...and Alan Davies.


enjoy! i might add a British Comedian Poll later on.
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Post by Ploes » 07 Jul 2007 16:29

More Bill Bailey

BBC News
The Scale of Evil

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Post by lobster » 07 Jul 2007 16:55

Ricky Gervais:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_EXqdJ4L7I

perhaps just as important, Bill Bailey in the "The Hobbit" movie petition:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/244583166
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Post by Ploes » 07 Jul 2007 17:02

lobster wrote:Ricky Gervais:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_EXqdJ4L7I
To start the discussion.... Am I alone in thinking Ricky Gervais isn't as good in stand up as when he was on TV.

The Office and Extras wasn't laugh out loud funny, but it WAS funny. I was the aqwuard pauses and camera work that made both series such gems.
That doesn't work on stage. I'm not saying if he comes up on "Paramount Comedy 1" as a "Live at...." act I'm not going to watch, but I'm not forking out money for him!
He should stick to what he was good at. Since RedDwarf went out of production, I cant think of a show till The Office that was on the level of Faulty Towers etc.

(Which is odd because Craig Charles was brilliant as a stand up live on stage, yet he then went into a Soap?!)

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Post by lobster » 07 Jul 2007 17:28

nice begin of a discussion, indeed. :D

and yes, contradictory to you, i find Gervais much funnier on stage than on TV. The Office is alright, not great, and Extras i've seen a couple of times, but somehow it doesn't really impress me and certainly doesn't strike at the level that Red Dwarf, MP Flying Circus, Blackadder or The IT Crowd did. and whilst he's very different on stage than his characters on shows, i truly prefer the stage-Gervais. t'is just funnier, more random. and random comedy is my personal favourite.

now, upon Graig Charles, the man's brilliant, yet the only standup part i've seen was that on the A to Z of Red Dwarf programme, which featured a small excerpt. i didn't know he was in a soap nowadays though, highly amusing fact that. :) any chance of knowing where i can find it?

an another note, many of the british quizzes have the essence of comedy. ofcourse, the ever brilliant Never Mind the Buzzcocks springs to mind as a perfect example, but also QI, Have I Got News For You and more recent the thing i saw last night, Would I Lie To You?, which actually was excellent. i'll provide a few links as recommendations down here. and does anybody wonder just like i do, why Stephen Fry never did any standup recently (aside from his mental disorder)?

oh, and i haven't even started on The Mystery Science Theater 3000, which is technically a show, i know, but comedy of some sorts in a way. more about that later, though.

anyhoo, links!

QI:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HESOqZlK ... ed&search=

Never Mind The Buzzcocks:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ihFzr8QPfOg
http://youtube.com/watch?v=F5kQyJ9YENY

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Post by Tom0004 » 07 Jul 2007 17:33

no one even said Lee Evens nor Dave Gorman yet :shock:

some Dave Gorman links

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea ... id=2476526

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUQ7CUzzf3E

http://www.comedycentral.com/sitewide/m ... emId=76383

Edit : added another Dave Gorman clip

i love this dude, awesome stuff i think lol

and a couple of Lee Evans, stand ups

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YZdlgoOyCU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMI3m6WD ... ed&search=

i can't stop laughing at this one lol
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Post by Ploes » 07 Jul 2007 17:57

lobster wrote:and yes, contradictory to you, i find Gervais much funnier on stage than on TV. The Office is alright, not great, and Extras i've seen a couple of times, but somehow it doesn't really impress me and certainly doesn't strike at the level that Red Dwarf, MP Flying Circus, Blackadder or The IT Crowd did. and whilst he's very different on stage than his characters on shows, i truly prefer the stage-Gervais. t'is just funnier, more random. and random comedy is my personal favourite.
I think you already need a slap for putting The IT Crowd up with the other shows you have listed. Amusing as it was Im SHOCKED that its managed to make it to a second season.
lobster wrote:now, upon Graig Charles, the man's brilliant, yet the only standup part i've seen was that on the A to Z of Red Dwarf programme, which featured a small excerpt.
He had a full UK Tour, I cant fine a date, but Im thinking 2004?
lobster wrote:i didn't know he was in a soap nowadays though, highly amusing fact that. :) any chance of knowing where i can find it?
Wikipedia wrote:In 2005, Charles joined the cast of ITV's long-running soap opera Coronation Street, playing philandering taxi driver Lloyd Mullaney.
He then got suspended from the show over some Class A drug posetion, and subsequently went into rehab. In 2008 we can expect an autobiography from him
lobster wrote:an another note, many of the british quizzes have the essence of comedy. ofcourse, the ever brilliant Never Mind the Buzzcocks springs to mind as a perfect example, but also QI, Have I Got News For You and more recent the thing i saw last night, Would I Lie To You?, which actually was excellent.
Ahhh the Brit-Com that is The panel Show, I'll have to look out for Would I Lie To You.

Lee Evens belongs on stage, not that his short steps into movies went very amusing.

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Post by lobster » 07 Jul 2007 18:26

Ploes wrote:I think you already need a slap for putting The IT Crowd up with the other shows you have listed. Amusing as it was Im SHOCKED that its managed to make it to a second season.
you what?? the IT Crowd most certainly is the best thing that recently got out in the UK, along with things as Big Train, The Fast Show and Green Wing. unsurprisingly, Channel 4 has started to make it's way into the annals of Great British Comedy. truly, i'd rank the IT Crowd with the "big ones" everyday.
Ploes wrote:He had a full UK Tour, I cant fine a date, but Im thinking 2004?
hmm, i'd be willing to travel to the UK for a next tour (since i'm dutch, and as such i live in Hilversum, The Netherlands ;) ), but i'm more interested in the new tour Bill Bailey's about to do, and which damn chav Dave has cards for. this actually mainly because i haven't seen much of Charles's works.
Ploes wrote:He then got suspended from the show over some Class A drug posetion, and subsequently went into rehab. In 2008 we can expect an autobiography from him
that IS quite interesting, and t'will be a an interesting read as such. don't get me wrong, but i already loved the juicy interview parts on my nearly complete imported Red Dwarf DVD collection extras. actually, come to think of it, there was this rather brilliant show featuring Chris Barrie, but i can't recall what it was named. might get it later on, though.
Ploes wrote:Ahhh the Brit-Com that is The panel Show, I'll have to look out for Would I Lie To You. (...) Lee Evens belongs on stage, not that his short steps into movies went very amusing.
Lee Evans? that's the bloke from "There's something about mary", ain't he? i've never got to see any of his stage works, yet. might be an interesting watch, surely.

0004tom: i'll check your links during dinner, your description is quite promising. i'll let you know what i think of it later on.

and now, without any further ado, the links for the pilot of QI, which struck me as brilliant. especially, ofcourse, the Dutch Words Part.
part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3kviWTz ... ed&search=
part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGVvzShe ... ed&search=
part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAg9fmtM ... ed&search=
part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Giangpvv ... ed&search=
part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOB19ydV ... ed&search=
part 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIPEkV_r ... ed&search=

enjoy.
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Post by Ploes » 07 Jul 2007 18:40

lobster wrote:you what?? the IT Crowd most certainly is the best thing that recently got out in the UK, along with things as Big Train, The Fast Show and Green Wing. unsurprisingly, Channel 4 has started to make it's way into the annals of Great British Comedy. truly, i'd rank the IT Crowd with the "big ones" everyday.
We shall agree to disagree on that one, Its good, but not THAT good. Tho I was amused to see it on TV in the Netherlands last time I was over there for work!
lobster wrote:hmm, i'd be willing to travel to the UK for a next tour (since i'm dutch, and as such i live in Hilversum, The Netherlands ;) ), but i'm more interested in the new tour Bill Bailey's about to do, and which damn chav Dave has cards for. this actually mainly because i haven't seen much of Charles's works. .
Ah yes, Bills "Part Troll" tour was brilliant, I'm sure the next one will be also.
lobster wrote:...there was this rather brilliant show featuring Chris Barrie, but i can't recall what it was named. might get it later on, though.
The Brittas Empire?
lobster wrote:and now, without any further ado, the links for the pilot of QI, which struck me as brilliant.
Thats been riped from the DVD then, since its got the normal intro tune. Originally the theme music was going to be the song Wonderful World, sung by Herman's Hermits.

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Post by lobster » 07 Jul 2007 18:59

it has been indeed, on quite a few channels even. somehow British comedy isn't a truly big thing in the Netherlands though, except Mr. Bean and the occasional Blackadder fanatic.

ah yes, "Part Troll" truly is one of the best things i've ever seen, although the leading randomness of "Cosmic Jam" thoroughly appealed as well. i found "Bewilderment" to be of a kind of interim-show, although it really was good, especially the owl song. wait, i'll youtube that now, immediatly. ;)

hmm, the Brittas Empire is quite correct, t'was the one i was aiming for. although i get it mixed up with that other quite brilliant British show, Roman's Empire. then again, i get things mixed up all the time apparently, so it's not something new.

well, i still have to get me those QI dvd's, but then again, the Red Dwarf dvd's cost me €30 apiece (at the least), so i reckon the QI ones will be even more. i truly wish to have that QI book as well, it seems to be highly interesting. and amusing, at that. :)
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Post by Ploes » 07 Jul 2007 19:12

lobster wrote:well, i still have to get me those QI dvd's, but then again, the Red Dwarf dvd's cost me €30 apiece (at the least), so i reckon the QI ones will be even more. i truly wish to have that QI book as well, it seems to be highly interesting. and amusing, at that. :)
I do with the BBC would pull their finger out with that. Season A has been put to DVD but thats it. Season E is filmed and ready to air! GET IT ON THE TELLY!

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Post by lobster » 07 Jul 2007 19:33

that alone makes it highly interesting, that book.

for those who do not know the aforementioned Mystery Science Theater 3000, here's a few links. i know it's not comedy per se, but it's somewhere close:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZrmFGSM1h44
http://youtube.com/watch?v=BIqJRPY67AM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ngBNklagsHQ
http://youtube.com/watch?v=OGqpVzRgQfo
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZLkOEBmi6po

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Post by Blackandy » 07 Jul 2007 20:13

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Post by lobster » 07 Jul 2007 20:28

as comedy? no, t'isn't random enough.
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Post by lobster » 08 Jul 2007 01:04

0004tom wrote:and a couple of Lee Evans, stand ups
i liked him, he was pretty decent.
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Post by lobster » 09 Jul 2007 14:49

that's a quality nice excerpt. i love Fry's overly concerned attitude towards the learning process of the panel members on the show, he's like a teacher trying to genuinly teach his students.

i've been listening to quite some Stephen Lynch again, as of late, and i've decided that Craig is my favourite Lynch song. link:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=pPdFrW076R0

enjoy!

add: i today saw and thoroughly enjoyed Lucy Porter.
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Post by lobster » 12 Jul 2007 10:56

i went bootleg hunting today on youtube, and this one is rather interesting. the sound isn't too good, but should suffice anyway. especially the first song i didn't know, and is, well, brilliant:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=V6YfDGc9I5k& ... ed&search=

note: not a good idea if you're sensitive. in any way.
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Re: The Comedy Thread

Post by lobster » 06 Aug 2007 20:22

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Re: The Comedy Thread

Post by orudge » 07 Aug 2007 14:36

I ended up watching rather a lot of Bill Bailey yesterday - genius, that man.

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