Licensed to kill... time by watching videos. Music + UK comedy (I like Fist of Fun) etc

30 day comedy challenge day 18: most overrated comedy act

D’you know what, I’m going to commit tumblr blasphemy and say Amstell. I liked him on Buzzcocks but now I just want to give that whiny, self-obsessed nerd a wedgie. 

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

30 day comedy challenge day 17: the comedy you can quote most of

Oh god, it’ll be Red Dwarf, I’ve watched each episode so many times it’s part of my fabric. I don’t think quoting is funny (sorry tumblr but I find quoting the comedy equivalent of wyatting) so I don’t do it out loud, but my internal monologue is a smegging free-for-all.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014
30 day comedy challenge day 16: Favourite local comedian
Well obviously I don’t like most Norwegian comedy or I wouldn’t spend all my time on this site posting about UK comedy, but we have had a few good ones. The guy above is Otto Jespersen (most internationally famous for his role in the cult film Troll Hunter), who when I was growing up in the 90s was the most controversial comedian around. Think… Chris Morris’ sensibility with the mainstream visibility of Little Britain. The screenshot above is from when he “accidentally” burned an American flag on live television while making a satirical pro Iraq invasion speech back in 2003, which is about average levels of edgy for Otto but it got him more death threats than usual. He’s calmed down a bit but at his best he was consistently hilarious while pissing off every bonehead and conservative in the country simultaneously, and for that he is a legend.

30 day comedy challenge day 16: Favourite local comedian

Well obviously I don’t like most Norwegian comedy or I wouldn’t spend all my time on this site posting about UK comedy, but we have had a few good ones. The guy above is Otto Jespersen (most internationally famous for his role in the cult film Troll Hunter), who when I was growing up in the 90s was the most controversial comedian around. Think… Chris Morris’ sensibility with the mainstream visibility of Little Britain. The screenshot above is from when he “accidentally” burned an American flag on live television while making a satirical pro Iraq invasion speech back in 2003, which is about average levels of edgy for Otto but it got him more death threats than usual. He’s calmed down a bit but at his best he was consistently hilarious while pissing off every bonehead and conservative in the country simultaneously, and for that he is a legend.

Monday, 21 July 2014

shadowsandy:

Spinal TapCups And Cakes

30 day comedy challenge day 15: Favourite comedy song

Oooh, some real strong contenders in this category. Runners up were "Pure Awkward" by Rubberbandits (a dope 90s hip hop jam about getting slightly too intimate with Ice Cube), "Gallows Man" by Merriman Weir (a terrific murder ballad), "Pregnant Women Are Smug" by Garfunkel and Oates (funny cos it’s true) and "The Apprentice" by Adam Buxton (he’s a stupid moron, she’s a stupid moron, I’m going to win cos I am a genius, for goodness’ sake sir Alan, don’t employ a moron… ugh that’s going to be in my head for the rest of the day) but in the end you can’t mess with the Tap. I would strongly rec getting their album because the songs are as catchy as they are funny, particularly this sixties chamberpop gem from before they found their true calling as gods of heavy metal.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

30 day comedy challenge day 14: Favourite female comedian

This is a dumb ass question, but I’ll play, because it gives me an excuse to post this video. Amy is more than a comedian - she’s an outlaw. She is the coolest. There are tons of comedians whose work I admire, but none I want to be like - except Amy. Her life spent being a fuckin goofball and dancing to nobody’s tune but her own (don’t tell me she couldn’t have been enormously famous if she wanted to) is just an inspiration. And I want Exit 57 on DVD even more than I want This Morning With Richard Not Judy on DVD.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

30 day comedy challenge day 13: Favourite topical comedy

Toughie. If there’s much good satire about these days, I don’t follow it (I’m sure some of the American shows are really good but I don’t have the time to follow them and they would require me knowing anything at all about American politics, so no thanks). The only thing I can think of that makes me laugh on the daily is the Norwegian parody twitter account Real_Frp. Basically our equivalent of UKIP is now a governing party and these guys are helping me get through this joke of a reality.

Friday, 18 July 2014
madonnascrapbook:

Madonna performs Holiday at Top of the Pops on January 26, 1984.

yea yea yea
going to southier climes before hitting up edinburgh so it will be quiet round here apart from the comedy challenge posts in my queue for a few weeks. Please do not use this information to rob my flat

madonnascrapbook:

Madonna performs Holiday at Top of the Pops on January 26, 1984.

yea yea yea

going to southier climes before hitting up edinburgh so it will be quiet round here apart from the comedy challenge posts in my queue for a few weeks. Please do not use this information to rob my flat

bubblegumcageiv:

Divide & Exit continues to grow on me, ssslllooowwwlllyyy. Fantastic piece of lyric writing this. So many quotable lines, I literally don’t know where to start.

This band is amazing

filmcultr:

The Gold Rush (1925) dir. by Charlie Chaplin

30 day comedy challenge day 12: Favourite comedy director

Charlie Chaplin. I mean, I’m not sure if I know enough about directing to say he was a better comedy director specifically than x, y, or z, but he was definitely a stellar performer and writer and he knew how to play up to those strengths, which resulted in one of the most perfect oeuvres known to mankind.

Thursday, 17 July 2014
30 day comedy challenge day 11: Favourite comedy writer
Julia Davis. Of course I wish she was more prolific, but every ten years or so she just blows my mind, so she’s obviously worth the wait… and I’m crossing all my limbs & appendages her new C4 pilot gets picked up. I don’t know what the BBC’s problem is, hopefully C4 will let her do her thing.

30 day comedy challenge day 11: Favourite comedy writer

Julia Davis. Of course I wish she was more prolific, but every ten years or so she just blows my mind, so she’s obviously worth the wait… and I’m crossing all my limbs & appendages her new C4 pilot gets picked up. I don’t know what the BBC’s problem is, hopefully C4 will let her do her thing.

 
1 of 147
Next page