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30 day comedy challenge day 24: best actress (TV)

Joanna Lumley. In a lesser show a character like Patsy would have been heavily telegraphed visually, crass, OTT and parodic. Instead she is authentically chic, obviously attractive, and behind her cruelty, pettiness, narcicissm and fury lies the credible mechanics of a fundamentally weird person. Basically what I am saying is Patsy is great because in spite of how ridic she is, she makes sense and feels real. Patsy has her power and position because of her looks and fashion nous, but she only has the one friend because she’s a fucking lunatic. Lumley interpreted the character to perfection while being completely hilarious and unhinged. The writing is brilliant but no way would AbFab have been as good without Lumley. Okay she’s not done much other comedy (unlike the other actors I’ve chosen) but honestly, I think that makes her work on AbFab even more remarkable.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014
30 day comedy challenge day 23: Best comedy actor (TV)
Mark Heap. I almost went with Eldon but at the end of the day Heap’s subtler, less showy approach - while still managing to be the best thing in any scene he’s in - appeals to me more. Either he’s just terminally well cast or he has an understanding of comedic delivery bordering on genius.

30 day comedy challenge day 23: Best comedy actor (TV)

Mark Heap. I almost went with Eldon but at the end of the day Heap’s subtler, less showy approach - while still managing to be the best thing in any scene he’s in - appeals to me more. Either he’s just terminally well cast or he has an understanding of comedic delivery bordering on genius.

Monday, 28 July 2014
30 day comedy challege day 22: Funniest kids’ film
Spongebob Squarepants the Movie. I looove it and I can’t wait for the sequel.

30 day comedy challege day 22: Funniest kids’ film

Spongebob Squarepants the Movie. I looove it and I can’t wait for the sequel.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

30 day comedy challenge day 21: favourite comedy catch phrase

None. Fuck a catch phrase. Oh it’s the same character that was on last week, ooh familiarity makes me feel good, ooh they’re saying the same thing they did last week and I LOL like Pavlov’s dog drools

Saturday, 26 July 2014

30  day comedy challenge day 20: the comedian you’d most like to see live

WHAT I WOULD DO TO ATTEND A MERRIMAN WEIR GIG ;_____;

Friday, 25 July 2014
30 day comedy challenge day 19: most underrated comedy act
I find it weird Michael Legge doesn’t get more mainstream attention or underground adoration. His last show was one of the highlights of last year’s fringe for me and his blog michaelleggeblog (about his life spent having a go at rude people like some vegan nonviolent Hannibal Lecter) is awesome and you should follow it.

30 day comedy challenge day 19: most underrated comedy act

I find it weird Michael Legge doesn’t get more mainstream attention or underground adoration. His last show was one of the highlights of last year’s fringe for me and his blog michaelleggeblog (about his life spent having a go at rude people like some vegan nonviolent Hannibal Lecter) is awesome and you should follow it.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

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

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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.

 
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