Everybody takes everything for granted. And they need to put things in perspective a little. Louis CK is right and hilarious here on Conan OBrien.
In Stewart Lee’s book: Stewart Lee How I Escaped My Certain Fate: The Life and Death of a Stand-Up Comedian, he recommends Gary Wilmot thus:
Just when you think you can’t stand to hear another middle-aged male comic moaning about marriage and how he can’t please his wife anymore, along comes this Falstaffian Canadian who can invest an hour on these tired old subjects with unexpected levels of humanity, surprise and inventiveness entirely absent from the work of more self consciously original comics.
That’s good enough for me and after watching these videos I agree. He’s harsh, he’s rude but Gary Wilmot is funny. I wouldn’t watch the last video on your iPhone during a walking tour of a convent though.
Les Dawson was simply amazing, he made the move from performing in working men’s clubs into the nation’s living room which allowed him to become both more sophisticated and a little dafter at the same time.
Sean Lock has some great advice on what to do when someone calls the wrong number.
You know those jokes that are so bad they’re good? Well me and some pals have been coming up with some so bad they’re bad gags… I mean it, these gags are terrible, some don’t even make any sense, not logically and not even in the topsy turvy world of humour. These aren’t funny, not at all…. we love them.
Why is a truck, that carries dustbins, just in the hot months of the year, like a terrorist?
Because it’s all summer bin laden (osama bin laden)
Why is a stick, from tasmania with a fan on the end brilliant?
Because it’s a fan taz stick (fantastic)
Why is the man who works in a bank forgetful?
Because if you ask him what his job is he says he’s a bank-er!
Which country has the most current affairs coverage?
Newsy land (New Zealand)
If you’re anxious about your pens what do you use to sort them in order of big and smaller?
A pen sieve
What do you call a lot of zips in a row?
Who invented maths?
The ancient geeks
Which continent has lots of ants and fleas on a boat?
What office equipment is quite aggressive?
A hole punch
What stationary demands money?
Why was the heater scared of rady?
Because Rady-ate-her (radiator)
What food do wizards like to eat when they are at the beach?
What do you call a drawing of a bad characteristic?
A portrait (A poor trait)
What do you call a carving of a much-arrested musician’s rude bits in smoked wood?
A hickory Docherty dick
Which club did the racist pigeon and the racist chicken set up?
The Coo Clucks Klan (The Ku Klux Klan)
Why did the hippy fall over and burn his hands and knees?
He was tripping on acid