Bye bye 2010 and hello 2011. These were the most popular Comedy Club posts of the year.
ENJOY! And A Happy New Year!
In Stewart Lee’s book: Stewart Lee How I Escape 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 brilliant, he made the move from performing in working men’s club into the nation’s living room yet he didn’t dumb down to do it… in fact he became more sophisticated, if a little dafter.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Why, I’d horse-whip you if I had a horse.
Either he’s dead or my watch has stopped.
A man’s only as old as the woman he feels.
From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Someday I intend reading it.
Go, and never darken my towels again.
Even when the nation’s middle management is having a terrible time of it in the ‘snow crisis’, the rest of the nation is happy to laugh at them.
Every now and then a great series of adverts comes out, and these are wry, funny, disturbing and hugely surreal. Also the polar bear is voiced by Willem Defoe – hence the disturbing bit.
Is it a vegetable or a canonball?
No Laura, nobody does
Dippers, Clive, dippers