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Louis CK Pep Talk

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.

Sample Quote: “Everybody on every plane should be going ‘Oh my God! WOW!’ You’re sitting on a chair! In The SKY!'”
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The Top Five Posts of 2010

Bye bye 2010 and hello 2011. These were the most popular Comedy Club posts of the year.

1   The 25 Best Put Downs Ever

2   14 Brilliant Pie Chart Gags

3   The Greatest Knock, Knock Joke In the World

4   The 60 Funniest Jokes Ever (and some of the worst)

5   Fun in the Snow

ENJOY! And A Happy New Year!

Stewart Lee’s 41st Best Stand Up – Tom O’Connor

In the amazing book Stewart Lee How I Escaped My Certain Fate The Life and Deaths of a Stand-Up Comedian. Stewart Lee transcribes (and dissects)  a routine of his, which features (among other things) his mother recounting a Tom O’Connor joke. This shows that sometimes you don’t need jokes to be funny, just repetition, persistence and absurdity. Nice. The mention of quilts is because Stewart’s mum makes The Quillow, a quilt that turns into a pillow.

If you get the chance to borrow SLHIEMCFTLADOAS-UC from someone, do because his observations on the shows he transcribes and then lazily calls a book are brilliant. In fact, if you in the slightest bit interested in stand up, this is the best book on the subject that has ever been written. If you’re interested.

It seems perverse not to share the entire set of the Stewart Lee show 41st Best Stand Up here… so I have. Watching all of these, in sequence, which I have already messed up a bit, will enrich your life.

Crap Gags

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?

A zipline

Who invented maths?

The ancient geeks

Which continent has lots of ants and fleas on a boat?

Ant-ark-tick-a (Antartica)

What office equipment is quite aggressive?

A hole punch

What stationary demands money?

Paper

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?

Sand-witches (sandwiches)

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

The 60 Funniest Jokes Ever (and some of the worst)

This year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival has just judged (with Dave TV) which of the many 1,000s of jokes told there was funniest and the results are here for all to see. Meanwhile, if these are just too good check out these awfully Crap Gags.

1) Dan Antopolski – “Hedgehogs – why can’t they just share the hedge?”

2) Paddy Lennox – “I was watching the London Marathon and saw one runner dressed as a chicken and another runner dressed as an egg. I thought: ‘This could be interesting’.”

3) Sarah Millican – “I had my boobs measured and bought a new bra. Now I call them Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes because they’re up where they belong.”

4) Zoe Lyons – “I went on a girls’ night out recently. The invitation said ‘dress to kill’. I went as Rose West.”

5) Jack Whitehall – “I’m sure wherever my dad is; he’s looking down on us. He’s not dead, just very condescending.”

6) Adam Hills – “Going to Starbucks for coffee is like going to prison for sex. You know you’re going to get it, but it’s going to be rough.”

7) Marcus Brigstocke – “To the people who’ve got iPhones: you just bought one, you didn’t invent it!”

8 ) Rhod Gilbert – “A spa hotel? It’s like a normal hotel, only in reception there’s a picture of a pebble.”

9) Dan Antopolski – “I’ve been reading the news about there being a civil war in Madagascar. Well, I’ve seen it six times and there isn’t.”

10) Simon Brodkin (as Lee Nelson) – “I started so many fights at my school – I had that attention-deficit disorder. So I didn’t finish a lot of them.”

Not content with listing the greats they also voted on the worst and some of these are woeful…

Carey Marx – “I’m not doing any Michael Jackson jokes, because they always involve puns about his songs. And that’s bad.”

Frank Woodley – “I phoned the swine flu hotline and all I got was crackling.”

Alex Maple – “Michael Jackson only invented the moonwalk so he could sneak up on children.”

Phil Nichol – “She’s got a face like a rare Chinese vase – minging.”

Alistair McGowan – “I’ve just split up from my girlfriend, which is a shame, because it was a long-standing arrangement. Perhaps if we’d sat down a bit more…”

OK, while I’m at it, here are 50 great jokes from last year’s edinburgh festival:

“I like Jesus, but he loves me, so it’s awkward” – Tom Stade

“I love being touched sexually by an ecologist” – Jo Neary, in character as a dolphin

“Glasgow has its own version of Monopoly – just one big square that reads: Go To Jail” – Des Clarke

“A problem shared is attention gained” – Pippa Evans

“Never say to an autistic person, you do the maths” – Wilson Dixon

“I’m glad they invented emoticons, otherwise I wouldn’t know what my dad was thinking” – Kerry Godliman

On having sex with men in their thirties: “Generally much better, but you’ve got to rub their legs afterwards for cramp” – Sarah Millican

“I love paying tax so much, the sight of a gritter lorry gives me an erection” – Jon Richardson

“No seriously, I am a feminist, just a lusty, ogling feminist. I’m a lesbian, in fact” – Rob Deering

“Looking at my face is like reading in the car. It’s all right for 10 minutes, then you start to feel sick” – Andrew Lawrence, on his ginger appearance

“One-armed butlers, they can take it but they can’t dish it out” – Tim Vine

“If it’s gone abroad, it must be fraud” – Tom Wrigglesworth, on the mindset of the high-street banks

“Victoria Beckham? Does this tampon make me look fat?” – Joan Rivers, on celebrities

“What do you say to your adopted African child if you want them to eat up their dinner? ‘There are people starving in Africa right now, like your parents'” – Tom Stade

“Politicians are like God. No one believes in them, they haven’t done anything for ages, and they give jobs to their immediate family” – Andy Zaltzman

“Channel 4 just cuts out bits from ‘heat’ magazine and throws them on the floor” – Wendy Wason, on C4 scheduling

“I’m dating now, because I ran out of hooker money” – Rick Shapiro

“The Scots invented hypnosis, chloroform and the hypodermic syringe. Wouldn’t it just be easier to talk to a woman?” – Stephen Brown

“Whenever I see a man with a beard, moustache and glasses, I think, ‘There’s a man who has taken every precaution to avoid people doodling on photographs of him” – Carey Marx

“I love making love on a bed of nails, but can I go on top?” – Ginger and Black

“The definition of bipolar? A sexually curious bear” – Marcus Birdman

“One of my friends had twins with IVF. Two old ladies that she knew came up to her, and one got the term wrong. In a very sweet voice, she said, ‘Oh, would you look at those beautiful twins! Did you get those on the HIV?'” – Craig Hill

“Old people don’t like swearing, because a lot of the words weren’t invented in their day, so they feel left out” – Zoe Gardner

“The anti-aging advert that I would like to see is a baby covered in cream saying, ‘Aah, I’ve used too much'” – Andrew Bird

“I don’t hate the Germans, I just miss my grandparents” – Ian Stone

“‘What’s a couple?’ I asked my mum. She said, ‘Two or three’. Which probably explains why her marriage collapsed” – Josie Long

“My friend said she was giving up drinking from Monday to Friday. I’m just worried she’s going to dehydrate” – Kerri Godliman

“Ken Dodd is one of my favourite comics, and one of the richest in showbusiness – he has Swiss money in Irish banks” – Roy Walker

“I wonder what would happen if Franz Ferdinand were assassinated?” – Glenn Wool

“My uncle Cleetus is illiterate and ambidextrous. Which is a double tragedy. He is unable to write, with both hands” – Wilson Dixon

“I like David Beckham. Most of us have skeletons in our closet. But he takes his out in public” – Andrew Lawrence

“If Britons were left to tax themselves, there would be no schools, no hospitals, just a 500-mile-high statue of Diana, Princess of Wales” – Andy Zaltzman

“Surgery is just stabbing in a courteous environment” – A L Kennedy

“I know someone whose dream is to be an actor but they’re not that good – they got mugged, and had to audition for the part of themselves on ‘Crimewatch’. They got Passer-by No 2” – Isy Suttie

“My boyfriend likes role play. He likes to pretend we’re married. He waits until I go to bed, then he looks at porn and has a wank” – Joanna Neary

“I was talking to my friend from New York yesterday, and I used the expression, ‘You can’t polish a turd’. He looked at me, disgusted, and said, ‘No, you can’t, but you can roll it in glitter’. He’s a lovely guy but I wouldn’t want to go to a craft fair with him” – Steve Williams

“My Nan had a plastic hip put in, but I thought she should have replaced it with a Slinky, ’cause if she fell down the stairs again…” – Steve Williams

“A headline last year, after the death of Saddam Hussein, read: ‘Tyrant is hanged’. My auntie looked at the newspaper and sobbed, ‘Who’s going to present “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”‘ ” – Steve Williams

“I used to go out with Christopher Reeve, but I just had to keep standing him up” – Steve Hall

“I despise cliquishness, for reasons only my four closest friends will ever properly understand” – Steve Hall

“Where I’m from, people aren’t quick. A girl once asked her mum, ‘Can I have a Cadbury’s Creme Egg?’ The mum said, ‘No, you can’t Danielle, I’ve already told you, darling – bird flu!'” – Tom Deacon

“I once buggered a man unconscious. I’m lying, he was already unconscious when I found him” – Tom Deacon

“I never know the right thing to say, especially during sex. After my first time, I said to the girl, ‘That’s it, I’m afraid'” – Tom Deacon

“I’m the eldest of five children. My parents aren’t Catholic, just reckless” – Danielle Ward

“I was in Halifax one Friday night in July, and I thought they were having an ‘idiots and whores’ theme party, but no – that’s just Halifax on a Friday night” – Rob Deering

“I do love Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen. He always looks so… clean. But if you went out dressed like that round our way, you’d get the MDF kicked out of you” – Domestic Goddi Rosie Wilkinson & Helen O’Brien

The Olympics are for everyone, not just someone who happens to own a dancing horse” – Glenn Wool, on dressage

“I’ve got nothing against disabled people, I’ve even got one of their stickers on my car” – Damian Callinan

“My granny was recently beaten to death by my granddad. Not as in, with a stick – he just died first” – Alex Horne