funniest of these

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

ha ha

small, far away
3
14%
Biggus Dickus
11
50%
the dance
2
9%
Flashheart
3
14%
Murray
3
14%
 
Total votes: 22

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Re: funniest of these

Postby Copehead » 14 Oct 2017, 09:27

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Re: funniest of these

Postby The Modernist » 14 Oct 2017, 23:17

Darryl Strawberry wrote:Is this funny?



Not for me it isn't, but then I wasn't in America in the late seventies and I probably don't get the cultural context of what he's doing. Not all humour travels.

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Postby Dr Markus » 15 Oct 2017, 22:36

Father Ted obviously.
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Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 09 Nov 2017, 17:08

The Modernist wrote:Father Ted - Yeah it still makes me chuckle, even if I've seen it a little too often. It's the look of complete incomprehension and mild panic on Dougal's face which makes it.
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Ted then.


I was reminded of that scene again today.

As a comedy idea, it really is absolute solid-gold genius, isn't it?

I'm often envious of artists, who make their living from their imaginations, essentially. But to come up with something like that - and JUST that - and to profit from it financially, to make your living from it! and then to have generations laugh and laugh at it....that's really something to be proud of.
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Postby harvey k-tel » 09 Nov 2017, 17:10

Carla Breakthrough-Lark wrote:
I was reminded of that scene again today.



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Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 09 Nov 2017, 17:11

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Postby Neige » 10 Nov 2017, 11:38

Python, beating Black Adder by a whisker.

the Conchords are great too, the Office makes me cringe, Father Ted is too short to compete.
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Postby bobzilla77 » 11 Nov 2017, 00:26

Dr. E. PLATE wrote:
Toby wrote:
The Modernist wrote:Not dumb necessarily, but I think it needs to be instinctive. Comedy that has been overly 'worked on' rarely tends to be funny, that's the main reason most sitcoms fail I think.


This is plain poppycock. There are no rules to this sort of thing.


No, I think G's right.

Of course there are exceptions, but as laughter is such a basic impulse, surely it makes sense that the best way to elicit it is through something spontaneous.



I would answer.... Then why is so much "improv comedy" so totally unwatchable?

I spent some time around comics when I first got to LA & I found it interesting that they talked to each other about who was a good "technical comic". Jerry Seinfeld was one they singled out as being a very good technical comic... like he was the Ritchie Blackmore of delivering jokes or something. There's a way of delivering a line to sound spontaneous and conversational that is actually the result of intense training, honing delivery like Blackmore honed his speed-fretting skills. And the ones who look spontaneous, who do a lot of stuff with the crowd, are the ones who have the training to go off-script like that.
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Re: funniest of these

Postby bobzilla77 » 11 Nov 2017, 00:31

The Modernist wrote:
Darryl Strawberry wrote:Is this funny?



Not for me it isn't, but then I wasn't in America in the late seventies and I probably don't get the cultural context of what he's doing. Not all humour travels.


I really like Andy Kaufman. It's hard to explain to someone who doesn't think it's funny, why I do.

There's a certain absurdity, an upending of expectations, in everything he does. You expect something to happen accoprding to the rules of showbiz, which we all understand. And then something else happens.
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Postby Butch Manly » 11 Nov 2017, 10:03

Is this funny?

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Postby Butch Manly » 11 Nov 2017, 10:07

Is this funny?

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Postby yomptepi » 11 Nov 2017, 12:21

hippopotamus wrote:Father Ted, Monty python and Blackadder clips made me laugh out loud.
I voted for Flashheart, because I started laughing before i even started the clip.


This.
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Re: funniest of these

Postby The Modernist » 11 Nov 2017, 12:31

Loved the two Big Train sketches.
Alexei Sayle made me chuckle lightly initially, but it felt overworked, which was always a problem with his comedy. Too forced.

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Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 05 May 2018, 09:18

The Modernist wrote:Loved the two Big Train sketches.
Alexei Sayle made me chuckle lightly initially, but it felt overworked, which was always a problem with his comedy. Too forced.


Indeed.
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Postby clive gash » 05 May 2018, 09:53

‘Lex at his most Python-esque

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Re: funniest of these

Postby Deebank » 05 May 2018, 17:12

I seem to remember that the last track on the OST album for Life of Brian was called 'It's not so bad once your up" :lol:

More blasphemous than anything on any Marilyn Manson record :lol:
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