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Weird Idiosyncracies of Comedians?
« on: August 10, 2019, 05:12:30 PM »
For example, IF a comic who won't go on stage until they have their non-brown M&Ms

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Re: Weird Idiosyncracies of Comedians?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2019, 08:05:00 PM »
Louis CK.

I may as well be the first to bring him up. Carry on.

Re: Weird Idiosyncracies of Comedians?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2019, 08:17:06 PM »
Can't think of any individuals this applies to, but I would be very surprised if at least one in ten comedians don't have some form of OCD.

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Re: Weird Idiosyncracies of Comedians?
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2019, 08:59:11 PM »
Can't think of any individuals this applies to, but I would be very surprised if at least one in ten comedians don't have some form of OCD.
Why?

Re: Weird Idiosyncracies of Comedians?
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2019, 09:15:28 PM »
Vince Champ

Re: Weird Idiosyncracies of Comedians?
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2019, 09:34:19 PM »
Why?

Seems to fit the personality type quite well. Just a hunch, mind you; could be wrong.

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Re: Weird Idiosyncracies of Comedians?
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2019, 09:40:01 PM »
Vince Champ

Worst gimmick a comic ever had.

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Re: Weird Idiosyncracies of Comedians?
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2019, 09:54:08 PM »
Seems to fit the personality type quite well. Just a hunch, mind you; could be wrong.
I could also be wrong, but OCD is a really serious mental health condition which has very overt symptoms, such as frequent obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours, but I don't think that means it should be common to comedians.

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Washers are afraid of contamination. They usually have cleaning or hand-washing compulsions.
Checkers repeatedly check things (oven turned off, door locked, etc.) that they associate with harm or danger.
Doubters and sinners are afraid that if everything isn’t perfect or done just right something terrible will happen, or they will be punished.
Counters and arrangers are obsessed with order and symmetry. They may have superstitions about certain numbers, colors, or arrangements.
Hoarders fear that something bad will happen if they throw anything away. They compulsively hoard things that they don’t need or use. They may also suffer from other disorders, such as depression, PTSD, compulsive buying, kleptomania, ADHD, skin picking, or tic disorders.
That's not an exhaustive list, but common types of OCD.

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Re: Weird Idiosyncracies of Comedians?
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2019, 10:07:31 PM »
Can't think of any individuals this applies to, but I would be very surprised if at least one in ten comedians don't have some form of OCD.

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Re: Weird Idiosyncracies of Comedians?
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2019, 10:12:55 PM »
Barry Dodds too.

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Re: Weird Idiosyncracies of Comedians?
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2019, 10:56:13 PM »
And I'm not saying there are no comedians with OCD, but 10%?

Re: Weird Idiosyncracies of Comedians?
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2019, 11:04:18 PM »
Yeah, probably way too high an estimate. Likely not even a statement worth making in the first place. But whate'er.

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Re: Weird Idiosyncracies of Comedians?
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2019, 01:19:27 AM »
Lee Evans requires a tire swing and a bunch of bananas backstage, as well as all staff to sign a liability waiver in case he wants to throw his own shit at them.

Just kidding about that last part, that's actually the waiver you sign if you buy tickets to one of his shows.

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Re: Weird Idiosyncracies of Comedians?
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2019, 02:24:10 AM »
Yeah, probably way too high an estimate. Likely not even a statement worth making in the first place. But whate'er.
Well, this press release from Oxford about comedy and psychosis was doing the rounds a few years ago.
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jan/16/successful-comedians-display-symptoms-psychosis-study-says

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Re: Weird Idiosyncracies of Comedians?
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2019, 02:51:29 AM »
Bob Mortimer has arthritis but I'm not sure that counts

Re: Weird Idiosyncracies of Comedians?
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2019, 02:59:09 AM »
Ross Noble is allegedly a notorious tight arse, constantly begging other (often much lesser-paid) comedians for food, drink, transport and accommodation but never returning the favour.

Re: Weird Idiosyncracies of Comedians?
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2019, 12:46:19 PM »
Ross Noble is allegedly a notorious tight arse, constantly begging other (often much lesser-paid) comedians for food, drink, transport and accommodation but never returning the favour.
You wot?

Re: Weird Idiosyncracies of Comedians?
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2019, 03:27:01 AM »
Ross Noble is allegedly a notorious tight arse, constantly begging other (often much lesser-paid) comedians for food, drink, transport and accommodation but never returning the favour.

That’s just being a Geordie, to be fair.

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Re: Weird Idiosyncracies of Comedians?
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2019, 09:17:09 AM »
Drink, drugs, casual sex.

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Re: Weird Idiosyncracies of Comedians?
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2019, 02:45:19 PM »
Drink, drugs, casual sex.

Wrong place for your shopping list, mate.