"At Christmas I no more desire a rose Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled mirth; But like of each thing that in season grows."
Started by Cursus, July 23, 2020, 09:33:21 PM
Quote from: olliebean on December 23, 2020, 05:44:42 PMPresumably it's "most watched in the world" not of all time, but just in the particular period when a lot of people were watching it. Most watched of that year, perhaps. (Or maybe even just most watched on Netflix.)
Quote from: paruses on December 23, 2020, 09:08:53 AMPeople conveniently forget that loads of shit things are popular when it suits them
Quote from: QDRPHNC on December 28, 2020, 01:16:00 PMCould be something to do with the fact that the foundations of the character were already in place, whereas Gervais coming up with his own from scratch leads us to Derek.
Quote from: mr. logic on December 28, 2020, 01:57:58 PMI honestly thought the Brent film was shockingly awful. After Life was possibly better, maybe.
Quote from: Phoenix Lazarus on December 28, 2020, 02:01:54 PMI think Gervais should do a new series of Derek where the title character undergoes some procedure that makes him intelligent.
Quote from: Bernice on December 28, 2020, 02:35:47 PMflowres for derke
Quote from: Junket Pumper on December 28, 2020, 10:45:22 PMI can't stand Gervais or his stand-up so I haven't seen the routine referenced, and I wouldn't be surprised if it was lazy and transphobic, but is Frankie 'why do people with Downs Syndrome all dress the same' Boyle really in a position to attack other comedians for lazy bigotry?
Quote from: Menu on December 29, 2020, 12:26:20 AMYou either accept - as Gervais does and as I thought Boyle did - that you can make jokes about EVERYTHING or you don't.
Quote from: Menu on December 29, 2020, 12:26:20 AMYes, I can't see how Boyle could possibly justify this if it was put to him. You either accept - as Gervais does and as I thought Boyle did - that you can make jokes about EVERYTHING or you don't. You can't pick and choose, and you certainly can't start moralising about other comedians' decisions. Apparently this was on Louis Theroux's podcast. I wonder if Louis put this obvious point to him. It's disappointing because I fund Frankie Boyle funny. I'd find him less funny if there was some sort of dreary moralising hypocrite under the surface.
Quote from: madhair60 on December 29, 2020, 12:30:24 AMEh? Hang on, eh, mate? Hang on. Making jokes about some things, but not others - there's a massive spectrum there. For example, you can make jokes about say, nine things, but say there's a couple of things that are just a bit hmm, dunno. Or what if the jokes are bad, like all of Ricky's? What then?Slippery slope, this making jokes about everything lark. Should we all not just agree that you probably shouldn't make jokes about everything? That seems the most reasonable way forward.
Quote from: Bronzy on December 29, 2020, 12:32:23 AM
Quote from: Twonty Gostelow on December 28, 2020, 11:36:33 PMWhich Sun-columnist Boyle defended by saying he wrote the joke with a friend who has brittle bone disease - yes, really.Let's not forget 'Why are they called Sunshine Variety coaches when all the kids on them look the fucking same?' That one was Jimmy Carr, the tax-shy automaton who socialises with Princess Beatrice and went on holiday with her to the Caribbean.Too many left-wing comedians, yeah.
Quote from: neardark on December 29, 2020, 11:07:05 AMThe amount of people on Twitter leaping to Ricky's defence is staggering. Comments like this:https://twitter.com/DreyfusJames/status/1343634363892817920?s=19 Feels like he's brainwashed half his followers into blind, cult-like worship
Quote from: checkoutgirl on December 29, 2020, 11:35:00 AM5 minutes on James Dreyfus's Twitter is a headspin. Seems to be on it a lot.
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