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Started by chrispmartha, June 10, 2021, 07:08:32 AM
Quote from: Mr_Simnock on June 10, 2021, 02:15:14 PMIt's worse than that, it's like something from HS Art
Quote from: Barry Admin on June 10, 2021, 10:53:41 AMI've watched this probably three or four times now, having to rewind some bits to make sure the above post accurately captured what he was saying, and I just had the sudden realisation that there isn't a single joke in there. M
QuoteIt is this sentiment that has made stand-up Andrew Lawrence the butt of performers-bar jokes. Last year, Lawrence was savaged by his colleagues when he published a long and scathing Facebook comment that took aim at the 'liberal back-slapping' on TV panel shows: 'Aging, balding, fat men, ethnic comedians and women-posing-as-comedians, sit congratulating themselves on how enlightened they are about the fact that UKIP are ridiculous and pathetic.' He was quickly dismissed as 'bitter' and 'self-delusional' and more or less kicked out of the comedy fraternity.This year, in response, he's brought his new show, Uncensored, to the Fringe; it's his most uncompromising and politically charged yet. Pledging 'absolutely no concessions made to political correctness', he goes after the comedy establishment – reserving special bile for Stewart Lee – before taking on the burning issues that PC crusaders keep us from discussing, from immigration to Rochdale.The show is a little low on the gags, but that's not the point. It's like a public exorcism, a release of all the pent-up fury this right-wing comedian has had to keep a lid on during his years on the circuit. But there are those who seem unconvinced by Lawrence's tirade against the censoriousness of PC. Comics will point out that the fact that he's still performing Uncensored as planned proves that, for all his caterwauling, he can say what he wants. He may have lost some friends, but not his liberties.
Quote from: Utter Shit on June 11, 2021, 09:58:02 AMLawrence's career trajectory marks him out to me as a chancer who will happily take on whatever persona he thinks will make him a few bob.
Quote from: Wayman C. McCreery on June 11, 2021, 11:36:04 AMI must've mentioned this before, but I enjoyed his airbrushed-to-fuck posters for his 2013 Edinburgh fringe show when he was clearly trying to appeal to fans of your t-shirt comedians.People paying a tenner must've been disappointed when they turned up expecting a Russell Howard or a Russell Kane and got this weasel:
Quote from: Utter Shit on June 11, 2021, 09:58:02 AMLawrence's career trajectory marks him out to me as a chancer who will happily take on whatever persona he thinks will make him a few bob.He started off as an outsider doing weird poetry and stories that got him a bit of exposure. Then a few years later he ended up on Radio 4 doing pretty bland, safe Radio 4 comedy. That dried up and he leaned the other way into this anti-woke nonsense. He's a comedy grifter, basically.Also, the titles of his Radio 4 shows sum up his career quite nicely.What To Do If You're Not Like Everybody ElseHow Did We End Up Like This?ShipwreckedThere Is No Escape
Quote from: Utter Shit on June 11, 2021, 09:58:02 AMLawrence's career trajectory marks him out to me as a chancer who will happily take on whatever persona he thinks will make him a few bob.He started off as an outsider doing weird poetry and stories that got him a bit of exposure. Then a few years later he ended up on Radio 4 doing pretty bland, safe Radio 4 comedy. That dried up and he leaned the other way into this anti-woke nonsense. He's a comedy grifter, basically.
Quote from: An tSaoi on June 10, 2021, 01:50:11 PMI was trying to work out what's so odd about him. I think it's because he has red hair but brown eyes. I don't think I've ever seen that before.
Quote from: pcsjwgm on June 11, 2021, 03:24:31 AMMade me think of this piece from Spiked (obviously praising Lawrence) that I read a while ago, which made me laugh when I first read it.https://www.spiked-online.com/2015/08/21/the-biggest-threat-to-comedy-self-censorship/
Quote from: Utter Shit on June 11, 2021, 09:58:02 AMWhat To Do If You're Not Like Everybody ElseHow Did We End Up Like This?ShipwreckedThere Is No Escape
Quote from: Barry Admin on June 11, 2021, 12:00:56 PMBrundle: Yeah I could see that, I just think it's dumb as hell to blame lefties when they have such little power and influence, but the right never admits that. Just being on Twitter and Facebook ends up making a lot of people waaaaay more polarised in their attitudes and opinions, too. Lol, good old Spiked. To be fair, I tried watching his new clip where he does Joe Boden, and there were actually jokes in it, but they were all of the "oooh I'm senile and forget words" variety. Hit bits just seem like the longest two minutes in the world. Partly I think the material is at fault, but I may also have to keep away from that bloody YouTube "Shorts" tiktok thing. Watching millions of short clips of lions, tigers and Sheena Malwani laughing at her husband isn't doing my dire attention span and hyperactivity much good, I feel.
Quote from: sevendaughters on June 11, 2021, 01:47:17 PMthere's a lot of threads about right wing bogeymen in our midst these days and you can usually find people clinging on to the old days or the fact that some of it is still good/"apolitical" or that yeah it is unacceptable but there's good bits but NEVER in Andrew Lawrence threads, everyone seems to agree that he is shit and was never really good enough to merit any kind of saving from ignominy.
Quote from: Barry Admin on June 11, 2021, 12:00:56 PMlions, tigers and Sheena Malwani laughing at her husband
Quote from: peanutbutter on June 12, 2021, 01:10:51 AMI think some people liked the weirdness of his stuff way back when, I remember giving him a few tries and not getting it at all. Having a quick trawl through the internet for old shows and I'm seeing a LOT of 3 star reviews.
Quote from: chrispmartha on June 11, 2021, 08:50:57 AMWhat did he say about Stewart Lee?
Quote from: Smeraldina Rima on June 12, 2021, 12:10:46 PMMilk Run was one of the things he did that people liked (me included). It's on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDSagYgc84c
Quote from: Phoenix Lazarus on June 13, 2021, 01:30:35 PMHe's just posted this on YouTube.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6CRdiduCs8
Quote from: BlodwynPig on June 13, 2021, 01:41:29 PMMonkey Dust meets Jam? but a bit too try-hard.
Quote from: bomb_dog on June 13, 2021, 01:38:36 PMI feel somewhat happier knowing I won't click this and get myself wound up by whatever he's trying to monetise unjustified anger about in this one.
Quote from: BlodwynPig on June 13, 2021, 01:44:09 PMLovely selection of RACIST CUNTS in the comments.
Quote from: peanutbutter on June 13, 2021, 08:13:15 PM Would've probably been a much healthier life to never have had the notion that being a comedian could be a valid career choice.
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