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Started by Mobius, November 23, 2021, 09:19:11 PM
Quote from: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on November 24, 2021, 02:23:24 PMOn a more positive note: James Acaster didn't make a good impression when I first saw him on some panel show. I was convinced to check out his standup though and liked that a whole lot more.
Quote from: BeardFaceMan on November 24, 2021, 01:26:44 PMThat's the thing that always gets overlooked with Hicks, his material about his goober dad, getting stuck at traffic lights, moths liking light bulbs etc, he was a lot more than the preacher man he's usually tiresomely portrayed as.
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on November 24, 2021, 02:38:48 PMI saw Acaster by chance in 2013 when I went to see a Tony Law Edinburgh preview and he was doing one as well, and I walked away thinking he was fine but nothing special, and Law had been on such top form that night that he paled in comparison. Whereas now I struggle with Law, but think Acaster is one of the best in the country and Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 really blew me away.
Quote from: Rolf Lundgren on November 24, 2021, 01:30:10 PMI've definitely been won over by seeing comedians I've never particularly rated by TV appearances (Phill Jupitus, Bill Bailey, Nish Kumar) but been impressed with live. It's a reminder that they must have some talent to get to the position they got to.
Quote from: TheGingerAlien on November 24, 2021, 02:15:33 PMYou never hear much about Doug Stanhope these days... did he get 'cancelled' for saying something appalling or perhaps his liver packed in or something? Seem to remember thinking he was great years ago but I suspect the material hasn't aged that well (as per observations about Hicks above etc.)
Quote from: Yussef Dent on November 24, 2021, 03:17:57 PMHasn't he had a bit of a change in his politics in being a bit more outwardly to the left? I seem to recall when he last toured over here somehow he'd ended up with EDL types at his gigs. I don't know why exactly and it's even more baffling when probably his most famous piece of comedy is a takedown of nationalism, but he was very adamant on social media that these people were not at all welcome at his shows.
Quote from: Stone Cold Steve Austin on November 24, 2021, 03:05:47 PMIf this was at the Invisible Dot then I was also at that gig and you've echoed my thoughts exactly.
Quote from: Ray Travez on November 25, 2021, 12:53:24 PMThe most dramatic one for me was Gervais, with his twitter m*ng bullshit. Won't watch anything by him now.
Quote from: Noodle Lizard on November 24, 2021, 12:47:58 AMA fair few of those similar "shock comics" from the late 00s/early 10s have made a similar kind of transition (perhaps not quite as brazenly as Boyle has). Sarah Silverman, Amy Schumer and Anthony Jeselnik are all "woke" comics now, even though they made their names doing similarly mean material.
Quote from: Wayman C. McCreery on November 25, 2021, 10:43:58 PMThere are plenty of comedians I haven't liked on TV who I've later seen deliver brilliant 10 or 20 minute sets in comedy clubs. You won't believe me, but Josh Widdicombe is the best example of that. Ed Byrne too.The other way round? Alun Cochrane can fuck off swapping his dry observational stuff for anti-Muslim and anti-trans material.
Quote from: timbis on November 26, 2021, 04:31:40 AM;Alun Cochrane has always been awful. The Frank Skinner podcast was my favourite thing in the world until he appeared on it. Absolutely ruined it for me.
Quote from: Crenners on November 24, 2021, 04:31:29 AMChris Morris used to be breathtakingly funny and challenging. Now he makes well-meaning, slightly naff, forgettable TV movie farce which stinks of research. He's wasting his career.
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