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Started by Ferris, May 24, 2022, 08:10:09 PM
Quote from: Poobum on May 24, 2022, 08:26:14 PMClassic ScrapesRandom little stories that are up there with Bob Mortimer in delightful surrealness.
Quote from: thelittlemango on May 25, 2022, 08:57:27 AMNo, not fair at all, that rant is quite atypical to the rest of the show, which is more personal rather than outward looking and generally really funny.
Quote from: phantom_power on May 25, 2022, 07:34:36 AMNo, Acaster admits himself when a show goes a bit wrong he has a meltdown and starts berating the audience. Stand-up is a catharsis for him so when it doesn't work he takes it really personally and doesn't handle it well
Quote from: The Mollusk on May 25, 2022, 12:27:20 PMNo offence guys but if you make assumptions about a stand-up comedian based on isolated clips taken out of context and slapped on YouTube you might as well watch a 3 second clip of a football being kicked and say "what a shit match". Really bizarre that this mentality still exists here. I've got the attention span of a fucking puppy with a firework up its arse and even I know this.
Quote from: madhair60 on May 25, 2022, 12:46:08 PMthe widely spread clip of "brave little cis boy" gives the impression of a comedian who gets laughs by saying things people agree with. what he's saying in that clip, while a genuinely welcome destruction of transphobic comics, is not funny at all but still getting huge laughs. I think it's entirely fair and reasonable to watch clips of comedians and come to conclusions based on them, it's what everybody does in deciding if something's for them.
Quote from: The Mollusk on May 25, 2022, 01:30:51 PMI dunno, would you say the same about Stewart Lee? If I saw any clips of his work out of context before seeing his shows I doubt I'd get much out of them at all, but in the broader context of his routines they're brilliant. Sports players suddenly hit a stride halfway through a game and surprise everyone, songs are placed strategically on tracklists to create an overall experience. YouTube videos however are thumbnailed with extreme freeze frames and enormous captions like ACASTER SLAMMING THE TERFS!!! That sort of crap is designed to whittle people down into knuckle dragging bait clickers who digest media in convenient little chunks. We as a forum are better than that.Anyway with Acaster it's pretty widely acknowledged on here that he's a very smart and creative comedian so the collective opinion is absolutely worth giving his work your full attention. If you don't like the special then please do check out the first of the four Repertoire sets, as those shows are less riled up and more whimsical yarn spinning, they're brilliantly constructed pieces of work.Not having a go at you specifically in the above btw, just making a wider point and singling your post out as an example in this particular instance. You KNOB.
Quote from: madhair60 on May 25, 2022, 03:11:22 PMI'll watch those and Cold Lasagne. I don't mean to be ignorant, just reflecting my aversion to "hype" I suppose. I've got that thing where when people say something is good I am willed to find fault with it
Quote from: neov1974 on May 26, 2022, 03:50:42 PMI watched the first Repertoire after reading some of this thread and figuring to give it a go.While I enjoyed the considerable skill and craft of how he'd put together his work, it just didn't make me laugh very much, literally just a couple of chuckles. Am I just a miserable old sod or does anyone else catch my drift?
Quote from: Purple Toupee on May 26, 2022, 05:57:02 PMThe second part of Repertoire is by far the best in my opinion, could be worth sticking with it.
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