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'screenwipe' or something. never seen this before. any good?
His TV column in the guardian is always good for a chuckle. He himself is a bit of a prick however, ironically straying close to the Nathan Barley side of the media world.
of jonathan king capering around, pretending to be in prison. which is alright with me. does seem a bit chuffed with himself though.
if not, he probably should be.
the clip was from before he was caught, when he had a US tv show.
but his written stuff is much better. He comes of as a bit of a twat on the tv.
Maybe that's the point. Who knows!
he's obviously putting on a sort of act thing for the TV show (he was on the post-24 program a lot and just chatted normally), which perhaps isn't as funny as it should be sometimes, but the program is pretty entertaining.
I do think the column is much much better though, he's near approached Hunter S Thompson levels of bile-speqing genius at times. On tv it's just like a sort of angry version of Harry Hill's TV Burp (which is actually fucking great)
which works better than you could possibly imagine.
please don't say that.
a white Lawrence Fishburn (a point which he erm, pointed out on Screen Wipe actually, but I thought it first!)
he's our generation's lester bangs! or something that the NME would say! alright, no, but I admire his hypocrisy in the same way as angus deayton's brothel shenanigans, how can he objectively comment on television when he himself is on it? perhaps he'll slag his own show off in a mostmodern twist? I personally love his asshole tv persona and I think he's very aware of it, hence during the credits last night the last scene is of his staff kicking the shit out of him...
POST modern twist, beeyatches
but you come out of it hoping you never meet him.
whoever said "the leftwing jeremy clarkson" was right.