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head like a fucking orange
the ricky gervais podcast wasn't funny. not in the slightest.
basic formula: talk about current issue. karl says something stupid. ricky laughs like a hyena while stephen merchant tries to make some smart-arsed point like a smart-arse. repeat to finish.
but they normally have more than one joke. ie karl's an idiot.
the podcasts bored me for the same reason as fishplums, they are repetive.
it's because of my size, isn't it?
you're just like those kids in school, pigfoot.
it was as if he'd trained a monkey to pick out the most stupid thing to say out of a book of stupid things to say and then learnt the most idiotic laugh imaginable.
but the early radio shows, on which the podcasts were based, were great. Far less scripted, Karl comes across as less of a cariciature and you can tell he's actually much brighter than he's given credit for. There was less 'setting up' involved.
just a little naive. Some of the things he comes out with are actally pretty good ideas, but his wording is all wrong.
might not find it funny if you haven't seen the way it's developed. Karl used to be their producer on Xfm, getting asked occasional questions and everyone realised he was comedy genius. Even Ricky and Steve know it. They introduce Karl and he becomes part of the radio show. It's true that a lot of material is recycled on the podcasts, but it's just cause they're funny anecdotes. I do think it was funnier when Karl was being discovered and played a bit part rather than being just being the shaved monkey that gervais and merchant prod for stories... but how anyone could find it dull / predictable? I listen to them on the way to work and must have heard each one 20 times or more - I still can't stop listening to them.
Also, If you're not sure about Karl, watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQBlZIXu3Yg
But it cracks me up. Listening to the 2nd series at the moment, constantly look like a tit on the tube trying not to laugh.
Monkey News is bludey brilliant for christ sake.
because I'd heard most of the stories before.
Also, Marcus Brigstock? He is not funny.
Jack Dee is Rubbs. That heinous sit-com Lead Balloon and all the piss-weak stand up. He thinks he's a lot funnier than he is. Jusssmaaapinion.