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New series tonight.
I can't believe there hasn't already been a thread but I canne find one
it is a bit late/ i haven't seen it advertised at all
tried to get tickets for the filming again but failed
That's actually what it says in the precis.
There are some interviews between him and Armando Ianucci on BBC / iplayer regarding the last series. Pretty funny if you're a fan of those two. Which you should be.
they were among the best bits!
Definite some strong stuff on there.
how's this one looking? Gonna be watching on iplayer later..
I wanted to make the thread. :(
Budget's clearly been cut quite a bit. Not that that's really that important here.
This is actually a pretty great idea.
were two of my favourite bits.
unsure about the end sketch, but overall good
always an enjoyable & interesting watch, even if i don't find myself laughing out loud that much.
disclaimer: a) i'm not naturally that much of a laugher. b) i do like stewart lee a lot (without wishing to sound incredibly indie) especially live, but not *entirely* convinced how well it translates to a tv setting because surely a lot of what's funny about it (long silences etc., repetitions are to do w/ the room and the presence of an audience, it's almost the way they are manipulated/awkward tensions in the room you are laughing at, rather than the 'jokes' themselves but then maybe that just comes back to point a) i'm not naturally that much of a laugher (call-back, huh?) time will tell.
also Kevin Eldon on the red button was pretty amusing.
also i had a barbecue today and i mentioned elsewhere i don't like barbecues. that probably didn't help. got to get into the comedy-zone beforehand, huh?
WAIT. i don't agree with any of this. i will iplayer it tomorrow.
A good point.
I didn't laugh out loud once, but I did enjoy it and it feels more stimulating than your average stand up show.
but lee always manages to extract exactly one belly laugh from me per episode.
tonight it was the anticipation of him saying the word 'crips' and explaining his grandad's mix-up.
anyway...i enjoyed it. you can always pick holes, but the bottom line is stewart lee is a brilliant man being brilliant on the telly where there is often lots of things that are not brilliant. this, in turn, is probably a brilliant thing.
yes i agree.
was his exasperation at the Worcester regiment getting a laugh for a joke he wasn't even making.
I really enjoyed this one. Thought it was better than most of the last series.
yes. thing is i remember laughing at it a lot in the past for whole episodes in the first series. i guess while it's easy to do what Stew wants and watch it from the beginning to the end concentrating all the way thru, i do find it hard to get in a laughing mood for a tv show (and i worry about fair usage limits, so i don't like using iplayer), in a way i don't usually when i've gone to a evening of stand-up, been thinking about it since i left the house, maybe gone w/ friends and maybe had a few drinks beforehand. so as far as those^ were criticisms of the tv format they might just me trying to rationalise my overly-cerebral, and kind of zoned-out nature to explain why i didn't necessarily laugh at something that i thought should be quite funny. so yeh...idk
I'm glad they're making more of the red button bits from the last series. They were great.
Also, his book is ace. Night.
"All the different types of crisps......" bit before
Was it a call back to his last series? If not it was probably from one of the shows i saw him in at the fringe last year idk
as he's been testing material for the show, and it also gives him an opportunity to use things from his stand-up that a wider telly audience might not have seen....eg, that line about crisps being good value by giving you your daily intake of saturated fat, taken from forty whatever best stand-up when he talks about living on crisps.
His last show was work in progress for the series.
What was also mint was how he ran off the stage to Mission of Burma at the end.
Anyway where the hell was the advertising for this? I am a fan of his and watch TV and I had no idea it was on at all. Dude needs to get twitter.
The Actor Kevin Eldon is awesome too looking forward to that bit.
he's been roadtesting material since the Fringe (so you'll have no doubt seen some of it), and he's claimed in an interview or two he's taking his 'trademark' things that he got criticised for (repetition, pauses etc) to a new level, mainly to demonstrate to people that it's actually deliberate and not just him making mistakes.
At times he's breathtakingly good but too often his routine can be read as him saying: "I'm better than most people, and these are the reasons why".
I'd hate to go for a pint with him.
if you watch him in interviews he's usually much more easy going
than I've laughed at anything since I first sat down with the Arrested Development box set. And before that, Time Trumpet. In essence, that's a good thing.
He took the 'no jokes' insult really personally, didn't he?
I can't get the Kevin Eldon stuff though, does anyone have a helpful link? :)
it makes me happy in a weird way
Although the brandy helped.
the paddy mcguinness stuff was hilarious
Was hoping for a return of the 'massive prawns' bit but it was not to be.
"If you prefer a milder comedian" maybe..
to something Richard Herring's done in his last few shows - with the whole meta-fake character thing. Also quite similar to the "Jesus is the answer" routine from last series.
I like end sketch but the Iannucci interludes help SO much.
I enjoyed it, but the whole ''I've got four jokes tonight. There's one. Thjat's the second'' got a bit tedious.
Stop going on about jokes you twat, as Sadpunk would say.
This series is so much better it's insane. I liked parts of series 1 but the sketches kinda ruined the pace of it. It's now spot on.
Even if you didn't rate the first series I'd say check it out...
which is of course, the C-word.
My girlfriend watched it with me and kept saying 'I know he's joking, but THIS is exactly why I'm a bit scared of moving outside of Zone 5'.