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Isn't he? Yes, he is.
is this generation's The Importance of Being Earnest.
Is this generation's Scriblerus Club.
That bit was a lie.
Quite like the guy, but shades of average and all that...
it's Stephen Fry. He's, like, the cleverest person ever. So clever!
So I found out this weekend that everyon hates Jimmy Carr? Is this true?
I'm not having that.
Frankie Boyle is an embarrassing human being.
my girlfriend's boss went to uni with him
there are stories
He has certainly impressed me on occasion with his principles, his open letter to the BBC was fairly powerful.
Seeing as neither of them are that funny, and both pick on week targets, my vote goes to Boyle on this basis alone.
not that it's a vote, like.
I like it.
bloody love me some proof.
So I'm just hoing to let you know that I'm ignoring you.
I heard a brilliant interview where he described how miserable he was before he started working in comedy, and the interviewer said, 'Oh, so you were depressed?', and he said, 'No, I was sad, because there were a lot of things in my life making me unhappy. When I realised that and started trying to change those things, I felt better'. Which I quite admire.
I love that shit.
Also, the fact that you ' feel you should like him because he is an alumnus of my college' but can't muster any opinion changing oomph from the much broader, and more significant context of his life, is a little odd.
P.s. as an aside, I hate that 'my college' nonsense. The educational establishment you pay to attend for about 18 months out of your entire lifetime? - dear me.
Not really about you, just a wider gripe.
I'm going to end up being mean to you if I stay in this thread, so I'll do us both a favour and leave.
i like it when he winds up halfwits ^
and he seems it in the interviews I’ve seen of him, to be fair.
There was an interview with Jo Brand last week that did kind of echo my thoughts though when she said that as much as she liked him as a friend, and as much as she admired his ability to craft a joke, she’s always a bit disappointed by the objects of his material.
I don't remember, but I think this is when I fell in love with him.
The book he wrote about jokes with Lucy Greeves (The Naked Jape) is excellent, though.
He's pretty smart, and he has an interesting background.
I think Frankie Boyle can be quite funny on occasion too.
Like a play on My Chemical Romance?
Actually I still find his face horribly disturbing.
But I don't have anything against him.
Or that ventriloquist’s puppet that Harry Hill cast as the head of Channel 4.
Clever, funny, awkward. National treasure.
No mainstream comedian can be worthy of our praise.
and This Generation's Great Wit.
that Would I lie to you? has been the best show on telly for about the past 2 years. This series has had me in fits.
The one with The guy from the apprentice the other week. Christ, I fully lost my shit.
but I think I'm going to pretend to be too indie for it.
The other day I dound myself chuckling along at Lee thingys well good show. I'm going to hell aren't I?
i wish that rubbish guy wasn't on it tho - the regular who is not mitchell
now he IS crap
but not on this.
that David Mitchell is one of the funniest men alive, yes. Love the guy.
and it is actually a bit of a waste because I saw him putting down a heckle once, and he was really quick and it was an excellant put down.....its just when he tries to come up with his own material.....he has weak weak targets
until his appearances on QI. He never really makes me laugh, he seems to always be interrupting people or looking at the other panel like he hates them when they something funnier than him and just massively try hard. I like him but not on panel shows. Same with a lot of people though, Charlie Brooker is crap on panels too
I don't trust people who look like sharks
Have a word with yourself.
sort of looks like a barn owl.