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Saw him tonight. Fucking ace. Hilarious and thought provoking....discuss.
I preferred his earlier work, etc...
saw him the other day
first time i've seen him do "stand up" as opposed to "story telling" but considering he sits down at a desk playing a sampler for most of the show i don't know if you could call it stand up.
lots of reviews etc of his seem only able to discuss him in terms of literary figures or as a major contemporary figure in moral philosophy. idk, i think some of it is pretty trite and philosophically weak but he is still an amazing performer. the reason he is a great comedian is the way he presents this stuff, every sentence is either phrased in a comedic way or is the set up for a punchline. the way joke after joke falls is what takes him above your standard club comedian.
if i was to be picky, i would say there is no real intro to the piece - if it was a soundcloud file, it would be a rectangle - which makes it a bit hard to get really into at the start.
i'm going to come to deerhoof just to egg you for that
bought ice creams for the entire audience once (50 people)
it was a bit shit, per, but there was quite a funny stand-up on it called Liam Williams. Not really deserving of its own thread, but he was genuinely good, but probaby not indie enough for you plebs.
I dont really have a sense of humour as such but I've always enjoyed his shows.
but the recordings (now on his Bandcamp) are great.
but immediately afterwards I was just thinking about how life was possibly meaningless. That passed though and then I remembered the funny bits again. While I was watching it he was consistently hilarious and the show was so dense. There was loads to think about. It's the kind of thing you'd have to watch him do about three times before you'd get it all
The show itself was top notch. They showed a video beforehand of Kitson's achievements and it really made me a convert to the Kitson cause. The tributes to his sampler seemed genuine and he almost had to stifle a tear when talking about the density of his show, but he did it in such a way where it didn't seem contrived.