Ah! Chris Addison! Yes, he plays straight man to 'Xander (Armstrong not Orlov) in the Direct Line ads. Actually, I find him quite funny. Chacun has the gout. On the other hand, I do agree with you about Miranda!
Scientists identify the gene which makes women find Miranda funny.
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Sarah Silverman is brilliant. Jewish plus very female humour with edge: "I was raped by my doctor. Such a bittersweet experience"
Women comedians - some good, some bad - can anyone stand that Gina Yashere?
Miranda - 1st series fine - after that, v predictable
Mrs Browns Boys - possibly the most painful TV viewing ever. And I've only seen a couple of 5 minute blocks of it - couldn't manage any more.
Gina Yashere. Just the mention of her name winds me up. I've seen her do stand up once, seems to be of the opinion that the louder you say something the funnier it is. To be fair, I don't think she was as awful as I was expecting. That's the benefit of low expectations.
Does she mostly just exist to appear on those "50 top moments in reality TV where somebody said something that sounded a bit like a rude word but wasn't actually a rude word" shows?
Who is responsible for getting the guests on those things? And why don't they just pick homeless people off the street to do it instead? They'd probably be more insightful, and cheaper.
Chris Addison - he seems very sanctimonious doesn't he? Then, the minute the previously evil corrupt bankers offer him a vast pile of cash (Direct Line is owned by one of the banks we all had to bail out) he's happy to promote their insurance spin off.
Same with Alan Davies.
Stoning's too good for them.
In comparison, Miranda's crime (not maintaining the momentum of a successful series) is pretty minor.
I like Armstrong and Miller, but hate the advertising Armstrong does. I guess that all but the best comedians have a short ‘shelf-life’ and feel the need to rake in the readies before the public move on to ‘this year’s big-thing.’ It can be years before the media ‘rediscover’ comedians (where are Hale & Pace these days?) and in the interim, it’s panto and rep.
As for Gina Yashere - promoted by lefty luvvies as a ‘right-on’ comedian, but completely unfunny.
Talking of sell-outs - Ben Elton anyone?
(where are Hale & Pace these days?)
Hale is giving blowjobs to sailors, Pace is living in a park. A salutary lesson for us all... that fame is fleeting...
Gina Yashere... er did she mention she's Nigerian. Cos that's funny...
Omid Djalili has been known to mention he's Iranian but he also happens to be brilliantly funny. I couldn't stand John Bishop to begin with cos he was being 'the comedy scouser'. Now he's just being a comedian he's fantastic.
Shappi Khorsandi also seems to have made a career in comedy out of being a woman, Iranian and quite pretty, as opposed to, er, in any way funny.
Sarah Silverman though, utterly brilliant. Not claiming psychic powers, but I saw her as a struggling newcomer in New York in 1990 and thought she would go far.
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