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HMGovt
31-08-2012, 09:22 PM
"Apparently the Saudi Arabian Paralympic team is mainly thieves"

"Sadly our Paralympian in the high jump isn’t expected to match his personal best. But I hear it doesn’t count as it was ‘Taliban assisted’."

Gnuff gnashing and wailing over that, but I think he's a funny cunt.

Mr. Tea
01-09-2012, 07:50 AM
I like the one where he takes the piss out of spastics.

HMGovt
01-09-2012, 09:01 AM
I like the one where he takes the piss out of spastics.

Link? Tweet?

you
01-09-2012, 10:11 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft2TXXuQrTo

Corpsey
01-09-2012, 10:37 AM
I did like the one about guide dogs being hung in the blind high-jump.

bassbeyondreason
01-09-2012, 10:39 AM
Jerry Sadowitz minus the genuine nihilism.

Mr. Tea
01-09-2012, 10:59 AM
Link? Tweet?

Was joking, I meant any/all of them.

I love distasteful humour as much as the next person but from what I've seen of Boyle he's cut from much the same cloth as that odious cunt Gervais. And he started out on Mock The Week, which is about as funny as a kick in the bollocks.

blacktulip
01-09-2012, 11:03 AM
Could give a shit about this guy but I read in The Guardian that his favourite book is 'The Book of the New Sun' by Gene Wolfe, which is also my favourite book.

HMGovt
01-09-2012, 11:21 AM
Was joking, I meant any/all of them.

I love distasteful humour as much as the next person but from what I've seen of Boyle he's cut from much the same cloth as that odious cunt Gervais. And he started out on Mock The Week, which is about as funny as a kick in the bollocks.

Andy Parsons. Andy fucking Parsons. He's the musketeery one Stewart Lee mentions above.

Corpsey
01-09-2012, 12:00 PM
Jerry Sadowitz minus the genuine nihilism.

/racism

Corpsey
01-09-2012, 12:02 PM
Mind you, I suppose the reason Frankie Boyle doesn't make paki jokes is that he's the toothless commercialised version of Sadowitz who isn't really willing to go all the way.

Corpsey
01-09-2012, 12:03 PM
Boyle is a bit of a twat, though. The funniest from 'Mock The Week' by a country mile but that's really not saying much.

Russell Howard is the pits.

hucks
01-09-2012, 12:19 PM
He's funnier than Stewart Lee, tho. The point he makes in that youtube clip is a good one, but fuck me, 7 minutes. I went to see him a couple of years ago and it was basically paying to watch someone perform comedy criticism really, really slowly

Mr. Tea
01-09-2012, 12:28 PM
Yeah, nuanced satire can't really cut it against gags about cripples and retards I suppose.

HMGovt
01-09-2012, 12:32 PM
Yeah, nuanced satire can't really cut it against gags about cripples and retards I suppose.

If it gets a laugh, it's funny.
If it gets mumbled hur-hurrhing and a golf clap, it's nuanced satire?

blacktulip
01-09-2012, 12:46 PM
Also people who find this Lee guy funny have a completely distinct sense of humour from my own.

blacktulip
01-09-2012, 12:50 PM
Not judging. Just saying.

Damien
01-09-2012, 12:56 PM
I find Stewart Lee so amazingly boring and unfunny a lot of the time

Mr. Tea
01-09-2012, 01:12 PM
If it gets a laugh, it's funny.
If it gets mumbled hur-hurrhing and a golf clap, it's nuanced satire?

Stuart Lee makes me laugh. As do Chris Morris and Jonathon Meades. It's possible to be both intelligent and funny.

HMGovt
01-09-2012, 01:19 PM
Stuart Lee makes me laugh. As do Chris Morris and Jonathon Meades. It's possible to be both intelligent and funny.

You see, I like the News Quiz on Radio 4. Sandy Toksvig and Jeremy Hardy, funny and intelligent, but snappy too. It's possible to be both intelligently funny and quick.

hucks
01-09-2012, 01:33 PM
Stuart Lee makes me laugh. As do Chris Morris and Jonathon Meades. It's possible to be both intelligent and funny.

Well done you! Of course it's possible, Jesus. I just wouldn't hold Stewart Lee up as an example of funny, clever or otherwise.

Corpsey
01-09-2012, 01:33 PM
But being snappy isn't the point of Stewart Lee's comedy. It's the opposite - the rhythm of the way he delivers jokes is important. I can see why people dislike Stewart Lee and even I as a fan find that his his alienate-the-audience (especially as he's basically preaching to the choir nowadays) schtick can be authentically boring.

Mr. Tea
01-09-2012, 01:37 PM
You see, I like the News Quiz on Radio 4. Sandy Toksvig and Jeremy Hardy, funny and intelligent, but snappy too. It's possible to be both intelligently funny and quick.

Oh for sure, I like the News Quiz. I like HIGNFY and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. I just don't have a problem with a delivery style that isn't based on the gag-laugh-gag-laugh formula of audience interaction. I like raconteurs and soliloquisers.

Mr. Tea
01-09-2012, 01:52 PM
Well done you! Of course it's possible, Jesus. I just wouldn't hold Stewart Lee up as an example of funny, clever or otherwise.

OK, fine, but it sounded like you were implying that Lee isn't funny because he doesn't have a quick-fire delivery, or that this is a prerequisite for being funny.

hucks
01-09-2012, 02:19 PM
OK, fine, but it sounded like you were implying that Lee isn't funny because he doesn't have a quick-fire delivery, or that this is a prerequisite for being funny.

Ha, I'm not entirely sure that's not what I'm saying, at least in this specific instance. His form and function are so wrapped up together that the fact it is slow and repetitive is supposed to be funny in itself and I don't find it so and think he shouldn't forget to put in some jokes. So, he is slow and unfunny and I think one of the reasons he is unfunny is because he is slow. But in general, no, that's not the case.

Damien
01-09-2012, 03:16 PM
it's like he is aware how slow and boring he is being and deliberately stretches it out ad infinitum with little payback in return, repeating the same lines over and over again as if you didn't understand how important it was the first time, even though it wasn't.

I don't know, I guess I'm just a troglodyte.

and I find the line of reasoning 'it's possible to be both intelligent and funny' to be a bit patronising. I find the likes of Frankie Boyle to be just as intelligent as Stewart Lee's stand up. Just because he doesn't keep pausing and smarmily repeating lines over and over again and taking 10 minutes to tell a single bit doesn't mean he is less intelligent, it's just a different style. It takes a large amount of intelligence and wit to be able to come up with quick and insightful one liners. (Which Frankie Boyle is doing a lot of the time imo)

It's the same as the argument for why jump up/teh wobblez is not as 'good' as 'deep' slow ambient inspired post-garage. I don't buy it.

HMGovt
01-09-2012, 03:33 PM
It's the same as the argument for why jump up/teh wobblez is not as 'good' as 'deep' slow ambient inspired post-garage. I don't buy it.

What it is is people who base their entire existence on getting a few A* GCSE and a nice armful of A-Levels, maybe even a degree, who differentiate themselves as intellectuals and who walk among us as if we were swine.

e/y
01-09-2012, 03:56 PM
I used to listen to the News Quiz all the time 2-3 years ago, but now I find it incredibly cringe-worthy, perhaps Jeremy Hardy aside (also love the way he speaks).

The Gervais-Boyle comparison is a good one, I think.

blacktulip
01-09-2012, 04:20 PM
I totally walk among everyone as if they were swine. =)

Mr. Tea
01-09-2012, 04:26 PM
Maybe I'm judging FB's own stuff too harshly in light of Mock The Week, but I just have this idea of him as one of these self-consciously 'edgy' comedians whose main tactic for getting laughs is the shocked, oh-my-god-did-he-really-just-say-that gasp-laugh. Is this unfair? Is there actually a lot more to him than transgression for its own sake?

HMGovt
01-09-2012, 04:53 PM
Maybe I'm judging FB's own stuff too harshly in light of Mock The Week, but I just have this idea of him as one of these self-consciously 'edgy' comedians whose main tactic for getting laughs is the shocked, oh-my-god-did-he-really-just-say-that gasp-laugh. Is this unfair? Is there actually a lot more to him than transgression for its own sake?

Not really, but he's actually good at it. Compare his Taliban-assisted long jump gag with any of the hopeless top 100 Edinburgh Festival 'jokes' listed in various newspapers last week Don't want to analyse it too much, but there are three different comedy crosswinds meeting there very nicely. And he tells it like he shouldn't.

muser
01-09-2012, 05:24 PM
I think stewart lee has been a bit shit for quite a while now, which makes that video a bit ironic really. His meandering style only really works when you sort of feel with him in the joke and/or give a shit with where hes going with it anyway. His best moments totally outshine Frankie Boyle though, I find him a bit of a unfunny cunt and his voice really annoys me for some reason.

hucks
01-09-2012, 05:25 PM
Maybe I'm judging FB's own stuff too harshly in light of Mock The Week, but I just have this idea of him as one of these self-consciously 'edgy' comedians whose main tactic for getting laughs is the shocked, oh-my-god-did-he-really-just-say-that gasp-laugh. Is this unfair? Is there actually a lot more to him than transgression for its own sake?

Like HMG says, it's often well crafted transgression. His twitter feed is really interesting, some proper good gags that are (for want of a better etc etc) edgy but don't have that nasty, bullying aspect of some of his broadcasted stuff.

you
01-09-2012, 06:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JFXHs_Efe8
"I'm not entirely sure that's not what I'm saying, at least in this specific instance. His form and function are so wrapped up together that the fact it is slow and repetitive is supposed to be funny in itself and I don't find it so and think he shouldn't forget to put in some jokes. So, he is slow and unfunny and I think one of the reasons he is unfunny is because he is slow. But in general, no, that's not the case."

"it's like he is aware how slow and boring he is being and deliberately stretches it out ad infinitum with little payback in return, repeating the same lines over and over again"

blacktulip
01-09-2012, 06:07 PM
57:33 is the best joke on this thread so far. No thanks! =)

Corpsey
01-09-2012, 08:00 PM
By contrast, Frankie Boyle is a fan of Lil B.

Best Stewart Lee stand-up DVD is the one where he's in Glasgow and does the bit about William Wallace being a homosexual. The way he keeps building up tension, releasing it and then building it up again is great.

Ironically, I think a lot of people find Stewart Lee more genuinely offensive than Frankie Boyle. Frankie Boyle makes jokes about rape and all that but he does it in this classic set-up/punchline way (and he is good at this). Whereas Stewart Lee is really fucking with people.

Got smashed with a bunch of Scots we met at a Marcell Dettmann night in Bristol a while ago and they were mates with Boyle, they said he used to be a massive pill-head and now lives in a huge mansion. Exciting revelations here.

I love how every thread on dissensus will eventually default to comparing one side to jump-up/hardcore and the other side to liquid/deep house. :D

Mr. Tea
01-09-2012, 09:17 PM
What it is is people who base their entire existence on getting a few A* GCSE and a nice armful of A-Levels, maybe even a degree, who differentiate themselves as intellectuals and who walk among us as if we were swine.

I hope I'm not being too much of an intellectual fascist when I say that intelligent people are generally more interesting and worthwhile to know than unintelligent people - but at the same time that real intelligence is often not well correlated with academic achievement.

My girlfriend did her BA, MA and then DPhil at Oxford and she met a lot of people there who are very good at accumulating and regurgitating knowledge - having been trained to do so from a young age at expensive private schools - but who really don't have a great deal going on between their ears in terms of independent or original thoughts.

baboon2004
01-09-2012, 10:36 PM
haven't read all the comments (this is the fastest propagating Dissensus thread in months - the 1 September is significant?) but in the first instance find both Boyle and Lee funny. After a while however, albeit for very different reasons, they're both very disappointing. Boyle because he's not as radical as he thinks he is (massive understatement - saw him live and he's shite, nothing really to say except regurgitating punchlines), Lee because he's relentlessly plugging the same device of being slow and repeating lines. I listened to one of his DVDs recently after a few years of not having heard him, and it was borderline embarrassing how structured and rigid his whole schtick is ( I used to be a fan).

I'd prefer to have a pint with Simon Amstell, in short.

Mr. Tea
01-09-2012, 10:44 PM
57:33 is the best joke on this thread so far. No thanks! =)

Fair enough, I guess it's just a style of comedy more suited to people with an attention span longer than five minutes.

hucks
01-09-2012, 10:55 PM
That video is quite funny. The logical conclusion.

you
01-09-2012, 11:52 PM
That video is quite funny. The logical conclusion.

glad someone got it

blacktulip
02-09-2012, 07:48 AM
Fair enough, I guess it's just a style of comedy more suited to people with an attention span longer than five minutes.

That's an assumption, and not a very nice one. Is waterboarding a style of torture more suited to those partial to swimming a few lengths of a Saturday morning?

you
02-09-2012, 03:39 PM
^^^^^thread adhering to godwins law after 3 pages^^^^^^

rubberdingyrapids
02-09-2012, 04:14 PM
i saw those tweets he did but didnt really find them offensive or funny.

i dont know enough about him except it seems a lot of people want to attack him for being offensive and a cunt while also clearly finding him funny for being an offensive cunt.

gervais is def a cunt and is maybe worse as he tries to hide it more and just seems to have no clue that hes a cunt.

i prefer my cunts to be self aware.

muser
02-09-2012, 05:37 PM
Incidentally I partly have decided Frank Boyle is a cunt because my mate's sister's friend is friends with him, and because of this he (my mate :rolleyes:) ended up having dinner with Frank some years ago and relayed to me that he was indeed a bit of a cunt

Mr. Tea
02-09-2012, 06:11 PM
gervais is def a cunt and is maybe worse as he tries to hide it more and just seems to have no clue that hes a cunt.

Yeah, a while ago I watched a bit of this live show Gervais was doing called Politics. He opened with a dig at Jim Davidson, who'd just done a gig in the same venue - a valid though obviously pretty easy target - and then spent the next twenty minutes milking the inherent hilarity of the word 'spastic'. Um, nice one mate.

I remember seeing The Office when it started and thinking Gervais must be a great actor to be able to play such a total prick so convincingly. Later I realized he was just playing a less intelligent version of himself. Anyone see that episode of Curb he was in? 24-caract shithead.

For me, the difference between the offensiveness of Chris Morris or Sasha B-C and that of Boyle or Gervais is kind of analogous to the difference between South Park and Family Guy.

baboon2004
02-09-2012, 08:21 PM
I'd definitely put Baron-Cohen in the second of those groups since roughly the second series of Ali G though.

Mr. Tea
02-09-2012, 08:57 PM
I'd definitely put Baron-Cohen in the second of those groups since roughly the second series of Ali G though.

I dunno, even in Borat it's definitely American ignorance and insularity that's the target of the satire, not Kazakhstan - which I think was lost on a lot of people. (A liberal knee-jerk "he's pretending to be from a culture he's not really from, ergo it's obviously horribly racist" type response, basically.)

Haven't seen Bruno but I kind of want to see The Dictator.

baboon2004
02-09-2012, 09:14 PM
To me it came off as an opportunity for SBC to laugh at whatever he wanted to laugh at under cover of alleged satire. The first bit of the film didn't involve any Americans at all to be fair, just SBC reeling off some weak stereotypes about Kazakhs (or more accurately, whatever Kazakhs were meant to symbolise, non-white people you can get away with'comically' painting as uncultured/backward or whatever. Can you imagine if the character had been portrayed as Japanese or Liberian? I can't imagine the film ever getting made) e.g. the joke about his sister being the best prostitute in the country.

The film did definitely shift to taking the piss out of American people, but by then I think it was clear that SBC had no real satirical intention, pretty much like Gervais. And I think he's disingenuous in hiding behind 'satire', much like the way you accurately described Gervais.

Don't know what happened to SBC after the first series of Ali G, Probably he thought that to get more famous, it was easier just to dumb his humour down, to the point where people were laughing at that character, and not at the credulity of the people he interviewed, which was the original idea (which he did return to when he went to America, though) where the Ali G character was a device and not the thing to be laughed at in itself.

Mr. Tea
02-09-2012, 09:50 PM
Well maybe, I dunno...the first series of Ali G was definitely the high point, to be sure. In fact he was one of two good things about the otherwise execrable 11 O'clock Show (a poor man's Armistice, if ever there was one) - the other being Gervais's opinionated London cabby. Gervais is undeniably funny when he's being a character other than himself, or at least was before it became clear what he's really like.

Mr. Tea
02-09-2012, 09:52 PM
Borat is still funny as fuck, though. Luka had it spot on in that thread k-punk started about it when it came out.

baboon2004
02-09-2012, 11:45 PM
Definitely funny bits in Borat in isolation, as with Frankie Boyle (and Gervais I guess, very occasionally). But I think they all do the same thing of smuggling in completely unacceptable things because they're being 'ironic'/ because a character is saying it and of course that's not their own opinion. Little Britain did that too a lot, as I (try not to) remember. Thing that sets SBC apart is that I don't think he started his career off doing that at all.

Mr. Tea
03-09-2012, 01:14 AM
There were some good bits in Little Britain - Lucas's fascistic Weight Watchers leader was brilliant - but it got very repetitive very quickly.

For a really harsh look at the idiosyncrasies and dysfunctions of British culture, you can't go wrong with The League Of Gentlemen. Well, the first two seasons plus the Christmas special, anyway.

baboon2004
03-09-2012, 10:20 AM
Yeah, any good that came out of that programme would have to be to do with Matt Lucas.

League of Gentleman is a cut above. One of the greatest ever British comedies, I'd say, with no need to trot out stereotypes because they were way more inventive than that.

rubberdingyrapids
03-09-2012, 10:26 AM
i think that slide towards broad faux satire has been lurking in there since ali g as far as SBC but i think hes def lost any real cutting satire that he had, even as recently as bruno, the slip from proper satire to 'arabs are funny!' has been pretty dramatic. but the dictator was always going to be problematic for him as its a proper narrative, not just a docu style thing, so its no wonder hes lost a lot of what made him good. i think hes shown he can be just as /prejudiced as gervais.


this is pretty otm
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/sep/02/frankie-boyle-pseudo-media-storm

Mr. Tea
03-09-2012, 12:16 PM
The first bit of the film didn't involve any Americans at all to be fair, just SBC reeling off some weak stereotypes about Kazakhs (or more accurately, whatever Kazakhs were meant to symbolise, non-white people you can get away with'comically' painting as uncultured/backward or whatever. Can you imagine if the character had been portrayed as Japanese or Liberian? I can't imagine the film ever getting made)

Been thinking a bit more about this. Yeah, really I think he chose Kazakhstan because in the British popular imagination it's pretty much terra incognita - it would have been different if he were pretending to be Irish or French or German or American or Russian or any of other countries we have well-worn stereotypes about.

And no, I can't imagine him playing a Liberian (because a white actor playing a black African would just be beyond the pale these days, and obviously wouldn't work in terms of being at all convincing) or a Japanese (partly for the same reason that it wouldn't convince, I mean he's like 6'5" or something for a start, and partly because there's really no point in satirising Japanese culture since whatever stereotypes you might have to start with, the reality inevitably turns out to be even weirder).

baboon2004
03-09-2012, 12:30 PM
I meant rather that had SBC made some of the 'they're so backward' jokes he made about Japanese or Liberian people, he would have been crucified by the press, and rightly so. He got away with using essentially racist stereotypes that are routinely applied to poorer countries simply because of Kazakhstan's complete lack of profile in the West. Plus also the interesting fact that in the first scene(s), the people who were in the film were reportedly actually Roma, and weren't in on the 'joke'.

Edit: as a point of interest, there are lots of tall Japanese people! I can vouch for that personally, lots taller than me (I'm about 6 foot), especially in the younger generation

rubberdingyrapids
03-09-2012, 12:34 PM
actually i dont think the fact no one knew about kazakhstan mattered. i saw it as just a stand in for eastern europe.

Mr. Tea
03-09-2012, 12:34 PM
this is pretty otm
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/sep/02/frankie-boyle-pseudo-media-storm


Underneath all this, two connected issues bubble away. First, as anyone halfway conversant with social theory could tell you, there is a strong sense of these pseudo-storms obscuring real issues about people's rights, the distribution of wealth and power, and what we now call institutionalised prejudice – something neatly dramatised by the way that the Boyle hoo-ha overshadowed the inspired protest about the involvement in the Paralympics of Atos, the corporation whose contract for work capability assessments makes them a byword for the government's unforgivable treatment of disabled people.

Second, it seems self-evident that vigilance about "hate speech" is in danger of curdling into a state of continuing hysteria. The police – the police! – investigate "bullying" on Twitter, drunken fools who issue "racist rants" on public transport go to jail, and, in response to such lunacies, fairly unpleasant people can easily become renowned martyrs. Put another way, while zero-tolerance comes hammering down on random targets, does Britain feel like a gentler, more accepting place? Not really. Such, perhaps, is what happens when you remove responsibility for human prejudice from the public realm and habitually call in the clunking fist of the state – which is a perverse consequence, to say the least.

Yep. I've felt for a long time that the draconian policing of everything everyone says or types allows Thee Powers That Be to congratulate themselves on tackling inequality in a meaningful way while at the same time allowing no leeway for what could well be a reasonable satirical or ironic point by taking everything at face value and out of context. Like everyone going apeshit over Ferdinand's allegedly racist tweet (or re-tweet, as the article points out) about Cole when the guy is himself mixed-race.

rubberdingyrapids
03-09-2012, 01:06 PM
agreed. also, whenever i read this apparent media outrage about this racism/prejudice/whatever i never really feel the media even believe it themselves. its like theyre reporting on it and getting hysterical not because they really give a shit but because they hate PC-ness (i have a problem with people who hate having to be PC anyway as i dont see why simply respecting other people is such a bad idea, the main problem comes when its imposed by a load of people who have no real connection to the people its apparently protecting so it all goes wrong) so much that if they keep on banging on about these non-stories it will cause everyone to go the other way.

rubberdingyrapids
03-09-2012, 01:21 PM
what im saying is that while verbal abuse is important, all these stories i read lately are a bit like the boy who cried wolf. it just makes real racism get trivialised.

Mr. Tea
03-09-2012, 02:51 PM
The whole concept of 'political correctness' has been an albatross around the neck of the liberal left ever since it gained currency, what, twenty years ago? The sad thing is that that old reactionary bogeyman, 'political correctness gone mad', is not without a grain of truth. Part of the problem, as you mention, comes from people rather piously and high-handedly getting offended on other people's behalf, often without bothering to find out whether any offence has actually been taken. Then you've got things like the photo of Brunel with his cigar Photoshopped out for the cover of a school history textbook, which is to do with influencing behaviour rather than trying not to cause offence, but comes from a similar place politically, I think. It may be a pretty trivial example in itself but I think it's worrying in what it reveals about the mindset behind it: deliberately falsifying historical fact in order to satisfy a modern-day ideological agenda. At the risk of sounding hysterical, you can't tell me there isn't something a tiny bit Soviet about that.

And now with media like Facebook and Twitter that encourage people to type the first thing that comes into their heads and broadcast it immediately to the world, the old right-wing whinge that "you can't say anything any more" seems to be becoming ever more justified.

Mr. Tea
03-09-2012, 02:57 PM
And don't get me fucking started on the inviolable pedestal of unquestionable sanctity that religion has been elevated to in recent years. Grrrr.

droid
03-09-2012, 03:04 PM
Topical AND relevant:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGAOCVwLrXo

Damien
03-09-2012, 03:17 PM
Topical AND relevant:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGAOCVwLrXo

see, that encapulates what I dislike about Lee, he is actually very funny here and makes valid points but then precedes to milk the bit for half the video, the last 5 minutes in fact, and it doesn't go anywhere, it's just the audience waiting for Lee to call Richard Littlejohn a Cunt. So frustrating.

I'm all for taking things at a leisurely pace, and I don't have ADHD or want everything spoon fed in a single line but fuck me....

droid
03-09-2012, 03:19 PM
Nah, its only the last 3 minutes that grate.

Mr. Tea
03-09-2012, 03:25 PM
Yeah, meant to mention that PCGM is one of Lee's favourite tropes, of course. He massively exaggerates what people say about it to make a humorous point but then that's what comedians have been doing since the dawn of time.

craner
03-09-2012, 10:47 PM
Luka's a massive fan of Frankie Boyle, he's always quoting him, and Dylan Moran.

luka
03-09-2012, 10:57 PM
piss off craner!

craner
03-09-2012, 10:58 PM
He used to make me watch this Dylan Moran stand-up show endlessly, and say "you work in a book shop, why don't you appreciate the brilliance of Black Books?"

It was very tedious, I must say.

craner
03-09-2012, 11:01 PM
Last time I saw him, he was trying to get me into Stewart Lee, funnily enough. "The natural heir to Bill Hicks!" he said, with a serious expression pasted over his visage.

craner
03-09-2012, 11:03 PM
"His intellectual riffs are like...poetry. Except funny!" he said.

I was dumb-founded.

luka
03-09-2012, 11:10 PM
ive never heard of frankie boyle.

craner
03-09-2012, 11:19 PM
You mean you steal his jokes?

Mr. Tea
04-09-2012, 12:30 AM
I never had Craner down as such an inspired troll, I have to say. Hats off!

DannyL
04-09-2012, 10:01 AM
By contrast, Frankie Boyle is a fan of Lil B.



I am directly responsible for this. But it's not *totally* true..