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Old 14th December 2010, 18:48
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and the sketches on his new show are about as funny as a kick in the nuts.
id agree with you there....and some of his stand up is a bit draining after an hour...but i think most comedians are like that.

funny in short bursts but dont have the material to keep me interested for 2 hours.

mock the week is scripted btw
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Old 14th December 2010, 18:52
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mock the week is scripted btw
Aye, I know. But it's in an improvisational style, which suits him. He comes across as genuinely witty in interviews and suchlike, too. I'm not a huge fan of his stand up - it tends to wear thin pretty quickly for me, even in the flesh (saw him at Eden Court).
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Would Simon Cowell like him and vote him No 1 in Britain's Got Talent ? If he would, then he would get my vote !

Would Stephen Hawking like him ?
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Tig, it's the drink, my worst failing! It's different strokes for different folks! I never found John Cleese remotely funny, or Ronnie Corbett. Like the guy MacIntyre though. Last of the Summer Wine, too close for comfort. Big fan of The League of Gentlemen! wullie.
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For me in the last few years:-

Still Game

Little Britain

The Inbetweeners (I can blame my kids for this one !)
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Old 15th December 2010, 13:56
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i watched kevin bridges stand up in the secc on dvd the other day.

very glasgow humour....not too harsh for innocent ears (does have its moments tho) but still funny

yous should look it up

i worked in theatre for many years so ive seen most stand ups since the 90s and i cant think of one thats held my attention for the full slot (i was working right enough put i could still hear it)

sado is good but after 45 mins of shock shock shock it gets a bit boring.
mcyntyre is good too but once youve seen him on tv its mostly the same jokes on stage...boyles like that too.

yous should also look up des mclean on yatube.....his waiting on a train scetch had me in stiches but its got loads of swearing...and some of his scethes might turn your skin but hes good

due to me having a 10 yo i also like icarly and two and a half men

oh n i watched a doc on hawkins and he seems to have a good sense of humour...he even made a joke about being in a wheelchair so you never know...he might like it
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Is it just me or did others find the following glowingly unfunny ?

Max Boyce - (perhaps his apparently one and only comedy string being based on rugby was really hilarious) but to me was boring after first showing.

Ben Elton - A loud mouthy blah blah blah frenetic style which got on my tits in quick order.

Alexei Sayle - A loud mouthy blah blah blah frenetic style which got on my tits in quick order. (It must have been a case of the 1980’s blueprint for alternative style comedians)

Lenny Henry - about as funny as unemployment.

Vic Reeves – Sorry, I just don’t find him funny.

Harry Enfield – I tried but couldn’t get there !

Michael Barrymore - a different style, not alternative (neither was Harry Enfield really) SE English though he was wonderful, I thought he was a prick.
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