It might have been a bit more topical mentioning Psychoville a couple of months back when the Halloween special was on. But this is all about festive funnies so go swivel if you think it’s out of context.
If you remember The League of Gentlemen, this is by the same writers and shares the sense of humour. It’s a big sick and a bit dark but always somehow funny. There’s an assumption that anything funny has to either be about taking the piss (See Jimmy Carr) or being dead light hearted, giggly and happy (See Jason Manford). We prefer our laughs to be based on misery, death and psychotic bastards.
Just like these two.
Something a bit different now. A bit geeky maybe?
Peep Show proves awkward comedy doesn’t have to be exclusively owned by Gervais and Merchant. You’ve probably seen it so we’ll not go on about it. Belly laughs and tear wiping are rare in Peep Show. It’s more the kind of programme you smile along to at a consistent rate, rarely finding anything unfunny but also not finding it’s hilarious, even though it is.
Look, just watch this clip and all the others on youtube that 4OD have stopped me from embedding, the fascist wankers.
Harry and Paul shouldn’t be funny. They should be has-beens, trading off being fairly funny in the early 90s. They should be out of touch with the modern world and their comedy should miss the target, only being laughed at by boring twats who watch the Vicar of Dibley.
But somehow, Enfield and Whitehouse are still right up there. They’re still funny.
And finally from me.. (because we’ve done two each..I did 1 and 3, Neil did the other two, we really must sort out seperate log ins)…Early Doors.
Sort of set in our hometown of Stockport and filmed up the road at Granada, there are too many local references to mention. Lowfield Road, Birdhall Lane, McVities, the Bamboo Club etc etc. This could be any pub in the South Manchester/North East Cheshire area and the humour – while localised – is universally, piss your pants funny. There’s that edge of sentimentality that we saw in the Royle Family but this is better.
Plus some out-takes.