My first reaction to Stewart Lee’s “Carpet Remnant World”
I’m not sure what the hell it was I just saw, but I’m pretty sure it was genius.
I need this comedian in my life.
I have seen the light of Rev. Ted Chippington.
There’s a lot of largely spurious articles these days about ‘What is the last taboo in stand-up? Is it jokes about race? Is it jokes about rape?’ Uh, it isn’t; in my experience of doing this for over five months, the last taboo in stand-up is a man trying to do something sincerely and well.
I got my pass to Limestone Comedy Festival! That means I’ll be seeing Tig Notaro (doing stand-up!), Maria Bamford, Jackie Kashian, Pete Holmes (likely just doing YMIW), and Doug Benson (doing a movie interruption). I won’t be able to stay through Saturday night, but it looks like I’ll get to whatever 4:00 show I end up going to. This shall be hysterically exciting.
I got some Stewart Lee DVDs from Amazon UK, so I finally don’t feel like a horrifically immoral person for scrounging around Youtube looking for fragments of his shows that make little sense out of context. I got “If You Prefer a Milder Comedian, Please Ask for One” and the first series of “Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle.”
This is what money from church gigs does to me: it lets me consume comedy by atheists and potheads. (Of course, if you’re reading this and you’re in a position to hire me for a church gig or other job…I don’t mean it. But if I did (I don’t), that would be the sentence I would write. I did write it, but I don’t mean it. Unless you’re not in a position to hire me. Or if you don’t care. In those two cases, you know precisely what I mean. But I don’t mean it.)
Billy Connolly Live in New York
My first taste of Thrash Lab goodness. The wonderful Patton Oswalt.