18 Sep 2011

Two Reasons I Love The Internet...

I'm well aware of how sad this makes me, but fuck it!

13 Sep 2011

Bit of an unusual break in The Comedy Collection now, as I insert a tv show!
For those not up on important history, there was once a tv show in the U.K. called Not The Nine O'Clock News. It was a semi-topical sketch show which ran from 1979 to 1982, and launched the careers of a fair few comedy stars, mainly Rowan Atkinson, and Smith & Jones. Initially it was created as a vehicle for Rowan, the then promising newbie from the Oxford revue mould. Point was, it was fantastic, and still quoted as a significant pivotal point in the evolution of comedy. Don't worry, Rowan Atkinson will one day go in The Comedy Collection to stand alone, maybe for me occupying the top slot! Enough of my yakkin', here's a few examples of it's punch...

You've absolutely no idea how many times I've watched these sketches!
I highly recommend you all go hunting on youtube, there's shitloads more to enjoy!!

10 Sep 2011

Honourin' Carlin

You'd be amazed at the amount of youtube comments for this that said "R.I.P. George".
Obviously didn't really grasp George's philosophy on religion and all that!

Damned Gravity...

7 Sep 2011

Meet Joe Wilkinson...

Please press play, and please laugh as, this is lovely comedy...

When someone now asks you "who makes you laugh then?", I'm confident that Joe will now be added to your list! Please tell me if I'm wrong!

6 Sep 2011

Last Meals On Death Row

London photographer James Reynolds documented the final meals of former death row inmates. Cheerful, eh. The prison trays are replicas of those used in maximum security prisons.
"I saw a small list of what a few death row prisoners had chosen for their last meals before their deaths and I wondered what they would look like as a visual image. After all, these meals would be one of the last things these prisoners see before they die. At first I just wanted to see what these meals looked like on the iconic prison tray. I wanted to get the viewer to think, or have an opinion.‘I’d like to think that the photographs make the viewer think, what thought that is, I am not sure, as I myself had more thoughts the more I looked at them. What would my last meal be? What kind of people were these prisoners? Why did they choose that particular meal? What crime did they commit?"

‘The single olive still had its stone. The inmate thought that after being executed and buried, an olive tree—a symbol of peace—would grow from him. It was indeed a very profound thought or idea, but an olive tree has not yet been found on his grave.’
Shame that the stone of a processed black olive will never germinate. It has been boiled and packed in brine. It is a dead as the prisoner. Someone should've told him really...

P.S. Thanks to howtobearetronaut, I totally plagiarised your post!

A Disgrace To The Human Species

Sniff up a quick line of Richie! It's the good shit!

4 Sep 2011

No-Loos Lautrec

Here is a photograph of Toulouse-Lautrec shitting on a beach...

Yes, you did just see that. In 1898, Parisian art gallery owner Maurice Joyant photographed his childhood friend Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec defecating on the beach at Le Crotoy, Picardie. A year later Toulouse-Lautrec was committed to an asylum, in 1901 he died from complications caused by alcoholism and syphilis.

Little turd.

3 Sep 2011

It's been a while since I could be bothered to whitter on about who makes me laugh the most, I know. Sorry, if you've been waiting! Anyway, this time it is the turn of... Tim Vine. Now many people I know will groan at this particular selection, but tough-titty because I love him!!
Not too much back-story to Tim, born 1967 in Cheam, Surrey, England, (Cheam, the legendary home of Tony Hancock, more of him another time!), started doing stand-up as a young man, and hit The Edinburgh Fringe in 1995 and won the newcomer perrier award. His shows are an unceasing wash of puns and silliness, the following is one of my favourite bits of fun ever...

Anyone now picking a pen up from the floor? Hmm? I bet you are! If this left anyone wanting more, then click HERE to see hockey-stick behind the ear! He's done lots of tv shows, from naff game shows, (Whittle), to sketch shows, (The Sketch Show), to a very funny sit-com, (Not Going Out). But he's at his best on stage, he reminds me a lot of one of my first heros, Tommy Cooper.

Paper Boy