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Old 09-15-2021, 02:30 PM   #801 (permalink)
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Old 09-15-2021, 02:36 PM   #802 (permalink)
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not the latest but still very British Humour....
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Old 09-15-2021, 02:43 PM   #803 (permalink)
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Old 09-15-2021, 04:30 PM   #804 (permalink)
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I adore Stephen Fry, and his comparison of American and British comedy are among my favorite of his remarks. I have autographed first edition hardcovers of Mythos and Heroes, the Quite Interesting home game and travel game, the first ten series of QI on my server, and other various Fry treasures about my home.

The kinetic typographical animation of Fry's thoughts on Language is my all-time favorite video on YouTube.



Fry also recalls an amusing anecdote about JK Rowling during Fry's recording of the audiobooks for the Harry Potter series.



And for anyone making a first-venture into the hilarity of QI, Series B episode 05, "Bears" is my pick for the all-time best episode.

And the No Such Thing As A Fish podcast hosted by the QI elves is delightful as well for anyone craving more QI goodness.

Thanks for sharing the classic clip!
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Old 10-11-2021, 12:49 AM   #805 (permalink)
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Watching new Chappelle special rn **** is funny bro...
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Old 10-11-2021, 03:31 AM   #806 (permalink)
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So then with jokes.. by definition there's no such thing as a funny racist/sexist/transphobic joke?
That's a trend, not a rule, and not even what I was getting at. A well-structured joke can be funny no matter the content, but jokes based in bigotry aren't light-hearted. Even in cases where it's effectively approached light-heartedly, the impact of the humour often comes from the shock of reframing a heavy subject in such a way. Chapelle's barely in the category of quality anything humour, though his voice (and face!) are damn funny stuff when he's into it.
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I disagree i think hes a top notch comedian. The specific trans joke from that special... Yeah that was mostly just funny cause of the face. But that was not even close to the best material in the special.
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Yeah? IMO this was the worst of his specials since the comeback. Felt like story time with some humorous observations along the way. I was bored throughout.
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I only watched the first half or so and there was definitely a fixation on lgbt **** but it was still pretty funny.... I was drunk at I'm trying to remember but i thought the idea of him enjoying busting in a priests face as a kid was pretty funny
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Yeah? IMO this was the worst of his specials since the comeback. Felt like story time with some humorous observations along the way. I was bored throughout.
I think Chappelle has definitely expanded and built upon his comedic techniques. He seems like much more of a story teller lately - of course, if you don't find it funny, then his abilities as a story teller are kind of a moot point. But I find his ability to weave a long series of vignettes that all feel like they flow naturally from one to the other to be rather impressive.

I have thought his latest Netflix specials were okay. I don't remember if I liked this one more than the previous ones. There's some parts that really crack me up and there are other parts that somewhat drag.

Chappelle is supremely talented though, no doubt. I will admit, I tire of the LGBTQ+ subject matter though. It's not that he doesn't make the jokes work, because most of the time he does - I just think that as a basis for jokes and comedy, it does get somewhat played out. There's so much material in contemporary politics, culture and news these days that Chappelle could utilize to great effect but he chooses to narrow his focus instead and for that, I think the specials are somewhat lesser as a result.

That being said, the media attention he manages to generate with them, and the Twitter outrage obviously garners a lot of press. I'm sure it's not unintentional.
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