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August 1, 2011 9:39 AM   Subscribe

Australian comic Jim Jefferies tells a story: Last Wish for a Friend

(Part II)
posted by Potomac Avenue (12 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
Funny.
posted by Pseudoephedrine at 10:21 AM on August 1, 2011


I love this guy. He's done some beautiful irreligious rants. He's a breath of fresh air - well, okay, that may not be the best adjective - in a time of bloodless hypersensitivity about black comedy and piss-taking, cathartic humour. Him and Doug Stanhope.
posted by Decani at 10:29 AM on August 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


He also has a twice weekly podcast (NSFWish) with Eddie Ifft.
posted by MikeMc at 11:03 AM on August 1, 2011


I was laughing so hard a coworker came running over to see if I was ok. This is beautiful.
posted by jason says at 11:04 AM on August 1, 2011


Looking forward to watching this when I can. His story about (I'm sorry) getting a vibrating egg stuck up his ass is one of my favorite bits of recent stand-up.
posted by Bookhouse at 11:07 AM on August 1, 2011


Thanks for that. It was just what I needed today.
posted by namasaya at 11:37 AM on August 1, 2011


This is great. Really funny, really coarse, and really sweet all at the same time.
posted by Betelgeuse at 11:50 AM on August 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


This guy is very, very, good. And, this is the first time I've heard the phrase "disabled sex puppeteer".....I have a new career aspiration.
posted by tomswift at 12:06 PM on August 1, 2011


he's good but his materials is always super scripted, never off the cuff. Alcoholocaust had less quality material than his first special, so I'm hoping that he can keep pumping up the quality.
posted by Hurst at 1:30 PM on August 1, 2011


he's good but his materials is always super scripted, never off the cuff.

So? When you can deliver it that well, with timing that stellar, what does it matter?

Do you complain about the lines not being impromptu when you go see a play?
posted by Decani at 1:43 PM on August 1, 2011


he's good but his materials is always super scripted, never off the cuff.

Here's a secret: For the most part, the jokes comedians tell aren't off the cuff.
posted by Comrade_robot at 4:07 PM on August 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


"always super scripted, never off the cuff"

Nothing wrong with that, unless you stick around for the late show expecting to hear something different than the early show.

Comedy is like music. There are players who stick to a finely honed and crafted piece as written (whether they wrote it or not), those that use the material as a jumping off point, and those who wing it entirely. It's all valid expression, whether it's a symphony orchestra, The Dead, or John Zorn (or George Carlin, Louis C.K., or Jonathan Winters, to extend the metaphor). Your tastes may vary, but that's like complaining that an amazing guitar solo sounds exactly like the record. If it's good, it's good, no matter how it was crafted.
posted by shecky57 at 4:18 PM on August 1, 2011


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