Ah, now that's lurid-sounding. What it is, however, is a comedy from BBC that's way, way funnier than The Office
. Reviewers chatter about the Herman's Head
-like gimmick -- you hear the characters' thoughts -- but the better gimmick? Excellent writing.
posted by mimi
on Nov 22, 2004 -
Have you heard of Stella?
This comedy trio has been doing nightclub shows in NYC and across the country since 1997, and they were involved with MTV's the State before that. Perhaps you've seen one of the members somewhere else: Michael Showalter as Lionel Prichard in Signs, Michael Ian Black as the host of Spy TV or as Phil Stubbs on Ed, or David Wain as the director of Wet Hot American Summer
(Black and Showalter are in the movie). Together they have put together several video shorts available here
. I highly recommend Bored, Whiffleball, and David's Cousin. College Reunion, Christmas Caroling, and Turkey Hunting are also hilarious, if you share their off the wall, perverse sense of humor. None of them are safe for work. Enjoy!
posted by insomnyuk
on May 22, 2003 -
From the always excellent Sharpeworld
comes a true gem: her father's comedy duo's site, Coyle and Sharpe
. Harking back to another era (1960's San Francisco), the site features images, articles, and videos, but the hidden audio tracks
of man-on-the-street bits are not to be missed. They have all the innocence of Candid Camera, but are quite a bit funnier.
posted by mathowie
on Feb 5, 2003 -
FM morning radio show comedy at it its finest. Of course, in Pittsburgh we appreciate the finer things in life. Sadly, this is the only episode I could find on the web.
posted by Recockulous
on Sep 25, 2002 -
bring out your clips!
a decent website where it is possible to get hold of some of the very best of british humour including a large dollop of monty python, not bad eh!
posted by johnnyboy
on Apr 5, 2002 -
God bless Jon Stewart and The Daily Show,
back for their first show after the attack. It's not completely new, but God knows I needed to see it. New York may be OK after all. (Comedy Central will repeat the show several times before Monday, so don't despair if you thought it would be a rerun and missed it.)
posted by mdeatherage
on Sep 20, 2001 -
Last night's Brass Eye special was mysteriously pulled from the schedules, seemingly because it concerned "an army of paedophiles". Apparantly, this is not the case
posted by Grangousier
on Jul 6, 2001 -
Britain's best footballer, David Beckham, and his wife Posh Spice are almost as important as royalty. That they have agreed to be interviewed by spoofist Ali G is a tad surprising...read the transcript here
posted by ecvgi
on Feb 20, 2001 -
Goodbye, farewell, and chicken butt.
One of the most brilliant comedy sites ever, Computer Stew, is going away. If you've never watched any of these amazingly funny web-shows you have about 24 hours to do so.
I highly recommend you do.
posted by bondcliff
on Jan 25, 2001 -
how this happend? No matter how you slice it, this is what my mom used to call "creepy-ass shit."
posted by Niccola Six
on Nov 22, 2000 -