Thursday, December 31, 2009

Chewin the Fat - Teacher - Romeo and Juliet



Some Scottish comedy for Hogmanay - Chewin the Fat. Here, Karen Dunbar is brilliant as ever as the teacher trying to give her pupils a little lesson in culture.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Achmed the Dead Terrorist - Christmas Song



Warning - controversial: a ventriloquist act with an edge. Funny, but some may find it offensive for all sorts of reasons. You have been told.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Musical Christmas House Lights



An oldie, but goodie. I remember the first time I saw this I was absolutely wowed by it. Unfortunately, it loses sound in the last three seconds, but you get the idea. It remains an impressive display and goes to show the lengths some people go to to get into the festive spirit!

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Rich Hall on Spicks and Specks - George Forman Grill (Including Lyrics)



Rich Hall on the Australian comedic music quiz show 'Spicks and Specks' singing his tribute to one of the greates boxers who has ever released a sandwich grill. Sing along!

I've got a George Foreman Grill, George Foreman Grill
If you won't cook my dinner, George Foreman will
I've got a George Foreman Grill, George Foreman Grill
If you won't cook my dinner, George Foreman will
He was the master of masters, in the sweetest science
To you he is just a name on a kitchen appliance
How can you be so stupid? How can you be so dumb?
Not to know that George Foreman was as mean as they come
He went eight rounds in Kinshasa with Mohammed Ali
He didn't float like a butterfly or sting like a bee
He just lay on that canvas all quiet and still
But he was dreaming of the plans for a cheap sandwich grill
I've got a George Foreman Grill, George Foreman Grill
If you won't cook my dinner, George Foreman will.

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Friday, December 25, 2009

Big Bang Theory - Sheldon's Christmas Gift



A Big Bang Theory 'Minisode', edited from last year's Christmas special. It culminates in one of the most touching scene's I've witnessed in a comedy show - ever. Call me a sentimental old fool if you like, but I always well up a little when I watch this. Happy Saturnalia: I hope you get a miracle this year. Feather x

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre - Away in Pret A Manger



Just a short one for Christmas Eve as I'm sure you'll all be frantically doing your last minute shopping. Enjoy this festive fun from the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Dead Ringers - Queen's Speech



The Queen releases a DVD of her Christmas message - complete with out-takes.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Bottom - Christmas Dinner



Ade Edmonson and Rik Mayall in a typically fearless slapstick scene from 'Bottom'.

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Some Mothers Do Ave Em - Christmas Tree



Seventies Christmas fun with Frank Spencer (Michael Crawford) and his wife Betty (Michele Dotrice).

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre - 12 Days of Christmas



The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre's wonderful song about the commercialisation of Christmas.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Russell Howard's Good News - Bee Dance



Russell Howard ponders how we could possibly understand what a bee might be trying to tell us.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Omid Djalili - Jews vs Christians



Omid reminds us of the profunity of religion. Hmmm.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

QI - Could Jesus Walk on Custard?



Rob Brydon, Rich Hall, Bill Bailey, Alan Davies and Stephen Fry discuss one of life's big questions - could Jesus walk on custard? The usual wit and innuendo from the QI team.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Bill Maher - Religion Compilation



On the run up to Christmas, a bit of sanity from one of America's funniest agnostics - Bill Maher. Check out his movie about religion 'Religulous' if you possibly can.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Muppets - Bohemian Rhapsody



Fantastic cover of the Queen hit, Bohemian Rhapsody, by the irrepressible Muppets. Beaker is definately my favourite, closely follwed by Animal. Mind you, Rolf and Sam the Eagle are great...oh, they're all fab.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Dogs kissing



Ok, warning: this is a weird one. I don't even know why it makes me laugh, but it does. These dogs are obviously very affectionate towards one another, but I can't believe the video goes on for 1min 51 secs! Anyway, see what you think. Oh, and remember, rescue dogs give the best kisses.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Harry Hill - Naughty Vegetarians



Who will the fight involve this week? Well, a couple of unlikely vegetarians of course. Typical lunacy from Harry Hill.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hollowmen - ABC Funding



Cleverly written Australian political comedy, set in Canberra. It's kind of an Australian 'Yes Minister' for the noughties. Here, they're discussing funding for the ABC. Notice the Chaser (as in The Chaser's War on Everything, a biting satire show that features heavily on this site) is mentioned right at the end.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Kiwi kids discuss DIY



Fab ad for a DIY store (Mitre 10). Not surprisingly, this was aired in New Zealand, where the Aussie reputation for laziness is well known. All the kids in this are great - exactly how many blokes down under talk.

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Friday, December 4, 2009

The Chaser's War on Everything - Michael Jackson/Ben Lee Song (Including Lyrics)



The very talented Andrew Hansen on Australia's 'The Chaser's War on Everything' performing another comic song. This time, the song was aired just after the death of Michael Jackson, and in typical Chaser style, manages to offend a few people - not least Ben Lee fans.




Here's the lyrics so you can sing along!

We've lost Jimmy Hendrix, we lost Elvis too
There's no more Big Bopper and Tupac shot through
And now the great Michael Jackson's been taken from me
But I don't understand lord, why don't you take Ben Lee?

Janice Joplin has gone and poor Kurt Cobain
We farewelled Slim Dusty, although that caused us less pain
But when we lose a great genious like Freddy Mercury
Why do we still have lord, that annoying Ben Lee?

When Ben Lee's on tour in old Memphis town
Could he not take a swim like Jeff Buckley and drown?
and when he's in a hotel room alone for a while
Why can't he have a wank, Michael Hutchence style?

Buddy Holly in a plane crash was a victim of chance
I wish instead of Qantas Ben Lee flew Air France
I don't need a smug tosser rubbing poitics in my face
I get enough of that just by watching the Chaser

I thought 'The Rage in Placid Lake' would end his career
I wish Claire Danes had dumped him with a knife in the ear
Now it's song after song and I've become less forgiving
We all catch his disease, but he goes on living

So lord please now spare us from our Ben Lee hell
and lord when you take him - could you take Guy Sebastian as well?

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Eddie Izzard - Evil Giraffe



One of my favourite Eddie Izzard routines. Here, he ponders how we would tell if an animal was good or evil.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Eddie Izzard - Two countries seperated by a common language



Inspired by the famous Oscar Wilde quote, Eddie Izzard chats to an American Audience about being bilingual.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Ross Noble - Cheeky Muslims



Never afraid of controversy, Ross Noble ruminates that Muslims are just as mad as Christians. Fair enough. And what a catchy song. Can't help thinking the tune is borrowed from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang though...

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