#1 Edited by X19 (2306 posts) -

I went to the first gig he did this and found it very funny. I'm sure not everyone will like it but for those who do, enjoy :)   
  
     
 

 
 
  
#2 Edited by Finstern (643 posts) -

Yup, it works. He did this routine in that video game show Charlie Brooker tried to get started.

#3 Edited by X19 (2306 posts) -
@Finstern: I thought this video was going to be all of that section. I can't stand Charlie Brooker so I didn't know it had been on there.
#4 Edited by X19 (2306 posts) -
@Finstern: This is it I guess. Not really the same as seeing it live and it still misses a massive chunk of that section.
 
  
#5 Posted by CookieMonster (2427 posts) -

I saw him live recently, and this was part of his act. About half of the crowd found it hilarious, and the other half (the older half) were confused. Fantastic gig though.

#6 Edited by Kibblez (702 posts) -

Pretty funny but I always find some supposed "justifications" of comedians talking about games to be weird. Who argues that games like Rock Band need to have songs unlocked in order cos it's in any way similar to the music industry?? Like, what? hah

#7 Posted by XenoNick (1452 posts) -

Saw him last year. Didn't do this bit but was funny. Would like to see him again.

#8 Posted by Vager (1654 posts) -

Totally just clicked a link on a Kotaku article and it took me here.

#9 Posted by X19 (2306 posts) -
@Vager: Got the link?
#10 Edited by anterline (73 posts) -

I remember this guy from the mock the week, shame I never watched it since Frankie Boyle left. Might check his DVD somepoint.

#11 Posted by Vager (1654 posts) -
#12 Posted by X19 (2306 posts) -
@Vager: That is the video I have been trying to find will add it to the top.
#13 Posted by RiotBananas (3600 posts) -
@anterline: Frankie Boyle is a dick. 
 
I'm not offended by his insults it's just that he relies on them to be funny, like Russell Brand relies on being a fucking girl.
#14 Posted by anterline (73 posts) -
@RiotBananas said:
" @anterline: Frankie Boyle is a dick.  I'm not offended by his insults it's just that he relies on them to be funny, like Russell Brand relies on being a fucking girl. "
We all know his a dick, but a lot of people like me find him funny. 
 
  
#15 Posted by X19 (2306 posts) -
@anterline: The BBC needs to stop putting those fake laughs on every single comedy they show. It sounds terrible and it distracts from what's going on in the program.
#16 Posted by anterline (73 posts) -
@X19 said:
" @anterline: The BBC needs to stop putting those fake laughs on every single comedy they show. It sounds terrible and it distracts from what's going on in the program. "
Agreed, but the idea is that it makes the clip sound funnier than it really is. Its not just the BBC though, far from it. 
#17 Posted by bricewgilbert (187 posts) -

Always loved him. This just reinforces the idea that the mainstream isn't interested in dieing in games or being forced to unlock stuff. I'm not 100% on board with this (in the sense that it's really not that hard to learn), but I think in general it's better to make a game easier. To not rely on stereotypical fail states. I think we are a ways away from that though. Heavy Rain and Portal for me are good examples of the ideal game in this sense.

#18 Posted by buwchbach (311 posts) -

I have found him quite funny and likeable in the past when he was on QI and stuff, but because of this I legitimately love him.
Also, it's so awesome that this was linked on Kotaku.

#19 Posted by CookieMonster (2427 posts) -
@X19 said:
" @anterline: The BBC needs to stop putting those fake laughs on every single comedy they show. It sounds terrible and it distracts from what's going on in the program. "
I've been saying the exact same thing for ages! It would probably help if bbc comedies were actually funny as well though.
#20 Posted by dudeglove (8037 posts) -
@CookieMonster:  It would help immensely if they did away with BBC3 altogether. I've yet to find anyone who finds Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps funny.
#21 Posted by X19 (2306 posts) -
@anterline: @CookieMonster: Channel 4 doesn't have these stupid fake laughs for example check out Peep Show or Pete vs Life. The BBC are using the same formula that they have always used and they need to wake up and see that it isn't needed anymore. 
 
I swear they used the same fake laugh in that as they did in the Good Life 35 YEARS AGO!!! 
 
  
#22 Posted by MattyFTM (14420 posts) -
@dudeglove said:
" @CookieMonster:  It would help immensely if they did away with BBC3 altogether. I've yet to find anyone who finds Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps funny. "
They haven't shown two pints on BBC Three for ages. And BBC3 actually shows some half decent stuff some of the time. It's better than most of the crap TV channels around anyway.
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#23 Posted by damswedon (3196 posts) -
@X19:   
#24 Posted by X19 (2306 posts) -
@damswedon: Ha what a classic.  
 
He probably got turned down by Felicity "Trickle" Kendal XD
 
#25 Posted by damswedon (3196 posts) -
@X19: The ironic thing with that bit was that Adrian Edmondson ended up doing a Black Comedy with Richard Briers.
#26 Posted by X19 (2306 posts) -
@MattyFTM said:
" @dudeglove said:
" @CookieMonster:  It would help immensely if they did away with BBC3 altogether. I've yet to find anyone who finds Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps funny. "
They haven't shown two pints on BBC Three for ages. And BBC3 actually shows some half decent stuff some of the time. It's better than most of the crap TV channels around anyway. "
   
May I add no fake laughing was used in this mind blowing awesomeness.
#27 Posted by RandomHero666 (3181 posts) -

All Bow to Dara

#28 Posted by XtremePudim (89 posts) -

I really like Dara, and while Mock the Week hasnt been as good without Frankie, its still a good show in my opinion

#29 Posted by Jeust (10770 posts) -

I didn't know him. He's funny. Thanks!

#30 Posted by Fattony12000 (7550 posts) -

  

   
   
  
Someone in here said they didn't like Brooker, for shame, for shame. 
 
Dara has done some funny stuff over the years, and that was mildly amusing.
#31 Posted by MegaMetaTurtle (414 posts) -
@X19: No fake laughter... after the pilot.
 
And god, is it awful with the laugh track. Thankfully they convinced the BBC it didn't need one.