So I can’t go tonight. But last year’s first Comics Choice Awards was a blast. Great stand-up and a good way to see the best of our best.
I asked a few comics to answer the question: Is there anything funny that you are ashamed to admit to?
John Vlismas – who is a star and complete pro – had this to say:
Sneakily watching appalling reality shows, like The Only Way Is Essex , or Big Rich Texas – I am gobsmacked at the ridiculous-ness of these people, but it’s also brilliant satire.
Alyn Adams, one of The Times Comic’s Pen Award nominees, came back with this:
Top Gear. Richard Hammond’s a sniggering schoolboy sidekick, James May (who should know better; he’s bright!) is a collaborator in the WWII sense and Jeremy Clarkson suffers from the same unexamined life and privilege of far too many wealthy white males; but even knowing all that, they make me laugh out loud. It’s probably the irreverent piss-taking of so much that “their class” also takes seriously that allows them to get away with the juvenile leftie-bashing, in my book…
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