Ooh, I forgot Jeffrey Tamboris in The Death of Stalin. Anyway, I've (finally) saved it to my watch list on Netflix and barring any sharp left turns, I'll watch it tonight!
That clip from Would I Lie To You is quite funny. I've heard of and seen David Mitchell before. As for the Easter onion story, that's quite funny. Also possibly the first ever funny German? (I tease, I tease. And my late, full-German grandfather would, well, he'd probably say there's no use for comedy, actually.)
Sorry, Jeffrey, for calling you Geoffrey! Curious to hear your verdict, Cap'n.
Yes, Henning can be very funny. He claims he only learnt how to goose-step after coming to England and seeing this scene from Fawlty Towers:
I thought it was very good. Very funny. In some ways it felt like a much older movie, it reminded me of a 1960s parody or something. It felt very innocent as a movie--maybe because of the "big" acting, the larger-than-life caricatures--like something from the past, yet the subject matter was obviously as dark (and very much not innocent) as can be.
The mishmash of accents and styles of the council perhaps should in theory have made the movie worse, but it didn't. Not at all! For whatever reason it was hilarious seeing a "New Yawker" Buscemi-Kruschev working alongside a very British Palin-Molotov, etc. It didn't take long at all to just inhabit that world.
Norm Macdonald--who went from being somebody I found kinda funny sometimes to easily my favorite comic over the past year or so as I dug into his material--died at age 61 after secretly dealing with cancer for nine years.
I hate this. I've watched what must be over 100 hours of his standup, talk shows, guest spots on talk shows, and [listened to] radio during those months and became convinced he's one of the absolute all-time greats. As the pandemic subsided and things reopened, I was committed to seeing him whenever he next came through. The best laid plans.
Here are a few long jokes about "his uncles." Some of the funniest stuff I've ever seen. I love everything about him in these bits. The last jokes--the "railroad bum uncle" and the "Dirty Johnny" one--are absolutely remarkable.
lonelysummer: Shoot, i gave up on new music in the 90's.
Sept 18, 2021 2:18:38 GMT
Kapitan: Anyone want to kick off the next year's music to discuss? Pick anything except 1976, 1963, 1989, 2002, or 2010.
Sept 18, 2021 11:22:42 GMT
Kapitan: If not, I'll post a new one later today.
Sept 18, 2021 11:25:26 GMT
jk: Sounds good to me, Cap'n.
Sept 18, 2021 11:50:32 GMT
carllove: If you want to pick one today, I can do one Monday. Gotta start getting ready to power wash my deck this morning! Did get my thoughts in on 2010 this morning. Rough year!
Sept 18, 2021 13:04:24 GMT
carllove: Actually Kapitan, my husband is still sleeping, so I will choose a year this morning. It will be 1972.
Sept 18, 2021 13:14:07 GMT
B.E.: '63-72 - not just the best years for the Beach Boys but for popular music.
Sept 18, 2021 13:25:18 GMT
Kapitan: Great year for music!
Sept 18, 2021 14:34:33 GMT