Sunday, September 10, 2006

The Sublime and the Ridiculous

For those who missed the Guardian's special feature yesterday, where famous photos were mocked up starring our best new comedians, here's a little selection to get you scrambling over to see the rest...
Jimmy Carr as Jack Nicholson



The Boosh as the BBC Test Card



Nick Frost and Simon Pegg as Vinnie Jones and Gazza


There's some great interviews, too, and my joke repertoire has grown substantially: Velcro - what a rip off.

7 comments:

Marie said...

Ooh yes - that was my favourite of the jokes too.

Reidski said...

Made me wish I had bought the Guardian yesterday now.
They do look funny, but I do also hate Jimmy Carr - some comedians do the racist, homophobic, sexist thing as a post-modern irony kind of thing but he sounds like he means it!

Billy said...

It was very good. I loved it although some of the pictures scared me somewhat...

Paul Fuzz said...

I have no doubt that the new series of 'Extras' will be excellent, but I'm getting a little bored of Gervais. It's this whole post-Seinfeld 'The Science Of The Sit-Com' shtick every time, like the guy INVENTED not having a laughter track.

AnnaWaits said...

Yeah, he's starting to annoy me too. He acts incredibly cerebral when it comes to talking comedy - he needs to lighten up. And stop using the phrase 'meta-level'.

SimonHolyHoses said...

Ha!

Excellent.

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me! No, of course Gervais didn't invent the need to omit a laughter track - but what him and Merchant did do was become the first writers in the country that could do it well! They took advantage of the fairly unknown formmat and fashioned it into a common situation and characters of genius! Come on people. If you don't like Gervais, thats a different issue. He can be viewed upon as annoying, with a doubley aannoying laugh, but he's far from the likes of actual talentless tw@ts ...hmn, ALL THE PRESENTERS ON T4 - they're the guys you should worry about taking over your tv - Steve Jones with his nuclear ego, Miquita with her fat stupid legs and am i bovered attitude and June Sarpong who's blatantly a coke head. Sorry...I went off on an angry presenter-baiting tangent there...back to comedy legends, look at Gervais as just a big kid in a massive candy shop, hopping from one thing to another with his best mate mechant, both of whom know exactly how to hit the right comedy notes, laughing as they go because they're the best at it in the business. They can blend realistic comedy with pathos and realistic characters. What other sitcoms have done that recently except, maybe Saxondale with Steve Coogan? And come on, whereas Little Britain is now fucking annoying, crass and generally "ok, we get, gay in the village, ha ha haaaaAAKILLMENOW" - Gervais and co. have crafted a un-beatable template for realistic comedy. Everything from the storylines to his mannerisms and fillers show you that he's studied what is deeper rooted in humans rather than all surface no feeling comedy...ahem....Little Britain and Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps.

Give him the respect he deserves, the dude's a good un!