Danny Baker: Classic or Dud

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i should just leave it permanently on the World Service unless there's a match on tbh

Doctor Nu (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:19 (one year ago) link

the history of stand up comedians from the world of r4 comedy/Edinburgh fringe/"the circuit" 1990-2019 is going to be an essential read one day.

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:21 (one year ago) link

if it ends with a savage outbreak of ebola then yes

Doctor Nu (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:22 (one year ago) link

I wonder how they'll deal with this on R4's The Now Show oh wait I don't fucking care.

just another country (snoball), Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:28 (one year ago) link

it'll be a short lived + pyrrhic victory for the haters when Geoff Norcott gets the old Baker slot.

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:31 (one year ago) link

Chris Evans & Gazza or gtfo

Doctor Nu (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:33 (one year ago) link

There was an extended bit on Baker on the News Quiz last night with Desiree Burch and Andrew Maxwell both being fairly merciless.

I don't know why I listen to the News Quiz. It's some bizarre form of self-punishment.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:41 (one year ago) link

cos Miles Jupp is so frigging hilarious :p

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:43 (one year ago) link

well he would be for me if I cracked up as much as he does at his own jokes sometimes.

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:46 (one year ago) link

Rehabilitation seems underway already. Street-Porter defending him at length in the i (apparently there's not enough Londoners on the been seems to be her main point) and that it's hard to know what's offensive "these days". Bleagh.

Ned Trifle X, Saturday, 11 May 2019 11:22 (one year ago) link

"been" = "beeb"

Ned Trifle X, Saturday, 11 May 2019 11:22 (one year ago) link

mr been

mark s, Saturday, 11 May 2019 11:25 (one year ago) link

Pity, I thought JSP might be using Cockney rhyming slang, as spoken on the streets of London, as Ralph McTell once memorably sang, to lend support her fellow Londoner, Danny Baker.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Saturday, 11 May 2019 11:30 (one year ago) link

there's a bit more feeling in this rehabilitation as baker seems like a decent man who screwed up due to thoughtlessness rather than an actual bastard, i.e. [¡]his cancellation could have happened to any of us, really[/¡]

imago, Saturday, 11 May 2019 11:33 (one year ago) link

i mean, it couldn't, because a lot of people would never make that mistake, but there's a fair perception that this fuckup is relatable

imago, Saturday, 11 May 2019 11:34 (one year ago) link

I'll take getting cancelled, as long as I've got a few hundred grand in the bank for doing a weekly Colin Hunt impression.

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 11:36 (one year ago) link

would subscribe to a calzino podcast tbf

imago, Saturday, 11 May 2019 11:38 (one year ago) link

Is it racist to assume a royal baby is white? Like is there a bias at play where people assume MM is white because a British prince married her?

I believe DB had no idea and his apology is genuine but there were a few big stories about her race at the time. Wasn't there a UKIP leader or his girlfriend or both in the shit about a bunch of monkey posts when the pregnancy or wedding were announced?

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:36 (one year ago) link

Not knowing MM is mixed race, in 2019, is pretty weird imo.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:40 (one year ago) link

I don't know why people are so invested in saving Danny Baker's career anyway, he's an annoying cunt who's long past his sell-by date.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:41 (one year ago) link

Lotta people really hoping for that reboot of Pets Win Prizes i guess

Doctor Nu (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:46 (one year ago) link

but there were a few big stories about her race at the time.

Like having an African-American Episcopalian preacher giving a holy rolling sermon at their wedding and having a African-American mother, for instance?

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:47 (one year ago) link

I literally had no idea there even was a royal baby until the morning it was born but I was obv aware of markle’s race, frankly I don’t believe baker at all on that score. Can totally believe kinder’s account of not following this kind of thing and taking a little while to clock it, but being a professional media gobshite and being unaware until *this week*? Fuck off. At best I can believe he momentarily forgot in his rush to post this excellent comedic material, it’s a pretty classic gaff and I’m glad he’s taking his lumps

milkshake chuk (wins), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:59 (one year ago) link

it's really really easy to not give a shit about the royal family

like genuinely just completely ignore them

DB seems like someone whose instinct is to do this but for reasons of personal branding is also dutybound to attempt off-the-cuff lolrandom topical humour, which is a combo that's nailed-on going to fuck you up sooner or later

Terry Major-Ball Will Tell You (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 11 May 2019 14:03 (one year ago) link

it's really really easy to not give a shit about the royal family

like genuinely just completely ignore them

I bet you I give even less of a shit about the royal family than Danny Baker so I'm not buying that argument - mind you I don't know about calzino.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Saturday, 11 May 2019 14:06 (one year ago) link

even if you don't gaf about them, just listening to 15 minutes of radio tv news bulletins in a day will expose you to information about them. idgaf about marvel superhero movies, but in a pub-quiz could probably answer which hollywood actor cunt plays who.

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 14:14 (one year ago) link

Ok that's one person i need next time i do a pub quiz

Doctor Nu (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 11 May 2019 14:17 (one year ago) link

psst.. it's Micheal Crawford who plays Condorman.

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 14:19 (one year ago) link

I know that one, I saw it at the pictures when it came out

And John Terry is Hawk the Slayer iirc

Doctor Nu (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 11 May 2019 14:28 (one year ago) link

Jimmy Greaves is Brown Bottle

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 14:31 (one year ago) link

tbh I'd probably get at least 3/4 of them wrong.

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 14:35 (one year ago) link

I also saw 'Condorman' at the cinema. Cool car, shit movie, fascist imagery...
https://i.makeagif.com/media/10-23-2015/Zk77yG.gif

just another country (snoball), Saturday, 11 May 2019 14:39 (one year ago) link

Also, finally, here's an animated GIF that adequately sums up Brexit:
https://66.media.tumblr.com/ec1ff9d0f7d685c322e766b78b69104a/tumblr_obhystHyC51sqf5tdo1_400.gif

just another country (snoball), Saturday, 11 May 2019 14:43 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3Vywcjyt0Y&t=1s

9/11 truther and bloke who has written a self-published book about an alternate reality where Hitler died in WW1 and the US launched multiple nuclear weapons at China - saying it was karma that got Baker sacked because of the disgraceful way he treated Gazza.

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 15:24 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3Vywcjyt0Y

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 15:25 (one year ago) link

don't do drugs, kids

Doctor Nu (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 11 May 2019 15:28 (one year ago) link

what happens to moaty in this alternative timeline

mark s, Saturday, 11 May 2019 16:04 (one year ago) link

him and Lord Gascoigne crack the secrets of cold fusion between them.

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 16:17 (one year ago) link

spoilers: the secret ingredient is some fog on the Tyne.

just another country (snoball), Saturday, 11 May 2019 16:19 (one year ago) link

reminds me that danny baker guests with kenny lynch, lulu's brother and that bloke from spooky tooth on this gazza album >>>

https://http2.mlstatic.com/lp-gazza-and-friends-lets-have-a-party-D_NQ_NP_734705-MLM25073698268_092016-F.jpg

Br. Des Shadows (NickB), Saturday, 11 May 2019 21:14 (one year ago) link

shame that danny’s gone and ruined that album for me now tbh

Br. Des Shadows (NickB), Saturday, 11 May 2019 21:53 (one year ago) link

the day you walked into a barbers and was greeted by an unsteady looking old man propped up by a walking stick and keenly showing his manual hand clippers. "Do you want a Paul Gascoigne short back and sides lad?". Thats wot brexit wants to bring back!

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 21:54 (one year ago) link

the spooky tooth guy dying in 1979 is the best thing abt it tbh

mark s, Saturday, 11 May 2019 21:57 (one year ago) link

cool kids never had the tyne

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Saturday, 11 May 2019 22:11 (one year ago) link

Yes, it's Son of Spooky Tooth guy, not Spooky Tooth guy. Also can you be called Spooky Tooth guy when you only appeared on one Spooky Tooth album and it's not what you're best known for anyway?

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Saturday, 11 May 2019 22:14 (one year ago) link

yes

mark s, Saturday, 11 May 2019 22:15 (one year ago) link

it's canon

mark s, Saturday, 11 May 2019 22:16 (one year ago) link

Having trouble finding out why Spooky Tooth were called Spooky Tooth.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Saturday, 11 May 2019 22:17 (one year ago) link

named after the band's favourite DJ and body part

Doctor Nu (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 11 May 2019 22:18 (one year ago) link


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