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"Never Mind the Buzzcocks"

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"Sm4ck the P0ny"

NOT FUNNY

Victor L3wis 5mith

NOT FUNNY

You may agree or disagree as u please, fux0rz, but thee above, as well as others who i will add when i remember their names are so totally lax0ring any poss comedic potential that I just DO N0T UNDERSTAND HOW THE GOT ON TELLY IN THEE 1st PLACE!!11!!1!1!!!!

FUKC TH4 UNPHUNNY!!1!!!!!1!!

your nominations please, i am going upstairs to mini rekording facility to learn "d0n't ph34r th4 r34p0r" for gig in sunderland on friday!@#!@#!@#!@~

Pashmina (Pashmina), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:17 (seventeen years ago) link

bernie mac.

and almost everyone else.

RJG (RJG), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:21 (seventeen years ago) link

Jimmy Fallon
David Cross

chaki (chaki), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:25 (seventeen years ago) link

sitcoms in general

nickalicious (nickalicious), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:32 (seventeen years ago) link

Meera Syal
Gina Yashere
Robert Lindsay in My Family
everyone else in My Family
Helen Lederer
Iain Lee
Ali G (anymore)
Tv Go Home - the Tv series
Rik Mayall (anymore)
Ben Elton (anymore)
Only Fools & Horses (anymore)

however i am pleased to report that the new Shooting Stars is up there with the first three (much better than the poor last series)

stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:35 (seventeen years ago) link

Patrick Kielty.

Cozen (Cozen), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:35 (seventeen years ago) link

The Simpsons (anymore)

stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:35 (seventeen years ago) link

Angus Deayton
Rory McGrath
Nick Hancock
Jonathan Ross (except when he's presenting award shows)

stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:36 (seventeen years ago) link

whose line is it, anyway?

kirsten k (kirsten), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:37 (seventeen years ago) link

i would say Johnny Vaughan, but cut out my tongue, i think he can be alright

stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:37 (seventeen years ago) link

The Simpsons ten years ago = made me laugh til it hurt.

The Simpsons now = makes me laugh til it hurts, but I feel a strange guilt for enjoying so heartily something that everyone else thinks sucks.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:37 (seventeen years ago) link

i maybe harsh on The Simpsons...but i havent laughed out loud at it for years now, and my feelings on the show's decline have been well documented already on this forum i believe

Chris Tucker (maybe he is live, but not in films)

Alan Davies (not since he started doing Abbey National adverts or bloody Jonathan Creak)

Harry Enfield (not for about ten years now!)

stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:40 (seventeen years ago) link

cartoons that are extremely gory, i.e. loony tunes

Maria (Maria), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:41 (seventeen years ago) link

The Larry Sanders Show

Girolamo Savonarola, Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:42 (seventeen years ago) link

Come to think of it, Gary Shandling in general.

Girolamo Savonarola, Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:42 (seventeen years ago) link

Looney Tunes are violent, but they aren't gory. Or have you been watching the director's cut versions?

Nick A. (Nick A.), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:43 (seventeen years ago) link

Letterman (apart from the Top Ten lists...sometimes)

j.lu (j.lu), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:44 (seventeen years ago) link

My Family IS funny and Smack the Poney can have some well good bits.

Stuff that isn't funny:

Victoria Wood
Absolutely Fabulous (no arguments - it isn't funny)
Spaced

dog latin (dog latin), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:44 (seventeen years ago) link

Bush Sr.

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:46 (seventeen years ago) link

The Dave Chappelle Show.

j.lu (j.lu), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:46 (seventeen years ago) link

violent, gory, whatever. they're still not funny.

Maria (Maria), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:48 (seventeen years ago) link

LPTJ piece on the new Strokes album. But then I have no soul.

Aaron A., Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:51 (seventeen years ago) link

if you think My Family IS funny but Spaced isnt then god help you...


..you must just have a different opinion to me, or something...

stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:51 (seventeen years ago) link

at least My Family has jokes in it. The only gags in Spaced are so obvious they may as well not be in there. Fuckin bland as fuck.

dog latin (dog latin), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 22:02 (seventeen years ago) link

morning radio!

teeny (teeny), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 22:04 (seventeen years ago) link

I disagree with several here (Smack The Pony, Spaced, Victoria Wood, Larry Sanders), but lots of good nominations. How has no one mentioned Dead Ringers and Bo! Selecta or whatever it was called yet?

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 22:04 (seventeen years ago) link

I love the obv. UK/US divide in this thread.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 22:06 (seventeen years ago) link

I still like the Simpsons. Oh well.

Sean Carruthers (SeanC), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 22:08 (seventeen years ago) link

and can someone explain to me exactly HOW the simpsons has gone downhill? I dont really know which episode is in which series but I still find it as funny as ever - i think. What's so bad about it now?

dog latin (dog latin), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 22:11 (seventeen years ago) link

Bernie Mac IS FUNNY! his show is ok, but in standup and movies the man is a genius.

and Letterman used to be funny...

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 22:18 (seventeen years ago) link

Regis.

Curtis Stephens, Tuesday, 28 January 2003 22:22 (seventeen years ago) link

dog latin - how you feel about Spaced is exactly how i feel about My Family - how incredibly curious...oh well, at least we agree on the Cartoon Network stuff (see FUNNY thread)

stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 22:24 (seventeen years ago) link

and can someone explain to me exactly HOW the simpsons has gone downhill? I dont really know which episode is in which series but I still find it as funny as ever - i think. What's so bad about it now?

you should buy the Season 3 DVD/VHS set when it comes out in a few months...then compare it to newer episodes (you should be able to tell which are the newer ones, they're the ones where Homer sounds more like Scooby-Doo or does stuff even more preposterous and outlandish - or just not as interesting - than going into space or winning a Grammy) - if you can't tell the differences then...i'll...er...roll my eyes and sulk i guess

stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 22:27 (seventeen years ago) link

Bo Selecta - shite except for any sketch where he wears one of those big stupid masks - then it becomes CLASSIC

stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 22:28 (seventeen years ago) link

Howard Stern
Jackass
Real world

brg30 (brg30), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 22:36 (seventeen years ago) link

Lol! I don't HATE Spaced, but i made the mistake of getting the first series on DVD after it had been reccomended to me by everyone i know. When I watched it I don't think I laughed once. Maybe I just don't get it but I really thought the humour was terribly obvious and made so blatant that what could've been funny just wasn't. I hated every single character in it, they were cliched and dislikable to the extreme. What really bugged me was the blurb on the back that said something like "it's just like real life and you'll have to pinch yourself to realise it isnt". The only thing about that show i felt comparable with real life was the endless monotony of it all. I mean, come on it's not a new or funny revelation that people working in creative media are often bums or egotistical slackers (like me) so why point it out as if it's the funniest thing in the world? That bit where the modern artist is explaining how he paints "aggression, pain, frustration" and it's presented as if it's a joke. Very funny - "modern art is, like, really weird man! Look, people covered in paint - they must be mad!". or "Wow! Clubbing is funny. Look people on drugs - they're really funny." actually, i'm trying very hard to remember where there were any jokes or funny bits in the whole series. That's all.

My Family however is such a simple, albeit hackneyed idea but I find the humour quite refreshing and the script is excellently written.

dog latin (dog latin), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 22:42 (seventeen years ago) link

I must disagree with the "The Larry Sanders Show" is not funny statement - I think it's one of the most entertaining things on these days. But as for what is not funny: Some of those horrid new cartoon on Cartoon Network (bring back Powerpuff Girls and Courage the Cowardly Dog and Dexter's Lab and Johnny Bravo!) and basically all modern sitcoms and most of Adam Sandler's movies (though I did enjoy the Wedding Singer) and Jim Carrey when he's trying to be manic and funny - YUCK!

I'm Passing Open Windows (Ms Laura), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 22:44 (seventeen years ago) link

robin williams, for the most part.

RJG (RJG), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 22:46 (seventeen years ago) link

lemony snicket.

RJG (RJG), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 22:55 (seventeen years ago) link

Does Lemony Snicket=Alisdair Gray writing for children? My lil sister loves those Unfortunate Events books but I haven't read them yet. If it is Alisdair I may have to nick them off her.

dog latin (dog latin), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 22:59 (seventeen years ago) link

it's daniel handler.

RJG (RJG), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 23:02 (seventeen years ago) link

Dead Ringers is indeed pants, but 'Brian Sewell' singing 'sexiest man in Jamaica' in a working man's club is the funniest thing I've seen this year.

Billy Dods (Billy Dods), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 23:04 (seventeen years ago) link

You must have found Dead Ringers funny when he brought out all that creepy apparatus?

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 23:05 (seventeen years ago) link

I always get dead ringers confused with raising cain for a moment.

RJG (RJG), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 23:06 (seventeen years ago) link

Dog Latin - nick them and devour them. Absolutely brilliant. Squirt milk through your nose funny. And disturbingly literary, too. I love all of them (as well as "The Unauthorized Autobiography" that sheds some murky light on what has happened to the Orphans - oh, and do try the reversable dust jacket, too).

I cannot believe that someone doesn't find them funny.

I'm Passing Open Windows (Ms Laura), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 23:08 (seventeen years ago) link

gilmore girls is quite unfunny as well.

kirsten k (kirsten), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 23:13 (seventeen years ago) link

jenna elfman

chaki (chaki), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 23:36 (seventeen years ago) link

The proposed assault on Iraq. Oh no, that is not one bit funny, oh no.

Lara (Lara), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 23:41 (seventeen years ago) link

Bush and crew thinking they're demi-gods.

I'm Passing Open Windows (Ms Laura), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 23:42 (seventeen years ago) link

I really thought the humour was terribly obvious and made so blatant that what could've been funny just wasn't. I hated every single character in it, they were cliched and dislikable to the extreme.

what was to dislike about them? i thought they were all pretty cute. i'd admit there's a slight tweeness to them all that tries to display them all as intensely loveable that may have been overbearing (kinda like Belle & Sebastian or Lemon Jelly perhaps), but the surreal quirks and/or ultimately human aspects of their characters prevailed

I mean, come on it's not a new or funny revelation that people working in creative media are often bums or egotistical slackers (like me) so why point it out as if it's the funniest thing in the world?

i dont think they were dragging it out that badly, i dont recall seeing a realsitic depiction of creative types struggling to get motivated and get work anywhere else in a British sitcom in recent times...its not even meant to be 'funny' as in 'look, you must laugh now' - just a well observed, well executed half-comment to me

That bit where the modern artist is explaining how he paints "aggression, pain, frustration" and it's presented as if it's a joke. Very funny - "modern art is, like, really weird man! Look, people covered in paint - they must be mad!". or "Wow! Clubbing is funny. Look people on drugs - they're really funny."

the "pain, fear, aggression" (or whatever it was) thing is funny because its a swift, well executed montage and because of Mark heap's facial expressions (his 'fear' face cracked me up).

the clubbing episode was VERY cliched, but still funny to see Mike in a tight pink leotard and Tracks (the Irish courier) having a flashback and buzzing his tits off to the sounds of roadworks, the telephone and a boiling kettle - yes VERY Human Traffic, but again well executed and just something to make you smile if not roll around on the floor like an epileptic having a fight with a 6ft feather duster

apologies to everyone for getting into another Spaced: Good/Bad thing, i'm sure there have been loads before and opinion is divided probably 50/50

anyone else think My Family is funny tho?!

stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 23:44 (seventeen years ago) link

It's more nuanced than that!

But I can't control how ppl understand it or use it tbf

moyesery loves kompany (darraghmac), Friday, 1 December 2017 00:01 (two years ago) link

It is more nuanced, but.. try and nuance-splain to the rest of 'em.

You created a monster. A much needed one.

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 1 December 2017 00:03 (two years ago) link

Ya nuancer

moyesery loves kompany (darraghmac), Friday, 1 December 2017 00:06 (two years ago) link

Ah great more high horse crap

brimstead, Friday, 1 December 2017 00:21 (two years ago) link

You are both lads, iinm

brimstead, Friday, 1 December 2017 00:21 (two years ago) link

stop it with the lads shit ffs

That's racist, dude.

Action of Boyle Man Prompts Visitor to Stay (Tom D.), Friday, 1 December 2017 00:22 (two years ago) link

Limmy

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i declare a fatwa on you

-_- (jim in vancouver), Friday, 1 December 2017 00:23 (two years ago) link

Don't be a sulky dullard brimstead there's a good chap

moyesery loves kompany (darraghmac), Friday, 1 December 2017 00:23 (two years ago) link

alright it's all good

I need to snap into a slim Jim before I post or something, I'm always posting so hangry

brimstead, Friday, 1 December 2017 00:26 (two years ago) link

you rang?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-fjmZsVcg4

saer, Friday, 1 December 2017 00:27 (two years ago) link

I had the council lads come round and install a system and up this popped

saer, Friday, 1 December 2017 00:30 (two years ago) link

Go with god brimstead

Am half curious as to the meaning ppl have on lads now but I'd guess it's all things to all lads probably

moyesery loves kompany (darraghmac), Friday, 1 December 2017 00:32 (two years ago) link

Alls lads that ends lads

infinity (∞), Friday, 1 December 2017 00:41 (two years ago) link

Re: Limmy I don't even feel hostile towards the guy, and admittedly I've only seen the odd sketch here and there, maybe his stuff has a cumulative effect I'm missing out on idk. It's just that all the clips of him I've seen seem like some laboured set-up for a feeble pay-off but that makes him no worse than, oh, pretty much all sketch comedy ever made.

ultros ultros-ghali, Friday, 1 December 2017 11:07 (two years ago) link

I was interested to hear an Irish girl at work use 'lads' the other day (in an 'oh come on', eye-rolling context) directed at two female workmates.

MaresNest, Friday, 1 December 2017 12:32 (two years ago) link

I have explicitly noted this on more than one ilx occasion but if I may allow myself a very limited martyr moment there's many lads around the place determined to misunderstand or project to maximum reproval and always at the expense of increased cultural comprehension

moyesery loves kompany (darraghmac), Friday, 1 December 2017 12:50 (two years ago) link

xp, I think I may have noted in the past that my other half has, on at least one occasion, referred to her mother as ‘lads’ in the same situation.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Friday, 1 December 2017 13:02 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Danny Baker ahahahahaha gosh you're whimsical you smug cunt

a Rambo in curved air (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 23 December 2017 10:15 (two years ago) link

there's more that could be c+p'ed from wiki but this

Baker is a lifelong supporter of his local football club, Millwall.

is all you need to know really.

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 23 December 2017 10:25 (two years ago) link

everything on 5 live is very bad.

calzino, Saturday, 23 December 2017 10:30 (two years ago) link

sometimes you want to listen to a sports game

a Rambo in curved air (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 23 December 2017 10:31 (two years ago) link

Baker makes Colin Murray seem like a passable attempt at a radio presenter tho, that's a tremendous achievement in the field of twattery

a Rambo in curved air (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 23 December 2017 10:35 (two years ago) link

I used to like Tim Vickery and 606, but I find them unbearable these days. I've probably changed more than either of them have.

calzino, Saturday, 23 December 2017 10:38 (two years ago) link

some days i end up listening to the World Service because it's less aggravating than whatever's on 4 or 5

a Rambo in curved air (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 23 December 2017 10:41 (two years ago) link

some very good stuff on there, apart from when it gets too Trumpcentric.

calzino, Saturday, 23 December 2017 10:45 (two years ago) link

What's wrong with millwall?

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 23 December 2017 10:50 (two years ago) link

xp
The major danger of falling asleep with R4 on is waking up to Chris Grayling's voice. You don't get no trigger warning ffs.

calzino, Saturday, 23 December 2017 10:51 (two years ago) link

What's wrong with millwall?

I grew up following Rangers, no offence but I wouldn't expect too much off this site.

It's almost as if it was......my fault, or something.

Master of Treacle, Friday, 29 December 2017 04:05 (two years ago) link

off = of

Master of Treacle, Friday, 29 December 2017 04:07 (two years ago) link

Frankie Boyle.

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Friday, 29 December 2017 22:10 (two years ago) link

I presume he's on the box. He can make me laugh sometimes, but when he's bad he absolutely fucking reeks.

calzino, Friday, 29 December 2017 22:14 (two years ago) link

He's a joyless prick with no charisma and no comedic skills - he's a comedy writer not a performer.

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Friday, 29 December 2017 22:22 (two years ago) link

I used to absolutely hate him for his attention seeking lol disablism type shittiness. But his short lived election/Scot-ref shows were at least not HIGNFY, and quite funny in places. I know, a very low bar, but I think I'm slowly going back to my original position, but that he's not much cop rather than hating him.

calzino, Friday, 29 December 2017 22:34 (two years ago) link

if a millwall fan started posting to ilx i would engage in good-natured top bantz with them

imago, Friday, 29 December 2017 22:39 (two years ago) link

About right, yes.

Mark G, Friday, 29 December 2017 22:39 (two years ago) link

I'd make up a cruel football chant to piss them off, based on the Your Relegation one.

We all know you're going down to live in Doncaster (Talkin 'bout your relegation gentrification)

calzino, Friday, 29 December 2017 22:43 (two years ago) link

Well it's the right thread for it.

calzino, Friday, 29 December 2017 22:46 (two years ago) link

six months pass...

fuck me that Leigh Francis is hilarious

he's one of our pwn (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 7 July 2018 22:19 (two years ago) link

wow.doxxed

repartee is deft (darraghmac), Saturday, 7 July 2018 23:22 (two years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRqa3tyeisM

del griffith, Sunday, 8 July 2018 00:04 (two years ago) link

four weeks pass...

The Festival looks like a new Inbetweeners movie in all but name

Just. everybody. die.

the Joao looked at Jonny (Noodle Vague), Monday, 6 August 2018 00:37 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

why hasn't Jonathan Pie been mentioned in this thread? Why hasn't he been mentioned in every post in this thread?

Scritti Vanilli - The Word Girl You Know It's True (dog latin), Monday, 8 October 2018 13:39 (two years ago) link

five months pass...

https://i.imgur.com/8SMeQpo.jpg

pplains, Saturday, 16 March 2019 19:46 (one year ago) link

!

StanM, Saturday, 16 March 2019 21:23 (one year ago) link

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6512/558/1600/File0057.jpg

everything, Saturday, 16 March 2019 22:07 (one year ago) link

My mind is trying to process the idea of Dara O'Briain, Frankie Boyle, and David Mitchell being considered "not funny" because they've become three of my favorite comedians ever. OTOH, I cannot second the "Bat Dad" mention strongly enough and every time one of my friends on FB repost that fucker it only makes me want to beat the shit out of him and his entire horrible family.

I'm really sad to find that "Family Ties", which was one of my favorite TV shows as a little girl, has aged terribly and isn't very watchable these days. OTOH I'm delighted to see how well "The Facts of Life" has aged and that my adoration of it as a kid was correct. I also find a lot of American stand-up comedians hacky and as diametrically opposite of funny as possible, e.g. the examples am0n posted on October 31, 2012; the first one is especially "LOL flyover country amirite?" hackneyed and tired.

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 01:11 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

The fly on Mike Pence’s head

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 15 October 2020 05:28 (two weeks ago) link

it's still there?

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Thursday, 15 October 2020 07:37 (two weeks ago) link

It's here all week

Ba-dum-tsss!

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Thursday, 15 October 2020 07:38 (two weeks ago) link

actual lol

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 16 October 2020 02:56 (two weeks ago) link


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