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because he really really deserves a thread of his own.

3 clips from limmy's show s3 here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p085w

series returns next monday - still not uk-wide, shockingly. available on iplayer though

NI, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 02:18 (six years ago) link

some previous limmy chatter here: Rolling UK Comedy Thread - "Ricky Don't Lose Larry David's Number

NI, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 02:19 (six years ago) link

genuinely obsessed with his stuff. that perfect mix of rough (sidestepping the bullying of frankie boyle) and touching and ridiculous

NI, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 02:23 (six years ago) link

I don't know, it's much more variable than the other Scottish comedy shows on the block - for every "Wrong way down a one way street" there's a "Lloyds pharMAcy", and I have real doubts it'll ever get to the heights of the Falconhoof "Kill Jester" again - Gary Tank Commander is solidly good, and Burnistoun (although equally prone to misfires) stomps all over it with Jolly Boy John. I'll definitely be iPlayering it though.

Did anyone else ever try following him on Twitter? SERIOUSLY something wrong with him.

passive-aggressive display name (aldo), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 17:06 (six years ago) link

I love Limmy. Lloyds Pharmacy was hilarious for me. Yes or noo, all the Adventure Calls, the amazing "will I bring another spoon" sketch. I can't even remember all the ones I like cos there are so many.

Heterocyclic ring ring (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 17:15 (six years ago) link

Of the new clips, I like the one with the guy in the park.

Also Benny Harvey RIP!

Heterocyclic ring ring (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 17:15 (six years ago) link

i followed him on twitter for a while, had to give up after not long. though i do have some kind of admiration for someone who is a professional success despite spending all day picking fights with strangers.

Perfect Chicken Forever (Merdeyeux), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 17:21 (six years ago) link

The Bus trip to Yoker sketch is his crowning achievement IMO. Yeah his Twitter is pretty crazed.

make like a steak and beef (dog latin), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 17:29 (six years ago) link

the "club face" one had me in bits. i can sit and watch him on youtube for hours.

second only to popcorn (or something), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 17:44 (six years ago) link

Think this is his pinnacle tbh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5tnlBY7Xek

Remarkable how many Limmyisms are still current between me and the missus: "a child's *sweetie*, officer?", "20s *plenty*?" "youse *guys*???", "REQUIEM" etc etc

Stevie T, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 17:59 (six years ago) link

The "Yoker" clip is all time. Never seen the "touching" one upthread before (aka Millport I guess), after a robustly shit day of it, mostly due to work, this struck a chord that's resonating like a tuning fork right now. Looking fwd to the new series.

that mustardless plate (Bill A), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 19:15 (six years ago) link

"Yoker" is great. I have no need to follow his twitter as it's all endlessly retweeted into my stream anyway.

I managed one episode of Gary Tank Commander and thought it was excruciating.

michaellambert, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 20:35 (six years ago) link

I quite frequently get people retweeting him in my twitter stream... and he doesn't seem very funny, to be honest.

emil.y, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 20:58 (six years ago) link

The Twitter stuff isn't really representative of his TV comedy. Though I find the repetition and bloody-mindedness of his Twitter does sort of amuse me in a way.

In general with Limmy it's not a love it or hate it thing, but I definitely have recommended him to a few friends who saw no value in his sketches whatsoever.

I also think it's really clear from a lot of the sketches that he has been a major raver at some point, I can't pinpoint this in every sketch but his humour is definitely of that brand to me.

this one is probably the best, for me, a great sketch with a completely meaningless ending that just makes it even funnier:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBU-pzAmqcM

love this one too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv6Ec5P-63k

Heterocyclic ring ring (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 21:48 (six years ago) link

My friends and I still shout "WASTE" at each other.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp3c96XssJg

jed_, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 21:53 (six years ago) link

Limmy is a twitter savant. I've actually read this whole thing twice

http://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/Brian_Limond_%28daftlimmy%29_TheLose1000.htm#TheLose1000

Number None, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 21:59 (six years ago) link

I really like him, despite the PAIN his work causes me in the office. He's clearly a fan of Tim & Eric - says as much on the commentaries for the new DVD.

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 22:11 (six years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcqzrNOG2TA

William Bloody Swygart, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 22:42 (six years ago) link

this one always gets me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tt5DE4hbYY

Number None, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 22:46 (six years ago) link

My dad frequently tells me how much he loves the sketch with the magic picture frame and his dad in it. Limmy's humour is at its best when it reflects that particular Scottish sense of neither being derogatory /laughing at somebody's expense nor self deprecating - just funny because it is.

make like a steak and beef (dog latin), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 22:49 (six years ago) link

YERRA LIAR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AryQPWvlvU

jed_, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 22:56 (six years ago) link

Burnistoun (although equally prone to misfires) stomps all over it with Jolly Boy John.

Much as I love Burnistoun and agree that both are hit and miss, I think Limmy's highs are higher.

I once spent half an hour suppressing giggles on a train after my brother texted "d'ye want this mushroom" to me.

I've followed and unfollowed Limmy several times on twitter. He's hard work sometimes. I used to occasionally watch his webcam stuff too.

squozen turnip (onimo), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 23:04 (six years ago) link

the webcam stuff is definitely a little too weird for me

Number None, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 23:06 (six years ago) link

Limmy is a twitter savant. I've actually read this whole thing twice

http://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/Brian_Limond_%28daftlimmy%29_TheLose1000.htm#TheLose1000

― Number None, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 21:59 Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

wee bits of that are cracking me up - I think he just riffs away and some things eventually become sketch ideas

squozen turnip (onimo), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 23:15 (six years ago) link

I once spent half an hour suppressing giggles on a train after my brother texted "d'ye want this mushroom" to me.

yes. it's not so much that he sketches are hilarious (although the best ones are) but that so many of them have taken on a life of their own between my friends.

jed_, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 23:22 (six years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DbShY2hE_c
"heavy duty"

calumerio, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 23:38 (six years ago) link

"dessert" is painfully otm, could do a follow up with "a glass of wine please" " would that be a *large* glass of wine ooh ooh smirk wink?"

second only to popcorn (or something), Wednesday, 7 November 2012 19:44 (six years ago) link

this thread is making me realise how much stuff he has, i'd say there are 30/40 i love and i hadn't seen a lot of the ones posted here.

jed otm too, the stuff has a way of getting into conversation.

Heterocyclic ring ring (LocalGarda), Thursday, 8 November 2012 09:34 (six years ago) link

the one i drop the most is "and that means YOU".

second only to popcorn (or something), Thursday, 8 November 2012 09:59 (six years ago) link

I also think it's really clear from a lot of the sketches that he has been a major raver at some point

I used to know him, when he but was wee laddie (aye), so I can confirm this as true

Named locally as Tom D (Tom D.), Thursday, 8 November 2012 10:04 (six years ago) link

A friend's three-year old son asked her for a "muffit of tea" the other day.

Stevie T, Thursday, 8 November 2012 10:05 (six years ago) link

love "a muffit of tea".

Heterocyclic ring ring (LocalGarda), Thursday, 8 November 2012 10:11 (six years ago) link

I've still never seen his show!

Named locally as Tom D (Tom D.), Thursday, 8 November 2012 10:12 (six years ago) link

The "Nightmare" sketch had me in hysterics first time I watched it.

So many good Limmy's sketches. I bought series 1 on DVD but when it came to watching it my flatmate was just unimpressed and I had to admit that series lacked a lot of the best of his work.

make like a steak and beef (dog latin), Thursday, 8 November 2012 10:13 (six years ago) link

YERRA LIAR

jed_, Thursday, 8 November 2012 10:16 (six years ago) link

I once did a telephone interview with him and I genuinely was laughing for the full thirty minutes we were speaking.

This is my personal favourite:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ysnjjvcAmk

boxedjoy, Thursday, 8 November 2012 10:32 (six years ago) link

I forgot about "a muffit of tea"! I often read problem as ploblem to myself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYVdrwLEx1I

both parts of this sketch kill me

squozen turnip (onimo), Thursday, 8 November 2012 12:20 (six years ago) link

omg muffit of tea

itt: 'splaining men (ledge), Thursday, 8 November 2012 12:44 (six years ago) link

the way the "new characters" sketches - drunk lassie, soaking guy etc. - built to their final realisation was masterful.

-i'm not numb hen, these are great these wee things...
-whit wee things?
-ECCIES!!!

jed_, Thursday, 8 November 2012 13:00 (six years ago) link

Looking forward to the new series. S2 was brilliant. Easily the best British sketch show (not that there's much competition) since The Fast Show and arguably more inventive.

Each to their own, but I find it surprising that people say Limmy is hit and miss compared to Burnistoun. There are a few great Burnistoun sketches (2 Litre Bottle of Ginger, The Lift, the single issue MP, er that's about it) but it's always been seriously patchy. The latest series was piss poor; lazy writing, a lack of imagination. With stuff like Jolly Boy John it's as if they're trying to go for the weirdness of Limmy, but it totally falls flat and just comes across as the sort of 'random' wacky shit Limmy takes the piss out of so well (youtube the Limmy 'random' sketch from the pilot - one of my favourites).

Poor.Old.Tired.Horse. (Stew), Thursday, 8 November 2012 13:53 (six years ago) link

There are endless Limmy sketches imo.

Heterocyclic ring ring (LocalGarda), Thursday, 8 November 2012 13:53 (six years ago) link

SHES TURNED THE WAINS AGAINST US!

Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Thursday, 8 November 2012 14:09 (six years ago) link

I love the delivery of "you're a wee fanny" here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKEOwkkmQ68

squozen turnip (onimo), Thursday, 8 November 2012 16:41 (six years ago) link

"I'll fock'n kill ye, ye wank!"

make like a steak and beef (dog latin), Thursday, 8 November 2012 16:42 (six years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zwxIMMGZro

Dog the Puffin Hunter (ledge), Thursday, 8 November 2012 23:31 (six years ago) link

tom d, did you know him well? was he always funny?

i'm hands down obsessed with the guy, greatest comedian of all time for me. certainly the most *now* in tone - as in it seems a product of internet age, cf: his previous career in webdesign and rise to fame through youtube

NI, Friday, 9 November 2012 02:38 (six years ago) link

never seen burniston - is it similar stuff?

NI, Friday, 9 November 2012 02:38 (six years ago) link

true about his stuff bleeding into everyday conversation, i'm always referencing the 'back on top' sketch after any minor/major mishap

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH9ajekHNKM

NI, Friday, 9 November 2012 02:39 (six years ago) link

agree slightly about s2 being better than the first, but i can watch both over and over, soaking it up like whale noise. can't do this with any other tv show at all ever, there's something almost songlike and rhythmic about his stuff

NI, Friday, 9 November 2012 02:40 (six years ago) link

vague mutterings online about a beef between him and his older brother, saying limmy jr robbed a lot of material from his bro. apparently elder limmy did 'requiem' for real in the 80s which is kinda horrifying if still a bit amusing

worth checking him out too, his twitter stuff is mostly football rants but there are gems like this on soundcloud and youtube:
http://soundcloud.com/davidlimond/me-calling-danny-dyer

as my mate phil put it, "like limmy but just dead rough and not honed at all"

NI, Friday, 9 November 2012 02:43 (six years ago) link

that place name makes you sound like you've got a speech impediment.

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Monday, 18 March 2019 17:58 (seven months ago) link

(xp) Pretty much, that's was the desired effect I think.

Lammy's Show (Tom D.), Monday, 18 March 2019 18:01 (seven months ago) link

Turns out that Limmy was asked to star in Bandersnatch as the more experienced developer who leapt off the balcony after taking acid. But he turned it down as it clashed with the Bristol tour date.

Crazy that he turned it down - Black Mirror is a worldwide phenomenon and could have exposed him to a massive new audience and new acting roles. I mean, massive respect for not letting down his Bristol fans but he could have rescheduled that date, surely?

NI, Monday, 25 March 2019 18:48 (six months ago) link

that's wild.

although i would say that he's never going to become a worldwide draw due to his accent and he probably wouldn't fancy a big acting career as he's a huge homebody

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Monday, 25 March 2019 19:06 (six months ago) link

Both true yeah, but it'd be a big boost to his career either way. He is fansfirst4eva though but man, I'd have moved heaven and earth to do that role, it's the most 'him' tv character probably ever

NI, Monday, 25 March 2019 19:59 (six months ago) link

Simultaneous. pic.twitter.com/tbo7Iq8oLh

— Graeme (@spacecadet0697) March 25, 2019

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Monday, 25 March 2019 21:05 (six months ago) link

Haha! It's the way his smile drops at the end but he keeps baring his teeth, all manic. Absolute master of those tiny subtle moments like that

Similarly, at his Manchester show the other night he was talking about his penultimate pill in Ibiza, aged 35, stood in the middle of the dancefloor going YESSS, the other, younger clubbers backing away. Acting out their fears about him lashing out wildly with huge sweeping punches then gripping someone in a headlock leering down on them going ME AND YOU ALL NIGHT SON, ALL FUCKING NIGHT, eyes bulging, same terrifying grimace. Hands down one of the funniest things I've ever seen

NI, Monday, 25 March 2019 21:20 (six months ago) link

I was trying to think what he'd do next. Hopefully more tv like his homemade show or vines, probably for Sky, or maybe ch4. I haven't delved into his twitch much, some of the improv stuff falls flat for me, same with the gaming, doesn't reach the heights of his earlier webcam party shows, but I hope he returns to that in some form. Having said that, apparently he earns decent money just from donations on twitch, like some kind of through the looking glass YouTuber, and he's said he loves doing that more than anything at the moment

His autobiography ends on a weirdly dark note, makes the reader hark back to the uncomfortable implication of the title. Whole book is full of astonishingly candid stories, like how not long before finishing the book he was on the verge of leaving Lynn, looking for a new flat. Brutally honest, but not in the usual way that term is used, in a smaller, more intense way

NI, Monday, 25 March 2019 21:27 (six months ago) link

i don't envisage him doing more tv as it seems he can't get a series on the BBC. sitcom ideas patched by execs without even getting to do a pilot or anything, and then the homemade show commissioned but just a one off, no series commissioned. just can't be commercially successful to the extent of making it worth the BBC's while, which is a crying shame.

he twitch streams a lot. he goes on about how that's what he wants to do from then on quite often. he also occasionally mentions writing, what i assume is another book. think this will be him for a while

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Monday, 25 March 2019 21:42 (six months ago) link

He said at his (other) Manchester show the other night that he should be starting to film a full series of Homemade Show soon.

Animal Bitrate (Raw Patrick), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 13:58 (six months ago) link

^^^^^who's this guy

PPL+AI=NS (imago), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 14:01 (six months ago) link

by that i mean to say, long time no see

PPL+AI=NS (imago), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 14:02 (six months ago) link

I'm listening to his autob on Audible and yes it is surprisingly down to earth but surprisingly not funny, but also a great listen.

frame casual (dog latin), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 14:04 (six months ago) link

hello imago!

Animal Bitrate (Raw Patrick), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 14:13 (six months ago) link

getting the lbzc back together brick by brick

PPL+AI=NS (imago), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 14:26 (six months ago) link

He said at his (other) Manchester show the other night that he should be starting to film a full series of Homemade Show soon.

― Animal Bitrate (Raw Patrick), Tuesday, March 26, 2019 6:58 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Lol I am wrong once again

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 15:47 (six months ago) link

in fairness to me the homemade show pilot thing was broadcast 11 months ago and there's been no word since

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 16:03 (six months ago) link

Did Limmy do the internet video where the dad character won't stop dad dancing and the son is like "stop him, he's got a heart condition!" while the dad goes "I miss her so much son!"?

Dan I., Tuesday, 26 March 2019 16:09 (six months ago) link

hah, okay, yes now I found it. I wasn't sure if that's what you all were talking about, or if it was just uncannily like the one I was remembering

Dan I., Tuesday, 26 March 2019 16:10 (six months ago) link

eckied dad

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 16:11 (six months ago) link

originated on his webcam as an improv bit, and was in the second season of the show https://www.facebook.com/LimmyDotCom/posts/eckied-da-one-of-the-best-nights-of-my-fucking-life-and-hell-be-appearing-somewh/131497513584692/

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 16:12 (six months ago) link

if that’s an illuminating reminiscence by Limmy about Eckied Dad, could you post it here?

steven, soda jerk (sic), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 17:22 (six months ago) link

that link no work? it's just a Facebook update from limmy from the time linking to the original clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTOiXWXeqVo

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 17:25 (six months ago) link

no worries then! no, it doesn’t work without facebook

steven, soda jerk (sic), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 17:55 (six months ago) link

Hi Patrick

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 13:07 (six months ago) link

xp. i don't even have Facebook ;_;

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 16:30 (six months ago) link

Song For Brexit Day is hilarious

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 30 March 2019 12:27 (six months ago) link

aye was good.

that same day he did a morning walk stream, a dark souls stream, and an american truck driving stream. some work ethic on the boy.

on the truck driving stream that day he started talking about the song hazard by richard marx and then got folk to post the lyrics in the chat and did a really strained version of it. he then crashed his truck while singing it and said "it is a fucking hazard".

i was absolutely howling. maybe you had to be there though

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Monday, 1 April 2019 20:28 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bQNZUjup34

Number None, Sunday, 26 May 2019 07:47 (four months ago) link

ha the "relax" one is so good too

nxd, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 09:39 (four months ago) link

trucking > karaoke

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 22:16 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

sometimes i think it's an indictment on scotland that our greatest comic mind twitch streams for a living. other times I'm not sure it's a bad thing

To all you youngsters worried about your #SQAresults, I failed all my Highers. Look at me now! pic.twitter.com/fYZLYsKelA

— twitch.tv/Limmy (@DaftLimmy) August 6, 2019

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 15 August 2019 20:39 (two months ago) link

is this something that can earn you £££?

Funky Isolations (jed_), Thursday, 15 August 2019 21:03 (two months ago) link

he's got a few thousand subscribers i think, and he gets a few quid a month for each one. people can also donate 2 quid or "cheer" (not sure how that works exactly but he gets an in-twitch currency called "bits" for this which can then be converted into money when he has larger sums of them)

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 15 August 2019 21:07 (two months ago) link

ah i see kinda.

Funky Isolations (jed_), Thursday, 15 August 2019 21:14 (two months ago) link

subscribers pay monthly, so he's getting a few quid monthly, from a few thousand people, plus a bit of additional income from the donations and "cheers". it's basically his main job at the moment, though he has mentioned that he has been writing for some project (whether for another book or tv he hasn't confirmed)

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 15 August 2019 21:16 (two months ago) link

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/33717765

Duolingo and Dee Dee's trip to Yoker.

brain (krakow), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 17:12 (one month ago) link

hahaha

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 17:26 (one month ago) link

That’s really sweet.

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 17:29 (one month ago) link

if i had the time today i would do a transcription for that thread, maybe tomorrow

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 17:37 (one month ago) link

"I can't wait to make Limmy's Homemade Show, and I hope everybody likes it as much as I'll enjoy putting it together."

YAASS!!! @DaftLimmy's Homemade Show will return in 2020!

See it first on your BBC Scotland channel! https://t.co/Kt6MIVZYU5 #LimmysHomemadeShow pic.twitter.com/Ff06941nAC

— BBC Scotland (@BBCScotland) August 21, 2019

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 19:03 (one month ago) link

fuck yes

devvvine, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 19:31 (one month ago) link

(Krakow is your display/user name combo a my so called life reference from when he tutors Jordan? If so - a+.)

I love Falconhoof. That is all.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 22 August 2019 23:10 (one month ago) link

(It is indeed! a+ mscl reference spotting.)

Great news on Limmy's Homemade Show, the first was incredible.

brain (krakow), Friday, 23 August 2019 00:40 (one month ago) link

short article on limmy's streams

https://theoutline.com/post/7889/a-good-place-playing-trucker-with-limmy

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Friday, 30 August 2019 18:20 (one month ago) link

my browser's image render behavior is strange:
https://s.put.re/tb2JA51e.png

Philip Nunez, Friday, 13 September 2019 00:55 (one month ago) link

lol

On Limmy's stream today he was talking about feeling suicidal when his son was a toddler,leading to him going to the doctor for the first time regarding his depression and it was very affecting. I was tearing up at it. Daftest most puerile stream in the world most of the time too

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Friday, 13 September 2019 01:53 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

pic.twitter.com/beJ6dSgz0k

— Deptford Goth (@danielwoolhouse) October 8, 2019

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 22:18 (one week ago) link

read the autobio. he's an odd fish

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 22:19 (one week ago) link

that image has been the best thing on my feed all week too haha

imago, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 22:28 (one week ago) link


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