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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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven years ago) link

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

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

this one always gets me

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

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

YERRA LIAR

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

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

the webcam stuff is definitely a little too weird for me

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

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

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

love "a muffit of tea".

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

I've still never seen his show!

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

YERRA LIAR

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

omg muffit of tea

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

There are endless Limmy sketches imo.

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

SHES TURNED THE WAINS AGAINST US!

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

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

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

never seen burniston - is it similar stuff?

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

(warning: bit of racism in that soundcloud link)

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

and if you've not heard limmy's 'world of glasgow' podcasts then you're in for a treat. should be out there to download but if not let me know and i'll upload a zip somewhere. mental image of jacqueline mcafferty dancing to 'call on me' is forever burned onto my psyche

NI, Friday, 9 November 2012 02:47 (seven years ago) link

can easily imagine him not being to many peoples taste, a lot of his material is just a torrent of grim with only a sliver of a pay-off (often just him pulling a disgusted face to camera). then again there are things that make me explode like "they all just wanna RRRRIDE me"

NI, Friday, 9 November 2012 02:49 (seven years ago) link

disappointingly his wife did the stage layout for frankie boyle's tour. boyle just seems like a thick nasty limmy, completely missing the point, hitting way below the mark

NI, Friday, 9 November 2012 02:50 (seven years ago) link

world of glasgow is on itunes for free i think

Number None, Friday, 9 November 2012 02:57 (seven years ago) link

disappointingly his wife did the stage layout for frankie boyle's tour.

No, his girlfriend did the art on the DVD cover! (x-post)

He sometimes mentions his father, who is a regional "comedy hypnotist" that performs at local pubs. He's clearly got an interesting family history. Jesus - half the press for S3 is him talking about alcoholism and suicide.

It's amazing to me (as someone who didn't grow up in the UK, so his accent is sometimes REALLY hard for me to understand, like on the Dee Dee sketches or the amazing "Get away from the motor" one) how he can also have such broadly-appealing ones. The Mr. Mulvaney sketches are incredible!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9KmdBEFisQ&playnext=1&list=PLCA06AD4FAB1EAC48&feature=results_video

She Got the Shakes, Friday, 9 November 2012 07:57 (seven years ago) link

I didn't quite finish that thought - I just mean the range of his sketches is impressive. Total surreal non-sequitor stuff all the way to something that could have been a Mr. Show bit or whatever.

Part of it is that he's a genuinely great actor, I think.

She Got the Shakes, Friday, 9 November 2012 07:58 (seven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggEUx-wS0ms

Burnistoun is kind of the flip side of the coin to Limmy's Show - an unashamedly big, dumb, noisy sketch show. There's usually one or two decent sketches per series, and the rest is sort of "hmm". It's disappointing cos the stuff Rab Florence used to do on his old shows(eg Consolevania & Videogaiden) wasn't like that at all, I get the sense he's playing things deliberately low-brow for a more mainstream audience.

Limmy's stuff is in a different league, which is odd as initially they were coming very much from the same place, humour-wise - both very Tim & Eric influenced. Not to mention Limmy was a regular in Videogaiden as "Zak Eastman".

Pheeel, Friday, 9 November 2012 11:09 (seven years ago) link

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

Pretty well. Yes, and the humour was exactly the same, but I would never have thought he'd end up a "comedian" with his own TV show!

Named locally as Tom D (Tom D.), Friday, 9 November 2012 11:25 (seven years ago) link

Jesus - half the press for S3 is him talking about alcoholism and suicide.

That's Glasgow for you!

Named locally as Tom D (Tom D.), Friday, 9 November 2012 11:26 (seven years ago) link

fuck yes

devvvine, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 19:31 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months ago) link

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

Philip Nunez, Friday, 13 September 2019 00:55 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

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

imago, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 22:28 (eight months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Xpost if "odd fish" = arsehole, then yes.

everything, Sunday, 27 October 2019 01:18 (eight months ago) link

lol at one of the top replies on that ‘yoker’ tweet being from thandie newton of all people

limmy has always struck me as being someone whose work i love but i’d probably go out of my way to avoid meeting irl

non-euclidean lenin (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 27 October 2019 06:49 (eight months ago) link

He doesnt seem like an arsehole to me. In the autobio he talks about not really having friends in primary school, and how his mother never told him that she loved him or cuddled him or anything (and obviously same with his da) and he is completely disinterested and unmoved when she suddenly gets ill and dies when hes in his late teens. He also just generally has difficulties forming relationships with people and is a fairly, to his own admission, bad father (though his love for his son is about the only strong emotion towards a person that he seems to have).

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Sunday, 27 October 2019 07:10 (eight months ago) link

I mean that sounds like a bit of an arsehole? But he talks about feeling like he has something missing, that's kind of more the vibe.

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Sunday, 27 October 2019 07:26 (eight months ago) link

he’s mentioned about wondering whether he’s on the autism spectrum before iirc

non-euclidean lenin (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 27 October 2019 07:33 (eight months ago) link

He's certainly not an arsehole ime, though I knew when he had nothing - well, not much anyway. Not a saint either and not as out there as he likes to portray, he functioned pretty well

Michael Oliver of Penge Wins £5 (Tom D.), Sunday, 27 October 2019 09:45 (eight months ago) link

He's very intelligent and talented and I'm trying not to do the "There's a lot of funny people in Glasgow" bit, but he is a very Glasgow/ West of Scotland kind of guy.

Michael Oliver of Penge Wins £5 (Tom D.), Sunday, 27 October 2019 09:50 (eight months ago) link

was gonna say, this

how his mother never told him that she loved him or cuddled him or anything (and obviously same with his da) and he is completely disinterested and unmoved when she suddenly gets ill and dies when hes in his late teens. He also just generally has difficulties forming relationships with people and is a fairly, to his own admission, bad father

is very typical West of Scotland stuff

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Sunday, 27 October 2019 10:22 (eight months ago) link

lol, yes

Michael Oliver of Penge Wins £5 (Tom D.), Sunday, 27 October 2019 10:25 (eight months ago) link

lol

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Sunday, 27 October 2019 10:46 (eight months ago) link

sad lol

be goose, do crimes (||||||||), Sunday, 27 October 2019 12:15 (eight months ago) link

otm, alas

non-euclidean lenin (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 27 October 2019 12:35 (eight months ago) link

No fucking way. Big time! https://t.co/QOjkHuO8dY

— twitch.tv/Limmy (@DaftLimmy) November 1, 2019

Heavy Messages (jed_), Friday, 1 November 2019 21:15 (eight months ago) link

lol ‘frankie boyle’

non-euclidean lenin (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 1 November 2019 21:25 (eight months ago) link

two months pass...

That's me finished with the Surprisingly Down to Earth patter. Old as fuck noo. Deid.

— twitch.tv/Limmy (@DaftLimmy) January 22, 2020

end of an era

bidenfan69420 (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 18:49 (five months ago) link

two months pass...

Full series of Limmy's Homemade Show starts this Sunday.

current (jed_), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 20:43 (three months ago) link

https://youtu.be/RfT7q0CynA8

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 21:42 (three months ago) link

Making the first episode of this the episode that was already on was a terrible idea. I get it (sort of) but just list it as a repeat of the pilot, followed by a new series if, in fact, it is a new series.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Wednesday, 8 April 2020 21:01 (three months ago) link

oh that's a bit silly.

oh well, an extra week to wait for something new

COVID and the Gang (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 8 April 2020 21:07 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

I'm enjoying this, in these unprecedented times

kinder, Friday, 24 April 2020 20:06 (two months ago) link

aye, ive been enjoying, shame there's only 3 eps

COVID and the Gang (jim in vancouver), Friday, 24 April 2020 20:11 (two months ago) link

ah boo

kinder, Friday, 24 April 2020 20:25 (two months ago) link

This series plays out like a terrible anxiety dream to me and a pretty good example of why you need to work with other people to make a TV show. The other players on his previous shows were so good and necessary. The effect here is so suffocating it makes me hyperventilate to even watch it. I'm a fan but I'd say this is about 10% funny and about 60% horrifying and about 30% thankfully, helpfully, "don't care".

Heavy Messages (jed_), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 02:05 (two months ago) link

If you think it's good then that's great, of course, it's just extremely not for me and definitely did not help me out rn. I had to stop the 3rd episode.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 02:22 (two months ago) link

I liked the way that some of the bits eventually pay off into something like a conventional punchline and some of them just leave you hanging. I agree about the anxiety dream thing, it's easy to imagine a sketch like the one with the guy's mate not liking the film he recommended being done with the shorter guy from Limmy's Show as the mate, but it feels so much more claustrophobic without them

soref, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 07:02 (two months ago) link

It does feel weirdly appropriate for the moment, that claustrophobia, though. Lot of people rattling about alone indoors with their thoughts rn. Watched e3 last night and had tears running down my face.

stet, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 08:45 (two months ago) link

Frankly I think Limmy's enough of a good weirdo that I could imagine him doing this show even w/o quarantine, so it's not been too bad on that front for me.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 11:00 (two months ago) link

it was purely coincidental that this came out now, it was all conceived, commissioned, filmed and scheduled before COVID.

COVID and the Gang (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 17:06 (two months ago) link

It's unnervingly apt

kinder, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 17:09 (two months ago) link

He's basically been doing this solo shut-in stuff ever since limmy's show finished in 2013 so it's hardly some spooky coincidence, just the world has lined up with his neuroses now

or something, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 17:20 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

limmy was on Tim heidecker's "Office Hours" today which is, for me at least, a real world's collide moment of two of my favourite comedians of the 21st century. haven't watched it yet

Rik Waller-Bridge (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 17 June 2020 23:52 (three weeks ago) link


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