Limmy's Show

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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

Got tae laugh int ye? Else ye'd walk till yer bunnet floated.

squozen turnip (onimo), Friday, 9 November 2012 11:32 (seven years ago) link

Aye, ye never knwo the minute

Named locally as Tom D (Tom D.), Friday, 9 November 2012 11:38 (seven years ago) link

forgot mulvaney and up t' bloody tree. both amazing.

Heterocyclic ring ring (LocalGarda), Friday, 9 November 2012 12:14 (seven years ago) link

Seriously though, why is is still not on one of the main BBC channels? Considering the shite they have on. It's not an accent thing is it? Cos that's a bit fucked

Number None, Friday, 9 November 2012 12:17 (seven years ago) link

Is it really not on nationwide? I've only seen the sketches on YouTube through mates and assumed it was.

Chewshabadoo, Friday, 9 November 2012 13:01 (seven years ago) link

the anti-thatcher/queen stuff probably doesn't help

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Friday, 9 November 2012 13:12 (seven years ago) link

He's playing up to a stereotype with the "fuck yer England" stuff but maybe some Englishers at the BBC only see the angry Jock.

squozen turnip (onimo), Friday, 9 November 2012 13:21 (seven years ago) link

good work for hosting this on the telegraph website....

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/files/2011/11/margaret-thatcher.jpg

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Friday, 9 November 2012 13:29 (seven years ago) link

woman of eighty-six, now mentally frail, vulnerable and unable to answer him back or defend herself

Ah the old senile defensia

Dog the Puffin Hunter (ledge), Friday, 9 November 2012 13:56 (seven years ago) link

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

do you have any links to these? he's spoke previously about quitting drinking after waking up one morning feeling suicidal, be interesting if he's gone into more detail

and woops re: stage layout/dvd cover thing!

NI, Friday, 9 November 2012 15:15 (seven years ago) link

more from limmy sr:

https://twitter.com/GlasgowLimmy/status/266698584576118785/photo/1

NI, Friday, 9 November 2012 15:15 (seven years ago) link

wept laughing at 'up t'bloody tree' when i first saw it

NI, Friday, 9 November 2012 15:15 (seven years ago) link

something so brilliant and small about the GBM past of this 'doppleganger' sketch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLlLb4n8ZtY

that brilliant thing of something minor happening that you might raise an eyebrow for a split second before forgetting and moving on, but limmy grabs it and rinses it to death

NI, Friday, 9 November 2012 15:20 (seven 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"

see, i wouldn't pick out either of those sketches as being brilliant or poor, they're just his middling stuff to me. as you can see on this thread people have their own fairly obscure skits that hit a chord with them, that's his genius

and I have real doubts it'll ever get to the heights of the Falconhoof "Kill Jester" again

super disagree. that 'guy in the park' clip from s3 preview is as good as that for me. fascinated by what he'll do next, clearly has ideas and creativity by the ton so as much as i want him to go on making sketch shows forever i think he'll move onto bigger things. he's already mentioned writing a script for a horror film/tv series - bit gutted as i've no interest in non-lol-horror

NI, Friday, 9 November 2012 15:24 (seven years ago) link

one of my favourites, mostly down to the sheer menace at the end: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9_kpc7zjZM
again, "ya WANK" has filtered its way into my day to day conversation

(he reused this in his series, something a bit harder hitting about the bare room backdrop of this)

NI, Friday, 9 November 2012 15:27 (seven years ago) link

re: that last clip, what does 'topper' mean? i take it as something like "got one over on you", that right?

NI, Friday, 9 November 2012 15:29 (seven years ago) link

also what's limmy's comedy hypnotist dad called? seriously thinking of making a trip up from manchester to check his show

NI, Friday, 9 November 2012 15:32 (seven years ago) link

Five minutes of twitter & soundcloud has convinced me Limmy Snr's an unfunny bawbag.

I suppose I might think the same of his wee brother if twitter was my first impression.

squozen turnip (onimo), Friday, 9 November 2012 15:36 (seven years ago) link

I think this is hypnolimmy

http://lordofthetrance1.webs.com/

http://lordofthetrance1.webs.com/limond.jpg

squozen turnip (onimo), Friday, 9 November 2012 15:38 (seven years ago) link

His article on 'trolling' in the Guardian today is something else. I laughed.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2012/nov/09/confessions-of-an-internet-troll

Walter Galt, Friday, 9 November 2012 15:53 (seven years 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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