The Last Leg with Adam Hills

The Last Leg. Image shows from L to R: Alex Brooker, Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.

The Last Leg

Topical comedy show reviewing the topics of the week. Hosted by Adam Hills with the help of Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker. Broadcast live

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Harridan

  • Thursday 30th August 2012, 10:25pm
  • England
  • 3,170 posts

I'm amused by the title/choice of host. Not too interested in the sport, but willing to give it a go for the comedy.

Anyone else watching?

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zooo

  • Thursday 30th August 2012, 10:34pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,186 posts

Him and his blimmin' leg!

I'll probably watch it sometime, if it's on 4OD.

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Loopey

  • Friday 31st August 2012, 9:32am
  • Fairyland, England
  • 2,633 posts

I was going to but I fell asleep. I wanted to see the bit about how you should or shouldn't refer to disabled people. I bet that was funny.

Away from comedy, I am curious about how it is decided which terms may not be used and how that decision is reached.

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Nil Putters

  • Friday 31st August 2012, 9:56am
  • A galaxy far, far away or, England
  • 28,684 posts
Quote: zooo @ August 30 2012, 10:34 PM BST

Him and his blimmin' leg!


That.

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Harridan

  • Friday 31st August 2012, 9:09pm
  • England
  • 3,170 posts

I don't think he talks about his missing foot all that much - having one foot is probably a massive part of his life so it's only natural that he would bring it up every so often. For his first few shows he never mentioned it and now when he does it's only when he has a joke or a relevant comment to go with it. With this show it's relevant because he's a physically disabled comedian presenting a show about the paralympics.

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zooo

  • Friday 31st August 2012, 9:12pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,186 posts

I've only actually seen him mention it twice. It's just fun to complain.

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Agnes Guano

  • Friday 31st August 2012, 11:05pm
  • Tediumcester, England
  • 541 posts

Some amusing moments I though but more interesting given the crap that's being flung Frankie Boyle's way. It really does seem that if Boyle had a limb missing he'd be fine.

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zooo

  • Friday 31st August 2012, 11:07pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,186 posts

He is ginger...

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Harridan

  • Friday 31st August 2012, 11:18pm
  • England
  • 3,170 posts
Quote: Agnes Guano @ August 31 2012, 11:05 PM BST

Some amusing moments I though but more interesting given the crap that's being flung Frankie Boyle's way. It really does seem that if Boyle had a limb missing he'd be fine.


I think that's the point. He's not a disabled person and he's never had to deal with the issues that disabled people have to deal with. So when he makes dark and cutting jokes at the expense of disabled people it feels like he's pointing and laughing rather than making jokes that everyone can find funny, as I think Adam Hills and other physically disabled comedians do. When comedians with cerebral palsy make jokes about the way they talk or lack of control over limbs it's often funny because it's from a perspective of inclusion, but an able-bodied comedian doing a routine about how weird people with CP look is not in any way the same thing.

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zooo

  • Friday 31st August 2012, 11:26pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,186 posts

I haven't read all of Frankie's jokes, but of the ones I did see some were very inoffensive and quite inclusive I thought.

That's not to say the rest weren't direct from the very arse of Satan though.

Ooh, and Adam Hills just stuck up for Frankie.

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Harridan

  • Friday 31st August 2012, 11:28pm
  • England
  • 3,170 posts

I don't think they're actually as bad as some of the stuff he's said in the past. Same old, same old from Boyle. But he's offended a lot of disabled people, it seems, and he's defending his jokes by claiming he's trying to highlight the fact that we can't joke with disabled people, which is just stupid bullshit.

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zooo

  • Friday 31st August 2012, 11:34pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,186 posts

By the sounds of the audience applause, there's about 5 people sitting there.

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Steve Sunshine

  • Wednesday 5th September 2012, 1:47am
  • Dagenham, England
  • 14,523 posts

I've been enjoying this show a lot.

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zooo

  • Wednesday 5th September 2012, 1:58am
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,186 posts

Yeah, what I've seen of it has been pretty funny.