Quote: dyham @ 7th April 2017, 2:21 PM
Can't say I have, sounds very promising, I'll have to add it to the to-do list!
A fair amount of his material is political, yeah, but he's also really adept at making it clear that he's aware of his 'metropolitan leftist elite' sort of image, so it rarely feels like propaganda. He has plenty of non-political material though - like his bit about being 'annoyed' that James Corden keeps praising him and saying what a big fan he is. That stuff's hilarious.
I enjoyed the clip you posted, and it had political stuff. Not my usual go-to subject-matter for comedy, but he is very funny, and I'd probably wind up learning a bit more about politics from watching his stuff, and that can't be a bad thing. I'll definitely give him a fair chance.
Definitely check out Inside No 9 too. I'm sure everyone on this forum has been driven mad by my constantly harping on about it, but if you like dark shows, and brilliant acting and writing, great characters, compelling stories that are each completely independent from one another and have a great diversity as far as tone, and style of filming etc. (it's an anthology series, so new characters and story each week) genuine surprises, and a dash (maybe a little more than a dash sometimes) of genuine horror. Oh and there's comedy mixed into all of that somehow. It's not a high gag-per minute show, but it still has impressive comedic sensibility, and the great thing (well one of them) is that even after you watch an episode through and the twist at the end is revealed, it retains re-watch value to a surprising extent. The writing is laden with clues and red herrings that lead you (and mislead you) to whatever the ending is, and you can watch every episode at least 5 times and still enjoy picking up on different little clues and details each time that you couldn't possibly have picked up on the first time through. It's my favourite show. (you probably could have guessed that).
The first two series' were just put up on netflix, so binge away! (if you have netflix). Or you can buy episodes off amazon or youtube (I think...I don't know for sure, because I can't access them from the US), or you can pirate them....I certainly won't stop you. If you do end up liking it, I suspect you'll like it enough to spring for the DVDs (Blu-rays). Oh, and I think some of the latest series, S3 is still up on iPlayer (but probably not for much longer, so don't miss out!)