- Friday 15th February 2019, 12:41am
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Quote: Teddy Paddalack @ 14th February 2019, 11:02 PM
Yes it's down to the delivery
I'm not sure an actor who, in reality, is no funnier than the average man or woman in the street can be described as a "naturally talented comedian" simply because, when performing a stand-up routine, he has learned his lines and how to deliver them for maximum effect - exactly as he would do for any other acting role.
The day is surely not far off when a machine will be able to verbalise a stand-up script to an audience, speaking not like a Dalek or even like "Lost Voice Guy" but with all the verbal skills of a world-class stand-up comedian. When that day arrives, it will surely not be very much longer before that same machine can demolish hecklers with brilliant and situation-appropriate verbal putdowns to equal the best stand-ups in the business.
The day will never arrive, however, when that machine will be described as a "naturally talented comedian".