Remember all those classic blues and folk songs that billow forth from the point of view of a dead and buried body? A Byrds-y Johnny Marr arpeggio breezes briefly for ten seconds at one minute and fifty, the classic guitar pop associations of the sound subtly at odds with the self-loathing sentiment.
The lyrics for the second half of the song, crucially, are set for the most part in inverted commas. How come Marr knew how to write countless timeless guitar parts but sounds so ephemeral on the synths? Stewart Lee. Previous Writing Comics. Next Writing Slow Comedy. Click here to go back. All Written for Money. Online Critiques div. I found this extremely unacceptable, as did my recently widowed mother.
Whoever this youth is, he sounds about as funny as three weeks of really bad weather! Here's a fun game you can play while watching Stewart Lee: With a pen and paper, jot down how often you actually laugh. You may be surpsied! He made me smile. That's it! A disappointment.
Who is this cunt? Don't bother telling me that I don't get it; I don't want it. It's only possible to like right-on, lefty comedians like Stuart Lee if you're a right-on lefty yourself. Like all right-on lefties he feigns contempt of intolerance and ridicules people for the predictably, allegedly right wing intolerances ascribed to stereotypically right wing people.
To me, morally or comedically this is no better than Bernard Manning or Jim Davidson both of whom were genuinely funny even if you now think their jokes were racist but neither of them were genuinely bigoted, IMHO of course, like Stewart Lee and his fans. In attempting to send up intolerance by being blatantly intolerant and bigoted, Lee falls flat on his face making any genuinely tolerant, left-of-centre, liberals so horrified that they simply could not laugh. In short, if you're a bigoted, socialist worker, civil servant, teacher, social worker or NHS employee then Stuart Lee is the comedian for you.
If you actually care about tolerance for all, even those who have different political opinons from you, he's about as funny as the credit crunch.
I fail to see what on earth is funny about him rambling on He was carrying laundry. Sod off, you don't know what offends me, so you can't protect me from it. But most of the things you think offend me don't.
You throw him a rope - but he hurls it back. You didn't throw it correctly, he advises. And anyway, he was fine as he was, until you ruined it all. Didn't you know that sub-zero was his natural habitat? Give it two years and so will you. He just rips off Ted Chippington. Ooooh look at me! I'm Stewart Lee! I'm deconstructing the form!!
Come back Richard Herring!! Brooker is a weetabix haired trendy tosspiece trying to cling on to anything remotely cool these days and Stewart Lee is a hypocrite. Unfortunately now he comes across as a chaotic drunk.
Probably laughs at farting noises too. Here's to hoping this particular vehicle runs off the road. Under a train. He addressed an insular cadre of socially challenged, prematurely middle-aged, pseudo-intellectual men, I thought. Hated it. Shouting at TV "scots don't lay eggs" etc. Verbal diahorria for stuffed shirts without a sense of humour. He does have an incredibly punchable face, doesn't he? I could just close my eyes, but fantasizing about punching Stewart Lee is still more fun than sitting in complete, stony silence.
Fucking smug-faced cunt. It makes it much worse. Give me Michael McIntyre any day. Fits in with his fanboys' worldview, basically. Or push it down hill. Stewart Lee should have 'cunt' stamped onto his forehead with a branding iron. It's like watching 2 heavily drunk people having a conversation at a bus stop. He's a total dick cheesecake. I've never seen a moronic idiot trying to tell jokes in my life.
What a fuck. The man could barely stand up never mind tell a decent story. Everyone was laughing at him, and I hated his guts. Eat my penis. His material is delivered in a "If you don't find this funny, you can't be very intelligent" manner, which is an attitude perpetuated by the pseudo-intellectual Guardian reading arsebiscuits who like him.
It wasn't performance art, stand up comedy or satire. It was a fucking train-wreck. That man could not read an audience 3 feet away. I also got to know the fact that the man is a functioning alcoholic, finishing nearly 12 cans to himself before going onstage, and that he is banned from the entire chain of theatres I used to work at for being rude, dismissive of staff and responding terribly to bad audience feedback.
I don't hate this man in the slightest, I pity him. Where he tries to wear the "never hitting mainstream" as a cloak Even naming a tour after it the cracks appear when you're one on one with him. He is angry, and I don't think he know who he's angry at. I'm not offended, more bemused by his total lack of talent and why the audience are laughing at his dull and obvious "jokes". Surprisingly for the Guardian, they are recommending a man who hates the Top Gear presenters and co wrote a hit show that offended Christians. This is like being 15 and reading the NME.
Unfortunately this part of iPlayer has temporarily stopped working. This will be because there has been an unforeseen technical error. Look out, look out, gammon-headed bastard about. Pathetic and childish. This cunt can't even rally a paying audience. Ham-headed, ham-fisted spastic. My hand is firmly in the air!
Have you seen them? Please ReTweet. That is all. Boring as hell and unfunny. And anyone who sees Stewart Lee for the pompous self important tit that he is, is a friend of mine.
The greatest trick Stewart Lee ever pulled was convincing the world he's funny and not just a ridiculously supercilious prat who just repeats himself. Stewart Lee you are a prize cock. At least get your facts straight before you launch into your pious Guardian wank fodder.
He claims to have read the entire works of William Blake - he obviously completely missed one of the great themes of Blake: a love and respect for all humanity. If smugness could be harnessed as a form of energy this man could help reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.
It was not funny. It was a sad and deliberate attempt to see how far he could go. This was ultimate sick humour, and if anyone thought it funny, they must be sick as well. Explains why you should laugh. Then accuses you of not having a sense of humour. The cunt. He comes from the smug - if you don't laugh at my material then you aren't smart enough - school of comedy.
No Stewart, if we don't laugh at your material then it's just not good enough.