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Harry Hill is releasing a “comedy single”. It’s “fucking shit”

The last person to fall off this hard was Conor Clapton.

And this isn’t just handwringing predicated on the basis of “oh no, a comedian I used to like is actually a reactionary shitbag”. If you’re disappointed by that kind of stuff, you might want to avoid, say, the Peter Cook written work compendium which reprints all his “Martin Luther King and Gandhi are pretty shady characters imho” newspaper columns from the 60s and 70s. Or anything Spike Milligan did ever.

No, it’s just… I can probably understand what’s going through Harry Hill’s mind. Dude put out what was probably one of the ten best comedy shows of the 90s, and he gets dicked around the schedules before being unceremoniously bounced from Channel 4 at the end of it. He makes a mainstream move, actually provides some high-end lolz while working as a light entertainment show, and he gets dismissed as the kind of dude my mum would call “that silly man off the telly”. Meanwhile, his old straight man, Al Murray, gets away with doing a 2K10 Jethro routine and is one of Britain’s top 5 earning comedians. So now we’ve got this touching hybrid of Richard Littlejohn and the Barron Knights existing.

Who’s funnier? Fat people or poor people?

Remember my man’s strong points though, dude is 15 years deep in the game when it comes to musical comedy that actually brings lulz. I can never bring myself to feel the same annoyance at Billy Bragg as with every other member of the handwringing British old left, pretty much as a sole result of this:

A bunch of clips from a Harry Hill Show episode in the late 90s, starting off with our boy singing Catatonia with some badgers, and then at 4:03 is possibly the funniest thing in the history of comedy: Harry and Bert Kwouk do the Chemical Brothers.

Harry gets mad passive aggressive with a pre-child sex allegations Matthew Kelly, then puts the studio on smash as Moz. Kinda miss Stars In Their Eyes being an integral part of British pop culture.

The names of all pre-Matty “N-Town Represent” Smith Dr Whos, the theme tune to Home and Away, and a Bruce Forsythe impression.

 

Anyway, that’s as he was and I’m now off to see if that Christmas special he did with Stewart Lee as the main scriptwriter is online anywhere. I’ll leave you with a full-scale review of “I Want A Baby”:

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  1. vollsticks
    October 23, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Oh, no. Oh no no no. Is Harry Hill after that Pub Landlord/Alf Garnett effect or what? I’m fucking speechless.

  2. max r
    October 24, 2010 at 1:49 am

    c’mon dom, poor ppl are funny. all wearing pajamas to asda an’ shit, can’t blame anyone who has to sit in an office all day for the equivalent amount in benefits for bustin’ a chuckle.

  3. MF
    October 27, 2010 at 11:36 am

    TV Burp and the fact that ITV3 or 4 seem to show The Mummy 1 + 2, Hard Target and On Deadly Ground every other month are the only things justifying ITV’s continued existence, though.

  4. brian
    November 10, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    So what you do is you tell people what isn’t funny. Brilliant. Please tell me your name and address so I can send you a cheque.

    Or just kill yourself.

  1. October 21, 2010 at 3:07 pm

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