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Thursday, September 25, 2008

“I looked away, because I didn’t want to have to agree with something racist out of politeness.”

posted by on September 25 at 16:20 PM

The newly-returned-from-London Hari Kondabolu recently introduced me to weird, sad, politically astute British comic Stewart Lee, and I am rapidly falling in comedy love.

If you have some time, watch these two clips, in which Lee gently and elegantly dismantles a subject very near and dear to my heart: Stupid fucks (and people’s grandmas) who bitch and moan about political correctness. It involves the following: “They’re saying I can’t have an electric fire in the bath anymore, Stew, in case queers see it!”

If you really have a lot of time (and a Region 2 DVD player), I heartily recommend watching the whole thing.

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Thanks for those Lindy, I'd never heard of him until now.

Posted by Dougsf | September 25, 2008 4:31 PM

Brilliant! And such a nice change from some of the really shrill and loud comics I've seen lately.

Posted by Chris B | September 25, 2008 5:28 PM

The Brits have it down. They are refined, and the comic blade's edge is terribly sharp.

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | September 25, 2008 6:11 PM

Yes. More of that plz.

Posted by bearseatbeats | September 25, 2008 6:14 PM

Hey Lindy, it's Hari. Yes, that Hari. My first ever SLOG comment. Whoa.

Stewart Lee's "41st Best Standup Ever" DVD is a REGION 0. It's universal. We can all purchase this brilliant comedian's work.

Also, Charles had blogged about another comedian earlier today. We should all see this:

Posted by Hari Kondabolu | September 25, 2008 6:30 PM

i've enjoyed these "relatively unknown comic videos" posts in the past. how about making a weekly (or even daily if possible) ritual of it? expose us to the good stuff, vett them for us. i'd appreciate it.

Posted by ellarosa | September 26, 2008 10:27 AM

Yes, brilliant!

Oh, we needed them in 2000--but they were only 32, and nobody would listen to them. Now, let us unleash the 40-year-old Gen-X'ers!

Posted by Brandon Burt | September 28, 2008 10:16 PM

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