Saturday, 16 March 2013

Comic Relief

I had the misfortune of catching a couple of minutes of this years Comic Relief.

I know it's for a good cause and I'm not knocking the sentiment, or the cause.

However, it seems to have become a relief from comedy. (See what I did there?)

I think part of the problem is that now days, comedians are superstars, regardless of how funny they actually are.

'Comedian's' do a couple of panel shows and before you know it, they're selling out major venues.

There are only a handful of really good British comedians, yet there seems to be an endless tirade of wannabes who are making a good living out of being below average.

It's not just the new comedians who are on this gravy train.
It was upsetting, how unfunny Peter Kay was last night.

Michael McIntyre was clearly struggling without the benefit of a script.

Does Lenny Henry have some legal rights connecting him to the phrase 'Comic Relief'?
I honestly can't see any other reason for digging him up every year.
He's a likeable guy but funny?!
It's like we've slipped into the same problem that we had before Alternative Comedy.
Not that alternative comedy was the answer.
Unfortunately, I can't see a way out of it.
If enough people find Russell Howard funny, he'll stay in the business.

What kind of person spends good money, to spend an evening watching Andy Parsons?
I can only hope that the booking agents provide a thorough list of the names and addresses for the authorities.
Those people need to be under severe scrutiny.