Tuesday, 28 August 2007


VenerableSage said...

Sounds like the kind of 'comic' who should have been strangled at Mirth. Always a drag to see comedy function as a platform for manifestations of the institutionalisation of bully culture: comedy should rage against the machine (in Hilaity Mode, of course) rather than simply grease it.

Still, sounds like you had the last laugh. Which, as we all know, is always the best one. Looking forward to further instalments of what promises to be a witty, elegant and penetrating blog.


John said...

You, Anna, should have snarled up at him, "You wanna fight me, brother?" If he says yes, you say, "Well, me brother couldn't make it tonight, ta-da-DUM!" while grinning at the audience, which probably would have been amused, which might even have applauded you. His saying yes, he does want to fight a woman, makes him look a perfect asshole, of course. If he says no, you press your advantage and taunt him for being all talk. Either way, he can't win. And yes, it's much easier to see these options not in the heat of the moment.

Along these lines, you might want to see (on YouTube) a recent video in which that great political theorist Ted Nugent, on stage, invited Hilary Clinton to suck his machine gun.

Looking forward to further installments of what promises to be a witty, elegant, and penetrating blog.

Anna Chen said...

Thanks, John.

'Fraid your approach would have been too subtle. The point he was making was that, aside from being posh and Oxbridge, he was now so famous that he could do this with impunity.

This is the state of the comedy circuit in the UK right now,

Broderick said...

Hi Anna, just found your blog, as the email ended up in my junkmail for some reason! Enjoying it though, look forward to reading more!

Brody x

faceless said...

I just came across your blog and for the first time in ages I read more than just the first post... Reading this story about the comedian got me wondering who it was, so I checked it out and was surprised to say the least. the guy usually gets very good reviews, so to hear he was such a dick is strange. He couldn't fight his way into a jumble sale...

Madam Miaow said...

Hi Faceless,

Glad my blog kept you reading.

The whole thing kicked off at the first show on the day when Blair left office after ten years. The Comic asked who hated Blair, I raised my hand and that's when it all started. If only I'd known he was a New Labour fave - I would have raised both hands.