History Creator / StewartLee

12th Jan '17 3:53:41 AM DoctorNemesis
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Discussed in his book ''How I Escaped My Certain Fate The Life and Deaths of a Stand-Up Comedian''. In his commentary on one of his routines, transcribed from a show that took place in Glasgow, he notes that the Scottish in particular tend to have a bit of a persecution complex about themselves and the English, and often look deeply for perceived insults and slights specifically to be offended, even if they were unintentional or minor. As an English comedian, he admits to initially finding this intimidating before hitting on the strategy of baldly insulting his Scottish audiences to their faces, but in a way that often used facts about Scotland that are obscure and little-known outside of the country. He gradually found that combination of deliberately pushing their specific buttons ''and'' demonstrating that he'd done his homework would actually earn their respect and laughs, even if grudgingly.

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Discussed in his book ''How I Escaped My Certain Fate The Life and Deaths of a Stand-Up Comedian''. In his commentary on one of his routines, transcribed from a show that took place in Glasgow, he notes that the Scottish in particular tend to have a bit of a persecution complex about themselves and the English, and often look deeply for perceived insults and slights specifically reasons to be offended, even if they were unintentional or minor. As an English comedian, he admits to initially finding this intimidating before hitting on the strategy of baldly insulting his Scottish audiences to their faces, but in a way that often used facts about Scotland that are obscure and little-known outside of the country. He gradually found that combination of deliberately pushing their specific buttons ''and'' demonstrating that he'd done his homework would actually earn their respect and laughs, even if grudgingly.
12th Jan '17 3:52:58 AM DoctorNemesis
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Discussed in his book ''How I Escaped My Certain Fate The Life and Deaths of a Stand-Up Comedian''. In his commentary on one of his routines, transcribed from a show that took place in Glasgow, he notes that the Scottish in particular tend to have a bit of a persecution complex about themselves and the English, and often look deeply for perceived insults and slights specifically to be offended, even if they were unintentional or minor. As an English comedian, he admits to initially finding this intimidating before hitting on the strategy of baldly insulting his Scottish audiences to their faces, but in a way that often used facts about Scotland that are obscure and little-known outside of the country. He gradually found that combination of deliberately pushing their specific buttons ''and'' demonstrating that he'd done his homework would actually earn their respect and laughs, even if grudgingly.
3rd Jan '17 8:06:24 PM DoctorNemesis
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* TakeThat: Chris Moyles, Dan Brown, Jeremy Clarkson, Jim Davidson, Joe Pasquale... When discussing common traits of his comedy, he mentions that it often involves "disproportionate hatred towards relatively innocuous figures."

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* TakeThat: Chris Moyles, Dan Brown, Jeremy Clarkson, Jim Davidson, Joe Pasquale...Pasquale, Michael [=McIntyre=]... When discussing common traits of his comedy, he mentions that it often involves "disproportionate hatred towards relatively innocuous figures."
3rd Jan '17 8:01:01 PM DoctorNemesis
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* NeverMyFault: Part of his StylisticSuck act is to blame the audience for being incapable of understanding his routine rather than consider the potential faults in the material. As one example, in ''If You Prefer a Milder Comedian, Please Ask for One'', he makes an IncrediblyLamePun regarding a one-legged pirate's response to a children's pirate-themed leisure centre ("The Pirate's Adventure Castle Activity Centre my foot!"), and then proceeds to lecture the audience for about five minutes on why they should have found it funnier as if they wouldn't have got the joke.
31st Dec '16 7:11:56 AM DoctorNemesis
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* OnlySaneMan: His main role in ''This Morning With Richard Not Judy'' was to play the long-suffering sane man watching in exasperation as Richard Herring fell down the rabbit hole of yet another eccentric obsession.

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* OnlySaneMan: His main role in ''This Morning With Richard Not Judy'' was to play the long-suffering sane man watching in exasperation as Richard Herring increasingly fell down the rabbit hole of yet another eccentric obsession.
31st Dec '16 7:07:52 AM DoctorNemesis
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* OnlySaneMan: His main role in ''This Morning With Richard Not Judy'' was to play the long-suffering sane man watching in exasperation as Richard Herring fell down the rabbit hole of yet another eccentric obsession.
24th Sep '16 2:12:00 PM nombretomado
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** Tom O'Connor comes in for ''massive'' mockery in the [=41st=] Best Stand Up Ever, due to his mother's love of him. He also rips into Channel4 and [=E4=] whilst simultaneously lampshading how this will stop them buying the routine for distribution.

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** Tom O'Connor comes in for ''massive'' mockery in the [=41st=] Best Stand Up Ever, due to his mother's love of him. He also rips into Channel4 Creator/Channel4 and [=E4=] whilst simultaneously lampshading how this will stop them buying the routine for distribution.
23rd Sep '16 1:37:49 AM 06tele
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* CoveredInGunge: In ''Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle'', Paul Putner and Cathryn Bradshaw play a middle-aged couple who this happens to, in reference to Lee's comment that while "Channel 4 is like a flood of sewage that comes unbidden into your home whereas E4 is like you constructed a sluice to let it in":
-->[''A husband and wife are sitting in their living room watching TV'']
-->'''TV''': And now on BBC One, it's ''The One Show''.
-->'''Man''': Nothing on One.
-->'''TV''': With comedian Michael Mclntyre and-- [''Man changes channel. People on TV drunkenly hum "Here Comes the Bride"'']
-->'''Man''': Nothing on Two. [''changes channel'']
-->'''TV''': ...Fish and a raw chicken.
-->'''Man''': Nothing on Three.\\
[''He changes channel. A huge torrent of brown sewage bursts from the TV screen, completely drenching the man and woman. This goes on for a long time. Eventually it dies down and they wipe their faces'']
-->'''Woman''': Try E4.\\
[''The man pulls a lever next to the sofa. The picture behind them on the wall flips upward, revealing a giant opening. A huge torrent of sewage pours out of it onto the man and woman, completely drenching them. This goes on for a long time.'']
23rd Sep '16 1:18:19 AM 06tele
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** "It's the rapping singers, Stew..."

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** "It's "You've seen them, the rapping singers, Stew..."singers..." See Quotes page.
23rd Sep '16 1:10:08 AM 06tele
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** "It's the rapping singers, Stew..."
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