History YMMV / StewartLee

24th Aug '16 5:08:30 PM 04tele
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** An example is in ''90s Comedian'', when he started talking about the then-recent 7 July 2005 bombing in London, and contrasted Islamic terrorists, who attacked without warning, with the [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles IRA]], who always phoned in a warning before setting off a bomb so that the area could be evacuated. Lee said that that went to show how the IRA as terrorists were more comforting and gentlemanly than Islamic extremists, and that in fact there was something peculiarly British about them.[[note]]He noted in the published text of this routine that he especially enjoyed telling it in heavily Republican areas of Northern Ireland, where the spectacle of an English comedian telling an Irish audience that there was something very British about the IRA was so completely bizarre that the audience gave him credit for it.[[/note]]

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** An example is in ''90s Comedian'', when he started talking about the then-recent 7 July 2005 bombing in London, and contrasted Islamic terrorists, who attacked without warning, with the [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles IRA]], who always phoned in a warning before setting off a bomb so that the area could be evacuated. Lee said that that went to show how the IRA as terrorists were more comforting and gentlemanly than Islamic extremists, and that in fact there was something peculiarly British about them.[[note]]He noted in the published text of this routine that he especially enjoyed telling it in heavily Republican areas of Northern Ireland, where the spectacle of an English comedian telling an Irish audience that there was something very British about the IRA was so completely bizarre that the audience gave him credit for it.[[/note]][[/note]]
-->Let's...let's have a little clap for the IRA. Come on, give them a little clap. Give them a clap, right? 'Cause the IRA, they were decent British terrorists. They didn't want to be British. But they were. And as such, they couldn't help but embody some fundamentally decent British values. We'll miss them now they're gone.
24th Aug '16 4:12:39 AM 06tele
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* CrossingTheLineTwice. One of his favourite devices, pushing a particular routine as far as the audience will take it, and then further.
** An example is in ''90s Comedian'', when he started talking about the then-recent 7 July 2005 bombing in London, and contrasted Islamic terrorists, who attacked without warning, with the [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles IRA]], who always phoned in a warning before setting off a bomb so that the area could be evacuated. Lee said that that went to show how the IRA as terrorists were more comforting and gentlemanly than Islamic extremists, and that in fact there was something peculiarly British about them.[[note]]He noted in the published text of this routine that he especially enjoyed telling it in heavily Republican areas of Northern Ireland, where the spectacle of an English comedian telling an Irish audience that there was something very British about the IRA was so completely bizarre that the audience gave him credit for it.[[/note]]
24th Apr '16 2:56:35 PM supergod
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* NeverLiveItDown: For some he will only ever be the writer and director of a 'blasphemous' opera.
* TrueArt: He considers his brand comedy to be True Art, and has attacked other, more mainstream styles - like observational comedy - in his routine.

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* NeverLiveItDown: For some he will only ever be the writer and director of a 'blasphemous' opera.
* TrueArt: He considers his brand comedy to be True Art, and has attacked other, more mainstream styles - like observational comedy - in his routine.
opera.
4th Sep '14 6:15:32 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch: One episode of 'Comedy Vehicle' contained a five minute attack on comedian Franklin Ajaye based purely on the sleeves note of his record, which Lee admitted to never actually having listened to.



** For others, they'll have [[TakeThat actually seen]] the [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch 'blasphemous' opera.]]
24th Jul '13 11:48:07 AM JIKTV
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* ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch: One episode of 'Comedy Vehicle' contained a five minute attack on comedian Franklin Ajaye based purely on the sleeves note of his record, which Lee admitted to never actually having listened to.



** For others, they'll have [[TakeThat actually seen]] the [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch 'blasphemous' opera.]]

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** For others, they'll have [[TakeThat actually seen]] the [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch 'blasphemous' opera.]]]]
* TrueArt: He considers his brand comedy to be True Art, and has attacked other, more mainstream styles - like observational comedy - in his routine.
23rd Apr '13 3:20:36 PM Rissa
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* MemeticMutation: "Well they would have that in that London" seems to be appearing a lot in online comments forums.



** For others, they'll have [[TakeThat actually seen]] the [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch 'blasphemous' opera.]]

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** For others, they'll have [[TakeThat actually seen]] the [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch 'blasphemous' opera.]]]]
7th Feb '12 3:46:00 PM nogenius
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* NeverLiveItDown: For some he will only ever be the writer and director of a 'blasphemous' opera.

to:

* NeverLiveItDown: For some he will only ever be the writer and director of a 'blasphemous' opera.
** For others, they'll have [[TakeThat actually seen]] the [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch 'blasphemous'
opera.]]
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