So I had to turn off the TV before the show even finished. I realise there’s supposed to be a huge emphasis on freedom of speech, and it’s all in good fun etc but seriously I was embarrassed for our entire country.
We have such a great selection of comedians/comedy actors over here in the UK, yet we were represented by the regular faces of the Asda DVD bargain bin (Except for Eddie Izzard and Matt Berry, obviously. They are brilliant).
Our anger at the show is apparently hard for some Americans to understand, as I found out through discussing it on Facebook. They seem to hear English accents and then just find anything that escapes their mouths funny. Alas, all of us Brits heard was persistent lowest common denominator ‘jokes’ which wouldn’t be out of place in a year 9 classroom and the constant use of words like ‘cum’. NOT FUNNY.
‘Hey guys *snigger* ‘boobs’ AHAHAHAHAHAAA’ - Quote from SPB 2012 (Probably)
We were so misrepresented. It was a travesty. Please, America, Canada, all of you: Don’t judge our country’s comedy on the poor display at the SPB 2012. Instead look up any of the following:
The list goes on and on and on, yet we were represented by Jack Whitehall who made jokes about having sex (So how about that airline food?) and Micky Flanagan talking about cum and swearing EVERY. OTHER. WORD. I don’t mind swearing but it made up more than half of his ‘material’.
Russell Brand isn’t even worth mentioning as he is just an attention hungry idiot whose entire persona is ‘Have I mentioned I am good at sex? Ah well I don’t like to talk about it. …But I am though, did I mention that?’
Matt Berry had very little stage time, which was also upsetting.
No wonder Americans don’t seem to think that people from the UK are funny. At least it’s all for a good cause, I guess.
I have resigned to sulking upstairs and watching Ross Noble DVDs to remind myself that the UK can actually put out decent comedy. Grumble, Grumble, Grumble.