That previous post was a discussion post, where basically I give a topic and ask for views. There are lots of views around Margaret Thatcher, and I even got some heat for posting a discussion about it – people sent me messages saying I shouldn’t be posting about politics.
Hmm…that’s another article right there, but for today I thought I’d switch.
Tim Vine is a British comedian who specialises in one liners. Puns. Most of the time very sily ones.
It’s actually not easy to pull off, because the audience won’t take long to wonder why they have paid to watch someone tell christmas cracker jokes, and it’s the way he does it that allows him to get away with it.
He knows his act is silly. The audience knows it. The whole point of his act is simply to make people laugh.
That may sound obvious, but what I mean is that he doesn’t use a message to get the laughs, nor does he use foul language. It’s old school entertainment, and that’s one of the reasons it works.
This really is my kind of act, and whereas you get tribute bands doing music of one band, I almost wish I could set up a Tim Vine tribute act, and go out doing his material!
Apparently that’s not the done thing in comedy, but if my 5 minute routine about public toilets doesn’t take off, I might yet try the tribute act!
Here’s a video of Tim Vine doing ventriloquism. You can see links to more of his stand up at the end.
Let me know if it makes you giggle!
‘Til Next Time,
Health & Happiness,
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