FYMP Podcast #23 – The Highs and Lows of Comedy and Culture: A Conversation with Dave

In this episode Khemit and Dave chat about comedy, humor and what makes funny things funny. We talk about the differences between American and British comedy, the relationship between discomfort and comedy, the role of humor in societies, if and when comedy goes too far, and our favorite and least favorite examples of funny stuff.

Timestamp Recap
(03:00) Guest intro: Dave
(07:00) Humor and discomfort
(15:39) British & American humor
(30:40) Alan Partridge
(35:17) David Brent
(37:00) What is the best medium for comedy?
(42:44) How and when does humor go to far?

Stories Discussed
TV – Louie, The Office (BBC), Extras, Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge, Hello Ladies, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Day to Day, I’m Alan Partridge
Movies – Being There, David Brent: Life on the Road, Four Lions, Pain and Gain, Deadpool, The Wolf of Wall Street, Sex and the City 2
Creators – Peter Sellers, Larry David, Frankie Boyle, Steve Coogan

Dis/Honorable Mention
Movies – Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Bad Boys, The Rock, Transformers, Wanted, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Deadpool, Deadpool 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Creators – Charlie Brooker, Stephen Merchant, Peter Kay, Chris Morris, Peter Sellers, George R.R. Martin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Bay, Mark Millar, James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman
Comics – Wanted, Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service
TV – Everybody Loves Raymond, Modern Family, Friends, Blackadder, Only Fools and Horses, Dad’s Army, Veep, Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge, Hello Ladies, Sherlock Holmes, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

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