Delocated, one of the best comedy series of recent years, came to an end last Sunday with a one off series finale. The closing episode ‘The Frrt Identity’ brought the show to an appropriately poignant finish, although I won’t say anything more than that as you can now view the episode on the adult swim site. Needless to say it managed to accentuate everything that was great about the show from day one as it weaves wonderfully nonsensical daftness into a satire of reality TV which manages to avoid being overbearing or condescending. The fact that it does both of these things with a lead character as potentially unlikable as they come only makes it twice as impressive.
The Archer/Bob’s Burgers crossover was pretty amazing.
The Pope Must Die (1991)
Watching this forgotten classic on TV. A remake is long overdue…
Reggie Watts is so great.
Tig Notaro: Live
I don’t think I’ve ever heard a better example of the transcendent capabilities of stand-up comedy as an art form. This is as raw, heartbreaking and yet, inexplicably, still hilarious as it gets. Tig Notaro’s recent and now notorious Largo show in which she discusses her cancer diagnosis really is essential listening for comedy fans. Read this blurb about it here and then purchase it here for only $5. Not only will you get to hear something really special but a portion of that 5 bucks goes to cancer research as well.
Just done watching the latest episode of Louie. Much like the Ramon episode, it was intriguing but lacking any real laughs. This expression totally saved the day though.
Tim Heidecker - Bob Dylan’s Titanic
“Recently, I read that Bob Dylan’s new album Tempest will feature a 14 minute song about the Titanic.
So I wrote this song to see if I could beat the Master to it. I can’t wait to see how close I got to the real thing!”
Well done Tim Heidecker. The idea is arguably funnier than the execution, but it’s still got some lyrical gems (full transcript here).