Friday, November 14, 2008

Something Else From the UK That I'm Thrilled About...

Some of you have heard me mention my favorite comedian, but I've never blogged about him. In fact, I've never been to one of his shows. I'd have to scrape up a few grand to do that because he makes his home in Edinborough, Scotland, and is currently on a tour of Australia. His name is Danny Bhoy. He's cute, he's funny, and he'll poke fun at just about anything. (Just ask those rats from Noah's Ark, they'll tell you.) I first saw Danny in 2006. Comedy Central was playing on mom's TV (this is how bizarre it is that I follow this guy- I don't even have TV!) and they had a show on of different international comedy festivals. I think the one of Danny was in Montreal, Canada. I'd have to go look to see what he was wearing to make sure, (he had a brown plaid shirt on, as opposed to the Australia tour 2007/08 footage I've seen where he's wearing a white shirt.) ANYWAY, he was talking about what countries of the world have for breakfast and it was sooooo hilarious! He joked about Scotland having the worst food in the WORLD. (Haggis! I've tried it! He's right!) He poked fun at the Germans for eating liver, and took a pot-shot at the French that I thoroughly enjoyed. (Not that I have anything against the French, necessarily, but everyone else seems to so it was very amusing.)

The funny funny stuff he said just kept playing back in my head (yes, IN his fabulous Scottish accent, too!) so I looked him up on Youtube. My husband and I laughed for at least an hour until our sides hurt!
I have a few complaints with Danny, but they aren't anything serious enough to keep me from overlooking them and checking in on his website and on youtube for more funnies. One thing is, I don't like his potty mouth. But I have seen comedians who dropped words a lot more often; so much so that I couldn't find any humor in the joke for all of the offense from the language. Danny is his own person and though I'd be happier if he'd clean his mouth out a bit, it's his gigs and I can watch and laugh or not watch and miss out. So there you go. Danny is also definately (as also referenced by the above) NOT a Christian. It was also pointed out to me, though, by a friend who grew up in England that church and God and all are put across TOTALLY differently (if at all) over there than how it is here in the heart of the Bible Belt in the South. So once again, I don't really like it when Danny says something that openly mocks my religious views. But he generally stays away from that (generally) and makes hilarious fun of the Australian Parliamentary Sessions (which I've never seen but can now never look at without laughing), Pretentious Food (you've got to hear it to understand; I can't even begin to relate any of it...), the size of the Country of Australia (insanely big!), and how the Scottish bagpipes in the history of music are the missing link between noise and sound (it's true!). Danny also does a fantastic accent impression of the Jerry Springer show contestants from Alabama. I'm told by my British friends that Jerry Springer is one of only a few American television feeds they get over there and I was asked if all American television is like that. Great. Just Lovely.

So, wrapping up, I LOVE the comedy of Danny Bhoy. If you get the chance, go to youtube and look him up. You'll laugh. A lot. I promise. Now if he would only tour the Southeastern US.... Danny, if you ever read this, I'm looking for a chance to see your show. Either you come here, or I'll have to come into a few thousand dollars so I can visit you. Either way, I'm still a big fan.

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