Loz (lozenger8) wrote,

In other news, I swallowed one yesterday; fly, not comedian...

When I went to see Bill Bailey (totally worth the $500 I ended up spending on the tickets plus bus fare, by the way), the funniest moment wasn't part of his routine at all, but when he got attacked by a fly. It landed in his water and he spent a good ten minutes deliberately avoiding that particular bottle and making a big show of it. When he eventually made the mistake (about three minutes after changing topic) of drinking from the fly-water, the crowd went wild. At which point he pretended to choke.

It was hilarious. I previously hadn't laughed so hard in my life.

But, apparently, comedians getting attacked by flies is commonplace? Here is Eddie Izzard with his own kamikaze insect. How do they train these creatures? What's the cue? There was definitely a fly which came to savage Bill, and you can clearly see a fly here too. Do they lure these flies with their discarded shitty jokes, do you think? Perhaps the rotten fruit that was once thrown at them when they were just starting out and not particularly good? Enquiring minds want to know.

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