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14th-May-2010 12:10 pm
Yes, I do, and that news is: I love Chris Addison almost as much as I have always loved Martin Clunes. My ovaries have a habit of begging to explode whenever Martin's on my screen. It's a tad worrying.

(Also, is 'he was nice to me in the dressing room' some sort of panel show meme?)
14th-May-2010 02:49 am (UTC)

This is another OMFG moment for me as I have the inexplicable Clunes thing too.
14th-May-2010 02:54 am (UTC)
Try to watch the latest HIGNFY if you can. He's freaking adorable. At one point, Paul gives a rather dead on impression of him and Martin is jovially surprised.

I know that at least part of my Clunes love is actually a Martin Ellingham love (Doc Martin for the win), but when I was a kid I used to watch Men Behaving Badly, and whilst recognising he was a twat, sort of adored Gary.
14th-May-2010 03:00 am (UTC)

I will have to give it a go. :D

I just recently saw him on the Graham Norton show where he shared the couch with John Cleese and Lee Mack. I thought I was going to rupture something.

Yes to both of those shows and I also loved him in Saving Grace.
14th-May-2010 03:03 am (UTC)
Oh. I feel some acquisition about to go on. It's a shame I don't like Norton much.

Saving Grace was wonderful. I looked it up when I was tracing the weird and wonderful history of Martin's character.

Have you seen William and Mary?
14th-May-2010 03:07 am (UTC)

I'm not a big Norton fan myself but it's fine, with those three men on the couch he basically just tries to hold on for the ride. The big surprise was watching Lee Mack cracking John Cleese up.

I have not seen that but there will have to be viewing shortly. THANK YOU! *adds to list*
14th-May-2010 10:25 am (UTC)
Is this the part where I remind you that I've seen Chris Addison live (and hilarious). Boy, though, he really needs to eat - he's so skinny his chest is almost concave.

(He did an amazing run on the 'Wilting Lillies' which were the boys he was grouped with in PE at school? I felt like I was going to die from laughter, I really did.)

He's been the highlight of this election season for me. (Well, him and The Vote Now Show on Radio4) Always entertaining and always on point.
14th-May-2010 10:31 am (UTC)
You are lucky :D But I'm still going to go see Bill Bailey soon. \o/ (Well. In just over a month. That's soonish.) Some people are just naturally thin, which sort of annoys me a lot, but there we go.

The weird thing is, because of my love of panel shows, I currently know a metric fuckton more about British politics than I do Australian. In that I basically know NOTHING about Australian politics, except those that pertain to education (I keep meaning to catch up with GNW and haven't), but I have a fairly good grounding on the people and issues involved in the latest British election.
14th-May-2010 12:45 pm (UTC)
I adore Chris Addison! I love his stand-up and love to hate him as Olly on The Thick of It. His tweets are often pretty hilarious too.

This reminds me, I need to catch up with HIGNFY.
14th-May-2010 12:52 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen The Thick of It.

And I don't do twitter (although hearing how popular Peter Serafinowicz is there often makes me wish I did.)

Do catch up with HIGNFY! The latest episode was fried gold.
14th-May-2010 01:07 pm (UTC)
It's a brilliant show. I see it as the anti-West Wing, and it's also a bit of an updating Yes, Minister which I also adore. It's probably not for everyone but I've noticed that even people who don't like usually political satire enjoy it because it is so well done and hilarious. And wonderfully profane.

Peter is pretty awesome on Twitter. As is Simon Pegg, and, well, most of my favourite Twitterers(I can't really call them my Tweeps as I don't know them!) are British or Irish comics. The day that Pegg, Frost and Wright wrote Hot Fuzz slashfic via Twitter was amazing.

I will. I love the show, I just watch so many things, that it is hard to stay current with it all.
14th-May-2010 01:10 pm (UTC)
I don't *understand* Twitter. It honestly confuses the shit out of me. Much like Facebook does. But the day Ed, Nick and Simon wrote HF slashfic was pretty epic. I remember that well enough.

I will. I love the show, I just watch so many things, that it is hard to stay current with it all.

Same. The illness sorted that for me, and suddenly I had three days of freedom to watch all the crap I wanted.
14th-May-2010 01:26 pm (UTC)
I pretty much hate Facebook(but still have one as it is the only way I stay in touch with certain people) but I love Twitter. I didn't use my Twitter account for almost the first year I had it. But then my best friend began one and I started to use it. As I am news junkie, I added many news and politics related accounts and then people started to follow me with similar political beliefs. With more followers and people to interact with, I started to use it with more frequency. I like it is a way to stay quite current with news as it unfolds and events as they are happening. It's very useful during a crisis, for example right after the earthquake in Haiti, it was one of the only ways to disseminate and receive information.

I also like that you only have a 140 characters to say something because it forces you to be concise and to think about what you are going to say. I mean, if what you are going to say is more than "I am going here now, I am eating at this cafe". That's probably why comics write great tweets, it forces them to focus on the joke.

Heh, the last time I was sick for an extended period of time I just watched series 1-5 of QI. A lot of the shows I watch require concentration or can be a little disturbing and all I wanted was the TV equivalent of comfort food.;)
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