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Offline chopey

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« Reply #25 on: Thursday 13 September 2018, 07:39:11 PM »


Just not funny.

Managed 30 seconds before I had to turn it off, cringe :lol:

Legitimate question here, what sort of thing do you's find funny ?
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« Reply #26 on: Thursday 13 September 2018, 07:42:22 PM »


Just not funny.

Managed 30 seconds before I had to turn it off, cringe :lol:

Legitimate question here, what sort of thing do you's find funny ?

Things that are not excruciatingly boring and unfunny.
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Offline Elric

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« Reply #27 on: Thursday 13 September 2018, 07:42:34 PM »


Just not funny.

Managed 30 seconds before I had to turn it off, cringe :lol:

Legitimate question here, what sort of thing do you's find funny ?

Well, like Young Neil would say.... that's kind of a big question. Bill Hicks?
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« Reply #28 on: Thursday 13 September 2018, 07:44:05 PM »
I'd be interested to know how it translates abroad as it's really f***ing niche at times.
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Offline joeyt

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« Reply #29 on: Thursday 13 September 2018, 07:45:45 PM »
Yeah I think it was mentioned in the past that Bob's humour probably doesn't translate well.

The first 10 episodes of Athletico Mince are alright but they're still searching for gold in them but after that it's just gold all the way from Bob

Offline Kaizero

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« Reply #30 on: Thursday 13 September 2018, 07:49:45 PM »
I'd be interested to know how it translates abroad as it's really f***ing niche at times.

It all depends, as I in general have enjoyed both British stand-up comedians, sitcoms and similar in the past. But I'm sure there's something lost in translation here though as there's people liking this s*** that I in general seem to have similar tastes to based on comments in other threads. For me, this is just someone blabbering on about s*** and making up personalities/stories around people where those personalities/stories aren't even close to fitting. Squires, as an example, does a similar thing but he tends to nail it (for me). However the formats are very different, and a two frame gag from Squires is easier to nail than trying to maintain a story-gag for far too long like these guys do. Guess the difference here could be in general storytelling between Brits compared to general storytelling between other cultures.

An example from my own experience is the time when everyone was raving about "The Fun Bus", listened to it, and came out of the experience questioning existence due to the extreme boredom it caused. Then there was the "Gangs of the PL" people were raving about, listened to it, and it was just a long, long story about fictional personalities not doing anything at all of note in a public toilet.

Admittedly I've not listened to anything else after those two experiences, because jesus christ, nothing happened.
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« Reply #31 on: Thursday 13 September 2018, 07:57:13 PM »
I'd be interested to know how it translates abroad as it's really f***ing niche at times.

I think you need to have grown up with Vic and Bob to get them.  I've made a couple of Americans watch Shooting Stars and they just looked bewildered.

Offline Hanshithispantz

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« Reply #32 on: Thursday 13 September 2018, 07:58:10 PM »
I think a lot of it is knowing Bob Mortimer just doesn’t take himself seriously at all. There’s just something about him. If pretty much anyone else did a podcast like that it wouldn’t work. I mean if I just loaded a random youtube clip up and someone else was putting daft voices on pretending to be Peter Beardsley I’d think it was absolutely s**** :lol:

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« Reply #33 on: Thursday 13 September 2018, 07:59:20 PM »
I think a lot of it is knowing Bob Mortimer just doesn’t take himself seriously at all. If pretty much anyone else did a podcast like that it wouldn’t work. I mean if I just loaded a random youtube clip up and someone else was putting daft voices on pretending to be Peter Beardsley I’d think it was absolutely s**** :lol:

This might be it. I have no prior knowledge of the people doing this.
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Offline Hanshithispantz

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« Reply #34 on: Thursday 13 September 2018, 08:10:18 PM »
FWIW I don’t think it really works in clip form either like, even being a fan of Bob :lol:

The songs and daft stories are pretty rubbish and nonsensical but they’re meant to be as the whole point of the podcast is him and the Get in the Sea guy just talking s****. I don’t think they’re written to go viral.

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« Reply #35 on: Thursday 13 September 2018, 08:11:01 PM »
"For me, this is just someone blabbering on about s*** and making up personalities/stories around people where those personalities/stories aren't even close to fitting."

Think this line from Kaiz is key. As that's where the joy of Mince comes from for me the bizarre surreal caricatures rather than impressions. The absurdist elements are what does it for me. There's no grounding in Beardos wife loving boilers, but by God is it funny.

Completely get how it's marmite though and how it won't resonate with people but I bloody love it. My parents hated Vic & Bob but I loved them growing up.
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Offline chopey

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« Reply #37 on: Thursday 13 September 2018, 08:31:13 PM »
"For me, this is just someone blabbering on about s*** and making up personalities/stories around people where those personalities/stories aren't even close to fitting."

Think this line from Kaiz is key. As that's where the joy of Mince comes from for me the bizarre surreal caricatures rather than impressions. The absurdist elements are what does it for me. There's no grounding in Beardos wife loving boilers, but by God is it funny.

Completely get how it's marmite though and how it won't resonate with people but I bloody love it. My parents hated Vic & Bob but I loved them growing up.

100% agree with this I just love watching Bob in every thing he does, from fishing with Paul Whitehouse to telling lies with Lee Mack, I just find him a naturally funny bloke.
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Offline Optimistic Nut

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« Reply #38 on: Thursday 13 September 2018, 08:35:59 PM »
The compilation of Bob on that show is fantastic.
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Offline Kimbo

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« Reply #39 on: Thursday 13 September 2018, 08:48:56 PM »
Bob is the sort of man that will f*** around with a late night radio show just for his own amusement. I blame Vic Reeves for House of Fools.


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« Reply #40 on: Thursday 13 September 2018, 09:14:53 PM »


"Certainly not a UK thing" :lol:

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« Reply #41 on: Thursday 13 September 2018, 09:21:53 PM »
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Offline Altamullan

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« Reply #42 on: Thursday 13 September 2018, 10:47:35 PM »
Bob is the sort of man that will f*** around with a late night radio show just for his own amusement. I blame Vic Reeves for House of Fools.


Loved that (Iain Lee call). Loved Vic & Bob. Athletico Mince... not so much.
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Offline Wullie

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« Reply #43 on: Thursday 13 September 2018, 11:05:41 PM »
The bloke is just naturally absolutely f***ing hilarious.

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Offline Hanshithispantz

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« Reply #44 on: Thursday 13 September 2018, 11:30:50 PM »
:lol: he has the best dry delivery of any comedian like.

Offline wormy

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« Reply #45 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 01:19:44 AM »
I completely get why people wouldn't find it funny, particularly non-Brits. I bloody love Bob, though.

I know enough Brits that don't 'get' Vic and/or Bob, let alone abroad. I reckon Would I Lie To You would actually be a great starting point to enjoy Bob if you didn't like him before. There's a reason someone's put together a compilation of pretty much every one of his appearances on there. :lol:

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« Reply #46 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 01:25:58 AM »


"Certainly not a UK thing" :lol:

:D

FWIW i find the Beardsley stuff funny, but the original video in this thread completley not funny.

Offline Optimistic Nut

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« Reply #47 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 02:05:33 AM »
The bloke is just naturally absolutely f***ing hilarious.





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« Reply #48 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 02:22:47 AM »
It's all the little details he adds to the stories.  :lol:   Attaching the mirror to a curved Indian flute ffs.

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« Reply #49 on: Friday 14 September 2018, 07:39:09 AM »
The bloke is just naturally absolutely f***ing hilarious.



love bob but what the f*** is that show?  jesus christ it caused me physical pain to watch that clip
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