Hello again, I’ve signed up to do a ten mile run/walk for charity this Sunday. I haven’t trained for it yet but I’m sure it’ll all work out. I got my special pack today. It contains (1) very bright orange t-shirt, (1) number plate thing for my back, my number is fifteen, (1) special chip so that the government can track me and read my thoughts through the vibrations in my shoelaces. This is a roundabout way of saying that this week’s Tittererer’s Digest has lots of great stuff but next week’s will mostly be videos of effective blister treatments. This week, we have Jack Handey, Brody & Chadwick, Dreamgun, Stella, and Mr. Hannibal Buress.
1. Jack Handey – Extremely Loud Doorbells
I went to Disney World in Florida with my family when I was fifteen. As is customary when Irish people are in America, we went to an outlet mall one day. I went to a bookshop and saw a little book called The Lost Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey. I bought it, read it, and it rewired my brain forever. Jack Handey’s Deep Thoughts are what most people who make jokes on Twitter are aiming for and they seldom reach it. I’m a naturally hyperbolic person so this might seem like typical Alan but – Jack Handey is real good. Real good. Here‘s a new short piece for the New Yorker that he’s bestowed upon us. It’s about extremely loud doorbells.
2. Brody & Chadwick – At Your Service
Brody & Chadwick are Giles Brody and Colin Chadwick who you might remember from our sponsoring of them at the Vodafone Comedy Festival. Anyway, they won the judge’s prize at the Firehouse Film Contest with this excellent sketch about the Brennan Brothers starring the two of them, Simon Mulholland and directed by Diarmuid O’Brien.
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3. Hannibal Buress – Unemployable
As we mentioned previously, Hannibal Buress is playing Vicar Street next week and we’re very excited about it. Until then, here’s the pilot for his 2014-show-which-was-never-made-into-a-real-series Unemployable. Here it is, here.
4. An Oral History Of Stella
I’m going to be honest with you guys. I’ve heard of Stella but I’d never seen any of it until I read this oral history. I’m just including it here so that you’ll think I’m cool. Read it here
5. Dreamgun – Back In Town
And finally, a hot off the presses sketch from Dreamgun featuring basically every Irish comedian (there’s that hyperbole again). It’s very very funny. My personal faves are Claude Martini and Mark On The Telephone.
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There you go now. See you next week when I’m more blister than man.