What's the 'darkest' comedy?

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Post by Localhobbit » Wed Aug 17, 2005 7:17 pm

How's 'Human Remains'?

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Post by Mr Papa Lazarou » Fri Feb 03, 2006 3:13 pm

I'd go with Jam and Monkey Dust to. Very dark, but hilarious.
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Post by ChubbyTubby » Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:12 pm

Monkey Dust was fecking hilarious. Looking back at it, I suppose it was quite dark, I never really noticed that. What with the peadophiles and the family that ate the head, yeah I suppose it was quite dark. I loved that show, I need the DVD.

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Post by feckless_dykey_prostitute » Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:43 pm

Localhobbit wrote:How's 'Human Remains'?
I love Human Remains. Especially Michelle, bless her.
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Post by ratgirl » Sun Feb 05, 2006 12:54 am

My dad is always trying to make me watch Monkey Dust. All the sketches seem the same to me!
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Post by Local_One » Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:59 pm

u gotta watch humain remians if u haven't seen it it's genius " to me tinnitus sounds a bit like this aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah *pause* aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah"

or the whole "abba beatles ..." bit very funny !

saying that though i reccommended it to a mate at work and she couldn't watch more than two episodes coz it depressed her too much , dont understand how !

Brass eye is also rather dark but very funny bit like The Day Today

Jam is probably the darkest comedy show i've ever seen though saying that i also find it extremely funny it's basically the cast of Big Train minus Simon Pegg . It's made me really admire Mark heap too he's such a talented and versatile actor , rather good looking too !

Never seen Monkey Dust unfortunately

The League of Gentlemen goes without saying :)

i'd probably add one foot in the grave to the list of dark comedies too , it usually involves something tragic in it it most episodes and still manages to stay hilarious

Can't really think of any others !
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Post by Cheeky Chezzy Woo » Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:12 pm

Human Remains is one dvd i would rather borrow before i buy from someone. Never been sure whether to sit down and watch or not. Is it like a mix of Nighty Night and Marion and Geoff?
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Post by Laura Folds Five » Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:45 pm

Snuff Box is a little bit on the dark side!

Hangmen, etc?

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Post by Tinkerbell2 » Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:13 am

Monkey Dust is ACE!!! I think it's deffo one of the darkest comedies I've ever seen! The first few times I watched it, I was a bit uncomfortable, but in the end I bloody loved it!!!

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Post by Cazza Lazarou » Sun Mar 26, 2006 6:07 pm

Hmm I suppose everyones definition od 'dark' is gonna be a bit different. I would say the comedy that shocked me out the most was Jam....and believe me it takes ALOT to shock me in terms of 'what it is OK to laugh at'. I did find it funny, and after seeing a couple of episodes I didn't find it that shocking anymore. But it's something about the weird style of the whole show that makes it seem darker than it would do if it was in a more traditional format.

I find TLOG dark in a different way though. I've given up comparing TLOG to anythng as it's been my favourite programme since the very first episode was shown; however, I do get annoyed when people say how 'surreal' or 'bizzare' it is and don't see past that element. Yes there is alot of this to it, but I was firstly drawn to the mixture of poignant drama and tragi-comedy which is how I would define the League's type of dark-ness.

Hmm, bit of an essay there from me LOL!

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Post by Localhobbit » Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:28 pm

Monkey Dust is in route to me, watchin Shaun of the Dead, great movie, Simon's fun, seeing Dylan in it was odd to me since I know him only via Bernard.

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Post by Localhobbit » Wed Apr 12, 2006 8:50 pm

I watched Jam in it's entirety in the last few days, had kinda skimmed through it previously, and i really like it, very different, definately would freak out the more conventional viewer, I think it's a minor masterpiece, they really push the envelope.

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