The comedy disguise

January 14, 2008

I don’t know how long this sort of thing will last but besides the Daily Show and a couple of New Zealand shows that none of you will have heard of, Rugged Indoorsman has a video of a discussion about Iraq’s oil presented as comedy. Read the text first and see how it just looks like really good journalism and then watch the clip and see how that text is turned into comedy in order to get it under the radar of TV programmers.

I’m sure there is more stuff akin to this buried in late night British TV, by all means, let me know.


One comment

  1. Slightly tamer than what you get on Bremner, Bird and Fortune, but The Late Edition is the ripped-off English version of The Daily Show. Marcus Brigstock is your standard Guardian-reading (the most ‘liberal’ mainstream UK newspaper) lefty comedian, and as such will tend to go so far but no further, if you know what I mean. Still funny though. Loads of clips on Youtube.

    Thanks for the link!

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