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After talking about music the last few weeks, tonight I’m discussing some of the humour I enjoy.
I tend to avoid overtly political comedians, although I guess I’ll always be a Saturday Night Live stan. (More on that in coming weeks.) I don’t feel the need to sit in an echo chamber, listening to a sermon for the already-converted. I can barely get past the cold open of “SNL” these days. Also, in Canada our politicians & their scandals pale in comparison to average US ones.
So, I tend to lean towards the more observational comedians. They’ll talk politics, but not so much that it wears me down.
Eddie Izzard has always been a favourite. I think it’s because he mixes in academics with his observations. Appealing to my history degree is always a good way to keep me interested in your efforts.
He’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but I find Lewis Black to be more absurdist than political, especially when he goes off into his ‘old man’ rants that echo my own beliefs.
In a way, I find him to be the 21st Century equivalent to Sam Kinison.
Anyway, there’s more insight into the mind of a Beerguy. Next week – who knows?
- Salt Lake at San Diego – 8:00PM | NFLN
- Leafs at Oilers – 7:00PM | CBC / NHLN
- Senators at Bruins – 7:00PM | Sportsnet1
- Vegas at Canucks – 10:00PM | CBC
- Celtics at Lakers – 8:30PM | ABC / TSN2
- Duke at *North Carolina – 6:00PM | ESPN
- Oklahoma at Kansas State – 6:00PM | ESPN2
- Michigan at Michigan State – 8:00PM | ESPN
- DePaul at Creighton – 8:00PM | FS1
- Tulsa at Memphis – 9:30PM | ESPNU
- Oregon at Washington – 10:00PM | ESPN
- Real Salt Lake vs. Whitecaps FC – 6:00PM | TSN
- Liga MX:
- Club América vs. Puebla – 7:55PM | UNI
- Querétaro vs. Guadalajara – 9:55PM | UNI
- PBC Fight Night: Porter-Ugas (welterweights) – 8:00PM | FOX
- UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Dos Santos
- Prelims – 6:00PM | TSN5 / ESPN+
- Main Card – 8:00PM | TSN5 / ESPN+
- Vintage: Host: Luke Perry; Music: Mick Jagger – 10:00PM | NBC
- Live show: Host: Idris Elba; Music: Khalid – 11:30PM ET / 8:30PM PT – NBC / Global
HAVE AT IT!