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Tonight on GeekNights, with Emily replacing Scott, we talk about The Daily Show (which Rym has watched for a decade longer than Emily has) and Last Week Tonight. In the news, we talk about the ridiculous and tragic situation in Ferguson and what happens when you give small town police departments in racially tense regions paramilitary hardware and little oversight. Also, change.Download MP3
I still have that... maybe I should just put it up.
I also lime the main bit is made available on YouTube the day after it airs. Its not the whole thing but at least most of the episode is there. Only hope he continues batting home runs in the upcoming episodes.
He had political satire podcasts before he was on radio or TV and still continues the podcast (it's currently on break while Last Week Tonight airs).
A foolish character is not funny on its own. You can play it like Charlie Chaplain where it works because you have sympathy for them. You can also play it with a straight man to (often literally) smack some sense into the buffoon. I guess you can also go the Eric Cartman route where most of the time simple karma will take the role of the straight man.
I mean, imagine watching Pinky without the Brain or Costello without Abbot. As the viewer I find myself in the role of the straight man, yet unable to act upon it. This only causes stress, not humor. You don't laugh when the funny character does something completely moronic. You laugh when the straight man slaps him in the face afterwards. Without that, it's just painful to watch.
"He should just hit her."
There is one other program I would suggest you watching if you like these sort of shows - Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe. You have likely seen one of these clips from earlier seasons on youtube:
Generic News Report or Mass Shooting.
I have also realised a lot of the podcasts I listen to basically fall in the same category as The Bugle Podcast - people making jokes about world news - hell, Andy Zaltzman was on at least 2 of them this year.
"The uploader has not made this video available in your country."