Does Comedy Go Too Far?

It’s often said that comedians go too far in this day and age, all for cheap laughs and to see how far they can go, or to even raise the bar of what is morally right to joke about.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m up for a little riske comedy, but even I find myself thinking: ‘can I laugh at that? Is that stepping outside of my morals? Do I even know what the boundaries of my morals are?’ You get the point.

So what is it that I find isn’t funny, or even that I find uncomfortable? Well I don’t find disability jokes very funny, particularly since doing work experience with a disability charity. I also find most racist jokes uncomfortable, along with sexist jokes. But that’s because I’m a person who appreciates equally and hates getting looked down at by men (no offence dudes).

I think Frankie Boyle is one of these contreversial comedians who many would say has stepped over the proverbial line many a time. And I would be inclined to agree. For the record, I do find him funny, but just every now and then I think he overdoes it. It’s a shame really, because he is so funny already. Why does he have to go further than necessary?

I’m not saying I hate him, just that he really should be a lot more careful before he gets locked up or banned from comedy or something.

Jimmy Carr can also be quite contreversial, and yet he is one of my more favourite comedians. I think he is the riskiest comedian I would completely like, if that makes sense. Having said that, there have been quite a few jokes that have made me go ‘oooo, should I laugh at that?’ (see above for full speech on questioning my humaneness).

So I guess it’s just a matter of morals and what you think is funny at the end of the day. But just every now and then there is going to be a comedian who over-steps the line of most people’s moral boundaries I think, and the debate will start up all over again.

Now, let’s have some toddler humour from the wonderful Russell Howard!


Top 10 Men for Valentine’s Day

I will give you boys out there fair warning: this post really won’t appeal to you at all, unless you like men.

Seeing as how it’s Valentine’s Day today I thought I would share my top 10 favourite and gorgeous men. The first seven (10-4) are in no particular order, but the last three are my favourites, and in that order.  Also, when I say ‘As seen on’ it means what I have seen them in. So, um, yeah, enjoy.

No 10

Name: Russell Howard

Famous for: Comedian

As seen on: Mock the Week, Russell Howard’s Good News and several of his own DVDs

I don’t often watch stand-up at the moment, but I usually watch him if I do. He is a really nice guy, despite the sarcastic, often dark side that comedy brings with it. He really appreciates the beautiful things in life, as is evident through all his comedy. This man is a genius, and probally the only British comedian I fancy. 

No 9

Name: Misha Collins

Famous for: Actor

As seen on: Supernatural

I love this guy because he is crazy, but plays such a serious, often wounded character. All you have to do is follow his Twitter feed to know that he’s mad! I love his character of Castiel on Supernatural because you feel really sorry for him at times, even though he isn’t human. Only Misha Collins could play him too, because he puts on this rather gravelly (and sexy) voice for Cas.

No 8

Name: Jensen Ackles

Famous for: Actor

As seen on: Supernatural, Dark Angel

This guy is just incredibly cute. He’s also a really good actor and has had me near tears with his character of Dean on Supernatural. Like Misha, he’s also rather crazy and has me in stitches off and on camera.

No 7

Name: Keanu Reeves

Famous for: Actor

As seen on: The Matrix trilogy, Bill and Ted’s Bogus Adventure, Constantine

Say what you want about Keanu, but you cannot deny that he is good looking and has had his moments. I loved him in the Matrix playing Neo and I also loved his crazy character of Ted in Bill and Ted’s Bogus Adventure. His character in Constantine is also badass. It’s such a shame he doesn’t seem to be well liked these days.

No 6

Name: James Marsters

Famous for: Actor

As seen on: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Torchwood

I only really fancied James when he was playing Spike in Buffy and Angel. However, what I have seen on both these shows, plus on Torchwood, I can safely say that he is an amazing actor, who does emotions really well. But you just can’t beat a bit of the bad-boy, British, punk vampire that was sexy Spike.

No  5

Name: David Boreanaz

Famous for: Actor

As seen on: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Bones

David is one of those naturally gorgeous people and it was very hard not to notice this with his brooding and sexy character of Angel! However, he is also an excellent actor too and that was particularly evident in the Buffy and Angel shows.

No 4

Name: Jared Padalecki

Famous for: Actor

As seen in: Supernatural, Gilmore Girls

Someone had to play Sam in Supernatural alongside Dean and none could be better than the gorgeous Jared. Jared’s chemistry with Jensen is amazing, and like Jensen he has brought me near to tears with his character of Sammy on many occasions.

No 3

Name: Taylor Lautner

Famous for: Actor

As seen on: The Twilight Saga

I have really started to have a bigger crush on this guy recently. Maybe it’s because he’s exactly my age (most men I fancy are often a lot older than me) and damn gorgeous to behold. Plus I love his character of Jacob and I so wish he and Bella would get together already. Ooops, major Twifan moment. For the record I am not a Twifan, I just like the books and films and have a crush on Taylor. It’s nothing, honest.

No 2

Name: Jared Leto

Famous for: Musician, Actor

As seen on/in: Fightclub, 30 Seconds to Mars

What’s not to like about this guy? He’s beautiful, funny, talented and an extremely nice person. I love his voice in 30 Seconds to Mars, plus he can play guitar, direct and act! He is my life idle because he has really pushed himself to get where he wanted to be (in 30 Seconds to Mars) and looks at the world in much the same way I do: the destruction of man with the balance of the beauty of nature. I love you Jared! Keep up the good work! You’re amazing and I love love love 30 Seconds to Mars!

No 1

Name: Jeff B. Davis

Famous for: Improv comedian, bit of an actor

As seen on: Whose Line Is It Anyway US, Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show,  Drew Carey’s Improvaganza, Lazer Fart, Batman, On the Spot, Happy Family, The Drew Carey Show, Bastard Robot (I could go on)

Jeff takes number 1 place and this is me officially announcing my love for him. I love this guy for so many reasons, including his talent, beauty, kindness and humour. He makes me laugh every time I watch him and he also melts my heart in only the way he could. I LOVE YOU JEFF!

Hurhmmm. I apologise. I seem to have lost it there a little, my dignity that is. Well there you go, now you know my top 10 favourite guys, probally more than I wanted you to know about though.