Why I’m In Love With British Humor
When I was given the chance to write this blog, I thought oh man what do I think is funny? Oh no, I’ve got to go find something that’s funny and smart. Like 30 Rock. Or Parks and Recreation. Ooh, ooh, Lena Dunham won a Golden Globe for some television show that everyone says is smart, funny and that I should just love because well apparently I used to be this generation. So I tried to write a smart, sassy, Tina Fey-esque blog post about funny smart television and I very quickly realized something. I don’t watch any of these shows and I probably can’t bluff you that I do.
Please don’t judge me. I’m sure I would love them if I watched them but the thing is, I don’t watch a lot of television and if you don’t catch my interest from about five minutes into your very first episode I probably won’t tune back in. So I never got into Parks and Recreation or 30 Rock and as for Girls? I don’t watch enough television to make it worth paying for HBO. Even if Girls is fabulous which I keep being told it is.
Anyway, what do I find humorous? I’m proud to say that I’m a zany, tongue in cheek comedy fan. If I’m going to sit down and actually watch television or a movie (which is rare now that I’ve got kids since it seems like I’m always driving them somewhere) then I want it to be a goofball comedy. Rude is not necessary but usually appreciated as well. Same thing for science fiction comedy.
As much as I should like smart, sophisticated comedy I find that time and again I find myself debating whether or not I really should watch Bridesmaids again. Or making sure that my DVR won’t accidentally eat an entire season of Dr. Who. Or clicking on old episodes of Torchwood (the BBC version not that travesty from Starz) to giggle as Jack tries to shag every alien in sight. Twice. Sometimes I even dig out my old episodes of Firefly and Eureka.
Unfortunately for me, my girlfriends have caught onto my comedy love and over Christmas my very best girlfriend, found me a rather endearing radio comedy that I could listen to while I work. Unfortunately, John Finnemore’s Cabin Pressure—a radio comedy about a “small charter airline for whom no job is too small but many jobs are too difficult”—is so funny that usually I spend almost the entire time laughing my head off and very little time actually working when it’s on.
So whether it’s Rebel Wilson causing mischief during a wedding or Matt Smith announcing that “there are dinosaurs—on a SPACESHIP”, or the silver tongued Roger Allam helping a confused Benedict Cumberbatch figure out how many otters you can fit in an airplane—if you want to completely distract me and make me laugh you only have to do one thing. BE COMPLETELY ABSURD. The weirder you are, the more likely it is that I’ll laugh.
About the Author:
Weddings are hell
After a month of planning not one, but two, demonic weddings, all Faith Bettincourt—the youngest Crown Princess of Hell—wants is to spend some quality time with her angelic boyfriend, Matt. But when a ghost from Matt’s past walks through Faith’s apartment door, her preoccupation with the weddings from Hell is all that’s keeping her from turning his ex, in all her devious angelic glory, into a down throw pillow.
Which is about when Matt’s zealous mother declares war on Faith’s family.
Now Faith will stop at nothing to stop the craziness and make sure the impending nuptials go off without a hitch. All she’s got to do is rescue one of the grooms and go up against an army of so-called do-gooders, and everything will go back to normal. Or as normal as it can be where the Devil's spawn is concerned. With any luck, she might just be able to resuscitate her love life while she's at it.
I'll be reviewing this one tomorrow. The publishing date is the 26th. I read and enjoyed the first book Luck of the Devil which I recommend.
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