18 Oct 2008

Peter Kay - (Is this the way to) Amarillo

Peter Kay is one of the most famous comedians in Britain. His multi-award winning shows include Phoenix Nights, Max & Paddy's Road to Nowhere and the new Britain's Got the Pop Factor and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice, a parody of the current crop of reality competition talent shows.

Of course, I think he's fantastic. His shows are hilarious and his stand up is even better.

Every two years, the BBC gather together all of the UK's top funny people to put on a Comic Relief telethon to raise money for Africa and for homegrown issues such as homelessness. And every two years a Comic Relief "song" is released as a way of raising extra money. In 2005, Peter Kay came up with the following single which not only got to #1 on the UK charts and raised huge amounts of money for Comic Relief, but also has been admired, honored and parodied ever since. If you're not from the UK you won't know who most of the people are, but I think it's funny anyway.

I include it here today becuase I was watching Peter Kay's new show the other night and it made me remember how great this is...

1 comment:

Cam said...

This is totally off topic. Just commenting on the first entry I could.

For the past few weeks or so, I've been tossing around the idea of creating a political blog. I like to keep politics out of my personal blog as to not offend any friends or family that may have opposing views. I do believe that some people can take attacks on their party very seriously and bad relationships can come from that.

So, while I was thinking about my political blog, I was thinking about how you (and a couple family members of mine) would probably end up commenting on every single article I wrote. So, I got to thinking, how about doing a joint political blog. Of course there are going to be some ground rules for the blog. It's not meant for news stories but more for opinions on issues. And it's open to whatever topic you want, but if you wanted, we could do a weekly or monthly thing where we write about our views on the same topic.

Just an idea. It doesn't need to start immediately. Any input would be nice.