Tuesday, February 09, 2016

On Being a Comic Genius.

Last year, two great comedians published little self-promotional videos online. One was by Steve Coogan. One was by me. And I mean, I know what you're thinking: "But James! that's only one great comedian! Everyone knows that Alan Partridge sucks a big bag of awkward dicks! AH haaaa!" And I'm like, "Yeah I know!" I mean, he's only gone and bloody ripped me off hasn't he?

What's that you say?

Well, I published this in April 2015:



And here's me old mate Steve just ripping off not only my idea, but also my tone in October 2015:



I mean sure, his is... funnier, wittier, more self-deprecating, has better production values, and perhaps most depressingly, he looks less weathered at 49 than I do at 32, but still. Sometimes you just wish people had the bloody guts to at least send you an email saying, "Hey James, I am about to blatantly rip you off mate. Feeling awful. How can I make it up to you? Would you like a part in The Trip 3?"

1 comment:

Darren Cormack said...

Comedy genius - check out the guns on the guy on the left, been working out?