What Makes Me Laugh?

  • Stewart Lee.
  • Tim Vine.
  • Norm Macdonald.
  • Bill Bailey.
  • Bill Hicks.
  • David Mitchell.
  • Lee Mack.
  • Stephen Fry.
  • Ricky Gervais.
  • Chris Rock.
  • Louis CK.
  • Hannibal Buress.
  • Alec Baldwin.
  • Melissa McCarthy.
  • Stephen Merchant.
  • Sandra Bullock.
  • Kate McKinnon.
  • My dad’s jokes, they are terrible beyond words but they make me laugh / groan harder than I ever have.
  • Tim Vine’s one-liners. Tim Vine is the only one-liner style comedian I can really stand. Most of them just end up annoying me like Joe Pasquale.

“Velcro: What a rip-off.

Exit Signs. They’re on the way out, aren’t they?

I was reading this book today ‘The History of Glue’ and I couldn’t put it down.

I stole things in the super market today while balanced on the shoulders of vampires. I was charged with shoplifting on three counts.

After I’ve had an argument I sometimes hold a hoover over my head. It helps clear the air.

I don’t like my hands. I always keep them at arm’s length.

BNAG – that’s BANG out of order!”

  • Vincent Caravella and Jeff Gerstmann of Giant Bomb. Both have been in the video game journalism business for quite some time. They have a unique and humorous point of view on gaming current events.
  • My mum trying to prove that she can jump from a standing position. It may seem like an easy thing to do but she manages to make it look like the most complex movement the human body can perform.
  • The Simpsons, specifically the earlier episodes.
  • Jeff Green – A 54 year old former editor of Computer Gaming World which later became Games for Windows: The Official Magazine. The magazine formed GFW Radio (2007) which was one of the first gaming podcasts. It was hilarious and often times really insightful. Jeff Green has since moved into game development and consultation. He has recently begun live streaming himself playing the Dark Souls series of video games. I find his commentary insightful and really funny. He speaks about his life in the industry and also his personal life. He talks candidly about his struggles with depression and has helped his audience feel comfortable talking about serious issues.
  • Modern Family.
  • Friends.
  • The Office.
  • Extras.
  • Black Books.
  • Spaced.
  • QI.
  • Green Wing.
  • Not Going Out.
  • Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
  • Have I Got News for You.
  • Miranda.
  • The Thick of It.
  • Keeping Up Appearances.
  • Brass Eye.
  • The Day Today.
  • Derek.
  • An Idiot Abroad (Karl Pilkington in general).
  • The Ricky Gervais Show.
  • Dylan Moran: Monster.
  • Bill Bailey: Bewilderness.
  • The IT Crowd.
  • 30 Rock.
  • Futurama.
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
  • Frasier.
  • Flight of the Concords.
  • Samantha Gallagher.
  • James Andrews.
  • Scaring my girlfriend.
  • The unexpected.
  • Pugs.
  • Cat videos.
  • Glitches in video games. I had a weird fascination with breaking games when I was younger. Dave Mirra Freestlye BMX for the Dreamcast was littered with physics bugs. Your character could fall through the environment and get stuck on random geometry. The nature of the game engine allowed the player to jam themselves into awkward positions. The game then tried to work out how to respawn the player which caused even more issues. Skate was a good example of this. Skate glitch videos are amazing.
  • I’m discovering that more things make me laugh than cry which is all anyone can hope for really.
  • The ignorant stupid nonsense Donal Trump says.
  • When politicians dodge questions.
  • When I fall over.
  • When I hurt myself. I have a tendency to laugh when I feel pain. Unless of course the pain is really bad. Then I just make incoherent groaning sounds.
  • This joke – Two packets of crisps are walking down the street. A car pulls up and the driver asks them if they want a lift. “No” they reply, “We’re Walkers.” This terrible joke is the only one that I can remember. If someone asks me to tell them a joke, this is usually the one I tell. Luckily this doesn’t happen very often.
  • Celebrating too early. I love seeing sports people celebrating and then coming unstuck somehow. The best kind of schadenfreude. I wonder what the German word for schadenfreude is… just kidding. Maybe I should try to write my own jokes? Maybe not.
  • The year 2016 seems like a huge joke.
  • Snowball fights.
  • My grandad when he’s not going on about the EU or immigration, which is never. That was almost a joke.
  • The absurd.
  • The Mighty Boosh.
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic.
  • The Eurovision Song Contest.
  • Orange Is the New Black.
  • Kerbal Space Program.

What Gets Me Excited?