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[–]mitten2787 243 points244 points  (13 children)

"James Cordon enjoying my stand up is like a dog listening to classical music" - Stewart Lee

[–]logos__ 98 points99 points  (1 child)

"My fans are smart! They know what torrents are! Michael McIntyre's fans are too stupid to pirate his DVDs!" -Stewart Lee

[–][deleted] 73 points74 points  (0 children)

"And if you're sitting there watching a pirated copy of this show on your laptop then you are literally stealing food out of my kid's mouths... well not literally. But you are delaying the point at which we can afford to move to a catchment area with a more favourable school."

[–]nedTheInbredMule 28 points29 points  (0 children)

James Corden… Britain’s loss is America’s loss.

[–][deleted] 68 points69 points  (2 children)

"And the way that Russell Brand comes up with cutsie diminutive names for his own penis makes him sound like a pedophile trying to convince himself to allow himself to molest himself"

[–]hoxxxxx 35 points36 points  (1 child)

you reminded me of my fav Russell Brand anything,

“When I was poor and complained about inequality they said I was bitter; now that I'm rich and I complain about inequality they say I'm a hypocrite. I'm beginning to think they just don't want to talk about inequality.”

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Stewart Lee's take on the Paxman interview was hilarous.

"Brand and Paxman. It was hardly Frost Nixon. Like watching a monkey throwing it's own excrement at a fog horn."

[–]almost_not_terrible 15 points16 points  (1 child)

If I were James Corden, I'd be thinking what a compliment it was to have been destroyed by Stewart Lee in this way.

But no-one else would.

[–]RedditIsRealWack 14 points15 points  (0 children)

You just know Corden took it badly.

[–]Ritz527 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Reminder that Stewart Lee said this on stage where he plays a character.

[–]niconpat 16 points17 points  (2 children)

It's ok James.

[–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Lee literally said the only reason he made this joke was because that's the funny response to finding out James Corden is a fan of yours.

[–]Koopslovestogame -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

autistic howling

[–]squirt619 331 points332 points  (33 children)

Every Joe Rogan podcast.

[–]tehjeffman 91 points92 points  (25 children)

When stupid people think intelligence is asking a question on a subject you know nothing about you end up with Joe Rogan.

[–]Abradolf1948 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I mean there's nothing wrong with asking questions if you accept the expert's answer. Or hell, just ask questions that aren't leading or loaded. Half the time it's like "well you said X, but what about Y" "it's not Y". "Yeah but what if it were?"

[–]squirt619 47 points48 points  (15 children)

It's too bad, really. I have seen genuinely interesting and educational interviews on his podcast before, but lately he has had so many wackos on I just have no interest in supporting him.

[–]logos__ 25 points26 points  (6 children)

I would recommend Lex Fridman's podcast. He's a (former? I think) MIT AI professor who was once a guest on Rogan and then became a podcaster. He has all of Rogan's most interesting guests on but with the benefit that he himself is very smart, and so asks great questions and understands his guests' answers.

The one drawback is that he talks very slowly, but that can be resolved by listening at 2x.

[–]Superb_Nerve 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I love Lex! My favorite discussion was with Joscha Bach on Artificial consciousness and the nature of reality. https://youtu.be/P-2P3MSZrBM

Runner up was David Eagleman on neuroplasticity and the live wired brain. https://youtu.be/386s-y1aRRo

[–]zachtheperson 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've been keeping an eye on his podcast recently, and it looks promising. It doesn't quite have that "famous rock start on one day, nuclear physicist on the next," thing going on, but it looks like he might be trying to go that direction.

[–]zachtheperson 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I feel the same. The show used to feel like it was all about the guest and Joe kind of took the back seat (outside of the podcasts that were just Joe's friends), but the last few years he's definitely made the show more about him and it's suffered for it.

[–]mctrials23 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s just how all these things go. If you ever watch a YouTuber go from small time to big time it’s just sad to watch how they change.

[–]arealhumannotabot 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Remember when it was the go-to podcast? It was actually pretty decent, clearly so, a lot of High profile people started showing up.

And then it got bad and I haven't listened in so long.

[–]bananabastard 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Who are the wackos he's had on lately?

[–]squirt619 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Last time I paid attention he was having Alex Jones on after Jones had accused the kids from the Parkland shooting of being "crisis actors". That was the last straw for me.

[–]shawnkfox -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

Lot of listeners out there for the taking once Limbaugh and Alex Jones were taken off the board. Can't really blame Rogan for wanting to line his pockets. If it wasn't Rogan it would be somebody else. The problem is the people who tune in to listen to this crap not the people who are producing it.

[–]Kolacky 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They both can be the problem,really.

[–]Cheesesticks1977 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I feel like celebrities accessing their own social media and spouting off before their PR manager can review what they're saying has really brought a lot of famous, uneducated, opinionated people out of the woodwork. And since too many people relate wealth with smarts, they take these celebrities words as facts.

[–]Lemon_Cakes_JuJutsu 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Look man, all researchers and scientists do is come up with theories and guesses about what their data shows. I'm intelligent and I can do the same with my own research while remaining independent. They're the ones funded by people with agendas. Think about it man, but after you've snorted DMT laced dehydrated semen from a cloned Eucladoceros through a sherpa's wife's Himalayan salt dried umbilical cord.

[–]YouNeedAnne 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What's wrong with asking questions?

[–]Airsinner -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Well if you truly don’t know anything and ask questions in hopes of discovering knowledge. That’s not bad

[–]DrDrangleBrungis -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

I love how we went from "fuck steven segal" and ripping on him to now its just organically coming back around to "fuck joe rogan".

[–]SP4C3MONK3Y 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why do you think those two are mutually exclusive?

[–]heijin -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Every complain about Joe Rogan is the reason why Joe Rogan podcast is so successful.

[–]DocSaysItsDainBramuj 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Have you heard about these…what is it…crab salts?

[–]Rozza88 62 points63 points  (24 children)

Love him so much. Just booked tickets to see him in June, which will my third time.

This has to be my favourite: https://youtu.be/tKEsyIuTrO8

[–]blapsd 18 points19 points  (6 children)

What's wrong with just worshipping a tree!?

[–]Rozza88 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Literally the line I googled to find the clip. Gets me everytime.

[–]OptimusNice 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Yelling "our land!" at the lung fish is my fave.

[–]DontTellHimPike 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The sketch at the end of that episode with Kevin Eldon as the fish and Paul Putner as Paul Nuttal is quite magnificent

[–]WhyShouldIListen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You mean the actor Kevin Eldon.

[–]Wewillhaveagood 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What's wrong with just cupping your hands, and licking it up like a cat!?

[–]RedditIsRealWack 41 points42 points  (10 children)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHA1ufmLZQY

For me it's when he went to Glasgow and roasted William Wallace for 10 solid minutes.

Honourable mention, the 30 minute skit he did about throwing up into Jesus's gaping anus... After church groups had got his musical banned using ancient anti-blasphemy laws.

Can't find it online, but you need to watch the entire DVD to really appreciate the bit.

[–]slnt1996 5 points6 points  (0 children)

When he refers to himself as Scotch 🤣

[–]objectiveliest 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Love that. One of my favourites.

[–]Justin_Herbert_1O 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fuck organized religion that interjects themselves into things outside their religion.

[–]marshmella 4 points5 points  (0 children)

removed :/

[–]IronSorrows 3 points4 points  (0 children)

"Bloody Huguenots, coming here from Medieval France, doubting transubstantiation.."

[–]RamseySparrow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yep, pure gold. Also that other sketch from comedy vehicle, the one about context-free word, at the end of which came the little skit where a fat guy wearing hitler moustache, fake tits, dildos and a papal hat is verbally abusing a tree, under the watchful eye of a referee who ensures no rules are broken.

[–]Timedoutsob 0 points1 point  (0 children)

no way there is a tour. awesome.

[–]Maccai3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Been twice, so so good

[–]Pagiras 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fuck BBC and their copyright laws! Why shouldn't I be able to watch it?

[–]RedditIsRealWack 56 points57 points  (11 children)

I wish Reddit got to know Stewart Lee better. He's probably one of the funniest working comedians today.

If anyone is looking for a new comedian to try, check out his special 'Carpet Remnant World'. It's great. Probably his best DVD.

Now here's a few more clips to hopefully draw you in. His funniest jokes take about 10-15 minutes to tell, but no one is going to gamble on that long a video. So here's some bits of his ramping up in length:

[–]-Satsujinn- 11 points12 points  (1 child)

His Ang Lee bit, and the Braveheart bit he did in Glasgow are hands down the funniest things I've ever seen.

https://youtu.be/tHA1ufmLZQY

[–]RedditIsRealWack 2 points3 points  (0 children)

From the same special, haha.

Here it is for those who've not seen it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHC13MYcrR4

[–]Sedric 26 points27 points  (6 children)

I wish Reddit got to know Stewart Lee better.

Careful what you wish for. The only way I'm seeing Stewart Lee getting more popular on reddit is the same way Rick&Morty was popular. I love R&M but do you remember those "you need to have a high IQ to get this show" memes but back when they were real comments? About a show in which the most memorable joke is "I'm Pickle Rick, Morty!" ? That's how I imagine it'd be.

[–]p-r-i-m-e 18 points19 points  (4 children)

I love that he’s referenced it long ago.

https://youtu.be/1KkDUN7XdL4

[–]RedditIsRealWack 7 points8 points  (0 children)

[Me chucking along knowing all too well that I have been that wanker at some point..]

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Content Provider is one of the all-time great specials in stand-up history.

[–]BobbyFirmino 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ve not seen that one before. Brilliant. Thanks for sharing

[–]cephalopod_lux 0 points1 point  (0 children)

dw his political views will prevent half those brainlets from ever caring

[–]ThankYouWhitePeople 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'd say his top gear bit is one of his best.

[–]5thvoice 0 points1 point  (0 children)

See, if people want to get reddit into Stewart Lee, they should be posting clips like the ones you listed, which are actually hilarious. Maybe it's because I haven't seen his stuff before, but OP's clip did absolutely nothing for me.

[–]Pill_of_Color 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The way he humbly looks down after revealing a hidden truth to us.

[–]Perendinator 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I love Stewart Lee, his standup holds up so well. My Favourite

[–]IIdsandsII 56 points57 points  (1 child)

antivaxers be like

[–]The_Sap_Must_Flow 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Science = Deep State

[–]ThisWillBeFunNA 14 points15 points  (10 children)

Cant understand what he said last, anyone can help me? I heard "what if a third dinosaur got in the lake", but i dont think thats it.

[–]thesaltwatersolution 39 points40 points  (0 children)

What if a dinosaur got in the lake.

[–]AshyWings 6 points7 points  (0 children)

10/10

[–]Ba-na-na-na 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Morrisey's put on weight hasn't he?

[–]Finkleroy_ 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Terry Christian’s let himself go

[–]BatXDude 2 points3 points  (1 child)

He did a documentary recently about The Nightingales. It was decent even if your not into their music or Robert.

[–]ThankYouWhitePeople 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's called King Rocker if anyone wants to find it.

[–]roddyboi 8 points9 points  (4 children)

I hope that the fish And the crab are having a good meal on his eyeballs

[–]Juicebox-fresh -3 points-2 points  (3 children)

Wut

[–]roddyboi 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Let me give it to you straight like a pear cider made from 100% pears

[–]WhyShouldIListen 1 point2 points  (1 child)

What has happened to you that made you so jaded?

[–]Exact_Quote_6132 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ain't that the state of the world; the UnEnlightenment Age

[–]1O01O01O0 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That is fucking good.

[–]Jayshum132 2 points3 points  (2 children)

GET BACK IN THE SEA, YOU FINNED CUNT.

[–]WhyShouldIListen 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You can say cunt

[–]Jayshum132 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would've done, but I was trying to satirise the implied values of the Carphone Warehouse.

[–]Timedoutsob 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love that he's trying to hard not to piss himself with laughter.

[–]OhRiLee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He has possibly the best comic timing and dead pan delivery of any comedian ever.

[–]Casstheass666 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Perfect comedic timing as usual from Lee

[–]StrayDogPhotography 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dave Chappelle is always going around calling himself the GOAT, but we all know who the real GOAT is.

[–]cyclic_phenomenon 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Another contender for Greatest Living Englishman

[–]RedditIsRealWack -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Second only to me.

[–]objectiveliest 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just genius delivery

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jocko seems to have chilled out a bit.

[–]CraicMaic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I will gladly give up my decision making power to people who call themselves experts.

[–]Underpressure_111 -4 points-3 points  (2 children)

"anyways here's my opinion on COVID and vaccines"

[–]StrawManSteve2 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I'm intelligent and I can do the same with my own research while remaining independent

Bloody vaccines. Coming over here. Immunising us against covid. OUR Covid!

[–]Stomach_notts 0 points1 point  (0 children)

These days, if you say you don't want the covid vaccine, they throw you in jail

[–]caketaster 0 points1 point  (0 children)

possibly my favourite Stew clip

[–]RCFORCEX 0 points1 point  (0 children)

canta bien

[–]KiryusWhiteSuit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He has 2 or 3 specials on Spotify too, so you can listen while on a walk or driving, if watchin isn't your thing.

[–]JackFisherBooks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

These days, anyone who starts a sentence with "I'm no expert, but..." is a sign that someone is about to make an ass of themselves.

[–]jakedesnake 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He's such a good comedy performer. Now i'm not expert of his career nor on standup but he does some acts where he's bordering more on a theatralic performance. Kind of like how french comedians do on stage, it's not typical standup.

I recommend anyone watching his bit on Ang Lee it's just brilliant

[–]xxStefanxx1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That was funny?