britcom wedding it seems !!
Taskmaster Alumni at Ed Gamble’s Wedding
Steve Pemberton photographed by Aisling Bea
Hey guys, here is Aisling Bea who is either sort of famous or quite famous in the UK as a stand up comedian, I am never sure, fame is hard to measure from afar. It's important to note that while she is famous in the UK, she is not British, but rather Irish, which is not only not the same thing but the sort of thing that could get you into a whole lot of trouble for implying is a thing. Which is one of two reasons I bring it up, the other being that I think foreign born comedians who work in the UK but are not British might be a thing I am into. I've kept it secret until now but there is another one who almost got posted about a week ago cause I am watching Taskmaster, a very British show in that it is a panel show that is very dumb in the smartest way and results in just being hilarious when it should not be. It's the sort of thing the British do exceptionally well and we'd find a way to just absolutely fuck up here in the US. We do this a few ways, one is by never trusting anything so someone would see the show and decide they need to make it "exciting," which is completely missing the point. The point is that telling 5 comedians to eat a watermelon is not exciting or inherently funny, what makes it funny is watching 5 comedians go about a task and then talk about it because they are all entertaining and funny people. We'd add fire or lasers or something which sounds like a good thing but it never turns out to be. You just end up with stupid nonsense that is not entertaining. Second, we never bring our best talent. I don't know what the difference is, maybe it's that there isn't a major movie industry to steal people away but Britain always seems to just stack these shows with their funniest people. We'd get Z list comedians who are often funny but not draws, so no one would watch and by the second episode someone would go, "The ratings suck, we need to add fire and lasers". So I am jealous of the UK in that sense. Aisling Bea is a very pretty and very funny Irish woman and if you need proof she's Irish try to say her name out loud. Now the way you said it, absolutely not how it's pronounced because that's not how they do names in Ireland. There's no SH but boy is there an SH sound. Anyway, as I said, I have been loving this show but British shows are so short we are on to a new set of comics very quickly, so she is the first to make it here. I will say, the show does explain why Brexit happened, though. At least through my understanding it was because British men hate foreigners, and that seems unfair but perhaps it's quite feminist, cause guys, I know an English Woman and she is really funny. But somehow in 4 seasons of this show, two years the only woman on the show isn't English. She's Canadian or Irish. That means either British women are not funny, a thing that I know not to be true, or it means foreign women are coming in and stealing jobs from funny English women. I am still against Brexit but I feel more comfortable with it knowing ti was motivated by a deep seceded desire among certain Brits to make sure their women get a fair shot (though I would argue there is not actual limit for the number of women you can have on the show if you want but baby steps). Anyway, I have seen clips of Aisling Bea before and she is very funny and I am liking her on the show and loving the show, I really do recommend it. Today I want to fuck Aisling Bea.
Aisling Bea is a mood.
I was watching episodes of The Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up 2 Cancer from April 2018 and with the prompt of a rainbow sponge cake based off their dreams, Kildare comedian Aisling Bea did a pride cake because she said she dreams of a world where “everyone can love each other, no matter what you’re in to or who you fancy.”
It turned out a little wonky and a little messy but was made 100% with love and I adored how she made the outside of the cake the trans flag (even if that blue looks more green). So often people slap a rainbow on something and declare it’s for pride #LoveIsLove and there’s nothing wrong with that at all - support is support! But I love seeing the trans colours because it means to me that they’ve put in that little extra bit of effort. It means they see me not just LGB people. A lot of people support gay marriage and gay rights and do honestly have no problem with not being straight. But. But trans people are another kettle of fish. I hope one day that won’t be as common but for now I smile when I see the trans flag because it means someone loves me. It means that person sees me and cares.
Second two pictures taken from Aisling Bea’s twitter
Yeah, well, you should never lie. You’ll always get caught out.
Last couple of weekends Times has had interviews with Lily Cole + Zandra Rhodes plus David Morrissey promoting new series of Britannia (I’ve just started watching it + it’s splendidly bonkers as ever). They also had Aisling Bea + her cousin James MacInerney (who was one of the finalists on the latest series of Glow up).
They had a couple of interesting pieces on how hard young female celebs have it + another one on Frida Kahlo plus the 30 year anniversary of Nevermind + a piece on record shops. They also had reviews of a new Frank Sinatra book, Reclaiming Amy, Professor T. and Uprising.