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Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle Series 3 Episode 6, “Marriage”
"And then I got off the bus": A great tear-down of the shitty "aaand I was in a public place!" punchline that infests Twitter and Vine (mostly as "Grandma’s funeral") but long predates internet comedy. Starts at 9:54. But here’s the important bit:
S: Comedians will never fail to surprise us with their inventive ways of doing the same pull back and reveal joke again and again. I will now demonstrate the And Then I Got Off The Bus joke.
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You know the other day I got so drunk. I woke up bare ass naked, sick all over me, I had a traffic cone stuck up my bum. I was in a state of priapic excitement … and then I got off the bus aaaah.
R: What? You were on a bus all along?
S: That’s right.
R: I assumed you must have been at home on your own!
S: No. I was on a bus.
R: Wow! My expectations were confounded and from thence the humour arose!
And I’ve never heard someone point out this annoying comedian habit:
S: Another good tip is to go ‘aaah’ at the end of the phrase ‘and then I got off the bus’, as it gives the impression that you are moving on to a new piece of material, and flatters the audience by implying that they were clever to have spotted the joke so quickly.
"Dance, dance, wherever you may be, for I am the lord of the dance settee."
"Don’t, don’t laugh or applaud, right. Rich is planning to get two minutes of material out of a chance mishearing of him at the age of four." x
Adam Scott Aukerman continue talkin’ U2 as they dive right into U2’s ninth studio album Pop. They’ll discuss the 1995 single “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” from the Batman Forever soundtrack which served as a bridge to Pop, the PopMart Tour which was announced from a New York K-Mart, and Scott goes through his alternate mix of Pop. Plus, they’ll discuss the new U2 album delay and talk about the Batman movies in another edition of “I Love Films.”