LOL!! I hadn't noticed it before! But yes, babies make fabulous drunks!
So good! It's like Pearl from Will Farrell's 'The Landlord' in a tourist trap port of call on some depressing cruise...
here's the link even though i'm sure you've seen it!http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/74/the-landlord-from-will-ferrell-and-adam-ghost-panther-mckay
I had not seen it; thanks! That was a hoot. :-) I'll have to confess, Will Ferrell is on a par with zombies, for me. I don't get it. Stoner/slacker humor- um. What? Too painful! But that bit was brilliant, no question.Richie Pryor did a drunk sketch which I saw when first broadcast. Most comics have done drunks as humorous; it's an ancient joke. This sketch of Pryor's though (I've tried to find it on YouTube- but when you search Pryor and drunk- you get too many for me to look through) - it's a long sketch. He starts out standard; ha ha- the audience is cracking up. Then- he slides it into drunk behavior that is just not funny- at all. 100% true to life, of course. And he brings the audience to fully understand what they're laughing at- and they quit laughing. He did a stunning job. The last half of the long sketch is pathetic- and no laughs anywhere; but the audience was riveted.- I still remember it.
That's amazing. Richard Pryor was a genius at playing the fool and then walking you down a dark alley before you realized it wasn't really a joke anymore. For me, the best comedy does that. Louis C.K. does a bit you'd probably appreciate. It's not overtly dark, but the way he unfolds the truth is a thing of beauty.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEY58fiSK8E
You're broadening my horizons. He was not on my radar, at all. Yep, good observations. I confess I tend to see those things, and laugh at them, more in myself than in others. Other people are certainly amusing- but my own behavior is downright hilarious. Sometimes. :-) Chaplin pretty much always left the door open for you to see the dark aspects; makes the humor better, and more valuable. You've gotta get a copy of The Twelve Chairs; and watch with a good smart friend. :-)