comedy of death

What lies behind
the thing we call …

comic

come-dy (die)?

Michael & I take a look at the possibility
that comedians are

d rug

high level magicians
who play host to
top notch entities.

hollywoodsymbolism

Come with an open mind –
we promise you won’t die laughing.

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Link to Matt Delooze’s article on the Comedy Carpet which “features 160,000 individually-cut letters spelling out the phrases”

It soon became obvious that Blackpool had been a magnetic chuckle point for the nation” – Gordon Young (Designer of Comedy Carpet).

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August 24, 2014. Uncategorized.

11 Comments

  1. Anonymous replied:

    Hi Alex and Michael,

    Great podcast! There is an American comedian you may not have heard of named Bill Hicks who past away at age 32, back in 1994.

    You both mentioned one star going up and one star going down. It always struck me odd that Bill Hicks and Dennis Leary’s material was very similar. They were friends too, yet Leary became the more famous one.

    Cindy

  2. mgs1129 replied:

    Funny that you mention that Cindy…Alex and I did talk about Bill Hicks but chose to leave him out :) Lots of playful ideas flowed after the podcast like all the long running “comedy shows” from the 70s, 80s, and 90s.

    What IF comedy shows are indeed like high level magick rituals, and the reason “stars” get their supposed start of “big break”, is in fact because we open up to them more easily thru comedy and laughter? (I.E. Will Smith in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air)

    More to ponder!

  3. Brigitte Fritz replied:

    Thank you Alex and Michael for your weekly podcast. So easy to listen to and to so many true happenings.
    Makes me think of the Fasching/Karneval season in Germany that starts on 11/11/ at 11:11AM every year.
    http://german.about.com/od/culture/tp/Fasching-In-Germany.htm
    http://www.deutscheshaus.cc/html/newsletters/fasching_germany.html

    • alex robinson replied:

      Many thanks Brigitte :) It’s amazing how many strange things we accept without question … until someone questions

  4. mgs1129 replied:

    Heya Brigitte!

    We’ve had quite the bit o’ fun playing around with ideas and turning them into podcasts.

    I had never heard of the Fasching event until you pointed that out. That definitely ties into the Hollywood “masks”, or should I say a more “grandeur” scale.

    Cheers

  5. Zero Weaver replied:

    So, Robin Williams dies. Then Joan Rivers is placed in a medically-induced coma. Then she is brought out of said coma, but is not in good condition. Then a prank article is released with the headline “Betty White Dyes Peacefully In Her Home” – I fell for it, and thought she had died, but as I said it was a prank and the crux of the article was that she dyes her hair. Then Joan Rivers dies. Weird things surrounding comedy and death lately…

    • Zero Weaver replied:

      The whole thing with the Betty White article felt a lot like the phenomenon of being laughed at or mocked. And then when Joan Rivers actually died just after the collective psyche recovered from the jolt of the Betty White “prank”… something just smells awful there…

      • alex robinson replied:

        Exactly so – feels like a great big joke on us. Once you start paying attention to ‘comedy’ you see/hear how ‘mean-spirited it is. It also seems to be about maintaining the status quo & getting us to accept our lot as the comedian pretends to be ‘one of us’. We seem to be looking at quite an advanced for of manipulation – one that has gone under the radar for years

  6. Max replied:

    Thanks for this nice piece, Alex and Michael!

    It fired up many associations in my mind.

    • mgs1129 replied:

      Thanks Max & Zero Weaver for the comments. Alex and I were just talking about the “heart attacks” many of the comedians have had, wondering if possibly the entities really put a strain on the heart OR maybe they are served up like Aztec sacrifices.

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