I have to admit to enjoying Chris Lilley’s first two comedy series and the characters he created, so I was looking forward to ‘Angry Boys’ premiere last night.
I’m afraid that hope was dashed.
What do comedians do to get a laugh when they have run of good jokes?
Use the ‘f’ word liberally and edgy humour. I’m not offended by the ‘f’ word and I really don’t care much when its used, but last night had a certain cringe factor, partly from the language, but also from the icky politically incorrect jokes.
Again I don’t usually get offended by political incorrectness – in fact I think we need a good dose of it every now and then to keep us living in the real world – but again you got the feeling that in th absence of a good script it was easier to say ‘f*&k’ or poke fun at a deaf kid than to come up with something clever.
What a shame. Another talented comedian takes the easy route rather than doing the hard work to be genuinely funny.