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Another Stewart Lee Post

After reading this review in the Guardian yesterday I went looking for some Franklyn Ajaye material.

This is the best example I found...

...although I couldn't find the I'm a Comedian album. Does anyone know where I could hear that?

I admire Lee's understanding and analysis of the history of stand-up. His routine about it should be interesting.

I also found this article, Lost in translation, about German humour, which I've learnt to appreciate thanks to my brother-in-law moving there and having spent more time there over the last few years. Suddenly it seems obvious that he'd pick the German Comedy Ambassador as his support on his most recent tour.



And here is Lee on Guilt-free pleasures from 2003.

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:: Dan 10.8.08 [Arc] [2 comments] [links to this post] ::
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There are two copies on Amazon of "Comedy Tonight," but they are priced outrageously high because it's out of print.

If you want to hear more of Franklyn Ajaye, check out "FRANKLYN AJAYE: Vagabond Jazz & The Abstract Truth" which is available on CDBaby.com.

(One unexpected bonus...after I bought the album from CD Baby, I actually wound up on Mr. Ajaye's personal email list and exchanged a few friendly emails with him. I can't promise the same results for everyone, though.)

If you're interested in the craft of stand-up comedy, check out his book "Comic Insights."
 
Brilliant. Thanks for that, Mark.
The books on the wishlist and I'm keeping an eye on eBay for less outrageously priced albums. Cheers.
 
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