Jerry ‘The Young King’ Seinfeld returns to our screens in something as simple as an 8 episode string of clips based around the concept of small-talk, in and out of a car, with a cup of joe to follow.
Its a web-series about nothing. The series follows a familiar path to the Robert Llewellyn series Carpool from a few years back; just interesting people mooching around in beautiful vintage cars sharing time, jokes, tall stories about this and that and of course, a post-cruise coffee.
Each clip starts with Jerry explaining the history of each vehicle, reading off the cars stats like its Top Trumps for eccentric petrol-heads. Each clip also starts with each cars ignition emittance, and even though im no man racer, theres something special in the sound of ignition charges from a 1970 Dodge Challenger being fired up.
All 8 passengers have their own brand of humour, some of the passengers include Colin Quinn, Ricky Gervais, Brian Regan and Bob Einstein [Marty Funkhouser].
Naturally, seeing Larry sitting uncomfortably in a 1952 Volkswagen Beetle discussing the pressing issues of the day is a treat, but the chemistry between Jerry and Alec Baldwin is on some next ish.
“So you think you are RAPIER that me/ my cell mate in Rahway, he was the RAPIEST”, was a high-light for us…
Irelands 5 times DJ Championship winner Deejay Mek needs no intro to those that knows, he’s a monster behind the decks and relentless in his ability to nod heads on the regular. As well as being one of the finest scratch DJs still doin it live, he has 2 brand new mixes available to download, and as you can see, has the vintage Hip-Hop video collection on lock
As a close associate of the London Posse, Mek has the footage to make any UK Hip-Hop fanatic loose the plot/ their Burlington socks. The video above is a 5 minute clip of a lascivious Bionic [Jeff] and Sipho from London Posse on an old Dublin based magazine show called Megamix
As well as a brief interview with the presenter where they discuss the difference between Jamaican and American rap-singin , they drop a few tasty rhymes, Sipho rocks the Dallas theme a la ‘My Beatbox Reggae Style’ and the keener ones amongst you will notice that stand-up comedian Sean Hughes makes an appearance towards the end…
I’ve had two truly lasting and fulfilling passions in my life that have deeply affected me; Hip-Hop and Comedy. From the 80s through to today, I’ve listened to as much stand-up as I have Hip-Hop and Rap and as youd expect, samples, scratches and sound-bites in Hip-Hop led me to discover the talents of people like Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor, Robin Harris, Paul Mooney and older names like Garrett Morris and La Wanda Page. Subconsciously, people like Hicks and Kinison, Robert Klein, Cosby and Seinfeld, Eddie Murphy and more recently Chris Rock, Patrice O’Neal and Lewis Black have also had a lasting effect on the way I’ve looked at the world and treated the people around me, but more than any other im a huge George Carlin fan, and to my knowledge, there has been no other comedian in my life-time that did what he did, and crafted his comedy in such an enduring way.
As the second season of FX show ‘Louie’ came to an end this week, and as its Louies 44th birthday this coming Monday, I simply wanted to post a clip that features Louie CK [IMO, the sharpest comedy writer/ comedian of my generation] speaking about the importance and the influence George Carlin had on him and his career. This is a touching tribute from March 24 last year. If you havent seen Louies show on FX, get yer act together.
No other stand-up worked so hard to spread the truth to the people of the world by simply being humorous, telling jokes and doing ‘bits’. Personally, George Carlin was the finest comedian of my time to address socio and counter-cultural issues as well as making political comment, fundamentally by ramming it down the audiences throats with his feverish and intense delivery. I liked him because he was a force that didnt care if you didnt like him, he simply wanted people to wake-up to the world around them. There was something distinguished yet down to earth about him, something very special about the way the Roman Catholic born New Yorker grabbed hold of the repressed truth within people, and how he shook that shit out of them to make them laugh.
Carlin was a truly profound comic who died in 2008, he was 71 and obviously had a great run, and I happily admit to shedding more than a single tear when I learnt of his passing [I also cried when Bernie Mac died, but surprisingly never when a Rapper, DJ or Producer has passed, and I’ve been listening to Hip-Hop much longer than I’ve truly understood the science of stand-up].
Carlin did endless HBO specials and numerous albums which are ALL worth investigating. Louie is up for his second Emmy Award next week too…
yup, i said it..i let you all have your little cry yesterday, don’t really know why.the guy was an asshole, personally and professionally. Violent robberies, crack dealing, actually shitting on hoes..the story of him heating up coins to put on people foreheads? classy guy..i swear, not a damn one of you would like chris wallace in real life, and i KNOW he wouldn’t of liked you. Suckers.