The Hart of New Zealand Comedy

NZ’s Leigh Hart is one of my favourite comedians.

This clip from the excellent Moon TV series shows Leigh’s trademark style of deadpan, gormless delivery as he bounces epic inanities off straight man and accomplished author, Joe Bennett.

I prefer comedians who play completely farcical characters in a straight, almost dramatic style. Leigh nails this style in his largely pseudo-documentary work with clips like this and this. He also works with other great comics who play off his style in a perfectly complementary fashion – as in this clip where Leigh, Jason and Matai speak with NZ Prime Minister, John Key.

We’ve exported a few good comedy acts lately – from Flight of the Conchords to Rhys Darby – it’s surely only a matter of time before Leigh Hart gets more high profile work overseas!

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At the time of writing there are 190 clips on Moon TV’s Youtube channel so check it out when you need a laugh!

Doctors recommend Levit(r)ol for your allergies

An ad parody featuring the hilarious Keegan-Michael Key of MADtv. The “50 Greatest Commercial Parodies of all Time” post from nerve.com has the best blurb so I’ll just rip that off wholesale:

“The “ask your doctor if *blank* is right for you” genre has been sent up a thousand times, but a few stand out, this one for its initial realism and subsequent devolution into madness. The weird doctor-patient power dynamic hasn’t been made any more comfortable by the raft of TV ads encouraging us to ask about particular medicines, a fact that this parody nails perfectly. And there’s just something about those gardening gloves — are we wrong in thinking this wouldn’t work without them?”

(If you like that, here’s another hilarious skit featuring Keegan-Michael Key.)


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2008 US Election Results Revealed

Gotta love The Onion xDDD. This clip from the Onion News Network mocks the ‘fickle nature’ of the Diebold electronic voting system. Had to post this cos me, Biscotti and Digg Doug were discussing the Diebold issues in passing just a few days ago xD.

Diebold PR Spokesman: “This country is based on the fantasy that the government is the voice of the people; going through the motions of voting and, uh, keeping the Kingmaker’s dealings secret is central to our culture.”


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