Sometimes comedy illuminates hard truths with a pointed urgency that other means can’t quite achieve. Sometimes comedy is just funny. This series of posts is mostly about the former instances, but the latter is valuable, too.
It is clear to me that less preamble is best in this instance, so I’ll offer very little commentary on this segment from the U.K. panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats. This original aired several years ago during the holiday season. I only discovered it when it made the round this last summer, posted widely in memorial tribute to Sean Lock, one of the participants in the game Carrot in a Box, after he died of cancer, at the too-young age of fifty-eight. I’ve watched this clip so many times since then, basically whenever I need a booster shot of delight.
I look forward to a new annual tradition of watching Carrot in a Box ruin Christmas.
Previous entries in this series can be found by clicking on the “Laughing Matters” tag.