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(News.com.au)   Stand-up comedian's ill-timed Prince Philip joke falls flat, like dead flat after audience member tells him the Duke had died   (news.com.au) divider line
    More: Facepalm, Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, Royal Highness, Australian comedian Lewis Spears, royal family, audience member, Charles, Prince of Wales  
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2021-04-12 5:01:40 AM  
it didn't fall flat - it was hilarious.
 
2021-04-12 5:23:10 AM  

stoolpigeon: it didn't fall flat - it was hilarious.


He killed with it.
 
2021-04-12 7:42:50 AM  
I was even funnier after he learned that the old shiatstain died.
 
2021-04-12 7:55:20 AM  
R.I.P. Duke.

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2021-04-12 9:22:03 AM  
Timing is everything. In comedy. Tragedy plus time is a rule.
He is just a premature ejokeulator.
 
2021-04-12 9:28:10 AM  

vudukungfu: Timing is everything. In comedy. Tragedy plus time is a rule.
He is just a premature ejokeulator.


Too soon!
 
2021-04-12 9:28:53 AM  
"Prince Philip died DURING my show tonight. Clip coming soon."


they have something in common now
 
2021-04-12 9:33:13 AM  
NO, not the King Of Hearts!
 
2021-04-12 9:35:56 AM  
Such a weird framing of rather article given the audience was laughing throughout and he posted it himself. The buildup was really to the Prince Andrew joke.
 
2021-04-12 9:36:00 AM  

vudukungfu: Timing is everything. In comedy. Tragedy plus time is a rule.
He is just a premature ejokeulator.


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2021-04-12 9:39:13 AM  
He probably would have laughed at it.
 
2021-04-12 9:46:24 AM  
Not as funny as when Megan called her in-laws and just whispered "I win."
 
2021-04-12 9:48:39 AM  

vudukungfu: Timing is everything. In comedy. Tragedy plus time is a rule.
He is just a premature ejokeulator.


What tragedy? A stuffy 99-year old cousin farkin' bigot shuffles off the coil?
 
2021-04-12 9:52:58 AM  

stoli n coke: vudukungfu: Timing is everything. In comedy. Tragedy plus time is a rule.
He is just a premature ejokeulator.

What tragedy? A stuffy 99-year old cousin farkin' bigot shuffles off the coil?


He always had nice things to say about you.
 
2021-04-12 10:00:02 AM  
Now I'm just imagining a sort of pythonesque lone voice shouting "Oh... he's died."
 
2021-04-12 10:00:11 AM  
"Pretty sure he invented racism"

😆
 
2021-04-12 10:12:26 AM  
God forbid one say "I'm so sorry" and move on. That wouldn't be funny at all.
 
2021-04-12 10:25:34 AM  

stoli n coke: vudukungfu: Timing is everything. In comedy. Tragedy plus time is a rule.
He is just a premature ejokeulator.

What tragedy? A stuffy 99-year old cousin farkin' bigot shuffles off the coil?


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But he seemed so spry & healthy in recent times, what an unforeseen circumstance!
Guess that royal blood & privilege can't protect you from the ravages of time.
 
2021-04-12 10:27:09 AM  
Not sure how but I am sure this is all Meghan Markle's fault.
The Prince's death, the comedian's faux pas.
All of it.
 
2021-04-12 10:40:04 AM  
So he made a joke about Philip, was informed that he'd just died, and the response was to pull out new material about Philip's death on the fly?  I'm kind of impressed.  It might have been good to have some time to workshop it, but he didn't get particularly flustered or thrown by the news, and kept right on rolling.  Might have been nice to take the time to workshop your new stuff rather than going off-the-cuff like that, but I respect the comedic instincts.
 
2021-04-12 11:02:10 AM  
Oh no, was his joke about the royal family being evil and racist disrespectfully timed?
 
2021-04-12 11:03:06 AM  

Darth_Saltine: stoli n coke: vudukungfu: Timing is everything. In comedy. Tragedy plus time is a rule.
He is just a premature ejokeulator.

What tragedy? A stuffy 99-year old cousin farkin' bigot shuffles off the coil?

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But he seemed so spry & healthy in recent times, what an unforeseen circumstance!
Guess that royal blood & privilege can't protect you from the ravages of time.


He was a few weeks short of 100.  I'd say royal blood and privilege (read lots and lots of money) goes a long damn way to extending your life.  79.4 is the average life expectancy for white males in the UK.  He got an extra 20 years.
 
2021-04-12 12:21:09 PM  
Joke didn't fall flat at all. He had the audience rolling with that riff. The Prince Andrew joke was the one that made people uncomfortable, and he rightly called out the audience for the hypocrisy in that reaction.
 
2021-04-12 1:01:10 PM  

stoolpigeon: it didn't fall flat - it was hilarious.


No it wasn't. The guy isn't really a good comedian. I mean, he made a pretty decent adjustment to the news, but that wasn't any kind of epic comedy bit.
 
2021-04-12 1:34:05 PM  
Subby's ill-timed attempt to slam a comedian falls flat, like dead flat after Farkers tell him comedian's set actually quite funny and audience laughed all the way through it.
 
2021-04-12 3:22:53 PM  

Mikey1969: stoolpigeon: it didn't fall flat - it was hilarious.

No it wasn't. The guy isn't really a good comedian. I mean, he made a pretty decent adjustment to the news, but that wasn't any kind of epic comedy bit.


Good try - but he's still hilarious and you're still a dick.
 
2021-04-12 3:31:50 PM  
It's called timing.  Whether good or bad is, according to this page, debatable.
 
2021-04-12 4:29:20 PM  

stoolpigeon: Mikey1969: stoolpigeon: it didn't fall flat - it was hilarious.

No it wasn't. The guy isn't really a good comedian. I mean, he made a pretty decent adjustment to the news, but that wasn't any kind of epic comedy bit.

Good try - but he's still hilarious and you're still a dick.


I'm a "dick" because this guy isn't funny? You don't really understand how the world works, do you? Let me guess, you were the POTUS until just recently? You poor thing, I hope that you are able to adjust to life on the outside.
 
2021-04-12 6:35:23 PM  

Mikey1969: stoolpigeon: Mikey1969: stoolpigeon: it didn't fall flat - it was hilarious.

No it wasn't. The guy isn't really a good comedian. I mean, he made a pretty decent adjustment to the news, but that wasn't any kind of epic comedy bit.

Good try - but he's still hilarious and you're still a dick.

I'm a "dick" because this guy isn't funny? You don't really understand how the world works, do you? Let me guess, you were the POTUS until just recently? You poor thing, I hope that you are able to adjust to life on the outside.


Your comeback fell very flat. Ugh, you can do better.
 
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