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[*] posted on 3-11-2012 at 02:59 PM
Stand-up comedy routine: Bill Bailey and the oud


Bumped into this on the 'tube and I just had to post it here....although I am sure many of you have already watched it....for those who aren't familiar with it, it's a bit of stand-up comedy involving the great Bill Bailey...and an oud!!!
http://youtu.be/cbzM7s7rBDo
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[*] posted on 3-12-2012 at 06:35 AM


Never saw this before, thanks for sharing. I love Black Books but never really looked into his stand-up much. I knew he was a multi-instrumentalist and has perfect pitch, but never would have thought I'd see him playing a country song on the oud. :D
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[*] posted on 3-13-2012 at 01:28 AM


I know, he's quite amazing, really. You can tell he's a failed musician blessed with the gift of the wit, but he turned it all around and instead of chucking his musical skills, he employed them making them a central feature of his stand-up act. I'm glad you liked it......
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[*] posted on 3-13-2012 at 08:59 AM


Hi Giorgio

I think Bill Bailey was actually a phenomenally gifted musician - particularly piano ... but got bored and did humour. There's a great episode of Black Books where his collegues pretend to be piano virtuosi to blind connosieurs and BB tinkles away - absolutely hilarious.

Its here http://www.channel4.com/programmes/black-books/4od#3106400

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I know its off topic but this is so funny.



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[*] posted on 3-13-2012 at 12:50 PM


Bill Bailey is awesome!
Classic as:D.
I love the piano episode of Black Books too.
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