By mathurst, 15-Nov-2011 20:45:00
The Standup Sitdown is a radio show on Hammersmith-based Onfm. It is funny, so I am getting involved. Each week they interview comedians around a table and discuss, amongst other things, the topic of the week. This week's topic is Confrontation in its many forms, so here are my thoughts on the subject:
One of my oldest memories of confrontation was when I was about 8. It was the same day that I learnt about criminal investigation. I was at a birthday party and there were maybe 6 of us. We were playing some game or other and I squeaked out a silent fart. It smelt pretty rancid and filled the room quickly. Even at that age I knew whoever smelt it dealt it, so I kept quiet until the first cries of uproar had filled the room. Then I waded in, blaming whomever had piped up first. 6 way confrontation ensued. It was intense and just when I thought I was out of the woods, someone uttered the immortal words: "Let's check"... Criminal investigation ensued. Bum sniffing is the DNA evidence of fart conviction and I was quickly found guilty. Everyone scarpered and I was left alone. Confrontation - Investigation - Evacuation - Isolation. An early lesson - confrontation is better if you are in the right.
Classic lines of confrontation:
“Come on then.”
"What are you looking at?"
“Who was she?”
"What's the matter? You chicken?"
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