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14 January 2011 @ 03:34 pm
Pretty Boys  
Last night I watched my new Simon Amstell dvd of his live show. I'm rather glad I bought it, because I was in two minds, because I'm likely to want to only watch it once, so maybe it wasn't the best use of my time and money? BUT. I'm glad I did - I never watched him on Buzzcocks, but loved his little sitcom last year 'Grandma's House' and that's why I bought it, as the only other easily obtainable piece of his work. If you liked that then it's worth a glance - it's full of the same self-deprecating humour, real-life stories and is much gentler than I gather his Buzzcocks persona is. It's also really quite philosphical for a stand-up show, and made me cry at one point, as well as laugh. His longing for almost dangerously thin vulnerable emo actor boys may have also possibly have struck a chord with me :)

Perhaps not completely unrelated...

Thanks to kerryblaze and gealach_ros.
Yavanna: Colin - premiere smirkyavannauk on January 14th, 2011 04:16 pm (UTC)
I am loving this new photo of Colin!

And as a result I might possibly have bought a third ticket for the play... Was March 12th one of your dates?

Valderys: Merlin - Iz Dedvalderys on January 15th, 2011 09:16 pm (UTC)
Isn't it gorgeous! It so hits all my buttons! :)

And yes!! It is one of my dates!! Woo hoo!
Yavanna: Colin - Our Private Lifeyavannauk on January 15th, 2011 11:28 pm (UTC)
Looks like we'll be seeing one another for two of the performances then. Woot!!
poosepoose78 on January 14th, 2011 06:11 pm (UTC)
I loved that show; his vulnerability was really fantastic. I wish I could find Grandma's House somewhere online, though.
Valderys: Merlin - Iz Dedvalderys on January 15th, 2011 09:20 pm (UTC)
Try btjunkie, that has a lot of stuff? And yes, I was really surprised with the vulnerability and the meaningfulness he managed to cram in - it was brilliant.
poosepoose78 on January 15th, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
I checked a ton of torrent sites, I imagine I'll just have to keep looking. Thanks, though!
Valderys: Lifeon Mars - Trust the Gene Genievalderys on January 15th, 2011 09:33 pm (UTC)
It's there - I've just gone and looked!
archaeologist_d: Colin smilingarchaeologist_d on January 14th, 2011 06:53 pm (UTC)
He's so pretty to look at!
Valderys: Merlin - Iz Dedvalderys on January 15th, 2011 09:23 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness, yes - my ovaries get all squooshy! :)
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Valderys: Merlin - Iz Dedvalderys on January 15th, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
Well, I don't watch Buzzcocks so I wasn't as surprised - but I was surprised by how much I loved Grandma's House anyway, even though I didn't know what to expect. It was excruciating and sweet in equal measure - and had Simon from Misfits! What more could I want? :)