Wednesday 9 July 2008

Handle With Care

Do you remember those schoolmates who excelled in academic, athletic and extra curricular pursuits? The ones who could try their hand at anything - from guitar playing to snake charming or brain surgery - and master it instantly. Yet somehow it seemed impossible to despise them because they were modest, charming and gracious.

Rhod Gilbert was probably such a child.

The following, is a perfectly crafted piece of material I had the pleasure of watching him perform some time ago. I haven't seen it since then (until today) - so it is included here as much for my benefit as that of anybody else. The idea is clever, his delivery and timing impeccable but, in my opinion, the most impressive aspect, is his understated use of a simple prop to augment the performance.


Baggage Handler Complaint

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