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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

W. Kamau Bell's Adventures in Scotland, as Told Through Four Classic YouTube Clips

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 8:30 AM

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People keep asking me what it's like performing in the UK. Well, it's been a lot like this classic '90s Jerry Seinfeld American Express commercial ...

And then a lot like this classic 70's episode of Diff'rent Strokes*...

Yup, if you swap out the word "Digby" with the words "Edinburgh Fringe Festival" and the word "headmaster" with the word "reviewers" then you will really understand some of what it's been like for me here. Me and my show play the roles of Arnold and Willis. Mr. Drummond plays the role of my ego, but unfortunately my ego isn't a rich white dude. My ego is more like this classic YouTube clip I just discovered five minutes ago**...

Now watch this soon-to-be-classic 2011 segment on me by ComComedy that I'm too scared to watch myself. Then tell me if it's good. They liked the show so I assume it's good, but at this point me and my bald, white, cartoon ego can't take any chances. I've still got seven shows left. GULP!***

* Heartfelt apologies to my Chinese pizza cooks out there. It was the 70's. That unfortunately passed for humor. Maybe that joke explains where the Diff'rent Strokes curse came from. Karma's a Chinese Pizza cook.

** Does this even make sense anymore?

*** Seriously, I haven't watched it. I'm too busy staring off the top of a tall building looking at pillow-filled lorries and cursing my bad luck.****

**** Lorries are how they say "trucks" in the Queen's English. I told you it was like that Seinfeld commercial. WHY AREN'T YOU WATCHING THESE CLIPS?

Kamau's Komedy Korner is a weekly blog column about San Francisco comedy by W. Kamau Bell. Check back next Wednesday for more.

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