One of my favourite comedy writers is Chris Morris. He's been responsible for some of the cleverest comedy shows on television for over 15 years now. He even helped launch the career of one Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge).
But I want to show you one of his funniest creations, in my opinion, Nathan Barley.
This was a half hour show written by Chris Morris and Charlie Brooker which stars a kid, played by Nicholas Burns, who runs his own website, www.trashbat.co.ck, and is "at large" on the London scene. You know all these people who jump on other peoples trains? Fashion hijackers. Or as Chris Morris puts it in Nathan Barley, "The Rise Of The Idiot".
If you love observational comedy, then this will be right up your alley way. It might also turn you on to more of Chris Morris's other creations. Some of which I will touch on in the future no doubt. Until then here is the first episode of Nathan Barley:
Episode 1, part 1 of 3 - Watch Nathan Barley video - YouTube notes: written by Charlie Brooker and Chris Morris, with Julian Barrat from The Mighty Boosh (and Noel Fielding popping up too).
You can see episodes of this show by visiting Amazon and buying the brilliant DVD.
Nathan Barley on amazon.co.uk
Chris Morris on Wikipedia
www.trashbat.co.ck Official Website
By: Dave Tommo