Ok so let’s start this off by saying I am not that proud of this episode, and I was being a bit of a dick to the comedian Bill Dawes who is currently in the country for the Comedy Festival, but I have had an interaction so incredibly weird that I just wanted to share it with you all.
So I saw Bill Dawes last night hosting the RAW Comedy Quest, where amateur comedians have a crack at this imposing genre of comedy. The group of new comedians were really enjoyable, some a little gun shy, some a little possum-in-the-headlights…but overall good and I have nothing but admiration for their efforts. Bill Dawes, the professional amongst the group, was okay too…not amazing, but okay, and I spent the first few minutes trying to figure out who he reminded me of…then it dawned on me…Daniel Tosh. I swear that the intination, style of joke, way he interacted with the audience was very ‘Tosh-esque‘
Anyways, so this is the moment when I acknowledge I was a little dick-ish but I got home and tweeted these out.
Followed by this one
To which I received this series of tweets back from the man himself
I’ve been in the ‘media game‘ for 15 years give or take, and this kind of bravado has never really bothered me, in fact I can genuinely say that now one has ever offended me with personal attacks, I’ve had it all right up to and including death threats, however I am surprised some jibing of such a minor style bothered Bill Dawes.
Anyways I followed his ‘challenge’ with this one.
And then thought I’d better let the poor lad get back to his bottle of whatever he had crawled into ;o)
And then sadly found that the Comedian who is touted as one of the rawest, rudest, filthiest around had then blocked me from his twitter account. Maybe I touched a nerve.
Luckily in Echophone you can still connect with people when they block you and I found after he blocked me he sent out this tweet
I was confused as to whom he was talking about…but apparently it was me! I was the troll!
In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion. The noun troll may refer to the provocative message itself, as in: “That was an excellent troll you posted.”
Weird…I am the troll ;o)
Still wasn’t really sure why the comedian couldn’t take a jibe or two but after a quick Google I think I know now why..
From 2008 to Bill Dawes “Daniel Tosh called, he wants his punchlines back.”
From 2011 to Bill Dawes “Bill Dawes is too old for this at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, CA. …On another note, this guy’s style kind of reminds me of Daniel Tosh.”
And they go on.
I actually really, really like Daniel Tosh and his comedy…so right back at the start my jibe could have been taken as more of a compliment…but I concur in a dick-ish way.
So officially I guess I’d like to say sorry for touching your ‘Tosh-nerve‘ Bill, I always understood many comedians to be insecure behind all their bravado and I guess this has confirmed that for me…well in your case at least and I will now do my penance for teasing you so badly. I’ll just head off to my office and write 100 times “I must not tease the comedians”