I tend to think that if you’re going to shoot a fish in a barrel, you might as well do it with style, originality, and a foul-mouthed precocious child, which is what Wonder Showzen do here, havin a pop at the Pope.
Wonder Showzen is Sesame Street as beamed from a bad planet. It’s amazingly inventive, offensive and funny. You’ll love it, trust me.
I am currently writing jokes for The Story of Grass. Hughes is en fuego, and I’m struggling to keep up. So far responding to his art has led me into making jokes about Lana Turner, weasels, John F. Kennedy, Twitter, Michael Bay, soup and Graham The Three-Headed God of Accessorising, Thunder and Good Hygiene. And there are still a few pages left to fill. What will tomorrow bring?
Oh, the Peg Powler words exhibition launch went good. There’s some brilliant art on display (and one playfully offensive piece by Stuart Faulkner which isn’t on display but which AJ might show you if you ask him nicely. Faulkner’s other stuff is kitsch and funny – his painting of Noah’s Ark was a highlight for me). Get down to it! Here are the Peg Powlers obscuring the U and W of my meisterwerk, The A-Z of Writing.
Thank you, the Peg Powlers, for framing my stuff!
From Wonder Showzen, an MTV2 comedy which was wrong on so many levels, but very, very funny. Created by John Lee and Vernon Chatman* of PFFR, who also make the even-more-barmy Xavier: Renegade Angel and Delocated, Wonder Showzen is basically Sesame Street as broadcast from a bad planet. Its intent is not just to be shocking, though, and there’s a strong seam of satire running through the whole thing. It is amazingly shocking in parts, mind.
*the voice of Towelie on South Park, fact fans. Wanna get high?