DYLAN MORAN – “LIKE, decease TOTALLY…” (2006)
I first saw this Irish comedic genius in the BBC sitcom “Black Books”, about a debaucherous bookstore owner and his idiot co-workers — I loved it not only because I saw clear parallels between the show’s characters and my own video store job’s coterie of dysfunctional pals, but also because Moran played the gibbering fool-in-charge with an infinitely-watchable linical precision. You might also recognize him from his Shaun of the Dead supporting role as the frumpy, whiny flatmate David who ends up getting eaten by zombies towards the end.
Moran’s stand-up act is similar to Eddie Izzard’s, in that it’s mostly hysterical free association-style ramblings that end up being so tightly tied together in the end that half the pleasure’s in connecting the dots in your mind after the show’s over. “Like, Totally…” was his third major show, and it’s got major repeat play value.