Brief, Amusing, Non-Stressful Viewing for Sick-A-Beds
27th June 2015
If you are stuck in bed, sick, sore or recovering from surgery, chances are you have only enough attention for short and non-stressful viewing. (Take a hot tip from me and don’t watch Game of Thrones while coughing up blood.)
I have this ongoing web-series list that I sometimes update, and I like to send it to sick friends. I don’t think I’ve ever posted it here, though, so here we go: short shows, funny and offbeat, suitable for all illnesses including man-flu and homicidal PMT. (It’s a thing! Science says it’s a real thing!)
Drunk Histories - actors get shitfaced, re-enact scenes from history.
This is one of Amy Schumers best, but everything she does makes me laugh until I wee.
High Maintenance: a pot dealer makes his daily rounds, reviewed by one critic as ‘Girls, but hazier’.
Park Slope: two superficial, homophobic lesbians from Brooklyn are hilarious.
Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee: Jerry Seinfeld does, you know, what the title says. I especially love Louis CK and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss here.
7 Minutes In Heaven: comedians share a short, awkward and outrageous moment in a closet with Mike O’Brien, ending always with his attempt to make out with them. His pash with Ellen Degeneres is a particular highlight.
The Katering Show: The journey of a food intolerant and an intolerable foodie - Australian, really funny.
<span Know any more? Let me know and I’ll add them to my list. And if you’re not well, I hope you feel better soon. It sucks to be sick. It bites the weiner, as Shakespeare said.</span>
Finally, one of my all-time faves. Dirty Jamie Oliver’s going to whack it into your burger, again and again and again. I will never, ever tire of this internet classic.