TV ShowsThe World Stands Up, Edinburgh and Beyond, Comedy Cuts, The Comic Side of Seven Days, The Comedy Map of Great Britain
About me:Nick Doody, stand-up comic and writer. Specialist in the dark and the silly, which I don't consider to be an either/or choice.
Who I'd like to meet:Anyone fictional.
- Status: Single
- Orientation: Straight
- Height: 0' 1"
- Religion: Atheist
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- Children: I don't want kids
- Smoke / Drink: Yes / Yes
- Education: College graduate
GeneralComedy, politics, chess, reading, food, films, playing piano, drinking. I'm sure I have others; this doesn't have to be an exhaustive list.
TelevisionDon't really watch TV I do box sets and sometimes internet TV. Anything written by Joss Whedon is alright by me (Buffy, Angel, Firefly). Arrested Development, that was superb. Also Family Guy, The West Wing, Futurama, Peep Show, 30 Rock, South Park... Quite enjoying Lost. Most guiltily, I'm addicted to Smallville, but under no misapprehension that it's any good; it's the worst-written show I've ever watched - I'm just in so deep now that I can't stop.
BooksUnderstanding Power, Manufacturing Consent, and most other things by Noam Chomsky, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy - Greg Palast, The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov, Madame Bovary - Gustav Flaubert, The Mind Parasites - Colin Wilson, Pascal's 'Lettres a un Provencial', Nineteen Eighty-Four, The Decline of the English Murder - George Orwell, Rage, The Long Walk - Stephen King (as Richard Bachman), A Devil's Chaplain - Richard Dawkins, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - Douglas Adams, V For Vendetta, Watchmen - Alan Moore, Our Dumb Century by The Onion, Woody Allen's Complete Prose, Metamagical Themas - Douglas Hofstadter, any thoughtful and well-written chess book (John Nunn, Jonathan Rowson, Jeremy Silman, NOT Raymond Keene), Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable those interesting books edited by Russ Kick (You Are Being Lied To, etc), The Age of Consent - George Monbiot, The Lugano Report - Susan George