Alastair James Hay "Al" Murray ,is a British comedian best known for his stand-up persona, "The Pub Landlord". This character is a stereotyped xenophobe who struck a chord with the island nation that is Great Britain.
In 2003, he was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy and in 2007 he was voted number sixteen on Channel 4's hundred greatest stand-ups.
It it is difficult to "quote" Al's style in a blog as much of his material flows around the incredible character he has built up, you have to see him to understand him. I do wonder where "The Pub Landlord" begins and Alistair ends. This is a video of Al on good form - having a pop at our American cousins. The crowd seem to love it for some reasons ;)
Love him or hate him (most hate him), this controversial comic isn't up everyone's street. His jokes can be raw and shocking leaving the audience feeling a little ashamed for laughing so loud for so long. Personally I think he is just brilliant. Although he could potentially lose the hairstyle which looks borrowed from a 1940's German leader.
Enjoy this selection:
I worry about my nan. If she's alone and falls, does she make a noise? I'm joking, she's dead.
I'm not being condescending, I'm too busy thinking about far more important things you wouldn't understand.
I saw a charity appeal in the Guardian the other day, and it read "Little Zuki has to walk 13 miles a day just to fetch water". And I couldn't help thinking, she should move.
African child dies? I watched those, and couldn't help thinking, "well stop clicking your fingers!"
I did a gig in the US once for the homeless. I said "It's nice to see so many bums on seats".
British scientists have demonstrated that cigarettes can harm your children. Fair enough. Use an ashtray!
I had a survey done on my house. 8 out of 10 people said they really rather liked it.
I'm not worried about the Third World War. That's the Third World's Problem.
In Pizza Express you can get garlic bread with cheese and tomato. Now correct me if I'm wrong, but that's a pizza.
There was one time where I failed to perform sexually. My girlfriend said to me "oh don't worry, it happens to a lot of guys". Ok, there are two things wrong with that. First of all who are these other guys?, and second of all if it's happening to more than one of us, don't you think it could be YOUR fault?
Theres been a lot of talk about genetic engineering I was wondering, is it wrong to breed piglets specifically for the purposes of weaning paedophiles off babies, only I'm thinking of starting a company called "They'll squeal, but not to the cops".
Boxers don't have sex before a fight, do you know why that is? They don't fancy each other.
I'd like to leave you ladies and gentlemen with this frightening fact: I'm not sure if you're aware of this, but if you took all the money that we in the West spend on food in one week, you could feed the Third World for one year. I'm not sure about you people, but I think we're being overcharged on groceries.
My father always used to say, "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger," - 'til the accident.
No matter how much you give a homeless person for tea... you never get that tea.
See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Rohypnol(TM).
My girlfriend bought a cook book the other day called 'Cheap and easy vegetarian cooking'. Which is perfect for her, because not only is she vegetarian...
My girlfriend said she wanted me to tease her, so I said "Alright, fatty."
My girlfriend sat me down the other day for a chat. I say 'chat', it was her talking at me for six hours. I didn't realise that when men say they're 'spoken for' that's actually what they mean. She said "Jimmy, our relationship is at a crossroads. Down one road is struggle and hardship, but eventually, happiness. The other, well, that's a dead end." So I replied, "That's not a crossroads, that's a T-Junction".
Throwing acid is wrong, in some people's eyes.
A big girl once came up to me after a show and said "I think you're fatist." I said "No, no. I think you're fattest."
When someone close to you dies, move seats.
I live near a remedial school. There is a sign that says, slow... children. That can't be good for their self esteem. But look of course on the positive side, they can't read it.
I have no problems with buying tampons. I am a fairly modern man. But apparently they're not a "proper" present. "Happy birthday, mum!"
I say no to gay marriage. It'll end up leading to gay divorce, and that'll be bitchy.