Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Tube of Me: Dan and Dan

And now it's time for another edition of...

I know, it's been quite awhile since I did the last (and first) of these, but don't fear, more to come.

Dan and Dan
is one of the newest of my vlog channel discoveries on YouTube, and I absolutely adore it. I'm not always one for British comedy. I do like dry comedy, but sometimes it's so dry that it just gets caught in my throat, I can't quite digest it, and I'm left saying "Did I just eat something?" (Or maybe, Did I take that metaphor too far?) But Dan and Dan, for me, has that extra spark of cleverness that you really need to pull off subtle, downplayed humor. (that's like the fifth time I've meant to type "Dan" and accidentally typed "Dani." Oops. Six.) Something like Flight of the Concords, if you're a fan.

Scurry up top and watch it now, if you haven't.

Back so soon? So as you've seen, it's really only one guy. This is one of the best of his skits and songs, but what you can't see is that he generally plays up two separate personalities in his videos. And sometimes you need to know the characters to get it. But I just never get tired of one Dan criticizing the other Dan's looks or childhood or something. I know, it doesn't sound too original on the surface but...

May I also recommend the palindromic sketch , the Wikileaks Christmas song , and Miner Conspiracy .

Are those of you in the northeast states having a lovely 20th snowstorm?


  1. Oh my gosh, Dani, Dan and Dan is hysterical. It's my kind of fun. I've always loved British humor, ever since high school (eons ago) when I discovered Monty Python's Flying Circus, and Benny Hill.
    I'll have to check out the other videos.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. BRILLIANT! Thank you for putting Dan and Dan on your blog. I needed that little humor grenade.

  3. I didn't want to get stared at (since I'm at the library) so unfortunately I watched without sound (need to brush up on my lipreading more). But I'm sure (when I get my own internet) I'll have to put these guys on my list of 'things-to-watch-on-youtube'!

  4. I loved this! Ah I do love how little things like this can uplift an otherwise average day. Thank you for sharing.