I’ve tried to watch comedy shows before - both live and on S4C - but I often find I miss the punch line, or they refer to things I don’t know about and I don’t understand the humour.
However, I’ve been watching
Stand Yp with Elis James on S4C and it’s great. He actually speaks quite clearly and does a great job of mimicking other accents.
It’s available internationally on
S4C Clic for the next month so worth a watch.
January 1, 2018, 7:14pm
I know you’re probably a long way ahead of me on this, but sounds like a good one for the email…
I had quite a lot already in this week’s, so I’m planning to include this next week. It will still be available for a while.
And if you enjoy the TV show, he’ll be in Caerfyrddin live very soon - appearing on the 26th January in The Lyric Theatre
Noson o Gomedi Cymraeg gyda Elis James a Ffrindiau
January 2, 2018, 1:43pm
I saw this show at the Machynlleth Comedy Festival last April - when he was still reading it off the scraps of paper and receipts he was talking about…
… then a few months later at Aber Arts Centre where it was near its final form
If any of you can get to the aforementioned show, I would recommend it - as the show we saw was about double the length of the S4C version
@Deborah-SSi What I enjoyed with this one as well, was hearing all of the place names I actually knew! And heavens forbid, lived quite near to! Llanboidy, Ffostrasol, Plwmp, Llandysul!
Whilst I knew that Aberystwyth was the town of lecturers, academics and Brummies - I was not quite aware of how “high-brow” it was looked upon by our more southerly friends :D:D
@dee What I enjoyed with this one as well, was hearing all of the place names I actually knew! And heavens forbid, lived quite near to! Llanboidy, Ffostrasol, Plwmp, Llandysul!
Yes, I enjoyed that aspect as well - especially Ffostrasol where I go regularly, near to the “metropolis of Llandysul”
January 3, 2018, 9:18am
“there is an A road connecting with Plwmp! I can trade freely with Plwmp”
I actually burst out laughing at that - one of my highlights!
Just downloaded this and am about to watch it
(I do love having a week day off)
That was hilarious!!! I can’t make it to Caerffyrddin that weekend but I will be keeping an eye out for his shows.
And the Cockney Welsh!
and the Gog-speaking cockroaches…
(But hey, I know where Bagillt is! - know someone who used to live there too).
Sorry have to ask, what does Hambons actually mean? I kinda got it from context but Emma wasn’t sure what it meant either.
January 7, 2018, 11:28am
Bit like ‘country bumpkins’…
It’s a south-western thing in the main. Townies might use it as a kind of insult, but there are country folk who wear it as a badge of honour - see the extensive musical work of the Welsh Whisperer (not to my taste musically, but a good introduction to the pop-culture of rural Ceredigion/Carmarthen/N. Pembs).
I saw it again on twitter today in response to a tweet from the Welsh Whisperer, funnily enough
January 8, 2018, 4:08pm
This made me laugh out loud! Icing on the cake - used the word hambone today
I keep saying ‘Paid agor y septic tank, Dad!’ to myself and laughing.
Well, I went to see him tonight in The Lyric in Caerfyrddin and he was great.I probably understood 80% of what was going on. He’s a Carmarthen lad so there were lots local references and it was a fundraiser for his school so there teenagers, parents, teachers and ex teachers. He can put on a good show. If you get the chance to see him, go. Ewch!
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Y lyric yn llawn dop heno -
Ellis James - ‘Bron i saith cant o bobl yn Gaerfyrddin i wylio comedi Cymraeg. Saith cant!’
The Lyric fully booked tonight -