YouTube comments. Not much else needs to be said really. So void of content that simply looking at one is scientifically proven to suck intelligence directly from your brain. But take those comments, provide them as a script to a pair of English actors and film it like a Hitchcock movie and suddenly, it’s Shakespeare (with NSFW language).
Well, a Shakespeare obsessed with the likes of Justin Bieber and One Direction, which is a lot less compelling than, say, Richard III.
Comedy troupe Dead Parrot sat actors Grahame Edwards and Eryl Lloyd Parry opposite one another and got them to exchange words taken directly from a YouTube flame war between users “Sophie Danze” and “Kilianlovesthebeibs” regarding the aforementioned singing teen sensations. As expected, it doesn’t take long for the conversation to descend into homophobic barbs and the consumption of faeces.
Despite the lack of complexity to the arguments, having them delivered in such an eloquent fashion adds a surprising amount of gravitas to the proceedings. It’s both sad and hilarious and goes to show even the crappiest script can be taken up a few notches if you have some talent speaking the words.