There are comic geniuses such as Robin Williams — masters of time and rhythm — and then there are geniuses who also just happen to be comedians such as British comedian/political commentator/author Mark Steel.
Never in my life have I ever had as much fun listening to a talk about the French Revolution. The best part, in my opinion, was his routine near the end on the teacher in the classroom schooling all the idiots who thought that there actually were WMDs in Iraq.
I wish every university professor was like this guy.
Mark Steel: Vive la Revolution! Socialism2007 conference. (Part I)
Mark Steel: Vive la Revolution! Socialism2007 conference. (Part II)
Mark Steel: Vive la Revolution! Socialism2007 conference. (Part III)
(note: even though this last clip says “part 2” at the start, it’s actually part 3)
Thanks to Doug from If There’s Hope… for these great Mark Steel clips. I found some clips from Steel’s talk on Marx a few days ago, but Doug’s site made me want to post these first. Stay tuned for Steel’s routine on Marx.