My friend Sally was awesome enough to invite me to a comedy night in London last week, where I saw several acts. They included a non-funny lady whose main gag was basically “How crazy to be Jewish!” followed by a young man with a painfully obvious heroin addiction. Not a great start. There were occaisionally funny lobs, but all these performers were blown out of the water by the headliner act, Ed Byrne.

He’s pretty amazing. This charming little Irish dude with really razor-sharp wit and a nice self-deprecating humor. I’m tacking on a video of him (from YouTube, where there is more if you like it) of a younger Ed talking about LL Cool J.