Added to the mix are porn clips and animated characters (Acker's narrators) whose facial expressions shake and fluctuate from surly to submissive, overlaid with Acker's bullying and erotic prose read in dead-pan
His work's visual terseness, along with its frequently droll content, can come off as a dead-pan
comedian Jack Dee hosts the stand-up show from the world-famous Hammersmith Apollo.
response, hardly setting the right example we might add, was: 'No, I stole it
His mono-syllabic, stoney-faced, dead-pan
performances has always left me wondering why he ever made it in Hollywood.
Docu's absurdism and ersatz solemnity mirrors the group's own in-joke approach, but also shares their novelty-act limits: What's delightfully dead-pan
for 30 minutes begins to pall before the 76-minute mark.
At the last UIA congress, in Beijing, the plenary sessions (apart from the notable exception of Kenneth Frampton's inspiring but dead-pan
delivered opening speech -- printed in AR November 1999) were largely of the usual architectural kind: 'look at me, I'm so clever, and this is what I've been doing for the last 20 years'.
After the opening match of the day, the glare from Gabby Logan's lip- gloss had viewers reaching for their sunglasses, before an American interviewer, who looked suspiciously like ITV's annoying early-morning trash presenter Trisha, interviewed a dead-pan
Standing at the far right of the stage, Rosenwald, costumed as a poet laureate, leads the viewer through the tangled plot with verses heightened by his serious, dead-pan
The narrator, Sandra, a deathobsessed undertaker's assistant, is by turns outrageous, dead-pan
and darkly comic in her descriptions of love between the living and the dead.
The music is doo-wop being funny by cross-breeding itself with various pop styles (David Byrne, the Beatles) and by bouncing off of its polished, dead-pan
surface lyrics that satirize contemporary life.
There were also readings by choir members and the evening also included a dead-pan
10-minute production of Cinderella which brought the house down in laughter.
ARSENE WENGER has the kind of wry, dead-pan
expression perfectly suited to delivering snappy one-liners.
Jimmy Carr Image: Ubiquitous dead-pan
comedian Best known for: His stand-up routines Early life: Born James Anthony Patrick Carr on September 15, 1972 in Slough, one of three sons of Irish immigrants.
Finally the audience had a glimpse of the character behind the dead-pan
voice, but it was too little too late.