Thursday, May 03, 2007

Show 365 Thursday 3 May

Watch today’s show at YouTube or BlipTV.

Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.
Today I’d like to recommend a video. It’s a performance by a stand up comedian called Ken Suzuki.
He’s from Japan and in his video he says he lived in the United States for 5 years.
As I commented on his video, I’m not usually a big fan of stand-up ... I don’t know why, I just usually don’t find it funny.
But I thought his routine was really funny. I think his delivery was really good – and also his jokes too. Especially the one about segregation.
I want to tell you the actual joke ... but that would ruin it, so I won’t.

Anyway, he talks about racial segregation in American history. You probably already know but in America they used to make people from different races do things separately. For example sit in different places on the bus.

So I recommend watching his video. Not just because it’s funny – but from a language perspective I think it’s really impressive that someone can do stand up comedy in a language that is not in their native language and be successful.


Kia ora in Stick News today, a talk show host from the United States is now presenting her show from a hospital bed after she injured her back.

Ellen is the host of a talk show.
On Sunday when she was leaning over to pick up her dog she hurt her back.
Now, she can’t move.
Instead of taking time off, she decided to present the show from a hospital bed.
According to her doctor she’ll need to stay in bed for about a week.

And that was Stick News for Thursday the 3rd of May.
Kia Ora.

the snow report

Today I went looking for more snowmen in Kutchan. I found five. I wonder what the story is behind these snowmen.

conversations with sarah
#227 Have you seen Ellen’s show?

Step 1: Repeat Matt’s lines.
Step 2: Read Matt’s lines and talk to Sarah.

Matt Have you seen Ellen’s show?

Sarah Yeah, I’ve seen bits of it on the internet.

Matt What do you think of it?

Sarah I think she’s quite cool.

Matt Does she only do that show?

Sarah I think she does other things too. She hosted the Oscars this year.

Matt Did you see that?

Sarah Yeah, bits of it.

Matt Was it funny?

Sarah Yeah, I thought some of her jokes were pretty funny. I also watched a video of ah, behind the scenes video of her and her writers writing the jokes. That was really interesting.