If you were a comedian, what song would you want to play as you came on?

This isn’t a hypothetical situation, I was asked this tonight and I got into a proper fluster trying to think of the perfect song. Bare in mind only a few seconds of it plays so it needs to be big right from the first second (this ruled out The Champ by Ghostface). Also consider that the audio setup might not be perfect so you want something which will work on a multitude of audio setups.

Anyway, in the end I went for Intergalactic by The Beastie Boys, but I reckon DiS could suggest even better ones.

Hard to say but I’d probably go for Intergalactic by the Beastie Boys

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Kurt angle/theogb theme

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The rat. I’d just let it play on repeat for the duration of my set, say nothing, then leave to rapturous applause

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As I was typing “something big” I did suddenly think of the TheoGB song

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Beastie Boys - Intergalactic

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Too repetitive for the first few seconds I reckon

This was what my mind jumped to before opening the thread!

Not Ghost Town by the Specials?

Stop stealing Stewart Lees future material.

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Imagine Stewart Lee played The Rat to a Sold Out Audience

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Well it certainly has the immediacy

Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah

Ghost mutt

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Yer man Stewart Lee, off the telly? (said in the whiny voice Stew soes sometimes)

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Wasted - Black Flag.

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These days if you play the rat you’ll get arrested and thrown in jail

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(skrillex mix)

Not sure why i would play the republic of irrland’s national anthem at my comedy set

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