Bonjour la classe! Today we?re going to have a little think about the Medic sense of humour.
Let?s ignore for a moment the (almost certainly untrue) tales from the dissecting room that your Medic chums relay during dinner. We?ll also skip the species of comedian who happens to have an MBBS (Harry Hill, Graeme Garden, Graham Chapman etc); and concentrate on the tradition of the Medical School Revue.
You?ve probably heard all sorts of ghastly tales of 600 drunken rugger players jeering in the audience whilst on stage every bodily fluid imaginable is interchanged and splashed around; but have you been to one before? The ICSM show, the Soir?e, isn?t publicised outside of the Med School, so you?ve probably not.
Fear not, I?ve brought along some learning aids. This site has some free tracks to download taken from "Fitness to Practice", a new CD of comedy songs we?ve produced in aid of ICSM RAG (Macmillan Cancer Relief). Don?t worry ? it?s hardly in-jokey at all.
See what you think, and report back to "Live!". It might even convince you there?s such a thing as a Medic sense of humour...