Miscellaneous

An Audio Recording of Conor O’Toole

I have an internet audio-based show that broadcasts, on average, once every 13.7 billion years.

Stuff I want to get rid of

  • There’s a box of old wrestling figurines in my attic that I want to get rid of.
  • There’s a Raleigh ‘Chinook’ bicycle with a broken bottom bracket and a rusty chain in my shed that I want to get rid of.
  • And I basically like all the rest of my stuff.

Comedians mentioning typography

Here’s a non-exhaustive list of mentions of typography in stand up comedy, outside of Conor O’Toole’s Manual of Style.

  • David O’Doherty – describing highly specific type design as a non-job in Seize the David O’Doherty
  • Claudia O’Doherty – reference to an enthusiastic young company that uses all the wrong fonts in What is Soil Erosion?
  • Louis CK – describes how amazing it is to get a text message, and in whatever font you choose on Hilarious 
  • Arj Barker – calls for new fonts to be designed to convey tone; sincerity, sarcasm, etc
  • Colm O’Regan – displayed a solicitors’ letter in Comic Sans in Dislike: a Facebook Guide to Crisis
  • Daniel Kitson – at some point I will remember later in Where Once Was Wonder
  • Brian Posehn – classing up a stripper’s ‘tramp stamp’ with a different font on The Fartist
  • Milton Jones – makes a ‘typeface’/’type [of] face’ pun whilst discussing wedding invites
  • Eugene Mirman – made a fake sign up to put up in an office bathroom and used a particular font on An Evening of Comedy In a Fake Underground Laboratory
  • Hannibul Burress – leans a lot when texting, which makes his texts come out in italics on My Name is Hannibul
  • Maria Bamford – gives out to churches using misleading fonts to seem cool on Let Me Tell You About My New God and talks about creditors increasing point size to intimidate her on Maria Bamford’s One-Hour Homemade Christmas Special

Contact

For information about booking me for gigs and so on please email my agent at theconorotoole@eircom.net. If you’d like to contact me personally, my email address is also theconorotoole@eircom.net.

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