I don’t even know if words can express how happy this makes me. These are the best modern day jesters I’ve ever seen. The ones doing physical comedy, that is. The mental wizards are Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert, of course. I don’t think we’ll ever have the perfect combination again of physical and mental humor that marked the jesters of the past. But still.
I think part of what amuses me so much is that she’s so attractive, and he’s…not. He’s not ugly or anything, just very typically geeky-looking. It’s clear that they’ve developed their routine and craft, but also obvious that they care for each other. (It makes me wonder about all of those kings, czars and rulers that wanted husband and wife teams to “create” more jesters for them. But that’s another blog post for another time, I suppose…) She is just so awesome as the straight-man, and they make the acrobatics look effortless.
It’s brilliant and perfect and funny. No words needed. (Except for the extra words that the video is private and I can’t embed it, so you’ll have to watch it on their Vimeo channel…)
Oh! And the extra words that as far as Die Maiers go, you can even hire them! As long as the massive ballroom in your mansion is tall enough and wide enough, they’re all yours!