Not all of these David Mitchell soapbox rants are so good, and as with nearly every single modern comedian except for Jerry Seinfeld, he's starting to swear a bit too much, but I quite liked this one:
Some of the comments following this at The Guardian are pretty funny too. Bacon is always a good subject for humour.
Speaking of swearing comedians, I saw Tony Martin's second book of autobiographical stories (A Nest of Occasionals) going for $5 in some remainder-ish bookshop, and have finished reading it. He really is a talented and funny writer, even though he swears too much. I particularly liked the last story, about a trip back to New Zealand to learn about his grandparents. (Young Tony had a quite unsettled, and unsettling, childhood. In fact, one gets the impression from an earlier chapter - about all of the medical probes he has had over the years - that he may still suffer from the lingering stress of his childhood.)
I see from Martin's fairly extensive Wikipedia entry that he's now divorced. His last TV venture was also not so good. As far as I know his falling out with Mick Molloy has not yet ended in a Jerry Lewis/Dean Martin style televised reconciliation. Maybe he needs a hug.