I have massive admiration for Hugh Laurie as a comedian and musician. Most funny songs out there sacrifice musical quality to make jokes, but Hugh is able to write something hilarious, that also sounds great, has a fantastic rhyming pattern, and sings it with an arse-wateringly enviable voice. As hs’colleague Stephen Fry agrees:
Hugh can sing splendidly, and play any musical instrument you throw at him, the son of a son of a son of a son of a son of a bitch.
Hugh Laurie’s comedy songs are well worth exploring; let this be your teaser.