Finnish comedian ISMO thinks “ass” is the hardest English word to understand. Standup bits about language are usually hacky as hell, but this air-tight chunk from Late Night with Conan O’Brien is fast, furious and from a fun perspective.
Props to this guy for learning another language, crafting jokes in that language, telling those jokes on television, and getting laughs without coming off condescending or turning into a goofy pun factory; It was a long journey but definitely worthwhile.
If you enjoy ISMO’s take on language, have a gander at one artist’s interpretation of Jack Wagner’s classic audio bit about the F-word. Or just close your eyes and listen, man.