Common Culture’s two videos, I Can’t Go on, I’ll Go On, I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On – Dave, Karen, 2016. (ICGO, IGO….), strip down the conventions of televised stand-up comedy, interrogating the mechanics of the routine by filming comedians performing to an empty room. The work furthers their interrogation of comic effect, exploring the processes by which individuals attain commodity form. Deconstructing components of the comic’s act and subjecting the routine to atypical conditions of reception, the video’s probe established televisual languages of filmed performance and the explore the social and commercial dimensions of stand-up.