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Stand up comedy

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by chronoaug, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. Dedalus

    Dedalus Senior member

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    Wanda Sykes is one of the only funny female comedians.
     
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    Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill
    +100 The older shows are good, too. Watched them over and over again and still laughed every time.
     
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    You don't have to be sorry. I'm used to people not having the same sense of humor as me. You're not exactly the type of person I'd expect to have much in common with in any case.


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    How has no one fucking mentioned Zach Galifianakis? One of my favorite entertainment icons period, not just out of comedians.
     
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    Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill

    I think I liked Circle a bit more but they are both high up my list of best stand up ever.

    Robin Williams LIVE on Brodway was great.

    Chappelle's "Killing 'em softly" show was hilarious.

    Dimitri Martin, Jim Gaffigin, and Lisa Lampanelli all consistantly deliver.

    I also like Tom Papa:
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    EDIT:Oh man, how could I forget Russell Peters...
     
  6. MagnersPear

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    classics: eddie murphy RAW + richard prior
    90s: martin lawrence
    20s: dave chappelle (sp?)
    uk: mark watson
     
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    Hedberg, Izzard, and those two from Black Books; Bill Bailey and, err, the other one.
     
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    So my favorites would be

    Rock (Bigger Blacker - his later stuff sucked), Chappelle (Killing em softly), Lisa Lapinelli (how the fuck does she get away with it), James Gaffigan (80% of the time), and of course Eddie Izzard who has been a longtime favorite of mine.
     
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    "Delirious" and "Raw" are solid gold, nothing beats the Bill Cosby routine.

    Eddie Izzard is hilarious. Magi, Zach Galifinakis is an utter idiot. Not funny.
     
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    "Delirious" and "Raw" are solid gold, nothing beats the Bill Cosby routine. Eddie Izzard is hilarious. Magi, Zach Galifinakis is an utter idiot. Not funny.
    I also don't think Galifinakis is as funny as some want to believe. Haven't heard his standup in a few years though but his shtick/presonality is a little disingenuous to me. Probably will give it another try. Also, i hate demetri martin. I don't like that kinda shtick i see some comics do these days. I like more genuine and normal comics rather than ones like him who try way too hard (despite having a few good jokes) Yea, delirious/raw are is the standard in my opinion. The Mr. T impression is fucking great "Hey boy, hey boy! Ya look mighty cute in them jeans." "
     
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    Denis Leary's No Cure for Cancer is one of the best standups ever. Lock n' Load isn't bad either.
     
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    Anything by Russell Peters or Ricky Gervais.
     
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    George Carlin. Always. Although, I do find his books to be funnier than his live stand-up delivery. If I were stranded on a desert island and could only have three books, his "Brain Droppings" would be one of them.

    For more recent (and, y'know, living) comedy, I'm a fan of Dimitri Martin. He's got some stuff posted on You Tube that's good for a chuckle.
     
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    I also don't think Galifinakis is as funny as some want to believe. Haven't heard his standup in a few years though but his shtick/presonality is a little disingenuous to me. Probably will give it another try.
    I never cared for Galifinakis until I saw him work with Tim and Eric. His Tim and Eric material is gold, but then most people don't care for Tim and Eric. Don't forget Bill Cosby. Himself is hilarious.
     
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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned David Cross. He only has two albums (although one is a double-disc), and they are both hilarious. I listen to both of them on pretty much every long car trip I take. He also has an HBO special you can download.
     
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    Wow. Not a single mention of George Carlin. You people wound me.

    +1000000 on Eddie Izzard. Check out Unrepeatable and Definite Article for some of his best work.
     
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    Also, i hate demetri martin. I don't like that kinda shtick i see some comics do these days. I like more genuine and normal comics rather than ones like him who try way too hard (despite having a few good jokes)

    You hate Demetri Martin because he reminds you of you, and he's 36.

    Galifianakis is funny. People should watch the Comedians of Comedy doc. Posehn is good, too; Bamford isn't really my thing. But of the people in the show, Galifianakis is the funniest on his feet. Shame his talk show thing didn't work, that was a good venue for him.

    George Carlin. Always. Although, I do find his books to be funnier than his live stand-up delivery. If I were stranded on a desert island and could only have three books, his "Brain Droppings" would be one of them.

    Wow. Not a single mention of George Carlin. You people wound me.


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    Other current, lower profile standups who are good--Leo Allen, Todd Barry. I dunno what happened to Greg Fitzsimmons. He seemed funny but I haven't seen him anywhere outside of "Best Week Ever" type things. Speaking of which, that's given a lot of exposure to otherwise mid-level comedians.
     
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    You hate Demetri Martin because he reminds you of you, and he's 36.

    Galifianakis is funny. People should watch the Comedians of Comedy doc. Posehn is good, too; Bamford isn't really my thing. But of the people in the show, Galifianakis is the funniest on his feet. Shame his talk show thing didn't work, that was a good venue for him.





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    Other current, lower profile standups who are good--Leo Allen, Todd Barry. I dunno what happened to Greg Fitzsimmons. He seemed funny but I haven't seen him anywhere outside of "Best Week Ever" type things. Speaking of which, that's given a lot of exposure to otherwise mid-level comedians.


    Todd Barry is very funny, I love his dead pan delivery. As for Greg Fitzsimmons, he hosts a show on Sirius, Howard 101 I think. He's also coming out with a book entitled "Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons".
     
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    Bill Hicks is a psuedo religious icon...George Carlin is a stand up comic.
     

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