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Stand up comedy

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

  1. AR_Six

    AR_Six "Sookie!"

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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.
     


  2. Stazy

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    Anything by Russell Peters or Ricky Gervais.
     


  3. MsMcGillicuddy

    MsMcGillicuddy Senior member

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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.
     


  7. Rambo

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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.
     


  8. shoreman1782

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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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    [​IMG] 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.
    Whoops, missed that one. Barry can be funny but his delivery gets stale after a while. "Yyyyeah...."
     


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    Basically I find most black guys (Eddie Murphy, Chapelle, Cosby, Pryor, Chris Rock) to be the funniest, or dead white guys although some lesser known black comedians do nothing but race jokes, and it gets a tad tired.

    The only comedian I've seen live is Dmetri Martin. He did seem to try too hard to be alternative, as someone here mentioned, but was pretty good.
     


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    Just to throw another guy in the mix....

    Jim Breuer was on Howard Stern today. His stories had me rolling.
     


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    The live shows of Don "DC"Curry and Sheryl Underwood.
     


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    Back when I had my XM I had several I liked. There were 2 females but I can't remember their names.

    Surprised no one has mentioned Carlos Mencia, George, Lopez, Lewis Black, or Bill Attel (sp?)

    Never liked the stuff from Pryor or Carlin
     


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