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Stand up comedy

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

  1. Rambo

    Rambo Well-Known Member

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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...."
     
  2. Big Pun

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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.
     
  4. mr monty

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    The live shows of Don "DC"Curry and Sheryl Underwood.
     
  5. BP348

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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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    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


    This hack stole all of his material. Oh, and his delivery sucks.
     
  7. Big Pun

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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


    Taste in comedy is subjective but um WTF? Mencia sucks, as does Lewis black. Lopez is slighty tolerable.
     
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    bill hicks. end thread.
     
  9. Steve B.

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    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...


    Never cared for Robin Williams.

    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.


    Except for the 7 things and the bit about not voting, not so much.


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

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


    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


    Carlos Mencia is hysterical. Saying he stole his material is:

    1. An urban myth
    2. Every comedian does to some extent

    I also didn't care for Richard Pryor.

    What does everyone think of the original SNL people?
     
  10. DBoon

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    um.... Carlos Mencia did steal material. A lot of it. So did Denis Leary. The son of a bitch literally took Bill Hicks' entire persona, except for the underlying wit and intellectualism. Original SNL people...frankly the only stand up material I've seen is of Steve Martin, which is very funny but not my cup of tea. The more obscure original cast members (Garrett Morris, George Coe) are way before my time. And afaik the others (Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Dan Akroyd, John Belushi) were more improv / sketch comics without a history in stand up. I find George Lopez hilarious, but I grew up in a Mexican household in the southwestern U.S. and his material may be unrelatable to others. Dave* Attell is a very funny guy (his show Insomniac was great) but funny enough I don't think he's great as a stand up comedian. If you like Woody Allen, try looking up material from a Canadian stand up named Jeremy Hotz. He gets much funner after a couple minutes in
     
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    Yea, delirious/raw are is the standard in my opinion.
    +1 on Delirious, but Raw was a colossal disappointment, IMO. Pound for pound, I actually think Chris Rock's first two standup shows -- Bring the Pain and Bigger and Blacker -- were far better than Delirious and Raw, it's just that it's sacrilege to say that since it's Eddie freakin Murphy we're talking about. I compare it to when people talk about the greatest dunkers ever. Almost everyone says Jordan, but I mean, come on -- did you see Vince Carter in the 2000 dunk contest? We all know it's Vince. We just can't say it because it's an affront to something/someone so classic. George Carlin's "Euphemisms" bit is probably my favorite of all-time and should be required listening for all writers, as far as I'm concerned. At the very least, the folks who work for airlines should listen to it, if only to change the ridiculous terms "preboard" and "nonstop flight." "No, I insist that my flight stop!" There are too many hilarious Mitch Hedberg quotes to list, but I always liked this one: "The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I'll never be as good as a wall. I played a wall once -- they're fucking relentless." By the way, all you Demetri Martin fans know his name is Demetri Martin, right?
     
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    RAAAAAAAANDY ftw! Only comic with a DJ!
     
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    Taste in comedy is subjective but um WTF? Mencia sucks, as does Lewis black. Lopez is slighty tolerable.

    That statement is really funny. How do you say that taste is subjective and then bash the guys I like?
     
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    Because Mencia is a hack
     
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    Dylan Moran is great.


    Carlos Mencia is a hack. And just not funny. At all.
     
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    Delarious and Raw are my two favorites. I think Chris Rocks first two are right behind them and one of Jamie Fox's was surprisingly funny. Bernie Mac was hilarious, Martin in th early 90's had some classic moments.
     
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    This is hall of fame comedy from 1974 and still funny as it gets[​IMG]


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  18. FiveFiveFive

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    South Park summed up Carlos Mencia pretty well: "I steal other people's jokes and just repackage them with a Mexican accent."

    Anyone here a fan of Hugh Fink's standup? He's got an odd shtick where he repeats lines or sounds or even one-liners from earlier in his routine ad nauseam, and it's somehow hilarious. Like he does this impression of a first-base coach and how his job only requires him to chew bubble gum, clap his hands and say, "Come on, Bobby ..... come on, Bobby ..... come ooooooon, Bob-O." And this goes on for at least 30 seconds too long.
     
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    Mencia is fucking horrid. All the racial jokes of Dave Chappelle with none of the talent.

    Of those who haven't been mentioned, I like Bill Burr a lot.
     
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    Because Mencia is a hack

    Wish that were true. Seems like everytime he comes to town I can't get tickets because it's sold out.

    As far as the sealing other peoples stuff does anyone have proof or are we just going to bad mouth him?
     

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