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Re: Stand up comedy thread

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:20 am

any of you ninnies every take advantage of the groupon deals @ the improv?
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Re: Stand up comedy thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:24 am

i did once but you cant use them for headliners or weekends. it has to be like open mic or last comic standing battles or whatever
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Re: Stand up comedy thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:31 am

Dave chappelle. I heard he's on tour again? this morning the X was giving away tix to see him amongst others.
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Re: Stand up comedy thread

Postby Dickie Dunn on Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:33 am

It took until page two for Louis CK to be mentioned? Really?
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Re: Stand up comedy thread

Postby shmenguin on Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:40 am

Dickie Dunn wrote:It took until page two for Louis CK to be mentioned? Really?

he's done being an elite comic.
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Re: Stand up comedy thread

Postby Malkamaniac on Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:41 am

Birbrigglebug is the f'in man.
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Re: Stand up comedy thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:56 am

Considering tosh sunday night $74 a ticket. THoughts?
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Re: Stand up comedy thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:57 am

thats a lot of cheddar
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Re: Stand up comedy thread

Postby FreeCandy44 on Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:58 am

Dave Attell, Aziz Ansari, Bill Engvall, Brian Posehn, Patton Oswalt, Jimmy Norton are a few of my favorites.
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Re: Stand up comedy thread

Postby Froggy on Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:01 pm

Kyle Kinane...

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Re: Stand up comedy thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:05 pm

aziz ansari i find completely unfunny in stand up
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Re: Stand up comedy thread

Postby shmenguin on Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:20 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:aziz ansari i find completely unfunny in stand up


his voice is funny. his jokes aren't
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Re: Stand up comedy thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:23 pm

yeah, it's definitely his delivery that makes him funny. which is fine
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Re: Stand up comedy thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:27 pm

no its not as he is unfunny
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Re: Stand up comedy thread

Postby shmenguin on Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:28 pm

mac5155 wrote:yeah, it's definitely his delivery that makes him funny. which is fine


he has (or had) a short shelf-life because of that, though.
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Re: Stand up comedy thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:30 pm

Aziz Ansari is not funny at all. He seems like someone that is such a pushover that I could get away with walking up to him and punching him in the face too, which is even better.
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Re: Stand up comedy thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:31 pm

aziz ansari did bring us tom haverfoods tho. click refresh and enjoy http://tomhaverfoods.com/
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Re: Stand up comedy thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:44 pm

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Re: Stand up comedy thread

Postby WDWBurghGooner on Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:46 pm

Jim Jefferies
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Re: Stand up comedy thread

Postby count2infinity on Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:49 pm

WDWBurghGooner wrote:Jim Jefferies


Some of his stories are outrageously funny. Taking his friend to a brothel, talking about being in Iraq, etc. Great stuff.
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Re: Stand up comedy thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:51 pm

After learning Pandora did comedy as well I have been listening to the Mitch Hedberg station. Awesome...
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Re: Stand up comedy thread

Postby tifosi77 on Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:51 pm

My top 10

George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Eddie Izzard, Louis CK, Mitch Hedberg, Lewis Black, Bill Hicks, Sam Kinison, Bill Cosby, Billy Connolly.

If I were ranking the top ten most influential comedians, the list would look a fair bit different. But these are the guys (and, sorry ladies, they are always guys) whose senses of humor, points of view and deliveries most entertain me.

shafnutz05 wrote:I'm not exactly sure what a "characture" is.

I think that's the practice of drying and preserving meat.

WDWBurghGooner wrote:Eddie Izzard

Hands down the most original and inventive comedian of the last generation, imo. Only stays out of the top two because I will stab anyone who does not acknowledge George Carlin and Richard Pryor (either order, first equal, however you want to say it) as the two greatest comedians who ever lived.
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Re: Stand up comedy thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:55 pm

That's a pretty solid list given your criteria. Never been a fan of CK though and Lewis Black is mostly 'meh'.
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Re: Stand up comedy thread

Postby WDWBurghGooner on Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:56 pm

count2infinity wrote:
WDWBurghGooner wrote:Jim Jefferies


Some of his stories are outrageously funny. Taking his friend to a brothel, talking about being in Iraq, etc. Great stuff.


He's absolutely hilarious, yeah that hbo special was phenomenal.
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Re: Stand up comedy thread

Postby WDWBurghGooner on Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:59 pm

tifosi77 wrote:My top 10

George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Eddie Izzard, Louis CK, Mitch Hedberg, Lewis Black, Bill Hicks, Sam Kinison, Bill Cosby, Billy Connolly.

If I were ranking the top ten most influential comedians, the list would look a fair bit different. But these are the guys (and, sorry ladies, they are always guys) whose senses of humor, points of view and deliveries most entertain me.

shafnutz05 wrote:I'm not exactly sure what a "characture" is.

I think that's the practice of drying and preserving meat.

WDWBurghGooner wrote:Eddie Izzard

Hands down the most original and inventive comedian of the last generation, imo. Only stays out of the top two because I will stab anyone who does not acknowledge George Carlin and Richard Pryor (either order, first equal, however you want to say it) as the two greatest comedians who ever lived.


I like that you actually learn stuff from Izzard. A lot of his stuff is based around history or has a historical theme and he has clearly researched his material. It's not just swear words and a punchline. The whole Dressed to Kill show is awesome.
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