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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2008-11-10 03:59:03 Reply

At 11/10/08 12:15 AM, TacticalShoe wrote: So, is this only for fans of stand up comedy, or is it for comedians as well?

If you're a stand up comedian sure.


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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2008-11-10 12:49:41 Reply

At 11/10/08 03:59 AM, Nev wrote:
At 11/10/08 12:15 AM, TacticalShoe wrote: So, is this only for fans of stand up comedy, or is it for comedians as well?
If you're a stand up comedian sure.

Well, I'm an amateur stand up comedian, as it were.


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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2008-11-10 13:00:40 Reply

At 11/10/08 12:49 PM, TacticalShoe wrote: Well, I'm an amateur stand up comedian, as it were.

Then you're more than welcome.


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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2008-11-17 21:00:51 Reply

At 11/10/08 01:00 PM, Nev wrote:
At 11/10/08 12:49 PM, TacticalShoe wrote: Well, I'm an amateur stand up comedian, as it were.
Then you're more than welcome.

Oh, cool.

So, do we share comedic influences or something like that?


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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2008-11-22 19:02:37 Reply

Hey! I'm back! Well... nothing else to say...

Mencia sucks balls.

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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2008-11-30 17:42:25 Reply

At 11/17/08 09:00 PM, TacticalShoe wrote: So, do we share comedic influences or something like that?

Share what you will.
The main idea is just to discuss stand up. What we enjoy and such.


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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2008-11-30 18:05:29 Reply

At 11/30/08 05:42 PM, Nev wrote:
At 11/17/08 09:00 PM, TacticalShoe wrote: So, do we share comedic influences or something like that?
Share what you will.
The main idea is just to discuss stand up. What we enjoy and such.

Yeah... this club is pretty much dead.

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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2008-11-30 18:11:43 Reply

At 11/30/08 06:05 PM, DocSprite wrote: Yeah... this club is pretty much dead.

It's never really been alive.
Stand up isn't appreciated enough :(.


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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2008-11-30 18:14:19 Reply

At 11/30/08 06:11 PM, Nev wrote:
At 11/30/08 06:05 PM, DocSprite wrote: Yeah... this club is pretty much dead.
It's never really been alive.
Stand up isn't appreciated enough :(.

I know...

who watches the amateurs on Comedy Central? I've seen some good acts.

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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2008-11-30 18:18:29 Reply

At 11/30/08 06:14 PM, DocSprite wrote: who watches the amateurs on Comedy Central? I've seen some good acts.

I don't even know if we get that over here. And I don't have a TV so I can't watch stuff like Live at the Apollo (though its mainly filled with crap anyway).
All the best stand up over here is the relatively unknown stuff. Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, Daniel Kitson.


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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2008-11-30 19:36:31 Reply

At 11/22/08 07:02 PM, DocSprite wrote: Mencia sucks balls.

This is true.

At 11/30/08 06:14 PM, DocSprite wrote: who watches the amateurs on Comedy Central? I've seen some good acts.

Yeah, they have some pretty good standup specials.


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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2008-11-30 19:54:37 Reply

At 11/30/08 07:36 PM, Sense-Offender wrote:
At 11/22/08 07:02 PM, DocSprite wrote: Mencia sucks balls.
This is true.

Yeah, I watched him once and he started spouting some shit about beaners. What the hell is that?

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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2008-11-30 19:58:22 Reply

So anyway, looking at the pictures on facebook of my old job's christmas party, they got Marcus fucking Brigstoke in to do stand-up for them.

WHAT.

THE.

FUCK.


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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2008-11-30 20:01:05 Reply

At 11/30/08 07:58 PM, BananaBreadMuffin wrote: So anyway, looking at the pictures on facebook of my old job's christmas party, they got Marcus fucking Brigstoke in to do stand-up for them.

I'll assume you worked some fairly big franchise place?
Or he just really needs work.


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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2008-11-30 20:09:17 Reply

Santander Consumer Finance.

We sold car loans. Exciting stuff.

But yeah, I'm gutted I was just temping for the summer there.


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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2008-11-30 20:13:22 Reply

At 11/30/08 08:09 PM, BananaBreadMuffin wrote: Santander Consumer Finance.

So he needs the work?


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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2008-11-30 20:20:26 Reply

yeah, seems like it. or maybe he knows someone who knows someone who is in management or something.


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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2008-12-07 18:24:05 Reply

I'm surprised I didn't see Dana Carvey mentioned, he's always been one of my favorites, especially his impressions. I also like George Carlin, Dave Chappelle, Mitch Hedberg, and The Amazing Jonathan. If you don't these people I suggest you check them out. They say some pretty funny stuff.


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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2008-12-07 18:28:30 Reply

At 12/7/08 06:24 PM, chiefindomer wrote: I'm surprised I didn't see Dana Carvey mentioned, he's always been one of my favorites, especially his impressions.

I started watching a video and then turned it off because his entrance was annoying and it was ruining my respect for him as Garth.


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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2008-12-07 20:13:58 Reply

At 12/7/08 06:28 PM, Nev wrote:
At 12/7/08 06:24 PM, chiefindomer wrote: I'm surprised I didn't see Dana Carvey mentioned, he's always been one of my favorites, especially his impressions.
I started watching a video and then turned it off because his entrance was annoying and it was ruining my respect for him as Garth.

You gotta see his impressions though, they're hilarious. He does a good Bush Sr. and Bush Jr. as well as many others.


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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2008-12-16 19:14:59 Reply

At 12/7/08 08:13 PM, chiefindomer wrote:
You gotta see his impressions though, they're hilarious. He does a good Bush Sr. and Bush Jr. as well as many others.

Ah, impressions are my favorite. I can do a mean Hitler.

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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2009-01-03 10:34:26 Reply

Hey, I just saw a Demetri Martin show, and I think he also does the Free Credit Report dotcom commercials. He was even playing guitar.

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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2009-01-06 14:13:07 Reply

At 1/3/09 10:34 AM, DocSprite wrote: Hey, I just saw a Demetri Martin show, and I think he also does the Free Credit Report dotcom commercials. He was even playing guitar.

No, he's not the free credit report guy.


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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2009-01-13 11:03:42 Reply

At 12/7/08 06:24 PM, chiefindomer wrote: I'm surprised I didn't see Dana Carvey mentioned, he's always been one of my favorites, especially his impressions.

I like Dana Carvey's impressions, he's very good at them. Though his Saturday Night Live stuff is pretty lame save a few. Though I'm not a very big fan of SNL, Adam Sandler has done some really great stuff on it.

I also like George Carlin, Dave Chappelle, Mitch Hedberg, and The Amazing Jonathan. If you don't these people I suggest you check them out. They say some pretty funny stuff.

I only know of George Carlin and Dave Chapelle, and I prefer Dave Chappelle. He's fucking awesome.

Also, I saw a stand up show of Ellen way back before she was a talk show host. She was pretty shit.


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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2009-01-13 11:27:35 Reply

At 1/13/09 11:03 AM, PenisClown wrote: If you don't these people I suggest you check them out. They say some pretty funny stuff.

Correction, if you don't know George Carlin and Mitch Hedberg you should die.

I only know of George Carlin and Dave Chapelle, and I prefer Dave Chappelle. He's fucking awesome.

But... it's George Carlin! He's God! I bet he is too, that bloke in the Creation of Adam picture was just keeping his seat warm.

I'd be religious if George was a deity :(.
Also, I saw a stand up show of Ellen way back before she was a talk show host. She was pretty shit.

Very few women do good stand up. Theres three that come to mind:
Victoria Wood (easily the best and if you don't know her she's about 50 odd now I bet)
Kristen Schaal (Mel from Flight of the Conchords)
Josie Long (though the vids on youtube are crap, Stewart Lee vouches for her so I'll give her the benefit of the doubt).

But really, only Victoria Wood is actually comparable to men.


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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2009-01-20 02:44:44 Reply

I have a lot of favorite stand-up comics

Jimmy Carr
Denis Leary
Carlos Mencia
Jeff Dunham
Nick DiPalo
Dane Cook
Jeff Foxworthy
Bill Engvall
Larry the Cable Guy
Ron White
Christopher Titus
Dat Phan
Nick Swardson

I can't think of any others right now.


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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2009-01-20 02:49:29 Reply

I forgot to mention

Mitch Hedberg
Dave Chapelle
Doug Bensen
Tom Cotter
Lewis Black
Jim Gaffigan
D.L. Hughley


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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2009-01-20 07:53:01 Reply

At 1/20/09 02:44 AM, SlntCobra1 wrote: Jimmy Carr

Despite not liking his style of comedy (just jokes) I do quite like Carr. I suppose its a mixture of his deadpan and poshness. Its an interesting merger.

Denis Leary

Not seen much Leary. I'd like to though. Though he's clearly heavily influenced by Bill Hicks. Apparently Sean Hughes said to Bill Hicks that it was great that he had quit smoking and what made him quit, to which Bill replied 'To see if Denis would.'

Carlos Mencia

Not heard, but from an article I read on cracked I got the impression he's just a mediocre comedy who shouts things.

Mitch Hedberg

Like him too, need to see more of his stuff.

Dave Chapelle

Watch a Chapelle show the other day and wasn't overly impressed. I think it was an early one though and I saw another on YouTube so I'll watch that sometime too and then see.

All the others I've never heard of.

Welcome :).


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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2009-01-23 06:18:16 Reply

Bought and watched Bill Bailey's "Tinselworm" yesterday. It's good, but despite the fact that it's performed at Wembley, I don't think it's his best work. I still prefer Part Troll if I'm honest. By the end of Tinselworm he started getting a little too carried away with the music rather than the comedy, as if he were a rock star as opposed to a comedian... :S


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Response to The Stand Up Comedy Crew 2009-01-23 06:53:37 Reply

At 1/23/09 06:18 AM, NEVR wrote: Bought and watched Bill Bailey's "Tinselworm" yesterday. It's good, but despite the fact that it's performed at Wembley, I don't think it's his best work. I still prefer Part Troll if I'm honest. By the end of Tinselworm he started getting a little too carried away with the music rather than the comedy, as if he were a rock star as opposed to a comedian... :S

To be honest I think Tinselworm is very poor. Theres a couple of things that make me laugh, but theres so, so much that doesn't. It was like he was trying too hard or just generally not being very funny. All of Part Troll was hilarious (and all of Cosmic Jam and most of Bewilderment too), even when he played music it was very funny.

And I really want to like Tinselworm and after being disappointed when I saw the show in Glasgow I was hoping the DVD would turn out better.
I think its due to the big arena thing, I think certain comedians can pull it off and others are just best in smaller venues. It felt so impersonal to watch Bill in Glasgow and Wembly must have been even worse. And when I saw Stewart Lee in a tiny little theater in Hudd I was in agony from laughing (granted I prefer Lee and he's hardly well known, but the vibe was so much better for comedy).

Bill doesn't have the kind of personality for huge arenas, he's more surreal and quietly intelligent and I don't think that works in places like that. People like Lee Evans and Peter Kay do it well but they're loud and exciting and its joke, joke, joke.

Just my thoughts :).


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