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Great Stand-Up Comedy

Discussion in 'Movies, Music and TV shows' started by Taure, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast Prestige DLP Supporter

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  2. BsuperB

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    No links as I'm just heading out the door for a late Lecture, but certainly Frankie Boyle, Billy Connolly, Lee Evans & Dara O'Brien.

    A fair few friends of mine like Russell Howard but I fail to see why, just isn't funny.
     
  3. Trig

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    D.C. Benny

    Not exactly my favourite, but Benny definitely deserves more attention.
     
  4. Voice of the Nephilim

    Voice of the Nephilim Death Eater DLP Supporter

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    I find that Bill Hicks is easily the best comedian I've ever heard. All of his material is from the late 80's / early 90's, but certainly still relevant.

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    Jim Jeffries is probably up top lately. "Aren't pandas a bunch of cunts? Every living creature loves pandas, it doesn't have a natural predator on the planet, and they're going extinct because they're fucking dicks. They're dead weight, let's lose the fucking dead weight! We have tried. We, the human race, have put pandas in cages and gone 'There's a panda, FUCK THE PANDA!' and they just stare at each other. You put me in a cage with anything, anything, and after a week I'll fuck it."

    Dave Chappelle:

    "The girl says "Oh uh-uh, wait a minute! Wait a minute! Just because I'm dressed this way does not make me a whore!" Which is true. Gentlemen, that is true. Just because they dress a certain way doesn't mean they are a certain way. Don't ever forget it. But ladies, you must understand that is fucking confusing. It just is. Now that would be like me, Dave Chappelle, the comedian, walking down the street in a cop uniform. Somebody might run up on me, saying, "Oh, thank God. Officer, help us! Come on. They're over here. Help us!" "Oh-hoh! Just because I'm dressed this way does not make me a police officer!" See what I mean? You may not be a whore, but you are wearing a whores uniform."

    ^ Brilliant.

    George Carlin:

    "... but he loves you. He loves you, and he needs MONEY!"

    "We are the proud parents of a child whose self esteem is sufficient that he doesn't need us promoting his minor scholastic achievements on the back of our car."

    "Whoever coined the phrase "let the buyer beware" was probably bleeding from the asshole."

    Richard Pryor: "I was real naive and I was up there talkin' to the brothers, and after six weeks I was like... thank god we got penitentiaries!"

    Wanda Sykes: "Get your dick out of my omelet, man"

    Patton Oswalt: "Failure pile in a sadness bowl."

    Tommy Tiernan:

    "The English language is like a brick wall between you and me, and fuck is my chisel!"

    "How much are you going to drink Tommy? I don't understand the question. A small childs worth, I suppose."

    Edit: Frankie Boyle's pretty fucking funny.
     
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  6. Shinysavage

    Shinysavage Madman With A Box Prestige

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    Don't have time to dig out links at the moment, but Stephen K Amos, Bill Bailey and Marcus Brigstocke have all been fantastic. Based on various tv gigs, I'd recommend John Bishop as well.
     
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    Potterondrugs Seventh Year

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    Everetza Second Year

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    Best Stand-Up atm is Bill Bailey for sure. His epic looks, creativity, and musical ability makes for one hell of a show.

    That said, Ricky Gervais is always bloody hilarious.
     
  11. JohnThePyro

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    Dara O'Brian

    This guy has a ton of stuff on youtube, does allot of "geek" humor.
     
  12. Antivash

    Antivash Until we meet again... DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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    Pretty much these guys. D: The only names I can add are Bill Burr, Greg Giraldo, John Pinette, Joe Rogan, and Sam Kinison.
     
  13. Anarchy

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    I have been to a few stand ups myself. My college attracts quite a bit of them, and tickets are usually free to students or like $5. Comics like Lisa Lamponelli and Jeff Ross have done acts here, but my favorite was a duo act between Cedric Yarbrough and Carlos Alazraqui (of Reno 911 fame). They were half drunk when they arrived, but left fully drunk after hitting a few of the local hotspots with some of the college students.
     
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    Seen this man live two or three times and he was still using his same set, but he saved this gag until the last time I saw him and I was close to crying. Really like the guy

    I've seen countless comedians live on the circuit. The ones that you'll rarely see in TV and some of them are brilliant, others not so much. Cant remember their names though, which is a shame.

    I've seen Robin Ince a few times, once supporting Gervais, twice at Uni. He's pretty funny in an awkward geeky way.

    Gervais is my favourite I've seen live. Seen him perform Fame and Science, and whilst nothing will touch Animals and his reuse of material from the podcasts, he is fantastic on stage and always makes a point with his jokes.

    Others I like from the Telly would be Stewart Lee (Search for Time Trumpet on Youtube to see him being generally brilliant in a brilliant show) and Sean Locke.

    The one guy I hate is the guy who is sometimes on Mock the Week and supported Gervais on his Science tour. Stuart someone. He reels off one liners that just dont make me laugh.
     
  15. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Stewart Francis. He's one the ones I listed in my top 5, lol.
     
  16. Averis

    Averis Don of Delivery Prestige

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    I've always found Dave Attell extremely funny, and I can't believe Louis C.K. hasn't been mentioned yet. And Bill Cosby "Himself" is beyond epic; fuck the haters.
     
  17. Juggler

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    Dave Chapelle is my favourite comedian, but most of the comedians at Just For Laughs (Canadian comedy festival; reruns are on every night) are hilarious. There's a website, but cbf.

    Edit: Did I say Dave Chapelle? I meant Danny Bhoy. I was in tears after seeing his one hour special.
     
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    Antivash Until we meet again... DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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    Indeed. Cosby's had some awesome shit. "Why is there Air?" and I think it was "I started out as a child..." are favorites of mine...
     
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    I guess I forgot to mention my favorite TV stand ups. For a long time, Ron White used to be my favorite, but I had seen that special so many times that I eventually got sick of it.

    Now though, it is a toss up between Gabriel Iglesias and Bob Saget. Yes, Bob Fucking Saget. 'nuff said.
     
  20. headbanger

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    Carlin, Hicks, Pryor, Eddie Izzard, Steven Wright, Lewis Black. Can't remember any others.
     
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