Author Topic: Up and coming comedians  (Read 9636 times)

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Re: Up and coming comedians
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2006, 12:44:44 PM »
I listened to a Doug Stanhope album yesterday and I thought it was ok. The problem I had with him is that his delivery isn't very good. Bill Hicks delivery was hysterical and made his jokes funnier.

Stanhope's still a lot different than I thought he'd be and there were a lot of funny parts.

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Re: Up and coming comedians
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2006, 01:16:44 AM »
I'm not sure that he is a up and comer, but I think Todd Barry is absolutely brillaint. I love everything he does.

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Re: Up and coming comedians
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2006, 03:54:55 PM »
Does anybody else agree with Doug Stanhope? I've never listened to or seen him because of the whole Man Show/Girls Gone Wild stuff. I just didn't think he would be good at all, or at least not my style. But, Bill Hicks is great. I was just surprised to see his name come up.
Whenever I tell someone that Doug Stanhope is funny, he has to go make a liar out of me with some horrible TV thing or a boobie-lady show. Proceed with extreme caution.

I'm on Stanhope's side after reading his take on Larry the Cable Guy:

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I don't hate Larry the Cable Guy. I hate the ferocious response to the character he allows the audience to believe he is. When you see a Git-R-Done hat coming at you, it's like seeing a "Colored Only" sign. Blue-collar comedy is bout the poverty of imaginiation and the celebration of complacency. But it just goes to show that if you serve this country wet shit on a buckled paper plate, people will line up for it in droves.

Source: The New Yorker, July 10 & 17, 2006. "Blue-Collar Gold," by Tad Friend.

Shut it. I get a free subscription to The New Yorker. I know, I know. It's not as hip as your McSweeney's and your Harper's Weekly. I actually pay to subscribe to those two.

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Re: Up and coming comedians
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2006, 03:59:41 PM »
Have you seen this pre-Larry the Cable Guy Dan Whitney clip?
High-larious!


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Re: Up and coming comedians
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2006, 04:19:37 PM »

Source: The New Yorker, July 10 & 17, 2006. "Blue-Collar Gold," by Tad Friend.

Shut it. I get a free subscription to The New Yorker. I know, I know. It's not as hip as your McSweeney's and your Harper's Weekly. I actually pay to subscribe to those two.


No need to apologize for reading The New Yorker.  That Tad Friend piece was quite good.  It was a tad (!!) odd that he never references the infamous David Cross Larry attack.  Another thing in TNYer's favor = it can't be used as a weapon against Tom's family by rogue tall bike gangs, like the bulkier McSwys quarterlies.
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Re: Up and coming comedians
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2006, 06:35:38 PM »
Have you seen this pre-Larry the Cable Guy Dan Whitney clip?
High-larious!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c75fUO5bvms


That made me cringe more than most of the pornotube clips my "friend" keeps emailing me. It's not as cringe-inducing as the pre-pornotube Japanese live eel porn clip that made the inbox rounds a couple of years ago, but nothing's worse than that. It's so bad that I'm trying to see if I can change the text color to match the background in lieu of spoiler code.

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Re: Up and coming comedians
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2006, 06:09:04 PM »
Afganastandup with Nick Flanagan and Rebecca Addleman.
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Re: Up and coming comedians
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2006, 07:22:42 PM »
Do mysteries really exist?

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Re: Up and coming comedians
« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2006, 04:49:17 AM »
Demitri Martin. I can think about his jokes for a while. They are really intense and funny.

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Re: Up and coming comedians
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2006, 02:06:52 AM »
is the ranting junky guy from lucky louie, rick shapiro, any good?

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Re: Up and coming comedians
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2006, 01:06:04 PM »
Philly Boy Roy can't stop ranting [but not raving] about Bill Burr:

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Re: Up and coming comedians
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2006, 03:31:33 PM »
That's my life!

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Re: Up and coming comedians
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2006, 06:10:08 PM »
Aziz Ansari: Another hip comedian. I heard he was shooting a pilot for MTV. His delivery reminds me of Mitch Hedberg, except faster and higher pitched. Like if you played a Mitch Hedberg record at the wrong speed. But some people disagree with that. And his jokes aren't really Mitch-like at all. But he's really good, especially considering that he's only about 23.
Aziz.  I've heard he's a fan of the Best Show and a lot of funny comedians like him (I think he might have Imminent Death Syndrome) and I guess he's an active member of "the community" butttttttt I gotta say I think he blows chipmunks.  Seems like a nice guy though.
But enough tearing down.
I like Michelle Biloon, she's an up and comer.
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But to get back to the bashing: the Sklar brothers - they've been around a long time now and they have often shared stages, tv shows, and movies with hip alt comics.  So why do they suck so bad?  I mean they can occasionally be funny but ... eh. Maybe it's just me.

I hate this.  I hate talking about comedy.  It's either funny to you or it ain't.  Who cares.  If you like Dane Cook Brian Regan just as much as you do Bill Hicks or David Cross, then good for you.  I just don't wanna analyze it.  This is why I avoid that A Special Thing board.  Why am I even writing this reply?  I am lame.

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« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2006, 11:57:16 PM »
Bill Hicks is no longer among the living.  He was a great comic, one of my favorite comedians of all time.  We can't say he's up and coming at this point.  Furthermore, his rise in the US was forestalled by an apparent campaign to keep him out of clubs in the states by people who thought his style was too "renegade" and dangerous.  It was a terrible shame.




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Re: Up and coming comedians
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2006, 06:47:48 AM »
I'm too lazy to read the thread, but has anyone mentioned Akiva Smirnoff?
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