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Postby Coppermine » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:48 am

Here it is... I don't think that Dane Cook is funny. At all. He has yet to make me laugh. I've tried; I've watched his standup, I've seen his Tourgasm show, I saw his opening monologue on SNL. I thought maybe something was wrong with me; that I was missing something. There has to be some reason he's so popular. Everyone likes him. He has his own hand-signal. He sells out stadiums and he's the most talked about comedian. And I don't think he's funny. I don't hate him, he doesn't annoy me, I just don't think he's funny. He's actually quite likable; but his material is drawn out and unoriginal. I mean, I don't know if something is wrong with me personally or what, because the guy is huge. People talk about him all around me, "You see Dane Cook last night? Oh man, he was hilarious!" Huh? I watched him do a 10 minute bit on excuses you can use when you can't make it to your friend's party, 4 minutes of which was him pantomiming himself on the couch watching TV. His segways are excellent though... he really knows how to go from one topic to the next... it's just that his topics aren't funny. Maybe it doesn't apply to me, I don't know. I'm in his demographic, I'm a 25-year-old college-educated white male. I watch 10 minutes of Chris Rock and I'm laughing hysterically. I watch 10 minutes of Dane Cook and I'm scratching my head. It's not that I don't get it either, I get the jokes, I see his point, I understand his observational humor... I just don't observe it as funny. Six months ago I would have said Carlos Mencia was the most overrated comedian; his material is unoriginal too, i was ready for something new, something other than pointing out the obvious dissimilarities between races and or lazy people. But the difference between Mencia and Cook is that Mencia has made me laugh before. Cook has yet to pull that off.

Ok, i'm done.
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Postby Mugrila » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:52 am

I admit I'm right there with you.


Brian Regan is my new favorite comedian.
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:53 am

I like Cook..I think his cartoon videos on his website made me like him. I didn't like him till then. His standup reaks of too much cocaine use. Considering I don't find a lot of commedians that funny I guess he's pretty good.

I used to think he was flaming and still think so a bit.

Mencia is horrible just horrible. Cook is ok but only if you are in the mood for crazyness
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:56 am

I agree I don't see what all the hype is about.
The standup is good but not great and Tourgasm is unwatchable.
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Postby Art Vandelay » Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:12 pm

I posted my thoughts on him in the last Dane Cook thread we had. I'm with you, I just don't get what people see in him.
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Postby The Artful Dodger » Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:53 pm

I don't watch much stand-up comedy and so, Dane Cook is Greek to me.
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Postby RyanK » Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:17 pm

Mugrila wrote:Brian Regan is my favorite comedian.



Ditto ;-D ;-D


why does this thread remind me of day-sha-vu (however its spelt)
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Postby RyanK » Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:20 pm

RyanK wrote:why does this thread remind me of day-sha-vu (however its spelt)



found it...

http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/foru ... c&&start=0

But yeah.. Dane Cook I dont mind tooo much, I dont think hes a genious but Ill listen to him..

Brian Regan, Jim Gaffigan, Lewis Black are all better IMO and three of my favorite current comedians

I saw Jon Stewart do stand up and he was hilarious 2 years ago
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Postby Mugrila » Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:21 pm

RyanK wrote:
Mugrila wrote:Brian Regan is my favorite comedian.



Ditto ;-D ;-D


why does this thread remind me of day-sha-vu (however its spelt)


I have tickets to see Brian in 10 days. ;-D
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Postby Lofunzo » Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:19 pm

I like, but don't love, his work. Check him out in "Waiting". ;-D
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