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Postby CheeseBeger » Mon May 28, 2007 11:27 pm

Just wondering who everyone likes to listen too.

My top 3 right now:

1. Louis CK
2. Dave Attel
3. Demitri Martin

As you can tell, I like comedians with twisted minds (like me! :-B ). Martin isn't dirty, but his humor is so well thought out most times.
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Postby statsman88 » Mon May 28, 2007 11:39 pm

Brian Regan ;-D
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Re: Your Favorite Stand Ups

Postby cordscords » Mon May 28, 2007 11:46 pm

CheeseBeger wrote:1. Louis CK
2. Dave Attel
3. Demitri Martin


Nice ;-D

In addition I love some of the big names. Carlin, Seinfeld, etc.

BTW- New season of last comic standing starts Wednesday, I believe.
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Postby Madison » Tue May 29, 2007 12:03 am

Ron White! ;-D
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Postby Pablo975 » Tue May 29, 2007 1:22 am

Good thread. ;-D I've loved stand up since I was a kid. My faves:

David Cross
Bill Maher
Dave Attell (Skanks For The Memories might be one of the best ever)
Dave Chappelle
Sarah Silverman
Bernie Mac (a helluva nice guy too)
Dennis Miller (back when he was funny...he seemed to lose it in the mid to late 90's for me....)

I also like the small timers that populate the Roast circuit; Lisa Lampenelli, Greg Giraldo, etc. Those roasts are hysterical. And though not a true stand up, Robert Smigel is a god.

And of course, the classics never die: Carlin, Rodney, Pryor, Redd Foxx, Don Rickles, etc. The HOFers of stand up comedy.

As you can see, I like my comedy at least somewhat educational and filthy.

I will admit to getting a few chuckles from Ron White and Rodney Carrington although "redneck" or "blue collar" comedy isn't thing.

NOT FUNNY: Rita Rudner, Paula Poundstone, Larry The Cable Guy, Jeff Foxworthy, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams post 1983, and strangely enough, Jerry Seinfeld. Loved the show, but tire of his standup quickly.
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Postby Snakes Gould » Tue May 29, 2007 1:27 am

ive never seen any of louis ck's stuff but i liked lucky louie when it was on hbo. they cut the cord on that fast, or maybe its coming back still, but i dont think so :-?
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Postby BitterDodgerFan » Tue May 29, 2007 3:08 am

i love george carlin's stuff. ;-D
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Postby bigh0rt » Tue May 29, 2007 3:39 am

George Carlin's 7 things you can never say on TV may be one of my favorite bits of all-time.
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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Tue May 29, 2007 4:38 am

The first comic I ever got into was Eddie Murphy from his "Delirious" film back in the mid-80's. When he was in his prime, damn he was funny. These days, I have to say Lewis Black gets my top vote. I'm pretty big on political humor and nobody does it quite like Lewis. Mitch Hedberg was truly a soul taken from us far too quickly. Before his passing, I considered him my favorite comic. Mike Birbiglia is another comic I love to see. His "2 Drink Mike" album from 2005 is a riot to listen to. Anyone who hasn't heard it needs to give it a listen. You likely won't be sorry. Dane Cook is an obvious choice. I don't care how many people out there may be tired of his act. He still has one of the best deliveries in comedy.
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Postby knapplc » Tue May 29, 2007 8:37 am

Madison wrote:Ron White! ;-D


Ain't that the truth! That guy had me doing spit-takes watching one of his Comedy Central specials. Whenever he's on with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry TCG, I just tolerate them until he pipes up and then he just takes over the show. He's by FAR the funniest of those three.

It's not like he's telling jokes, either - he's just telling stories. It's just that the way he says what he says, with that deadpan delivery, is abso-freaking-lutely hilarious. He reminds me of my uncles. They're all pretty funny guys and especially one of them really has that art of humorous storytelling down pat.

There are thousands and thousands of small-town folks all across the backwaters of this country who have this ability to tell stories like Ron White. It's an art form if you ask me, and it's every bit as valid an art form as Jazz or Blues. But while many people are accomplished at this skill, Ron White is an absolute master. ;-D
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