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post #101 of 130
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That reminds me of when Bill Burr performed a set in Philadelphia and spent it just insulting the crowd. I'll also throw in Dylan Moran as one of the best comics currently existing, I went to see him several years ago, no-one does drunk ramblings better than Moran.

That Burr set was some Opie & Anthony gig where the whole crowd screamed during each comic's set. Burr screamed back, it was pretty great:

post #102 of 130
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Nothing against Norm per se, just thought we needed a comedy thread about, you know, comedy. Not just the same hero worship/wankfest the Norm thread was. I feel this thread has already proven me correct.

 

Jesus Christ, Singer. Taking the cranky old man thing a little far?

post #103 of 130
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I don't think so at all. The Norm thread is 12 pages long. It chronicles seemingly his every podcast appearance, his social media presence, his newly-released book, his talk show appearances, you name it. I understand the whole cult-of-personality thing, but literally no other comedians, alive or dead, have 1/100th this much attention paid to them on CHUD.

 

I'll be happy to change the title of the thread to a generic stand-up title if it offends so many Norm followers, but it kind of backs up my point.

post #104 of 130
A stand-up catch-all thread was an excellent idea in any regard, and since Norm does have one of his very own, I don't have a problem with the title. I say keep it.

To swing things back round to Colin Quinn, I watched his new Netflix special tonight and enjoyed it a hell of a lot... It occured to me that I know the guy mainly from his various hosting gigs on TV and haven't seen much of his actual stand-up, long as he's been around.

So I don't know if this is a new routine format for him or not, but it's much more in a one-man show vein than just set-up/ punchline... but that stammering, digressive delivery Schwartz and I mentioned/complained about upthread actually works really well for what Quinn's doing here. I laughed pretty consistently throughout. Also, fun fact: produced and directed by Jerry Seinfeld.

Speaking of pure set-up/punchline, I followed Quinn's show up with Jimmy Carr's latest special. I thought I heard somewhere that Carr had gone soft lately... that does not appear to be the case, though.
post #105 of 130
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I don't think so at all. The Norm thread is 12 pages long. It chronicles seemingly his every podcast appearance, his social media presence, his newly-released book, his talk show appearances, you name it. I understand the whole cult-of-personality thing, but literally no other comedians, alive or dead, have 1/100th this much attention paid to them on CHUD.

I'll be happy to change the title of the thread to a generic stand-up title if it offends so many Norm followers, but it kind of backs up my point.

It cuts me deep every single time I read it. It feels like wolves attacking the very core of my being, and not just garden-variety wolves, rabid, cybernetically-enhanced wolves.

It's like a punch in the soul, and what's worse, it's a blow struck by one of my all-time greatest internet heroes.
post #106 of 130
I stand with Singer!

*runs to help hold up flag, Iwo Jima styles*

It's just a cranky thread title, guys. And Singer's still the champ he always has been. Plus, the thread has some good discussion in it.
post #107 of 130
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To swing things back round to Colin Quinn, I watched his new Netflix special tonight and enjoyed it a hell of a lot... It occured to me that I know the guy mainly from his various hosting gigs on TV and haven't seen much of his actual stand-up, long as he's been around.

So I don't know if this is a new routine format for him or not, but it's much more in a one-man show vein than just set-up/ punchline... but that stammering, digressive delivery Schwartz and I mentioned/complained about upthread actually works really well for what Quinn's doing here. I laughed pretty consistently throughout. Also, fun fact: produced and directed by Jerry Seinfeld.

 

Quinn did a similar show (more one-man-show than stand-up) about history a couple years back, and it was surprisingly good. I'll have to check out the new one.

post #108 of 130
This one's all about New York, mainly it's ethinic makeup. I thought it was kinda neat.
post #109 of 130

Watched Marc Maron's "Thinky Pain". Kinda liked it, especially the small and intimate feel. Though he tends to ramble like hell, the special is 90 minutes long and it's very obviously jump-cut together from a lot longer set.


Edited by Virtanen - 11/28/16 at 3:20am
post #110 of 130
I saw Marc Maron live at a small club in Seattle probably 7 or 8 years ago. Small and intimate definetly benefits his material. Good show.
post #111 of 130
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I saw Chappelle Dec. 2013 and thought the same thing.

He did nearly 2 hours, I laughed my ass off but couldn't tell you one damn joke.

The crowd was rough at first. Yelling "I'm Rick James bitch " etc. (Jacksonville Florida mind you..)

He had the last laugh: at the end he said he had heard about a place called Underbelly a few blocks away that was supposed to be pretty fun on a Saturday, said he might show up.

Well, about 250 people from the show walked the 3 blocks to Underbelly afterwards only to find a body double was sent, wearing his same outfit etc.

That is how it's done.

 

I saw Dave at the Saenger Theater in New Orleans in December 2014.  Seinfeld as well.  Great theater and great shows.

post #112 of 130

Watched Mike Birbiglia's "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend" yesterday. Thank you very much but you guys can keep your solemn confessional comedy. I'll stick to stuff that's actually funny.

post #113 of 130
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Originally Posted by Jacob Singer View Post
 

I don't think so at all. The Norm thread is 12 pages long. It chronicles seemingly his every podcast appearance, his social media presence, his newly-released book, his talk show appearances, you name it. I understand the whole cult-of-personality thing, but literally no other comedians, alive or dead, have 1/100th this much attention paid to them on CHUD.

 

I'll be happy to change the title of the thread to a generic stand-up title if it offends so many Norm followers, but it kind of backs up my point.

 

That thread made me watch a lot of Norm Macdonald.  I really don't get the appeal.  Keep the fucking title ;p

post #114 of 130

I woulod suggest Jerry Sadowitz but it's nigh on impossible to get videos of him.

 

Famously punched out at the Mo0ntreal COmedy festival within two minutes for being offensive.  Also predicted Jimmy Saville decades before it all came out.

 

http://www.hmsfriday.com/2012/10/12/jerry-sadowitz-on-jimmy-savile-back-in-1988/ 

post #115 of 130
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Watched Mike Birbiglia's "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend" yesterday. Thank you very much but you guys can keep your solemn confessional comedy. I'll stick to stuff that's actually funny.

Birbiglia always struck me as a one-man show guy who did his one-man shows in comedy clubs.

post #116 of 130
"Sleepwalk with Me" is Dullsville.
post #117 of 130
Funny-- with a title like that I'd expect a real thrill ride.

I haven't really seen Birbiglia's act, but I've heard him on a podcast here and there. Didn't strike me as especially funny either.
post #118 of 130
"Oh, fuck..."
post #119 of 130
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Morgan played my college, and it was the worst show I've ever seen.  There was the intonation of jokes, but no material.  Obviously, he was wasted.

 

Did he talk about fucking "crippled chicks"?  That's what he did when he performed at my college and it was awful.  There were no real jokes in the entire set just him saying increasingly offensive shit while the atmosphere in the room go more tense.  A bunch of people just walked out and during the aforementioned "crippled chicks" bit a guy got up and gave Morgan the finger before walking out. 

post #120 of 130
It'd be great if Morgan had ended his set with, "Some of these are just for me. And by 'some,' I mean all."
post #121 of 130

At least then he would have told one real joke.  The next year they brought in Kevin Smith to do his Q & A spiel which was great not so much because of anything Smith said or did specifically but because at the beginning of the gig he said "I'm here for as long as you guys will have me, usually it ends 4-1/2 hours later with me and a handful of dudes debating who's better Batman or Superman".  Then in the middle of the set this 10 year old kid who definitely shouldn't have been there goes up to the mic and says "Batman...Superman...I PREFER THE PUNISHER".  Even Smith was caught off guard with that one.  I'm guessing that kid didn't grow up to be properly chemically balanced.

post #122 of 130
Kevin Smith's "Evening with Kevin Smith" comedy specials are genuinely funny. His gift, not that it emerges in his films, is telling funny stories.
post #123 of 130
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Did he talk about fucking "crippled chicks"?  That's what he did when he performed at my college and it was awful.  There were no real jokes in the entire set just him saying increasingly offensive shit while the atmosphere in the room go more tense.  A bunch of people just walked out and during the aforementioned "crippled chicks" bit a guy got up and gave Morgan the finger before walking out. 

 

Yep.  He did some bit about being jerked off with a gimpy arm that he clearly thought was hilarious.  The room disagreed.  The room was right.

post #124 of 130
An aspiring comic posted his set here and asked for opinions on his quote-unquote dark comedy. Watched it and wrote him this:
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The thing about dark comedy is that it's basically saying stuff everyone agrees is wrong: incest, racism, misogynism ("the Big Three", as I call them). And you do this without really having a joke in there.

He never wrote back. Too dark I guess.
post #125 of 130
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"Oh, fuck..."

 

Well he got some good laughs!

post #126 of 130

Only just found out that our national treasure is performing in English now. The language and jokes are new, the razor-sharp delivery and accent remain!

 

 

post #127 of 130
Anybody watched the Bill Burr and Jim Jeffries stuff on Netflix? Thinking of checking them out. Haven't seen any of their stuff.
post #128 of 130
I've seen them both live. They're top shelf comics.
post #129 of 130

Jim Jeffries is outstanding live.

post #130 of 130
Bill Burr's I'm Sorry You Feel That Way is brilliant, with very cool the B&W cinematography. It was my first exposure to him, from his "85% of the human race must be killed" -line I knew I was in love.

Watched Jen Kirkman's new special last night. Pretty great, made the mistake of taking a sip from my beer right before her "my friend's granddad survived the holocaust because he was a nazi" bit.
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