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post #151 of 169
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Originally Posted by Mangy View Post
 

If you think those roasts suck, try a roast with a bunch of open mikers. I've been to a couple. They . . . aren't good.

 

Sure, but I've never once gone to an open mic to witness comedy.  I go to witness bravery.

post #152 of 169
Lisa Lampanelli is playing in L.A. in a few months, Mangy, if'n you want me to score you some tix!

I saw her a couple years ago. She's pretty funny.
post #153 of 169

The last thing I heard about Lampanelli was that she lost an absurd amount of weight.

post #154 of 169
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Sure, but I've never once gone to an open mic to witness comedy.  I go to witness bravery.

In that case, I've met a lot of heroes.

 

Here's Lampanelli now. Good for her:

post #155 of 169
Bart Simpson called. He wants his haircut back.
post #156 of 169
Bill Burr's latest Walk Your Way Out just popped up on Netflix, it's decent but I think his material on his previous specials is stronger. 
post #157 of 169

Yeah I didn't like this one very much. Burr's still got great delivery but he leans way too hard into being that guy who tells it like it is, political correctness be damned! I don't even mind that he's sort of an asshole, I just think he can do better than a 10 minute bit about Fatties.

post #158 of 169
He's started to repeat himself. I assume he'd been better if they'd it just one month later, after getting new insights and material from the birth of his kid and Drumpf's victory.
post #159 of 169
I watched "Punching Henry" during the Oscars. It's a fun slice-of-life indie comedy starring Henry Phillips as Henry Phillips. Cameos abound. Doug Stanhope's fantastic as a surly taxi dispatcher. It's even got one of the bartenders from the Melrose Improv as a bartender. Good flick. You should all watch it.
post #160 of 169
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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

I watched "Punching Henry" during the Oscars. It's a fun slice-of-life indie comedy starring Henry Phillips as Henry Phillips. Cameos abound. Doug Stanhope's fantastic as a surly taxi dispatcher. It's even got one of the bartenders from the Melrose Improv as a bartender. Good flick. You should all watch it.

Henry Phillips is a great guy, and incredibly funny. His earlier movie "Punching the Clown" is pretty good as well.

post #161 of 169
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Watched Birbiglia's "Thank God for Jokes" last night, and laughed quite a bit. Your mileage may vary.

post #162 of 169
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Originally Posted by Mangy View Post

Henry Phillips is a great guy, and incredibly funny. His earlier movie "Punching the Clown" is pretty good as well.

I haven't seen "Punching the Clown" yet, but I have seen a bunch of his "Henry's Kitchen" YouTube videos. Those are genius.
post #163 of 169
Just watched Chappelles first episode of his series of specials on Netflix. Filmed at the Palladium in LA. Damn good.

Throughout the hour he touches on everything from Pacquio, LGBTQ culture, Flint Michigan, feminism, Cosby, and seeing Kevin Hart live with his son.

He breaks up the hour with 4 of the times he has met OJ in his life. Excellent. This is must watch.

Next up is episode 2 from Texas.
post #164 of 169
I saw Doug Stanhope live last weekend as he worked on his new hour. The drive out to Ontario, California (yes, California also has an Ontario), was like living death. But the show was funny. He also had Morgan Murphy on the lineup. She's the goods. I'm still giggling at a few of her jokes.
post #165 of 169
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Flint Michigan

 

"I didn't fuck that water up!"

 

Dug the first show. Curious if he's gonna catch any flack for the transsexual material. A lot of that stuff fell flat. Didn't need it.

post #166 of 169

I liked the special, but I've already seen a few posts on my FB feed calling him transphobic. I didn't find the material to be that bad, though it definitely skirts the line.

post #167 of 169
He goes into how PC culture has its prints on everything. The material by some could be construed by some to be transphobic, but he's not up there just saying derogatory things about parts of society he doesn't understand. It is put into context. Louis CK, Jim Norton, Sarah Silverman etc. all follow a similar thought process and they too get shit.

It has been a funny transition to see how PC culture was regarded as a right-wing occurence in the days of Bruce, Foxx, Carlin and Pryor, now it has been embraced by the colleges and the left, the areas where those some comedians found sanctuary.

Regardless, the specials are top notch.
post #168 of 169

There was a fair amount of "these kids today" in his act, but maybe that's the price of being a comic in your 40s. I hope to watch the Texas special tonight.

post #169 of 169

Watched the first Chappelle special last night. "It only takes 65 hours to be a pilot" destroyed me. Really enjoyed it--not quite as electric as when he was in his 20's, but few of us are. Looking forward to watching the next one.

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