So when I was fourteen or fiveteen, I discovered American Stand Up and its been my weird little hobby every since. A bit for a german kid growing up in deutschland eating sauerkraut and listening to david hasselhoff all day every day . But german stand up at the time was mainly "women can't drive. men just wanna watch the game. women like to shop. men never listen. what's the deal with airline food?" Then I found Carlin and here was a guy who was making up funny, elaborate rants about politics, language and humankind while at the same time opening a show with "You know what people don't talk about in public anymore? ..... farts." I just became immersed in this stuff and still think there is not enough respect payed to the simplicity of stand up: There is just guy with a microphone, no instruments, no special effects, not even a light cue. Just his ideas to make an entire room full of people laugh? If you have no idea what I am talking about, here is one of Carlins most famous pieces about religion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RT6rL2UroE So anybody else into this? What to think about the newer guys like Dane Cook or Katt Williams?