Stand up comedy thread - Free laughs / Who is your favourite?

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    Who in this forum loves stand up comedy? I cannot go a day without listening to someone performing. Post your own picks for a good laugh.

    Let us start with Jim Breuer and his experience with Slayer fans "They looked like extras from Lord of the Rings! They came from under the ground tattooing their faces!":


    Also Brian Regan and the condescending pop tarts directions:


    Finishing with the late stoner Mitch Hedberg comparing his death metal band with the intense legends Obituary:
     
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    Steven Wright (got to see him live...never laughed harder in my life)



    Bob Newhart


     
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    I love Emo Philips man. He's a cerebral genius of comedy. Check this out starting about 0:45 sec . Pretty much everything he does is gold.




    IN fact. Just watch all this;

     
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    Also, I'm sure most have seen Brad Williams by now but if not... check out his 'Fun Size' show. Pure precision.
     
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    I would love to see Steven Wright live, but I doubt it will ever happen.

    Any time they're in town I try to get out and support: Kyle Kinane, Burt Kreischer, Tom Segura, Ron Funches. I got to see Kyle right as the lockdown kicked into gear up in VT, like, did a staycation, came back and everything was suddenly closed compared to a week ago. For comedians I'd like to still see when they next come around, Rory Scovel, Pete Holmes, maybe Patton Oswalt although I wasn't crazy on his last album.
     
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    I really really miss @Midnight. Found so many comedians from that show.
     
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    I enjoyed everything about it except the host
     
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    I blanked on the actual "favorite" part of the thread title... favorite of all time would be George Carlin for sure. Steven Wright was a great stand-up comedian too and the way that he delivered was quite fresh back in the day. Really cool how many funny stage acts there are yet with so much variation in content and style.
     
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    My "contemporary" favorites are:
    Mitch Hedberg
    Jim Gaffigan
    Mike Birbiglia
    Dmetri Martin

    My curent favorite of that group is Dmetri Martin. Jim Gaffigan is great, but I've heard so much of his stuff it's not as unusual to hear his jokes now. Dmetri catches me off guard with the way he thinks.
     
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    I was also fortunate enough to see George Carlin live. I love love love watching his older stuff, but was less along-for-the-ride the older he got. I will admit to owning both Brain Droppings and Napalm and Silly Putty...but even with that later book, there was little "new" material. It was almost entirely just some of his stand-up bits, in text form. Brain Droppings had much more writing just for the book.

    Actually, I almost forgot a big one for me: The Smothers Brothers. Funny as hell, but damn...those vocal harmonies, too!

     
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    Real comedy, no

    Political comedy? Yeah, Noah, Colbert, and Meyers
     
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    I also own that book and absolutely love it. I want to make some time and read again. Some of my favorite parts from the book. I can't remember exactly how George wrote it but the basic idea.

    George on hitch hiking. When a car stops for you, just jump in the car and don't say anything. When the driver asks, "where are you headed?", just say, "just drive around, I'm off til next Tuesday". LOL.

    At the airport. Pay 1 cab driver to follow another cab and not to lose them. Pay the driver of the second cab to drive away and lose the first cab. When the first cab is following you, stick you finger out the window at the first cab and pretend you're shooting them. LOL.

    I really liked some of the things he put in that book because it was different and new to me from what I had already seen in his live, stand up comedy shows.
     
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    Rollerfucking. Who knows that one?
     
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    Kyle is hilarious, his bit on starting a punk band to stick it at Bush but being too middle class to make it work was hilarious.
    -Screw you mom, we are taking the establishment down!
    -You can practise in the basement and I will make cookies for the guys. :lol:

    Carlin is an all time great, I see him as political commentator/ comedian 50-50.
     

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