stand-up comics

Started by chinaski40, October 06, 2003, 04:19:57 AM

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i hope this one hasn't been done yet, if it has, please redirect me; but in the interest of my post, who is your favorite stand-up comic?  i think george carlin is the best, hands down....i like dave chappelle and jon stewart and richard pryor and the guy from the 80's (he's on the tool album aenemia *sp*, but i can never remember his name)....bill hicks, maybe???
but ultimately, is there anyone better than george carlin??


Really not something I've ever been into but some of my favourites of late

Rich Hall/Otis Lee Crenshaw & The Black Liars
Eddie Izzard
Lee Evans (his physical comedy is amazing, damn good song writer too)
\"I wanted to make a film for kids, something that would present them with a kind of elementary morality. Because nowadays nobody bothers to tell those kids, \'Hey, this is right and this is wrong\'.\"
  -  George Lucas


Quote from: chinaski40but i can never remember his name)....bill hicks, maybe???

I like to hug dogs


David Cross.  Todd Barry is pretty good too.  I don't think Carlin is funny at all.


eddie izzard
denis leary
stephen wright
brian regan
dane cook
arj barker

Gold Trumpet


Robin Williams
old Eddie Murphy
Jay Mohr
Chris Rock
sirprisingly...I saw Damon Waynes once, and he was funnier than I woulda expected.


Last five films (theater)
-The Da Vinci Code: *
-Thank You For Smoking: ***
-Silent Hill: ***1/2 (high)
-Happy Together: ***1/2
-Slither: **

Last five films (video)
-Solaris: ***1/2
-Cobra Verde: ***1/2
-My Best Fiend: **1/2
-Days of Heaven: ****
-The Thin Red Line: ***

Sigur Rós

I saw one of Chris Rock's shows and suprisingly I thought it was hella funny. A real stand-upper has got to be black. White guys aren't funny at all. I mean look at Billy Crystal and Steve Martin.

Find Your Magali

Classics that should be sought out by stand-up connoisseurs:

Bill Cosby's stuff from the 60s/early 70s ... especially his "Noah's Ark"* story and his true tales of growing up with his brother and the kids in his neighborhood.

Bob Newhart's stuff from the 60s. The classic being "The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart," with "The Driving Instructor" skit.

You won't be disappointed.

*-From "Bill Cosby is a Very Funny Fellow Right!"


Quote from: chinaski40and the guy from the 80's (he's on the tool album aenemia *sp*, but i can never remember his name)....bill hicks, maybe??
Yes, Bill Hicks is the one on Tool's Aenema.

Robert Schimmel....the x rated comedian
Bill Hicks.....a "right in your face" hard hitting comedian with a purpose
George Carlin
Sam Kinison - who could forget him?
Richard Pryor
Daman Wayans
Tommy Davidson
Chris Rock
Mitch Hedberg gets a nod

Sometimes good and sometimes bad:
Dennis Leary
Dennis Miller
Martin Lawrence....his last stand up act made for movie SUCKED

a portion of Eulogy by Tool...a song dedicated to Bill Hicks

He had alot to say.
He had alot of nothing to say.
We'll miss him.

Standing above the crowd,
He had a voice that was strong and loud.
We'll miss him.
Ranting and pointing his finger
At everything but his heart.
We'll miss him.

No way to recall
What it was that you had said to me,
Like I care at all.

So loud.
You sure could yell.
You took a stand on every little thing
And so loud.

Standing above the crowd,
He had a voice so strong and loud and I
Swallowed his facade cuz I'm so
Eager to identify with
Someone above the ground,
Someone who seemed to feel the same,
Someone prepared to lead the way, with
Someone who would die for me.

You've claimed all this time that you would die for me.
Why then are you so surprised to hear your own eulogy?

You had alot to say.
You had alot of nothing to say.
MC Pee Pants


That song is not about Bill Hicks

Some of my favs:

Bill Hicks
David Cross
Patton Oswald
Chris Rock
Mitch Hedbergh (SP?)
George Carlin (older stuff)
Bill Cosby (Older Stuff)
Richard Prior (Older stuff)
Stephen Wright


i thought that song was about christ...

Duck Sauce

I dont know about stand up comedians, but Id have to say Adam Corolla on love line is about the funniest person i have ever listened to


Aside from the ones mentioned, I really like Jim Gaffigan and when Andy Blitz did a stand up routine on Conan (he writes for the show anyhow).