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Classic stand-up moments

  1. Aug 8, 2014 #1
    I did a search, and didn't see a thread for this..


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=watch?v=m_VURr6jnWQ
     
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  3. Aug 8, 2014 #2

    phinds

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    To each his own. For some of us the question would be "why would you WANT one?" I just never found this guy funny. Too much screaming.
     
  4. Aug 8, 2014 #3
    Wow, tough crowd..Ok, how about this one?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=watch?v=2pgzWRVEqHY
     
  5. Aug 8, 2014 #4

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    In college, I worked as a cocktail waitress in a comedy club in the San Francisco area - for three years! At first, I thought all comedians were *SO* funny! But after a while, I became a comedy snob.

    Sam Kinison was a regular in our club back then. I can attest he's a first-class jerk. Off stage, he was racist and extremely sexist. He was drug-addled and mean to "the help".

    Carlin was a superstar even back then - he never played at our club. He's pure genius.
     
  6. Aug 8, 2014 #5

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    One of the classics...

     
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  7. Aug 8, 2014 #6

    Choppy

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    Not sure if this is old enough to be a classic, but one of my favourites...
     
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  8. Aug 8, 2014 #7
    You poor thing. I never came closer to him than the television and I couldn't stand him.
     
  9. Aug 8, 2014 #8
    Stand up comedy is very much like tuna fish, in my opinion. It great when you first open the can. Revisiting than can years later is not necessarily a good idea.
     
  10. Aug 8, 2014 #9
    George Carlin talks about "STUFF"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvgN5gCuLac
     
  11. Aug 9, 2014 #10
    Grape nuts:biggrin:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=watch?v=EIfDe02WDV0
     
  12. Aug 9, 2014 #11

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    I remember being amazed when a children's program on PBS, "Shining Time Station" had, first, Ringo Starr, and later, George Carlin, as announcers, introducing the "Thomas the Tank Engine" clips.
     
  13. Aug 9, 2014 #12
    Hot pockets

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-i9GXbptog
     
  14. Aug 9, 2014 #13
    Lol. Hot pockets. So true. Here's a little classic Larry Miller on marriage..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=watch?v=4y2eNs-cgyI&feature=related
     
  15. Aug 11, 2014 #14

    ZetaOfThree

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    A comedy snob? What's that?
     
  16. Aug 11, 2014 #15

    lisab

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    The first 3 or 4 months I worked there, I laughed at every little joke.

    Then I only laughed at the really funny ones.

    After a year, I started noticing how they used the stage and the mic, how they varied their voice, and how they interacted with the audience (if at all). How they handled hecklers, or unexpected things.

    Oh - one important note: in a comedy club, the comedians follow a circuit, so you see the same comedians over and over. I realized that many - most - simply repeated the same routine, over and over again. The words, pauses, emphases, stage movements - all the same, every time.

    But not all of them! Some could improvise - the best at that was Paula Poundstone! And some were constantly trying new material (we were just a small club, so it was "safe" for them to take risks in our venue).

    I truly admire those who were really working, and pushing the limits. But those who were doing the *same exact thing* every time - not so much. And so, I realize I am a comedy snob.
     
  17. Aug 11, 2014 #16
    Love some Louis C.K.


    (Caution, a little foul language)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HbYScltf1c

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ezouMwT__U
     
  18. Aug 11, 2014 #17
    RIP, Robin Williams.
     
  19. Aug 11, 2014 #18

    ZetaOfThree

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    Aw you beat me to it... Louis C.K. is hilarious.
     
  20. Aug 12, 2014 #19

    OmCheeto

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    Louis is my new favorite.

    My old favorite, as we were poor, and had to watch stand up, by listening......

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE0hHEtkkQA ​

    Comedy used to be purchased from the store, on black disks, which you rested a needle on, while they spun, at 33 & 1/3 rpm, and created magic. :!!)
     
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