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Old 12-11-2013, 08:07 PM  
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Stand Up Comedy

So, I've done a lot of thinking about this "art form"... I have a lot of favorites. Growing up, my dad had a traveling job. I would steal his cassette tapes of various comedians and I instantly fell in love with that whole era of comedy. I grew up listening to Carlin, Cosby, and Pryor. Over the years, my taste for comedy has evolved quite a bit. If I had to list a top 5 (current guys/girls) it would include, no certain order:

1) Chappelle
2) Louis CK
3) Kevin Hart
4) Joe Rogan
5) Joey Diaz

I know this has been discussed before, so the repost police can suck a dick.
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:49 PM   #61
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Amy Shumer is legit hilarious. My second favorite comedian going behind Louis CK.

As far as old school: Carlin, Steve Martin, Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams (yeah he sucks now - but Reality What a Concept) was amazing. Diceman had his moments as well.
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Old 12-12-2013, 01:10 AM   #62
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Old 12-12-2013, 01:22 AM   #63
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Old 12-12-2013, 03:05 AM   #64
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Old 12-12-2013, 03:18 AM   #65
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:17 AM   #66
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Robert shimmel was damn funny. Chappelle and Pablo fransico. Eddie Griffith too almost forgot Sherrod smalls
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:54 AM   #67
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Lenny Bruce is the godfather, IMO. He was the first, well, first well known, comedian to really push the boundaries of what standup can be. It's a shame that there isn't more surviving material.

Though far less controversial, another old school comedian that I think doesn't get the love they deserve is Jonathan Winters. Without him, there is no Robin Williams.

Obviously I'm a big Hicks fan, but he gets plenty of love.

Sadly, I don't keep up with it much anymore and I don't really know who those transcendent comedians are anymore. I like folks like Oswalt, Burr, Gaffigan, and Louie, but I don't really consider them next-level stuff. Eddie Izzard's Dressed to Kill was the last time I was really blown away by a performance.

I did get to see Neil Hamburger with about 20 other people at a hole-in-the-wall bar in San Diego a while back. That was fun.
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Old 12-12-2013, 05:01 AM   #68
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John Pinette is also good. And I like Maria Bamford. I like when she goes into the normal voice during a joke.
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Old 12-12-2013, 05:20 AM   #69
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:45 AM   #71
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I'm not as big a fan of Sarah Silverman or Amy Schumer or Kevin Hart or Patrice O'Neal as many people and I think Luis C.K is very overrated as a standup comedian vs his skit show.
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:54 AM   #72
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:15 AM   #73
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I can't believe I haven't seen Bill Cosby on the list of classic comedians. He's more preachy now, but some of his early stuff is great...like Noah!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bputeFGXEjA

One of the best dirty comedians has always been Buddy Hackett---NSFW for language
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF5Y8kB824E

Rodney Dangerfield:
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Of the newer comedians I love most of the people already listed on here. I'm just trying to get some of classics that have been forgotten.
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:56 AM   #75
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