The Best of Standup Comedy?

Laz

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Robert Kelly is more hilarious when he's ranting about stuff with Jim Norton than he is doing stand up. He's not great, but he's got enough to it to keep you entertained.
 

King Kamala

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http://www.vulture.com/2016/01/curious-decline-of-paul-mooney.html?mid=fb-share-vulture
This article about mental decline of Paul Mooney is depressing. Glad I saw him (and fistbumped him) when I did five or six years ago at Caroline's in Times Square. Even then he was kind of rambling (and walked half of the audience) but he was still relatively cognizant.

Of course, I read a response article that said the article was racist and said "Nobody ever said Carlin was declining when he got old and rambly". I thought most comedy geeks I knew said that about Carlin in the '00s. Maybe New York Magazine didn't write about it but I don't think hardly anybody liked "Life is Worth Losing" at the time!
 

King Kamala

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http://www.vulture.com/2016/02/steve-martin-performed-stand-up-last-night.html
Steve Martin did stand up for the first time in 35 years last night, doing a surprise set opening for Jerry Seinfeld in NYC.

Can't say I expected this. Hopefully, it's not a one off.
 

Fall of Epic

Epic Reine
I'm surprised this isn't making the rounds more but Amy Schumer is the latest comedian accused of cribbing. I won't fault the skits on her show because they probably share a lot of the same writers from other/past shows. The Patrice O'Neal thing isn't really stealing since the Abe Lincoln is something most raunchy comedians would poke fun at, and Marc Maron already disputed him and Amy having similar jokes on his podcast. The rest of the stuff might have a case though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv0eWN8v_tg
 

King Kamala

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Going to see Kyle Kinane two weeks from Sunday. They just announced Brooks Wheelan at same venue in May. Ticket is cheap enough that I might go even though I thought his Comedy Central Half Hour was just so so.
 

strummer

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Patton Oswalt's wife, Michelle McNamara, who was a true crime writer died in her sleep on Thursday. She was only 46.


http://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/celebrity/michelle-mcnamara-crime-writer-married-comedian-patton-oswalt-dies-46-n560836
 

King Kamala

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Got tickets to see John Mulaney at local theater in May.

Was stunned that show sold out first day onsale. No idea he was that popular.
 

King Kamala

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Aziz Ansari and Bill Burr didn't sell out in 10 hours when they played same theater.

Granted, this was 2 or 3 years ago but still.
 

King Kamala

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P. loaded year for me seeing stand ups. In addition to aforementioned John Mulaney show in three days, I'm seeing Michael Che at Wilbur in Boston next month. That show should be interesting cause he caused a NEW ENGLAND CONTROVERSY when he did an interview somewhere he called Boston most racist city he's ever performed in.

Note if you get upset someone accuses Boston of being a racist city, you are probably mildly racist.

Wacko Walrus said:
If Boston is so racist then why is Michael Che performing there again

Speaking of cutting racial commentary, I just got ticket to Chris Rock at the hilariously named WANG THEATER in Boston in November. That'll be sweet.
 

Damaramu

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I watched the new Amy Schumer special on Netflix. I feel like her comedy has changed. I used to really really enjoy her. But I feel like she figured out that her shock stuff gets more of a positive/negative reaction than anything else so her show has just become about how many times she can say "pussy".
 

Baby Shoes

Baby Shoes
Damaramu said:
I watched the new Amy Schumer special on Netflix. I feel like her comedy has changed. I used to really really enjoy her. But I feel like she figured out that her shock stuff gets more of a positive/negative reaction than anything else so her show has just become about how many times she can say "pussy".

Yeah, I agree. I watched this when it came out because it was in the string before the NBA playoffs where I was just putting Netflix comedy specials on when I did my elliptical at the gym and I felt very similar. The sad thing is, it feels like she is doing what Sarah Silverman started doing - right from when she was big into fading into the background.

Definitely toward the bottom of the list that I was watching - did a string of the new Chappelle, Garfunkel & Oates, Michael Che, Trevor Noah, this one - those are the main I am remembering.

What does everyone else think of Trevor Noah? Myself, I still can't get into him. I feel he is okay and then he gets these weird pander moments. Like his whole bit about calling someone a pussy from his new special. It had its moments but then went so far where it was just overkill on social justice stuff.
 

The Valeyard

Sha la la la, man.
Val Kilmer is coming to the comedy club here as Mark Twain, screening a one-man show of him as Mark Twain, and then doing a Q&A. I have no satisfactory way to follow that up.
 

The Valeyard

Sha la la la, man.
 

The Valeyard

Sha la la la, man.
Brazen Facebook Page said:
Val Kilmer is coming to the comedy club here as Mark Twain, screening a one-man show of him as Mark Twain, and then doing a Q&A. I have no satisfactory way to follow that up.

So he comes up the ramp to the stage, looking like he's going to die any time now, in aviators and a Batman hat while "Take My Breath Away" plays. Then he falls off the stage at the far end, nearly hitting his own merch table. His voice is completely shot from cancer, and he looks so frail it was hard to watch. The Mark Twain vid thing was much better than I expected, however. He was an asshole during the Q&A.

It was all I expected and so much more.
 

The Valeyard

Sha la la la, man.
Keep getting mail for free tickets to upcoming shows, one of which is Brandon Shaub of UFC fame. Him or Jay Mohr. I'm not sure what to do with myself.
 

The Valeyard

Sha la la la, man.
I tuned out of MMA, more or less, when the UFC started getting overexposed and I couldn't keep up. I'm not sure a Shaub show in a college town would be my scene, free or not.

I wish Bas would tour. I'd very much pay for that.
 

Lord of The Curry

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Big Brown is entertaining on Rogan's podcast just because I truly believe that he's one of those guys that will lie through their teeth at any moment. He says ridiculous shit all the time.
 

KOAB

KOAB
He's smart enough to do the Chappelle thing of confiscating phones before he performs so nothing has really been exposed about his act but from people I know and trust it's pretty much 60% weird bro homoerotic stuff mixed with tales about how much he stunk in his football and MMA career.
 

The Valeyard

Sha la la la, man.
I'd rather keep my phone and get my douchechills elsewhere, then. As someone who hates crowds anyway, that sounds like it'd be atrocious.
 
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