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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #50 on: April 26, 2015, 11:05:46 AM »
Dave Attell was entertaining enough on Friday but a little bit of a letdown.

As always, I didn't care for the openers.  Dave had some really good stuff but he got really focused on some redhead in the front row and shuffled a lot of attention on her throughout the actual show.

On top of that, we found out when we went to get seated that Stand Up Live, the hosting venue, sold the bulk of the seats to that show to Miller/Coors Distributors.  So they gave all the best seats away to this group and we were shoved in a back corner.  The venue was still small where it wasn't out of the way but it sounded from little shots Dave took that he had to tone himself down some too.  So between the Coors people and the redhead, feel like I got cheated out of some of the show.

The highlight package before hand makes me really wonder what Chris Kattan is doing here next week but no way in hell I'd pay for that.  Leaning toward going to see Craig Robinson in the end of May and a buddy of mine let me know that Hannibal Burress is doing a show at one of the big casino venues in June, so I will likely try to catch that.
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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #51 on: April 27, 2015, 01:39:12 AM »
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/dave-chappelle-fans-demand-refund-detroit-performance-article-1.2199045

Dave Chapelle bombed hard last night in Detroit and people demanded refunds. Poor guy. Everyone has an off night, I suppose.

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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #52 on: April 27, 2015, 02:24:10 AM »
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/dave-chappelle-fans-demand-refund-detroit-performance-article-1.2199045

Dave Chapelle bombed hard last night in Detroit and people demanded refunds. Poor guy. Everyone has an off night, I suppose.

I was going to buy tickets to this show, but at the last minute had an expense come up that kept me from doing so.

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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #53 on: April 27, 2015, 02:41:57 AM »
I'm gonna go on a limb and say fuck that crowd.

First of all, Dave chain smokes every show.  That has no bearing on the performance.  The article also cites the drunk audience heckled and "wouldn't let Dave get a word in".

When I saw Dave last month, they gave fair warning to hecklers non-stop.  Sounds like the audience (and the theatre for not handling it) was the issue, not Dave.
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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #54 on: April 27, 2015, 03:13:28 PM »
I don't think anything is more annoying than seeing a great comic's set ruined by drunken buffoons who try to be part of the show.

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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #55 on: April 27, 2015, 03:47:50 PM »
I had the pleasure of attending a Jeselnik show last year or so. After his big finale he hung out testing out jokes on us and taking questions from the audience (most of them he answered with asshole answers :) ). Randomly someone yells "YOU SUCK!" which was stupid enough but then this other guy yells, "Don't listen to him Anthony! You're a fucking God! you're..." and he rambled on for like 30 seconds.

Jeselnik just stood there patiently and once the guy stopped says, "That was the longest fucking heckle ever" and went to the next person.

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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #56 on: April 27, 2015, 05:22:10 PM »
The heckling can lead to some awesome moments though if the comedian comes up with a good comeback.

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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #57 on: April 28, 2015, 05:59:15 AM »

The heckling can lead to some awesome moments though if the comedian comes up with a good comeback.
It made Bill Burr's career.
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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #58 on: April 28, 2015, 07:16:30 PM »
Heckling was not something I even mentally prepared myself for the one time I did standup. It was for a troop benefit my friend's mom threw for some guys from their community. Something like 3(?) guys from the same graduating class were in the same unit being deployed. Three bands donated their time to raise funds (or donated hygiene supplies) for these fellas and they needed an MC/time filler between sets. I always fantasized about one day trying standup so I jumped at the opportunity when the call came.

Overall, my friends laughed WITH me, not at me. The rest of the crowd didn't give 2 shits and stayed by the bar. The bands were using their own microphones and amps. I had the shitty muffled house mic so no one outside the stage area could really hear me anyway. And I was nervous. And ran through an estimated 30 minutes of material in something like 10 minutes. And it was on note cards. Also, band #1's lead singer kept chiming in on their still live mic while tearing down. That rattled me a bit too.

Then one of my "Friends" started taunting me and trying to take the microphone from me (He also fancies himself a comedian by repeating whatever jokes he heard on Lettermen the night before). I remember it as I got pretty flustered. For the space of time between bands #2 and #3 I went pout in a corner.

At least my audience participation joke got a response. About once every 6 months a conversation with anyone that was there that night will eventually roll over to the night Saints_Fan_H died on stage. And the look of terror in my eyes when I realized I was on my last note card.



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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #59 on: April 28, 2015, 10:35:44 PM »
This is for the best examples of stand up, SFH. Not pictures of Joss Whedon lying down near a drumkit.
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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #60 on: April 29, 2015, 08:10:16 AM »
This is for the best examples of stand up, SFH. Not pictures of Joss Whedon lying down near a drumkit.
Never had that one before. Beats getting called Allen from "The Hangover" series.

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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #61 on: April 29, 2015, 08:18:15 AM »
I get the Zach Galifianakis comparisons a decent bit myself.
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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #62 on: April 29, 2015, 11:26:10 AM »
I get the Zach Galifianakis comparisons a decent bit myself.
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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #63 on: May 07, 2015, 05:37:42 AM »
Amy Schumer is shooting an HBO special on May 29 that will be directed by Chris Rock

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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #64 on: June 17, 2015, 10:05:03 AM »
Forgot to bump this that the Hannibal show was this weekend.

It was at a casino and my mom got offered comp tickets, so I actually got to go with a buddy for free.  He caused a little stir because he made a joke on Twitter that morning that he forgot about the show and was in Bonaroo in response to the casino's tweet.  Some guy I know sent it to me convinced it was real.

Show was really good.  He put on a great show and I have never seen someone kill hecklers/yellers as dead as he did.
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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #65 on: June 30, 2015, 05:10:16 AM »
One of the local Stand Up spots just sent me comp tickets to go see Brandon T. Jackson for this weekend.  I had said earlier I had no idea if his stand up would be good but I guess I am going to find out.
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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #66 on: August 13, 2015, 02:32:55 PM »
Dave Chappelle inexplicably announced a show in Portland, Maine next month. Never thought I'd see the day.

But of course, I got tickets to see an Ace Frehley concert in Boston the same night. I'm never going to see Chappelle. This is my third or fourth close call where I didn't get to see him. This is probably the last (and only?) chance I have to see him in my homestate too. Frig!

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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #68 on: August 22, 2015, 02:18:16 PM »
This Natasha Leggero is awful.
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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #69 on: September 10, 2015, 01:29:28 AM »
Going to see John Hodgman on Sunday. I think it's gonna be more of a one man show than outright stand up though. I'm surprised that the show is a near sellout because everyone I've talked to about it is like "John Hodgman's coming to Portland this weekend!?"

Then again, Wyatt Cenac sold out here six months ago with similar lack of word of mouth so I guess there's just a lot of hardcore Daily Show fans around here.

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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #70 on: September 10, 2015, 08:28:03 AM »
I'd be curious to see Hodgman.  You will have to post how it is.  Seems like his show could go either way real easy.
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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #71 on: September 14, 2015, 07:09:17 AM »
Hodgman last night was pretty good. Surpassed my expectations for the most part. Like I thought, it wasn't really stand up comedy but a straight up one man show about his experiences at his summer homes in rural Western Massachusetts and Downeast Maine ("the privileged white guy, comedy stylings of John Hodgman" as he put it). It was mostly comedy obviously though it did have a few poignant moments.

Only complaint is the setup for the show was confusing. It was General Admission but there were three different GA sections, one for people who had $60 tickets, one for people who had $25 tickets, one for broke bastards like me who bought the $20 tickets and they were sort of poorly marked. This is a show that would have worked well at the small 150 seat folk club or one of the big 2,000 seat theaters but it was too big for the former and not quite big enough for the latter so it was at a 600 person capacity rock club (where I saw Turquoise Jeep back in June! #KTJR). Just not a very comedy conducive venue. I saw W. Kamau Bell there in December and layout was similarly not great.

He also closed the show by playing two cover songs (one was Jonathan Richman's "Roadrunner", which was pretty decent, and I didn't catch what the second was because I went to the can thinking the show was over) on the ukulele and leading audience in a singalong. I thought it was kind of a weird way to end the show.

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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #72 on: September 19, 2015, 03:44:09 PM »
Sounds interesting.

I watched the Brooks Wheelan half hour special on Comedy Central, which I enjoyed.  Out of curiosity I looked up his tour dates and see he is going to be at one of the new venues in town in early October.  Tickets are super cheap and they have some smaller acts I'm interested in like him in a few weeks and Jermaine Fowler next week.
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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #73 on: September 28, 2015, 08:27:41 AM »
They just announced Amy Schumer's gonna be playing Cross Insurance Arena (where local AHL team plays) on November 7th...which is a night where I'm gonna be attending my best friend from college's wedding in New Jersey.

First, Chappelle comes to Maine on a night when I'm out of state and now this? I'm starting to think huge national comedians are going out of their way to schedule their dates when they know I'll be out of state. Maybe Hannibal Buress tipped them off to my drunken, boorish behavior...

They announced that Kevin Hart was gonna be playing same arena Schumer's playing in two weeks this weekend but I see all notices of it have been canceled. Like to think Kev canceled the date because he knew I was doing a show at Andy's Old Port Pub that night. Thanks Kev. :)

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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #74 on: September 28, 2015, 08:33:25 AM »
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« Reply #75 on: September 28, 2015, 08:40:06 AM »
Better that than replacing Josh Gad in The Wedding Ringer 2!

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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #76 on: January 08, 2016, 09:02:35 AM »

Just bought tickets for my first comedy show of 2016. Trump Vs Bernie live in Boston next month. Not stand up persay  but I'm psyched for it.

Kind of wanted to see Jermaine Fowler in Boston tonight but I've got rehearsal. It's at the same bar/rock club I saw Hannibal Burress four years ago before he blew up.

Maybe Jermaine Fowler will drunkenly yell at me for acting weird in four years like Hannibal did. :)

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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #77 on: January 08, 2016, 11:49:30 AM »
Too bad to miss that.

I may be getting some comp tickets for a standup show with Kevin Nealon and Norm Macdonald later this month.

I want to go just to see Norm.
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« Reply #78 on: January 24, 2016, 03:48:15 AM »
Went to that Nealon/Norm show last night.

Kirk Fox opened for them, which I know I recognized him from some of the bit roles he played.  His whole schtick was making vaguely rapey comments so even with an opener from Hollywood with them, I really didn't laugh.

Nealon was out next and was better than I expected.  He had some funny bits, did a little of his SNL schtick and talked about his time there too.  He kept bringing up Trump running for President and when most people booed, one guy in the crowd yelled "GROW SOME BALLS, AMERICA" so that was awkward...

Norm came out with this ridiculous hat and orange glasses that matched his orange shirt.  It really seemed he was on something at first but it was so awkward.  So many people got up and left, which made it funnier to me.  He seriously seemed to be trying to chase people out and would go on long rants that were uncomfortable and not even jokes.  I laughed so hard in the awkward silence when he spent like five minutes describing the antics of Jughead in "not the most recent Archie comic but the one before".
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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #79 on: January 26, 2016, 05:16:18 AM »
"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan is doing a one man show ala Foley's at Laugh Boston in two weeks. If you think I'm not curious to see what a Jim Duggan one man show would be like then you don't know King Kamala!

Hope the show is called "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan's one man sHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOw! This ain't no fancy dan comedy show.

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« Reply #80 on: January 26, 2016, 05:50:23 AM »
oh man i want to go SOOOOOO bad
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« Reply #81 on: January 26, 2016, 06:16:39 AM »

This is prob gonna be what happens if me, Duggan, and Boston comics/rasslin fans I know go out after the show.

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« Reply #82 on: January 26, 2016, 08:08:15 AM »
What would you do if Ol Hacksaw pulls a Hannibal Burress on you??? :'(
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« Reply #83 on: January 26, 2016, 08:14:52 AM »
Probably shit a brick.

I met Hacksaw about four years ago when he did a cameo in my friend's music video. He seems chill as hell so I'd like to think we'd get along better than me and Hannibal did. Hopefully. Duggan seems pretty fit for an old dude!

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« Reply #84 on: February 02, 2016, 05:50:08 AM »
One of the local stand up places is offering me free tickets to go see Robert Kelly this weekend but it is not THE R Kelly but some white dude.

Got tickets that were comped like this before for Brandon T Jackson last summer, just had to pay the fee price (and then buy drinks there).

Saw their upcoming list and saw Dave Attell is here again this spring.  My buddy and I usually see him.  That Debate - Trump vs Bernie thing Kamala saw is going to be here in beginning of March as well.

Also saw the big venue that I went and saw Chappelle at last year is having a Netflix sponsored standup show headlined by Adam Sandler here this month.  It is Sandler, Schneider, Spade and Tim Meadows.  Considered buying a cheap seat for the trainwreck potential.
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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #85 on: February 02, 2016, 05:50:44 AM »
That post originally had a joke about R KELLY and what he does behind closed doors but I got that FORBIDDEN. 

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« Reply #86 on: February 02, 2016, 08:15:36 AM »
Also saw the big venue that I went and saw Chappelle at last year is having a Netflix sponsored standup show headlined by Adam Sandler here this month.  It is Sandler, Schneider, Spade and Tim Meadows.  Considered buying a cheap seat for the trainwreck potential.

Those are a lot of big names from the SNL frat boy era, it will be worth it for the nostalgia alone.

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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #87 on: February 02, 2016, 09:06:42 AM »
I've seen Spade stand up.  Genuine curiosity on Sandler.  I just can't even imagine Meadows or Schneider.  The show is February 12th so I still have a little time to consider.
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« Reply #88 on: February 02, 2016, 01:22:42 PM »
I actually think it's a great career move for Sandler to return to stand up.  He's not spectacular but he's much better than average

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« Reply #89 on: February 02, 2016, 01:26:52 PM »
One of the local stand up places is offering me free tickets to go see Robert Kelly this weekend but it is not THE R Kelly but some white dude.

Got tickets that were comped like this before for Brandon T Jackson last summer, just had to pay the fee price (and then buy drinks there).

Saw their upcoming list and saw Dave Attell is here again this spring.  My buddy and I usually see him.  That Debate - Trump vs Bernie thing Kamala saw is going to be here in beginning of March as well.

Also saw the big venue that I went and saw Chappelle at last year is having a Netflix sponsored standup show headlined by Adam Sandler here this month.  It is Sandler, Schneider, Spade and Tim Meadows.  Considered buying a cheap seat for the trainwreck potential.

Robert Kelly is pretty damn hilarious. He came to my local university a few years ago and I laughed so hard I cried. He toured with Dane Cook and Gary Gulman during Dane's big breakout eighteen months. They had an HBO(?) show called Tourgasm.
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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #90 on: February 02, 2016, 02:34:37 PM »
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.
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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #91 on: February 05, 2016, 10:10:20 AM »
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!

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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #92 on: February 19, 2016, 07:02:57 AM »
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.

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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #93 on: February 24, 2016, 01:31:28 PM »
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.


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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #94 on: March 03, 2016, 03:31:17 PM »
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.

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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #95 on: April 22, 2016, 06:41:03 PM »
Patton Oswalt's wife, Michelle McNamara, who was a true crime writer died in her sleep on Thursday.  She was only 46.


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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #96 on: June 21, 2016, 11:45:51 AM »
Got tickets to see Marc Maron on the 9th. I'd feel terrible if I didn't.

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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #97 on: June 21, 2016, 12:09:38 PM »
Saw him last summer in Brooklyn. He was pretty good. More interactive than I was expecting.

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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #98 on: June 22, 2016, 11:57:32 AM »
Good to know. I got good seats.

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Re: The Best of Standup Comedy?
« Reply #99 on: March 22, 2017, 11:13:39 AM »
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.