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    Elite standup comedy thread

    Post by Ted Falconi on Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:51 pm

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    Post by Nick on Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:53 pm

    Stand up comedy seems very 80s & 90s to me. Do the late night shows even have these guys on regularly now?
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    Post by Ted Falconi on Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:57 pm

    Probably. Late night shows are also very 80s & 90s.
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    Post by Ted Falconi on Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:51 pm

    Paul F. Tompkins is good:



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmOkXV-S1zQ&playnext=1&list=PL411B1052A9CAAA29


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    Post by yancy on Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:54 pm

    Stand-up is the new indie rock. Clubs like Schubas and the Hideout are booking more & more comics. Comedians via podcasts seem to be doing a good job of putting/keeping themselves near the center of yupster culture. Also doesn't hurt that Louis CK aka blue state Jesus is still a very vital touring stand-up comedian despite his TV success.

    But yeah, mainstream setup/punchline stand-up reeks of the late '80s and early '90s.
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    Post by Ted Falconi on Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:59 pm

    In my experience, seeing professionally rendered stand up comedy in person is funnier than seeing it on tv or youtube.
    Seen it in both drinking and non drinking venues, in both the 90s and 2000s.

    Indie rock is still indie rock, imo.
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    Post by Ted Falconi on Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:02 pm

    I laugh a lot when I watch Louis CK do his stand up routines, but don't care for his sitcom.
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    Post by yancy on Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:07 pm

    Season 3 jumped the "I want to be a filmmaker" shark. Hopefully he reigns in the multi-episode story arcs and brings back the funny. Also I think he exhausted the supply of available quirky guest actresses, unless Lena Dunham can squeeze it into her world domination schedule.
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    Post by Soma on Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:26 pm

    Oh here's one bit of American standup I can get down w/

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    Post by Paves on Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:39 pm

    I was playing a recent Katt Williams CD on Spotify the other day. Watched some old Gilbert Gottfried standup last night, too, which my friend was not feeling, but I kind of dug it. Also watched some late '90s Zach Galifianakis stuff and it's okay.

    I enjoy the work of these individuals quite a bit:

    Andrew Dice Clay circa The Day The Laughter Died
    Eddie Murphy
    Dave Chappelle
    Mike Nichols and Elaine May
    Jim Carrey
    Richard Pryor circa Live & Smokin' (early '70s when less people know who he is and the audience is rarely sure whether to laugh at the "jokes")
    Lavell Crawford
    Katt Williams
    Steve Martin
    Brent Weinbach
    Louis C.K. in the "Cinema Classics" video
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    Post by Duff... on Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:58 pm

    I enjoy the work of Mike Burbiglia who I recommend to anyone who's really into NPR.

    More stories about sleepwalking and being awkward than "jokes".
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    Post by reuben on Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:13 pm

    I watched the Eugene Mirman standup show on the comedy channel and it was good.
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    Post by chrondog on Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:14 pm

    i enjoy the stylings of Hannibal Buress



    even when he's a little bit off, still a really enjoyable dude
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    Post by chrondog on Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:20 pm

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    Post by yancy on Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:11 pm

    Duff... wrote:I enjoy the work of Mike Burbiglia who I recommend to anyone who's really into NPR.

    More stories about sleepwalking and being awkward than "jokes".
    Watched his actual film on netflix recently, pretty funny. I could probably get into his standup.
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    Post by Soma on Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:25 am

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    Re: Elite standup comedy thread

    Post by chrondog on Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:04 pm

    if you search our board for "comedy" this is the only thread that pops up

    therefore this needs a BUMP
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    Post by chrondog on Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:13 pm

    yancy wrote:Stand-up is the new indie rock. Clubs like Schubas and the Hideout are booking more & more comics. Comedians via podcasts seem to be doing a good job of putting/keeping themselves near the center of yupster culture. Also doesn't hurt that Louis CK aka blue state Jesus is still a very vital touring stand-up comedian despite his TV success.

    these are good thoughts. seems like comedy is even more prominent in the yupster culture than ever.

    here's another attempt by me to incorporate regular creative output into my daily routine:



    this voice work is terrible.

    feel free to suggest any premises or characters you want me to work on though because i'd like to be more practiced. but also not afraid of sucking.
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    Post by Ҩ on Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:26 pm

    I don't really find narrative development in stand-up comedy to ever be a good idea. Seems like the platform is basically made for observational humor, really dry and awkward collections of witticisms, and/or just taking down everything and anything in your fucking way (a la George Carlin). But what the fuck do I really know about it.

    On a positive note I see that you filmed your cat listening to Waka Flocka. I do that shit all of the time. I have a really great video of my dog listening to "Hardest Man #Thowed" off SpaceGhostPurrp's first mixtape -- Nate Dogg - Purpped & Chopped .
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    Post by Soma on Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:46 pm

    wp64 wrote:I don't really find narrative development in stand-up comedy to ever be a good idea. Seems like the platform is basically made for observational humor

    I don't know anything about stand up comedy but I'm fairly certain I feel the exact opposite and also kind of hate observational comics.
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    Post by chrondog on Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:47 am

    I like most types of comedy. Not big on "musical comedy" or comedy song lyrics personally, but I see why people like them.

    When I was into writing my own jokes a bunch of years ago I was very much into traditional punchline standup. I thought of joke writing like someone who was going to be the stand up on Leno. You have about five minutes, you introduce two or three jokes, have a couple call backs and then tie it up into a neat bow at the end. As with all my creative projects I wasn't very dedicated and didn't do it for very long or put much work into it.

    Nowadays I am more into character work and anti-comedy and bullshit podcasty alternacomedy. I would like to practice doing voice work more often. Also more stream of consciousness type writing would be nice. That's where a Chili's-to-Go narrative comes from. I think one can incorporate your own world view and observations and politics into this type of absurdist comedy if you're really go at it.
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    Post by chrondog on Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:47 am

    this is one of my current inspirations:

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    Post by chrondog on Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:24 am

    jasperness wrote:Not big on "musical comedy"

    'cept Reggie Watts


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