Stand up comedy

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  1. piracer

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    So i just watched Russel Peter's Green Card Tour stand up which was pretty darn funny and i realized its either him or Ricky Gervais that i really like watching. Anyone else have suggestions for good stand up?
     
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    Always love jeremy hotz. Not sure if that's spelled right but youtube will find it.
     
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  3. UghRochester

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    George Carlin, but he passed away a few years ago. Hmm, Steven Wright is pretty funny.
     
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  4. Chris_Crime

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    I watched Russel Peter's standup for about 25 minutes and then turned it off. Oh look, it's an asian guy. oh look, a pakistani. oh look, a white guy. oh look...*PUKE* I get it, i get it, i get it.


    Check out Godfrey's Black by Accident. And there's always Louis C.K.
     
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    Beat me to it. Carlin is, without a doubt, the funniest man I've ever heard. Yeah, maybe a bit heavy on the profanity, but comic gold. If you can't find any of his televised stuff, check out one of his books. I suggest Napalm and Silly Putty. I borrowed it from a friend back in highschool, I have no intentions of EVER giving it back.
     
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    Yes, my mother mentioned an audiobook. I never read it, but the title is hilarious. "When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?"
    Made a joke, can you find it?
     
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    If you're in the realm of British humour, I recommend Lee Mack.

    Some of his jokes are region-based so you may not get them. Just know "cockneys" are from London, and EVERYONE from Liverpool are cheap and chavvy.

    Dylan Moran is another favourite, along with Jimmy Carr and Sean Lock.
     
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    Mitch Hedburg
    Aziz Ansari
    Bill Burr
    There are others I can't think of.
     
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    So whats the deal with people from Essex then? Hear them getting chapped quite a bit.
     
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    I like Gabriel Iglesias. :)

    Fluffy. <3
     
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    Louis C.K
    Patton Oswalt
    Dave Chappelle
    Sean Cullen
    Gerry Dee
    Greg Giraldo
    Richard Jenny
    Gregg Rogell


    Can't think of any more at this time
     
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    For Americans, I really like Louie CK and Jim Gaffigan. Robin Williams stand up is also is good. Same with early Eddie Murphy. Jerry Seinfeld isn't bad either. Lewis Black.

    There's also Stephen Lynch, but I don't know if that really can be called stand up as he sings songs (if you go for that, only get his live albums).

    I primarily enjoy British comedians though, even though I'm quite American, and those are:

    Rowan Atkinson
    Hugh Laurie
    Stephen Fry
    John Cleese
    the rest of monty python
    John Oliver
     
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    ^ Don't forget Bill bailey.
     
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    David Cross' comedy is dark and satisfying. Artie Lange is raunchy and fun for a while. I like Al Madrigal too. His style is pretty clean. Kevin Hart is funny, but his last movie was kind of a let down.
     
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    I absolutely love stand-up, I practically devour it almost on a daily basis and honestly didn't think anyone here was really into stand-up that much. Great suggestions have been already made, it all depends on if you want to check out current greats or stand-up classics. In the classics then definitely check out Carlin, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy and Jerry Seinfield (some off the top of my head). I love a wide variety of comics (some popular some not) I strongly suggest check out:
    Dave Chappelle, Mike Birbiglia, Louis C.K., Nick Swardson, Doug Benson, Anthony Jeselnik, Aziz Ansari, Bill Burr, Bo Burnham, Brian Regan, Daniel Tosh (I honestly find him hilarious), Gabriel Iglesias, Jim Gaffigan, John Mulaney, Kevin Hart, the only Kevin James stand-up (Don't Sweat the Small Stuff), Kyle Kinane, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling's stand-up on youtube, Nick Thune, Patton Oswalt, Steve Bryne, Whitney Cummings, Sklar Brothers, Rory Scovel, Donald Glover, Tom Segura, Natasha Leggero, David Cross, Illza Shlesinger...... I'll stop I know that's a lot I kinda just unloaded any comic that I knew that I liked.........

    As a side note if anyone is interested Doug Benson's podcast "Doug Loves Movies" is hilarious and has all types of guests ranging from actors to comics such as Jon Hamm, Ellen Page, some of the comics listed above, Sarah Silverman, John Lithgow so on and so on. I suggest give it a try it's really funny in my opinion and you can find it for free on iTunes or google Doug Loves Movies
     
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    They're just majorly lower-class than the rest. Imagine the lowest of the low.
    Plus, whenever you listen to the news you'll hear more often than not its, "AND there's been a murder...in Essex"....."AND there's an incident of incest....in Essex"
    It's just one of those places - every country has them. Like the slums in FF7 8)
     
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    This.

    With a "I".
     
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  19. UghRochester

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    You know what? I forgot one more person. Check out Demetri Martin's material.
     
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    Yeah, I think I have Demetri's comedy album somewhere. Pretty good, pretty good.
    Watching Patrice O'Neal's special - Elephant in the Room - right now and the dude is hilarious for real. He had a stroke this week, so that's some pretty sombre news.
    ...His standup is great!
     
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