Originally Posted by EvilSteve
Who are your favorite relatively unknown comedians? Who do you think is horribly overrated (other than Dane Cook)? Where did you get started doing standup, and are there any particular cities you would recommend for a standup just getting started (or places that would be horrible for this)? For example moving to LA or New York for an unestablished standup: Good move or bad move?
My favorite comics that nobody has ever heard of are right here in Boston.
Steve Macone - Could headline any room in America, and is legit funny. I don't laugh at many other comics, but he brings tears to my eyes.
Matt Kona - Another hilarious guy, has a really weird style about him.
Al Park - I started using him when he was doing open mics to open for me, and he is on his way to being a really good comic.
I don't have enough time to go through all the overrated comics out there. Lisa Lampanellia, her schtick is basically a madlibs. You're so insert adjective
that insert noun here
wouldn't even insert verb here
In this day with youtube, it does not matter what city you live in. I moved to Boston because it was easier to actually make money up here than in NYC. In NYC you have to sacrifice a lot in order to make it. Boston is much easier.