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Old 11-05-2013, 08:06 PM   #201
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Boston Comedy Festival is coming up, I have a few friends that will be in it. Well worth the money to check out some up and comers.
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:57 PM   #202
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somehow was watching an infomercial for those Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts and came acroos this and was laughing my ass off
That aired 40 years ago last week. Rich Little was only 34 years old.
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:52 PM   #203
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Rick Little was so damn good.

Those Dean Martin Roasts are hilarious.
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:01 PM   #204
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George Carlin
Bill Hicks
Patton Oswalt
David Cross
Paul Mooney
Dave Chappelle

(in no order besides GC being number 1)
Yes - GC #1
after u have Hicks, Chappelle, & Pryor in no order

not up much on current comedians, so many of them - have heard that name Patton Oswalt a lot - what is his kind of humor? And the few I have seen some from below

I have seen a bit of Louie CK & Lewis Black I think his name is....thought both were OK.....& saw some of an Austrailian comic named Jim Jeffries I think.....he was OK too......another I saw some of was Jim Norton....even though I thought some of his humor was smart.....just don't like folks that do so much material on sexual over the top stuff....maybe getting old

oh yeah, read something lately about Denis Leary stealing Bill Hicks act for his.....sometimes almost word for word.....& read Robin Williams was also a very notorious joke thief.....although Williams called it joke sampling
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:15 PM   #205
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That aired 40 years ago last week. Rich Little was only 34 years old.
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Rick Little was so damn good.

Those Dean Martin Roasts are hilarious.
i laughed so hard at them i almost ordered it but then remembered the internet
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:45 PM   #206
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oh yeah, read something lately about Denis Leary stealing Bill Hicks act for his.....sometimes almost word for word.....
Yeah, right before Hicks died he said he got cancer on purpose just to see if Leary would do it too.
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:07 AM   #207
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the overall experience of watching an aziz show would be a lot better if he would just cut out some really awful bits, e.g. when he gives too many examples for a joke, or gets too surreal, or lets jokes drag on too long.

i understand some of this is personal taste, but it seems like every one of his specials has some really cringeworthy unfunny bits, and the crowd reaction typically seems to mimic mine. i'm constantly amazed that he doesn't strip these bits out. take for example that liquid nitrogen part. i mean that was pretty awful for like 30 seconds and the audience was pretty much silent.

this special did have waaaaaay less of those than than in the past, maybe only 2 or 3. pretty decent all around, even if for me it's more something i smile through the whole time as opposed to laughing a lot. though i did think the five star restaurant bit was pretty awesome and extremely well done tho.
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:02 PM   #208
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I saw aziz a month and a half ago. 90% of his show was about interacting with the opposite sex/online dating etc. It was good, but a diversity of material would've been better.
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Old 11-10-2013, 03:06 PM   #209
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The main issues with Aziz's standup are something that he would need a ton of experience in standup comedy writing editing, or someone to work with him to achieve that. It's a 79minute special that was really good, but could've been chopped down to a great 60 minutes. He doesn't need to cut any bits, just trim the fat around them all. He's had 3 specials since 2010, and they all suffered from that. The material is getting a lot better, he just needs to learn that particular skill, which is not easy.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:46 PM   #210
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Have any of you seen Kevin Nealon's special called "Whelmed, But Not Overly"? It's on Netflix and I think it's sort of funny but he has a really annoying habit of repeating a lot of the things he says.
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:50 PM   #211
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Dean Martin roasts: The more Don Rickles the better. He hosted the Dean Martin roast of Dean Martin.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:24 PM   #212
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The main issues with Aziz's standup are something that he would need a ton of experience in standup comedy writing editing, or someone to work with him to achieve that. It's a 79minute special that was really good, but could've been chopped down to a great 60 minutes. He doesn't need to cut any bits, just trim the fat around them all. He's had 3 specials since 2010, and they all suffered from that. The material is getting a lot better, he just needs to learn that particular skill, which is not easy.
Very well put. I think he's a very smart guy and talented but he needs a mentor or someone to tell him he still needs to cut down and stop trying to be funny, which is how the excess of examples problem comes off to me
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:29 PM   #213
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Thought this was great.


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Old 11-16-2013, 07:37 PM   #214
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Re: Favorite Stand Up Comics

Here is a comic from the Boston Comedy Festival doing material that some people deemed controversial. Most of the comedians in the audience agreed that he was hilarious and pulled it off, but the crowd afterward was not too happy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvDfMQZG2Dk
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Old 11-17-2013, 02:10 AM   #215
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he needs a mentor or someone to tell him he still needs to cut down and stop trying to be funny
You want a comedian to stop trying to be funny?
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:43 PM   #216
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There's a big difference between being funny and trying to be funny
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:42 PM   #217
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:47 PM   #218
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Like DC said in his post, aziz sometimes pushes his jokes too much which wears them down. Saying a joke can be funny but piling on to it 3 or 4 times (he does a few times in the new special) makes it seem like he isn't confident enough in the joke, which is what trying is like as opposed to just being funny
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:56 PM   #219
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Re: Favorite Stand Up Comics

I watched about 10 minutes of Nick Cannon's special on Showtime last night. He's terrible. I knew that already, but now I really know that.
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:40 PM   #220
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I saw it somewhere and based on the title, I considered watching it. But it occurred to me that it's probably not a bunch of people saying "F Nick Cannon" in different, funny ways.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:05 PM   #221
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Here is a comic from the Boston Comedy Festival doing material that some people deemed controversial. Most of the comedians in the audience agreed that he was hilarious and pulled it off, but the crowd afterward was not too happy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvDfMQZG2Dk
This is really good.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:09 PM   #222
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Here is a comic from the Boston Comedy Festival doing material that some people deemed controversial. Most of the comedians in the audience agreed that he was hilarious and pulled it off, but the crowd afterward was not too happy.

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This is really good.
I liked it.
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:05 PM   #223
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Alignon is going to be a ****ing superstar.
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:37 PM   #224
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:13 AM   #225
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Yeah, that was great. Any better recording of that? Or any other material from that guy? Was he an unknown or just someone I haven't heard of?
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