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Post by matedog » 20 Mar 2009, 12:01pm

Alright guys, I have to make an emergency 24 hour trip down to LA on saturday/sunday (no, I'm not going to try to win Marlene back) and I need entertaining bits for the drive. What do you recommend?
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Post by JennyB » 20 Mar 2009, 12:01pm

Mitch Hedberg.
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Post by eumaas » 20 Mar 2009, 12:01pm

Patton Oswalt.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Post by matedog » 20 Mar 2009, 12:02pm

JennyB wrote:Mitch Hedberg.
You know I already got all his releases!
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Post by matedog » 20 Mar 2009, 12:03pm

eumaas wrote:Patton Oswalt.
Downloading now.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 20 Mar 2009, 12:03pm

Carlin, Carlin, Carlin.
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Post by Wolter » 20 Mar 2009, 12:07pm

All those mentioned plus:

David Cross
Bill Hicks
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 20 Mar 2009, 12:11pm

Lewis Black is also good, tho his earlier stuff is markedly better.
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Post by CorwoodRep » 20 Mar 2009, 12:12pm

RE: Patton Oswalt.

Listen to the first album, Feelin' Kinda Patton, then IMMEDIATELY listen to 2:22, which is the unedited version. It's so much funnier it's unfathomable. It's dirtier and more organic and you can literally hear him slide into drunkenness.

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Post by modskin » 20 Mar 2009, 12:14pm

Brian Posehn
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Post by Wolter » 20 Mar 2009, 12:16pm

The more I listen to Patton Oswalt, the more I like him, by the way.
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Post by eumaas » 20 Mar 2009, 12:18pm

Wolter wrote:The more I listen to Patton Oswalt, the more I like him, by the way.
The more Billy Joel posts here, the less charitable I am towards his oeuvre. :hmph:
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 20 Mar 2009, 12:37pm

Wolter wrote:The more I listen to Patton Oswalt, the more I like him, by the way.
That he's one of the ugliest thalidomide-baby looking bastards in show business somehow improves his standing with me. I'm surprised that I think this now, but for stand-ups, I like him more than Cross, if only because Oswalt has a definite humility about him whereas Cross is a smug prick. A funny one, obviously, but there's a certain contempt for his audience that always nags at me. By the 90s, Carlin was rather aloof in his connection with the audience, but that was as much because he had professionalized his act so much—he was performing, not just doing his batch of jokes.
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Post by tepista » 20 Mar 2009, 1:31pm

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Post by Wolter » 20 Mar 2009, 1:32pm

tepista wrote:Larry the Cable Guy
Don't make me judge you.
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