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Re: Stand up recs

Post by Wolter » 31 Oct 2013, 9:30am

Dr. Medulla wrote:Watching David Cross' HBO special, "The Pride is Back." Goddamn but he was good a long time ago. Hunt it down on the Pirate Bay if you've never seen it before.
For the record, this was on YouTube in its entirety as recently as last week.
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Re: Stand up recs

Post by Wolter » 31 Oct 2013, 9:32am

Silent Majority wrote:Going to see Stewart Lee on the 11th. Once, the unapproachable top of my favourite comedians, now I find he goes up his own smug, repetitive arse a little too much, to the delight of a sycophantic audience of Guardian liberals. Hopefully, he'll be a good laugh.
That seems to be the pattern of all standups I like. I sometimes wonder if even Bill Hicks would have become a smug liberal in his old age. Or worse, an ultra-conservative reactionary.
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Re: Stand up recs

Post by Dr. Medulla » 31 Oct 2013, 9:44am

Wolter wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:Going to see Stewart Lee on the 11th. Once, the unapproachable top of my favourite comedians, now I find he goes up his own smug, repetitive arse a little too much, to the delight of a sycophantic audience of Guardian liberals. Hopefully, he'll be a good laugh.
That seems to be the pattern of all standups I like. I sometimes wonder if even Bill Hicks would have become a smug liberal in his old age. Or worse, an ultra-conservative reactionary.
Carlin managed to avoid that by re-inventing himself—or at least taking stock of himself—in the late 80s and early 90s, and embraced his inner, crusty Irish barfly, becoming a hectoring cultural libertarian. I know when B and I saw him with my sister and brother-in-law on what ended up his last tour, my sister was disappointed because she liked his late 70s, early 80s fun "y'ever …?" observational stuff. Instead there was this old fucker on a jeremiad up on the stage. He had his success and money and said fuck it, a pox on conventional thought. I didn't agree with him all the time, but his attitude made him one of my very few heroes.
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Re: Stand up recs

Post by Silent Majority » 31 Oct 2013, 9:49am

Wolter wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:Going to see Stewart Lee on the 11th. Once, the unapproachable top of my favourite comedians, now I find he goes up his own smug, repetitive arse a little too much, to the delight of a sycophantic audience of Guardian liberals. Hopefully, he'll be a good laugh.
That seems to be the pattern of all standups I like. I sometimes wonder if even Bill Hicks would have become a smug liberal in his old age. Or worse, an ultra-conservative reactionary.
Speaking of,
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Unrelated to that clip, which I do find amusing, really, it's less a political issue I have than a stylistic one. He's always used crushing repetitiveness as a tool, but now that seems to sometimes be the material itself. I do blame the adulation he gets from the broadsheets. It's a character, but I liked him more when he was less divorced from the audience.
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Re: Stand up recs

Post by Dr. Medulla » 31 Oct 2013, 9:54am

Silent Majority wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:Going to see Stewart Lee on the 11th. Once, the unapproachable top of my favourite comedians, now I find he goes up his own smug, repetitive arse a little too much, to the delight of a sycophantic audience of Guardian liberals. Hopefully, he'll be a good laugh.
That seems to be the pattern of all standups I like. I sometimes wonder if even Bill Hicks would have become a smug liberal in his old age. Or worse, an ultra-conservative reactionary.
Speaking of,
[youtube][/youtube]

Unrelated to that clip, which I do find amusing, really, it's less a political issue I have than a stylistic one. He's always used crushing repetitiveness as a tool, but now that seems to sometimes be the material itself. I do blame the adulation he gets from the broadsheets. It's a character, but I liked him more when he was less divorced from the audience.
I quite liked the final line of that clip.
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Re: Stand up recs

Post by Silent Majority » 12 Nov 2013, 7:07am

Stewart Lee was very funny last night. This review came up a lot, witheringly taken apart.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/come ... e-gig.html
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 16 Jan 2014, 8:10am

Probably not a huge surprise given the tragic element in comedy: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014 ... CMP=twt_fd
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Re: Stand up recs

Post by Wolter » 16 Jan 2014, 12:27pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:Probably not a huge surprise given the tragic element in comedy: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014 ... CMP=twt_fd
My anecdotal evidence from hanging out with standups and occasionally doing standup jibes well with that. Although there's also a lot more cocaine and alcohol involved.
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Re: Stand up recs

Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Feb 2014, 8:27pm

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Re: Stand up recs

Post by Silent Majority » 17 Jun 2014, 11:56am

Why not click on this? I think you should. I pitched a series of reviews on the stand up specials that are on Netflix and the very kind site went for it.

http://www.ruthlessreviews.com/23296/ji ... -universe/
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Re: Stand up recs

Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Feb 2015, 7:51am

Louis CK meets Cathy. Sort of.
http://thecathyckpage.tumblr.com
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Re: Stand up recs

Post by tepista » 13 Dec 2015, 7:58pm

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Re: Stand up recs

Post by 101Walterton » 13 Dec 2015, 8:20pm

tepista wrote:"I had a two year old. He died the same way Eric Clapton's kid did. For inspiration."

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I hope he wasn't pushed into it.

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Re: Stand up recs

Post by Silent Majority » 10 Feb 2016, 9:47am

New Hannibal Burress on Netflix is funny as hell, as expected. There's a rec for you.
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Re: Stand up recs

Post by Silent Majority » 07 Jun 2016, 6:00pm

Haven't heard either yet, but pleased to see Hari Kondabolu and Bo Burnham have new specials out. Two comedians worth checking out based on their previous releases. Burnham's on Netflix now, Kondabolu's going to come out at some point next month, and I'll pay for it. Which, you should know, is a huge deal for me to do.
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