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Re: Stand up recs

Post by matedog » 22 Sep 2010, 11:54am

Flex wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:I find Dave Chapelle to be criminally underrated.
I always thought he was pretty highly regarded. Maybe it's with you young whippersnappers, since he sort of purposely crashed his career while he was on top.

I think he's great. An occasional dud bit here and there, but mostly quite excellent.
I've only seen his Fillmore special which was good. Yeah, his tv show is legendary (and rightly so, I believe), so I can't see him as being underrated.
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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Re: Stand up recs

Post by Silent Majority » 23 Sep 2010, 8:43am

matedog wrote:
Flex wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:I find Dave Chapelle to be criminally underrated.
I always thought he was pretty highly regarded. Maybe it's with you young whippersnappers, since he sort of purposely crashed his career while he was on top.

I think he's great. An occasional dud bit here and there, but mostly quite excellent.
I've only seen his Fillmore special which was good. Yeah, his tv show is legendary (and rightly so, I believe), so I can't see him as being underrated.
He's made very little headway over here. For years, I just knew him as the irritating stand-up in The Nutty Professor. Yesterday, I spent about two hours laughing really hard at everything of his on YouTube.
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Re: Stand up recs

Post by Wolter » 23 Sep 2010, 9:55am

Silent Majority wrote:
matedog wrote:
Flex wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:I find Dave Chapelle to be criminally underrated.
I always thought he was pretty highly regarded. Maybe it's with you young whippersnappers, since he sort of purposely crashed his career while he was on top.

I think he's great. An occasional dud bit here and there, but mostly quite excellent.
I've only seen his Fillmore special which was good. Yeah, his tv show is legendary (and rightly so, I believe), so I can't see him as being underrated.
He's made very little headway over here. For years, I just knew him as the irritating stand-up in The Nutty Professor. Yesterday, I spent about two hours laughing really hard at everything of his on YouTube.
Oh, he's revered in the US and underrated in the UK? Sort of the anti-Jam, then?
"There's something more honest, he believed, about traditional methods of mass starvation, labour camps, and machine gunning millions to death. Stalin was a vinyl guy who sneered at Truman converting everything to compact disc." - Thomas Jefferson

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Re: Stand up recs

Post by matedog » 23 Sep 2010, 10:42am

Wolter wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:
matedog wrote:
Flex wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:I find Dave Chapelle to be criminally underrated.
I always thought he was pretty highly regarded. Maybe it's with you young whippersnappers, since he sort of purposely crashed his career while he was on top.

I think he's great. An occasional dud bit here and there, but mostly quite excellent.
I've only seen his Fillmore special which was good. Yeah, his tv show is legendary (and rightly so, I believe), so I can't see him as being underrated.
He's made very little headway over here. For years, I just knew him as the irritating stand-up in The Nutty Professor. Yesterday, I spent about two hours laughing really hard at everything of his on YouTube.
Oh, he's revered in the US and underrated in the UK? Sort of the anti-Jam, then?
The Led Zeppelin of stand up. If his was British. Nevermind, that analogy isn't that good.
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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Re: Stand up recs

Post by Dr. Medulla » 23 Sep 2010, 12:26pm

matedog wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:
matedog wrote:
Flex wrote: I always thought he was pretty highly regarded. Maybe it's with you young whippersnappers, since he sort of purposely crashed his career while he was on top.

I think he's great. An occasional dud bit here and there, but mostly quite excellent.
I've only seen his Fillmore special which was good. Yeah, his tv show is legendary (and rightly so, I believe), so I can't see him as being underrated.
He's made very little headway over here. For years, I just knew him as the irritating stand-up in The Nutty Professor. Yesterday, I spent about two hours laughing really hard at everything of his on YouTube.
Oh, he's revered in the US and underrated in the UK? Sort of the anti-Jam, then?
The Led Zeppelin of stand up. If his was British. Nevermind, that analogy isn't that good.
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Re: Stand up recs

Post by matedog » 16 Apr 2012, 12:41pm

Finally listened to a Louis CK album a few months ago. It was very good. I'll certainly be checking out more of his stuff.
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 » 15 May 2012, 12:43pm

Jim Carrey used to be decent. Like a lifetime ago.
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Re: Stand up recs

Post by matedog » 05 Jul 2012, 10:41am

Somehow I ended up watching a few Andrew Dice Clay stand up routines on youtube as I went to sleep last night. He's just the worst, but I did find out that only part of his routine consisted of stupid dirty nursery rhymes. Man, the late 80's we weird.
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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Re: Stand up recs

Post by Wolter » 05 Jul 2012, 10:52am

matedog wrote:Somehow I ended up watching a few Andrew Dice Clay stand up routines on youtube as I went to sleep last night. He's just the worst, but I did find out that only part of his routine consisted of stupid dirty nursery rhymes. Man, the late 80's we weird.
From about 1985-1991, there is almost no way to explain pop culture other than to shrug and say "you had to be there, I guess."
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Re: Stand up recs

Post by matedog » 08 Jul 2012, 4:40am

I can't stop obsessing dice clay.

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I really need to see Ford Fairlane 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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Re: Stand up recs

Post by Silent Majority » 15 Mar 2013, 8:25pm

Since getting heavily into Mr Show (because Bob Odenkirk's so great on Breaking Bad) I've really grown in my David Cross appreciation.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 15 Mar 2013, 8:31pm

Silent Majority wrote:Since getting heavily into Mr Show (because Bob Odenkirk's so great on Breaking Bad) I've really grown in my David Cross appreciation.
Cross' first two comedy albums are strong (and especially his HBO special, The Pride is Back), but the last album he did was pretty weak. Likewise, his book should be avoided—it comes off as a collection of undeveloped and previously rejected ideas.
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Re: Stand up recs

Post by Silent Majority » 15 Mar 2013, 8:33pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:Since getting heavily into Mr Show (because Bob Odenkirk's so great on Breaking Bad) I've really grown in my David Cross appreciation.
Cross' first two comedy albums are strong (and especially his HBO special, The Pride is Back), but the last album he did was pretty weak. Likewise, his book should be avoided—it comes off as a collection of undeveloped and previously rejected ideas.
I wrote him off because of how unlikable he is, but Mr Show gave me a way into his kind of vocabulary.
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Re: Stand up recs

Post by Dr. Medulla » 15 Mar 2013, 8:52pm

Silent Majority wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:Since getting heavily into Mr Show (because Bob Odenkirk's so great on Breaking Bad) I've really grown in my David Cross appreciation.
Cross' first two comedy albums are strong (and especially his HBO special, The Pride is Back), but the last album he did was pretty weak. Likewise, his book should be avoided—it comes off as a collection of undeveloped and previously rejected ideas.
I wrote him off because of how unlikable he is, but Mr Show gave me a way into his kind of vocabulary.
There was a hungrier humility about him in the 90s. He's become more of a smug liberal in the last ten years and it hasn't benefited his comedy.
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Re: Stand up recs

Post by Wolter » 15 Mar 2013, 9:15pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:Since getting heavily into Mr Show (because Bob Odenkirk's so great on Breaking Bad) I've really grown in my David Cross appreciation.
Cross' first two comedy albums are strong (and especially his HBO special, The Pride is Back), but the last album he did was pretty weak. Likewise, his book should be avoided—it comes off as a collection of undeveloped and previously rejected ideas.
I wrote him off because of how unlikable he is, but Mr Show gave me a way into his kind of vocabulary.
There was a hungrier humility about him in the 90s. He's become more of a smug liberal in the last ten years and it hasn't benefited his comedy.
Yeah. I used to love him back in the day, but he's kind if insufferable now.
"There's something more honest, he believed, about traditional methods of mass starvation, labour camps, and machine gunning millions to death. Stalin was a vinyl guy who sneered at Truman converting everything to compact disc." - Thomas Jefferson

"But the gorilla thinks otherwise!"

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