What stand-up comedy are you laughing at? (Maybe NSFW)

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  1. JZL

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    Ali Wong and Sebastian Maniscalco have recent releases on Netflix.

    In the meantime, here's Nick Griffin, one of the best little-known comics ever, recently on Colbert . . .
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    I just rented It's Bad for Ya, the one Carlin did in 2008 a few months before he died. It wasn't his best, but it's the only one of his HBO specials I don't have. He was almost downright bitter in that one, iirc, but I haven't seen it in ages.

    I saw Carlin live in a town near Joplin a few years before that, and frankly, it sucked. It was almost all old material, and I wanted so badly to yell out, "We get HBO here, too, motherfucker!" I've always thought he was sooo great and I was sooo disappointed.
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    Two awesome but not well-known comics have fairly new hours on Netflix . . .

    Sebastian Maniscalco


    Ali Wong
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    Tom Segura I just watched his special on Netflix
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    @ Lurker: Concur; I'm a regular listener of his podcast.
    @ Hans: I like Jefferies but he's 10x the slut than the women he jokes about. He owns it though, e.g., on Legit when he blows the TV exec (Carrie Fischer) to get a TV show.
    @ Giggidy: Also concur, but I liked his first one, Completely Norma, slightly better.
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    I should watch that. I saw Maniscalco on Seinfield's Comedians in Cars getting Coffee and it was a funny episode. :) I really enjoy that show.

    If anyone hasn't seen it they should check out Talking Funny, a 1hr HBO bs-session with Gervais, Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Louis CK.
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    His earlier one, What's Wrong with People?, is one of my favorite comedy hours of all time (it's also on Netflix). I should watch that show, too, especially now that there's such a back catalogue of cool guests. I forget it's there.

    I agree. However, IMHO Gervais is about four wrungs below the other three in comedic talent, and when it comes to stand-up talent, he shouldn't even be allowed to hold a bag of those guys' farts.
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    Maniscalco is funny for sure. His physical comedy is gold.
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    I think you're right and believe Gervais would agree... the reason he was in that group, from what I understand, is that he's the guy that made the show happen. It was his initiative to bring those other guys together... so I think he's there as more of a host with comic experience, and not because an HBO exec thought he was legitimately top 4.
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    Joe Rogan has a new special out on Netflix. w00t!!

    SNL youngster Pete Davidson has a new one out on Comedy Central, too.
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    I'm turning away from anything that turns political, especially entertainment, sports and comedy.
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    Joe's new special is prettttyyyy fucking funny!!!
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    Were going to see ali wong December 9th, air hope she's good live. I thought she was just okay, but the wife loved her netflix special.

    I've been listening to a lot of older bill hicks and mitch hedberg stuff, also listened to Demetri Martin's newer bits, it's decent.
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    As with music, sports, and sex, comedy is always better live.

    I like all three, love Bill Hicks. Had he lived longer he may've been up there with Carlin and Pryor. I think the doc about him http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1179947/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 is on Netflix.
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    Tom Papa on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert a couple nights ago:
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    It's an election year. I have had all the comedy I can stand. :yuck:
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    IIRC there was nothing political in that one at all. Papa never really has been.

    Actually of all the ones in this thread, the only comic who's really political is Carlin. Mansicalco is zero and Griffin, Burr, and Wang just a teeny tiny bit if at all.

    Ohh, I think I see what you're saying.
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    Yeah, I'm not saying 'politics in the comedy' I'm saying 'comedy in the politics'.;)
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    I think Nick Griffin is taping a special in January. I hope the post-production doesn't take too long, and that it's a Netflix video and not just a CD like Bring Out the Monkey.
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    I don't have anything to contribute since I rarely watch stand up, but does anybody honestly think Amy Schumer is funny? Pretty much every joke is about her vagina, or something sexual that she did. How the hell is she so popular?
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    Her last stand-up special, the one at the Apollo for HBO, completely sucked, IMHO. Maybe she's taking herself too seriously. Her TV show Inside Amy Schumer is OK, showing flashes of occasional brilliance. (See, e.g., s3e3 "12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer") I'm a big fan of comedian Kyle Dunnegan, who writes and occasionally performs on her show. He won an Emmy for a humorous song he wrote for it.
    Her biggest break was probably for the movie Trainwreck, a couple years ago, but I've never seen it.
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    I've wondered that myself.