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 Post subject: Re: The Stand-up Comedian Thread
PostPosted: Wed April 05, 2017 3:13 am 
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Seriously? He's talking about TV shows he's been watching?

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I think I was just excited to see a full-blown Chappelle special again. After just watching the Louis special, I realized that my vision was clouded and the Dave stuff was actually just OK and sometimes good.

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So I saw Louis do all his 2017 material in Seattle, and watched the Netflix special the other night. Then I watched the two Chappelle specials again. I think Louis CK is something of a genius, but the Chappelle stuff is so much funnier to me. He does a bunch of voices; he's comfortable in the silences, letting a vibe take over before slowly setting up a great story. He uses his celebrity and background as a black man as a great lynchpin for all of his humor, and he effortlessly swerves in-and-out of racial and gender insensitivity in a way that I think is silly and risky, and pokes fun at anyone who takes themselves too seriously...

CK's special by comparison is just one long, dark joke about "isn't it uncomfortable how you're laughing at something really cynical right now"? Louis CK is my favorite comedian of all time, but his new special is a classic case of emperor's new clothes.


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I didn't laugh a ton at the new Louie but I was entertained the entire time.


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 Post subject: Re: The Stand-up Comedian Thread
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I get why they do it, but I hate that stand up comedians always lead with their best stuff and the set gets worse and worse by the end.

The Louis CK abortion stuff was great. Then progressively less funny.

But it's Louis CK, the greatest comedian there is, so his bad stuff is still good.

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well maybe the fingering bit got funnier again.

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After being mostly bored by both kinda-hacky "old-man-yelling-about-stuff-he-doesn't-understand" Chappelle specials, I was thinking maybe I was just bored with standup comedy in general. Nope; this Louis CK special had me laughing pretty hard. I loved the absurdist bent every bit seemed to take by the end.


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I liked the Chappelle one ok. He's just so likable he can ramble about whatever. I always laugh when he laughs at his own jokes. The OJ stories and the Key and Peele dig were funny. The old man stuff in the second half did get a little old.

comedy specials should be a half hour.

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theplatypus wrote:
After being mostly bored by both kinda-hacky "old-man-yelling-about-stuff-he-doesn't-understand" Chappelle specials, I was thinking maybe I was just bored with standup comedy in general. Nope; this Louis CK special had me laughing pretty hard. I loved the absurdist bent every bit seemed to take by the end.

The Magic Mike bit had me rolling

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theplatypus wrote:
After being mostly bored by both kinda-hacky "old-man-yelling-about-stuff-he-doesn't-understand" Chappelle specials, I was thinking maybe I was just bored with standup comedy in general. Nope; this Louis CK special had me laughing pretty hard. I loved the absurdist bent every bit seemed to take by the end.

The Magic Mike bit had me rolling

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Way funnier than Neil Brennan.


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 Post subject: Re: The Stand-up Comedian Thread
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The Norm one wasn't that great. A few bits here and there. I giggled a few times though.

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Chris Rock's the cover story topic on the latest Rolling Stone. That guy is one of the best interview subjects in the business.


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will probably check out the new Tracy Morgan on Netflix this weekend


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The Norm one wasn't that great. A few bits here and there. I giggled a few times though.

I was also disappointed.


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has orpheus poasted in this thread yet


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Recently discovered Tig Notaro and really digging her stuff.

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that post is like four years old


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that post is like four years old

what are you driving at, home wrecker


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