Monday, July 27, 2009

One night of stand-up: who ya seeing?

The Phils and Jays are playing the "Give us him! Nope, he's off limits, how about him instead?" game which is about as exciting as reading a Dictionary; the Cubs are streaking; some guys got inducted into the HOF...boring sports weekend if you ask us.

Instead, let's talk about stand-up comedy. Love it. You get drunk and are in an atmosphere where you're giggly before anyone starts talking. Can't watch it on TV -- something about being there in person makes a huge difference.

We saw D.L. Hughley a while back -- very funny! -- and have upcoming tickets to go see KEVIN FUCKING NEALON! (We're big into Weeds).

Your Monday question: if you have one night to see ANY comedian, who are you seeing?

-Consider the size of the room/crowd. (You're not going to see Chris Rock at a dive comedy club, for example.)
-Price is not an issue
-You're seeing this person in their peak
-You're drinking but not wasted

Give us your people (and any appropriate YouTube clips) in the comments.

14 comments:

george1964 said...

Dave Chappelle - any venue, any time of day, no matter the level of intoxication. Or Woody Allen in the mid '60s and George Carlin in the early to mid '70s.

Anonymous said...

I saw George Carlin in the mid 80s and was still laughing a week later.
Also saw Dice Clay in the early 90s, but he didn't bring his A game and had prolly jumped the shark at that point anyway

Mr. Ace said...

It's not even close. Take me back to the early 1980's and give me Eddie Murphy. Delirious is still the best stand up ever.

GMoney said...

Jim Gaffigan. He's the only man on the planet whiter than me.

Anonymous said...

What Really Grinds My Gears:

Websites that fucking automatically load and play their fucking videos when you didn't click anywhere to make a video play. Particularly when it's an ad, but just in general. If I want to watch or listen to the fucking video I fucking will, but if I don't, then don't make it blare through my fucking speakers at me. Fuck faces.

Anonymous said...

Bobby Slayton. Just the raunchiest guy around. You will wet your pants (and the pants of the guy sitting next to you) he's so funny.

The Big Picture said...

videos playing automatically are awful. we don't know how to change it, though. sorry.

seen bobby slayton 3 times. so crass, such an asshole, sooo fantastic!

Jon said...

Hey Zach,

Any chance you can pull that video off? I'm sure everyone has seen it by now and it makes it tough to check outh the blog from work when it plays instantly. I, for one, would appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

Brian Regan, seen him a couple of times. Always great

The Big Picture said...

yep, i'll get that video off.

The Big Picture said...

yep, i'll get that video off.

ck_krafty said...

Hands down, old school Don Rickles. In a fairly clean period he made insults, heckling and the humor of racism acceptable. Can't top that.

ck_krafty said...

Hands down, old school Don Rickles. In a fairly clean period he made insults, heckling and the humor of racism acceptable. Can't top that.

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