SEARCH

Enter your search query in the box above ^, or use the forum search tool.

You are not logged in.

#26 2012-09-01 11:25:01

apm
#! Junkie
From: loops and branches of reality
Registered: 2012-04-12
Posts: 328
Website

Re: Comedy, what do you like?

eric andre kicks the crap out of other standup comedians
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR6F6RHIY-8

Last edited by apm (2012-09-01 11:29:04)


sometimes all you need is to face the worst fear you have and to overcome it.

Offline

Be excellent to each other!

#27 2012-09-01 11:35:29

apm
#! Junkie
From: loops and branches of reality
Registered: 2012-04-12
Posts: 328
Website

Re: Comedy, what do you like?


sometimes all you need is to face the worst fear you have and to overcome it.

Offline

#28 2012-09-01 12:51:49

serious_lee
#! CrunchBanger
From: India
Registered: 2009-02-18
Posts: 174

Re: Comedy, what do you like?

Comedy, what do you like?

Funny kind.
I just watch Craig Ferguson.

Offline

#29 2012-09-01 14:38:02

lcafiero
The #! Guy
From: Felton, California, USA
Registered: 2011-07-21
Posts: 2,225
Website

Re: Comedy, what do you like?

Hmmm. A varied bunch: George Carlin, Mitch Hedberg and Chris Rock for stand-up. Python (Monty) films -- all of 'em, and MPFC. Also on television, Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Currently two of the funniest men on television in the U.S. are Jon Stewart, host of the "Daily Show," and Stephen Colbert (pronounced "Col-bear") of the "Colbert Report" (pronounced "re-pore").


Res publica non dominetur | Larry the CrunchBang Guy speaks of the pompetous of CrunchBang

CrunchBang Forum moderator

Offline

#30 2012-09-01 14:39:47

mariannemarlow
#! Die Hard
From: My flat, London, England
Registered: 2012-06-03
Posts: 2,246
Website

Re: Comedy, what do you like?

^
How could I forget Python! big_smile

They're/were great!

"He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy!"


Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before ~ Mae West

Offline

#31 2012-09-01 15:53:26

pvsage
Internal Affairs
From: North Carolina
Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 13,970

Re: Comedy, what do you like?

"He's not the Messiah, He's a DJ" lol
Funniest.  Series.  Ever.

Offline

#32 2012-09-01 16:12:55

mariannemarlow
#! Die Hard
From: My flat, London, England
Registered: 2012-06-03
Posts: 2,246
Website

Re: Comedy, what do you like?

@pvsage thanks for that, not heard of it but will give it a go sometime..


Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before ~ Mae West

Offline

#33 2012-09-02 13:40:10

hhh
Cityspeak
Registered: 2010-08-04
Posts: 3,253

Re: Comedy, what do you like?


bunsenlabs     8)     forum mod squad

Offline

#34 2012-09-02 14:30:07

Hy
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2012-02-18
Posts: 112

Re: Comedy, what do you like?

Hello again folks, long time no post (been busy remastersys-ing the Ubu 10.4.4  over and over!). Anyhoo, driving a nice little Waldorf right now. Very nice indeed!


AAAAAANYHOOO, to drag meself back on topic:

UK Comedians:
  Rob Newman (Baddiel was a great straight-man but then he went all footy with that Skinner bloke, who is also a good crack when he leaves the footy alone).
  Al Murray, 'nuff said, as long as you accept that it's his gaff and his rules smile   But i hear they pulled his gaff down now to build some flats!
  Mark Steel
  Alexei Sayle - I met him, and he's sound as a pound.
  Eddie Izzard
  Mark Thomas - met him too, great bloke.
  Jeremy Hardy
  Rhona Cameron
  The late Eric Morecambe (taught R&M everything they know)
  Reeves and Mortimer

US Comedians:
  The late Bill Hicks
  The late George Carlin
  Eemo Philips


~ Wait - what? ~

Offline

#35 2012-09-02 17:27:18

wuxmedia
wookiee madclaw
From: Back in Blighty
Registered: 2012-03-09
Posts: 1,478
Website

Re: Comedy, what do you like?

lcafiero wrote:

Currently two of the funniest men on television in the U.S. are Jon Stewart, host of the "Daily Show," and Stephen Colbert (pronounced "Col-bear") of the "Colbert Report" (pronounced "re-pore").

haven't heard of either (obviously)
is he french (or french canadian)?

monty python (i think) has laid the groundwork for the rest of the late 20th century comedy - only preceded by Pete 'n' Dud (who dug the foundations)

discuss.

Offline

#36 2012-09-03 08:55:49

brontosaurusrex
#! Red Menace
Registered: 2012-06-15
Posts: 1,643

Re: Comedy, what do you like?

reading this thread makes me feel like i missed at least 3643248 episodes of something, quite funny in itself big_smile

Offline

#37 2012-09-03 10:06:44

mariannemarlow
#! Die Hard
From: My flat, London, England
Registered: 2012-06-03
Posts: 2,246
Website

Re: Comedy, what do you like?

Bill Bailey and Dylan Moran are good too - which reminds me -

Black Books, how could I forget this series!


Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before ~ Mae West

Offline

#38 2012-09-03 13:07:03

Iranon
#! Junkie
Registered: 2012-03-10
Posts: 259

Re: Comedy, what do you like?

Sorry, we Germans customarily have our sense of humour removed at birth. Although there's a movement to make that illegal these days.


LEGO won't be ready for the average user until it comes pre-assembled, in a single  unified look, and glued together so it doesn't come apart.

Offline

#39 2012-09-03 13:24:24

mariannemarlow
#! Die Hard
From: My flat, London, England
Registered: 2012-06-03
Posts: 2,246
Website

Re: Comedy, what do you like?

^ big_smile

I'm sure that stereotype is not true.


Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before ~ Mae West

Offline

#40 2012-09-04 21:00:50

xor
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2012-01-11
Posts: 775

Re: Comedy, what do you like?

TV series:

Little Britain
Come fly with me
Two and a half men (only with Charlie Sheen)
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Loriot

Movies:

Four Lions
Airplane!
Borat
The Pink Panther (only with Peter Sellers)
The Naked Gun
Life of Brian

Last edited by xor (2012-09-04 21:02:43)

Offline

#41 2012-09-05 12:41:53

briangutan
#! Member
Registered: 2012-06-08
Posts: 54

Re: Comedy, what do you like?

Standup comedy is one of my favorite mediums. I go to standup and improv shows very often and I also listen to Marc Maron's WTF podcast, where he interviews (mostly) other comics. Pandora has a great comedy selection and I also have over a hundred standup albums. The list of comics I like is really very long, and includes almost everybody I've ever heard as I'm not terribly discriminating, but here are a few standout standups who are still putting out new material today:
Brian Regan
Jim Gaffigan
Louie CK
Maria Bamford
Amy Schumer
Hannibal Burress

TV sitcoms are about the only form of television I watch. Some favorites:
Seinfeld
Arrested Development
30 Rock
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Parks and Recreation
Community
Modern Family
The League

I don't watch many movies anymore, but I do have some favorites from years past:
Billy Madison
Happy Gilmore
Dumb and Dumber
The Big Lebowski
Wet Hot American Summer
Grandma's Boy

I have never really enjoyed the traditionally British style of humor. As a kid the closest I ever got to The Monty Python style of absurdist humor was Mel Brooks' Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and even that has not held up well in my adult years. Even the Ricky Gervais version of The Office was poor compared to the Steve Carrell version in my opinion (though that show did go downhill around the 4th season). It's nothing against you blokes, I promise.

Offline

#42 2012-09-05 15:53:41

pvsage
Internal Affairs
From: North Carolina
Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 13,970

Re: Comedy, what do you like?

@Brian:  you're telling us The Big Bang Theory didn't make your list of sitcoms? yikes
(edit:  properly italicized TV series title)

I've seen both versions of The Office, and I don't see how any of that is the tiniest bit funny. neutral

Last edited by pvsage (2012-09-05 16:03:44)

Offline

#43 2012-09-05 18:05:48

Digit
#! Die Hard
From: the internet
Registered: 2009-05-26
Posts: 1,083
Website

Re: Comedy, what do you like?

mmm, comedy.  what do i like?

i like comedy.


... ^_^  ok, ok...

here's a few [sitcoms, standups, etc] rattled off the top of my head:

Bill Hicks *
Tommy Teirnan *
doug stanhope
still game
george carlin
billy connoley
the big bang theory (and i can tollerate most other american sitcoms too)
the IT crowd
black adder
the young ones
red dwarf
top gear (cos it really is lots of funny each episode)
mock the week
who's line is it anyway? (espeiclaly with colin mochary and ryan styles)
brass eye
not the 9'oclock news
the day today
phonejacker
bremner, bird and fortune
russel howard's good news
have i got news for you
man up (did it get cancelled? aw)
ren and stimpy
south park

and likely a few dozen more i've forgotten about

* my two fave standup comedians.  dead & alive.


mostly, i like stuff with some depth to it, like sattire, n poignant messages contained in the humor ("a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down", as one woman put it, about bill hicks)

Offline

#44 2012-09-05 18:13:42

briangutan
#! Member
Registered: 2012-06-08
Posts: 54

Re: Comedy, what do you like?

I have watched many episodes of The Big Bang Theory and the style of comedy is not for me. The jokes are too obvious and cliched, and there aren't any characters I can identify with. I know it is highly regarded around the internet, but I simply am not in the target audience.

Offline

#45 2012-09-05 18:14:32

mariannemarlow
#! Die Hard
From: My flat, London, England
Registered: 2012-06-03
Posts: 2,246
Website

Re: Comedy, what do you like?

^ I agree Brian. I thought it was a bit too stupid even for me. I am pretty stupid so it's a tall ask..


Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before ~ Mae West

Offline

#46 2012-09-05 18:14:59

briangutan
#! Member
Registered: 2012-06-08
Posts: 54

Re: Comedy, what do you like?

whoops, double post

Last edited by briangutan (2012-09-05 18:15:22)

Offline

#47 2012-09-05 18:17:16

mariannemarlow
#! Die Hard
From: My flat, London, England
Registered: 2012-06-03
Posts: 2,246
Website

Re: Comedy, what do you like?

I loved the office though - only the brit one, the americans murdered it.

*puts pvsages stapler in a jelly because he "doesn't trust the way it moves" and has tippex-ed his name on it*

Last edited by mariannemarlow (2012-09-05 18:18:21)


Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before ~ Mae West

Offline

#48 2012-09-06 14:32:29

pvsage
Internal Affairs
From: North Carolina
Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 13,970

Re: Comedy, what do you like?

Um, yeah...if you like The Office and you don't like American sitcoms, you probably won't like Lucy the Daughter of the DevilTim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job might be more your speed.

Offline

#49 2012-09-06 14:50:49

mariannemarlow
#! Die Hard
From: My flat, London, England
Registered: 2012-06-03
Posts: 2,246
Website

Re: Comedy, what do you like?

I like american coms - Reaper, scrubs and friends to name but three..

Last edited by mariannemarlow (2012-09-06 15:29:58)


Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before ~ Mae West

Offline

Help fund CrunchBang, donate to the project!

#50 2012-09-06 15:15:09

lcafiero
The #! Guy
From: Felton, California, USA
Registered: 2011-07-21
Posts: 2,225
Website

Re: Comedy, what do you like?

wuxmedia wrote:
lcafiero wrote:

Currently two of the funniest men on television in the U.S. are Jon Stewart, host of the "Daily Show," and Stephen Colbert (pronounced "Col-bear") of the "Colbert Report" (pronounced "re-pore").

haven't heard of either (obviously)
is he french (or french canadian)?

No, Stephen Colbert is actually from South Carolina, of all places, but he satirically lampoons the bloviating right-wing pundits so prevalent in the US today, which is his act. I think the reason behind his pronouncing his name as if it were French (and "report" dropping the "t" as if it were French) is just to make him sound "highbrow."


Res publica non dominetur | Larry the CrunchBang Guy speaks of the pompetous of CrunchBang

CrunchBang Forum moderator

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB

Copyright © 2012 CrunchBang Linux.
Proudly powered by Debian. Hosted by Linode.
Debian is a registered trademark of Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
Server: acrobat

Debian Logo