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Stand-up Comedy
« on: Friday 27 November 2009, 03:58:48 PM »
Who have you seen?
Who did you enjoy?
Who were they similar to (if they aren't too well known)?
What style of comedy do you not like/

Anybody else dislike Lee Evans and Peter Kay?
It's weird how good Phoenix Nights is and his stand up is s****!

Anyway, i'm going to see Gervais Wednesday, anybody seen him live? Anybody seen this tour?
What's it like.

I'm excited!
(Also i thought there was a stand-up thread but couldn't find it)

Mowen

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Re: Stand-up Comedy
« Reply #1 on: Friday 27 November 2009, 04:02:44 PM »
Peter Kay's stand up is fantastic, it's just been done to death. First time I saw the Bolton Albert Halls I thought it was brilliant.
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Pilko

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Re: Stand-up Comedy
« Reply #2 on: Friday 27 November 2009, 04:11:49 PM »
Jack Dee is the king of stand-up comedy.

Michael McIntyre should be shot with s***.
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Re: Stand-up Comedy
« Reply #3 on: Friday 27 November 2009, 05:21:57 PM »
I don't know any SUC that can draw out the same material for 10+ years (peter kay) He's like an onstage one hit wonder! Love the telly stuff tho!
And I'm sorry, I just can't buy Gervais onstage. Imo, Merchant is just as much to blame for the huge success of 'T Office, and he hasn't received a quarter of the acclaim as Gervais
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Re: Stand-up Comedy
« Reply #4 on: Friday 27 November 2009, 05:57:45 PM »
I don't know any SUC that can draw out the same material for 10+ years (peter kay) He's like an onstage one hit wonder! Love the telly stuff tho!
And I'm sorry, I just can't buy Gervais onstage. Imo, Merchant is just as much to blame for the huge success of 'T Office, and he hasn't received a quarter of the acclaim as Gervais

That natural though because Gervais played the main character in the office aswell, not that many people would know larry David if they saw him before he starred in Curb.

LBW

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Re: Stand-up Comedy
« Reply #5 on: Friday 27 November 2009, 06:00:56 PM »
I don't know any SUC that can draw out the same material for 10+ years (peter kay) He's like an onstage one hit wonder! Love the telly stuff tho!
And I'm sorry, I just can't buy Gervais onstage. Imo, Merchant is just as much to blame for the huge success of 'T Office, and he hasn't received a quarter of the acclaim as Gervais

That natural though because Gervais played the main character in the office aswell, not that many people would know larry David if they saw him before he starred in Curb.

A valid and respected point mate. Theres just something about his diversion from sitcom to standup that doesn't sit right with me   ???
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"Ok George, it's YOU!"
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Re: Stand-up Comedy
« Reply #6 on: Friday 27 November 2009, 06:05:26 PM »
Everyone should get King Baby by Jim Gaffigan.  Easily my current reigning champion for a stand-up cd.
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Re: Stand-up Comedy
« Reply #7 on: Friday 27 November 2009, 06:10:43 PM »
Dylan Moran is quality.

Pilko

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Re: Stand-up Comedy
« Reply #8 on: Friday 27 November 2009, 06:11:20 PM »
Mark Steel is good, too. His set about the French Revolution is bloody hilarious, lent it off a mate of mine.

Although, I probably found it that little bit funnier as I did French Rev. at AS level and know what he's on about.
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Re: Stand-up Comedy
« Reply #9 on: Friday 27 November 2009, 06:18:54 PM »
Mark Steel is good, too. His set about the French Revolution is bloody hilarious, lent it off a mate of mine.

Although, I probably found it that little bit funnier as I did French Rev. at AS level and know what he's on about.

Thats the guy!

I've been trying to recall his name! Whenever I've seen Gervais doing standup, I thought "This smacks of Mark Steel!"   :blush:
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"Ok George, it's YOU!"
"You're DAMN RIGHT IT'S ME!"

Jaqen H'ghar

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Re: Stand-up Comedy
« Reply #10 on: Friday 27 November 2009, 06:21:02 PM »
I don't know any SUC that can draw out the same material for 10+ years (peter kay) He's like an onstage one hit wonder! Love the telly stuff tho!
And I'm sorry, I just can't buy Gervais onstage. Imo, Merchant is just as much to blame for the huge success of 'T Office, and he hasn't received a quarter of the acclaim as Gervais

That natural though because Gervais played the main character in the office aswell, not that many people would know larry David if they saw him before he starred in Curb.

A valid and respected point mate. Theres just something about his diversion from sitcom to standup that doesn't sit right with me   ???

I like it but i can see why some people don't. A lot of his comedy is through the subtleness and his mannerisms, i think he plays that arrogant w***** role too well and too many people don't understand that he's using it too mock other celebrities rather than it being his own personality. It's never going to be as popular as the likes of Peter Kay impersonating dads dancing at weddings or Mcintyre doing accent gags and running round the stage to the general public though.

Re: Stand-up Comedy
« Reply #11 on: Friday 27 November 2009, 06:38:00 PM »
Saw Mcintyre at the arena a few weeks ago, liked him
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Re: Stand-up Comedy
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 28 November 2009, 08:59:08 PM »
I don't know any SUC that can draw out the same material for 10+ years (peter kay) He's like an onstage one hit wonder! Love the telly stuff tho!
And I'm sorry, I just can't buy Gervais onstage. Imo, Merchant is just as much to blame for the huge success of 'T Office, and he hasn't received a quarter of the acclaim as Gervais

That natural though because Gervais played the main character in the office aswell, not that many people would know larry David if they saw him before he starred in Curb.

A valid and respected point mate. Theres just something about his diversion from sitcom to standup that doesn't sit right with me   ???

I like it but i can see why some people don't. A lot of his comedy is through the subtleness and his mannerisms, i think he plays that arrogant w***** role too well and too many people don't understand that he's using it too mock other celebrities rather than it being his own personality. It's never going to be as popular as the likes of Peter Kay impersonating dads dancing at weddings or Mcintyre doing accent gags and running round the stage to the general public though.

You have to be very well tuned to deal with his constant change of character and it's very easy to take something the wrong way or believe he's being genuine when he's taking the p*ss. As you say though if you can be bothered to get to know him it's hilarious. FAME is brilliant, the rainman/autistic kid bit in particular. :lol:

Re: Stand-up Comedy
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 28 November 2009, 09:02:14 PM »
Dara O'Briain is my favourite from the ones ive seen, going to see him again in January too, at the legendary Vicar Street :smitten:

Would love to see Billy Connelly.
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Re: Stand-up Comedy
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 29 November 2009, 02:45:58 AM »
Billy Connolly is my favourite, and I keep on missing his (increasingly rare) tours. :hmm:

Met Jack Dee in 93 - he shook my hand and said "Christ, you're a big b****** aren't you?" Then he p*ssed off backstage before being very funny onstage.

Saw Frankie Boyle before he was famous - always thought he was a smug b****** - seems I was right.

Adam Hill, Dylan Moran (lives round the corner from me), Bill Bailey, Dave Allen (RIP) also up there in my esteem.
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ZeRoE

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Re: Stand-up Comedy
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 29 November 2009, 10:25:06 AM »

Pilko

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Re: Stand-up Comedy
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 29 November 2009, 10:45:01 AM »
Met Jack Dee in 93 - he shook my hand and said "Christ, you're a big b****** aren't you?" Then he p*ssed off backstage before being very funny onstage.

He's brilliant, the ultimate comedian imo. Also, I'm not shocked he said you were a 'big b******' because Jack Dee is about five foot two.
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Re: Stand-up Comedy
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 29 November 2009, 11:31:07 AM »
only seen Gervais (Fame), Russell Howard (dingledoodies or whatever daft name he gave it) and Paddy McGuinness (was absolutely s****).  I keep hearing that people are coming up far too late to get tickets.
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Pilko

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Re: Stand-up Comedy
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 29 November 2009, 12:22:01 PM »
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Hey, it's Jack Dee!
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Re: Stand-up Comedy
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 29 November 2009, 12:28:27 PM »
Seen Jim Jeffries and Ed Byrn over the last few weeks, both pretty funny

Re: Stand-up Comedy
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 29 November 2009, 12:58:25 PM »
Jack Dee's a legend. Don't think he's as funny as he was, though, tbh. Saw an Izzard DVD last night (Stripped). Quite disappointing, tbh.

Ian W

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Re: Stand-up Comedy
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 29 November 2009, 03:48:17 PM »
Rick Gervais - good but just does the expected material.
Rob Brydon - very middle of the road/safe and much better as a character actor.
Steve Coogan - terrible. His characters just don't work on stage on their own.

Skirge

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Re: Stand-up Comedy
« Reply #22 on: Sunday 29 November 2009, 06:36:23 PM »
Jimmy Carr just cracks me up.

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Re: Stand-up Comedy
« Reply #23 on: Sunday 29 November 2009, 06:38:55 PM »
Anybody else dislike Lee Evans

Can't stand the c***.

Re: Stand-up Comedy
« Reply #24 on: Sunday 29 November 2009, 06:40:50 PM »
Anybody else dislike Lee Evans

Can't stand the c***.

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