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Title: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Gash? 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)
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Post by: Mowen 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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Post by: Pilko 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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Post by: lankybellwipe 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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Post by: n4e 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.
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Post by: lankybellwipe 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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Post by: cubaricho 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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Post by: S.S.R. on Friday 27 November 2009, 06:10:43 PM
Dylan Moran is quality.
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Post by: Pilko 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.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: lankybellwipe 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:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: n4e 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.
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Post by: MW on Friday 27 November 2009, 06:38:00 PM
Saw Mcintyre at the arena a few weeks ago, liked him
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Post by: ElDiablo 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:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Decky 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.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: GeordieMessiah 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.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Sunday 29 November 2009, 10:25:06 AM
Dylan Moran is quality.
:smitten:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Pilko 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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Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin 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.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Pilko on Sunday 29 November 2009, 12:22:01 PM
Quote from: WarrenBartonCentrePartin

Hey, it's Jack Dee!
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: BlueStar on Sunday 29 November 2009, 12:28:27 PM
Seen Jim Jeffries and Ed Byrn over the last few weeks, both pretty funny
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Post by: Keefaz 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.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Ian W 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.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Skirge on Sunday 29 November 2009, 06:36:23 PM
Jimmy Carr just cracks me up.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Jill on Sunday 29 November 2009, 06:38:55 PM
Anybody else dislike Lee Evans

Can't stand the c***.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 29 November 2009, 06:40:50 PM
Anybody else dislike Lee Evans

Can't stand the c***.

Sweatiest man in the world.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Jill on Sunday 29 November 2009, 06:43:16 PM
Anybody else dislike Lee Evans

Can't stand the c***.

Sweatiest man in the world.

True. :lol: I just hate everything about him. The nob.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Sunday 29 November 2009, 06:45:16 PM
Anybody else dislike Lee Evans

Can't stand the c***.

Odd way of confirming you're not a lesbian, but welcome nonetheless.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 29 November 2009, 06:46:07 PM
Anybody else dislike Lee Evans

Can't stand the c***.

Odd way of confirming you're not a lesbian, but welcome nonetheless.

Genius :lol:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Jill on Sunday 29 November 2009, 06:46:28 PM
Anybody else dislike Lee Evans

Can't stand the c***.

Odd way of confirming you're not a lesbian, but welcome nonetheless.

I would rather lez up than watch Lee Evans doing stand up. Fact.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 29 November 2009, 06:47:31 PM
Anybody else dislike Lee Evans

Can't stand the c***.

Odd way of confirming you're not a lesbian, but welcome nonetheless.

I would rather lez up than watch Lee Evans doing stand up. Fact.

Me, you, some lass and a Lee Evans boxset. Up for it?
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Jill on Sunday 29 November 2009, 06:49:06 PM
Anybody else dislike Lee Evans

Can't stand the c***.

Odd way of confirming you're not a lesbian, but welcome nonetheless.

I would rather lez up than watch Lee Evans doing stand up. Fact.

Me, you, some lass and a Lee Evans boxset. Up for it?

Specify the lass and I'll consider it. :snod:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 29 November 2009, 06:50:02 PM
Some skank we have picked up from the big market, with my looks we are going to be hard pushed getting anything more than half decent (at best).

Don't worry we can get lots of cider in.
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Post by: Jill on Sunday 29 November 2009, 06:50:36 PM
Aye, I'm in, as long as I get to join the Ibiza trip. :lol:
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Post by: Pilko on Sunday 29 November 2009, 06:53:36 PM
Lee Evans is a massive cock but I think he's bloody hilarious.
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Post by: Geordie Boot Boy on Sunday 29 November 2009, 09:21:36 PM
Saw Stewart Lee last night in the Tyne Theatre for £15. He was brilliant. I can't understand why he's not more well liked. His retort to Frankie Boyle's "you can't be a comedian after you hit 40" was excellent and his bit on Magners cider was quality. In fact, it was just quality all the way through. Really good value.
I've seen quite a few comedians lately.

Marcus Brigstocke- lots of laughs. Another one who I think is underrated.

Michael McIntyre- very funny but I think he was better last year.

Eddie Izzard- slightly disappointing but I may not have been in the mood for it that night.

Ricky Gervais- started slowly I thought but when he picked it up he was very good. Also, supported by Stewart Francis who, in his own right, is well worth going to see.

Not seeing anyone else until Lee Mack next year now.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Pilko on Sunday 29 November 2009, 09:24:38 PM
Lee Mack is class.
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Post by: Geordie Boot Boy on Sunday 29 November 2009, 09:28:19 PM
Also, can I just point out that saying that you don't think a comedian is funny is not the same as being intelligent? It is, in truth, not indicative one way or the other on your intelligence.

EDIT: It's not aimed at anyone in particular. I've just read some reviews of some of the shows I've seen and get the sense that the authors consider sneering to be some kind of wonderful example of their own wit and brilliance.
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Post by: Geordie Boot Boy on Sunday 29 November 2009, 09:31:08 PM
Lee Mack is class.

Loved the last live show he did. "Hey, you're that nutter off the telly"...
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Post by: LucaAltieri on Sunday 29 November 2009, 09:37:38 PM
Marcus Brigstocke- lots of laughs. Another one who I think is underrated.

Saw his God Collar show at The Journal last week.

Pretty good.
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Post by: Jill on Sunday 29 November 2009, 09:40:34 PM
Marcus Brigstocke- lots of laughs. Another one who I think is underrated.

 O0
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Post by: BlueStar on Sunday 29 November 2009, 09:46:23 PM
Jimmy Carr just cracks me up.

Possibly my favourite comedian at the moment.  See he's sent The Mail ape-s*** again :lol:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1222917/Soldiers-join-outcry-Jimmy-Carrs-sick-amputee-joke.html
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: n4e on Sunday 29 November 2009, 10:10:16 PM
Saw Stewart Lee last night in the Tyne Theatre for £15. He was brilliant. I can't understand why he's not more well liked. His retort to Frankie Boyle's "you can't be a comedian after you hit 40" was excellent and his bit on Magners cider was quality. In fact, it was just quality all the way through. Really good value.
I've seen quite a few comedians lately.

Marcus Brigstocke- lots of laughs. Another one who I think is underrated.

Michael McIntyre- very funny but I think he was better last year.

Eddie Izzard- slightly disappointing but I may not have been in the mood for it that night.

Ricky Gervais- started slowly I thought but when he picked it up he was very good. Also, supported by Stewart Francis who, in his own right, is well worth going to see.

Not seeing anyone else until Lee Mack next year now.

Love Stewart Francis, but thought a live show migth get a bit boring one liner after another.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Gash? on Monday 30 November 2009, 01:56:41 AM
Aye when i see Gervais Wednesday Francis is supporting looking forward to seeing both very much!
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Post by: looneytoon on Monday 30 November 2009, 01:55:18 PM
Saw Simon Amstell a couple of weeks ago. One of the very best standup comedians around.
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Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Monday 30 November 2009, 01:57:08 PM
Quote from: WarrenBartonCentrePartin

Hey, it's Jack Dee!
I look f*** all like Jack f***ing Dee!  :rant:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Magpie on Monday 30 November 2009, 09:14:30 PM
Just watched Jason Manford live at the Apollo, heard a few of the jokes before but very funny none the less.
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Post by: GeordieMessiah on Monday 30 November 2009, 09:16:31 PM
Just watched Jason Manford live at the Apollo, heard a few of the jokes before but very funny none the less.

Is it just me, or is there something of the old Jimmy Tarbuck about that Jason Manford?
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Post by: LucaAltieri on Monday 30 November 2009, 09:25:00 PM
Just watched Jason Manford live at the Apollo, heard a few of the jokes before but very funny none the less.

Is it just me, or is there something of the old Jimmy Tarbuck about that Jason Manford?

Who's that, grandad?
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Post by: Doctor Zaius on Monday 30 November 2009, 09:34:26 PM
I think Ross Noble is fantastic tbh, seen him at Newcastle not long ago and really enjoyed it.

Stewart Francis who does all the one liners is great too.
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Post by: GeordieMessiah on Monday 30 November 2009, 09:39:22 PM
Just watched Jason Manford live at the Apollo, heard a few of the jokes before but very funny none the less.

Is it just me, or is there something of the old Jimmy Tarbuck about that Jason Manford?

Who's that, grandad?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Tarbuck

You cheeky young scamp.
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Post by: Pilko on Monday 30 November 2009, 09:49:08 PM
Ross Noble is funny but he goes on and on with the same bloody gag for far too long. That thing he did at the Apollo about "meat on your face!" stopped being funny after about 2 minutes, he used it for nearer 15.
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Post by: Troll on Monday 30 November 2009, 10:00:54 PM
Saw Stewart Lee last night in the Tyne Theatre for £15. He was brilliant. I can't understand why he's not more well liked. His retort to Frankie Boyle's "you can't be a comedian after you hit 40" was excellent and his bit on Magners cider was quality. In fact, it was just quality all the way through. Really good value.

I saw him too, he was excellent.  The rant about Top Gear had me in stitches.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Monday 30 November 2009, 10:02:10 PM
Ross Noble is funny but he goes on and on with the same bloody gag for far too long. That thing he did at the Apollo about "meat on your face!" stopped being funny after about 2 minutes, he used it for nearer 15.

Ross Noble is ChezGiven's doppelganger, I swear down. Well, he would be if ChezGiven's hair was the same length. :razz:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Gash? on Wednesday 2 December 2009, 02:10:05 PM
Gervais tonight, i am nigh on jizzing.
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Post by: Geordiesned on Wednesday 2 December 2009, 04:51:28 PM
I'm going to the Hyena next Thursday for my birthday. Never heard of any of the comedians that are on though.

Anthony King, David Hadingham and Zeron Gibson - anyone seen any of them before?

The only one that I can find any footage of is Zeron Gibson and he's pretty s***!
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Gash? on Thursday 3 December 2009, 02:15:21 AM
Gervais was amazing, some of it was absolute gold, i wish i had tickets for tomorrow night too!!!
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Post by: Ian W on Thursday 3 December 2009, 10:04:47 AM
Gervais was amazing, some of it was absolute gold, i wish i had tickets for tomorrow night too!!!

Did he do the bit about the Ken Dodd gig?
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: MKSC on Thursday 3 December 2009, 10:33:36 AM
I Can't stand Lee Evans. Whenever I say that I always seem to be the only person in the room who thinks he's just not funny.

I've seen Al Murray live (about six years ago, before he hit mainstream) and he was brilliant. Jimmy Carr cracks me up, seen him live once but watch the DVD's quite often, they never get old. I really like Gervais' stand up. I've not seen any others live but a good stand-up dvd is always on my christmas list. Dara O Briain's 'talks funny' is very good.

I have my tickets already to see Peter Kay in April. I do love all his old stuff but hope he has some new gags this time round.
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Post by: BlueStar on Thursday 3 December 2009, 10:38:20 AM
Kind of related, my lass got me to acquire Chris Moyles's Parody Album yesterday and its particularly painful.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Mowen on Thursday 3 December 2009, 10:51:56 AM
Kind of related, my lass got me to acquire Chris Moyles's Parody Album yesterday and its particularly painful.

My mate sings all the backing vocals on that. Would never listen to it mind, haven't listened to Moyles for the best part of 5 years, can't imagine it being anything but gash.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: 2sheds on Thursday 3 December 2009, 11:09:36 AM
Just watched Jason Manford live at the Apollo, heard a few of the jokes before but very funny none the less.

Is it just me, or is there something of the old Jimmy Tarbuck about that Jason Manford?
No Manford is actually funny.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: BlueStar on Thursday 3 December 2009, 12:35:57 PM
Kind of related, my lass got me to acquire Chris Moyles's Parody Album yesterday and its particularly painful.

My mate sings all the backing vocals on that. Would never listen to it mind, haven't listened to Moyles for the best part of 5 years, can't imagine it being anything but gash.

Notice he's "parodied' Guns Don't Kill People, Rappers Do.  Not sure how parodying a parody works, but hey.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Gash? on Thursday 3 December 2009, 01:15:06 PM
Gervais was amazing, some of it was absolute gold, i wish i had tickets for tomorrow night too!!!

Did he do the bit about the Ken Dodd gig?
Yeh, it was amazing, and disgusting, at the same time!
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Post by: MW on Thursday 3 December 2009, 02:05:02 PM
Gervais' Animals was amazing
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Gash? on Thursday 3 December 2009, 04:35:02 PM
rickygervais.cum  :mackems:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Saturday 19 December 2009, 07:18:27 PM
It's a shame there's not more Daniel Kitson footage on YouTube, saw this a couple of years ago and I still proper love it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbUqhxPGFXY
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Heneage on Saturday 19 December 2009, 07:24:28 PM
It's a shame there's not more Daniel Kitson footage on YouTube, saw this a couple of years ago and I still proper love it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbUqhxPGFXY
He's great and quite a decent player apparently. He was funny in Phoenix Nights as the barman.
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Post by: Interpolic on Saturday 19 December 2009, 07:31:10 PM
It's a shame there's not more Daniel Kitson footage on YouTube, saw this a couple of years ago and I still proper love it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbUqhxPGFXY
He's great and quite a decent player apparently. He was funny in Phoenix Nights as the barman.

Aye he's class, he won the Perrier Award one year I think. 

Just found this off an old Steve Coogan DVD as well:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe-TNpl84Ac
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: n4e on Thursday 24 December 2009, 04:43:28 AM
Demetri Martin. Can't find much of youtube, you probably have to see a whole show to understand him, some stuff is genius.



Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 24 December 2009, 05:00:49 AM
Demetri Martin. Can't find much of youtube, you probably have to see a whole show to understand him, some stuff is genius.





I love Demetri Martin.  There's a fair bit on YouTube I think, that's how I became familiar with him.

I like stuff like "For Christmas someone bought me some pyjamas with pockets in them.  Which is cool, because I used to have to hold stuff when I slept".
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: n4e on Thursday 24 December 2009, 05:08:49 AM
Demetri Martin. Can't find much of youtube, you probably have to see a whole show to understand him, some stuff is genius.





I love Demetri Martin.  There's a fair bit on YouTube I think, that's how I became familiar with him.

I like stuff like "For Christmas someone bought me some pyjamas with pockets in them.  Which is cool, because I used to have to hold stuff when I slept".

Class, i don't know anybody else who like him. Yeah this is some on youtube but there used to be loads more though, a lot has been removed due to copyright or something.

Guitar stuff is pretty cool aswell, that's wear thr pyjama thing is from.  :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW6DgGRqgBo&feature=related
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 24 December 2009, 05:20:09 AM
Demetri Martin. Can't find much of youtube, you probably have to see a whole show to understand him, some stuff is genius.





I love Demetri Martin.  There's a fair bit on YouTube I think, that's how I became familiar with him.

I like stuff like "For Christmas someone bought me some pyjamas with pockets in them.  Which is cool, because I used to have to hold stuff when I slept".

Class, i don't know anybody else who like him. Yeah this is some on youtube but there used to be loads more though, a lot has been removed due to copyright or something.

Guitar stuff is pretty cool aswell, that's wear thr pyjama thing is from.  :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW6DgGRqgBo&feature=related

Aha, that'll be why then - I watched his stuff on YouTube a couple of years ago I think.  I love the guitar stuff, and I love the visual stuff he does with graphs, etc.  He had a proper show on in America - it's on my computer somewhere and I watched a couple.  I wasn't that impressed as a lot of it seemed re-hashed from his stand-up and I'd seen nearly all of the stand-up stuff, but I mean to watch the rest of the show at some point and I think he's a big talent.  Some of his jokes are really, really clever.

Anyway, off to bed, laters.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: n4e on Thursday 24 December 2009, 04:48:25 PM
Demetri Martin. Can't find much of youtube, you probably have to see a whole show to understand him, some stuff is genius.





I love Demetri Martin.  There's a fair bit on YouTube I think, that's how I became familiar with him.

I like stuff like "For Christmas someone bought me some pyjamas with pockets in them.  Which is cool, because I used to have to hold stuff when I slept".

Class, i don't know anybody else who like him. Yeah this is some on youtube but there used to be loads more though, a lot has been removed due to copyright or something.

Guitar stuff is pretty cool aswell, that's wear thr pyjama thing is from.  :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW6DgGRqgBo&feature=related

Aha, that'll be why then - I watched his stuff on YouTube a couple of years ago I think.  I love the guitar stuff, and I love the visual stuff he does with graphs, etc.  He had a proper show on in America - it's on my computer somewhere and I watched a couple.  I wasn't that impressed as a lot of it seemed re-hashed from his stand-up and I'd seen nearly all of the stand-up stuff, but I mean to watch the rest of the show at some point and I think he's a big talent.  Some of his jokes are really, really clever.

Anyway, off to bed, laters.

Nice one, you'll probably be able to tell me what show the stuff on the flipchart is on where he talks about men fighting men with pillows=gay, man fighting pillow=crazy etc. :lol:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Heneage on Thursday 24 December 2009, 05:09:31 PM
Well I've just fallen in love with you two, he's one of my favourite comedians knocking about, his piece with lots of one liners, about naming 'Oranges before Carrotts' and 'Super Busy Hospital.' Just have me in tears.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: n4e on Thursday 24 December 2009, 05:14:37 PM
Well I've just fallen in love with you two, he's one of my favourite comedians knocking about, his piece with lots of one liners, about naming 'Oranges before Carrotts' and 'Super Busy Hospital.' Just have me in tears.

Is super busy hospital the computer game ?
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Heneage on Thursday 24 December 2009, 05:15:45 PM
Well I've just fallen in love with you two, he's one of my favourite comedians knocking about, his piece with lots of one liners, about naming 'Oranges before Carrotts' and 'Super Busy Hospital.' Just have me in tears.

Is super busy hospital the computer game ?
Yep :lol:

'Dude can you be quiet, I'm trying to perform surgery on a guy that was shot 54 times in the head.'
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: n4e on Thursday 24 December 2009, 05:24:54 PM
Well I've just fallen in love with you two, he's one of my favourite comedians knocking about, his piece with lots of one liners, about naming 'Oranges before Carrotts' and 'Super Busy Hospital.' Just have me in tears.

Is super busy hospital the computer game ?
Yep :lol:

'Dude can you be quiet, I'm trying to perform surgery on a guy that was shot 54 times in the head.'

Class.  :lol:

I like the things about people in the shoe shops bring you a size smaller than you aksed for if they don't have your size in stock.
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Post by: Mike on Friday 25 December 2009, 09:29:02 PM
(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/6425/pattonoswalt.jpg)

Patton Oswalt.

:lol: This guy is outstanding. So funny.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: cubaricho on Friday 25 December 2009, 09:37:57 PM
I love me some Patton Oswalt but I find him very inaccessible to most people.  You really have to have a certain sense of humor to really get him.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Mike on Friday 25 December 2009, 09:45:05 PM
:nods: He's very geeky and sarcastic.
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Post by: LucaAltieri on Friday 25 December 2009, 09:59:51 PM
Good shout.
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Post by: cubaricho on Friday 25 December 2009, 10:03:37 PM
He's in a movie that gets its DVD release in Jan too that looked really f***ing good.  It's called Big Fan (and about the Giants, Mike O0 ).  It's at the top of my Netflix queue so as soon as it gets released I can watch it.  Really stoked.


Trailer link: http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/bigfan/
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Mike on Friday 25 December 2009, 10:06:24 PM
Big Fan looks like a hell of a movie. I'd love it if Patton makes it as an actor.
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Post by: cubaricho on Friday 25 December 2009, 10:09:14 PM
Big Fan looks like a hell of a movie. I'd love it if Patton makes it as an actor.

Especially if he can make it in a movie like that.  He looks like he can do the serious stuff though so I am excited.
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Post by: Mike on Friday 25 December 2009, 10:17:31 PM
:lol: I was shocked when I saw the trailer.
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Post by: MyPalAl on Sunday 27 December 2009, 10:42:30 PM
You can't beat a good laugh!

Seen Lee Evans 4 times, Chubby Brown, Bobby Thompson (I was little, and my dad owned the venue, otherwise I wouldn't!), Jethro and Ross Noble.

Been a busy year this year, as it has turned into a bit of a hobby. This year; went to the Newcgastle/Gateshead Comedy Festival closing night, seen Ross Noble twice, Rob Brydon twice, Al Murray, Jimmy Carr, Rhod Gilbert, Russell Howard, Jason Manford, Marcus Brigstock, John Bishop, Alun Cochrane, Michael McIntyre, Ricky Gervais and Stewart Francis.

Got tickets for next year to see Lee Mack, Jason Manford, Peter Kay, Kevin Bridges, Dave Gorman, Sean Lock, Frankie Boyle and Mark Watson.

The Bish was mint, Rob Brydon was a surprise (didn't know what to expect, was brilliant), Al Murray was possibly the best, Russell Howard much better than I expected, as was Rick Gervais. Ross Noble was good, in fact, thought they were all great, with the single exception of Marcus Brigstock, who I though was utter s****. So much so, that I walked out at half time. He was w***. The only reservation I have about next years gigs is Dave Gorman. Not sure about him, but will give him a go (had the same feeling about Russell Howard, but he was very good, and I will go the next time he is up here.)

Stand ups on my 'want to see list' are Harry Hill, Dave Spikey, Micky Flanagan, Milton Jones, Paul Tonkinson, Tom Stade, Tim Vine, and after seeing her on Live at The Apollo, Sarah Millican.

Any other recommendations people?

Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Incognito on Monday 28 December 2009, 02:29:34 AM
You can't beat a good laugh!

Seen Lee Evans 4 times, Chubby Brown, Bobby Thompson (I was little, and my dad owned the venue, otherwise I wouldn't!), Jethro and Ross Noble.

Been a busy year this year, as it has turned into a bit of a hobby. This year; went to the Newcgastle/Gateshead Comedy Festival closing night, seen Ross Noble twice, Rob Brydon twice, Al Murray, Jimmy Carr, Rhod Gilbert, Russell Howard, Jason Manford, Marcus Brigstock, John Bishop, Alun Cochrane, Michael McIntyre, Ricky Gervais and Stewart Francis.

Got tickets for next year to see Lee Mack, Jason Manford, Peter Kay, Kevin Bridges, Dave Gorman, Sean Lock, Frankie Boyle and Mark Watson.

The Bish was mint, Rob Brydon was a surprise (didn't know what to expect, was brilliant), Al Murray was possibly the best, Russell Howard much better than I expected, as was Rick Gervais. Ross Noble was good, in fact, thought they were all great, with the single exception of Marcus Brigstock, who I though was utter s****. So much so, that I walked out at half time. He was w***. The only reservation I have about next years gigs is Dave Gorman. Not sure about him, but will give him a go (had the same feeling about Russell Howard, but he was very good, and I will go the next time he is up here.)

Stand ups on my 'want to see list' are Harry Hill, Dave Spikey, Micky Flanagan, Milton Jones, Paul Tonkinson, Tom Stade, Tim Vine, and after seeing her on Live at The Apollo, Sarah Millican.

Any other recommendations people?




Dave Spikey is very good...avoid Patrick Mc Guinness,a burning orphanage is funnier than him,Daniel Kitson is very good too,though I've only seen him on Youtube.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Mowen on Monday 28 December 2009, 02:37:49 AM
You can't beat a good laugh!

Seen Lee Evans 4 times, Chubby Brown, Bobby Thompson (I was little, and my dad owned the venue, otherwise I wouldn't!), Jethro and Ross Noble.

Been a busy year this year, as it has turned into a bit of a hobby. This year; went to the Newcgastle/Gateshead Comedy Festival closing night, seen Ross Noble twice, Rob Brydon twice, Al Murray, Jimmy Carr, Rhod Gilbert, Russell Howard, Jason Manford, Marcus Brigstock, John Bishop, Alun Cochrane, Michael McIntyre, Ricky Gervais and Stewart Francis.

Got tickets for next year to see Lee Mack, Jason Manford, Peter Kay, Kevin Bridges, Dave Gorman, Sean Lock, Frankie Boyle and Mark Watson.

The Bish was mint, Rob Brydon was a surprise (didn't know what to expect, was brilliant), Al Murray was possibly the best, Russell Howard much better than I expected, as was Rick Gervais. Ross Noble was good, in fact, thought they were all great, with the single exception of Marcus Brigstock, who I though was utter s****. So much so, that I walked out at half time. He was w***. The only reservation I have about next years gigs is Dave Gorman. Not sure about him, but will give him a go (had the same feeling about Russell Howard, but he was very good, and I will go the next time he is up here.)

Stand ups on my 'want to see list' are Harry Hill, Dave Spikey, Micky Flanagan, Milton Jones, Paul Tonkinson, Tom Stade, Tim Vine, and after seeing her on Live at The Apollo, Sarah Millican.

Any other recommendations people?




Dave Spikey is very good...avoid Patrick Mc Guinness,a burning orphanage is funnier than him,Daniel Kitson is very good too,though I've only seen him on Youtube.

I found Dave Kitson pretty entertaining on the 20th.
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Post by: GeordieMessiah on Monday 28 December 2009, 12:27:51 PM
Adam Hills, Reginald D Hunter and a certain chap called Danny Bhoy.

See Danny Bhoy here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFubsxHTApw

:lol:
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Post by: Geordie Boot Boy on Tuesday 29 December 2009, 07:37:19 PM
...in fact, thought they were all great, with the single exception of Marcus Brigstock, who I though was utter s****. So much so, that I walked out at half time. He was w***...

Can't see where you're coming from. I saw him this year and really enjoyed the show. I thought it was well worth the relatively cheap ticket price and there were plenty of laughs in there. I'm surprised that you liked everyone but him TBH.
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Post by: MyPalAl on Tuesday 29 December 2009, 10:07:48 PM
...in fact, thought they were all great, with the single exception of Marcus Brigstock, who I though was utter s****. So much so, that I walked out at half time. He was w***...

Can't see where you're coming from. I saw him this year and really enjoyed the show. I thought it was well worth the relatively cheap ticket price and there were plenty of laughs in there. I'm surprised that you liked everyone but him TBH.

Must just be my sense of humour, tbh. Not being religous, I should have had an inkling of what was in store with the 'God Collar' title, and most of it just went over my head, and I honestly didn't laugh once. Also, a lot of it was political, referring to The Guardian, The Independant and such, and again, I am not into political jokes. It was simply a mis-match for me, but it was the only blot on an otherwise excellent year of comedy. You can't win 'em all!
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Post by: elbee909 on Thursday 31 December 2009, 12:47:15 AM
Seeing Stewart Lee on the 6th Jan.  A proper stand-up, not like bloody Noble and s**** like Lee f***ing Mack.
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Post by: madras on Thursday 31 December 2009, 12:51:37 AM
Seeing Stewart Lee on the 6th Jan.  A proper stand-up, not like bloody Noble and s**** like Lee f***ing Mack.
first off don't put noble and mack in the same group.

secondly.....stewart lee is weird, his material is fantastic, if only someone else done it as i constantly have the desire to stamp on his eyes.
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Post by: Mike on Thursday 31 December 2009, 01:07:51 AM
Who is the best English/British stand up comic?
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: madras on Thursday 31 December 2009, 01:12:20 AM
Who is the best English/British stand up comic?
depends what your after ?

satire,the gagman,the shocker,observationalist,surealist etc

eddie izzard is always up there personally as is the non comedian ian hislop for biting staire.
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Post by: Mike on Thursday 31 December 2009, 01:15:37 AM
I like a sarcastic, self deprecating comic with some observation humo(u)r tossed in. No music. Nothing worse than a comic with an acoustic guitar.
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Post by: cubaricho on Thursday 31 December 2009, 04:50:45 AM
I like a sarcastic, self deprecating comic with some observation humo(u)r tossed in. No music. Nothing worse than a comic with an acoustic guitar.

I love Carr and Gervais for that kind of stuff.
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Post by: Robster on Thursday 31 December 2009, 08:58:13 AM
Ross Noble is my current favourite stand up.

I miss Billy Connelly being at his peak though. The best there has ever been for me. The "Audience with" show is probably my favourite piece of all.
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Post by: localshop on Thursday 31 December 2009, 01:15:50 PM
Anybody see Jon Richardson at the Live Theatre before Christmas? It was a bargain at £10 a ticket, he's a great natural comedian.
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Post by: ElDiablo on Thursday 31 December 2009, 01:21:30 PM
I like a sarcastic, self deprecating comic with some observation humo(u)r tossed in. No music. Nothing worse than a comic with an acoustic guitar.

I love Carr and Gervais for that kind of stuff.

Gervais without a doubt, Jimmy Carr is an unfunny tosser.
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Post by: Heneage on Thursday 31 December 2009, 01:26:39 PM
Jimmy Carr is brilliant.
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Post by: Geordie Boot Boy on Thursday 31 December 2009, 04:14:26 PM
...in fact, thought they were all great, with the single exception of Marcus Brigstock, who I though was utter s****. So much so, that I walked out at half time. He was w***...

Can't see where you're coming from. I saw him this year and really enjoyed the show. I thought it was well worth the relatively cheap ticket price and there were plenty of laughs in there. I'm surprised that you liked everyone but him TBH.

Must just be my sense of humour, tbh. Not being religous, I should have had an inkling of what was in store with the 'God Collar' title, and most of it just went over my head, and I honestly didn't laugh once. Also, a lot of it was political, referring to The Guardian, The Independant and such, and again, I am not into political jokes. It was simply a mis-match for me, but it was the only blot on an otherwise excellent year of comedy. You can't win 'em all!

Fair enough I suppose. As you say, you can't like everyone. But I would say that he was largely mocking religions generally. You didn't have to be religious but I can understand how it might not be to everyone's tastes.
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Post by: Geordie Boot Boy on Thursday 31 December 2009, 04:15:46 PM
Seeing Stewart Lee on the 6th Jan.  A proper stand-up, not like bloody Noble and s**** like Lee f***ing Mack.

Saw Stewart Lee earlier in the year (as already mentioned). I absolutely loved the show and it's made me seek out more of his material since. He's definitely one of my favourite comics now.
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Post by: MW on Saturday 2 January 2010, 12:22:58 AM
Watched that Dara O'Brian thing earlier on iPlayer, was very good
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Post by: Mike on Saturday 2 January 2010, 08:48:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG4f9zR5yzY

 ;D The time travel bit killed me.
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Post by: Thomson Mouse on Monday 4 January 2010, 03:02:46 AM
Jimmy Carr is superb, although his best doesn't come out until he starts interacting with the audience. He tore a mouthy heckler to shreds when I seen him in Newcastle.

Saw Billy Connolly on the evening of Sept 11th 2001. His first line was "Well this is a f***ing great night to do a comedy show, isn't it?"

That bloke is the top of the tree, although he's faded a bit over the last few years. I'm hoping he does some sort of farewell tour, that would be the hottest ticket around.

Met him after the show at the City Hall as well and spoke to him for a bit, a really nice bloke.
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Post by: MKSC on Friday 30 April 2010, 11:25:48 PM
I Can't stand Lee Evans. Whenever I say that I always seem to be the only person in the room who thinks he's just not funny.

I've seen Al Murray live (about six years ago, before he hit mainstream) and he was brilliant. Jimmy Carr cracks me up, seen him live once but watch the DVD's quite often, they never get old. I really like Gervais' stand up. I've not seen any others live but a good stand-up dvd is always on my christmas list. Dara O Briain's 'talks funny' is very good.

I have my tickets already to see Peter Kay in April. I do love all his old stuff but hope he has some new gags this time round.

Follow up post.

Saw Peter Kay last night. He was really good. Lots of new stuff but similar to the old stuff i.e stories about his family and his childhood etc. and observational stuff on the things people do. I really enjoyed it, and he had housewives favourite Rick Astley on stage before him which was surprisingly entertaining.
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Post by: Disco on Friday 30 April 2010, 11:53:43 PM
Ricky Gervais had me crying with laughter when i saw him. Amazing. Can't imagine how much i'd be laughing if i saw a proper stand-up i liked.
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Post by: Heneage on Saturday 1 May 2010, 12:28:20 AM
There's very little on Youtube, but Daniel Kitson is really good. I'd love him to do more TV stuff or a tour up here.
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Post by: Incognito on Saturday 1 May 2010, 12:34:08 AM
Lee Mack ftw.
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Post by: ElDiablo on Saturday 1 May 2010, 12:44:41 AM
Ricky Gervais had me crying with laughter when i saw him. Amazing. Can't imagine how much i'd be laughing if i saw a proper stand-up i liked.

I liked Animals and especially FAME, but saw Politics the other night and it was awful, barely laughed once.
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Post by: madras on Saturday 1 May 2010, 12:49:28 AM
Lee Mack ftw.
hes a mate in the pub type comedian and i'd much rather be with him in the pub . his stage show is so contrived and like bob monkhouse style machine gun delivery.


not my sort of thing.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Incognito on Saturday 1 May 2010, 12:54:46 AM
Lee Mack ftw.
hes a mate in the pub type comedian and i'd much rather be with him in the pub . his stage show is so contrived and like bob monkhouse style machine gun delivery.


not my sort of thing.
Ah Bob Monkhouse...now there was a comic.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Heneage on Saturday 1 May 2010, 12:58:26 AM
Lee Mack ftw.
hes a mate in the pub type comedian and i'd much rather be with him in the pub . his stage show is so contrived and like bob monkhouse style machine gun delivery.


not my sort of thing.
I find that surprising based on your humour here.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: madras on Saturday 1 May 2010, 01:00:20 AM
Lee Mack ftw.
hes a mate in the pub type comedian and i'd much rather be with him in the pub . his stage show is so contrived and like bob monkhouse style machine gun delivery.


not my sort of thing.
I find that surprising based on your humour here.
i wouldnt go to watch me do stand up. i'd go out for a drink with me though.
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Post by: Mowen on Saturday 1 May 2010, 01:08:33 AM
Ricky Gervais had me crying with laughter when i saw him. Amazing. Can't imagine how much i'd be laughing if i saw a proper stand-up i liked.

I liked Animals and especially FAME, but saw Politics the other night and it was awful, barely laughed once.

I thought FAME was abysmal. Isn't that the one where he does that horrific ME joke for about half of the show?
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Post by: ElDiablo on Saturday 1 May 2010, 01:38:09 AM
Ricky Gervais had me crying with laughter when i saw him. Amazing. Can't imagine how much i'd be laughing if i saw a proper stand-up i liked.

I liked Animals and especially FAME, but saw Politics the other night and it was awful, barely laughed once.

I thought FAME was abysmal. Isn't that the one where he does that horrific ME joke for about half of the show?

Think so. That wasn't that great but the rest of it was brilliant. The thing about the disabled boy next door/Rainman had me doubled over.
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Post by: David Icke - Son of God on Saturday 1 May 2010, 02:51:49 AM
The best comedians working today are (in no particular order) Stewart Lee, Doug Stanhope, Jim Jeffries, Tommy Tiernan, Daniel Kitson, Ross Noble, Ricky Gervais and David Cross.
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Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 1 May 2010, 05:05:55 AM
Lee Mack ftw.
hes a mate in the pub type comedian and i'd much rather be with him in the pub . his stage show is so contrived and like bob monkhouse style machine gun delivery.


not my sort of thing.
Ah Bob Monkhouse...now there was a comic.

Even his death had me creased.*



*The day before my grandad had said 'Mind, that Bob Monkhouse is looking well isn't he? He's got Prostate Cancer as well.' (My granddad has prostate cancer, you see.)
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Post by: Gash? on Saturday 1 May 2010, 12:10:48 PM
Ricky Gervais had me crying with laughter when i saw him. Amazing. Can't imagine how much i'd be laughing if i saw a proper stand-up i liked.
I went to see him last year on his Science tour, it was amazing!
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Post by: GeordieMessiah on Saturday 1 May 2010, 12:15:28 PM
Just watching Frankie Boyle Live at Hackney Empire now, V-plussed it a weeeka go. He's good, but I can remember him when he was breaking into the mainstream, compering at The Stand in Edinburgh a few years ago.
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Post by: Neil on Saturday 1 May 2010, 12:17:40 PM
Currently reading his autobiography. He's an interesting chap, and better than a fair few but there's something I don't like about him and I'm not sure what it is.  :lol:

It's as though he just thinks of something controversial and how best to get a laugh out of it. It's not that I find it offensive, it's that it seems a bit tiresome, more so than other comedians.

He's quitting stand-up after his next tour isn't he?

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Post by: GeordieMessiah on Saturday 1 May 2010, 12:19:20 PM
Currently reading his autobiography. He's an interesting chap, and better than a fair few but there's something I don't like about him and I'm not sure what it is.  :lol:

It's as though he just thinks of something controversial and how best to get a laugh out of it. It's not that I find it offensive, it's that it seems a bit tiresome.



Yeah, that's true, but it's the sort of banter that goes for standard in this neck of the woods. :lol:
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Post by: Interpolic on Monday 3 May 2010, 12:39:26 AM
There's very little on Youtube, but Daniel Kitson is really good. I'd love him to do more TV stuff or a tour up here.

One of my favourite clips on all of YouTube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbUqhxPGFXY
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Post by: cubaricho on Friday 16 July 2010, 08:03:47 PM
Thought this guy's cadence/delivery was something a little different and his observations are awesome.  Really hope he wins Last Comic Standing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DaKkGKpF6s#t=1m44s
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Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Friday 16 July 2010, 08:57:36 PM
Thought this guy's cadence/delivery was something a little different and his observations are awesome.  Really hope he wins Last Comic Standing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DaKkGKpF6s#t=1m44s

Hmm, for some reason its like listening to Peter Griffin doing stand up. It could have been funny, but too much emphasis on the hook of the joke.
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Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Friday 16 July 2010, 09:17:17 PM
Demetri Martin. Can't find much of youtube, you probably have to see a whole show to understand him, some stuff is genius.





I love Demetri Martin.  There's a fair bit on YouTube I think, that's how I became familiar with him.

I like stuff like "For Christmas someone bought me some pyjamas with pockets in them.  Which is cool, because I used to have to hold stuff when I slept".

Class, i don't know anybody else who like him. Yeah this is some on youtube but there used to be loads more though, a lot has been removed due to copyright or something.

Guitar stuff is pretty cool aswell, that's wear thr pyjama thing is from.  :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW6DgGRqgBo&feature=related

Aha, that'll be why then - I watched his stuff on YouTube a couple of years ago I think.  I love the guitar stuff, and I love the visual stuff he does with graphs, etc.  He had a proper show on in America - it's on my computer somewhere and I watched a couple.  I wasn't that impressed as a lot of it seemed re-hashed from his stand-up and I'd seen nearly all of the stand-up stuff, but I mean to watch the rest of the show at some point and I think he's a big talent.  Some of his jokes are really, really clever.

Anyway, off to bed, laters.

I remember seeing his over head projector stuff on CH4 years ago, was really funny. The clip above reminds me of Mitch Hedberg in style and presentation, who is probably my favourite comedian.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nk8n31QrPKA&feature=related

None of the youtube clips do him justice, I'd recommend the CDs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPu8453j1m8&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNfIih_4PIU&feature=related
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Post by: Interpolic on Friday 16 July 2010, 11:33:41 PM
I agree he's a lot like Mitch Hedburg like, without a doubt.
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Post by: Geordiesned on Friday 16 July 2010, 11:39:55 PM
I don't know if already mentioned but Jongleurs have revealed plans to open a club in Newcastle in 2011. No venue has yet been decided upon.
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Post by: GeordieMessiah on Friday 16 July 2010, 11:48:30 PM
I don't know if already mentioned but Jongleurs have revealed plans to open a club in Newcastle in 2011. No venue has yet been decided upon.

I'd lay good money on it being St James Park. ;)
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Post by: madras on Friday 16 July 2010, 11:50:16 PM
I agree he's a lot like Mitch Hedburg like, without a doubt.
i dont see it.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Lewando on Friday 16 July 2010, 11:57:36 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAGJpISVERg&playnext_from=TL&videos=Mr49WTUh_lY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjFc8CR_HBA&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0lVbMOMTi0&feature=related
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Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Saturday 17 July 2010, 05:10:31 PM
I agree he's a lot like Mitch Hedburg like, without a doubt.
i dont see it.

The Hedberg videos I posted were terrible, listen to the audio. Its just the quirky one liner observation stuff that made me think of Hedberg.
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Post by: LucaAltieri on Saturday 17 July 2010, 05:51:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAGJpISVERg&playnext_from=TL&videos=Mr49WTUh_lY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjFc8CR_HBA&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0lVbMOMTi0&feature=related

Not bad but basically just Bill Hicks light.
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Post by: LucaAltieri on Sunday 18 July 2010, 05:03:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duHNWafxHv0
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Post by: ross magoo on Sunday 18 July 2010, 05:05:01 PM
Saw Stewart Lee at Dundee Rep in February and thought he was funny as f***.
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Post by: je85 on Monday 13 September 2010, 09:40:16 PM
Right, people who watch more stand up than I which of these would be the best line up for me to try on friday?

Steve Gribbin, Dave Twentyman, Sean Percival & Jonathan Mayor (http://www.rawhidecomedy.co.uk/sep10/Fri170910)
Mike Wilkinson, Dan Nightingale, Susan Murray, Tony Law (http://www.jicomedy.co.uk/shows.asp?sid=399)
 Sully O'Sullivan introduces Phil Nichol along with Mundo Jazz and Keith Carter as Nige. (http://www.laughterhousecomedy.com)

Went to the last place a fortnight ago as they had a couple of comics I'd heard of before, this time I've heard of none of them, but we're stuck for somewhere to go on Friday.
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Post by: wormy on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 07:45:18 AM
Dude, just for Phil Nichol, go to that one. Saw him last week, he's immense! He got my mate up on stage singing I'm the only gay eskimo, if you know it! Hadn't been to the comedy club in our town for about 2 years and f*** me! It was worth it. I asked him after why he didn't do rohypnol and he told me to request it next time, so request rohypnol! Love Phil Nichol if you didn't guess :D
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Post by: je85 on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 05:54:55 PM
Just had a scan at him on youtube, not sure if he's my cup of tea but that night's cheaper than the others by a fiver though, not sure what to do.
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Post by: MyPalAl on Sunday 14 November 2010, 09:54:16 PM
Going to Peter Kay tomorrow night, front row. Looking forward to it, heard great reports from Friday night. Anyone else been?
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Post by: Geordie Boot Boy on Sunday 14 November 2010, 11:03:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAGJpISVERg&playnext_from=TL&videos=Mr49WTUh_lY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjFc8CR_HBA&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0lVbMOMTi0&feature=related

He warmed up for Reginald D Hunter a couple of weeks ago in City Hall. He was ok. Knew I recognised him from somewhere. It's that first link you posted.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Geordiesned on Sunday 14 November 2010, 11:05:08 PM
I went on Friday night. Absolutely brilliant. All new material and bang on form. I was nearly crying laughing at some of it.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: midds on Sunday 14 November 2010, 11:11:48 PM
Went last night and he was quality. Great night out. :)
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Fenham Mag on Sunday 14 November 2010, 11:39:33 PM
Went to see him tonight . Was f***ing hilarious.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Sunday 14 November 2010, 11:41:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAGJpISVERg&playnext_from=TL&videos=Mr49WTUh_lY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjFc8CR_HBA&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0lVbMOMTi0&feature=related

He warmed up for Reginald D Hunter a couple of weeks ago in City Hall. He was ok. Knew I recognised him from somewhere. It's that first link you posted.

Wanted to go see Reginald D Hunter so bad. Seeing Steve Hughes as warm up would've just made it immense. :( I need the money to start seeing stand up again. It's been too long.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 14 November 2010, 11:48:15 PM
Only ever been to see Jimmy Carr but it was basically an hour or so of non-stop laughing and trying to breathe.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: BooBoo on Sunday 14 November 2010, 11:50:26 PM
I saw Jason Manford last week at Manchester Appollo. Was consistently funny without ever being hilarious.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Sunday 14 November 2010, 11:55:22 PM
Only ever been to see Jimmy Carr but it was basically an hour or so of non-stop laughing and trying to breathe.

Seen him twice, great both times. The second time was hilarious though, done one of his cripple jokes and near where we were sat there was a wheelchair-bound person, everyone started laughing then all just sort of stopped and looked at that person. I was laughing solely at that!

Have to say one of my favourite gigs has to be Rob Brydon. Just good humoured stuff, keeps you laughing the whole way through. Hal Cruttenden as warm up was immense too, saw him before and was so excited when he came out, brilliant, underrated comedian. As are Roger Monkhouse and Mitch Benn, who both had me crying with laughter for their whole sets at the comedy club.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Jill on Monday 15 November 2010, 12:23:33 PM
Saw Peter Kay last night. I thought he was.. alright, there were some hilarious moments but there were some other bits where I felt I'd been listening for ages and not laughed for a while. The lass behind me shrieked for the entire thing though so she obviously found it funny. The musical encore was absolutely s**** and I'd rather he hadn't bothered. On the whole though it was worth going as there were some big laughs.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: LesPaul on Monday 15 November 2010, 12:28:13 PM
I hate that Geordie one, Sarah Milican I think she's called. Boils my p*ss. She's just not funny.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Sifu on Tuesday 16 November 2010, 02:09:17 AM
I hate that Geordie one, Sarah Milican I think she's called. Boils my p*ss. She's just not funny.

Saw her live last month, thought she was fantastic!

On another note, going to see Jimmy Carr this month - I'm definitely looking forward to it, been going to his shows for the last few years and I've always enjoyed them.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: leffe186 on Tuesday 16 November 2010, 03:16:36 AM
A whole stand-up thread without one mention of Bill Hicks? Shame on you all.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: AliGupter on Tuesday 16 November 2010, 04:43:07 AM
A whole stand-up thread without one mention of Bill Hicks? Shame on you all.

He died in 1994.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: leffe186 on Tuesday 16 November 2010, 02:34:54 PM
A whole stand-up thread without one mention of Bill Hicks? Shame on you all.

He died in 1994.

Bob Monkhouse got a mention.

.....and he died many, many times (copyright Bob Monkhouse)
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Clay on Tuesday 16 November 2010, 03:23:06 PM
Watched a few stand up DVD's the last few days, Rhod Gilbert is absolutely hilarious.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Magpie on Tuesday 16 November 2010, 06:35:13 PM
Off to see Jimmy Carr at the of the month!
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Wullie on Tuesday 16 November 2010, 06:41:45 PM
Peter Kay's doing five more dates at the Arena in February, not sure when they go on sale.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Tuesday 16 November 2010, 07:38:36 PM
A whole stand-up thread without one mention of Bill Hicks? Shame on you all.

If you could go back in time and see one comedian that's passed on, who would it be? Has to be Hicks for me.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: madras on Wednesday 17 November 2010, 12:57:07 AM
A whole stand-up thread without one mention of Bill Hicks? Shame on you all.
who's he like ?
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Neil on Wednesday 17 November 2010, 01:02:30 AM
Dunno.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: madras on Wednesday 17 November 2010, 01:05:13 AM
couldn't have been any good then.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Neil on Wednesday 17 November 2010, 01:08:23 AM
Agreed.

That Russell Brand's dead funny.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Neil on Wednesday 17 November 2010, 01:12:20 AM
I could be here all night posting Hicks clips but suffice to say, I agree, wormy. I'd love to have seen him live.

It goes beyond the whole "don't believe everything the media tells you" theme - he just seemed to be, well, right about pretty much everything. One of the great social/political commentators? Very possibly so.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Heneage on Wednesday 17 November 2010, 01:32:18 AM
Is there many clips on Youtube I've only seen about 3-4.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Neil on Wednesday 17 November 2010, 01:38:01 AM
Is there many clips on Youtube I've only seen about 3-4.

A fair few. Some are the same topics performed in different locations but there are a pile of videos. Just search your way through them - I'm yet to see a video of him which I didn't find interesting, very funny, or both.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Neil on Wednesday 17 November 2010, 01:46:14 AM
Anyway, I couldn't resist one, but found this one fitting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q95kX_EP2Nk&NR=1
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Mike on Wednesday 17 November 2010, 04:20:23 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV1dyV9d_1k
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Mike on Wednesday 17 November 2010, 04:26:17 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg2_MntkMzg
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Mike on Wednesday 17 November 2010, 04:32:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txp8B4ek_kk
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 17 November 2010, 08:54:47 AM
Went to see Ross Noble last night.  Excellent stuff.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Spider Jerusalem on Wednesday 17 November 2010, 10:12:42 AM
Went to see Ross Noble last night.  Excellent stuff.

Saw him on Saturday.  I can concur with your review.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 17 November 2010, 10:48:21 AM
There was a young lad from the front row, who was there the night before and will also be in the same seat tonight.

Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Magpie on Wednesday 17 November 2010, 11:25:06 AM
Peter Kay's doing five more dates at the Arena in February, not sure when they go on sale.

Where you hear this mate? Got a link?
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: n4e on Friday 19 November 2010, 03:42:11 PM
Just downloaded the new Boyle, Carr and Gervais DVD's. Anyone seen the first two, watched science already.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Friday 19 November 2010, 11:40:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzFTLKWvfE0
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Incognito on Sunday 21 November 2010, 11:58:24 PM
Just downloaded the new Boyle, Carr and Gervais DVD's. Anyone seen the first two, watched science already.

The Carr one is disappointing imo...I assume you meant Jimmy.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Geordiesned on Monday 22 November 2010, 07:57:47 AM
Going to see Stewart Francis at the Tyne Theatre tonight.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Monday 22 November 2010, 08:40:53 AM
As in him off Crackerjack 1980s style? "Ooh I could crush a grape!" ??!
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: bulivye on Monday 22 November 2010, 01:15:11 PM
some of you might enjoy the comic stylings of Dave Attell:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRQdJroRiNU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_iOF9P6MhU&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNjIWeDnz4E&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHrtkCC9rnE&feature=related
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Geordiesned on Monday 22 November 2010, 02:15:15 PM
As in him off Crackerjack 1980s style? "Ooh I could crush a grape!" ??!

Nah nowhere near as good as him!

The Canadian guy who's on Mock the Week quite a bit. Does loads of one liners.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: joeyt on Tuesday 23 November 2010, 05:04:24 PM
Also saw Stewart Francis last night. Was absolutely hillarious, definitely getting his DVD
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Tuesday 23 November 2010, 08:50:07 PM
Would love to see Stewart Francis, fantastic comedian. Don't like him on the panel shows though. One liner comedians don't impress me on there, every topic they just loosely tie one of their ready-made jokes into it. I know the others do too but at least they'll throw a few new things in too.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Ash on Wednesday 24 November 2010, 12:14:07 AM
Tempted to go and see John Bishop in May but there are only pretty s**** seats left. Never been to a live show before so not sure if it's really that important on how good the seats are, anyone?
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Wednesday 24 November 2010, 12:29:29 AM
Depends on the size of where you're seeing him. Our places where I live are pretty small, so even the furthest row back in the balconies are still pretty close. Saw Paddy McGuinness, had the furthest back seat and it still wasn't enough to dilute the absolute shitefest it was. Unfortunately.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Ash on Wednesday 24 November 2010, 12:53:07 AM
Depends on the size of where you're seeing him. Our places where I live are pretty small, so even the furthest row back in the balconies are still pretty close. Saw Paddy McGuinness, had the furthest back seat and it still wasn't enough to dilute the absolute shitefest it was. Unfortunately.

It will more than likely be at the Arena. Looked into a few other places as I'm thinking of getting my mate a ticket for Christmas too but it's probably just as easy for him to come up here.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Wednesday 24 November 2010, 12:55:42 AM
Would've said that'd be a bit too big for me to personally enjoy it mate, depends on yourself really.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Ash on Wednesday 24 November 2010, 01:00:22 AM
Would've said that'd be a bit too big for me to personally enjoy it mate, depends on yourself really.

With me being at Uni, it's pretty much my only choice. All of his dates have sold out back home too so that option has already gone out of the window. Think I'll end up going for it anyway and if it's that bad, at least I'll know not to bother in the future if the seats are s****.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Jill on Wednesday 24 November 2010, 12:41:52 PM
Would love to see Stewart Francis, fantastic comedian. Don't like him on the panel shows though. One liner comedians don't impress me on there, every topic they just loosely tie one of their ready-made jokes into it. I know the others do too but at least they'll throw a few new things in too.

Agree with this. Always been interested to see some of Francis' other stuff because he's never impressed me on Mock the Week etc but I've heard great reviews.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Wednesday 24 November 2010, 01:29:41 PM
As a stand up comic he's great. But yeah, panel shows aren't the way to get into new comedians if they're not regular. They either loosely fit their jokes to the topic or just barely show up.

Best example is most people who saw Rhod Gilbert in his first few panel show appearances thought he was s****. He just didn't fit into the style. He'd barely even be shown 'cause he clearly didn't have much to say in that format. But stand up, I'd say seeing him live was one of my favourite ever gigs.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Sunday 28 November 2010, 05:03:50 PM
I just don't get Ricky Gervais.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Sunday 28 November 2010, 05:10:15 PM
Must admit, it's someone I've never been to interested in seeing. But I saw Politics on tv the other night, and I was mightily impressed. From what I've gathered on here, I'm kind of the other end of the spectrum, I like cocky, twattish sort of comedians quite a bit.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Robster on Sunday 28 November 2010, 05:11:14 PM
Got tickets for Sarah Millican next year. Anyone seen her recently ?
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Sunday 28 November 2010, 05:16:55 PM
Got tickets for Sarah Millican next year. Anyone seen her recently ?

She's that annoying squeaky-voiced Geordie lass that's about as funny as a dose of diarrhoea when you've got chronic haemorrhoids, isn't she?

Saw her at the Edinburgh Fringe a couple of years ago. Swore never again to waste my time with her.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Sunday 28 November 2010, 05:18:32 PM
Yet, sadly, one of the better female comics out there.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Incognito on Sunday 28 November 2010, 05:19:34 PM
Watched Ricky Gervais' Science last night.
Some laugh out loud moments in there,I think he's excellent.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Sunday 28 November 2010, 05:19:57 PM
p*ssed off with my cousin. She had tickets to see Stewart Lee and didn't even bother going. Not that I'd have been able to take her place :( Awesome new DVD. Anyone seen it?
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: n4e on Sunday 28 November 2010, 05:32:41 PM
Watched Ricky Gervais' Science last night.
Some laugh out loud moments in there,I think he's excellent.

Agreed. It's the best I've seen out of the batch of Christmas releases so far.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Robster on Sunday 28 November 2010, 05:36:22 PM
She's that annoying squeaky-voiced Geordie lass that's about as funny as a dose of diarrhoea when you've got chronic haemorrhoids, isn't she?
Saw her at the Edinburgh Fringe a couple of years ago. Swore never again to waste my time with her.
Aye that's her. I must admit I quite like her from what I have seen of her on the telly  :blush:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Sunday 28 November 2010, 05:36:30 PM
Watched Ricky Gervais' Science last night.
Some laugh out loud moments in there,I think he's excellent.

Agreed. It's the best I've seen out of the batch of Christmas releases so far.

I'll give him another go, but they had an advert for his new DVD on before and the 'highlight' joke they used was terrible.

"What's the deal with Iceland?"
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Sunday 28 November 2010, 05:38:41 PM
I prefer ones which don't have an absolutely fantastic joke in the advert. As normally, that's the peak and the rest of the DVD is a crushing disappointment. Like movies that use their best scenes in the trailers.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Sunday 28 November 2010, 05:40:12 PM
Aye, I guess, but, I'd still like a joke that draws you in.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Sunday 28 November 2010, 05:41:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YE9Kthyaco
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Sunday 28 November 2010, 05:43:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnrHaMa4xnE
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Sunday 28 November 2010, 05:47:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YE9Kthyaco

:lol: f***ing fantastic. One of my favourites. Most of my favourite Stewart Lee jokes would be too long to get off Youtube tbh! The Ang Lee one is superb. And just the way he ties in the whole show is what gets me. The whole thing has a theme, just think he's such an witty, clever guy.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: cubaricho on Sunday 28 November 2010, 07:33:15 PM
Love Gervais' stand-up tbh.  Think he really hits the nail on the head when it comes to blending all types of story/joke telling. 
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: n4e on Monday 29 November 2010, 01:30:44 AM
Watched Ricky Gervais' Science last night.
Some laugh out loud moments in there,I think he's excellent.

Agreed. It's the best I've seen out of the batch of Christmas releases so far.

I'll give him another go, but they had an advert for his new DVD on before and the 'highlight' joke they used was terrible.

"What's the deal with Iceland?"

I don't think it's anywhere near his best standup but from the recent released standup DvDs the competetion isn't great. His style and joke topic hardly lend themselves to good adverts though, I'm sure if they went with the God being busy giving aids to african babies gag they'd have had a few compalints.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Sifu on Monday 29 November 2010, 02:14:00 AM
Got tickets for Sarah Millican next year. Anyone seen her recently ?

Went to see her in Leeds last month, she was brilliant imho!
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: thomas on Monday 29 November 2010, 03:47:46 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YE9Kthyaco

:lol: f***ing fantastic. One of my favourites. Most of my favourite Stewart Lee jokes would be too long to get off Youtube tbh! The Ang Lee one is superb. And just the way he ties in the whole show is what gets me. The whole thing has a theme, just think he's such an witty, clever guy.
I love Stewart Lee's long jokes. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YorFjuFSfd0&feature=related
still slays me.  "he come out stu ... tom o'connor ... he was quick stu ... he says "are you a sardine?" oh he was quick ... he come out, stu ..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1H913UqQ6w&feature=related

Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Monday 29 November 2010, 01:17:27 PM
:lol: f*** man, I've got all that saved on Sky+ from it being on Paramount/Comedy Central over the years. Just every word, everything he says, it's perfect. Every pause, every stutter, he just knows how to structure a joke.

Really stupid but taste in music and comedy play a big part in me and a girl getting anywhere. The point I knew me and my ex wouldn't go very far was when I showed her Stewart Lee and she couldn't handle long, structured jokes like that and got irate, saying he was boring. He sums up my whole idea of humour and comedy tbh.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Ash on Wednesday 1 December 2010, 10:53:32 PM
Tempted to go and see John Bishop in May but there are only pretty s**** seats left. Never been to a live show before so not sure if it's really that important on how good the seats are, anyone?

Opted to go for the one in Feb instead; better seats available plus I'm going on my own now. Really looking forward to it. Going to get a ticket for Peter Kay in the morning too which will mean going to Bishop on the Thursday then Kay the following Monday. :)
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Wednesday 1 December 2010, 10:57:58 PM
Maan I used to love comedy gigs, been too long since I've been to one. Love those little periods around October/November where you can go to like 1 a week, went to see Stephen Lynch, Jimmy Carr, Rhod Gilbert, Rob Brydon all in a matter of weeks. Good times.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: je85 on Thursday 2 December 2010, 06:03:42 PM
Got free tickets to see  Daliso Chaponda, Steve Harris and Kent Valentine tonight, can't complain.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: BooBoo on Tuesday 7 December 2010, 10:21:09 PM
What the f*** is this Frankie Boyle s**** on channel 4?
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Thursday 9 December 2010, 11:11:37 PM
Watching Rufus Hound on tv right now. Anyone else think he's really good? Liked him since watching Argumental on Dave (underrated show imo). Just consistently funny for me.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: je85 on Saturday 18 December 2010, 05:04:27 PM
Due to the lack of footy on the TV this weekend I'm gonna mong out watching stand up DVD's instead, anyone got any recommendations? I've currently got Jim Jeffries- Alcoholocaust on.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Disco on Saturday 18 December 2010, 06:37:53 PM
Due to the lack of footy on the TV this weekend I'm gonna mong out watching stand up DVD's instead, anyone got any recommendations? I've currently got Jim Jeffries- Alcoholocaust on.

Just popped Alcoholocaust on.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Geordie Boot Boy on Saturday 18 December 2010, 07:26:28 PM
I'm gonna take my (future) brother-in-law to a stand up show for Christmas. It needs to be ~£20. I've narrowed it down to Dave Spikey and Tim Vine. I can't decide between the two. I'll probably go with Dave Spikey but I reckon Tim Vine could be a good night too. Hmm.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Sunday 19 December 2010, 06:29:50 AM
I watched Alcoholocaust on Comedy Central the other night. It was only like an hour, with adverts. Is that a condensed version? 'Cause I was tempted to get it on DVD then thought f*** no if it's only like 45 mins long!
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Disco on Sunday 19 December 2010, 12:06:32 PM
I watched Alcoholocaust on Comedy Central the other night. It was only like an hour, with adverts. Is that a condensed version? 'Cause I was tempted to get it on DVD then thought f*** no if it's only like 45 mins long!

I just streamed the comedy central version I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: je85 on Sunday 19 December 2010, 01:10:26 PM
I watched the DVD, 1hr 15. It's decent too, recommended.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Sunday 19 December 2010, 01:57:01 PM
Cool, might grab it then. What was on Comedy Central was great, I love Jim Jeffries, just wasn't paying out for 45 mins.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: je85 on Sunday 19 December 2010, 03:14:39 PM
He's also just started doing some podcasts, quite funny, only a handful of episodes so far worth keeping an eye on his facebook for links to them http://www.facebook.com/jimjefferies
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: TaylorJ_01 on Sunday 19 December 2010, 03:38:11 PM
Still can't get into female comedians. I just don't find them funny at all. It's not sexist really, it's like watching female soccer, it's f***ing pish.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Sunday 19 December 2010, 03:49:43 PM
It's true though, they are s****.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 21 December 2010, 10:24:55 PM
Watching that Frankie Boyle show on 4, what a crock of s****.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Heneage on Tuesday 21 December 2010, 10:26:25 PM
Agree so pointlessly offensive.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: S.S.R. on Tuesday 21 December 2010, 10:27:45 PM
The 'sketches' are abysmal.

His interactions with the audience are pathetic. It's like he's watched Al Murray's act and thinks all he has to do is ask what they do for a living then insult them randomly. Why think of any quip about their profession or appearance when hecan say a crude word or a touchy topic?

He's turgid.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Tuesday 21 December 2010, 10:28:49 PM
There's only so long his level of shock tactics will work. Then it just becomes a load of crude words strung together for no apparent reason at all other than they're taboo words and subjects designed to shock people.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: jwillie on Thursday 23 December 2010, 08:55:37 AM

Channel 4 urged to sack comedian Frankie Boyle in race jibe row


HE’S no stranger to controversy… and last night comedian Frankie Boyle was said to be unrepentant over his latest outburst.

Friends claim he has laughed off calls for him to be banned from TV following a deluge of complaints about racist language in his Channel 4 show Tramadol Nights.

Many viewers were outraged after he used the P-word and n-word during a series of near-the-knuckle sketches.

One skit involved a woman dressed as Super Mario. She danced provocatively in front of the cameras before waving and saying: “Hello to P***’s everywhere.”

Then during his stand-up routine Boyle, 38, turned the subject to war.

He said: “Basically we are murdering a load of shepherds. What gets me is our callousness as a society when we read out our dead on the news first, because our lives are more important. Other people’s aren’t worth as much.”

Adopting a newsreader’s tone, he added: “A bomb went off in Kandahar today, killing two British servicemen, three UN relief workers and a whole bunch of P****.”

Later he said: “The Ministry of Defence? At least in the old days we were honest, it was The Ministry of War.”

In a posh phone voice he added: “Hello Ministry of War, department of n*****-bombing, how can I help?”

His remarks triggered a furious reaction. A spokesman for Show Racism the Red Card said: “We condemn Frankie Boyle’s use of racist terminology.

“Regardless of context and intention, the use of words such as these has the effect of normalising racist language.

“That is never acceptable. It is dehumanising and provides the foundations on which serious hate crimes are built.” MP John Whittingdale, chairman of the culture, media and sport select committee, said: “There’s no question that these words are deeply offensive to many people.

“I think it’s entirely right that Ofcom should carry out an immediate investigation to decide whether this is acceptable.


Read more: http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/most-popular/2010/12/23/channel-4-urged-to-sack-comedian-frankie-boyle-in-race-jibe-row-115875-22801728/#ixzz18vJ4CVsP
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: dinotheprehistoricgeordie on Thursday 23 December 2010, 09:02:32 AM
Went to see Boyle at the Arena on the 16th and he was pointlessly harsh a few times during the show. I don't mind a few shockers if the joke is actually funny but he seemed to be doing it just for the shock value which was rubbish. I'd say 65% of his show was actually pretty good while the rest just left you feeling a little sorry for him as he was trying really hard to be a bad boy.

Normally I'm not one for censorship but I think the mock the week folks increased his popularity hugely by editing out the pointless s*** he spouted leaving us with the impression of someone who was hilarious all the time.

Also his sketch show is a bit rubbish, that Night Rider thing was woeful.


Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: TheGuv on Thursday 23 December 2010, 09:19:55 AM
He was great on Mock The Week but i think he struggles as a stand up for over an hour like
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Vedder on Thursday 23 December 2010, 10:32:00 AM
Saw Rhod Gilbert in M'boro couple of weeks ago. Absolutley quality, probs the best live show I've been too! His flatmate, Lloyd, off Rhod's tv show, was the support act and he was suprisingly good as well.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Thursday 23 December 2010, 10:41:43 AM
Still can't get into female comedians. I just don't find them funny at all. It's not sexist really, it's like watching female soccer, it's f***ing pish.

Feel the same way, only I made the mistake of mentioning that in front of a bunch of women. You know, trying to get their opinion on female comedians. Apparently they find them funny.  :doh:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Jill on Thursday 23 December 2010, 07:07:20 PM
Watching that Frankie Boyle show on 4, what a crock of s****.

It's absolutely dreadful. SSR mentioned too about his interactions with the audience, what a load of old crap that is.

"What do you do?" "Football coach" "Oh so you're a paedophile then" Hilarious.

Female comedians are s****, btw.
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Post by: wormy on Thursday 23 December 2010, 09:20:56 PM
Still can't get into female comedians. I just don't find them funny at all. It's not sexist really, it's like watching female soccer, it's f***ing pish.

Feel the same way, only I made the mistake of mentioning that in front of a bunch of women. You know, trying to get their opinion on female comedians. Apparently they find them funny.  :doh:

Suppose some of them will be like 'oh, well they talk about life and we can relate!', so can see why there's a market out there. But too many women rely on the 'look at me I'm a woman' personality, so they instantly lose half their potential audience.

Seems like Frankie Boyle's finally getting turned on, had to happen. The 'shock' tactics were occasionally funny, and entertained the general public that just enjoyed hearing crass words uttered on television. The media built him up, now he has to one up himself to keep people interested they're p*ssed off. They're own f***ing fault, you gave him the airtime. Pricks.
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Post by: joeyt on Monday 27 December 2010, 01:35:08 PM
Got the Stewart Francis DVD for Christmas, would definitely reccomend it
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Post by: wormy on Monday 27 December 2010, 01:36:34 PM
Stephen K Amos DVD. If you've seen the same patter than that's been on Comedy Central for about the past 5 years don't bother. I'd already heard every joke.
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Post by: BlueStar on Tuesday 28 December 2010, 12:24:09 PM
My favourite from Jimmy Carr's new DVD

"I've got a foundation for battered women... It's really thick, to hide the bruises."
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Post by: Gash? on Tuesday 28 December 2010, 12:40:51 PM
Stephen K Amos DVD. If you've seen the same patter than that's been on Comedy Central for about the past 5 years don't bother. I'd already heard every joke.
Did he mention Coon Cheese, again?
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Post by: wormy on Tuesday 28 December 2010, 12:46:45 PM
Of course he did. Yet one of the best things I've ever seen him do (Doors! Doors! Get your doors now!) was nowhere to be seen.
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Post by: Elliottman on Tuesday 28 December 2010, 05:15:43 PM
Watched the John Bishop DVD last night. Was canny like, but doesnt get the laughs out of me that some others do.
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Post by: Magpie on Tuesday 28 December 2010, 10:53:32 PM
Jon Richardson on Live at the Apollo right now, quite funny!
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Post by: Disco on Thursday 30 December 2010, 11:11:07 PM
Rich Hall on BBC2 right noy.
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Post by: Foluwashola on Thursday 30 December 2010, 11:16:25 PM
Jon Richardson on Live at the Apollo right now, quite funny!

Aye, he was good  :thup:

Anyone seen much of Miles Jupp? Every time I've seen him on stuff he's been hilarious, would like to see him live.
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Post by: Fatwax on Thursday 30 December 2010, 11:18:21 PM
Can't be bothered to search through the thread, but Peter Russell is a good watch.  :thup:
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Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 31 December 2010, 08:00:56 AM
Rich Hall as that Crenshaw bloke is superb. Love the two songs he did on that charity concert, 'Do anything you want' and 'George Foreman grill'. :lol:
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Post by: Ash on Thursday 10 February 2011, 11:25:29 PM
Just got back from watching John Bishop at the Arena. Thought he was really good.

Started off by saying sorry for the Carroll transfer and that they didn't even want him. He then went on to call Mike Ashley a 'f***ing fat cock'. :lol:
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Post by: Disco on Friday 11 February 2011, 09:55:35 PM
Just watching Stewart Lee - 41st Best Stand-Up Ever. Absolutely brilliant.
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Post by: ponsaelius on Friday 11 February 2011, 10:00:39 PM
Dunno who it was cos I'm not old but that alocholic noddy on the radio sketch before was brilliant! :lol:

Edit: Mick Miller.
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Post by: Mike on Friday 11 February 2011, 10:01:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fp67geuhJM

:lol: Classic stuff.
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Post by: wormy on Saturday 12 February 2011, 10:21:09 AM
And on an Eddie Murphy note

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MR6w630meQ
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Post by: EastEndGeordie on Saturday 12 February 2011, 10:42:35 AM
Going to see John Bishop tonight
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Post by: Mike on Sunday 13 February 2011, 05:18:02 PM
And on an Eddie Murphy note

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MR6w630meQ

The Cookout segment is the greatest thing he ever did.
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Post by: Robster on Saturday 26 February 2011, 06:24:17 PM
Saw Sarah Millican last night in Birmingham. Really enjoyed it. Very funny.
As with Ross Noble, I like comedians who involve the audience and interact with them. Makes you feel part of the show.
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Post by: lankybellwipe on Saturday 26 February 2011, 06:31:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fp67geuhJM

:lol: Classic stuff.


 :clap:  Genius!!   :lol:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Sunday 27 February 2011, 01:59:56 AM
Saw Sarah Millican last night in Birmingham. Really enjoyed it. Very funny.
As with Ross Noble, I like comedians who involve the audience and interact with them. Makes you feel part of the show.

Two comedian/ennes that are harshly slated. Admittedly both seem nothing special, but an enjoyable, laughable night out.
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Post by: tmonkey on Sunday 27 February 2011, 02:13:56 AM
For boxing fans:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QTqdY_2tUc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8b7n9U6D3Y
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Post by: GeordieMessiah on Sunday 27 February 2011, 11:37:44 AM
Saw Carly Smallman in Edinburgh last night. Class act. :lol:

Watch her on The Brydon Show here - did the same stuff last night:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWnWfIQmHh4
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Post by: Lewando on Sunday 27 February 2011, 01:04:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqpfT7YMDtM
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Post by: wormy on Sunday 27 February 2011, 08:50:44 PM
I've seen a couple of clips of Carly Smallman, she's alright. Not bad looking for a chubster, too :thup:

f***ing love Micky Flanagan :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Fpqqj4Ir4k

The later part of this clip, talking about making love to a woman. f***ing classic. I'm in tears no matter how many times I watch it.
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Post by: wormy on Friday 4 March 2011, 12:44:30 PM
Stephen Merchant to do his own stand up tour. Should be interesting...
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Post by: LooneyToonArmy on Friday 4 March 2011, 01:17:36 PM
Chris Rock :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwejDybX8oA&feature=fvwrel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJfFGgzhfhY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaED2roLMWk&feature=related


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Post by: Ocho on Friday 4 March 2011, 01:36:25 PM
Stephen Merchant to do his own stand up tour. Should be interesting...

Just bought tickets for this - hope it's going to be good.

Going to see Micky Flanagan in April as well.  He's done the same material for the last few TV appearances, so he better do something new.
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Post by: Ian W on Friday 4 March 2011, 01:42:07 PM
I was tempted to get tickets for Merchant.

I've been slightly disappointed by Gervais, Coogan and Brydon live though, not sure I can be let down by another one of my comedy heroes.
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Post by: Heneage on Friday 4 March 2011, 01:42:41 PM
Stephen Merchant to do his own stand up tour. Should be interesting...

Just bought tickets for this - hope it's going to be good.

Going to see Micky Flanagan in April as well.  He's done the same material for the last few TV appearances, so he'd better do something new.
I saw Flanagan a few years back he was brilliant.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Friday 4 March 2011, 01:55:41 PM
Afraid Flanagan would be just another of the TV ones that recycle the same s***. So funny the first few times you see them, but then you realise it's the same old stuff everytime.
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Post by: Mike on Sunday 10 April 2011, 12:48:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPzMjjgEKRk

Bill Burr's last two specials have been great, imo.
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Post by: S.S.R. on Sunday 10 April 2011, 09:08:40 AM
Saw Carly Smallman in Edinburgh last night. Class act. :lol:

Watch her on The Brydon Show here - did the same stuff last night:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWnWfIQmHh4

Sorry, that was garbage.
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Post by: wormy on Sunday 10 April 2011, 12:07:05 PM
Seems like she'd do my head in very quickly, a couple of bits raised a chuckle when I first saw that Brydon clip but grew thin on me very quick.

She's bangable in a chubby chick kinda way though.
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Post by: Mowen on Sunday 10 April 2011, 02:17:46 PM
Got tickets to see Stewart Lee in June. For anyone who's in London he's doing a run at the Soho theatre trying out new material, £10/ticket. Should be class.
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Post by: wormy on Sunday 10 April 2011, 02:34:15 PM
£10!? f*** sake. I hate having friends with none of the same interests as me :lol:
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Post by: Robster on Monday 11 April 2011, 04:19:58 PM
Off to see Peter Kay tonight.
I had clean forgot that we had tickets until my wife reminded me at the weekend. Had them since 2009 !
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Post by: Neil on Monday 11 April 2011, 07:47:04 PM
£10!? f*** sake. I hate having friends with none of the same interests as me :lol:

Frankly wormy, I'd be tempted to make the trip down just for this event. Hell, we could even meet and go to Ladbrokes. What a day.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Monday 11 April 2011, 08:08:38 PM
£10!? f*** sake. I hate having friends with none of the same interests as me :lol:

Frankly wormy, I'd be tempted to make the trip down just for this event. Hell, we could even meet and go to Ladbrokes. What a day.

You've just devised my dream day out. Ever. I think I love you, Neil. Go Dutch on the wine?
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Post by: 2sheds on Monday 11 April 2011, 08:13:00 PM
Three clips of Jason Cook now on Dave:
http://uktv.co.uk/dave/video/aid/643664/videolistid/148/sr/1
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Post by: GG on Monday 11 April 2011, 08:22:34 PM
Just ordered Dylan Moran tickets for June.  :smug:
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Post by: wormy on Monday 11 April 2011, 08:38:29 PM
Noticed he's playing in Ipswich again. Has to be done.
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Post by: Kaizero on Monday 11 April 2011, 09:02:34 PM
Going to see Seinfeld in June, will be awesome.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: 2sheds on Wednesday 20 April 2011, 07:34:16 PM
http://www.gagreflex.co.uk/index.php/2011/04/19/jason-cook-finds-happiness-on-the-radio/
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Post by: Mr. Snrub on Wednesday 20 April 2011, 08:08:36 PM
http://www.chortle.co.uk/comics/s/33413/seann_walsh?id_comic_media=1533&autoplay=1

Best comedian about atm.  Hilarious.
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Post by: 2sheds on Friday 22 April 2011, 06:10:46 PM
Jason Cook full page spread in the Shields Gazette.

http://www.shieldsgazette.com/lifestyle/entertainment/oh_we_do_laugh_to_be_beside_the_seaside_1_3317084

He's playing the Customs House in Shields with another local lad Chris Ramsey on April 30th.
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Post by: 2sheds on Saturday 23 April 2011, 11:40:17 AM
http://www.comedy.co.uk/live/review/dave_comedy_society_live_review/
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Post by: Tooj on Saturday 30 April 2011, 11:58:03 AM
Jason Cook full page spread in the Shields Gazette.

http://www.shieldsgazette.com/lifestyle/entertainment/oh_we_do_laugh_to_be_beside_the_seaside_1_3317084

He's playing the Customs House in Shields with another local lad Chris Ramsey on April 30th.

I'm off to see this tonight.

If it's s*** then I'm solely placing the blame on yourself. ;)
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Post by: Beren on Saturday 30 April 2011, 12:09:33 PM
Anyone catch that Talking Funny special with Ricky Gervais, Louis CK, Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld?

Pretty good watch IMO. :thup: Very funny in parts too, as you'd expect. ;)
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Post by: Beren on Saturday 30 April 2011, 12:12:36 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3Ar57R8OvQ

trailer
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Post by: 2sheds on Saturday 30 April 2011, 01:00:34 PM
Jason Cook full page spread in the Shields Gazette.

http://www.shieldsgazette.com/lifestyle/entertainment/oh_we_do_laugh_to_be_beside_the_seaside_1_3317084

He's playing the Customs House in Shields with another local lad Chris Ramsey on April 30th.

I'm off to see this tonight.

If it's s*** then I'm solely placing the blame on yourself. ;)
I'll be there myself with his sister.

There is some phenominal local talent emerging, here's my mate John singing this excellent tune http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnahB3SYN84
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Post by: HTT on Saturday 30 April 2011, 08:23:38 PM
Saw the Geordie Gavin Webster a few weeks back in Toon, extremely funny. Was comparing the other night in a pub in Gateshead, wasn't quite as funny but had his moments.
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Post by: joeyt on Saturday 30 April 2011, 09:09:47 PM
Seeing Milton Jones on Friday :thup:
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Post by: MyPalAl on Saturday 30 April 2011, 09:31:13 PM
Seeing Milton Jones on Friday :thup:

Me too! Week of mirth, cos I am seeing Lee Evans in Berwick first, on Tuesday. Looking forward to it  :thup:
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Post by: Geordiesned on Saturday 30 April 2011, 11:03:47 PM
Seeing Milton Jones on Friday :thup:

Me too!

Me three. :)
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Post by: Tooj on Sunday 1 May 2011, 12:48:36 AM
Jason Cook was outstanding.
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Post by: Heneage on Sunday 1 May 2011, 02:26:44 AM
Jason Cook was outstanding.
I thought he was fantastic when I saw him. Did he tell his Australian TV Show anecdote about the dog?
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Post by: Mike on Sunday 1 May 2011, 02:34:26 AM
Anyone catch that Talking Funny special with Ricky Gervais, Louis CK, Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld?

Pretty good watch IMO. :thup: Very funny in parts too, as you'd expect. ;)

Thought Ricky was the odd man out, but it was pretty good.

"Sitting on a cock cause I'm gay!"
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Post by: 2sheds on Sunday 1 May 2011, 02:06:25 PM
Jason Cook was outstanding.
O0
I thought Simon Donalds character 'Bingo' was an absolute scream but whether that would work outside this area is another thing.

Great lines from Jason about those 15 year olds and their Youth Worker  :lol:
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Post by: ZeRoE on Sunday 1 May 2011, 02:07:15 PM
Off to See Greg Davies a week tomorrow :D
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Post by: Tooj on Monday 2 May 2011, 11:32:56 AM
Jason Cook was outstanding.
O0
I thought Simon Donalds character 'Bingo' was an absolute scream but whether that would work outside this area is another thing.

Great lines from Jason about those 15 year olds and their Youth Worker  :lol:

:lol:
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Post by: je85 on Monday 2 May 2011, 12:08:47 PM
Saw Robin Ince the other week, very good show.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Beren on Monday 2 May 2011, 01:32:05 PM
Anyone catch that Talking Funny special with Ricky Gervais, Louis CK, Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld?

Pretty good watch IMO. :thup: Very funny in parts too, as you'd expect. ;)

Thought Ricky was the odd man out, but it was pretty good.

"Sitting on a cock cause I'm gay!"

Ricky was definitely the odd man out - his presence was almost awkward at times, and not necessarily in a funny way. Never thought his stand-up was brilliant personally. Hilarious and think he's fantastic mind you.
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Post by: Skirge on Monday 2 May 2011, 04:28:53 PM
Dave's One Night Stand last night had me in fkn tears.. just this one joke/story by Dave Gorman about his birthday in Vegas and being in the lift.. oh man I could not breathe, tears rolling down my face.
YES OKAY I was wasted first tie in a long time I had had and ganja but still was hilarious.
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Post by: MyPalAl on Thursday 5 May 2011, 10:00:16 PM
Lee Evans was brilliant in Berwick on Tuesday. Just like the good old days seeing him in a small cosy venue, much better than in an arena
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Post by: AfroP on Friday 6 May 2011, 12:31:58 AM
off to see John Bishop next tuesday at the arena. should be good.
was gob smacked when my lass said she'd never seen stand up comedy live
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Post by: joeyt on Friday 6 May 2011, 11:05:48 PM
Milton Jones was fantastic, him and his support act dealt with the hecklers well too
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Post by: Dave on Friday 6 May 2011, 11:43:55 PM
Probably slightly off topic but did anyone watch the Stewart Lee show the other night? Really enjoyed it on iPlayer. :thup:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Mowen on Saturday 7 May 2011, 01:18:59 AM
Probably slightly off topic but did anyone watch the Stewart Lee show the other night? Really enjoyed it on iPlayer. :thup:

"Taped" it on the weird new box that seems to have been introduced. Looking forward to watching it and seeing him in June, top bloke.
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Post by: Geordie Boot Boy on Saturday 7 May 2011, 10:26:06 PM
Probably slightly off topic but did anyone watch the Stewart Lee show the other night? Really enjoyed it on iPlayer. :thup:

"Taped" it on the weird new box that seems to have been introduced. Looking forward to watching it and seeing him in June, top bloke.

Good men. I really like Stewart Lee. One of my favourite stand ups.
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Post by: wormy on Saturday 7 May 2011, 10:28:17 PM
What show is this? I'm looking forward to seeing a re-run of Comedy Vehicle on Dave later. Is this better?
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Post by: Geordie Boot Boy on Saturday 7 May 2011, 11:22:53 PM
What show is this? I'm looking forward to seeing a re-run of Comedy Vehicle on Dave later. Is this better?

Better in the sense that it's a new episode of Comedy Vehicle rather than a re-run!
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Post by: wormy on Saturday 7 May 2011, 11:26:16 PM
A right :lol: Sweet. Tbf I never got round to watching any of the first series anyway, so it's all new to me. Thought it was a different kind of show from him or something, not a second series of Comedy Vehicle.
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Post by: ZeRoE on Sunday 8 May 2011, 10:57:44 AM
Greg Davies tomorrow night in Bristol :D

(http://www.thecomedybox.co.uk/site/files/Greg-Davies%20redux.JPG)
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Post by: 2sheds on Saturday 14 May 2011, 05:25:22 PM
Jason Cook is on Russel Howards Good News Extra at 10.00pm on BBC3 tonight.

To be followed by his own pilot radio show next Friday at 11.00pm on Radio 4.
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Post by: Sifu on Thursday 19 May 2011, 08:37:08 PM
Greg Davies tomorrow night in Bristol :D

(http://www.thecomedybox.co.uk/site/files/Greg-Davies%20redux.JPG)

Going to see him tomorrow night in Durham.
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Post by: Sifu on Saturday 21 May 2011, 12:03:36 AM
Just got back from seeing Greg Davies, was brilliant! Better than what I expected!
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Post by: cubaricho on Saturday 21 May 2011, 12:08:57 AM
Not a British guy, but if you haven't listened to My Secret Public Journal Live by Mike Birbiglia then you're sorely missing out.

The first track clocks in around 14 minutes but it sets up the rest of the album so perfectly.
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Post by: Mr Logic on Saturday 21 May 2011, 09:12:12 AM
Just found a guy on YT last night searching for 'stand-up'. Russell Peters, pretty good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pttuWR9aS20
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Post by: hazeyb on Saturday 21 May 2011, 10:57:04 AM
off to see John Bishop next tuesday at the arena. should be good.
was gob smacked when my lass said she'd never seen stand up comedy live

Saw him last week in Manchester.  Venue was larger than I like (MEN arena, 13,000 people, I normally go to the comedy store).  But complete bonus as he totally tore into sunderland.  Well worth seeing him.
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Post by: ZeRoE on Saturday 21 May 2011, 12:30:42 PM
Just got back from seeing Greg Davies, was brilliant! Better than what I expected!

He was like :D His bit at the beginning about audience banter had me torn up :lol:
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Post by: Interpolic on Wednesday 1 June 2011, 11:50:52 PM
Going to this on Saturday, really looking forward to it:

Quote
The Evelina Children's Hospital Benefit

Stewart Lee, 43, Tim Key, 34, Kevin Eldon, 51, Sara Pascoe, 31, and Chris Addison, 63, do a benefit that if you don't attend shows an unpleasant streak in your character. Hosted by Robin Ince, 27.

http://www.thebloomsbury.com/event/run/1577
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Post by: ZeRoE on Thursday 2 June 2011, 03:11:24 PM
I'm currently in the process of starting my own comedy club down here in Exeter, got my venue & acts sorted, just need to crack on with the advertising and start pulling in the audiences.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Thursday 2 June 2011, 08:12:29 PM
I'm currently in the process of starting my own comedy club down here in Exeter, got my venue & acts sorted, just need to crack on with the advertising and start pulling in the audiences.

Nice one. :thup: We've got a good one in Ipswich, used to be a regular in the front row. They're really building up and getting some good names. Always good to hear of a new comedy club opening.
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Post by: Sifu on Friday 10 June 2011, 09:01:24 PM
About to watch Channel 4's Comedy Gala - should be a good watch :thup:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Saturday 11 June 2011, 11:01:36 AM
I'm currently in the process of starting my own comedy club down here in Exeter, got my venue & acts sorted, just need to crack on with the advertising and start pulling in the audiences.

Nice one. :thup: We've got a good one in Ipswich, used to be a regular in the front row. They're really building up and getting some good names. Always good to hear of a new comedy club opening.

Whey, if you ever find yourself in Exeter, let me know and you can have a free ticket  O0
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Post by: Disco on Saturday 11 June 2011, 01:05:48 PM
Watched Kevin Bridges - The Story So Far last night. Pretty good.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: je85 on Sunday 19 June 2011, 06:15:34 PM
Half hour BBC 2 documentary on Tommy Cooper currently on iplayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b007hzl2/The_Art_of_Tommy_Cooper/
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Friday 15 July 2011, 11:20:13 AM
Had the opening night of my comedy club on Saturday gone (9th) Went absolutely brilliantly, had 5 fantastic comedians performing, including 1 from toon and 1 from Boro, Both I'd recommend keeping an eye out for in future as I feel they've got a good future ahead of them. Check them out, Ben Van Der Velde and Paul Duncan McGarrity.

But we had 55 tickets sold on the evening, out of a possible 80, which wasn't too bad, the room still looked packed and we had nothing but good feedback from the punters, even the comedians gave brilliant feedback, that even on our opening night we're already operating WELL above the average comedy club and we've got the foundations to become one of the best in the country. So just got to build on that now.

Watch this space, I do plan on opening one in toon in future ;)
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Post by: Sifu on Friday 15 July 2011, 02:09:50 PM
Great news that ZeRoE :thup:

Hope it all goes well for you! I look forward to seeing one in Toon in the future :thup:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: brummie on Friday 15 July 2011, 02:16:10 PM
Probably slightly off topic but did anyone watch the Stewart Lee show the other night? Really enjoyed it on iPlayer. :thup:

"Taped" it on the weird new box that seems to have been introduced. Looking forward to watching it and seeing him in June, top bloke.

Good men. I really like Stewart Lee. One of my favourite stand ups.

He's exceptional.

It's not laugh out loud and never will be, but it is very clever stuff he does.

His bit about Richard "The Hamster" Hammond (he's not a real hamster) and Jeremy Clarkson's daughters going blind is one of the cleverest bits of comedy I've ever seen.

He did a similar thing about David Cameron in the current series - basically a long story based on a lie. Seems to be a premise he uses a lot.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Friday 15 July 2011, 03:42:52 PM
Aye. Uses a lot of lies. A personal favourite of mine is a quote he made up and attributed to Russell Brand. And the conversation he had with Ang Lee, about 15 minutes of misinterpreting a joke based around his name and the Incredible Hulk's catchphrase. :lol: Stewart Lee is amazing. Based around the Russell Brand lie, also, is a bonus feature on the DVD where Johnny Vegas interviews him and questions him on it. Actually a really good back and forth between the two.

Congrats on the comedy club Zeroe! Always good to hear of a new successful one. Should be more widely available with a good level of comedians.
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Post by: Hanshithispantz on Friday 15 July 2011, 03:45:46 PM
Looks like a chubbier Morrissey
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: johnnypd on Friday 15 July 2011, 04:14:45 PM
Probably slightly off topic but did anyone watch the Stewart Lee show the other night? Really enjoyed it on iPlayer. :thup:

"Taped" it on the weird new box that seems to have been introduced. Looking forward to watching it and seeing him in June, top bloke.

Good men. I really like Stewart Lee. One of my favourite stand ups.

He's exceptional.

It's not laugh out loud and never will be, but it is very clever stuff he does.

His bit about Richard "The Hamster" Hammond (he's not a real hamster) and Jeremy Clarkson's daughters going blind is one of the cleverest bits of comedy I've ever seen.

He did a similar thing about David Cameron in the current series - basically a long story based on a lie. Seems to be a premise he uses a lot.

dunno, that one he does about Princess Diana and the E.T. had me on the verge of pissing myself when i first saw it.

the routine about scotland is probably my personal fave. "Gaelic was a very highly evolved form of medieval scottish homosexual patois"
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Friday 15 July 2011, 04:50:28 PM
The William Wallace bit. :lol: That would make William Wallace, Braveheart, our national hero, a paedophile. A Scottish paedophile. The worst kind of paedophile there is. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Mowen on Saturday 16 July 2011, 12:17:17 PM
Probably slightly off topic but did anyone watch the Stewart Lee show the other night? Really enjoyed it on iPlayer. :thup:

"Taped" it on the weird new box that seems to have been introduced. Looking forward to watching it and seeing him in June, top bloke.

Good men. I really like Stewart Lee. One of my favourite stand ups.

He's exceptional.

It's not laugh out loud and never will be, but it is very clever stuff he does.

His bit about Richard "The Hamster" Hammond (he's not a real hamster) and Jeremy Clarkson's daughters going blind is one of the cleverest bits of comedy I've ever seen.

He did a similar thing about David Cameron in the current series - basically a long story based on a lie. Seems to be a premise he uses a lot.

He did a lot of that at the warmup gig I saw him at the other week as well, quotes from Americans about Osama's death. At the end he announced he'd only had to make up 4 of the 5 quotes, which really told you something :lol:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Tooj on Tuesday 19 July 2011, 05:56:10 PM
Just bought tickets to Jason Cook's pre-Edinburgh show on the 29th July at the Live Theatre in town.

Looking forward to it. :)
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Sunday 24 July 2011, 08:24:01 AM
So. Had the second night of my Comedy Club in Exeter last night.

f*** me, what a brilliant night!

Again, feedback we got was just amazing, had no negative feedback, comedians were filled with nothing but praise for the setup and again we can only go from strength to strength.

Jongleurs used to be hosted at my venue and theatre staff said "You have blown them out of the water, you should be charging double"

Anyway, the acts we had on last night were Tom Glover (MC), Adam Money, Marcus Gill, Donna Galloway, Tom Palmer and Wes Packer. Some of you may of heard of Wes Packer, although he's not a house-hold name (yet) I think he's going to be big. In 2006 he won the "So You Think You're Funny?" competition which previous winners have included Lee Mack, Peter Kay, Dylan Moran, David O'Doherty etc. He was my headline act and he was f***ing fantastic, I genuinely can't rate him highly enough, if you get the chance to see him in any clubs around the country, do it, you will not regret it.

Another guy who I feel is destined for big things is Adam Money, he's relatively new he's only been gigging for just over a year but his story telling and energy on the stage is just brilliant, again if you get the chance to see him, do it.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: TheGuv on Sunday 24 July 2011, 09:37:16 AM
:thup:

Really pleased to hear that it's going well.

Open one in Newcastle already!
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Sunday 24 July 2011, 09:39:20 AM
It's in the plans don't worry ;)
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: TheGuv on Sunday 24 July 2011, 09:43:52 AM
It's in the plans don't worry ;)

Good :snod:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Monday 25 July 2011, 03:03:28 PM
Here's a couple of clips from Wes Packer and Adam Money from when they performed at my Club on Saturday, only 2 minute clips, but I don't want to put their full set on as then there's no point going to see them! lol

Wes Packer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qspsbWCjwac

Adam Money
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2YCBRrb0GI
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: 2sheds on Saturday 30 July 2011, 09:45:03 PM
Just bought tickets to Jason Cook's pre-Edinburgh show on the 29th July at the Live Theatre in town.

Looking forward to it. :)
I'm off to see him tomorrow night at the Customs House.

Row C as well, it should be fun.

He won't pick on me but my son and his mates might get some stick.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: cubaricho on Saturday 30 July 2011, 09:49:58 PM
Finally got around to watching Talking Funny the other day.  Gervais, Seinfeld, Rock, and Louis CK all sitting around shooting the s*** talking about comedy.  Immense stuff.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Magpie on Saturday 30 July 2011, 09:52:01 PM
Going to see Milton Jones at the Fringe next Sunday. Fancy seeing another up and coming comedian either before or after, any recommendations?
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Disco on Saturday 30 July 2011, 10:14:17 PM
Just watching some Steve Hughes, he's pretty f***ing funny like.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Mike on Saturday 30 July 2011, 10:17:11 PM
Listening to Arizona Bay atm.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 31 July 2011, 12:02:41 AM
Jason Cook man. Amazing.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Magpie on Sunday 31 July 2011, 12:15:25 AM
Just bought tickets to Jason Cook's pre-Edinburgh show on the 29th July at the Live Theatre in town.

Looking forward to it. :)
I'm off to see him tomorrow night at the Customs House.

Row C as well, it should be fun.

He won't pick on me but my son and his mates might get some stick.

Cheers fella, booked him for before Milton Jones. Be good to catch a local comic up there.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: andyburn on Sunday 31 July 2011, 12:23:02 AM
Just back from seeing Tom Stade and Rich Wilson at the Sage.  Top gig and a top place. 

Is Stewart Lee... Stewart Lee... Stewart Lee......sorry, I was doing his act there...is he funny? Our own Gavin Webster is a far better act.

Jason Cook tomorrow should be good.  Got to be better than the missing Ava Vidal and James Dowdeswell at the Live the other night.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Friday 2 September 2011, 02:07:20 PM
I forgot how funny Stephen Lynch can be:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeKkjACNPSc&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsuQ_kHtSgU&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BooHi2YcIXI&feature=related

Last one reminds me of Clay.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Dr Venkman on Friday 2 September 2011, 02:22:41 PM
Listening to Arizona Bay atm.

you know mate
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Dr Venkman on Friday 2 September 2011, 02:23:11 PM
Just watching some Steve Hughes, he's pretty f***ing funny like.

the ozzie guy who likes metal? if so he's brilliant imo
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Friday 2 September 2011, 02:48:41 PM
f*** sake. I need to re-buy Live at the El Rey. Lent it to a 'mate'. He's not my mate until I get it back. f***ing t***. Love that DVD.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Friday 2 September 2011, 06:22:30 PM
Got our return gig tomorrow night after a month off :D

Sarah Iles as MC
James Alderson as an Opener
Scott Adams, Louis Burgess and Larry Dean as Middle 10mins
and Paul T.Eyres as Closer

Next gig got;

Cal Halbert as MC (He was on Britains got Talent)
Chris Mayo as Opener
Chris Munro & Simon Hillyard as Middle 10s
and Newcastle's own Christian Steel as my closer :D

Really looking forward to it, the Theatre's been closed during August so had no gigs to look forward to and it's been a very boring month!

Also got big plans for our first festival next year, Just e-mailed offers to the agents of David O'Doherty, Greg Davies, Jack Whitehall, Richard Herring, Ed Byrne and a couple of others, hopefully I can get something finalised :D
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Monday 19 September 2011, 11:40:30 PM
I can't make my mind up if Tim Minchin is funny or not.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Monday 19 September 2011, 11:56:48 PM
I find that with Tim Minchin, small doses does the trick. Got So f***ing Rock. Awful for a lot, with a few really funny moments. Saw his NMTB host episode, and irritating for a lot, but I think that was more his and Noel Fielding's bitch fight for Paloma Faith. Cringeworthy at times.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Tuesday 20 September 2011, 12:02:49 AM
Never understood the hype over The Mighty Boosh to be honest.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Tuesday 20 September 2011, 12:06:44 AM
Mighty Boosh, Flight of the Choncords, Tim Minchin.. all absolute bollocks!
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Tuesday 20 September 2011, 12:06:46 AM
Love Mighty Boosh meself. Also find Noel Fielding and Julian Barrett amusing in their own right as stand ups. Although I don't feel many agree with me on Noel Fielding, I havn't seen any recent stuff of Julian Barrett's, just some stuff from the early 90s or whenever that Paramount/Comedy Central used to show.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Tuesday 20 September 2011, 12:08:37 AM
They showed a Pre-Boosh student made film by the Boosh people at Reading 2006, that was pretty funny. I just don't get the insane love in general for them. I think that's part of what puts me off them. Yes, I'm one of those people.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Tuesday 20 September 2011, 12:12:04 AM
:lol: Nah, I know what you mean. The inexplicable widespread OTT love of some things can put me off things at times. Wouldn't say I love Mighty Boosh, but I certainly enjoy it and will stick the DVDs on now and then. Don't think I'll ever tire of the Old Greg episode tbh.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Tuesday 20 September 2011, 12:13:24 AM
Have to admit, I saw Old Greg and Crack Fox and thought those were somewhat funny. Just seemed like a really extreme version of Reeves & Mortimer.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Neil on Tuesday 20 September 2011, 12:13:28 AM
Never got Noel Fielding. Sounds like he puts random words together, talks slowly and quietly yet sounding like he's going to laugh at any point... not sure what's supposed to be funny about him really. A big "err errrr" as Family Fortunes would say.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Tuesday 20 September 2011, 12:18:12 AM
Wait... there's a Charlie Sheen roast tonight? Oh man, that should be interesting.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Tuesday 20 September 2011, 12:21:22 AM
Wait... there's a Charlie Sheen roast tonight? Oh man, that should be interesting.

On Comedy Central UK at 10pm tomorrow. :thup: After a Two and a Half Men with Ashton Kutcher preview and new episode of Mike and Molly. :fwap: My night's sealed. f*** the football.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Sifu on Tuesday 20 September 2011, 12:22:31 AM
Never understood the hype over The Mighty Boosh to be honest.

Same.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Tuesday 20 September 2011, 12:23:17 AM
:lol: Guess there isn't as insane love for the Boosh as you thought, OCK :razz:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Tuesday 20 September 2011, 12:23:41 AM
Guess not.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 20 September 2011, 12:25:51 AM
Loved Mighty Boosh but hate watching episodes again. Think it's something that is funny the first time around as you have no idea what's going on but when you know what is going to happen it's s***.

For me anyway.

I do like Noel Fielding on other stuff though, don't think I have Julian Barrett for f***ing ages though.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Tuesday 20 September 2011, 12:28:34 AM
Zero should do a 'Mate's Rate' night at his Comedy club for us N-O lot.  :snod:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Heneage on Tuesday 20 September 2011, 06:05:37 AM
The roast was really good.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Tuesday 20 September 2011, 11:19:22 AM
Zero should do a 'Mate's Rate' night at his Comedy club for us N-O lot.  :snod:

When you start doing mates rates for your "lovin" I will do.

Although, if any of you lot are willing to travel to f***ing Exeter (380 miles) just to come to my club, f*** it, you can get in for nowt  :memelol:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Tuesday 20 September 2011, 11:22:12 AM
Ah, we wouldn't be allowed in Exeter, not us horrible Geordies. At least that's what I can gather from a certain poster on here.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Tuesday 20 September 2011, 01:30:49 PM
Ah, we wouldn't be allowed in Exeter, not us horrible Geordies. At least that's what I can gather from a certain poster on here.

lol, do explain
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: MW on Thursday 22 September 2011, 02:48:52 AM
Just watching some Steve Hughes, he's pretty f***ing funny like.

absolute class him, would love to see more of him, in fact i will right now
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: TheGuv on Friday 23 September 2011, 04:42:51 PM
zEroE: Do you still have plans for a comedy club in Newcastle?
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Friday 23 September 2011, 06:14:06 PM
Yes mate, Gotta have one at home ;)
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Friday 23 September 2011, 06:18:59 PM
Just to add, I'm back up at Christmas so I'll be scouting for a venue then... so hopefully some movement in the next few months
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Friday 23 September 2011, 06:36:28 PM
I think ones just opened up here, http://www.thegrinningidiot.com/ (http://www.thegrinningidiot.com/) and there's already http://www.thehyena.com/ (http://www.thehyena.com/)
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Friday 23 September 2011, 07:22:26 PM
Aye there's also The Stand that's just opened. Some strong competition like, so been thinking I may aim for Jesmond for a venue
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Friday 23 September 2011, 07:31:33 PM
Suppose you might get a mix of older folk and student folk in Jesmond.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Friday 23 September 2011, 08:07:30 PM
Yeah that's about the mix I've got at the minute in Exeter, and so far it's been well received, so might aswell go for something I know :D
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Wednesday 28 September 2011, 11:56:19 AM
Looks like my gig on Saturday could be our first sell out! Closest I've come was 72 out of 75, with that gig we'd sold 42 tickets by the Friday and the rest on Saturday (day of the gig) But this time, it's only Wednesday and we've already done 63 :D Can't f***ing wait!
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Sifu on Wednesday 28 September 2011, 03:28:24 PM
Nice one ZeRoE :thup:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Geordiesned on Wednesday 28 September 2011, 05:52:44 PM
Off to see Reginald D Hunter at the Journal Tyne Theatre tomorrow night.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Sifu on Friday 30 September 2011, 12:01:00 AM
Off to see Reginald D Hunter at the Journal Tyne Theatre tomorrow night.

What did you think? I went tonight too, thought he was great :thup:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Friday 30 September 2011, 12:28:53 AM
I've seen Reginald G Hunter before (he was only on for 20 mins or so as it was one of these charity things) and I thought he was class.

I've bought the GF tickets to see Demetri Martin for her birthday and might bring her to the Comedy Store as well.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: catmag on Friday 30 September 2011, 09:31:45 AM
Well I'm going to see Alan Carr next month. Yes, camp as f*** but I don't care - really looking forward to it  :aww:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Friday 30 September 2011, 09:57:49 AM
I've seen Reginald G Hunter before (he was only on for 20 mins or so as it was one of these charity things) and I thought he was class.

I've bought the GF tickets to see Demetri Martin for her birthday and might bring her to the Comedy Store as well.

Demetri Martin in London!? f*** sake!
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: BooBoo on Saturday 1 October 2011, 10:46:02 AM
Bought two tickets to see Stephen Merchant at the Manchester Apollo. Always found him amusing since his cameo as The Ogg Monster.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: BooBoo on Saturday 1 October 2011, 10:46:48 AM
Well I'm going to see Alan Carr next month. Yes, camp as f*** but I don't care - really looking forward to it  :aww:

I like Alan Carr, ridiculously camp but always raises a chuckle or two.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: je85 on Saturday 1 October 2011, 10:48:00 AM
Anyone seen Andi Osho live? Not sure if I'm much for her having seen the tv bits, but tickets to her upcoming shows are pretty cheap.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Saturday 1 October 2011, 10:57:30 AM
Anyone seen Andi Osho live? Not sure if I'm much for her having seen the tv bits, but tickets to her upcoming shows are pretty cheap.

Seems alright, like. Nowt special from what I've seen.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Heneage on Saturday 1 October 2011, 07:03:10 PM
Anyone seen Andi Osho live? Not sure if I'm much for her having seen the tv bits, but tickets to her upcoming shows are pretty cheap.
I'd avoid like the plague tbh. For me she's too much like Stephen K Amos.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Geordiesned on Saturday 1 October 2011, 08:58:24 PM
Off to see Reginald D Hunter at the Journal Tyne Theatre tomorrow night.

What did you think? I went tonight too, thought he was great :thup:

Absolutely loved him. That guy knows how to work a crowd.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Sunday 2 October 2011, 09:17:55 AM
So,

Had my first sell out gig last night, was f***ing brilliant :D The Edge Comedy team is slowly building, I now have a partner and a sound/light technician which is making my job so much easier now.

Cal Halbert was my MC for the evening, and he is such a lovely lad, here he is Cal Halbert on Britain's Got Talent 2011 Week 6 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jPv1E8H6WY#noexternalembed-ws)

Next up was Chris Norton Walker, who's a very intimidating (to the crowd) comedian, but he pulled it off brilliantly without making anyone feel too uncomfortable.

The 3 middle spots of Stu Privett, Rob Coleman and Antoinette Keane, Antoinette is a previous finalist of So You Think You're Funny.

And finally my headliner. Wil Hodgson, fantastic west country comedian who doesn't seem to breathe when performing, just keeps talking and talking fast :lol: Wil Hodgson was recently one of the guest stand-up's on Russell Howard's Good News.

All in all a brilliant night, and onwards and upwards we go.

Also had 2 bits of fantastic news, that a big name bank (haven't been given the name of the bank yet) wants to book us for a private event for 200+ people in Exeter :D And had word that a BIG name comedian is interested in doing a spot next year :D
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: BooBoo on Sunday 2 October 2011, 09:39:16 AM
Honestly man, nee body gives a toss.














 :troll:


Just joking, sounds class. Well played.





Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Sunday 2 October 2011, 10:16:43 AM
Honestly man, nee body gives a toss.














 :troll:


Just joking, sounds class. Well played.

 :okay:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Sifu on Sunday 2 October 2011, 02:53:52 PM
So,

Had my first sell out gig last night, was f***ing brilliant :D The Edge Comedy team is slowly building, I now have a partner and a sound/light technician which is making my job so much easier now.

Cal Halbert was my MC for the evening, and he is such a lovely lad, here he is Cal Halbert on Britain's Got Talent 2011 Week 6 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jPv1E8H6WY#noexternalembed-ws)

Next up was Chris Norton Walker, who's a very intimidating (to the crowd) comedian, but he pulled it off brilliantly without making anyone feel too uncomfortable.

The 3 middle spots of Stu Privett, Rob Coleman and Antoinette Keane, Antoinette is a previous finalist of So You Think You're Funny.

And finally my headliner. Wil Hodgson, fantastic west country comedian who doesn't seem to breathe when performing, just keeps talking and talking fast :lol: Wil Hodgson was recently one of the guest stand-up's on Russell Howard's Good News.

All in all a brilliant night, and onwards and upwards we go.

Also had 2 bits of fantastic news, that a big name bank (haven't been given the name of the bank yet) wants to book us for a private event for 200+ people in Exeter :D And had word that a BIG name comedian is interested in doing a spot next year :D

:thup: :thup: :thup:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Thursday 6 October 2011, 10:00:41 PM
When the f*** did Andy Parsons become "the topical comedian of his generation"? [quote: the info button on Comedy Central's showing of Andy Parsons: Britain's Got Idiots) :lol: f*** off.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Si on Thursday 6 October 2011, 10:02:00 PM
When the f*** did Andy Parsons become "the topical comedian of his generation"? [quote: the info button on Comedy Central's showing of Andy Parsons: Britain's Got Idiots) :lol: f*** off.

If he is then abandon all hope for society. He is one of the most shockingly unfunny comedians i've ever come across.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Thursday 6 October 2011, 10:02:46 PM
I've not got owt against him like, just one of the many average comedians who raise a titter from me now and then. But Christ, what an offensive description of him.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: madras on Thursday 6 October 2011, 10:04:22 PM
did you really expect them to say "heres an hour of someone who can knock out a canny script but is a crap stand up....enjoy" ?
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Saturday 8 October 2011, 05:19:18 PM
I hate Andy Parsons.  So, so much.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Neil on Saturday 8 October 2011, 05:29:42 PM
I hate Andy Parsons.  So, so much.

"Now....."
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Jill on Saturday 8 October 2011, 05:31:55 PM
I hate Andy Parsons.  So, so much.

"Now....."

:lol: Exactly my problem with him.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Saturday 8 October 2011, 05:56:48 PM
The material is w*** and lazy anyway but the delivery, f*** me.  Awful human.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Neil on Saturday 8 October 2011, 05:57:52 PM
The material is w*** and lazy anyway but the delivery, f*** me.  Awful human.

:lol:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Saturday 8 October 2011, 07:43:20 PM
Needless to say, I really don't rate him either, so I won't be booking him any time soon.

I have however had word from none other than Rhod Gilbert that he would like to come and do a headline spot next year!  :celb:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Ginola on Saturday 8 October 2011, 07:44:49 PM
Rhod Gilbert is class. Interpolic summed up Andy Parsons perfectly.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Sunday 9 October 2011, 01:29:36 AM
Needless to say, I really don't rate him either, so I won't be booking him any time soon.

I have however had word from none other than Rhod Gilbert that he would like to come and do a headline spot next year!  :celb:

:clap: Nice one mate. He came to the comedy club in Ipswich as part of his tour a few years ago. Was f***ing brilliant.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Mr Logic on Sunday 9 October 2011, 01:52:42 AM
Just discovered Dylan Moran, I'd seriously never heard of him before - but now have his 3 dvd's thanks to err, alternative sources.

I like intelligent, observant comedians.

Dylan Moran - What It Is - Live Part 4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxDFEjFC9so#)
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Sunday 9 October 2011, 01:54:17 AM
Christ. Never? He gets better with every watch imo.

Get the three series of Black Books too. :thup:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Sifu on Sunday 9 October 2011, 01:03:47 PM
I hate Andy Parsons.  So, so much.

I do too. He's not f***ing funny at all.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Sifu on Sunday 9 October 2011, 01:05:39 PM
Needless to say, I really don't rate him either, so I won't be booking him any time soon.

I have however had word from none other than Rhod Gilbert that he would like to come and do a headline spot next year!  :celb:

:thup: Great news.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Sunday 9 October 2011, 01:14:26 PM
Needless to say, I really don't rate him either, so I won't be booking him any time soon.

I have however had word from none other than Rhod Gilbert that he would like to come and do a headline spot next year!  :celb:

:thup: Great news.

I think I've been getting very lucky with my contacts to be honest, 2nd gig I did had a guy called Wes Packer headlining (I mentioned him a few pages back) And he was f***ing brilliant, I only booked/paid him to do 30 minutes... he did 50. He previously won "So you think you're funny" back in 2006 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/So_You_Think_You%27re_Funny (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/So_You_Think_You%27re_Funny)). I've had nothing but praise from him for the club, and the way I've been doing things and he's tipped us for big things ;)... Oh... and he's also close personal friends with Rhod Gilbert and he's been slowly working on him to come do my gig, to which he's accepted, once we've got the financials out of the way, then I can formally announce it :D Best bit is, I'm dealing with him personally, and not through management, makes my job so much easier.

Oh and in January, I've got a guy performing called Gary Delaney, He's been a stand-up for 10 years, and he's a writer for TV, he writes for Jason Manford, Micky Flanagan, 8 out of 10 cats, Mock The Week, Russell Howards good news. And he's Sarah Millican's boyfriend... so that could open some more doors for me at least!
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Sunday 9 October 2011, 08:34:03 PM
All good news, keep it going, man! You could be the modern version of the comedy club where Rik Mayall and that came through!
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Sifu on Sunday 9 October 2011, 08:59:37 PM
Fantastic ZeRoE, like OCK's said, keep it up! :)
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Sunday 9 October 2011, 09:31:22 PM
All good news, keep it going, man! You could be the modern version of the comedy club where Rik Mayall and that came through!

That's the plan!
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Sunday 9 October 2011, 09:52:22 PM
Well, its my plan. So I should get at least 30% of profits and 10% of every house gate. DVD sales we'll discuss at a later date.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Sunday 9 October 2011, 10:13:36 PM
:memelol:

(http://images.memegenerator.net/instances/500x/9274360.jpg)
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Monday 10 October 2011, 01:56:01 PM
That would require you to have a phallus... 
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Tuesday 11 October 2011, 09:52:11 AM
That would require you to have a phallus... 

Such a schoolboy reply OCK...







... you mum knows I have one :D
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Badlands on Tuesday 11 October 2011, 10:16:00 AM
Anybody bought anything tickets to see anyone at The Stand yet? Gonna bag me some tickets for Craig Campbell in November.

Got some cracking bookings already, Frankie Boyle, Phil Jupitus, Mark Watson and Rory Bremner. Going tohave stuff on 5 nights a week as well. I've got high hopes for this.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Disco on Saturday 15 October 2011, 09:44:35 PM
Just watching Tommy Tiernan's Cracked. Pretty funny.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Tuesday 18 October 2011, 10:08:58 PM
I've seen Reginald G Hunter before (he was only on for 20 mins or so as it was one of these charity things) and I thought he was class.

I've bought the GF tickets to see Demetri Martin for her birthday and might bring her to the Comedy Store as well.

Demetri Martin in London!? f*** sake!

Sorry wormy, he was absolutely ace like.  First London show in 7 years apparently, let's hope he's going to start doing more stand-up again because he's a genius.  Oh, he's got a book out n'all: http://www.amazon.co.uk/This-Book-Demetri-Martin/dp/184614521X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318972064&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/This-Book-Demetri-Martin/dp/184614521X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318972064&sr=8-1)
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Tuesday 18 October 2011, 10:09:58 PM
:( Glad to hear it was good though. Might entice him back and I'll hear about it this time.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Tuesday 18 October 2011, 10:11:42 PM
Demetri Martin's name rings a bell like. Did he originally do a stand up set with an overhead projector and a guitar?
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Tuesday 18 October 2011, 10:17:34 PM
Can't think of him using one off the top of my head, but an overhead projector wouldn't surprise me, like. Has certainly used flip charts a lot. And plays the guitar.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Tuesday 18 October 2011, 10:19:02 PM
Ah, might have been flip chart, yeah that seems familiar. Can't remember what I saw him now, might have been a CH4 show YEARS ago. Seem to remember he was funny though.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Tuesday 18 October 2011, 10:20:42 PM
Started going through his clips now. :lol:

Demetri Martin cuteness graph (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbIRAjiMWBs#)
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Tuesday 18 October 2011, 10:25:47 PM
Aye, he used to use a projector for a bit I think, when he was using a lot of graphs and stuff like that at the beginning.

Last night he did a mix of flipchart, guitar, keyboard, straight stand-up and audience interaction.  The latter 2 were the best in all honesty, he doesn't need the gimmicks anywhere near as much as I thought he did, but it was great to see them and certainly adds a bit of variety.  He's just very cool onstage, totally unflappable and comes up with some of his most left-field stuff on the spot even when faced with some really strange heckles.  As you say wormy, let's hope he goes touring again.  I'd definitely go see him again.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Tuesday 18 October 2011, 10:40:42 PM
f*** me. Can't believe the guy's 38!
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: joeyt on Tuesday 25 October 2011, 12:38:24 PM
Rob Brydon was excellent last night :thup: The guy who he was with, not so good
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: 2sheds on Tuesday 25 October 2011, 09:59:29 PM
Jason Cook is from Hebburn - watch this space
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: BooBoo on Thursday 27 October 2011, 11:35:55 PM
Stephen Merchant tonight at the Manchester Apollo. Twas very funny, good material and amusing delivery.

Saw Joe Hart and his Wag on the way out. He's a big unit.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Geordiesned on Friday 28 October 2011, 11:30:34 PM
Jack Whitehall at the Tyne Theatre tonight.

Wasn't sure if he'd be any good but he was class. Very funny and had done a bit of research on the area which I think always adds a bit.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: 2sheds on Saturday 29 October 2011, 01:28:50 AM
Jason Cook talks about his dad in todays  Guardian.  http://m.guardian.co.uk/ms/p/gnm/op/s3q-vMn7_X6kphoEb27H5wg/view.m?id=15&gid=lifeandstyle/2011/oct/29/jason-cook-comedy-father&cat=lifeandstyle (http://m.guardian.co.uk/ms/p/gnm/op/s3q-vMn7_X6kphoEb27H5wg/view.m?id=15&gid=lifeandstyle/2011/oct/29/jason-cook-comedy-father&cat=lifeandstyle)

His dad was the best bloke I'll ever meet don't read this if your a bit emotional.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: n4e on Wednesday 23 November 2011, 03:41:36 AM
Watched the Stephen Merchant standup earlier. It's got a few good moments but the majority is just based around him failing with women which if you've listened to his other stuff it seems like you've heard it all before.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 23 November 2011, 04:15:42 AM
Went to see Jason Manford the other night, was areet.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Froggy on Thursday 1 December 2011, 02:15:00 AM
Currently watching Micky Flanagans DVD. Absolutely hilarious so far.

Have Jason Manfords second coming up too. His first was quality.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Mike on Thursday 1 December 2011, 05:58:19 AM
:( Patrice O'neil, man.

Sucks, man. Dude was amazing.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: je85 on Thursday 1 December 2011, 08:45:35 AM
Starting to drop some heavy hints that I'd like Stewart Lee tickets for Christmas.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: madras on Thursday 1 December 2011, 12:37:25 PM
Starting to drop some heavy hints that I'd like Stewart Lee tickets for Christmas.
dropping those hints to your lass ?. may i suggest you let it be known you want the tickets for a post christmas show.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: je85 on Thursday 1 December 2011, 02:19:16 PM
Starting to drop some heavy hints that I'd like Stewart Lee tickets for Christmas.
dropping those hints to your lass ?. may i suggest you let it be known you want the tickets for a post christmas show.

Yes
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Thursday 1 December 2011, 03:07:29 PM
Had some recent news regarding me opening a comedy venue up north... Will update details when I'm allowed to! :D
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Sifu on Thursday 1 December 2011, 03:32:04 PM
Nice ZeRoE, keep us updated :thup:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: DeNiroMole on Thursday 1 December 2011, 05:27:57 PM
:( Patrice O'neil, man.

Sucks, man. Dude was amazing.

Very sad.  Could listen to his stuff all day.  One funny motherfucker.

RIP Patrice
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Sunday 25 December 2011, 12:41:39 AM
Jeff Dunham is depressingly American.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Sifu on Tuesday 3 January 2012, 01:44:49 AM
Went to see Sarah Millican and Friends tonight at The Stand. Enjoyed it when Sarah was on but the "Friends" were a bit meh though.

She basically tried new material (which will probably feature on her new show on BBC) and enjoyed all of it really :thup:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 3 January 2012, 01:49:28 AM
Millican has come on leaps and bounds since her early "My boyfriend did this" "My boyfriend did that" "You never guess what my ex husband did" patter :thup:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Sifu on Tuesday 3 January 2012, 02:37:21 PM
:thup:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Saturday 7 January 2012, 08:43:18 PM
Saw Tim Key's Masterslut show in Soho last night, in which there's a bath full of water on stage which forms the basis for various gags.

The show was perfectly choregraphed between poems, stories, videos, other bits and pieces, and his delivery is a joy.  My favourite comedian at present, love him.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: TheGuv on Wednesday 18 January 2012, 12:59:45 PM
Simon Donald is asking for work in London.

I forget which forumite owns the stand up club, so this info is for you :thup:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Ronaldo on Friday 20 January 2012, 12:04:21 AM
Saw Billy Connolly at the City Hall tonight, and met him after the show. Top bloke and still hilarious.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Friday 20 January 2012, 09:23:30 AM
Simon Donald is asking for work in London.

I forget which forumite owns the stand up club, so this info is for you :thup:

Cheers Guv, appreciate the thought, but I'm in Exeter :( :thup:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: MyPalAl on Sunday 29 January 2012, 10:04:55 PM
Saw Billy Connolly at the City Hall tonight, and met him after the show. Top bloke and still hilarious.

Was there too. Likened him to watching NUFC; entertaining in parts, but generally s****.

However, whereas I will go back to see the Toon, I wouldn't go back to see Connolly. Funny in parts but hilarious? Not for me.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: madras on Sunday 29 January 2012, 10:08:19 PM
Saw Billy Connolly at the City Hall tonight, and met him after the show. Top bloke and still hilarious.

Was there too. Likened him to watching NUFC; entertaining in parts, but generally s****.

However, whereas I will go back to see the Toon, I wouldn't go back to see Connolly. Funny in parts but hilarious? Not for me.
careful, in my experience connolly fans are as defensive as sci fi and heavy metal fans.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Sunday 29 January 2012, 10:08:33 PM
I've a fairly keen interest in stand-up comedy but have never really understood the fuss with Billy Connolly either. 

Must say I'm the same with a few mind, such as Ross Noble and Eddie Izzard.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: MyPalAl on Sunday 29 January 2012, 10:11:35 PM
I've a fairly keen interest in stand-up comedy but have never really understood the fuss with Billy Connolly either. 

Must say I'm the same with a few mind, such as Ross Noble and Eddie Izzard.

Don't like Izzard, but think Ross Noble is mint.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: madras on Sunday 29 January 2012, 10:14:29 PM
I've a fairly keen interest in stand-up comedy but have never really understood the fuss with Billy Connolly either. 

Must say I'm the same with a few mind, such as Ross Noble and Eddie Izzard.
eddie izzard was soo good when he first hit the big time as it was very original. clever bloke as he seemed to know this (imagine if the simpsons, family guy. south park etc hadn't been round in the past and the last series of the simpsons was the first anyone had seen, everyone would think it was excellent)
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Sunday 29 January 2012, 10:16:59 PM
me dad proper loves Milton Jones at the minute.  Funny guy like, some brilliant one liners.  (Milton Jones that is, me dads jokes are s***)
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Sunday 29 January 2012, 10:22:40 PM
Yeah, I quite like Milton Jones.  Similar humour to Mitch Hedberg and Demetri Martin although I don't think he's as good as either, mind.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: biggs on Monday 30 January 2012, 08:44:24 AM
I went to the heats of a stand-up night involving 16 comics @ the Dog and Parrot in mid jan and it was incredibly poor in most parts but i had a good rapore with the compare who was funnier than most wanna be comedians .
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Monday 30 January 2012, 11:38:02 PM
Yeah, I quite like Milton Jones.  Similar humour to Mitch Hedberg and Demetri Martin although I don't think he's as good as either, mind.

Mitch Hedberg. :smitten: :( Imagine that amount of amazing material he'd have behind him by now, man.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Monday 30 January 2012, 11:40:27 PM
Yeah, I quite like Milton Jones.  Similar humour to Mitch Hedberg and Demetri Martin although I don't think he's as good as either, mind.

Mitch Hedberg. :smitten: :( Imagine that amount of amazing material he'd have behind him by now, man.

:thup: Phenomenal material, unusual style, charisma off the scale.  A big miss.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Monday 30 January 2012, 11:52:20 PM
Gonna have to go back and watch some. Been an age. On a similar note, still pisses me off to think Bill Hicks would only be in his early 50s right now.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Neil on Monday 30 January 2012, 11:55:35 PM
Gonna have to go back and watch some. Been an age. On a similar note, still pisses me off to think Bill Hicks would only be in his early 50s right now.

Would have loved so much to see Hicks live.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Jill on Friday 3 February 2012, 12:24:58 PM
A lad I know is going to do some stand up despite not being able to talk: http://lostvoiceguy.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/stand-up-and-be-counted (http://lostvoiceguy.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/stand-up-and-be-counted)

First gig is tomorrow. I think a few others off here will know him too. Should be interesting anyway, he's a canny funny lad.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Friday 3 February 2012, 04:42:15 PM
A lad I know is going to do some stand up despite not being able to talk: http://lostvoiceguy.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/stand-up-and-be-counted (http://lostvoiceguy.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/stand-up-and-be-counted)

First gig is tomorrow. I think a few others off here will know him too. Should be interesting anyway, he's a canny funny lad.

Wow, class. :lol:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Spider Jerusalem on Friday 3 February 2012, 06:09:52 PM
Saw Billy Connolly at the City Hall tonight, and met him after the show. Top bloke and still hilarious.

Was there too. Likened him to watching NUFC; entertaining in parts, but generally s****.

However, whereas I will go back to see the Toon, I wouldn't go back to see Connolly. Funny in parts but hilarious? Not for me.
careful, in my experience connolly fans are as defensive as sci fi and heavy metal fans.

I'm a fan of Connolly but the amount of repeat gags in his material over the years have watered his act down a bit.

Heard somewhere that he's apparently cut a few of his gigs short due to hecklers and people moving around to the netty etc.  If that's true then it's definitely a sign that he's lost it - the only major comedy act that I've heard do that was Chubby Brown at City Hall back in the late 90s when he couldn't handle the hecklers.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Jill on Sunday 5 February 2012, 11:56:22 AM
A lad I know is going to do some stand up despite not being able to talk: http://lostvoiceguy.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/stand-up-and-be-counted (http://lostvoiceguy.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/stand-up-and-be-counted)

First gig is tomorrow. I think a few others off here will know him too. Should be interesting anyway, he's a canny funny lad.

Wow, class. :lol:

Went well by the sound of it. :D
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: MW on Friday 10 February 2012, 12:13:59 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/16959243 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/16959243)

Tim Vine has picked up the award for the year's funniest joke at the Loaded Laftas comedy awards.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: je85 on Friday 10 February 2012, 12:18:52 PM
Anyone got any recommendations from this lot? http://www.comedy-festival.co.uk/events/index.php?nav_id=2&level=1 (http://www.comedy-festival.co.uk/events/index.php?nav_id=2&level=1) I've got a free evening tomorrow night. James Acaster looks good but he'll be on the same time as the spurs game.

For Sat 11th, can't seem to get the link to only show that day.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Friday 10 February 2012, 12:25:51 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/16959243 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/16959243)

Tim Vine has picked up the award for the year's funniest joke at the Loaded Laftas comedy awards.

That's a good one, I can't say he's really my type of comedian but I'm pretty much in awe of the way he does it, it's a real talent.  He was on 6 Music the other day and was really good value, introduced a Prince song with a joke something like "Prince was around my house the other day, he pointed at the top of the washing machine and asked what's that?  I said it's the cycle formerly known as rinse".
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Friday 10 February 2012, 12:37:40 PM
His jokes are class in batches, but I can't imagine I'd be able to sit through an hour session of them.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: je85 on Friday 10 February 2012, 12:40:18 PM
His Fringe show last year was good, set up with people from the crowd in a game show style which he used as a vehicle for his one-liners broke it up really nicely. His stand up shows are pretty hard going.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Friday 10 February 2012, 12:58:19 PM
Some of the other winners on that list are f***ing awful btw.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Friday 10 February 2012, 12:59:54 PM
Some of the other winners on that list are f***ing awful btw.

Alan Carr funniest stand up :lol: I stopped reading there. Also needed a quick Google to remind me who the f*** Jon Richardson was.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: je85 on Friday 10 February 2012, 01:11:49 PM
Some of the other winners on that list are f***ing awful btw.

Alan Carr funniest stand up :lol: I stopped reading there. Also needed a quick Google to remind me who the f*** Jon Richardson was.


I quite like Jon Richardson's "Putters and Leavers" bit at starting 5min 30seconds in.

Jon Richardson - Live At The Apollo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQvQqw1j8vk#ws)

Edit, just re-watched it. Not as good as I remembered.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Friday 10 February 2012, 01:21:06 PM
Edit, just re-watched it. Not as good as I remembered.

:lol:

He's alright, but it was just funny that I had to double check who the funniest man in the UK apparently is.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Friday 10 February 2012, 02:18:42 PM
His voice annoys me like, but he's pretty much the definition of a 'safe' and average comedian. (Average within the elite, of course)
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Sifu on Friday 10 February 2012, 03:47:48 PM
Some of the other winners on that list are f***ing awful btw.

Alan Carr funniest stand up :lol: I stopped reading there. Also needed a quick Google to remind me who the f*** Jon Richardson was.

Alan Carr won the best stand-up? :pokerface:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Robster on Saturday 25 February 2012, 12:30:53 AM
Saw Billy Connolly in Birmingham tonight.
Absolutely fantastic although there was a weird bit about 20 minutes in where he lost his thread and forgot what he was talking about. He wandered about the stage for about 1-2 minutes just mumbling "Errrrr...mmmmmm.ooooooohh... where was I? and stared at his notes for a bit". :lol:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: 2sheds on Wednesday 29 February 2012, 07:42:18 PM
Might as well plug this t*** one last time http://www.shieldsgazette.com/lifestyle/entertainment/new_tv_comedy_is_hebburn_sent_1_4298195 (http://www.shieldsgazette.com/lifestyle/entertainment/new_tv_comedy_is_hebburn_sent_1_4298195)

Vic Reeves as his dad - not too sure about that.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: cubaricho on Wednesday 29 February 2012, 08:03:31 PM
This dude's pretty up and coming over here in the States.  Obviously working on refining material but I love his delivery.

Tommy Johnagin Sep 2, 2010 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrZgTRQTCl0#)
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Wednesday 29 February 2012, 08:08:50 PM
I'm toying with the idea of putting full comedy nights up to view, If anyone's interested in seeing any of my past nights in full, let me know and I'll stick some on youtube.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 29 February 2012, 10:06:10 PM
How long has Kevin Bridges had his BBC1 show? (It's on tonight)
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Neil on Wednesday 29 February 2012, 10:07:20 PM
Few weeks I think.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 29 February 2012, 10:10:14 PM
Any good? I like him but imagine it's going to be sanitised/forced s***, bit annoying he's John Bishoped himself already.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Monday 5 March 2012, 06:30:44 PM
Got a cracking review in one of the local papers today :D

(http://www.eminentbanter.co.uk/edgecomedy/images/Review.jpg)
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Saturday 10 March 2012, 07:48:45 PM
Just did a search on this thread and hadn't seen the above post, well done ZeRoE - glad to hear it's going well.

That Secret Policeman's Ball was pretty w*** last night but this guy is ace imo:

Hannibal Buress | 2011 Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wefdgu93uhY#ws)

Hannibal Buress on The Late Show with David Letterman- 1/7/11 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBgoBjJkxfI#ws)
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Disco on Saturday 10 March 2012, 07:51:22 PM
Got tickets to see Steve Hughes at The Stand later this month, first comedy thing I've been to for an age. Can't wait.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: cubaricho on Saturday 10 March 2012, 07:57:49 PM
He (Hannibal Buress) writes for 30 Rock too.  Love his standup though.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Saturday 10 March 2012, 07:59:16 PM
Oh, does he, interesting stuff.  I saw in one of his routines he was talking about being a writer.

Yeah I reckon his material's great and his delivery's even better, very impressed.  Will keep an eye out for him.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Friday 20 April 2012, 09:19:47 AM
Just did my first big gig last night, 400 seater in North Devon.

Went absolutely awesome, Had Andrew Watts MCing, he's very Miles Jupp-esque, Dan Thomas as an Opener (Normally a Headliner so a strong start to the night!) Luke Honnoraty and Wayne The Weird doing middle spots, and Ava Vidal headlining.

Now we're moving my regular comedy club from an 80 seater, over to a 220 seater theatre over the road, got Ava to headline the opening night in June, just confirmed Patrick Monahan for September and in talks with Jon Richardson for our December gig. Now I just need to get July, August, October and November booked up.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Friday 20 April 2012, 09:22:08 AM
Dan, mate. That sounds class. Effort paying off big time. You ever do open mic nights, or 'young' comedian nights to help encourage people to get into standup?
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Friday 20 April 2012, 09:27:20 AM
Yeah just started an Open Mic last weekend, been getting lots of people asking for open spots, which vary from new acts to experienced but they have no videos etc, being out in the sticks in Exeter it's hard to just make the 3 hours trip over to London to do scouting, so this way they can at least come to me without me having to risk putting a s*** act on at one of my flagship nights :lol:

So now getting about 15 people to each open mic, which will be our new act, new material, practice and talent scouting nights.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Friday 20 April 2012, 09:29:18 AM
Quality.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Friday 20 April 2012, 09:48:09 AM
Also had a little development last night in which a guy called Dave Gardner, asked me to be his Tour Manager. This guy is really big in the comedy world down here, before we came about, he's the guy that used to run all the clubs in the South West for about 15 years, In fact, we now run a club in a place where he used to have a club, He also used to be manager of Reginald D. Hunter, among other people, his contact list alone is vital so he's going to be a fantastic ally to have on my side :D
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Neil on Friday 20 April 2012, 10:00:47 AM
Sounds like things are really going well mate, glad to hear it. Fingers crossed you expand up here sometime soon.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: je85 on Friday 20 April 2012, 10:30:28 AM
Yeah that sounds awesome, nice one.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Jill on Friday 20 April 2012, 12:17:37 PM
A lad I know is going to do some stand up despite not being able to talk: http://lostvoiceguy.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/stand-up-and-be-counted (http://lostvoiceguy.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/stand-up-and-be-counted)

First gig is tomorrow. I think a few others off here will know him too. Should be interesting anyway, he's a canny funny lad.

Done pretty well out of it so far, he's becoming a right media whore. :lol:

Lost Voice Guy (http://www.lostvoiceguy.com)
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Sifu on Friday 20 April 2012, 02:50:28 PM
Fantastic developments there, ZeRoE. Hope it keeps going well :thup:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Friday 20 April 2012, 04:10:39 PM
Just got some f***ing fantastic news as well... Let's just say it involves Guiness World Records... and my event has been accepted and guidelines have been sent to me :D Let's kick this gig in the dick!
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Saturday 21 April 2012, 09:25:44 AM
Just had more confirmation from Patrick Monahan, he's "more than happy" to come down and take part in my world record attempt for free :D Chuffed
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: 2sheds on Monday 23 April 2012, 01:21:40 PM
Jason Cook is from Hebburn - watch this space
Right he is filming in Hebburn Shopping Centre as we speak for a sitcom that will go out in September.
Vic Reeves, Gina McKee and Chris Ramsey are up filming later on this week.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: je85 on Friday 18 May 2012, 09:42:24 AM
Jim Jefferies tour dates are up on his site now for UK shows in September. I assume this will be a run of his Fringe show once he's done up there.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Friday 18 May 2012, 09:54:55 AM
Quick update,

I'm now on my penultimate gig, with Andrew O'Neill headlining my final gig...

Then we move into a bigger theatre :D 220 seats of awesomeness. Got Ava Vidal deadlining the opening night on the 10th June, Tom Deacon in July, Patrick Monahan in September so far, and I've got a huge budget for December so could quite possibly be getting a big name in for that, just waiting for a confirmation :D
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: je85 on Friday 18 May 2012, 10:13:02 AM
How's WR prep going?
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Friday 18 May 2012, 11:27:20 AM
How's WR prep going?

Slightly on hold at the minute, got the plans down, going to have a meeting about it mid-june after we've got our new venue opening night out of the way.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Robster on Friday 18 May 2012, 11:50:33 PM
Just got back from seeing Paul Merton. Very funny.
It was good that it wasn't just a straight stand up show. He mixed it in with some songs, sketches and improvisation.
Great.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Neil on Saturday 19 May 2012, 12:02:43 AM
Ah s***, was he local? One of my favourite comedians (I know he's more than that). Ridiculously quick.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Saturday 19 May 2012, 12:13:43 AM
Paul Merton's at the Comedy Store in London every single Sunday apparently, just in case you're interested and fancy doing that if you're down London some time.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Robster on Saturday 19 May 2012, 12:21:05 AM
Ah s***, was he local? One of my favourite comedians (I know he's more than that). Ridiculously quick.
Nah, not tonight (Friday). It was at Warwick Arts Centre. I think he's doing the Tyne Theatre.
Edit : He's there tonight (Saturday).
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Saturday 19 May 2012, 03:22:42 AM
Just got back from seeing Paul Merton. Very funny.
It was good that it wasn't just a straight stand up show. He mixed it in with some songs, sketches and improvisation.
Great.

He was Ipswich not long ago and a local review said it was pretty drab as stand up goes. Saw him when he was touring as the impro chums, and they were fantastic.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Realist on Tuesday 29 May 2012, 09:39:18 PM
Just did a search on this thread and hadn't seen the above post, well done ZeRoE - glad to hear it's going well.

That Secret Policeman's Ball was pretty w*** last night but this guy is ace imo:

Hannibal Buress | 2011 Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wefdgu93uhY#ws)

Hannibal Buress on The Late Show with David Letterman- 1/7/11 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBgoBjJkxfI#ws)
f***ing love hannibal Burress

Hannibal Buress (Funny as Hell) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVF7Lpsyxf0#ws)

Hannibal Buress [2] (Funny as Hell) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgqsatWDDvU#ws)

Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Wednesday 30 May 2012, 09:47:17 PM
Just did a search on this thread and hadn't seen the above post, well done ZeRoE - glad to hear it's going well.

That Secret Policeman's Ball was pretty w*** last night but this guy is ace imo:

Hannibal Buress | 2011 Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wefdgu93uhY#ws)

Hannibal Buress on The Late Show with David Letterman- 1/7/11 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBgoBjJkxfI#ws)
f***ing love hannibal Burress

Hannibal Buress (Funny as Hell) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVF7Lpsyxf0#ws)

Hannibal Buress [2] (Funny as Hell) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgqsatWDDvU#ws)



Saw him live a few weeks back, he was mint.  Met him before the gig as well, very polite like "Thanks very much for coming to my show" while giving me the "Now let me get back to my groupies" vibe.  Lasses all over him.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Saturday 2 June 2012, 02:34:38 AM
Micky Flanagan has to be one of my favourite comics at the minute like, never fails to make me giggle.  Naturally funny.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Saturday 2 June 2012, 03:12:51 AM
Another mainstream one but Kevin Bridges is a big, big talent imo, amazed by how good he is considering his age (yes I've got the Comedy Gala thing on).
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Saturday 2 June 2012, 03:51:01 AM
Micky Flanagan has to be one of my favourite comics at the minute like, never fails to make me giggle.  Naturally funny.

Going to see him next March. Didn't Ipswich was worth such advance bookings but yeah. :lol: Looking forward to it.
Title: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Atticus on Saturday 2 June 2012, 11:54:24 AM
Watched the first half of Reginald D. Hunter's most recent DVD after work last night and was dead impressed. Only ever seen him on HIGNFY and stuff so wasn't sure how good he'd actually be but needn't have worried. Laughed my bollocks off.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 2 June 2012, 11:56:50 AM
Yeah he is one funny motherfucker.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: je85 on Saturday 2 June 2012, 11:59:34 AM
Another mainstream one but Kevin Bridges is a big, big talent imo, amazed by how good he is considering his age (yes I've got the Comedy Gala thing on).

He's an odd one, he's kinda been thrust into the big time very quickly with little experience and it can sometimes show, but I do like him a lot.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: je85 on Saturday 2 June 2012, 12:45:51 PM
Been watching bits of Simon Amstell's Do Nothing show with my lunch the past few days, fantastic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0nTIEOlyRXk# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0nTIEOlyRXk#)!
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Sunday 3 June 2012, 09:05:11 AM
Been talking to Patrick Monahan a few times on the phone recently, was on with him for about 30 minutes yesterday, but jesus christ, how the f*** can one person be so nice? He's like unbelievably nice, like the best friend everyone should have but without the physical/mental pain  :aww:

In other news, he's going to have a word with some more TV celebs regarding getting them involved with the world record attempt, so far I've managed to rope Tom Deacon & Dan Mitchell in, as well as a load of other comedians that've played at the club, so we're well underway, with the planning stages.

I've managed to "acquire" some phone numbers of Russell Howard, Micky Flanagan, Russell Kane, Miles Jupp, Jon Richardson, Jack Whitehall, Andi Osho and Chris Ramsey, so I'm going to hammer them this week and get them involved :D

Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Thursday 14 June 2012, 01:27:05 PM
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The Newcastle United Foundation is taking over The Stand Newcastle on Monday 16th July 2012 and launching its first-ever charity comedy night, raising funds for disadvantaged children, young people and families in the North East.

We have five big name comedians on the bill including Jason Cook (set to star in new BBC sitcom ‘Hebburn’ in September), Simon Donald and Paul Tonkinson (for more information about the comedians, please see their websites below).

Jason Cook http://www.jasonlovescomedy.com/dates/ (http://www.jasonlovescomedy.com/dates/)
Paul Tonkinson http://paultonkinson.com/ (http://paultonkinson.com/)
Simon Donald http://www.simondonald.com/ (http://www.simondonald.com/)
Junior Simpson http://www.juniorsimpson.com/ (http://www.juniorsimpson.com/)
Gavin Webster http://www.gavinwebster.co.uk/ (http://www.gavinwebster.co.uk/)


The Stand Comedy Club Newcastle offers quality food, drink and comedy in what is one of the best places for comedy in England. This is a fantastic opportunity for a work team night out night and you can get your friends and family to come along too. It is great value at only £9.50 for 5 top class comedians!

Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 8.30pm.

Please show your support for the Newcastle United Foundation and come along. To purchase a ticket, please call the Newcastle United Foundation on 0844 372 1892 x8451, visit The Stand Newcastle box office, or visit www.thestand.co.uk (http://www.thestand.co.uk) .
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Thursday 14 June 2012, 01:49:18 PM
Another mainstream one but Kevin Bridges is a big, big talent imo, amazed by how good he is considering his age (yes I've got the Comedy Gala thing on).

Bridges is quality.  Dunno if its cos he's only a year older than me but I can proper relate to his tales of his childhood.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Disco on Thursday 14 June 2012, 10:15:49 PM
Chris Addison wants to stick to doing his dire adverts.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Neil on Thursday 14 June 2012, 10:17:10 PM
Chris Addison wants to stick to doing his dire adverts.

Not a massive fan of Frankie Boyle but Mock The Week has gone discernibly downhill since he left.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: MyPalAl on Sunday 24 June 2012, 06:13:20 PM
Kevin Bridges at Berwick on Wednesday then Mrs Browns Boys at the Arena on Friday! Can't beat a good laugh!
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Realist on Tuesday 31 July 2012, 11:53:51 PM
Patton Oswalt - The Two Dumbest C*nts in the World (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea5FClfrQpg#ws)

Love patton oswalt and comics destroying shitty audience members, this is basically heaven.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: cubaricho on Tuesday 31 July 2012, 11:57:08 PM
He recently did the keynote address at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival.  Thought it was absolutely brilliant.  He formed it as two letters; one to people who want to be comedians, and one to the "gatekeepers" of the industry.  The first one really sets up the second one brilliantly.

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    Dear comedian in 2012:

    How are you? I am good. In answer to your last letter, the mozzarella sticks at the Irvine Improv do taste weird. I’m taking your advice and sticking with the nachos.

    Hey, ‘know what I was thinking the other day? Everything I know about succeeding as a comedian and ultimately as an artist is worthless now, and I couldn’t be happier about that.

    I started doing comedy in the summer of 1988. That was a different time, wasn’t it? Joe Piscopo was president, Mary Lou Retton won the Cold War, and Andy Kindler turned 50

    If I hadn’t popped that goddamn ‘P’, the Piscopo joke would’ve annihilated.

    When I say everything I know about succeeding a comedian is worthless, I know what I’m talking about because everything I know became worthless twice in my lifetime.

    The first time was the evening of May 22, 1992. I’d been doing standup almost four years at that point, and that was Johnny Carson’s last ever Tonight Show.

    Up until that night, the way you made it in comedy was very clear, simple, straightforward. You went on Carson, you killed, you got called over to the couch, and the next day you had your sitcom and your mansion, and you’re made. Just ask Drew Carey and Jerry Seinfeld and Ellen DeGeneres. And Bill Clinton. That’s how you did it.

    But now, Johnny was gone and he wasn’t coming back.

    All the comedians I remember starting out with in D.C., all the older ones, told me over and over again ‘you gotta work clean, you gotta get your five minutes, and you gotta get on Carson.’ And it all comes down to that.

    And in one night, all of them were wrong. And not just wrong, they were unmoored. They were drifting. A lot of these bulletproof comics I’d opened for, whose careers seemed pre-destined, a lot of them never recovered from that night. You’ll never hear their names. They had been sharks in a man-made pond and had been drained. They decided their time had passed.

    Keep that in mind for later. They had decided their time had passed.

    The second time everything I knew about comedy became worthless has been petty much every day for the last three years.

    I know that’s not an exact date. Some other younger, not yet famous name in this room – you are going to pinpoint that date 20 years from now. But for now, every day for about the last few years will have to suffice.

    I just want to give you a brief timeline of my career up to this point, when I knew it was all changing again. Listen to my words very carefully. Two words will come up again and again and they’re going to come back later along with that phrase “they decided” and people are going to carry me around the room.

    I was lucky enough to get hired onto King of Queens in 1998. I had nine years on that show. Money, great cast, even better writers, a lot of fun. I bought a house. Then I was lucky enough to get cast as a lead voice in a Pixar movie in 2007. Acclaim, money, I got to meet a lot of my heroes. Then I was lucky enough to get cast on The United States of Tara on Showtime. I got to watch Toni Collette work. I got to perform Diablo Cody’s writing. After which, I was lucky enough to get cast in Young Adult, which is where I got to make out with Charlize Theron. I will use that as an icebreaker if i ever meet Christina Ricci.

    I’ve been lucky enough to be given specials on HBO, Comedy Central, and Showtime. As well as I’ve been lucky enough to release records on major labels, and I was lucky they approached me to do it. And that led to me being lucky enough to get Grammy nominations.

    I know that sounds like a huge ego-stroking credit dump. But if you listened very carefully, you would have heard two words over and over again: “lucky” and “given.” Those are two very very dangerous words for a comedian. Those two words can put you to sleep, especially once you get a taste of both being “lucky” and being “given.” The days about luck and being given are about to end. They’re about to go away.

    Not totally. There are always comedians who will work hard and get noticed by agents and managers and record labels. There will always be an element of that. And they deserve their success. And there’s always going to be people who benefit from that.

    What I mean is: Not being lucky and not being given are no longer going to define your career as a comedian and as an artist.

    Remember what I said earlier about those bulletproof headliners who focused on their 5 minutes on the Tonight Show and when it ended they decided their opportunity was gone? They decided. Nobody decided that for them. They decided.

    Now, look at my career up to this point. Luck, being given. Other people deciding for me.

    In the middle of the TV shows and the albums and the specials, I took a big chunk of my money and invested it in a little tour called The Comedians of Comedy. I put it together with my friends, we did small clubs, stayed in shitty hotel rooms, packed ourselves in a tiny van and drove it around the country. The tour was filmed for a very low-budget documentary that I convinced Netflix to release. That became a low-budget show on Comedy Central that we all still own a part of, me and the comedians. That led to a low budget concert film that we put on DVD.

    At the end of it, I was exhausted, I was in debt, and I wound up with a wider fanbase of the kind of people I always dreamed of having as fans. And I built that from the ground up, friends and people I respected and was a fan of.

    And I realize now I need to combine both of the lessons I’ve learned.

    I need to decide more career stuff for myself and make it happen for myself, and I need to stop waiting to luck out and be given. I need to unlearn those muscles.

    I’m seeing this notion take form in a lot of my friends. A lot of you out there. You, for instance, the person I’m writing to. Your podcast is amazing. Your videos on your YouTube channel are getting better and better every single one that you make, just like when we did open mics, better and better every week. Your Twitter feed is hilarious.

    Listen, I’m doing the Laugh Trench in Milwaukee next week. Is there any chance for an RT?

    Your friend, Patton Oswalt

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    Dear gatekeepers in broadcast and cable executive offices, focus groups, record labels, development departments, agencies and management companies:

    Shalom.

    Last month I turned in a script for a pilot I co-wrote with Phil Rosenthal who has had a share of luck and success I can only dream of. Thanks for the notes you gave me on the pilot script. I’m not going to be implementing any of them.

    And no, I’m not going to call you “the enemy” or “the man.” I have zero right to say that based on the breaks I’ve gotten from you over the years. If I tried to strike a Che Guevara pose, you would be correct in pointing out that the dramatic underlighting on my face was being reflected up from my swimming pool.

    I am as much to blame for my uneasiness and realization of late that I’m part of the problem, that I’m half asleep and more than half complacent.

    And I’m still not going to implement your notes. And I’m quoting Phil Rosenthal on this, but he said after we read your notes – and I’m quoting him verbatim – “We’re living in a post-Louie world, and these notes are from a pre-According to Jim world.”

    I just read a letter to my fellow comedians telling them what I’m about to tell you, but in a different way. Here it is.

    You guys need to stop thinking like gatekeepers. You need to do it for the sake of your own survival.

    Because all of us comedians after watching Louis CK revolutionize sitcoms and comedy recordings and live tours. And listening to "WTF With Marc Maron" and "Comedy Bang! Bang!" and watching the growth of the UCB Theatre on two coasts and seeing careers being made on Twitter and Youtube.

    Our careers don’t hinge on somebody in a plush office deciding to aim a little luck in our direction. There are no gates. They’re gone. The model for success as a comedian in the '70s and '80s? That was middle school. Remember, they’d hand you a worksheet, fill in the blanks on the worksheet, hand it in, you’ll get your little points.

    And that doesn’t prepare you for college. College is the 21st century. Show up if you want to, there’s an essay, there’s a paper, and there’s a final. And you decide how well you do on them, and that’s it. And then after you’re done with that, you get even more autonomy whether you want it or not because you’re an adult now.

    Comedians are getting more and more comfortable with the idea that if we’re not successful, it’s not because we haven’t gotten our foot in the door, or nobody’s given us a hand up. We can do that ourselves now. Every single day we can do more and more without you and depend on you less and less.

    If we work with you in the future, it’s going to be because we like your product and your choices and your commitment to pushing boundaries and ability to protect the new and difficult.

    Here’s the deal, and I think it’s a really good one.

    I want you, all of the gatekeepers, to become fans. I want you to become true enthusiasts like me. I want you to become thrill-seekers. I want you to be as excited as I was when I first saw Maria Bamford’s stand-up, or attended The Paul F. Tompkins show, or listened to Sklarbro Country….

    I want you to be as charged with hope as I am that we’re looking at the most top-heavy with talent young wave of comedians that this industry have ever had at any time in its history.

    And since this new generation was born into post-modern anything, they are wilder and more fearless than anything you’ve ever dealt with. But remind yourselves: Youth isn’t king. Content is king. Lena Dunham’s 26-year-old voice is just as vital as Louis CK’s 42-year-old voice which is just as vital as Eddie Pepitone’s 50-something voice.

    Age doesn’t matter anymore. It’s all about what you have to say and what you’re going to say. Please throw the old f***ing model away.

    Just the tiny sampling at this amazing festival…. I’m excited to not be the funniest person in the room. It makes me work harder and try to be better at what I do. So be as excited and grateful as I am.

    And if in the opportunities you give me, you try to cram all this wildness and risk-taking back in to the crappy mimeographic worksheet form of middle school, we’re just going to walk away. We’re not going to work together. No harm no foul. We can just walk away.

    You know why we can do that now? Because of these. (Oswalt holds up an iPhone)

    In my hand right now I’m holding more filmmaking technology than Orsen Welles had when he filmed Citizen Kane.

    I’m holding almost the same amount of cinematography, post-editing, sound editing, and broadcast capabilities as you have at your tv network.

    In a couple of years it’s going to be f***ing equal. I see what’s f***ing coming. This isn’t a threat, this is an offer. We like to create. We’re the ones who love to make s*** all the time. You’re the ones who like to discover it and patronize it support it and nurture it and broadcast it. Just get out of our way when we do it.

    If you get out of our way and we fuckin’ get out and fall on our face, we won’t blame you like we did in the past. Because we won’t have taken any of your notes, so it’ll truly be on us.

    I don’t know if you’ve seen the stuff uploaded to Youtube. There are sitcoms now on the internet, some of them are brilliant, some of them are “meh,” some of them fuckin suck. At about the same ratio that things are brilliant and “meh” and suck on your network.

    If you think that we’re somehow going to turn on you later if what we do falls on its face, and blame you because we can’t take criticism? Let me tell you one thing: We have gone through years of open mics to get where we need to get. Criticism is nothing to us, and comment threads are f***ing electrons.

    Signed,

    Patton Oswalt
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Mr Logic on Sunday 12 August 2012, 08:45:16 PM
Not strictly stand-up, but very informative and funny.

Robert Newman - History of Oil (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIpm_8v80hw#ws)
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Sunday 12 August 2012, 08:52:25 PM
Lee Nelson has been on Live at the Apollo? FFS. How has such a s*** character that's 5 years out of date now getting coverage?
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Thursday 30 August 2012, 03:34:30 PM
Had a guy called Ian Cognito play the club last weekend, f*** me, what a night that was! Absolutely fantastic act;

Quote from: Wiki
Ian Cognito is a British stand-up comedian known for his confrontational and aggressive style, and for being banned from more venues than anyone else.[1] He is a regular headliner[citation needed] in the UK, and is proud of the fact that in over 20 years on the circuit, he has never appeared on television.

Was worried in the beginning, a couple of the acts who'd already arrived were telling me stories about how when Cogs was at Comedy Store in London, he basically went on stage with a hammer and nail, hammered the nail into the back wall and said "There's facking nowhere to hang my coat in 'ere" and when some guy heckled him he basically turned round and said "Mate, you do realise I'm still holding a facking 'ammer don't you?"

But he took to the stage, did a nice long 50 minute set, and he was f***ing brilliant, I recommend if you ever get the chance to see him... do!
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Dr Colossus on Friday 31 August 2012, 02:12:59 AM
Daniel Simonsen on Russell Howard's Good News (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzgTM6ArASI#ws)

I'm not really sure what it is but I f***ing love this guy  :lol:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Aphrodite on Friday 31 August 2012, 02:47:06 AM
Was watching the Paralympics highlights show The Last Leg with comedian Adam Hills tonight, very funny guy, looks like it's going to be a good show.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Friday 31 August 2012, 08:39:12 AM
Had this guy headlining last night - f***ing brilliant, he's just finished filming a series called "Impractical Jokers" to be shown on BBC 3 soon, another that should you get the chance to see him, do!

Paul McCaffrey on Russell Howard's Good News (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ykHSjpdobw#ws)
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: themanupstairs on Sunday 23 September 2012, 01:10:41 AM
Not strictly stand-up, but very informative and funny.

Robert Newman - History of Oil (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIpm_8v80hw#ws)

This is f***ing amazing
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: thomas on Friday 5 October 2012, 07:45:11 AM
Hannibal Buress on Russell Howard's Good News (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1x2bXyT0WY#ws)

aaaaaaah.  so good. 
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: 2sheds on Saturday 13 October 2012, 02:04:45 AM
Jason Cook is from Hebburn - watch this space
Right he is filming in Hebburn Shopping Centre as we speak for a sitcom that will go out in September.
Vic Reeves, Gina McKee and Chris Ramsey are up filming later on this week.
Wow don't these things take a long time to materialise?
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Saturday 13 October 2012, 04:27:36 AM
Hannibal Buress on Russell Howard's Good News (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1x2bXyT0WY#ws)

aaaaaaah.  so good. 

:thup: I f***ing love Hannibal Buress.  We went to see him about 6 months ago and the material was basically the same as that video.  We saw him in the bar beforehand as well and shook his hand and said we thought he was brilliant.  He was very gracious and said "Thank you so much, I really appreciate you coming to my show".  The groupies were f***ing hanging off him, he's cool as f***. :lol: I did actually feel guilty about dragging him away from them to shake the hand of a daft c*** like me.

Anyway aye, I love him.  One of the best comedians around, the material's great but his delivery is something else.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: cubaricho on Saturday 13 October 2012, 06:59:55 AM
:thup: :clap:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: thomas on Friday 2 November 2012, 12:13:18 AM
Thought about his opening line "You know how some people are too stupid to have opinions?  Know what I mean?  Like they haven't earned that right?"  while watching the old 2008 video in the US elections thread. 

A good bit, hope to see more of him.
Comedian Kumail Nanjiani Talks About The Lighter Side Of Heroin - CONAN on TBS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB75Xjk5h7Y#ws)
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: B-more Mag on Saturday 3 November 2012, 11:27:56 PM
I haven't followed stand-up for a while. My taste runs toward Steven Wright and Mitch Hedberg. Who should I be looking out for?
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Mike on Saturday 3 November 2012, 11:48:05 PM
:lol: I'm just listening to CK, but you said you aren't much of a fan.

Is Oswalt still any good? I feel like he fell off a bit after he got happy.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: B-more Mag on Sunday 4 November 2012, 12:20:59 AM
I don't dislike C.K. I'll check out more of his stand up.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Coco on Sunday 4 November 2012, 02:14:27 AM
CK is class, Chewed Up is brilliant.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: newsted on Sunday 4 November 2012, 04:27:06 AM
Not stand-up, but I guess this is the place for it. I don't like Richard Herring, but the guests can be good if he lets them get a f***ing word in. His show I suppose. Quite long (1h+), pick your fave(s), audio only, I put it on while I'm doing boring s*** instead of listening to my dreary interior monologue.

Nah, I had a bit :lol: really :lol: only listened to Tim Minchin and David Mitchell so far tho. Kinda looking forward to the Stewart Lee one but will have to clear my schedule. Actually, right now looks good.

http://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/richard_herring_lst_podcast/ (http://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/richard_herring_lst_podcast/)
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Sunday 4 November 2012, 04:37:09 AM
Stewart Lee with a new DVD out this month. :D

Me and a mate at work saw some bloke walk past and both said he reminded us of Jimmy Carr. We later realised his leg of the tour landed in Ipswich tonight and it was actually him. :lol:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Dr Colossus on Sunday 4 November 2012, 04:46:51 AM
 :lol:

My sister once saw Jimmy Carr in Starbucks, nudged her friend and went "Look, it's that comedian... Alan Carr!"
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Sunday 4 November 2012, 08:11:26 AM
Keep a watch out for Luke Honnoraty in the next few years, tipped for big things.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: cubaricho on Sunday 4 November 2012, 08:22:29 AM
I haven't followed stand-up for a while. My taste runs toward Steven Wright and Mitch Hedberg. Who should I be looking out for?

Mike Birbiglia. 
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Tuesday 6 November 2012, 10:17:09 AM
The BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Award Final is this coming Sunday, good friend of mine - Matt Rees is in it. If any of you get a minute, would you mind voting for him?

He's the 3rd Act (i think) in this clip.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: newsted on Tuesday 6 November 2012, 06:24:46 PM
Saw him on one of those Edinburgh shows from the summer, the bit he did was good. Did the same bit in the semifinal that was on R2 last week. It's on 2000 on Monday btw, he'll get my vote if he's the best :thup:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: newsted on Sunday 11 November 2012, 07:57:05 PM
Oh, ffs man. He's got no competition. He's funny, they're not atm.  :dontknow: Not an expert, just know what makes me laugh. That's the deal, innit? :lol:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: joeyt on Friday 16 November 2012, 11:03:15 AM
Ross Noble didn't disappoint last night. Really good laugh as per
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Post by: Sima on Friday 16 November 2012, 12:55:48 PM
Ross Noble didn't disappoint last night. Really good laugh as per

Going to see him tonight :snod:
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Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Friday 16 November 2012, 07:18:48 PM
Stewart Francis tomorrow, should be good.

Waiting for Tom Stade to come back to Wales, very funny guy
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Friday 16 November 2012, 07:21:32 PM
Stewart Francis tomorrow, should be good.

Waiting for Tom Stade to come back to Wales, very funny guy

Gimme a few months, I'll have it sorted ;)
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Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Monday 3 December 2012, 12:13:58 AM
The Stand tomorrow to see Sarah Millican. New material apparently.
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Post by: BlueStar on Monday 3 December 2012, 09:33:25 AM
Was at the stand on Saturday, 4 comedians and all were pretty good.
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Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Tuesday 4 December 2012, 09:37:55 AM
The Stand tomorrow to see Sarah Millican. New material apparently.

Was canny. The 2 supporting acts were also trying new material, so naturally it was a bit hit and miss. The Stand is great though, keep meaning to go there more (if only for the food).
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Post by: Froggy on Tuesday 4 December 2012, 09:38:29 AM
Anyone seen Kevin Bridges new DVD? That guy is quality.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Tuesday 4 December 2012, 10:12:11 AM
The Stand tomorrow to see Sarah Millican. New material apparently.

Was canny. The 2 supporting acts were also trying new material, so naturally it was a bit hit and miss. The Stand is great though, keep meaning to go there more (if only for the food).

me mate works there.  Had the Sunday roast for a fiver the other week.  Fantastic for the price.  Even then it's only £8 without him getting money off.
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Post by: Mr Logic on Monday 10 December 2012, 06:50:58 PM
I see Jerry Sadowitz is on at the Tyneside Theatre, 9th February 2013

Comedian, Magician, Psychopath (18+)

Very funny, totally offensive and he hates your guts. What more do you want? Emptied a room once with just his warm-up material. Punched in Montreal.
Eats children as part of his ‘five a day’.

No refunds. Strictly Adults Only.

‘Funniest comedian and one of the best close up magicians in the country’ - Guardian

Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Ameritoon on Monday 10 December 2012, 07:26:48 PM
Has anyone seen Todd Barry? He's coming to Chicago next month for cheap and wondering if it's worth my time.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: thomas on Monday 10 December 2012, 07:46:33 PM
I don't know about his new stuff but old Todd Barry is genius.  Youtube him a bit - his appearances on Conan/Letterman, if they're still up, are good indications of his delivery, which is in general very dry and methodical. 
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Post by: indi on Monday 10 December 2012, 07:55:45 PM
Been watching a load of George Carlin on youtube recently, absolutely class, would have loved to have been able to see him live.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: thomas on Monday 10 December 2012, 08:18:37 PM
whoops wrong thread
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Post by: LesPaul on Monday 10 December 2012, 08:47:44 PM
Was going to say Jonas but he spends far too much time on his arse to be considered stand-up.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Monday 10 December 2012, 09:18:39 PM
Forgot how much I used to find Mitch Hedberg funny. Nice surprise to stumble across his stuff on youtube randomly again.
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Post by: Neil on Thursday 17 January 2013, 12:32:06 AM
Stewart Lee - [1/2] Give It To Me Straight, Like Pear Cider That's Made From 100% Pears (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KNGDZhoRyA#ws)

Stewart Lee - [2/2] Give It To Me Straight, Like Pear Cider That's Made From 100% Pears (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPsfppxy0kg#ws)

Such a great stand-up. The delivery of the above is seriously brilliant.
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Post by: wormy on Thursday 17 January 2013, 12:37:31 AM
Every word, hesitance, action is so well-calculated. Easily my favourite comedian from the current day. Could watch his stuff over and over. The stuff he can use as material. The Ang Lee joke, 20 minutes on a pear cider slogan ffs. :lol:
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Post by: Neil on Thursday 17 January 2013, 12:45:31 AM
Exactly. You can have whatever general taste in comedy you like but, at least for me, you can't argue that his delivery is among the best of all-time. The way, as you say, he can take the most inane subjects and stretch them out and make them not only funny but incredibly engaging is the mark of a master at work.

Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Thursday 17 January 2013, 12:56:11 AM
One of my exes wouldn't agree. Flicking through channels and his Comedy Vehicle show was on. Asked if we could keep it on. 5 minutes in, we caught the 'Del boy falling through the bar' bit. She turned over and said nigh-on this: 'sorry but he's f***ing awful, he was actually making me angry, so boring and repetitive'. I knew it was over then.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Neil on Thursday 17 January 2013, 01:01:38 AM
She is quite clearly a f***ing moron with whom you've wasted part of your life. Unlucky.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wormy on Thursday 17 January 2013, 01:03:44 AM
I saw sense. :snod: I'm much happier pleasuring myself if I get to watch Stewart Lee.

EDIT: Not at the same time, like.
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Post by: wormy on Thursday 17 January 2013, 01:11:49 AM
Another favourite

Stewart Lee - 3 - Tom O'Connor - 41st Best Stand-Up Ever (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YorFjuFSfd0#)
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Friday 1 February 2013, 11:56:21 PM
Traffic jams, annoying as f***.
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Post by: Belfast Mags on Friday 1 February 2013, 11:57:47 PM
Traffic jams, annoying as f***.
:lol: very good
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Post by: BlufPurdi on Friday 1 February 2013, 11:59:18 PM
Traffic jams, annoying as f***.

:lol:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: BlufPurdi on Saturday 2 February 2013, 12:01:32 AM
Stand-ups I try to follow:

Doug Stanhope, Jerry Sadowitz, Eddie Izzard, Kevin Bridges, Frankie Boyle, Billy Connolly.  The class apart list.  Honourable mentions to Pryor and Hicks, obviously.  Leary used to be great, too.

Don't mind some others, but they're not as prolific as the above.
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Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Saturday 2 February 2013, 12:01:37 AM
I saw sense. :snod: I'm much happier pleasuring myself if I get to watch Stewart Lee.

EDIT: Not at the same time, like.

:lol::lol:
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Post by: GeordieMessiah on Saturday 2 February 2013, 12:04:13 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i56Av-c854


Whatever happened to Richard Morton?
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Post by: ZeRoE on Saturday 2 February 2013, 01:11:50 AM
Just got back from a gig I run in Plymouth tonight.

f*** me, never allow a party of 30 p*ssed women in! Ruined the entire f***ing night, mouthy c***s.

Luckily, had lots of great feedback regarding the night and the acts, except from that group who were complaining that they kept getting told to "shhhh" by the staff. f***ing whores.
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Post by: wacko on Saturday 2 February 2013, 11:41:41 AM
I just discovered Mitch Hedberg.

Absolutely amazing.
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Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Saturday 2 February 2013, 12:06:37 PM
Yeah, he's great. Even his 'misses' he makes funny due to his laid back (stoned) attitude.
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Post by: wacko on Saturday 2 February 2013, 01:44:27 PM
Totally. His delivery is so good.
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Post by: ZeRoE on Saturday 2 February 2013, 01:45:31 PM
Got Ian Cognito performing at our Plymouth gig next month...

I'd easily put him on the list of comedians you HAVE to see before you die! If you get a chance, go!

I'll try and record his set and shove it on here.
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Post by: B-more Mag on Saturday 2 February 2013, 05:57:11 PM
I just discovered Mitch Hedberg.

Absolutely amazing.

He was fantastic. Died way too young.
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Post by: B-more Mag on Saturday 2 February 2013, 06:15:07 PM
Reggie Watts is funny in limited doses.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p_il1ZB0OM&sns=em
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Post by: MyPalAl on Sunday 3 February 2013, 10:01:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i56Av-c854


Whatever happened to Richard Morton?

He is still going. Look on ents24.com and they will notify you if/when he is gigging near you.

Saw him as warm up for Lee Evans at the Tyne Theatre in the 90's. Used to work with his brother (interesting fact!).
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Post by: ZeRoE on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 04:05:47 PM
Right, been speaking to Ian Cognito, he's playing The Stand in Newcastle on the weekend of 20th April.

Get your tickets and go see him. Seriously, you will not regret it!
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Post by: joeyt on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 10:22:00 PM
Saw milton Jones again tonight. Excellent as usual
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Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 11:14:19 PM
Saw milton Jones again tonight. Excellent as usual

aye me dad went.  Said he was really good.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 11:34:37 PM
Yeah, he was class. Got into a few laughing fits ;D The warm up was good too.
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Post by: ZeRoE on Thursday 14 February 2013, 09:27:59 AM
Yeah, he was class. Got into a few laughing fits ;D The warm up was good too.

Who was the warm-up?
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Thursday 14 February 2013, 09:45:24 AM
Chris Martin. He looks a lot different without his band behind him.
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Post by: joeyt on Thursday 14 February 2013, 10:08:37 AM
Chris Martin. He looks a lot different without his band behind him.

Bet he's had so many heckles about that :lol:

But aye, thought "Milton Jones' granddad'' wasnt as good as usual but second half Milton was really good. Him talking about Sinners bar was hillarious, clearly didnt have a clue about its seedy nature
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Thursday 14 February 2013, 10:23:56 AM
Chris Martin. He looks a lot different without his band behind him.

Aye, I know Chris. Had him down with Carl Donnelly a while back.



Anyway, get yourselves along to this. http://thestand.co.uk/performance/20-04-2013/Newcastle/The-Saturday-Show/10334
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Ketsbaia on Friday 15 February 2013, 01:05:11 AM
Chris Martin. He looks a lot different without his band behind him.

Bet he's had so many heckles about that :lol:

But aye, thought "Milton Jones' granddad'' wasnt as good as usual but second half Milton was really good. Him talking about Sinners bar was hillarious, clearly didnt have a clue about its seedy nature

;D Aye, the Sinners shout was class. As a regular visitor, I hung my head in shame....if only he knew!
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Friday 15 March 2013, 03:14:36 PM
My business and my business partner are being featured on Alan Titchmarsh show NOW! Louis Burgess (Business Partner) is performing his comedy, fair enough it's only a couple of minutes, but this is exposure to a couple million people :D
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: HTT on Friday 15 March 2013, 06:33:02 PM
Right, been speaking to Ian Cognito, he's playing The Stand in Newcastle on the weekend of 20th April.

Get your tickets and go see him. Seriously, you will not regret it!

He's f***ing amazing. I'll be going to that one. Terry Alderton is in Toon soon as well, we have tickets for that, can't wait.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Saturday 6 April 2013, 12:04:36 PM
Good friend of mine Wil Hodgson is performing at the Stand on 15th April - Get yourselves along! I'm actually gonna be up for this one too :D http://www.thestand.co.uk/performance/15-04-2013/Newcastle/Wil-Hodgson-Kidnapped-By-Catwoman/10264
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: HTT on Saturday 6 April 2013, 07:30:04 PM
Saw Mark Thomas last week at the stand, very good, although he made a c*** of me :lol:
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Post by: Disco on Friday 31 May 2013, 09:03:50 PM
Going to see Dylan Moran at the Stand on Tues, should be canny.
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Post by: thomas on Tuesday 25 June 2013, 02:09:53 AM
Love Oswalt, hadn't seen this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5jFUeqCSt0

The story about the deli in part II made me lose my s***. :lol: :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBhoJadQ6lg#t=10m40s
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Belfast Mags on Tuesday 25 June 2013, 10:26:39 PM
Watched Micky Flanagan and Sean Lock recently, very funny.
Can anyone vouch for them? (have only seen one set of each)
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Tuesday 25 June 2013, 10:28:23 PM
???Watched Micky Flanagan and Sean Lock recently, very funny.
Can anyone vouch for them? (have only seen one set of each)

Micky - I'm not too impressed with to be honest, the only reason I've booked him in the past is for ticket sales. Sean is very very good. Especially off the cuff.

However, I will always stand by the fact you will see better acts in the comedy clubs than you will from the TV.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Belfast Mags on Tuesday 25 June 2013, 11:34:40 PM
???Watched Micky Flanagan and Sean Lock recently, very funny.
Can anyone vouch for them? (have only seen one set of each)

Micky - I'm not too impressed with to be honest, the only reason I've booked him in the past is for ticket sales. Sean is very very good. Especially off the cuff.

However, I will always stand by the fact you will see better acts in the comedy clubs than you will from the TV.

 :thup:
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Post by: cubaricho on Thursday 18 July 2013, 08:08:33 PM
Going to see Tommy Johnagin tonight, stoked.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: JS on Thursday 18 July 2013, 08:30:01 PM
Was in the front row for Frankie Boyle a few years ago. He has a knack for ripping total strangers (me included) in seconds.

Jim Jefferies is also pretty awesome. I'm not normally a fan of the slow build up stories, but his are f***ing hilarious
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Froggy on Friday 19 July 2013, 03:09:59 AM
Watched Micky Flanagan and Sean Lock recently, very funny.
Can anyone vouch for them? (have only seen one set of each)

I'm late to the party here but:

Micky Flanagans stand up is excellent. I laughed throughout.

Sean Lock isn't as good on stage as he is on panel shows, but he's still funny.

I'd say Micky is the better stand up comedian though.

-----------------------

I watched Jon Richardsons stand up recently and really enjoyed it. He's a funny f***er about simple household things. :lol:
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Post by: Dr Venkman on Friday 19 July 2013, 12:22:24 PM
Steve Hughes is on at The Stand again in October :thup:
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Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Saturday 3 August 2013, 01:28:21 PM
Listened to 'Ian D Montfort is: Unbelievable' on Radio 2 driving down on Thursday night. Hilarious.
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Post by: newsted on Saturday 3 August 2013, 02:59:04 PM
That is funny. I have to keep trying to forget that the guy doing it is a Sunderland fan and hates us, but I never quite can.
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Post by: Matt on Saturday 3 August 2013, 03:12:23 PM
Listened to 'Ian D Montfort is: Unbelievable' on Radio 2 driving down on Thursday night. Hilarious.

Going to see this in a couple of weeks, looking forward to it.
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Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Saturday 3 August 2013, 04:09:57 PM
That camp Washington accent really works with it, mind. Didn't know anything about Tom Binns before I heard it. Says he was born in Sheffield on wiki but must have been raised in Hell. Think I'll look up some more of his stuff.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: newsted on Saturday 3 August 2013, 05:11:49 PM
He was on "Under The Moon" years ago and was always having digs at us. Iirc he was brought up in Chesterfield but his dad was a mackem so it's a genetic disorder he's suffering from.
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Post by: ZeRoE on Tuesday 3 September 2013, 07:18:59 PM
New thing going on at the fringe this year was Comedian Rap Battles. Couple of good friends of mine in this one, funny as f***. Considering Rom used to be a freestyle Rap Battler, Carl must've shat himself when he knew he'd been drawn against him :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRyu7Ds-KYA
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: SimplyAnth on Thursday 5 September 2013, 12:50:44 AM
Good stuff, reminds me of...

http://youtu.be/KkAScAWuzdA
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: elbee909 on Thursday 5 September 2013, 05:24:49 PM
Saw Mark Thomas last week at the stand, very good, although he made a c*** of me :lol:

Did he bring up your past dodgy expenses and stuff?  He's good like that. ;)
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: cubaricho on Wednesday 25 September 2013, 01:05:51 AM
Not sure where else to put this but I was just watching Bill Maher and he had Billy Crystal on as a guest who absolutely killed it.  Listen to the way he tells this story, absolute master of his craft:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kno1HskpWKM&t=1m33s
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: bulivye on Wednesday 2 October 2013, 12:44:33 PM
i found this private bobby thompson on youtube.  i don't know how funny it is or isn't because i can only understand about 1/3 of it. but what i'm wondering is---has he got a newcastle accent?   maybe this is the wrong thread...but he is doing stand-up...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5Qb-v3d3CI&noredirect=1
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: TRC on Wednesday 2 October 2013, 01:10:43 PM
Fancy going to see some comedy soon as I've heard good things about The Stand. Any good comedians coming up, my girlfriend is Canadian so I need someone with an understandable accent and jokes that she will understand.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: alexf on Wednesday 2 October 2013, 01:20:27 PM
Going to see Stewart Lee live for the first time tonight. Having seen some of his interactions with the audience on tv before, I'm a little nervous :lol:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: je85 on Wednesday 2 October 2013, 05:54:10 PM
No need to be nervous. He's not really a hacky "your name/hometown/job is s***" guy is he?

Off to see Tony Law myself this evening, last time was 3 years a go in a s*** club in Liverpool full of stag and hen doo's, not exactly his crowd and he died. Tonight's in a hipstery indie music venue that's full of character and craft beers and the like, think it'll be much better.


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Post by: wormy on Wednesday 2 October 2013, 07:09:39 PM
No need to be nervous. He's not really a hacky "your name/hometown/job is s***" guy is he?

Off to see Tony Law myself this evening, last time was 3 years a go in a s*** club in Liverpool full of stag and hen doo's, not exactly his crowd and he died. Tonight's in a hipstery indie music venue that's full of character and craft beers and the like, think it'll be much better.




:thup: You're merely a prop from what I see of his stuff. If he gets someone from the audience involved he pretty much force feeds you it and he'll insult you by the end of it for something out of your hands. :lol: But at least it never gets personal.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: alexf on Friday 11 October 2013, 06:23:43 PM
It was quality by the way. He did a fair bit audience interaction to be fair, but he just ripped on the people that gave any stupid suggestions in a section he was doing.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 29 October 2013, 03:55:23 PM
Steve Hughes at The Stand tonight, was class last time I saw him and that was having seen half his set already.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Sunday 10 November 2013, 08:48:00 PM
Went to the Stand last night (mate works there - free entry, biatches).

Anyone ever seen the Reverend Obadiah Steppenwolfe the third before?!  So politically incorrect, so many lines were crossed.  Funny though, just a little surreal.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Monday 11 November 2013, 08:50:13 AM
Went to the Stand last night (mate works there - free entry, biatches).

Anyone ever seen the Reverend Obadiah Steppenwolfe the third before?!  So politically incorrect, so many lines were crossed.  Funny though, just a little surreal.

His agent's a c***
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: localshop on Monday 11 November 2013, 09:53:00 AM
Went to the Stand last night (mate works there - free entry, biatches).

Anyone ever seen the Reverend Obadiah Steppenwolfe the third before?!  So politically incorrect, so many lines were crossed.  Funny though, just a little surreal.

I saw him on Thursday, didn't find him that funny, relied too much on shock value. Carl Hutchinson and The Venerable Bede were both brilliant though.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Monday 11 November 2013, 10:43:18 AM
Went to the Stand last night (mate works there - free entry, biatches).

Anyone ever seen the Reverend Obadiah Steppenwolfe the third before?!  So politically incorrect, so many lines were crossed.  Funny though, just a little surreal.

I saw him on Thursday, didn't find him that funny, relied too much on shock value. Carl Hutchinson and The Venerable Bede were both brilliant though.

Carl Hutchinson's quality.  However he needs new material if he's going to keep going back to The Stand.  Fair enough use it on tour but he peddled most of that when I saw him nearly a year ago.

Thought the Venerable Bede was funny anarl but seemed like a lot of the audience didn't understand it.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: brummie on Monday 11 November 2013, 12:45:41 PM
Going to see Stewart Lee live for the first time tonight. Having seen some of his interactions with the audience on tv before, I'm a little nervous :lol:

Stewart Lee's stand-up is unbelievably clever and he is one of the most intelligent performers out there these days.

There's never anything to worry about re audience interaction.
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Post by: turbonegro on Monday 11 November 2013, 07:20:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78Puggk5MCA
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Spider Jerusalem on Monday 11 November 2013, 09:55:33 PM
Got tickets for Ed Byrne at City Hall next month.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: div-s- on Monday 11 November 2013, 11:00:20 PM
Seen Craig Campbell tonight at The Stand and he was amazing. Think its tomorrow he's playing the one in Newcastle. If anyone's got time they should go along if there is tickets left.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Cajun on Monday 11 November 2013, 11:30:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78Puggk5MCA

I love Stewart Lee :lol:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Friday 10 January 2014, 07:45:21 PM
Looking forward to my next gig :D

(http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/imagesPromoterBanner/2167-BVXsvKEL.jpg)
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Doctor Zaius on Saturday 11 January 2014, 01:34:41 AM
i found this private bobby thompson on youtube.  i don't know how funny it is or isn't because i can only understand about 1/3 of it. but what i'm wondering is---has he got a newcastle accent?   maybe this is the wrong thread...but he is doing stand-up...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5Qb-v3d3CI&noredirect=1

Yeah thats a Newcastle accent. He's still fairly popular in the NE amongst some despite being dead years.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Monday 13 January 2014, 12:10:17 AM
Looking forward to my next gig :D

(http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/imagesPromoterBanner/2167-BVXsvKEL.jpg)

Saw that Bobby Mair on an Edinburgh Comedy Festival show a few months back, absolutely hilarious and would love to see him live.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: newsted on Monday 13 January 2014, 01:03:09 AM
Romesh Ranganathan's been good for me every time I've seen him. :dontknow:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Disco on Monday 3 February 2014, 05:47:09 PM
Thinking of going to see Hardeep Singh-Kohli next month, anyone seen him before?
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: thomas on Friday 14 February 2014, 01:39:06 PM
Love Steven Wright ( http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/181771.Steven_Wright )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5ErMolRE8M



Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: newsted on Friday 28 February 2014, 11:11:20 PM
New series of Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle on tomorrow night, BBC2, 2200, for those so inclined. You probably already know, like. Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Disco on Saturday 1 March 2014, 09:43:21 PM
New series of Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle on tomorrow night, BBC2, 2200, for those so inclined. You probably already know, like. Looking forward to it.

Entitled Shilbottle n all so might have a NEstern theme.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 1 March 2014, 09:46:16 PM
My auntie won two tickets (won't go in to details about how she won them) to the stand comedy club. Anyone any experiences?
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ben-nufc on Saturday 1 March 2014, 09:49:24 PM
My auntie won two tickets (won't go in to details about how she won them) to the stand comedy club. Anyone any experiences?
Excellent, great atmosphere, decent food and good comedy!
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Disco on Saturday 1 March 2014, 09:50:26 PM
Seconded.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 1 March 2014, 10:10:41 PM
nice one thanks both of you. Ticket is valid from sund to thurs  any day better than another?
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: SiLvOR on Saturday 1 March 2014, 11:12:42 PM
While this has been bumped, thought I'd mention Russell Kane. His Smokescreens and Castles gig is pretty hilarious, the way he speaks about his Dad just reminds me so much of my Dad :lol:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Froggy on Sunday 2 March 2014, 03:28:54 AM
Knew about Bill Burr for years but only watched his stand-up recently. Brilliant. One of the few American stand-ups that I actually enjoyed.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Inferior Acuña on Sunday 2 March 2014, 07:33:30 AM
New series of Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle started last night, on iplayer.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: newsted on Sunday 2 March 2014, 12:17:59 PM
:thup: Thanks for the heads-up m8
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Chrissy Bee on Sunday 2 March 2014, 02:14:09 PM
New series of Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle started last night, on iplayer.

Cheers, good episode.

I saw previews of 2 shows last year during the fringe but this one was all new.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: newsted on Sunday 2 March 2014, 02:30:21 PM
:lol: My invisiblity cloak is fantastic. Stew is class, like.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Inferior Acuña on Sunday 2 March 2014, 04:05:53 PM
:thup: Thanks for the heads-up m8

:lol:

I just checked the last few posts and saw no mention.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: newsted on Sunday 2 March 2014, 05:28:27 PM
:thup: Thanks for the heads-up m8

:lol:

I just checked the last few posts and saw no mention.

You're areet, man, nee bother. :thup: It was really good and should be compulsory viewing imo.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Chrissy Bee on Sunday 9 March 2014, 08:46:24 PM
The Stand somehow managed to get Brendon Burns to headline their Thu/Fri/Sat shows this week. Absolutely top notch comic, he really showed his experience.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Sunday 30 March 2014, 04:59:45 PM
Saw Tim Key again last night, think that was the 3rd time.  Absolutely love the bloke.

The bit that made me laugh the most was when he was talking to an audience member and asked them if they liked bed time, they said "Yes, do you?", he said "No", they asked why and he went "Ah I dunno.  Maybe because IT'S f***ing GASH". :lol:

He then went on to list his bed times at various ages, "Aged 18, 10.30 - get f***ed!  Aged 21, 11.30 - f*** right off!" :lol: He's a bit of an oddball but I really like him.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: leffe186 on Wednesday 9 April 2014, 09:35:53 PM
Just listened to this, haven't heard it in ages:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mLCv7v07uo
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: thomas on Wednesday 23 April 2014, 04:13:00 PM
quality
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRto0mPCMVw
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: loki679 on Wednesday 23 April 2014, 04:32:56 PM
Knew about Bill Burr for years but only watched his stand-up recently. Brilliant. One of the few American stand-ups that I actually enjoyed.

Just watched his 3 dvd specials the last couple of days, he's mint  :thup:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: leffe186 on Wednesday 23 April 2014, 06:50:22 PM
quality
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRto0mPCMVw

Very good :lol:.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wacko on Thursday 8 May 2014, 10:28:06 PM
Knew about Bill Burr for years but only watched his stand-up recently. Brilliant. One of the few American stand-ups that I actually enjoyed.

I love his interviews on Letterman etc., but find his standup relatively s***.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: HTT on Sunday 15 June 2014, 06:39:54 PM
I managed to catch Terry Alderton at the Jesterval last night and he was f***ing immense, we were front row and naturally he took the p*ss out of all of us throughout his stint, especially myself and 2 others, but it was great fun and he even had a pint with us afterwards outside of the tent. What a man and a genuine talent. He is by far my fave comic and loves his football. I don't know how the likes of him don't get top gigs on the box given some of the s**** out there. I've never laughed so much in ages.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Sunday 15 June 2014, 07:02:27 PM
Dave Chappelle's doing 9 shows at Radio City in NYC starting Wednesday

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4SYIfhzMmU
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Chrissy Bee on Friday 4 July 2014, 08:16:13 PM
Just bought tickets for Stewart Lee and Dylan Moran @ The Stand (Newcastle) in August. Excited as I'm not going to Edinburgh this year - it can come to me!
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: TheGuv on Friday 4 July 2014, 08:53:13 PM
Last week i saw Cal Halbert at the Police Club. Hilarious night.

My other favourite was a new act called Alec Cox dressed as a scout master presenting a knot tying demo :lol:

Going to try and book them for a night at the rugby club.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Saturday 5 July 2014, 12:33:24 AM
Last week i saw Cal Halbert at the Police Club. Hilarious night.

My other favourite was a new act called Alec Cox dressed as a scout master presenting a knot tying demo :lol:

Going to try and book them for a night at the rugby club.

Hit me up dude, I've got Cal's number
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: thomas on Monday 11 August 2014, 02:05:53 AM
just because he got mentioned elsewhere, patton oswalt doing Axl Rose :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-qzuJ018LE

love oswalt
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: cubaricho on Wednesday 20 August 2014, 07:14:45 AM
So I went to my favorite bar tonight, and next door is a bar that is owned by the same people.  When I went in, the bartender was like "some famous dude is doing standup next door" and I was like "can you tell me who?" and she didn't want too, but after a few seconds went and looked at his card and was like "Hannibal Buress" so I jetted next door and caught about 30 minutes of a brand-new set that he was working on.  So f***ing good.

(http://i.imgur.com/nP3Q3vV.jpg)

To his credit, after I talked to him he said he was just in town doing a set (at the Arena on campus) and had heard about our local comedy night and thought he'd drop by and do a bit of new stuff to see how it played.  A f***ing gentlemen through and through, and his groupie was hot as f***.

Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Ameritoon on Wednesday 3 September 2014, 11:42:25 AM
Aziz Ansari is doing a pop-up show here you had to enter a lottery to get a chance to buy tickets. I entered right away, which was annoying because if it was a regular buying process I would've definitely got them and typically didn't get a chance through that lottery. But just found out that wor lass did win so now I'll be seeing him for pretty cheap in a tiny bar/venue, should be dope. Sex has never been more rewarding.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Slim on Friday 5 September 2014, 12:27:54 AM
Any one seen this show?

http://www.thestand.co.uk/show/22559/tony_jameson_-_football_manager_ruined_my_life
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: thomas on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 01:11:54 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQsknEsgz7s

f***ing phenomenal
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Froggy on Tuesday 9 December 2014, 03:34:53 PM
Anyone watched much of Jim Jefferies? His stand-up Bare is on Netflix. He's a hilarious man. :lol:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Neil on Tuesday 9 December 2014, 03:44:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQsknEsgz7s

f***ing phenomenal

:thup: The whole set is f***ing exceptional, but this is particularly superb.

"Dog (DOG!). Yeah, you like that bit don't you? That's your favourite bit! That's not my favourite bit. My favourite part of that routine is the statement, the shareholders' dividends were ring fenced against pirate zombie infestation." :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: thomas on Tuesday 9 December 2014, 04:05:45 PM
His breaking of the wall to compare and contrast of parts of the audience gets me too. I mean, it's a staple of his act to do so, he talks about it in his book, but it's always hilarious.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: wacko on Thursday 11 December 2014, 09:52:14 PM
Anyone watched much of Jim Jefferies? His stand-up Bare is on Netflix. He's a hilarious man. :lol:

Watched that last night. f***ing fantastic.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: CFlan on Friday 12 December 2014, 08:03:42 PM
Bought 2 tickets for Dave Gorman's PowerPoint Presentation show in Jan. it looks like its a small venue so hopefully it'll be good.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Ian W on Friday 12 December 2014, 08:24:04 PM
Bought 2 tickets for Dave Gorman's PowerPoint Presentation show in Jan. it looks like its a small venue so hopefully it'll be good.

It won't be, sorry.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: CFlan on Friday 12 December 2014, 08:36:26 PM
Bought 2 tickets for Dave Gorman's PowerPoint Presentation show in Jan. it looks like its a small venue so hopefully it'll be good.

It won't be, sorry.

I'm glad it was you that said that, quite looking forward to it now.

Edit: safety :lol:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Incognito on Friday 12 December 2014, 09:26:27 PM
Dave Gorman is ok,  he's an acquired taste but I quite enjoy his work.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: CFlan on Friday 12 December 2014, 09:57:56 PM
Yeah, I liked what I saw of him on TV so i decided to take a punt on it.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Friday 12 December 2014, 10:03:56 PM
I like him, me.  He's pretty f***ing irritating at times but his shows are always very entertaining.  Only seen him on TV like.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: firetotheworks on Friday 12 December 2014, 10:36:56 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HMhWB95ldQ
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: TheGuv on Friday 12 December 2014, 11:16:49 PM
Thanks to a very special guy on here ;) he's managed to sort me out with getting John Robertson, an Ozzie, to do a stand up gig at my rugby club tomorrow.

We've also got in a guy who dresses up as a Scout Master, and basically does a knot tying demo, but its riddled with innuendo -is pseudonym is Alec Cox and he regularly talks about his wife Ophelia :lol:  He's absolutely hilarious like. This is one of his posts on facebook. Honestly man its just the way he says it :lol:

Quote
I know many of you will have noticed the change in the weather. lets not forget about our feathered friends this winter. I'm looking forward to getting my fat balls out tomorrow I will be hanging them on the plum tree hoping to see a pair of tits over the coming weeks
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Froggy on Saturday 13 December 2014, 02:31:54 AM
Anyone watched much of Jim Jefferies? His stand-up Bare is on Netflix. He's a hilarious man. :lol:

Watched that last night. f***ing fantastic.

Solidified yourself as one of my favourite posters on here, and you a bin dipper too. :aww:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: BlufPurdi on Saturday 13 December 2014, 11:19:12 AM
Jerry Sadowitz on the 27th March~! :frantic:

He's doing London in January if any of you are interested in a genuis of stand up. :thup:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: bhoywhonder on Saturday 13 December 2014, 02:03:03 PM
Jerry Sadowitz on the 27th March~! :frantic:


In Newcastle? Saw him last year at Tyne Theatre, was unreal. Did the first 20 mins in character as Jimmy Savile.... You can imagine how that went.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Saturday 13 December 2014, 09:04:00 PM
Thanks to a very special guy on here ;) he's managed to sort me out with getting John Robertson, an Ozzie, to do a stand up gig at my rugby club tomorrow.

We've also got in a guy who dresses up as a Scout Master, and basically does a knot tying demo, but its riddled with innuendo -is pseudonym is Alec Cox and he regularly talks about his wife Ophelia :lol:  He's absolutely hilarious like. This is one of his posts on facebook. Honestly man its just the way he says it :lol:

Quote
I know many of you will have noticed the change in the weather. lets not forget about our feathered friends this winter. I'm looking forward to getting my fat balls out tomorrow I will be hanging them on the plum tree hoping to see a pair of tits over the coming weeks

 :blush: Hope it goes well dude, let me know!
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: BlufPurdi on Saturday 13 December 2014, 09:14:54 PM
Jerry Sadowitz on the 27th March~! :frantic:


In Newcastle? Saw him last year at Tyne Theatre, was unreal. Did the first 20 mins in character as Jimmy Savile.... You can imagine how that went.

Nah, Glasgow, man.  He is unreal.  His gift for swearing is perfect.  So f***ing s*** there's nothing of him to see online.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: TheGuv on Saturday 13 December 2014, 10:36:29 PM
Thanks to a very special guy on here ;) he's managed to sort me out with getting John Robertson, an Ozzie, to do a stand up gig at my rugby club tomorrow.

We've also got in a guy who dresses up as a Scout Master, and basically does a knot tying demo, but its riddled with innuendo -is pseudonym is Alec Cox and he regularly talks about his wife Ophelia :lol:  He's absolutely hilarious like. This is one of his posts on facebook. Honestly man its just the way he says it :lol:

Quote
I know many of you will have noticed the change in the weather. lets not forget about our feathered friends this winter. I'm looking forward to getting my fat balls out tomorrow I will be hanging them on the plum tree hoping to see a pair of tits over the coming weeks

 :blush: Hope it goes well dude, let me know!

Absolutely f***ing outstanding.

I'll update tomorrow :lol:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Sunday 14 December 2014, 11:11:26 AM
:lol: I'm moist with anticipation!
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: TheGuv on Sunday 14 December 2014, 07:35:42 PM
Thanks to a very special guy on here ;) he's managed to sort me out with getting John Robertson, an Ozzie, to do a stand up gig at my rugby club tomorrow.

We've also got in a guy who dresses up as a Scout Master, and basically does a knot tying demo, but its riddled with innuendo -is pseudonym is Alec Cox and he regularly talks about his wife Ophelia :lol:  He's absolutely hilarious like. This is one of his posts on facebook. Honestly man its just the way he says it :lol:

Quote
I know many of you will have noticed the change in the weather. lets not forget about our feathered friends this winter. I'm looking forward to getting my fat balls out tomorrow I will be hanging them on the plum tree hoping to see a pair of tits over the coming weeks

 :blush: Hope it goes well dude, let me know!

Absolutely f***ing outstanding.

I'll update tomorrow :lol:

Well what to say?

ZeRoE in his infinite wisdom managed to get my rugby club an act for a ridiculously low fee, and to say I was apprehensive was a bit of an understatement, seeing as he is a fully improvised comedian... I've only ever seen Ross Noble and don't really rate him.

Anyway, ZeRoE got me a chap called John Robertson, an Ozzie living in London. He came up on the megabus and was a thoroughly lovely chap. Then he came on stage and POW! All of his act was tremendous. He picked on anyone and everyone he could and all his jokes tied neatly up into a bow as if the whole thing was scripted. I and the rest of the audience couldn't quite believe how expertly it flowed and he was followed by cries of stay when his time was up - and he did an extra 5 minutes which was wholly appreciated.

To go anywhere and have every single person sing your praises must be hard, particularly in  rugby club full of men and women with an age range of 18-70 in attendance.

OuT - f***ing - standing

:indi:

Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Sunday 14 December 2014, 09:41:20 PM
Glad to help man! John's unreal like, he deserves a lot more recognition. But I'm chuffed for you it went well!
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Troll on Friday 6 March 2015, 09:40:06 AM
Anyone else manage to get Reeves and Mortimer tickets?
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 15 April 2015, 08:33:30 PM
Got tickets to see Kevin Bridges at the Stand next month, should be canny.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: bulivye on Thursday 30 April 2015, 04:30:36 PM
sebastian maniscalco is a chicago comedian prolly not everybody's cuppa, but he's got  moments... bit of an accent too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXZMlEy7fb4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KijAPJXjg8c


Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: newsted on Sunday 31 May 2015, 12:24:18 PM
I actively dislike Arthur Smith. Hoyed his Balham Bash thing on because Stewart Lee and Reg D were on it, then my s*** computer went into its usual "not responding" mode and I had to listen to his dreadful patter glaring at a grey screen. I don't know how that bloke has stolen a living. Life ain't fair. :lol: FFS.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: QuakesMag on Sunday 31 May 2015, 10:05:42 PM
Knew about Bill Burr for years but only watched his stand-up recently. Brilliant. One of the few American stand-ups that I actually enjoyed.

Watch some of Sam Kinison's s***.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: QuakesMag on Sunday 31 May 2015, 10:06:53 PM
Anyone watched much of Jim Jefferies? His stand-up Bare is on Netflix. He's a hilarious man. :lol:

The dude is awful in such a good way. His egg story in Amsterdam :lol:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: bhoywhonder on Monday 1 June 2015, 10:30:41 PM
Has anyone seen much of Dylan Moran recently? Seeing him tomorrow at the Stand and was a bit dismayed to hear word is he's lost his rather shambolic approach to the latter stages of his act.....ie, sober clarity all round.

But Stewart Lee 2 days later, so either way  :frantic:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 2 June 2015, 12:42:42 PM
Has anyone seen much of Dylan Moran recently? Seeing him tomorrow at the Stand and was a bit dismayed to hear word is he's lost his rather shambolic approach to the latter stages of his act.....ie, sober clarity all round.

But Stewart Lee 2 days later, so either way  :frantic:

I went to his 'in progress' thing a year or so ago there and he was as good as ever.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: M4 on Wednesday 3 June 2015, 09:43:24 PM
I'm liking this guy Nate Bargatze

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGlXiluY80g
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: bhoywhonder on Thursday 4 June 2015, 12:00:53 AM
Has anyone seen much of Dylan Moran recently? Seeing him tomorrow at the Stand and was a bit dismayed to hear word is he's lost his rather shambolic approach to the latter stages of his act.....ie, sober clarity all round.

But Stewart Lee 2 days later, so either way  :frantic:

I went to his 'in progress' thing a year or so ago there and he was as good as ever.

I needn't have worried....I was also at that gig you were at last year, and for the first half last night was more of the same, read from scraps of paper, most of which landed and some which didn't (which I suppose is the whole point of a 'work in progress').

Second half was more polished stuff which must've been from the back end of the tour of which we saw the germs planted last year at the Stand. Fantastic night all round, and Stewart Lee tomorrow.....
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: thomas on Thursday 22 October 2015, 08:39:05 PM
Just watched Anthony Jeselnik's "Thoughts and Prayers" on Netflix. Pretty solid.

It's all comedic misdirect, which is his style, but made funnier imo because he was doing it in the over the top politically correct San Francisco.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Froggy on Friday 23 October 2015, 09:46:33 AM
Jimeoin tomorrow. Can't wait. He's absolutely hilarious.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Troll on Wednesday 28 October 2015, 07:57:38 AM
Reeves and Mortimer shows this year have been cancelled while Bob recovers from heart surgery.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 28 October 2015, 07:58:36 AM
Not a huge fan of Stand-up to be honest, but going to Jim Jefferies in January, can't wait for it.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Froggy on Wednesday 28 October 2015, 09:47:53 AM
Where is he on? Checked his site but it's only gigs in North America up 'til December.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Froggy on Wednesday 28 October 2015, 09:48:12 AM
Jimeoin was incredible too. Such simple observational comedy. Just a hilarious guy.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 28 October 2015, 12:26:58 PM
Where is he on? Checked his site but it's only gigs in North America up 'til December.
16th January
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: colinmk on Wednesday 28 October 2015, 12:55:22 PM
Saw Jerry Sadowitz this year. Took it to a different level to what I've seen, was pretty blown away by his energy. Saw Billy Connolly earlier in the year and he's still a genius. Managed to blur the lines of comedy and illness to a point where you can't even tell if he knows which is which.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Magpie on Wednesday 28 October 2015, 01:00:20 PM
Jimeoin was incredible too. Such simple observational comedy. Just a hilarious guy.

:thup: Love Jimeoin, seen him twice now. As you say so simple but absolutely hilarious. Still laugh now at his 'eyebrow' material.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Froggy on Wednesday 28 October 2015, 01:13:57 PM
I've seen most of his stuff but on Saturday it was almost all new material. Was brilliant. Had the audience in stitches talking about bad smells ffs. :lol:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: mattypnufc on Wednesday 28 October 2015, 01:22:11 PM
Reeves and Mortimer shows this year have been cancelled while Bob recovers from heart surgery.

Yup.  Gutted from a selfish point of view but hopefully he recovers well. 
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Wednesday 28 October 2015, 01:36:48 PM
Tim Key's my favourite, seen him loads of times.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Froggy on Wednesday 28 October 2015, 01:41:19 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuJHgb5RB-4
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: thomas on Wednesday 25 November 2015, 03:47:08 AM
Jon Mulaney's new "The Comeback Kid" on Netflix.

Dude is really, really good. One of the best around right now imo.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: sbnufc on Wednesday 25 November 2015, 09:12:49 AM
How do people feel about Michael Mcintyre? I'm thinking he's probably proper marmite

Seeing him on friday
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Froggy on Wednesday 25 November 2015, 09:24:47 AM
I hate him.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Froggy on Wednesday 25 November 2015, 09:24:55 AM
enjoy
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: sbnufc on Wednesday 25 November 2015, 09:25:06 AM
:lol:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Wednesday 25 November 2015, 09:26:16 AM
I did like him when he first emerged but like most mainstream comedians these days they become too ubiquitous and annoying.  He's also a complete and utter smug bellend, which is fine occasionally but lends itself better to small doses.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Wednesday 25 November 2015, 09:58:30 AM
Jon Mulaney's new "The Comeback Kid" on Netflix.

Dude is really, really good. One of the best around right now imo.

Cheers, have started watching this one this morning and it's really funny:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-bPXV72uHk
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Wednesday 25 November 2015, 10:13:05 AM
The Ice-T stuff at 11.30 is f***ing golden :lol:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Wednesday 25 November 2015, 12:08:42 PM
Ah man, this guy is f***ing hilarious.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Sunday 13 December 2015, 02:05:42 AM
This John Mulaney lad's easily one of the best comedians around at the minute.

He's not even my usual type of comedian as he's a bit mainstream on the face of it but his material's very clever and his delivery is impeccable.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: triggs on Sunday 13 December 2015, 02:10:45 AM
Anyone ever seen Frankie Boyle live? Watched a bit this week on YouTube and it seems to just revolve around him calling every man in the audience a paedophile/rapist :lol:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: MyPalAl on Monday 8 February 2016, 08:15:22 PM
Saw Jimeoin on Friday night. He was quality!

Saw Paddy McGuinness on Saturday night. He was in my top 3 shittest stand ups I have ever seen! I enjoy watching him on Phoenix Nights, Max & Paddy and even on Take Me Out (give over, don't start giving me s*** cos I watch that  :lol:), but as a stand up? NOOOOOOOOOOO! I was like going back the 80's and watching Chubby Brown. Fair few folk walked out. Wish I had. Shortest show I have been to. His interval was longer than each half. Pisstake
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: TheGuv on Monday 8 February 2016, 08:29:19 PM
Yeah I watched 20 minutes of one of his DVDs a few years ago and it was awful.

He's basically made a living out of being Peter Kay's mate.

I didn't think it would have been that bad that people were leaving mind :lol:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: thomas on Wednesday 10 February 2016, 03:30:17 AM
This John Mulaney lad's easily one of the best comedians around at the minute.

He's not even my usual type of comedian as he's a bit mainstream on the face of it but his material's very clever and his delivery is impeccable.
:thup: totally agreed. Funny this was bumped as I'd just rewatched 'New In Town' again on Netflix the other day.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: thomas on Thursday 18 February 2016, 12:56:48 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9XotJPwmNc

Full Animal Furnace set on Netflix. His stuff's so good.

edit: this is older material. still gold.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Neil on Thursday 18 February 2016, 02:01:03 AM
This John Mulaney lad's easily one of the best comedians around at the minute.

He's not even my usual type of comedian as he's a bit mainstream on the face of it but his material's very clever and his delivery is impeccable.
:thup: totally agreed. Funny this was bumped as I'd just rewatched 'New In Town' again on Netflix the other day.

Just gave that video on the last page a whirl. f***ing class. :thup:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: ZeRoE on Tuesday 23 February 2016, 02:44:00 PM
I don't live in Newcastle anymore, but this will be a cracking show

http://www.thestand.co.uk/show/27377/the_footbaaaall_show
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: LFEE on Tuesday 23 February 2016, 11:37:20 PM
I don't live in Newcastle anymore, but this will be a cracking show

http://www.thestand.co.uk/show/27377/the_footbaaaall_show

Had bought tickets for it for Neesy and myself but we sacked it off for the Arsenal v Barcelona game :lol:

First rule of football comedy shows is never schedule them on a night of a big game.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: madras on Wednesday 24 February 2016, 12:36:46 AM
I don't live in Newcastle anymore, but this will be a cracking show

http://www.thestand.co.uk/show/27377/the_footbaaaall_show

Had bought tickets for it for Neesy and myself but we sacked it off for the Arsenal v Barcelona game :lol:

First rule of football comedy shows is never schedule them on a night of a big game.
Sad. Big games only involve your team. Arsenal  Barcelona comes behind my dog and another dog squabbling over a stick.

LFEE and Neesy are the reason  for football as it is "Ooooh we just want to want the big teams"










 :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Neil on Tuesday 1 March 2016, 12:50:25 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svbDQJiLjBY
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: newsted on Tuesday 1 March 2016, 01:08:47 AM
:lol: It's back on Thursday, BBC2, 2200, btw.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Si on Tuesday 1 March 2016, 07:16:00 AM
Nice
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Incognito on Tuesday 1 March 2016, 07:30:15 AM
That Tom O'Connor, Stew.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Interpolic on Tuesday 1 March 2016, 06:22:09 PM
Got tickets for Frank Skinner at the Soho Theatre for the completely outrageous price of a fiver each.  Looking forward to it as I really like him and have never seen him.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Fugazi on Tuesday 1 March 2016, 06:23:00 PM
Not seen his stand-up but I always listen to him on Absolute Radio every Saturday.
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Post by: Interpolic on Tuesday 1 March 2016, 06:33:31 PM
Not seen his stand-up but I always listen to him on Absolute Radio every Saturday.

Aye I've been listening to that the last few weeks and it's great.
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Post by: Hughesy on Tuesday 1 March 2016, 06:41:39 PM
Talking of Frank Skinner, I was watching an old clip of Fantasy Football the other day.  Was absolutely brilliant - don't think it would work now, but at the time it was perfect.
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Post by: Jill on Wednesday 2 March 2016, 01:56:48 PM
Not seen his stand-up but I always listen to him on Absolute Radio every Saturday.

:thup: I catch bits of his show live here and there while I'm getting ready on a Saturday morning but I download the podcasts as they are perfect for listening to on long runs or walks - background noise without being anything you've really got to pay attention to.
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Post by: Pilko on Wednesday 2 March 2016, 02:03:26 PM
Got tickets to see Romesh Ranganathan in May. I know he's quite mainstream now but I've been a fan since I saw him supporting Seann Walsh back in summer 2013.
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Post by: Disco on Wednesday 2 March 2016, 02:20:56 PM
Got tickets for Frank Skinner at the Soho Theatre for the completely outrageous price of a fiver each.  Looking forward to it as I really like him and have never seen him.

His autobiog is worth a read :thup: Not sure if he's done an updated version mind as it was out 10-15 year ago.
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Post by: STM on Thursday 3 March 2016, 07:20:10 AM
Can't stand Frank Skinner, he's a complete w*****. Undeniably witty though.
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Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Friday 4 March 2016, 03:09:41 PM
Got tickets for Frank Skinner at the Soho Theatre for the completely outrageous price of a fiver each.  Looking forward to it as I really like him and have never seen him.
seen him a few times. Excellent comedian. Fivers a steal.
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Post by: Interpolic on Friday 4 March 2016, 03:16:22 PM
Can't stand Frank Skinner, he's a complete w*****. Undeniably witty though.
Really, why? Honestly never heard a bad word said about him until now.
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Post by: thomas on Sunday 20 March 2016, 12:12:27 AM
Jimmy Carr "Funny Business" on Netflix.

Carr in small doses is great. 60 minutes of it was tiring. Also a personal pet peeve for me of any standup is the "what do you do sir/madam" audience participation bits. Easily the weakest part for any standup on average, even if there is the (very) rare gem to come out of it. Just not worth it.
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Post by: cookidge on Sunday 20 March 2016, 01:15:36 AM
I really like Stewart Lee. Didn't take any notice of him when I was in my teens but really into his stuff now. Incredibly funny and a lot of his material is really clever. I think he's underrated.
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Post by: Kaizero on Sunday 20 March 2016, 01:17:59 AM
Also a personal pet peeve for me of any standup is the "what do you do sir/madam" audience participation bits. Easily the weakest part for any standup on average, even if there is the (very) rare gem to come out of it. Just not worth it.

I agree. Always just feels like they want to prove that they can improvise, but even though some can it's always the shittest material.
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Post by: kingkerouac on Sunday 20 March 2016, 08:38:38 AM
The Soho Theatre has become the best place to see new stand ups, IMO.
Went to see Spencer Jones there last week. Excellent.
But generally the ticket price is £12-15 pounds.
Nice bar upstairs, nice Soho ambience. Great night out.
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Post by: Shay's Given Tim Flowers on Sunday 20 March 2016, 09:40:14 AM
I really like Stewart Lee. Didn't take any notice of him when I was in my teens but really into his stuff now. Incredibly funny and a lot of his material is really clever. I think he's underrated.

:thup: He's the best. New series of comedy vehicle has been solid so far.
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Post by: Froggy on Sunday 20 March 2016, 10:20:06 AM
Also a personal pet peeve for me of any standup is the "what do you do sir/madam" audience participation bits. Easily the weakest part for any standup on average, even if there is the (very) rare gem to come out of it. Just not worth it.

I agree. Always just feels like they want to prove that they can improvise, but even though some can it's always the shittest material.

Completely disagree. :lol: Love improv audience participation. It's 90% of Dara O'Briain's act too.
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Post by: thomas on Thursday 28 April 2016, 12:32:24 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl1NRju93Qs

Full special on netflix. Not up to the standard of 'Werewolves & Lollipops' or 'My Weakness is Strong', but still way better than most comics.

Tragically his wife died in her sleep the day it launched. No details on it and he's gone quiet on social media. :(
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Post by: durhamunigeordie on Friday 29 April 2016, 07:58:48 PM
Have been to see Romesh Ranganathan, James Acaster, Russell Kane and Rob Beckett recently. Beckett average, Acaster pretty good and Ranganathan and Kane both superb.
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Post by: Interpolic on Wednesday 11 May 2016, 11:23:34 AM
Kevin Hart is so funny.
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Post by: Pilko on Wednesday 11 May 2016, 11:27:26 AM
Went to see Romesh Ranganathan at Northern Stage on Friday night and he was absolutely brilliant.
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Post by: Tomato Deuce on Saturday 21 May 2016, 03:44:56 PM
(http://cdn.iwastesomuchtime.com/520201612041139683.jpg)

:lol:
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Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Saturday 21 May 2016, 05:10:50 PM
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Post by: newsted on Sunday 22 May 2016, 01:45:49 PM
:lol: Sums her up. So unfunny.
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Post by: Slim on Sunday 22 May 2016, 04:59:27 PM
Off see Dot Con tomorrow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrh9KbhrXD8
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Post by: neesy111 on Monday 4 July 2016, 08:05:28 PM
Jim Jefferies on saturday.
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Post by: Si on Monday 4 July 2016, 08:16:25 PM
Jim Jefferies on saturday.
Just watched his new stand up on Netflix. Was superb stuff.
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Post by: HTT on Tuesday 5 July 2016, 09:55:35 PM
Watched Stephen K Amos at the Jesterval and he was class. So was Paul Foot. Gavin Webster still continues to make me laugh incontrollably as well. I was at his recent gig at the Tyne Theatre. He signed off his routine with ASHLEY OUT!   :smitten:
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Post by: henke on Thursday 7 July 2016, 09:50:16 AM
Jim Jefferies on saturday.

Going next Saturday, to Manchester. At least I think I am.
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Post by: Ian W on Thursday 7 July 2016, 10:10:21 AM
My brother's after a Jim Jeffries ticket if anyone has one spare.
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Post by: Varadi on Thursday 7 July 2016, 10:20:22 AM
Got tickets for Stewart Lee at the Edinburgh festival, he's just playing a small venue, testing out new material apparently - really looking forward to it.
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Post by: Ian W on Thursday 7 July 2016, 10:21:55 AM
I had London tickets last week but he was ill and cancelled it.
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Post by: Minhosa on Thursday 7 July 2016, 10:26:59 AM
Went to see Romesh Ranganathan at Northern Stage on Friday night and he was absolutely brilliant.

Yeah, we saw him in London earlier in the year and he was brilliant.
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Post by: kingkerouac on Friday 8 July 2016, 11:37:54 AM
Went to see Spencer Jones a couple of months ago, going to see his new Edinburgh show tonight in Soho.
The natural heir to the kind of daft, slapstick of Tommy Cooper.
Best stand up I've seen live since Chris Lynam back in the early 90s.
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Post by: neesy111 on Sunday 10 July 2016, 02:59:11 PM
Jim Jefferies was excellent.
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Post by: Disco on Saturday 16 July 2016, 10:34:44 PM
New Jim Jefferies on Netflix. Brilliant.
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Post by: henke on Monday 18 July 2016, 02:04:32 PM
Seen Jim Jefferies on Saturday, was really good but not quite as good as a couple of years ago. The burka blowjob gag had me in tears mind.
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Post by: thomas on Friday 19 August 2016, 10:21:05 PM
randomly reminded of one of his best bits today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzua6wHw-tw

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Post by: colinmk on Saturday 20 August 2016, 02:34:42 AM
Just been working with Tommy Tiernan recently. Extremely funny, clever and all round good guy.
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Post by: thomas on Sunday 21 August 2016, 11:42:05 AM
It still holds up! Even after all these years!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GK8ewRec7c
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Post by: B-more Mag on Sunday 21 August 2016, 04:38:54 PM
It still holds up! Even after all these years!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GK8ewRec7c
I wonder if he's still burdened by so much cultural confusion?
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Post by: sadnesstan on Sunday 21 August 2016, 09:49:49 PM
I'm amazed at the lack of appreciation for Doug Stanhope.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kc3hhsd5JM

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Post by: BlufPurdi on Sunday 21 August 2016, 09:51:23 PM
I'm amazed at the lack of appreciation for Doug Stanhope.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kc3hhsd5JM



:thup:
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Post by: Pilko on Tuesday 13 September 2016, 02:50:38 PM
Limmy Live! at the Lowry in Salford tonight. Can't wait!
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Post by: Stal on Tuesday 13 September 2016, 02:52:48 PM
Just been working with Tommy Tiernan recently. Extremely funny, clever and all round good guy.

First stand up I ever saw live. Did a bit about the latin for a basket of flowers that stuck with me. Very funny man.
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Post by: Pilko on Wednesday 14 September 2016, 11:24:53 AM
Really enjoyed Limmy Live! but if you'd never seen the sketch shows about 90% of it would be lost :lol:

He rehashed a lot of sketches with twists and it was high energy, a great laugh.
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Post by: thomas on Wednesday 14 September 2016, 12:16:18 PM
tig notaro is very "brave" or whatever but she's not very funny imo
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Post by: Ian W on Thursday 15 September 2016, 10:53:13 AM
Going to see Stewart Lee tonight, psyched.
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Post by: colinmk on Thursday 15 September 2016, 08:35:29 PM
Just been working with Tommy Tiernan recently. Extremely funny, clever and all round good guy.

First stand up I ever saw live. Did a bit about the latin for a basket of flowers that stuck with me. Very funny man.

 :thup: He's brilliant. Surprised I hadn't seen any of his stuff before, didn't realise he was so big in Ireland.
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Post by: bhoywhonder on Friday 28 October 2016, 06:12:06 PM
Obviously not strictly stand up comedy, but live comedy certainly:

Mel Brooks personally overseeing a 4 week run of Young Frankenstein in Newcastle, before it goes to the West End (London, not Benwell)

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/whats-on/theatre-news/mel-brooks-spend-month-newcastle-12093083

This could only have been better were GW to come back from the grave and co-star. This is f*cking fantastic!
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Post by: bhoywhonder on Sunday 13 November 2016, 09:32:15 PM
Jerry Sadowitz at Tyne Theatre....

Support: Acted as his own support! 20 mins in character as 'God' - basically him sh*tting on every religion in the world. Similar to his 'Jimmy Saville' intro 2013. Equally hilarious and vicious.

Main set - F*ck me, JS does NOT mellow with age. Most stuff very well received, a lot of 'ahhhhh really?' bristling responses (eg Hillsborough). Very small amount of Trump stuff, maybe too soon. Ended with some intentionally crap magic, closing with him unfurling a sheet emblazoned: 'F*CK OFF'
 
Best bit which still has me chuckling today:

"I've started doing impressions...who's this? *mimes frantically taking notes* "hold on, slow down, hold on, slow down" - that's Frankie Boyle sitting at the back of ALL MY FUCKIN SHOWS"
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Post by: newsted on Sunday 13 November 2016, 11:45:19 PM
Jerry Sadowitz at Tyne Theatre....

Support: Acted as his own support! 20 mins in character as 'God' - basically him sh*tting on every religion in the world. Similar to his 'Jimmy Saville' intro 2013. Equally hilarious and vicious.

Main set - F*ck me, JS does NOT mellow with age. Most stuff very well received, a lot of 'ahhhhh really?' bristling responses (eg Hillsborough). Very small amount of Trump stuff, maybe too soon. Ended with some intentionally crap magic, closing with him unfurling a sheet emblazoned: 'F*CK OFF'
 
Best bit which still has me chuckling today:

"I've started doing impressions...who's this? *mimes frantically taking notes* "hold on, slow down, hold on, slow down" - that's Frankie Boyle sitting at the back of ALL MY FUCKIN SHOWS"

:lol: Jerry's great.
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Post by: thomas on Wednesday 23 November 2016, 11:34:05 PM
'Tom Segura : Mostly Stories' on Netflix

the smirks going with the jokes are quality. his delivery/presence is great :lol: :lol:
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Post by: M4 on Thursday 24 November 2016, 08:23:17 PM
'Tom Segura : Mostly Stories' on Netflix

the smirks going with the jokes are quality. his delivery/presence is great
Watched this last night on the back on this comment... Was class, thanks :thup:
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Post by: bhoywhonder on Sunday 27 November 2016, 12:04:14 PM
Tony Robinson on RHLSTP....best use of the C word* in ages:

https://youtu.be/rf8aol3ly1Q?t=2520


*C word = Cunning Plan


Buy his book. Seriously, just buy it, it's excellent.
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Post by: Troll on Sunday 27 November 2016, 12:05:25 PM
Vic and Bob next week.  Didn't think I'd ever get to see them after they cancelled last year.
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Post by: wormy on Sunday 27 November 2016, 04:05:31 PM
Tony Robinson on RHLSTP....best use of the C word* in ages:

https://youtu.be/rf8aol3ly1Q?t=2520


*C word = Cunning Plan


Buy his book. Seriously, just buy it, it's excellent.

Saw that crop up on my list of podcasts. It was the only thing that stopped me from unsubscribing from RHLSTP. Love some of the guests, but Herring gets more and more f***ing insufferable with every listen. Still haven't brought myself to actually listen to it.
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Post by: Incognito on Sunday 27 November 2016, 09:16:08 PM
Just watching Billy Connolly latest dvd. Still a very funny man yet heartbreaking to see him so frail. He's always been my favourite comic.


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Post by: thomas on Thursday 2 February 2017, 11:22:17 PM
Bill Burr - Walk Your Way Out (Netflix)

eeeeeeeeeehhhhh. I don't think I've tired of Bill Burr, his podcasts are class etc but this feels like a huge miss.
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Post by: M4 on Saturday 4 February 2017, 11:51:51 PM
His podcasts are indeed class, and every time he's on Conan or any other show he absolutely kills it, but agreed this was not the best.

One thing that was really bothering was that is was too shouty. And I know that getting loud is part of his act, but you can't start at 11 and stay there the whole time.
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Post by: Bimpy474 on Friday 10 February 2017, 07:43:30 PM
Just waiting for Rob Beckett to come on, alright on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
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Post by: bhoywhonder on Friday 10 February 2017, 07:58:28 PM
Bill Burr - Walk Your Way Out (Netflix)

eeeeeeeeeehhhhh. I don't think I've tired of Bill Burr, his podcasts are class etc but this feels like a huge miss.

It's puzzlingly poor by his standards...his 'go-to guy' for shouty/try-hard offensiveness polemic is (a) boring as shiit (b) nowhere as good as Jeselnik.

Aparna Nancherla has some good stuff right now. Also interested to see what Sarah Silverman is going to do on her new tour. Long time since she was funny.
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Post by: Si on Tuesday 14 February 2017, 09:58:21 PM
Katheryn Ryan stand up on Netflix. Very good.
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Post by: Hanshithispantz on Tuesday 14 February 2017, 11:05:58 PM
I found Burr's new special pretty average like, his previous 2 were great.

Was listening to his podcast advertising earlier, this killed me:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl5JDzvkEA0

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Post by: TBG on Friday 17 February 2017, 04:45:04 PM
Ricky Gervais is playing at the City Hall in June.
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Post by: Varadi on Friday 17 February 2017, 05:22:41 PM
Really enjoyed the Neal Brennan 3 mics on Netflix - bit different that he talks quit a lot about his struggles with depression etc but thought it actually worked well.
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Post by: cubaricho on Sunday 26 March 2017, 10:43:19 PM
The Jerrod Carmichael special on HBO is really really good.

edit: Thinking back on it now, I don't think he had a solid hours worth of material, but a 45 minute special would've been absolutely perfect. It's still incredibly funny though and his stage presence is great.
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Post by: Astroblack on Monday 27 March 2017, 02:37:28 AM
Anyone see the Dave Chappelle on Netflix? I really liked it. Watched both parts and laughed. Bill Cosby part was hillarious!
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Post by: cubaricho on Monday 27 March 2017, 02:54:48 AM
I watched both the other day. To me it feels like he's never been more comfortable on stage which is really awesome to see while you're watching it.

The whole 20 minute bit on the word "pussy" in the middle of the second special was pretty weak and out of place, but the rest of the second special was A+ material and I thought it just edged the first one as far as material goes.
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Post by: thomas on Wednesday 29 March 2017, 05:17:33 PM
I miss Mitch Hedberg
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Post by: M4 on Wednesday 29 March 2017, 10:32:21 PM
New Louis CK special coming to Netflix April 4th.

(http://reactiongifs.me/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/jim-carrey-yes-gif.gif)
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Post by: Si on Thursday 30 March 2017, 11:50:41 AM
Nice.

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Post by: Tomato Deuce on Monday 3 April 2017, 12:09:17 AM
I watched both the other day. To me it feels like he's never been more comfortable on stage which is really awesome to see while you're watching it.

The whole 20 minute bit on the word "pussy" in the middle of the second special was pretty weak and out of place, but the rest of the second special was A+ material and I thought it just edged the first one as far as material goes.

His "white person" impression is timeless. Kills me.
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Post by: chopey on Tuesday 4 April 2017, 09:15:14 PM
Just bought my tickets for Danny Baker at the Tyne Theatre.
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Post by: bhoywhonder on Friday 21 April 2017, 03:22:05 PM
Just bought my tickets for Danny Baker at the Tyne Theatre.

Tonight this innit? any chance of a pat review, was thinking of going but didn't think he could hold any more than a book reading tbh...huge fan of his radio style but not sure how this can translate into a solo spot.

SADOWITZ ALERT - back at Tyne Theater November...fans of self hating misanthropic magic-tinged comedy, get one before he f*cks us all off and throws in the towel for good.
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Post by: Astroblack on Friday 21 April 2017, 09:14:51 PM
I watched both the other day. To me it feels like he's never been more comfortable on stage which is really awesome to see while you're watching it.

The whole 20 minute bit on the word "pussy" in the middle of the second special was pretty weak and out of place, but the rest of the second special was A+ material and I thought it just edged the first one as far as material goes.

Damn, totally forgot to reply to this.

Felt exactly the same way. I'd heard that he had some rough receptions at previous events, so it was nice to see him happy and comfortable on stage.

Same thing on the Lil Wayne part. I was sitting there just waiting for him to move on to something else but it just kept going and I kinda just lost interest.
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Post by: Hanshithispantz on Friday 21 April 2017, 10:09:52 PM
I thought the first was pretty weak tbh, 2nd was a lot better though. The OJ bit seemed like it was going to be hilarious every time he brought it up but ended up being a bit of a let down.

Louis CK's was brilliant, I love it when he goes really dark like the playground bit, and (from another show):

Spoiler
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Post by: chopey on Saturday 22 April 2017, 12:24:47 PM
Just bought my tickets for Danny Baker at the Tyne Theatre.

Tonight this innit? any chance of a pat review, was thinking of going but didn't think he could hold any more than a book reading tbh...huge fan of his radio style but not sure how this can translate into a solo spot.

SADOWITZ ALERT - back at Tyne Theater November...fans of self hating misanthropic magic-tinged comedy, get one before he f*cks us all off and throws in the towel for good.

Danny Baker was very good last night, he started at 7.30pm on the dot and talked non stop till 9.30pm a short break and then he came back and talked till about 11.30pm, he was very funny and had some cracking stories about Gazza and Danny's dad, very good show and I think I actually like the Tyne Theater better than the Theater Royal.
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Post by: thomas on Saturday 22 April 2017, 12:30:52 PM
Louis CK's was brilliant, I love it when he goes really dark like the playground bit, and (from another show):
Tried this but gave up on it some way through the calendar bit.Will try to finish if the 2nd half is much stronger. tbf I was in a rotten mood on first watch so that may not have helped the assessment.
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Post by: newsted on Saturday 22 April 2017, 01:03:28 PM
Just bought my tickets for Danny Baker at the Tyne Theatre.

Tonight this innit? any chance of a pat review, was thinking of going but didn't think he could hold any more than a book reading tbh...huge fan of his radio style but not sure how this can translate into a solo spot.

SADOWITZ ALERT - back at Tyne Theater November...fans of self hating misanthropic magic-tinged comedy, get one before he f*cks us all off and throws in the towel for good.

Danny Baker was very good last night, he started at 7.30pm on the dot and talked non stop till 9.30pm a short break and then he came back and talked till about 11.30pm, he was very funny and had some cracking stories about Gazza and Danny's dad, very good show and I think I actually like the Tyne Theater better than the Theater Royal.

You guys have to do something about this.
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Post by: chopey on Saturday 22 April 2017, 02:03:14 PM
Tyne seaty place ?
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Post by: neesy111 on Saturday 22 April 2017, 02:08:24 PM
It should be spelt theatre.
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Post by: Greg on Saturday 22 April 2017, 02:11:12 PM
You just got protonised.
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Post by: newsted on Saturday 22 April 2017, 02:48:04 PM
You just got protonised.

You spell prontonise wrongbad.
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Post by: chopey on Saturday 22 April 2017, 03:36:56 PM
The guy who invented spellchecker really needs to go back to school...............the lazy b******
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Post by: bhoywhonder on Saturday 22 April 2017, 04:08:42 PM
You guys need to get a sense of humor.

Young Frankenstein at the TheaTRE Royal.... confirmed as 'starring' Ross Noble and Lesley Joseph ('slapper next door' from Birds of a Feather'). Meh cast, don't care, still going. If only on the off chance Mel Brooks will be in attendance - he did say he was over-seeing this as a dry-run for London's Famous West-End.

PS thanks Chopey for the Danny Baker rev - kinda wish I'd bothered now.
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Post by: newsted on Saturday 22 April 2017, 04:21:53 PM
:lol: I see what you did their.
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Post by: thomas on Sunday 7 May 2017, 02:23:10 AM
Still a standup, I guess. Norm Macdonald, ladies and gentlemen.

Like Bill Burr, all of his Conan appearances are phenomenal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uarJj-K4XH4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7K-kaelQEs
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Post by: cubaricho on Sunday 7 May 2017, 07:05:29 PM
Literally in tears at that second one. Dude's a genius.
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Post by: wormy on Monday 8 May 2017, 10:18:44 PM
I just can't stop watching Andy Kaufman right now.
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Post by: thomas on Thursday 18 May 2017, 01:01:01 AM
Norm Macdonald - Hitler's Dog, Gossip & Trickery (Netflix)

genius
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Post by: bhoywhonder on Friday 19 May 2017, 04:48:38 PM
Stewart Lee at City Hall last night - without a doubt the tightest and in my opinion funniest live show yet - surprisingly little of the trademark rambling laughter-free longeurs, builds up to an incredible crescendo and all performed to a backdrop of piles of discounted DVDs of other performers live acts in which he absolutely - and completely without affection - rips into. Russell Howard in particular gets eviscerated for some reason. And a weird sideswipe at erstwhile partner Richard Herring (although there is apparently some tension there).

He also got his arse out in order to wipe it with an audience member's mobile phone. That did happen.
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Post by: chopey on Saturday 20 May 2017, 12:00:03 AM
BBC one just now Luisa Omielan..........................who the f*** is that non comedy aimed at ?
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Post by: chopey on Saturday 20 May 2017, 12:01:24 AM
Nice big fat arse tho
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Post by: bhoywhonder on Saturday 20 May 2017, 06:18:22 PM
BBC one just now Luisa Omielan..........................who the f*** is that non comedy aimed at ?

Absolutely dreadful her. Watched her set last year, half the room was creased and half sideways glancing at the "wtf is she going on about?"  vibe as she went on and on about fuckin cakes or whatever. She would fit right in as the Leslie Jones character if Ealing studio remade the last Ghostbusters.

Shouting does not equal funny.
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Post by: elbee909 on Sunday 21 May 2017, 10:21:38 AM
Stewart Lee at City Hall last night - without a doubt the tightest and in my opinion funniest live show yet - surprisingly little of the trademark rambling laughter-free longeurs, builds up to an incredible crescendo and all performed to a backdrop of piles of discounted DVDs of other performers live acts in which he absolutely - and completely without affection - rips into. Russell Howard in particular gets eviscerated for some reason. And a weird sideswipe at erstwhile partner Richard Herring (although there is apparently some tension there).

He also got his arse out in order to wipe it with an audience member's mobile phone. That did happen.

Seeing him on Monday.
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Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 28 May 2017, 08:50:10 AM
https://youtu.be/O9YL04v-J5U



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Post by: Si on Sunday 28 May 2017, 09:23:28 AM
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Post by: M4 on Monday 29 May 2017, 01:02:26 AM
He's absolutely immense on all his talk show appearances. Love the guy.
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Post by: Tooj on Monday 5 June 2017, 08:08:12 AM
Just got some tickets to see Katherine Ryan at the Tyne Theatre in October.
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Post by: bhoywhonder on Friday 9 June 2017, 08:22:00 PM
Whilst still buzzing from the new Partridge announcement, and trying to clog out the election shitshow, found out the wonderful Simon Day will be back on stage 'in character', including Brian Pern (no longer RIP it seems), Billy Bleach - Pub bore, reformed crim Tony Beckton, Tommy Cockles and my favourite - Alan Bennett/John Cooper Clarke wannabe Geoffrey Allerton, here delivering the now-defunct UKIP manifesto:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lMexzk3TA8

Worth watching just to see Rhys Thomas trying (and failing) not to corpse around the 1:42 mark
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Post by: sadnesstan on Saturday 10 June 2017, 11:08:40 AM
https://youtu.be/O9YL04v-J5U



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New series of 'F is for Family' is out. Better, and a little darker, tha the first.
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Post by: Wullie on Monday 12 June 2017, 01:35:33 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/jun/11/the-daily-show-gina-yashere-in-england-id-still-be-the-token-black-face-on-mock-the-week

Didn't realise she'd rocked up in America. Just watched one of her Daily Show bits, frigging hell. Absolutely painful.
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Post by: John P on Monday 12 June 2017, 04:02:11 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/jun/11/the-daily-show-gina-yashere-in-england-id-still-be-the-token-black-face-on-mock-the-week

Didn't realise she'd rocked up in America. Just watched one of her Daily Show bits, frigging hell. Absolutely painful.

She is f***ing awful like.
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Post by: HTT on Saturday 12 August 2017, 04:41:53 PM
Did anyone get to the Jesterval? I was gutted not to see more acts, but I did get to see Terry Alderton and Paul Foot who are both crazy and funny. I love Terry Alderton, he's probably my fave comedian.
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Post by: thomas on Thursday 7 September 2017, 09:28:55 PM
I hate how Jeff Dunham still exists

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxj8Ck7ZcxI

Who finds this funny like
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Post by: wormy on Thursday 7 September 2017, 09:34:44 PM
I found him funny when he first popped up on Comedy Central when I was 15. I'd grown out of it by 16. How is he a thing?
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Post by: sadnesstan on Thursday 7 September 2017, 09:49:04 PM
How long before the mandela effect never existed?
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Post by: QuakesMag on Thursday 7 September 2017, 10:39:24 PM
Still a standup, I guess. Norm Macdonald, ladies and gentlemen.

Like Bill Burr, all of his Conan appearances are phenomenal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uarJj-K4XH4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7K-kaelQEs

Norm MacDonald at his imperious best on Conan back in the day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL0WayC7jW0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL0WayC7jW0)
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Post by: Varadi on Thursday 7 September 2017, 11:33:15 PM
Just watched the new Marc Maron standup on Netflix - pretty decent.
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Post by: Si on Monday 25 September 2017, 07:15:38 PM
https://www.frankieboyle.com/#

Canny decent to put up his most recent stand up free. Some great one liners, the Gove one in the first 15 min.
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Post by: OCK on Monday 25 September 2017, 07:25:18 PM
Man, he's never going to regain that exposure he used to have.
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Post by: Si on Monday 25 September 2017, 07:29:43 PM
His BBC 2 New World Order thing was great. He's never going to be mainstream though given the content of his material. He seems more comfortable out of that spotlight.
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Post by: Hanshithispantz on Tuesday 26 September 2017, 07:09:16 PM
The bit about UKIP's change in direction after the referendum is class :lol:

34:30
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Post by: thomas on Saturday 30 September 2017, 11:23:51 PM
Gary Gulman's fairly good. I think I wrote him off a while ago but a revisit is in order

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YVUCvLnRDk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dvwtzdtezs0
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Post by: OCK on Saturday 30 September 2017, 11:41:21 PM
Jeff Dunham. I don't get it.
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Post by: Varadi on Saturday 30 September 2017, 11:56:11 PM
Jeff Dunham. I don't get it.

He's done some OK stuff in the past but his latest Netflix special is unwatchable - I was embarrassed for him.
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Post by: thomas on Sunday 1 October 2017, 12:00:05 AM
he's a godawful talentless hack imo. decent ventrilquist i suppose. just horrible, cheap, hackneyed comedy routines with stereotyped puppets.

we used to drag someone to hell and back on here for being entertained by him but I can't remember. :lol:
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Post by: Hanshithispantz on Sunday 1 October 2017, 12:10:19 PM
I don't even think he's that good of a ventriloquist tbh, I watched about 20 seconds of his new show out of morbid curiosity and it never looked natural at all.

I think it was filmed in Dublin too, which blows the myth of the Irish having immpeccable craic out of the water.
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Post by: sadnesstan on Monday 2 October 2017, 05:01:27 PM
Old. But still quality.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsPDT5qHtZ4
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Post by: cubaricho on Monday 2 October 2017, 05:16:15 PM
Gary Gulman's fairly good. I think I wrote him off a while ago but a revisit is in order

His bit about the state abbreviations is really good too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLECCmKnrys
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Post by: Tooj on Sunday 8 October 2017, 12:12:11 AM
Went to see Kathryn Ryan tonight at the Tyne Theatre, proper class.
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Post by: Tomato Deuce on Sunday 8 October 2017, 12:19:57 AM
Ralphie May died yesterday at 45
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Post by: Nepharite on Sunday 8 October 2017, 10:36:42 AM
Ralphie May died yesterday at 45
No surprises there.
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Post by: Hanshithispantz on Sunday 8 October 2017, 04:46:05 PM
It would have been surprising if he died yesterday at 46 like.
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Post by: Incognito on Sunday 8 October 2017, 05:14:36 PM
Whilst still buzzing from the new Partridge announcement, and trying to clog out the election shitshow, found out the wonderful Simon Day will be back on stage 'in character', including Brian Pern (no longer RIP it seems), Billy Bleach - Pub bore, reformed crim Tony Beckton, Tommy Cockles and my favourite - Alan Bennett/John Cooper Clarke wannabe Geoffrey Allerton, here delivering the now-defunct UKIP manifesto:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lMexzk3TA8

Worth watching just to see Rhys Thomas trying (and failing) not to corpse around the 1:42 mark
Simon Day is so under rated. Love the Pern stuff as well as all of his Fast Show stuff
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Post by: AfroP on Monday 9 October 2017, 04:23:29 PM
was at the tyne theatre next to Tilleys on westgate road on Friday night for Chris Cross greatest show on the Tyne Variety show.
it was absolutely brilliant.
Recommend checking Chris Cross out, he's quite funny and his magic is decent as well

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Post by: thomas on Friday 3 November 2017, 02:58:36 AM
decent bit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK6zuii2OLI
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Post by: thomas on Thursday 9 November 2017, 05:04:43 AM
Finally got around to watching Patton Oswalt's 'Annihilation' on netflix.

Very good except for the audience working bits which, again, I hate anyway. Tough but good bit about the wife.
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Post by: bhoywhonder on Friday 10 November 2017, 05:13:00 PM
Jerry Sadowitz at Tyne Theatre tonight. As acerbic as ever and more of his close-up card stuff (which didn't really work at a distance but never mind). His audience though has noticeably dwindled, I reckon half of what it was on his last visit...and his racism/paedo stuff which obviously included to bait the audience was greeted with more than a few groans. And he really did a number on Frankie Boyle.

I hope he stays on touring (in smaller venues) but given his age and his clear 'couldn't give a f*ck' attitude, that may well be the last we see of him live. And the fact he refuses to release any of his stuff on dvd or even YouTube means it could be goodnight Vienna...
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Post by: thomas on Thursday 23 November 2017, 07:25:17 PM
Brian Regan - "Nunchucks and Flamethrowers" on NetFlix.

Oof. 2/10. Let my sacrifice not be in vain. Pass. Hard pass. Unless you already like him, in which case we're gonna fight irl.
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Post by: Fugazi on Thursday 23 November 2017, 07:26:36 PM
Whilst still buzzing from the new Partridge announcement, and trying to clog out the election shitshow, found out the wonderful Simon Day will be back on stage 'in character', including Brian Pern (no longer RIP it seems), Billy Bleach - Pub bore, reformed crim Tony Beckton, Tommy Cockles and my favourite - Alan Bennett/John Cooper Clarke wannabe Geoffrey Allerton, here delivering the now-defunct UKIP manifesto:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lMexzk3TA8

Worth watching just to see Rhys Thomas trying (and failing) not to corpse around the 1:42 mark

St Marys Lighthouse?

I liked Simon Day in the Fast Show
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Post by: thomas on Thursday 7 December 2017, 12:24:25 AM
Craig Ferguson - Tickle Fight (netflix)

Bleecchhh. 3/10
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Post by: cubaricho on Sunday 24 December 2017, 07:40:01 PM
I watched the 3 Mics special by Neal Brennan last night and can't believe I somehow managed to miss this until now. Absolutely brilliant.

He has three microphones on stage and uses each one for a different type of comedy/story telling. One mic is just for pure stand up, one is for confessional/emotion stuff, and the third mic is for a bunch of one-liners. Really cool and different and highly recommended.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOM4g4Y300I
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Post by: Varadi on Monday 25 December 2017, 10:03:37 AM
:thup: Aye, it's brilliant that one
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Post by: BottledDog on Saturday 27 January 2018, 09:46:13 PM
That'll teach me to not read my emails. Got something from my local comedy club, opened it tonight and it was a book ticket link for for a Dave Chappelle gig. Obviously sold out now, f***s sake. :lol:
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Post by: thomas on Sunday 28 January 2018, 12:41:35 AM
Tom Segura - "Disgraceful" on Netflix. His "Mostly Stories" special set the bar super high and this falls just short of that tier. But it's still really good. 
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Post by: TRC on Thursday 1 February 2018, 07:18:36 PM
Bought tickets to see Kevin Hart. Thought What Now was terrible, but his previous two were quality.
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Post by: Bimpy474 on Saturday 10 February 2018, 05:35:24 PM
Going to see Tim Vine 'Sunset Milk Idiot' tour tonight.

No idea what he's like live, non stop as he on TV i expect.
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Post by: Hanshithispantz on Saturday 10 February 2018, 05:39:20 PM
Tim Vine is impressive but I cannot imagine a single comedian where I would have to fake laugh more throughout a set. I probably keep nipping to the toilet for a break.
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Post by: Bimpy474 on Saturday 10 February 2018, 05:45:28 PM
Tim Vine is impressive but I cannot imagine a single comedian where I would have to fake laugh more throughout a set. I probably keep nipping to the toilet for a break.

Aye on TV a 5 to 10 minute stint is fine, i can't imagine what an hour and a half is going to be like. Got bought the tickets as a present, wouldn't have been my first choice like.
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Post by: Hanshithispantz on Saturday 10 February 2018, 06:16:12 PM
:lol: hope you enjoy it mate.
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Post by: Yorkie on Saturday 10 February 2018, 06:22:30 PM
On me way to see Jimeoin. My first ever stand up gig!
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Post by: Hanshithispantz on Saturday 10 February 2018, 06:23:47 PM
Could you not get any seats like?

HAHAHAHAHA

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Post by: Yorkie on Saturday 10 February 2018, 06:24:56 PM
:lol:
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Post by: Bimpy474 on Saturday 10 February 2018, 06:37:08 PM
 :lol: Off in 30 mins better be good.
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Post by: Bimpy474 on Saturday 10 February 2018, 10:43:35 PM
That was hilarious, basically Tim Vine is off his rocker. I didn't stop laughing and neither did my eldest son the king of moody teenagers, the warm up act was brilliant as well.

Recommend to go and see, taking your teenagers along if you have any, not a swear word in sight. Just a funny night out for all.
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Post by: BlufPurdi on Saturday 10 February 2018, 11:16:52 PM
I'm still trying to work out what I assume that typo should mean. :hmm:

Stumped. :lol:
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Post by: thomas on Saturday 10 February 2018, 11:30:42 PM
I think he out a word.

Assume it's "I didn't stop laughing ..."
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Post by: BlufPurdi on Saturday 10 February 2018, 11:35:10 PM
Boom. :pow:

Knew I would get it. :shifty:
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Post by: Bimpy474 on Saturday 10 February 2018, 11:37:41 PM
Ah yeah sorry, i typed that on my phone which is older than me  :lol:
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Post by: BlufPurdi on Saturday 10 February 2018, 11:48:01 PM
:laugh:
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Post by: Bimpy474 on Thursday 22 February 2018, 07:26:39 PM
Waiting for Tom Allen to come on, got bought these tickets by the mother in law for xmas. She had no idea who Tom Allen was :lol:
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Post by: Darth Crooks on Thursday 22 February 2018, 07:33:35 PM
Waiting for Tom Allen to come on, got bought these tickets by the mother in law for xmas. She had no idea who Tom Allen was :lol:

Hes gay and foppish
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Post by: Bimpy474 on Thursday 22 February 2018, 07:39:34 PM
I know but fun is fun like.
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Post by: Bimpy474 on Thursday 22 February 2018, 11:04:56 PM
That was hilarious, a very very funny man is Tom.
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Post by: Thomson Mouse on Friday 23 February 2018, 05:03:14 PM
Just got in from Jim Jeffries over here in Perth. Basically he put three shows on in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth as that’s where his relatives are who he came to visit.

Best comedian I’ve ever seen, updated gun and trump stuff plus a lot of things he’s not done before. Sat down on the edge of the stage for at least half of it, absolute comedy genius.
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Post by: Troll on Friday 23 February 2018, 06:49:42 PM
Eddie Izzard next week and John Cleese next month.
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Post by: kingkerouac on Sunday 25 February 2018, 11:56:41 AM
Just got in from Jim Jeffries over here in Perth. Basically he put three shows on in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth as that’s where his relatives are who he came to visit.

Best comedian I’ve ever seen, updated gun and trump stuff plus a lot of things he’s not done before. Sat down on the edge of the stage for at least half of it, absolute comedy genius.

I think he gets better with age. He's very comfortable on the stage. Love his CC show with Brad Pitt as the Weather man.
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Post by: bhoywhonder on Thursday 1 March 2018, 05:49:13 PM
Doug Stanhope at O2 -the Westgate road one - in june.
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Post by: John P on Tuesday 20 March 2018, 10:39:31 AM
Saw David Baddiel do his 'My Family: Not The Sitcom' show in York last night. It was great, quite moving as it dealt with his Mum's death and his Dad's dementia, but also very very warm and funny.
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Post by: Papavasiliou on Tuesday 20 March 2018, 11:02:23 AM
Just got in from Jim Jeffries over here in Perth. Basically he put three shows on in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth as that’s where his relatives are who he came to visit.

Best comedian I’ve ever seen, updated gun and trump stuff plus a lot of things he’s not done before. Sat down on the edge of the stage for at least half of it, absolute comedy genius.

I think he gets better with age. He's very comfortable on the stage. Love his CC show with Brad Pitt as the Weather man.

His stories about how that came about are class. Apparently Brad was well up for it and was willing to do it for nowt but they had to pay the minimum Actors Guild approved amount so it ended up as like $1000 or something.

They only planned doing it the once but when they finished the first one Brad was just like "Can I keep the costume and I'll just do some on the road stuff every now and again?". Obviously they said yes and every few weeks they'd get random iPhone recordings from him sent from all over the place.
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Post by: Interpolic on Wednesday 21 March 2018, 07:37:29 AM
Saw David Baddiel do his 'My Family: Not The Sitcom' show in York last night. It was great, quite moving as it dealt with his Mum's death and his Dad's dementia, but also very very warm and funny.
Saw that in London a while back, was pretty unique I thought and really well done. His parents seemed like real characters.
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Post by: John P on Wednesday 21 March 2018, 09:38:05 AM
Saw David Baddiel do his 'My Family: Not The Sitcom' show in York last night. It was great, quite moving as it dealt with his Mum's death and his Dad's dementia, but also very very warm and funny.
Saw that in London a while back, was pretty unique I thought and really well done. His parents seemed like real characters.

Yep, I guess it's not really stand up comedy, more just a very funny and touching show about his Mum and Dad. Some of the stuff was unbelievable, like ccing him and his brother into the email to her lover and the filthy poems she wrote about him :lol:
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Post by: Interpolic on Wednesday 21 March 2018, 09:41:08 AM
Saw David Baddiel do his 'My Family: Not The Sitcom' show in York last night. It was great, quite moving as it dealt with his Mum's death and his Dad's dementia, but also very very warm and funny.
Saw that in London a while back, was pretty unique I thought and really well done. His parents seemed like real characters.

Yep, I guess it's not really stand up comedy, more just a very funny and touching show about his Mum and Dad. Some of the stuff was unbelievable, like ccing him and his brother into the email to her lover and the filthy poems she wrote about him :lol:

:lol: Yeah there was some hilarious stuff in there like :thup:
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Post by: thomas on Sunday 15 April 2018, 06:29:08 PM
Dan Cummins is pretty good. I like the delivery

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnHmgKfkdHk
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Post by: QuakesMag on Monday 16 April 2018, 05:57:40 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFF8vb1Bves (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFF8vb1Bves)

My Libyan buddy Mohanad is making waves in the Pacific Northwest right now.

He came down to LA to do a show a few weeks back and killed it (not the one posted).
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Post by: thomas on Tuesday 8 May 2018, 10:58:20 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4hdCoXKowg

the end of the slip n slide bit killed me :lol: :lol:
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Post by: Disco on Monday 30 July 2018, 04:35:01 PM
Off to one of them work in progress things for Kevin Bridges tonight.
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Post by: Ian W on Monday 30 July 2018, 05:51:22 PM
Stewart Lee’s new show is on iplayer, mint obviously.
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Post by: Si on Tuesday 31 July 2018, 12:21:09 AM
Stewart Lee’s new show is on iplayer, mint obviously.
Ah cheers didn't realise it was on.
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Post by: Bimpy474 on Friday 16 November 2018, 07:46:21 PM
Just waiting for Dave Gorman to come on, really looking forward to this.
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Post by: neesy111 on Friday 16 November 2018, 07:56:55 PM
Just waiting for Dave Gorman to come on, really looking forward to this.

He's class.
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Post by: Bimpy474 on Friday 16 November 2018, 11:21:47 PM
Just waiting for Dave Gorman to come on, really looking forward to this.

He's class.

He certainly was, absolutely brilliant and hilarious. Best giraffe joke you'll ever hear  :lol:
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Post by: M4 on Thursday 3 January 2019, 07:53:05 PM
Saw and listened to this on the Tube this evening... Actually a very good set

https://youtu.be/R8Nc3x_TkF4
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Post by: thomas on Wednesday 16 January 2019, 10:43:56 PM
John Mulaney - Kid Gorgeous at Radio City

Still enjoying his stuff. New in Town still best, but I think this is better than the 2nd one.
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Post by: ZeRoE on Friday 12 April 2019, 03:52:23 PM
Good friend of mine Ian Cognito died on stage last night. Literally. I'm f***ing gutted.

If any of you have seen him, you'd remember. If you didn't see him, you missed out. He was genuinely one of the best acts to have been associated with the circuit and went out exactly how he would've wanted, on stage with people laughing at him thinking it was part of the act.

Everyone from Jimmy Carr, Matt Lucas, Shappi Khorsandi and a hell of a lot more have been paying tribute today. Check him out on YouTube or even better, buy his book and see just what a larger than life character he was.

One of my favourite moments was when we were doing a military gig together in Salisbury, we're on one of the bases in the Sgts Mess', he comes out on stage in full french maids outfit going fully commando with a bloke in the front row loudly shouting "f***ing hell, that's a whopper". He tore that gig to f***ing pieces then stayed over on base, drinking guiness with the Sgts all night.

RIP Cogs, you'll be missed.
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Post by: HTT on Friday 12 April 2019, 04:06:47 PM
Wow, seen him a few years back, I actually had a bad belly from too much laughing, such a shame :(
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Post by: Robster on Saturday 13 April 2019, 12:15:34 PM
Sorry for the loss of your friend ZeRoe.
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Post by: newsted on Saturday 13 April 2019, 05:03:30 PM
Echo that, but his act was Chubby Brownish, just shocking people into embarrassed giggling because they didn't know what else to do. I'm sure he was a good guy, he did charity stuff, and he seems to have burnt his candle furiously, but 60 ain't old.
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Post by: HTT on Saturday 13 April 2019, 09:18:51 PM
Echo that, but his act was Chubby Brownish, just shocking people into embarrassed giggling because they didn't know what else to do. I'm sure he was a good guy, he did charity stuff, and he seems to have burnt his candle furiously, but 60 ain't old.

Chubby Brown’s comedy was character driven and very formulated, extremely one dimensional. Nothing alike IMO, admittedly I’ve not seen huge amounts of his work to be fair, but I found Ian Cognito’s comedy sharp, clever and more engaging in terms of certain subject issues that challenge the audience to laugh about not laugh at or laugh with.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wOjzVAFDa1w

Also sorry for your loss Zeroe, I can’t for the life of me remember where I saw him, not sure if it was London or the Stand in Newcastle. Might have been the Jestival actually...

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Post by: ZeRoE on Monday 15 April 2019, 11:43:15 AM
Echo that, but his act was Chubby Brownish, just shocking people into embarrassed giggling because they didn't know what else to do. I'm sure he was a good guy, he did charity stuff, and he seems to have burnt his candle furiously, but 60 ain't old.

He was nothing like Chubby Brown. He took taboo subjects and made them funny, he wasn't afraid to talk about anything and did it in such a way that it wasn't offensive.

This is a well written obituary that can explain more about his style, but needless to say, there's not one other person like him.

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/apr/14/ian-cognito-obituary?fbclid=IwAR0PcRF-W6fsUbLl4p5cY3b13px81g-wgfR7skdFAWSzUvjOXZNlo0mus-c
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Post by: bhoywhonder on Tuesday 16 April 2019, 05:00:19 PM
Echo that, but his act was Chubby Brownish, just shocking people into embarrassed giggling because they didn't know what else to do. I'm sure he was a good guy, he did charity stuff, and he seems to have burnt his candle furiously, but 60 ain't old.

He was nothing like Chubby Brown. He took taboo subjects and made them funny, he wasn't afraid to talk about anything and did it in such a way that it wasn't offensive.

This is a well written obituary that can explain more about his style, but needless to say, there's not one other person like him.

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/apr/14/ian-cognito-obituary?fbclid=IwAR0PcRF-W6fsUbLl4p5cY3b13px81g-wgfR7skdFAWSzUvjOXZNlo0mus-c

I saw Ian Cognito a couple of times, always raised a chuckle.....didnt bring to mind the of likes Chubby Brown tho, reminded me more of Jerry Sadowitz (Sadowitz took it a lot further though, not always in a good way)

sorry for your loss Zeroe RIP
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Post by: sadnesstan on Sunday 28 April 2019, 01:03:26 AM
Doug Stanhope set to appear in the second series of 'Sick of it', with Karl Pilkington.
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Post by: ZeRoE on Wednesday 22 May 2019, 11:07:02 PM
Anyone catch Louis Burgess at the stand tonight?
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Post by: bhoywhonder on Monday 27 May 2019, 03:42:50 PM
Sadowitz at the Stand last night.....Jesus, hard to describe. absolute force of nature this guy sometimes.....never seen anyone actively invite his audience to hate him to this degree and still kill it.

Anyone catch Louis Burgess at the stand tonight?

ah crap, missed this


Doug Stanhope set to appear in the second series of 'Sick of it', with Karl Pilkington.

This has the potential to be absolutely superb
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Post by: HTT on Friday 23 August 2019, 12:33:25 AM
Went to the Edinburgh Fringe yesterday, my first time.

Thoroughly enjoyed it and went with recommendations from my good friend who tagged along and with tried and trusted faves of mine, namely Terry Alderton and Gavin Webster, the former we went and had a few drinks with. Amazing as always and even better company.

The first show we seen was The Black Comedy Showcase show. Black or mixed race comedians basically making fun of themselves, white people, racism and stereotypes. I really enjoyed it. One of the acts bigged up Ian Cognito, paying tribute to him as one of his mentors moments into the act. He did most of his set after that clearly welled up. Lovely touch and we were just talking about him before the kick off as my good mate knew him too, in fact I learned to my embarrassment he knows every f***ing comedian the c***.

Next up was a Geordie comic called Rahul Kohli who was very good, engaging with every member of the audience to generate topical content in which he used to turn into laughter. Brilliant I thought.

Then come Terry Alderton who for me is simply a f***ing genius, for whatever reason his entire comedy act is just bang on in terms of my own sense of humour, he fits every single element of my kind of comedy into one show via his entire repertoire. He has the lot and it actually hurt at times just laughing.

After that we ended up watching a show with various acts for an hour before an hour of Scot Roast which was brutal, but again great. We finished the evening with an hour of Gavin Webster who I just love. Unfortunately by midnight we were so tired and f***ed from the drinking, walking and for me some early morning driving from Newcastle to Edinburgh.

My mate being the c*** he is made sure we sat at the front for every show and that I specifically got singled out. But I took everything in the spirit of things and made sure if I’m going to be participating I’m going to enjoy every moment.

I won a free rigged raffle to get on stage, the prize a Marathon chocolate bar. Being the Black Comedy Showcase, the joke was I ended up calling the Black compare a Snicker...

My shark obsession become the but of a joke at one show as well as my profession, Terry had me shitting myself zeroing in on me at times during his gig and I ended up on stage getting hugs and kisses from an entire audience and a few comics (and several requests for my number which I dealt with by saying sorry, I’m gay and with my c*** of a mate). Sorry ladies...

That same gig, one of the comics on the mic ended up using me for one of his gags/acts finishing bare chested in a bra and dry humping me. I got his number. And then I was roasted by a bunch of brute savages during the Scot Roast, thankfully they took mercy on me and let me off lightly compared to the rest, including my c*** of a mate.

And lastly a good old hour with Gav.

All in all a great experience, but as a businessman myself talking to a few comics, the Fringe to many is no different than busking/begging and a whole lot less profitable. But hey, I had a f***ing good old laugh at their expense and didn’t mind others having a laugh at mine!
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Post by: Bimpy474 on Thursday 12 September 2019, 07:47:02 PM
Waiting for Romesh Ranganathan to come on, another birthday present from Mrs B.
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Post by: Bimpy474 on Thursday 12 September 2019, 11:14:05 PM
Absolutely hilarious, brilliant stand up show.
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Post by: sadnesstan on Thursday 12 September 2019, 11:30:32 PM
Whatever happened to Mark Thomas?
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Post by: Si on Thursday 12 September 2019, 11:49:09 PM
Whatever happened to Mark Thomas?

Tours every year and you can buy his stand up dvds but he's not done anything on TV for ages. He's still very good, think he got fed up with being watered down by the lawyers on C4.

Also has written a few books that are very good. He's just as active, just not on TV.
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Post by: Si on Friday 13 September 2019, 12:02:34 AM
https://youtu.be/bItVG0HeJw0

The Mark Thomas Comedy Product was formative television for me, he's badly missed in the mainstream.
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Post by: sadnesstan on Friday 13 September 2019, 12:42:14 AM
Not formative, but certainly developmental. Almost got to see him at the Hen and Chickens, in 2005. But ended up watching some comedy troupe with Katy Brand, very funny, but not MT.
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Post by: sadnesstan on Friday 13 September 2019, 01:05:20 AM
Found this quote on his wiki page;

 "I try to find the good in my enemies. It's not unusual to be able to get on with people despite what they are doing being awful. The only person I have met who I considered to be without any redeeming features was […] Nicholas Soames. […] He was such a pantomime baddie."

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Post by: Si on Friday 13 September 2019, 01:37:10 AM
I saw him live in 2000 maybe 2001. He was incredible, an absolute force equal parts rage, tears, inspiration and nob gags. Watching the white hot rage of someone on stage in tears was incredible then deflating the tension with a gag. The guy is a brilliant orator and storyteller.
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Post by: sadnesstan on Friday 13 September 2019, 01:55:01 PM
Couldn't help myself. Had to watch the first season of his Comedy Product (the one before New Labour took to office). The material has aged well, but the editing and style is horrific.

Still, the most notable thing was how relevant it still is.
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Post by: HTT on Friday 13 September 2019, 02:11:19 PM
Watched Mark Thomas a few years back at the Stand Newcastle, he was amazing!
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Post by: bhoywhonder on Friday 13 September 2019, 06:58:56 PM
Mark Thomas at his peak was incredible, (though his 'brothers and sisters' way of addressing the audience was so f'kin annoying) and the MT Comedy
Product (later notably dropping the word comedy!) was very ahead of its time.

If you have Netflix you might have seen the new Bill Burr stand up special is available. Don't bother. Absolute hack s*** of the highest order.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Si on Friday 13 September 2019, 10:31:07 PM
I'm 3/4 of the way through Paper Tiger. Don't think I've broke a smile once.
 
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Post by: Mike on Saturday 14 September 2019, 12:28:38 AM
I'm 3/4 of the way through Paper Tiger. Don't think I've broke a smile once.
 

"MY FAMILY" got me, tbh. :lol:
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Post by: sadnesstan on Saturday 14 September 2019, 12:42:29 AM
Mark Thomas at his peak was incredible, (though his 'brothers and sisters' way of addressing the audience was so f'kin annoying) and the MT Comedy
Product (later notably dropping the word comedy!) was very ahead of its time.



It certainly was. Soon replaced by Ali G, who was a little less political, then Bo Selecta who took it away from politics and into the world of celebrity.

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Post by: thomas on Saturday 14 September 2019, 01:09:33 AM
I feel like I've heard a lot of  this material before. Burr's been taking shots at Michelle for a long time, the "first 'first hustband'" bit. His self-satisfied 1980's MLB color commentator chuckle at the end of some of his own jokes gets on my nerves.
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Post by: Mike on Saturday 14 September 2019, 01:29:11 AM
His self-satisfied 1980's MLB color commentator chuckle at the end of some of his own jokes gets on my nerves.

:lol:
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Post by: kingkerouac on Sunday 15 September 2019, 12:35:14 PM
I'm 3/4 of the way through Paper Tiger. Don't think I've broke a smile once.

Same here. I thought I'd give it a go. The guy's popular, he must have something, eh?
He just whinges and swears with no actual comedic effort.
He started with 'What the f***'s wrong with our country?'
Then proceeded to not actually mention Trump and the far-right once.
No, apparently it's the MeToo movement that is causing children to be locked in cages, taxes for the rich cut, and environment going to s***.
He kicks downwards not upwards.
Never even broke a smile.
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Post by: thomas on Sunday 15 September 2019, 12:42:49 PM
first half - everyone else is the problem
last half - actually the problem is everything about me

it wasn't an m night  shyamalan level twist or particularly great tbh. No real memorable bits either.
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Post by: sadnesstan on Sunday 15 September 2019, 04:36:53 PM
"MY FAMILY!"
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Post by: B-more Mag on Sunday 15 September 2019, 04:41:11 PM
Watched most of Chapelle's Sticks and Stones this weekend. It was...not good. There were a few funny bits, but by and large it was no better than s*** you could hear from ignorant assholes at the local.
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Post by: HTT on Sunday 15 September 2019, 06:34:06 PM
Nah DC is class like!
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Post by: Tomato Deuce on Sunday 15 September 2019, 07:01:19 PM
Watched most of Chapelle's Sticks and Stones this weekend. It was...not good. There were a few funny bits, but by and large it was no better than s*** you could hear from ignorant assholes at the local.

It felt...tired? Maybe I just expect more from him.
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Post by: Froggy on Monday 16 September 2019, 07:17:34 AM
Thought Paper Tiger was class tbh. :lol:
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Post by: kingkerouac on Monday 16 September 2019, 07:40:12 AM
Thought Paper Tiger was class tbh. :lol:

Really?
You must get my point though. At a time when the huuuuge elephant in the room is Trump and the far-right, he goes on about the MeToo movement!
Really?
Pub-bore antics - and worse - not a single gag.
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Post by: The Prophet on Monday 16 September 2019, 07:54:31 AM
Thought Paper Tiger was class tbh. :lol:

:thup:
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Post by: The Prophet on Monday 16 September 2019, 07:56:20 AM
Thought Paper Tiger was class tbh. :lol:

Really?
You must get my point though. At a time when the huuuuge elephant in the room is Trump and the far-right, he goes on about the MeToo movement!
Really?
Pub-bore antics - and worse - not a single gag.

The stand up Trump gags have been done to death though. It's a comedy, it doesn't need to be factually representative.
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Post by: sadnesstan on Monday 16 September 2019, 03:04:40 PM
I don't understand how anybody that likes Bill Burr, didn't like that special. Fair enough if you were never a fan, but it's classic Burr.
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Post by: Hanshithispantz on Monday 16 September 2019, 04:29:06 PM
I love Burr but thought it was canny underwhelming tbh, the one before wasn’t too great either I thought. Chapelle’s was better.

And you’d have to be severely out of touch with reality to think that any old-school left wing comedians should be ‘addressing’ Donald Trump like :lol:

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Post by: Troll on Wednesday 18 September 2019, 11:21:43 PM
Guardian's top 50 comedians of the 21st century.  Should enrage a few people.

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2019/sep/18/best-comedians-of-the-21st-century-comics-standup-comedy
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Post by: thomas on Wednesday 18 September 2019, 11:39:32 PM
#'s 23 and 21 particularly. I'm not sure what it is Tig Notaro or Hannah Gadsby actually do but it isn't comedy.
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Post by: Tomato Deuce on Thursday 19 September 2019, 12:20:23 AM
Seems odd to throw traditional stand-up comedians together with “actors who are funny.” W/e.
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Post by: thomas on Thursday 19 September 2019, 12:21:02 AM
STEWART LEE SHOULD BE WAY HIGHER #BROKENBRITAIN
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Post by: Troll on Thursday 19 September 2019, 12:22:14 AM
Seems odd to throw traditional stand-up comedians together with “actors who are funny.” W/e.

All the actors up there are also writers aren't they?
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Post by: Tomato Deuce on Thursday 19 September 2019, 12:25:19 AM
Seems odd to throw traditional stand-up comedians together with “actors who are funny.” W/e.

All the actors up there are also writers aren't they?

Dunno, I haven’t heard of half the people on that list. :lol:
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Post by: Wullie on Thursday 19 September 2019, 12:25:22 AM
I don't even know who Tina Fey is, suspect that's my fault more than hers.
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Post by: thomas on Thursday 19 September 2019, 12:27:04 AM
Seems odd to throw traditional stand-up comedians together with “actors who are funny.” W/e.

All the actors up there are also writers aren't they?

Dunno, I haven’t heard of half the people on that list. :lol:

How are you already 80 years old. :lol:
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Post by: Tomato Deuce on Thursday 19 September 2019, 12:29:41 AM
Seems odd to throw traditional stand-up comedians together with “actors who are funny.” W/e.

All the actors up there are also writers aren't they?

Dunno, I haven’t heard of half the people on that list. :lol:

How are you already 80 years old. :lol:

Drawing blanks on 4 of the top 10 :lol:

I’ll chalk it down to being a UK-centric list.
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Post by: joeyt on Thursday 19 September 2019, 06:59:09 AM
James Acaster as the 4th best comedian this century is hilarious
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Post by: Kimbo on Thursday 19 September 2019, 08:27:00 AM
Nish Kumar ahead of Stewart Lee. The man is an absolute shocker.
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Post by: Papavasiliou on Thursday 19 September 2019, 08:45:11 AM
f***ing hell, never thought they'd mention Hamlet 2 in the number one spot. They are right though, it's underrated.
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Post by: bhoywhonder on Thursday 19 September 2019, 09:06:52 AM
Stewart Lee at #41 must be a call back to his '41st best stand up' tour because he surely deserves to be top ten at least. Quite why they have TV shows like People Just Do Nothing in there is baffling, you might as well include Peep Show (Neither Mitchell nor Webb appearing? Really?)

#'s 23 and 21 particularly. I'm not sure what it is Tig Notaro or Hannah Gadsby actually do but it isn't comedy.

Gadsby's 'Nanette' surely stretches the definition of what stand up comedy is....it was more like a cross between an empty-chair therapy session and a TED talk. Tig Notaro falls slap-bang into the box marked "things Guardian readers should like regardless of her actual content, which isn't actually funny but shhh"

In short: Vic & Bob, Lee and Kitson too low, Acaster waaay too high at #4 and there are about 10 who shouldnt even be on the list...in my humble (but correct) opinion.
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Post by: Disco on Thursday 19 September 2019, 10:47:59 AM
James Acaster as the 4th best comedian this century is hilarious

His voice alone should demote him.

I don't think I've heard of about half of them and some obvious stand-ups appear to be missing. Jim Jefferies, Richard Pryor et al.
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Post by: Papavasiliou on Thursday 19 September 2019, 11:14:39 AM
James Acaster as the 4th best comedian this century is hilarious

His voice alone should demote him.

I don't think I've heard of about half of them and some obvious stand-ups appear to be missing. Jim Jefferies, Richard Pryor et al.

21st Century
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Disco on Thursday 19 September 2019, 11:32:29 AM
James Acaster as the 4th best comedian this century is hilarious

His voice alone should demote him.

I don't think I've heard of about half of them and some obvious stand-ups appear to be missing. Jim Jefferies, Richard Pryor et al.

21st Century

Reading is not a strong point of mine. :lol:
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Post by: Ian W on Thursday 19 September 2019, 11:57:16 AM
Stop these lists, for God's sake.
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Post by: Varadi on Thursday 19 September 2019, 05:39:53 PM
Stop these lists, for God's sake.

 :lol: Aye. I wouldn't even be able to agree with my own list from a few weeks ago, never mind anyone else's.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Troll on Thursday 19 September 2019, 05:42:58 PM
Stewart Lee at #41 must be a call back to his '41st best stand up' tour because he surely deserves to be top ten at least. Quite why they have TV shows like People Just Do Nothing in there is baffling, you might as well include Peep Show (Neither Mitchell nor Webb appearing? Really?)

#'s 23 and 21 particularly. I'm not sure what it is Tig Notaro or Hannah Gadsby actually do but it isn't comedy.

Gadsby's 'Nanette' surely stretches the definition of what stand up comedy is....it was more like a cross between an empty-chair therapy session and a TED talk. Tig Notaro falls slap-bang into the box marked "things Guardian readers should like regardless of her actual content, which isn't actually funny but shhh"

In short: Vic & Bob, Lee and Kitson too low, Acaster waaay too high at #4 and there are about 10 who shouldnt even be on the list...in my humble (but correct) opinion.

As much as I love Vic and Bob, they peaked in the 90s.  They'd probably be top 5 if it was best comedians of the 20th century.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: thomas on Thursday 19 September 2019, 05:57:16 PM
Tier lists are the preferred ranking system now anyway.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: bhoywhonder on Thursday 19 September 2019, 08:26:42 PM
Stewart Lee at #41 must be a call back to his '41st best stand up' tour because he surely deserves to be top ten at least. Quite why they have TV shows like People Just Do Nothing in there is baffling, you might as well include Peep Show (Neither Mitchell nor Webb appearing? Really?)

#'s 23 and 21 particularly. I'm not sure what it is Tig Notaro or Hannah Gadsby actually do but it isn't comedy.

Gadsby's 'Nanette' surely stretches the definition of what stand up comedy is....it was more like a cross between an empty-chair therapy session and a TED talk. Tig Notaro falls slap-bang into the box marked "things Guardian readers should like regardless of her actual content, which isn't actually funny but shhh"

In short: Vic & Bob, Lee and Kitson too low, Acaster waaay too high at #4 and there are about 10 who shouldnt even be on the list...in my humble (but correct) opinion.

As much as I love Vic and Bob, they peaked in the 90s.  They'd probably be top 5 if it was best comedians of the 20th century.

Just Bob then!
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Post by: bhoywhonder on Saturday 12 October 2019, 02:04:05 PM
Anyone at Ben Elton last night at the Tyne theatre?

A lot better than anticipated.....I'll go so far as to say, as good as he's ever been (stand-up wise). Odd dig at Rowan Atkinson tho, but fair enough given their difference in political stances.
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Post by: thomas on Saturday 9 November 2019, 12:49:32 AM
f***ing bullshit in this world patrice o'neal went at 41 but kissinger is going to touch 200.
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Post by: Troll on Monday 6 January 2020, 04:40:00 AM
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Post by: tgarve on Monday 6 January 2020, 05:41:57 AM
Ouch
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Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Monday 6 January 2020, 06:45:16 AM
there were some unhappy faces during that like :lol:
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Post by: Si on Monday 6 January 2020, 07:08:50 AM
Class, the Isis line
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Post by: Froggy on Monday 6 January 2020, 07:17:24 AM

:lol: :lol: I love it.
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Post by: Papavasiliou on Monday 6 January 2020, 08:34:28 AM
"Our next presenter stared in Netflix' Birdbox. A movie where people survived by acting like they don't see a thing. Sort of like working for Harvey Wienstien. You lot did it! I didn't, you did so shut the f*** up!   Please welcome Sandra Bullock..."

Sounds like he had a good night.
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Post by: Yorkie on Monday 6 January 2020, 08:59:35 AM
:lol: Can't believe he keeps getting invited back.
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Post by: LFEE on Monday 6 January 2020, 11:03:04 AM
Been watching it this morning. Class :lol:
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Post by: Beren on Monday 6 January 2020, 11:19:34 AM
Really enjoyed Ronny Chieng's set on Netflix.
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Post by: kingkerouac on Monday 6 January 2020, 01:43:40 PM
Nish Kumar ahead of Stewart Lee. The man is an absolute shocker.

Agreed, he is a man who finds himself waaaaay funnier than anyone else does.
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Post by: kingkerouac on Monday 6 January 2020, 01:53:42 PM
Really enjoyed Ronny Chieng's set on Netflix.

He's the guy who does those painfully unfunny pieces on the Daily Show isn't he?
It put me off watching it.
Title: Re: Stand-up Comedy
Post by: Beren on Monday 6 January 2020, 01:55:49 PM
Really enjoyed Ronny Chieng's set on Netflix.

He's the guy who does those painfully unfunny pieces on the Daily Show isn't he?
It put me off watching it.

Not sure. He didn't seem funny for the first five minutes or so, and he's not a person I would say is that funny, but the set feels really well crafted and pays off.
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Post by: TheInfiniteOdyssey on Monday 6 January 2020, 03:46:26 PM

"Talking about all you perverts, it was a big year for pedophile movies"  :lol:
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Post by: Troll on Monday 6 January 2020, 03:47:36 PM
:lol:  The Two Popes.
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Post by: STM on Monday 6 January 2020, 04:25:49 PM
Ricky is class like. It's funny because they all hate him but dont want to say anything because he will tear them to shreds.

"Thank whatever god you believe in and f*** off!" Slayed me.
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Post by: morla84 on Monday 6 January 2020, 04:29:26 PM
:lol: doesn't hold back there like imo
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Post by: Mike on Monday 6 January 2020, 06:33:59 PM
Fair play to him that's the funniest he's been in ages. :lol:
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Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Tuesday 7 January 2020, 06:58:38 AM
Really enjoyed Ronny Chieng's set on Netflix.

He's the guy who does those painfully unfunny pieces on the Daily Show isn't he?
It put me off watching it.

Not sure. He didn't seem funny for the first five minutes or so, and he's not a person I would say is that funny, but the set feels really well crafted and pays off.

i watched it, don't know who he is, quite liked it
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Post by: Bimpy474 on Wednesday 12 February 2020, 07:47:27 PM
Waiting for Rob Beckett to come on, not really my choice but it was all Mrs B could get me for x-mas, stand up show wise.

Trying to get tickets for someone you want to see more is nigh on impossible, everyone sells out in seconds.
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Post by: joeyt on Wednesday 12 February 2020, 08:04:55 PM
Seeing Vic and Bob next week, can't wait
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Post by: Si on Wednesday 12 February 2020, 11:17:27 PM
Seeing Vic and Bob next week, can't wait
Ah man, jelous.
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Post by: Troll on Wednesday 12 February 2020, 11:20:09 PM
Seeing Vic and Bob next week, can't wait

Saw them a few years ago.  Was amazing seeing the Stotts in person.
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Post by: Varadi on Sunday 15 March 2020, 07:46:39 AM
Watched Marc Maron's new special on Netflix - was canny, if you like Maron's style.

The End Times theme was strangely prophetic :lol:
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Post by: Varadi on Friday 27 March 2020, 08:27:00 AM
This should be worth a watch tomorrow night - free live show from The Stand in Edinburgh via Youtube - Frankie Boyle, Daniel Sloss, Fred MacAulay and a fair few others:

https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/health/coronavirus/frankie-boyle-tops-virtual-saturday-nightshow-stand-comedy-club-2519886
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Post by: samptime29 on Friday 27 March 2020, 09:28:02 AM
This should be worth a watch tomorrow night - free live show from The Stand in Edinburgh via Youtube - Frankie Boyle, Daniel Sloss, Fred MacAulay and a fair few others:

https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/health/coronavirus/frankie-boyle-tops-virtual-saturday-nightshow-stand-comedy-club-2519886

Thanks for this - will get involved.
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Post by: Si on Friday 27 March 2020, 10:07:15 AM
The last one was very good. I'm working for this one hoping I get back in time to catch Boyle.
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Post by: Ian W on Friday 27 March 2020, 11:04:50 AM
Class, set a reminder for that.
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Post by: Disco on Friday 27 March 2020, 04:30:41 PM
Aye last weeks was class. Didn’t realise Phil Jupitus was so funny.
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Post by: newsted on Friday 27 March 2020, 04:54:43 PM
Aye last weeks was class. Didn’t realise Phil Jupitus was so funny.

Or had enough money for a second l, it seems. f***ing immigrants, coming over here and stealing our consonants, etc. Here, you can have this: ' as you are a full-blooded Angle as we all are on this resolutely English forum. It goes just up there. You can choose what I meant by "there" Safety :lol:
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Post by: Si on Friday 27 March 2020, 07:58:57 PM
Aye last weeks was class. Didn’t realise Phil Jupitus was so funny.
He used to do a podcast called Phil & Phils Perfect 10 and it was incredibly funny.
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Post by: LFEE on Saturday 28 March 2020, 10:29:56 AM
The Stand are doing a full live YT show tonight 20:30 for donations. Standup without an audience will be a tough gig.