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Offline bhoywhonder

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Re: Stand-up Comedy
« Reply #975 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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Offline bhoywhonder

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Re: Stand-up Comedy
« Reply #976 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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Offline thomas

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Re: Stand-up Comedy
« Reply #977 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.