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Old 08-26-04, 03:45 PM
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Which stand up comedian(s) should I see?

I've decided to start seeing more stand up. Last week I saw Todd Glass. Hillarious. A guy named Dan Menghini opened for him; I had never seen Menghini before, but he was pretty funny, too.

Here is the schedule for September. Anybody I should make a point of seeing?

Edit: Not sure why the embedded link isn't working, but here's the link
http://www.chicago.zanies.com/calend...004-09-01'

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Bump because everybody clicked on this thread before I got the link up and running.
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I've never heard of anyone on that page. Looks like slim pickings.
Old 08-26-04, 04:10 PM
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Yeah, I'm not really familiar either.

But in general...! My favorite stand-up acts...at least, of the ones I've seen in-person...are Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt, and Jim Gaffigan.
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Just stick around Otter

Groucho and dork are funnier than most comedians.
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Only ones I recognize at all are Bobby Slayton and the 3 guys from Last Comic Standing. Alonzo Bodden and Gary Gulman are really good (much better than Todd Glass imo, who was also on the show), but Jay London can be painful to watch unless you've never seen his act before.

I don't really remember if I like Bobby Slayton or not. I just remember what he looks like and that he has a real brash voice. I think he's one of those angry comics.
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I wouldn't make a special point of seeing anyone on that schedule...

Keep an eye out for this guy if he comes to your town, though...
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Originally posted by Roto
Only ones I recognize at all are Bobby Slayton and the 3 guys from Last Comic Standing. Alonzo Bodden and Gary Gulman are really good (much better than Todd Glass imo, who was also on the show), but Jay London can be painful to watch unless you've never seen his act before.
I should have mentioned that I tried to get tickets for the night with the guys from Last Comic, but it was sold out. I'm on the waiting list.

And Jay is funny. He's sort of like a cross between Steven Wright and Henny Youngman. He's not big leagues material yet, but he's well on his way.

And Todd was the best comedian on Last Comic this year.
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This should be a poll. It's very fashionable right now.
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Originally posted by JasonF

And Jay is funny. He's sort of like a cross between Steven Wright and Henny Youngman. He's not big leagues material yet, but he's well on his way.
It's not the jokes that kill his act as much as the stench of deperation and him treating every joke like it just bombed whether it actually did or not.
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Mitch Hedberg
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None of them - they all kinda suck. See Dane Cook if you get a chance though.
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Originally posted by Roto

I don't really remember if I like Bobby Slayton or not. I just remember what he looks like and that he has a real brash voice. I think he's one of those angry comics.
He most definitely is an angry comic. Saw him a few years ago at the DC Improv. He's absolutely hilarious as long as you're not offended by vulgarity (I'm not). He does a lot of stuff on race, too, which finds just the right balance of funny vs. I can't believe he just said that.

Oh, and if you go see him, prepare to be heckled by him if you're anywhere near the front.
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I'd go see...

Jim Gaffigan
Dane Cook
Mitch Hedberg
Ralphie May (he will probably offend you)
and that piano guy (Zach G....) is pretty funny.
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Originally posted by Da Thrilla
Ralphie May (he will probably offend you)
After seeing him on Last Comic Standing 1 and his set on the finale for Last Comic Standing 2, I've decided that you couldn't pay me to see Ralphie May. I'd rather see Ant.
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Don't recognize anyone except Bobby Slayton. He's good if you don't mind the "blue" humor. He's mostly pissed off all the time and doesn't mess around. Oh, and he's funny too
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Originally posted by BigPete
Mitch Hedberg


I didn't click the link, so if he isn't actually on the list, you should still see Mitch when you get a chance anyways
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Mitch Hedberg makes Jay London look like the hack that he is.
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Bobby Slayton and Larry Reeb are pretty funny, IMO.


Originally posted by ScottyWH
I wouldn't make a special point of seeing anyone on that schedule...

Keep an eye out for this guy if he comes to your town, though...
Yeahhhhhh The Lovemaster, baby.

He is hilarious.

Keep an eye out for Robert Schimmel, too.
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keep an eye out for...

Stephen Lynch
Jim Norton (hil-f'n-larious)
George Carlin
John Valby
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Steven Wright.
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I saw Jeff Dunham (my third favorite comedian) a couple weeks ago here in Charlotte. It was a great show. Going to see Ron White (my second favorite comedian) on September 10th.
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Originally posted by mljones99
I saw Jeff Dunham (my third favorite comedian) a couple weeks ago here in Charlotte. It was a great show. Going to see Ron White (my second favorite comedian) on September 10th.
Is that Ron "Tater Salad" White?


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The only name I recognized was Slayton and I'm not a fan.

One of my favorite comics is still Brian Regan.
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Originally posted by DodgingCars

One of my favorite comics is still Brian Regan.
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