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Old 10-19-23, 11:04 AM
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Re: SNL general discussion thread

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His IMDB page is just his stand up specials. I imagine many comedians aren't well known outside of stand up followers until the get a few acting gigs under their belts. Especially considering there's no longer a monoculture around Johnny Carson, David Letterman and HBO Rising Stars specials.
Standup comedy is huge right now, a lot of it due to many of them starting podcasts during the pandemic, and a lot of the specials on Netflix do very well. Some of these folks are doing arena tours these days.
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Re: SNL general discussion thread

Originally Posted by cultshock
Standup comedy is huge right now, a lot of it due to many of them starting podcasts during the pandemic, and a lot of the specials on Netflix do very well. Some of these folks are doing arena tours these days.
Any of those arena tours by stand up comics who haven't have any acting gigs? (Not being sarcastic, genuinely curious). Seems like TV and movie parts are what catapulted stand ups like Amy Schumer, Bill Burr, John Mulaney, Pete Holmes into the general consciousness.
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Re: SNL general discussion thread

Originally Posted by Decker
Any of those arena tours by stand up comics who haven't have any acting gigs? (Not being sarcastic, genuinely curious). Seems like TV and movie parts are what catapulted stand ups like Amy Schumer, Bill Burr, John Mulaney, Pete Holmes into the general consciousness.
FWIW Nate Bargatze was slated to do 3 performances in St. Louis at the Fox Theater - not an arena but a large theater that does Broadway shows. Much bigger than a comedy club for sure. For reference, the other standup comedian I've seen at the Fox is Jerry Seinfeld.
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Good question, comics that haven't had any acting gigs? To be honest I'm not 100% sure without doing some research. Tom Segura perhaps? (although he is working film and tv projects now, and maybe did a small role or two in the past, but I think his standup is what's made him rich and famous). Tons of comics can fill theaters these days, but maybe not arenas.
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Oh I have no doubt he has a huge following in stand-up. He has several specials on Netflix or Prime, I think. But lots of stand ups sell out performing arts theaters. And the Fox Theater has a capacity of 4,500, less than a third of an Arena.
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Re: SNL general discussion thread

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Oh I have no doubt he has a huge following in stand-up. He has several specials on Netflix or Prime, I think. But lots of stand ups sell out performing arts theaters. And the Fox Theater has a capacity of 4,500, less than a third of an Arena.
I wasn't arguing it was on par with an arena tour - just giving a data point that nearly 15,000 people are going to see him in the same place I saw Seinfeld in the mid-2000s and Bargatze has never had a TV show or movie.
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Oh I have no doubt he has a huge following in stand-up. He has several specials on Netflix or Prime, I think. But lots of stand ups sell out performing arts theaters. And the Fox Theater has a capacity of 4,500, less than a third of an Arena.
True, but Tom has played arenas, he's one of the top selling acts at this point. I'm surprised how much he's blown up over the past couple years. He might be a bit of an anomaly though. Anyway, I'm a big fan, I especially like "story telling" comics and he's a good one.
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Sad news from Dana Carvey
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Fuck, that's horrible. In one of his recent specials he had some really funny bits involving his sons, poor Dana and family.

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He would tell jokes to Conan about how his kid were not interested in what he did and how they acted like typical teenagers.
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He would tell jokes to Conan about how his kid were not interested in what he did and how they acted like typical teenagers.
Loved when he imitated them walking away muttering "Bunch of fucking bullshit" or when needing something say "Uh, could you do it?". As a father of a teenage boy, I could relate.
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I wonder if the classic 1 hr SNL shows will return once Big Ten Football ends on Saturdays?
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I wonder if the classic 1 hr SNL shows will return once Big Ten Football ends on Saturdays?
Or NBC could show reruns of The Celebrity Apprentice
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Big Ten Football is over and the 1 hr classic SNL shows return next week at 10pm PDT or maybe at another time on the East Coast.
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Last two shows of the year look to be winners, both with hugely famous returning hosts and musical guests (who will be battling each other for Grammys and probably Oscars this Spring)
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Don't forget Emma Stone this week

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Sure she's a superstar and will be joining the Five-Timers Club, but who the hell is Noah Kahan?
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Sure she's a superstar and will be joining the Five-Timers Club, but who the hell is Noah Kahan?
He plays Nandor on What We Do In The Shadows and is a current Grammy nominee for Best New Artist
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I like maybe one Billie Eilish song but she does not do anything for me.
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I like maybe one Billie Eilish song but she does not do anything for me.
She can do something for me whenever she wants to


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He plays Nandor on What We Do In The Shadows and is a current Grammy nominee for Best New Artist
not sure if a joke, since they look similar, but hes not Nandor.
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Originally Posted by badlieut
not sure if a joke, since they look similar, but hes not Nandor.

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That they look alike is what makes it a joke




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