My favorite stand up comedians(58)

D241 -
MojoSoDope - 

Martin Lawrence. you so crazy and run tell that are classic specials. This list is garbage.


In my opinion his stand up is so lame.  It comes off more like he's pandering to the audience rather than telling cleverl one liners or storys/antidotes.


 


You can call my list garbage but what you're failing to see, is I'm trying to provide a thread that has some stand up comedians many of you might not have heard about.  If you're anything like me, you love a solid new stand up routine.  Well, I have 58 comedians, hopefully there's a few you can at least laugh instead of harping on the few you disagree.  


Also, I don't OG often but I don't recall ever seeing your thorough list of comedians, do you care to link me with that?



I take back the garbage part. My apologies

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EFM - 
Chimonos Revenge - You have 58 favorite comedians?

...and richard prior, red fox, eddie murphy, bill cosby, and george carlin aren't on the list.


Cosby could be on the list but it was hard to include him with him being in jail for all those rapes and stuff, I'm sure you understand that.

 

George Carlin, I hope you're not like me and that you can still enjoy his comedy.  There was a time in my life where I suggested he was my #1 favorite comedian, no bs.  I used his numerous stand ups as one of my lines of logic, b/c he DID put out a lot of stand ups. 

 

But when I re-watch them over the years, I notice it's more and more political and not that funny.  I have realized something about myself in that many years ago comedians who spoke a lot on their political stances, I thought were funny because I agreed with their logic, but over time when I re-watch it and know I'm watching for the purpose of comedy, I wasn't entertained listening to something I agreed with b/c there was little funny in the message.

 

 

D241 -
BJ Penn Forever - 

"but I doubt there will be a solid comedian I'm missing but that's something I'd be happy discover"

 

Doug Stanhope

 


I've seen him before.  He seems more like he complains than tells jokes.  Like it's observational humor but instead of humor it's just complaining.  


 


Do you recall a bit he has off the top of your head?(don't cheat by looking it up, if you remember, tell me if not, that might prove my point)



Stanhope has tons of bits and jokes... not just complaining at all. Do you remember what special of his you saw that turned you off so much? Give a different special of his a chance some day, he is worth a second look.

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MojoSoDope - 

Todd glass. There are so many not on the list


Ok that's a fair one.  To me he's kind of bland, but he does have some solid bits in his comedy stand ups to where if I'm going to put some of these people on my list like Whitney Cummings, then Todd Glass should be on there as well.  If I was to re-do the list I'd either include him and take other's off, or just not include him but take other's off. 


He's funny, just not that funny to me.

D241 -
BJ Penn Forever - 

You left Stanhope, Pryor, Giraldo and Kinison off your list... that is amazing that you have that many favorites and those four GOATS are not on the list. At least you have Attell and O'Neal.


Prior could/should be on there.  I think I left him off b/c he's been dead for so long and I've seen his stand ups many times.  


 


Okay my biggest fuck up though, you called it, Greg Giraldo.  How I didn't put him on there is a head scracther.  I mean I know firsthand I recently went through a whole bunch of the comedy central roast and even took a break to watch his stand up.  Shame on me for this, but props to you for finding the one I strongly agree should be on.


 


Kinison though?  How funny is the yelling and complaining?  Do you recall a bit from him off the top of your head or are you like me and just remember him screaming "oh oh ooooohhhhhh"?



You can't advocate Rogan and Sinbad and trash Kinison bro... ok you can but its crazy.

BJ Penn Forever - 
D241 -
BJ Penn Forever - 

"but I doubt there will be a solid comedian I'm missing but that's something I'd be happy discover"

 

Doug Stanhope

 


I've seen him before.  He seems more like he complains than tells jokes.  Like it's observational humor but instead of humor it's just complaining.  


 


Do you recall a bit he has off the top of your head?(don't cheat by looking it up, if you remember, tell me if not, that might prove my point)



Stanhope has tons of bits and jokes... not just complaining at all. Do you remember what special of his you saw that turned you off so much? Give a different special of his a chance some day, he is worth a second look.




Out of respect to you and others, I'm going to give him another try.  I like laughing.  That being said, just tell me the one I should watch b/c if he has 5 stand ups and the one I watch is what you would say is the worst of the group, I'd rather watch the one you say is his best work so that way if I stilll don't like it, I know not to watch his others.  But if it is good, then I can not only add him to my list but watch other stand ups of his as well.

BJ Penn Forever - 
D241 -
BJ Penn Forever - 

You left Stanhope, Pryor, Giraldo and Kinison off your list... that is amazing that you have that many favorites and those four GOATS are not on the list. At least you have Attell and O'Neal.


Prior could/should be on there.  I think I left him off b/c he's been dead for so long and I've seen his stand ups many times.  


 


Okay my biggest fuck up though, you called it, Greg Giraldo.  How I didn't put him on there is a head scracther.  I mean I know firsthand I recently went through a whole bunch of the comedy central roast and even took a break to watch his stand up.  Shame on me for this, but props to you for finding the one I strongly agree should be on.


 


Kinison though?  How funny is the yelling and complaining?  Do you recall a bit from him off the top of your head or are you like me and just remember him screaming "oh oh ooooohhhhhh"?



You can't advocate Rogan and Sinbad and trash Kinison bro... ok you can but its crazy.




Rogan is funny as fuck, but if you made that same statement and just took out Rogan, yeah, you do have a point lol

D241 -
MojoSoDope - 

Todd glass. There are so many not on the list


Ok that's a fair one.  To me he's kind of bland, but he does have some solid bits in his comedy stand ups to where if I'm going to put some of these people on my list like Whitney Cummings, then Todd Glass should be on there as well.  If I was to re-do the list I'd either include him and take other's off, or just not include him but take other's off. 


He's funny, just not that funny to me.



I think Todd glass is just a naturally very funny person. He is funnier just being himself and talking on stage than he is putting together jokes. He has some good sketches as well

I do believe I saw Todd Glass participate in one of those comedy roast battles and if I'm correct, he did a good job.

D241 -

I do believe I saw Todd Glass participate in one of those comedy roast battles and if I'm correct, he did a good job.

That seems right up his alley. 

Well we had all the complainers get their complaints out(I'm sure there are still complainers yet to have seen this thread and complain on it), but where are the post telling me a comedian you never heard of that you're going to give it a try?

 

It would be awesome if fellow comedy lovers found a new name on this list, gave them a try and came back to report they were laughing throughout.  That'd be awesome!

James Acasters Repertoire is the best Stand Up of the decade, he's a fucking genius 

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D241 -

Well we had all the complainers get their complaints out(I'm sure there are still complainers yet to have seen this thread and complain on it), but where are the post telling me a comedian you never heard of that you're going to give it a try?

 

It would be awesome if fellow comedy lovers found a new name on this list, gave them a try and came back to report they were laughing throughout.  That'd be awesome!

You asked for that when you said you doubt anyone can name a good comic you forgot then edited your op so it's not in there anymore. Don't be like that. You kind of challenged people. 

Sam Kinison, Dana Gould, Robin Williams, Joey Diaz, Bert Kreischer, Steve McGrew, Bobby Slayton, Bobby Collins, Andrew Kennedy, Derek Richards, Cedric the Entertainer, Lavell Crawford, Mario Joyner, George Lopez, Brad Garrett, Danny Bevins, Dave Landau, Andrew Schulz, Matt McClowery, Jon Reep, bill bushart and many many others that are killers. Go to your local Club and check it out it is worth it. It is like music you won't be into everything but most good clubs we'll have a very good batting average. If you go to your local bars comedy night you can bump into all of these guys when they were up-and-comers. You will get some crazy people but most of them are very good and it is not very expensive.

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MojoSoDope -
D241 -

Well we had all the complainers get their complaints out(I'm sure there are still complainers yet to have seen this thread and complain on it), but where are the post telling me a comedian you never heard of that you're going to give it a try?

 

It would be awesome if fellow comedy lovers found a new name on this list, gave them a try and came back to report they were laughing throughout.  That'd be awesome!

You asked for that when you said you doubt anyone can name a good comic you forgot then edited your op so it's not in there anymore. Don't be like that. You kind of challenged people. 


 

Kyle Kinane is the best stand up going. Any list without him is incomplete, IMO

Most of mine would include names already mentioned in this thread. However, I would have to add Norm Macdonald to the list too, as I haven't seen him mentioned anywhere yet.

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I think it's important to recommend which special to watch. Even with some of the best comics they can be hit or miss.

 

Thanks for the suggestions though.

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Dreville79 - 

James Acasters Repertoire is the best Stand Up of the decade, he's a fucking genius 


I am fairly certain it was you who suggested this.  Do you recall mentioning him in the last 2-3 months?


 


If so, THANKS man.  He had like 3-4 of them that seemed like part of a similar set but they were all solid.  Very fresh.  What's great is I've only seen each one, one time so there is lots of replay value with him, which is Awesome! I hope he puts out a solid career of stand ups as he's young and already good, like Pete Davidson. (But James has 4 where as Pete has 1)

Half speed - 

Sam Kinison, Dana Gould, Robin Williams, Joey Diaz, Bert Kreischer, Steve McGrew, Bobby Slayton, Bobby Collins, Andrew Kennedy, Derek Richards, Cedric the Entertainer, Lavell Crawford, Mario Joyner, George Lopez, Brad Garrett, Danny Bevins, Dave Landau, Andrew Schulz, Matt McClowery, Jon Reep, bill bushart and many many others that are killers. Go to your local Club and check it out it is worth it. It is like music you won't be into everything but most good clubs we'll have a very good batting average. If you go to your local bars comedy night you can bump into all of these guys when they were up-and-comers. You will get some crazy people but most of them are very good and it is not very expensive.


I am very thankful for your post Half speed!  Steve McGrew, Bobby Slayton, Bobby Collins, Andrew Kennedy, Derek Richards, Mario Joyner, Brad Garret(is he the midget), Danny Bevins, DAve Landau, Andrew Schulz, Matt mcClowery, Jon reep, Bill Bushart are all names I have never heard of and I assure you I will try to find all of their stand up specials.  Even if only one of that bunch is good, this is a great post.   Thanks for your contribution.


 


Before I get to any of these if you care to tell me of the ones mentioned here, who do you recommend the most?


 


Also, Lavell Crawford's older stuff was good, he's a good mention.  I watched his most recent one and it was horrible though.