Friday, December 2, 2011

We will still laugh,just not as often.

This is the hardest post I've had to put up. Patrice O'Neal (December 7, 1969 – November 29, 2011) passed away from suffering a stroke back in October.  I never saw Patrice live and I will always regret not doing so.

Patrice had a style that was all his own. His laugh was as original and captivating as his humor. He was probably the only person that could make the Pope laugh at a rape joke. That's what was so impressive about Patrice,even if you didn't agree with what he was saying,you were still going to laugh at it. He was loud,forceful, and a genius. That term get's thrown around a lot but it hold so true with a man that changed comedy forever. I'm really at a lost because my writings can not convey how important he was to comedy. It will never be the same.

Please even if you haven't heard Patrice go buy "Elephant in the Room" and his NEW CD "Mr.P" which you can download on itunes or amazon. All proceeds will go to his family to help with medical bills. Good bye Patrice,you will be severely missed.

I'm back!

I stopped doing this blog awhile back because truthfully it didn't seem like anybody was reading this. Well fuck it,I enjoy and am going to pick it back up. I hope (if anyone is reading this) you enjoy some of my post and please feel free to add to the blog.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Joe Rogan Experience

It's been a while since I put up a post since I have not got much feed back on this site but I did want to pass along another great podcast. The Joe Rogan Experience is very insightful and full of great guest,most are other stand-up comedians and some are just some really cool and smart people. So if you like podcast or are just a fan of Joe's work on Fear Factor(which is coming back soon) or his UFC stuff you really need to check him out. Hopefully this will lead you into checking out his stand-up which is very well done and has some of the funniest shit you will ever hear!! Enjoy!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Joe Rogan podcast to join Sirius/XM "The Virus"

This weekend Joe Rogan's podcast will begin on Sirius/Xm channel 206/105 Saturday at noon and again Sunday at 5am and 6pm. Rogan is fantastic and his podcast ranks up there with the best on the net. I know Rogan is known by some/most for his role in the "UFC" but he is one of the best stand-up's in the country! If you only know him from "UFC" I highly urge you to check out his podcast either on it's websiye listed below or on Sirius/XM. As always with Rogan I always have to say "Thank you" to Mr. Rogan for busting out that fraud Carlos Mencia which you can see the clip a few post below. I'm sure Rogans podcast will become a main stay on Sirius/XM as has Kevin Smiths smodcast.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

The most under-rated man in comedy: Ron Bennington

Everybody has heard of Bill Cosby,Jim Norton,Bob Saget, and Bob Newhart but not everyone has heard such in depth and thought provoking interviews as what you experiance with a Ron Bennington interview. Ron is known from the "Ron and Fez" show thats on Sirius/XM channel 105 as a very intelligent and very funny and quick witted style of humor.

Ronnie B. started as a stand-up comedian in Florida and later got into radio. Radio is when Ronnie B. started to get the opportunity to do what I think he does best,interview. He is the creator and host of the best show for interviews with comedians called "Unmasked". Bennington can hold is own with any subject on any matter and it really makes for gripping interviews. His topics can range from comedy back grounds to events that have shaped and changed the comedians lives. The reason over and above all else that makes "Unmasked"(and his new project Ron Bennington Interviews with all sorts of celebs) such a hit is Ron's true love for stand-up comedy. I know some will think this is a overstatement but I do believe his "Unmasked" shows are some of the most important captions of comedy in our generation. People like Ronnie B. is why I love stand-up comedy as much as I do.

If you're a die hard fan of comedy or just enjoy a good interview with a broad range of guest than you can't find anyone better at it than Ronnie B. Please check out the links I have supplied below and I'm going to add the on the side bar also,and I promise you will find a interview that you wanna hear and you'll love it! Also if you have Sirius/XM check out channel 105 The Virus for the best comedy in space and take a listen to see if you agree that Ron Bennington IS the most under-rated man in comedy!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Stand-up podcast.

For anyone interseted in some stand-ups that have weekly podcast you're in luck cause I have find some good ones for ya! First off is Marc Marons podcast "WTF".This is a great podcast with not only great guest like Andy Dick,Bobcat Goldwait,and Ed Helms but he even has some of his live on stage act that you can easily listen too. If your not familar with Marc Maron you should really check out this podcast because he is a great stand-up and is really under-rated as a host.

The last one I wanted to add is a personal favorite of mine and thats Bill Burr's "Monday Morning Podcast". Burr is one of the best stand-up comedians out there and his "no holds bar" podcast just proves how funny he is. The best thing about this podcast is a lot of it feels like your just hanging out shooting the shit with him as they don't really have a set "start here,end here" kind of feel. Burr is at his best expressing his true feelings and in these podcast thats what you get.

So please go check out these two great podcast as I'm sure you will add them to your weekly routine. If anybody else has any great podcast,please send me a email or a comment and let me know. Thanks

Marc Maron "WTF"

Bill Burr "Monday Morning Podcast"

Friday, May 13, 2011

Jerry Seinfeld finally enters the 21st century!

Jerry Seinfeld finally has his own website and it's about damn time! Seinfeld is obviously one of the most well known and respected comedians of all time and this new website helps bring his actual stand-up work to a new generation. His website has a great asortment of some of his first tv appearances and some great personal info straight from the horses mouth. One other great feature is it also gives his tour dates which in years past have been somewhat a pain in the ass to find. So if you like Seinfeld or just enjoy great stand-up comedy I highly suggest you check out the site. One last thing,if you don't think Seinfeld "puts in the work" now that he is rich,it will be a real kick in the balls when you see he is still going strong and doing it better than most!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Reveiw of Jim Nortons "Dispicable" cd

I have been listening to "Despicable" by Jim Norton over the last few days and I must say it's classic Norton. It's offensive,rude,tastless,and hilarious! I think one of Nortons "charms" or likeability is his self deprecating humor and over all out look. He has the balls to truely say how he feels and thinks which in todays fucking terrible politically correct bullshit is a breath of fresh air. In the world of stand-up Norton offers a view I believe is more mainstream than garbage like "You know yur a redneck" and does it in his "back-alley" style. So if you like other dvd and cd's of Norton I believe you will like this,and if you have never heard Norton then put the kids to bed and check him out on youtube!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"Cheat" Bob Kelly,Bill Burr,and Joe DeRosa

This weekend "Cheat" will be shown at the Tribeca film festival and to the many fans awaiting to see what these three stand-ups came up with. I have only seen a short trailor(posted below),but I'm willing to bet that anything with these three will be highly entertaining. I have seen Burr and Derosa live and they both killed it,and all three are regulars on the "Opie & Anthony Show" on Sirius/XM. I hope to see the film soon and when I do I'll be sure to have another thread on it. If anyone gets to see it this weekend please leave a comment.

Also I'm posting a link to a interview with the boys from a GREAT comedy website called "The comic's comic"

Monday, April 25, 2011

Stand-up's on late night t.v. this week!

First up is "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno. A pretty soild line-up for Jay this week starting Wednesday with the very funny Kevin Hart. Thursday is a great show for anyone that likes comedy with very talent Chelsea Handler and Judd Apatow

"Last Call" with Carson Daily has John Lehr on this Wednesday night.

"The Late Show"  with David Lettermen has Bill Maher on tonight,then on Friday night  Brian Kiley.

"The Late,Late Show" with Craig Ferguson starts off with the always funny Wanda Sykes and ends it Friday night with Bob Saget!

And lastly we have "Lopez Tonight" with George Lopez. Lopez starts things off with one of the funniest people in the world Jim Jefferies. Wednesday night Jeff Ross is sure to kill it, and then on Thursday night Eddie Griffin.

Over all a pretty good week and of course it's always a good week when there is no Tyler Perry!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The art of joke stealing.

Joking steal is as old as jokes themselves,but does that  make it ok? Some comedians can make "borrowed" jokes work better than the orginal author and some comedians don't mind giving that joke to someone else. I'm sure doing stand-up night after night,hanging out with other comedians and listening to other's do their sets you could pick up others jokes and not even realize it. Take for instance comedian Otto Peterson from "Otto&George",he was upset at Jay Mohr for just using a phrase that Otto feels like is his. Jay and Otto later squared everything up but it shows how touching comedians can be with their routines.

So is joking stealing a bad thing? Well it depends on if you are the one cashing in on it,or if you are like me and believe if you don't have the talent you shouldn't be the one "make'n bank" on it. Some very well known and well liked stand-up comedians are in fact joke stealers. Dane Cook has long been rumored to be a joke stealer thats one reason he is not well "liked" around a lot of comedy circles. The best case of a joke stealer and just over all douchbag is one Carlos Mencia. Mencia is a pure fruad and is despised thru out most stand-up comedy circles everywhere. Carlos denied for years he stole jokes untill a few things "happened" and he was flat out busted. One,George Lopez has been said to have punched Mencia in the face back stage at a show for stealing his material. Then this happened

So after seeing that do you think its ok for a comedian to steal anothers bit? As for Mencia now,he acts all big and bad and says that he makes the jokes "work" when others cant. Really you stupid fat fraud fuck? By the way "Carlos" you call yourself a "beener" YOU ARE FROM HOUNDARS AND YOUR NAME IS NED!! There is nothing worse in comedy than a fraud. It cheats the fans,the other comedians and art of stand-up. If you don't have the talent to write your own set,then you shouldn't cash in off someone elses.

Monday, April 18, 2011

This week in late night!

First off with the birthday boy Conan,well he doesn't have any stand-up's on this week but does have Tyler Perry. Conan you are dead to me now.

Jay Leno and The Tonight Show isn't that great either but he has Matt Damon(I know not a stand-up but still a funny dude) on tonight. Also on Tuesday night he has the very funny and talented Whitney Cummings.

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is pretty damn good this week. It starts off tonight with the great Colin Quinn. Tuesday has Russel Brand. Wednesday has Amy Poehler,and on Thursday Penn and Teller(trust me these are some funny guys!).

Late Show with David Lettermen always has a great lineup and is no different this week. Monday night he has Chris Rock. Thursday is the great Steve Martin and his band. Then on Friday he has Danny Mcbride.

The Late late Show with Criag Ferguson(?) has Kathy Griffen on Tuesday night.

Lopez Tonight has Tracy Morgan on tonight and why in the hell this guy gets work Tyller Perry

Conan O'Brien turns 48

Happy birthday to Conan O'Brienas he turns 48 today. Tonight will be a good show to watch,I'm sure they will have a lot planned for the red-headed funny man.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Patrice O'Neal "Elephant in the Room" DVD

Patrice O'Neal's new comedy special may be his best yet! O'Neal  always brings his A game when he is on stage but he is even more on point in this one hour special. His "sexual harassment day" bit is Patrice at his best. If you are a fan of some of his other stuff I think you will love this one. The DVD also offers many extras that also make it a must have for those that love stand-up comedy!

Friday, April 15, 2011

"Talking Funny" a HBO special.

Next Friday night at 9:00pm(EST) on HBO they are showing a "round table" discussion with four of the best stand-up comedians today. Ricky Gervais,Jerry Seinfeld,Louie C.K.,and Chris Rock will be talking stand-up and comedy in general. Trust me if you have HBO this is a MUST watch for anyone that loves comedy!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Greatest of all time stand-up comedians?

I check out Dead Frog comedy page everyday and today I took a look at their GOAT list for stand-up comedians and have to take issue with it. Carlin and Pryor are 1 and 2 which is a given,any stand-up list that doesnt have them two on top is in a word retarted. After them two is where I start to take issue,now granted this list is made from a poll done by comedy "fans",but just because you saw a funny stand-up this year does not make him top 25 all time! When the list has Patton Oswald higher than Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Gaffigan 9 spots higher than Bill fucking Cosby that shows there are alot of people that just dont understand/get stand-up comedy. This isn't a knock on Gaffifan or Oswald ,I think both guys are pretty damn funny,but Cosby still does 2 HOUR sets! Thats unheard of in stand-up in he is in his 70's and Seinfeld paved the way for stand-up's everywhere to have their own show about what THEY want it to be about. The one tho to me that is damn near insulting is the "fans" have Criag Ferguson higher than Johnny Carson and Bill Hicks! Are you kidding me?? How the fuck is that even possible,better yet why in the hell is Criag Ferguson even a option? Look I like Ferguson and I think he does a good job with this late show but Jesus I can 50 stand-up comedians before I would even consider him. Shit thats just embarrassing.

I guess the thing that bothers me the most about this list is the fact that "fans" are responsible for the out come of it. I get that a lot of younger people may not remember or have even seen the likes of a Bill Hicks,Johnny Carson or Bill Cosby doing stand-up and that a shame. Maybe others are not such  a nerd of stand-up like myself but in a way I feel sorry that they are not. Most people watch stand-up for a quick laugh or as a fun night out which is fine but I think many are missing the true art of stand-up. While there are a lot of funny people on this list,there are very few artist on the list. Cosby,Carson,Seinfeld,Pryor,Carlin and in my mind C.K. are more than stand-up's,they are artist. Anyone can get on stage and tell a joke,few can get on stage and change a generation like these comedians have. You think I'm wrong? Do you think Pryor and Cosby changed the way many whites looked at black comics? Do you think Carlin changed the way many people looked at free speech? How about watching a show about "nothing"? Thats what truely great stand-up's can do,change the way people think.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Comedy Central's "Comedy Awards" Show of comedy awards

First thought,the show was great! Other than the lip singing by Akon with the unfunny Adam Samberg it was pretty damn funny. All the guest semmed to have a great night and the awards were pretty spot on.  By the way,back to the Akon and Adam SAmberg "song" who the hell OK that shit?? Really?? First off if you get a "R&B" singer you better get one that doesnt have to auto-tune to be able to sing,you know why?? Because he has to lip sing in person! It was awful!! Then to pair up a terrible live "peformer" with Adam Samberg is just adding shit to a puke sandwich. The only I have EVER seen Samberg do that was funny was "Lazy Sunday" with Chris Parnell and then he shot that to hell that "movie" Hot Rod.

Anyways, I thought the awards for the most part went to the right show's or comedian. Eddie Murphy won the "Comedy Icon Award" and rightfully so,but as I was watching old clips of Eddie I thought myself "what the hell happen to Eddie Murphy since the 90's??". I mean Eddie is one of the greatest stand-up's of all time and he just disappeared into shitty movies! This is the guy that made "Delirious" and "Raw". He was in hit movies like "Beverly Hills Cop","Trading Places" and "Coming to America". Now the things I remember him for are "Holy Man" and "Pluto Nash"! Yuck! Whoever his agent is needs fired for the shit he has been in for the last 15 years. I guess maybe I just need to go back 20 years and watch his funny SNL skits again to remember what is the real Eddie Murphy.

The best thing of the entire show had to be Bill Murray and his introduction of David Letterman the recipient of the "Johnny Carson" lifetime achievement award. Murray did a fantastic job and as Letterman later said "he is the funniest man in the room",Murray knocked out of the park. Letterman was amazing as well,I think people dont give him enough credit for what a great stand-up comedian he is. Mr. Letterman was very deserving and I cant think of a better first recipient of a award named after his very good friend Johnny Carson. Congratulations to Dave and all winners for the night,(you can find all the winners on the comedy central link I have posted) and I look forward to next years award show.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

American:The Bill Hicks Story

If you dont know who Bill Hicks is you really need to! He is not only considered one of the greatest stand-up comedians ever but he is a hero to many all over the world. Hicks changed the game in stand-up,he was rude,crude but honest. He joked about things that were real to him and was a master of working a room. His "one liners" are still used today by many comedians. If you like dark,dirty,self-degrading humor then Bill was the first and the best. When you watched Hicks peform he was talking about things he truley believed in and wasnt afarid to put it out there. At a time when most comedians were doing "safe" observation material(exp.Jerry Seinfeld) Bill was up front,in your face,dirty but mostly he was telling you the truth about any subject and all subjects. He was doing church and handicap jokes when they were taboo even tho he knew it would keep him from going "mainstream".

Sadly Bill was taken way too young of pancreatic cancer at the age of 32. His comedic style and intelligent brand of humor is sadly missed. Thankfully a new movie called "American:The Bill Hicks Story" is out and bringing everyone a chance to rediscover or for a new generation to discover one of America's greatest funny man ever. So I urge everyone to get out and see this film because I promise you if you do,you will see how many of todays stand-up comedians were/are effected by Bill Hicks. I would love to hear your thoughts if you go see this film. I hope this film brings Bill into the mainstream and show's everyone what a true talent he was.

For dates,times and theaters please see the link below.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Comedy Central "Comedy Awards" this Sunday night.

Comedy Central will be holding the first "Comedy Awards" this sunday night at 9:00est and it should be a great event evn tho Adam Samberg will be apart of it. They have many categories including best comedy screenplay to the Jonny Carson Award for comedic excellence which should mean right there that nothing Tyler Perry has ever done will be nominated. Comedy Central does a great job with the roast and I hope this show is along those lines. It will great for comedy and stand-up comedy to have a awards show that is long over due,my only concern is they may go to mainstream with it. What I mean is I hope they award the right people and shows and not playcate to the mainstream. Take for instance the stand-up special award,it has Aziz Ansari,Bill Maher,Whitney Cummings,Ricky Gervais,and Louie C.K.. If Gervais or Louie doesnt win this award then something is wrong. Hell the fact Bill Burr's "Let it go" isn't a opition should tell you they didnt think this thing thru. But in the end I think it will be a great event and a fun night of t.v. even if we have to suffer thru the utter bland humor of SNL "comedians" I'm sure doing something stupid during the show. By the way if SNL wins any awards then they will have lost all crediblity as a award show. So I hope everyone watches and who knows you might find a new stand-up comedian or comedy show that you love.(please no Tyler Perry please!)

Stand-up this weekend.

First of close to home Jim Norton will be at the FunnyBone all weekend in Columbus,Ohio

Jeffrey Ross is in Kirkland,WA at Laughs Comedy Spot

Dave Attell is in Raleigh,NC at Goodnights Comedy Club

D.L.Hugely is in Virginia Beach,Va at the FunnyBone{fc5e56d7-8f9f-11d4-8736-0001026c3d97}

Brian Posehn is in San Francisco,CA at Cobb's Comedy Club

Jay Mohr is in Mashantucket,CT at the Foxwoods Casino

Hopefully someone on here is close by and if not still get out to your local comedy club and support whomever is there!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Life as a stand-up comedian.

I have been to a few comedy clubs over the last 10 years and I have ALWAYS had a great time! I started thinking about what it must be like to be a stand-up and to live that life. I cant imagine all the work and hours they put in day after day and night after night to get better. I would love to interveiw a stand-up comedian just to find out what it all is really like. Hopefully one day soon I'll get that chance and will be able to post it on here for everyone to enjoy. If you know any comedians that would be interseted in a interveiw please contact me.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Is Jay Mohr under-rated??

Jay Mohr has been on tv and in movies for years,yet I dont believe the public realize how talented and funny he is. Jay has had some big roles but I see far less talented people that have far more fame,and I just dont get it. I understand Jay rubs some people the wrong way and that he usually doesnt put up with shit but thats one of the things I like about him. I urge you to go to youtube and look up some of his impressions of other actors and comedians. His call in's to the "Opie and Anthony Show" are legendary and really show off how talented he is on the fly. I can prove my point about Jay being under-rated. Frank Caliendo is always on tv doing his many,many different impressions which is what made Frank so famous. Calinedo even has a routine guest spot on FOX "NFL Show" every week during the season. So how does a guy that isn't as talented at impressions get more headlines then the guy that maybe the best impressionist of the last 30 years?? It's the safe,politiclly correct,lame mainstream drivel that gets shoved in our faces in the media these days! True comedy and the ones that are great at it go against the grain and ruffle feathers. It's unfair when a talent like Jay Mohr isn't given his do when the likes of Caliendo cash in every year!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Stand-up Comedians on late T.V. this week.

A great week on "The Late,Late Show with Craig Ferguson" for stand-up junkies!
Tonight D.L. Hugley,and on Wednesday Marc Maron!

This week on "The Tonight Show" not a great line up with only Tracy Morgan being on tonight.

A pretty good line up this week on "Lopez Tonight" with Drew Carey on Tuesday,Lisaa Lampanelliand on Thrusday Danny Mcbride.

"Conan O'Brien" has a great week of stand-up lined up also. Tonight Russell Brand and a regular on "Chelsea Latley" Roy Wood Jr. On Tuesday Tracy Morgan and very funny Charlyne Yi. On Wednesday Danny Mcbride will be on the show,and a biggie on Friday with the great Colin Quinn!

Over all a pretty good week on late night t.v.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Jim Norton

I had the privalge to see Norton live in Feb. and after his show I picked up his two books "I hate your guts" and "Happy Endings". I havent finished them yet but they are FANTASTIC! I strongly urge you to pick them both up. I recieved this week a copy of his new stand-up cd "Despicable" and it is some of his best work. If you enjoy self-deprecating,filthy humor like I do,then this cd is a must have!By the way on a side note,if you go to a comedy club please stay afterwards buy some of there cd's and books. I was amazed how few people after the show bought anything. I know Jim is hurting for money but if you to a show of lesser known comics help them out alittle and buy their cd's. If anyone has read or listen to his new cd let me know what you thought about it.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Down & Dirty with Jim Norton - Patrice O'Neal

What a better way to kick off the weekend then with some Patrice O'Neal from Jim Nortons Down and Dirty show.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Richard Pryor "Being Cool" on The Ed Sullivan Show

A great clip from the Ed Sullivan Show in 1966. A young Pryor on his way to being one of the greatest of all times!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Comments and ideas

Please feel free to leave comments and any ideas of what you would like to see on this site. I dont care if the comments are about how bad this site. I just want to make this site the best it can be so any input will help. So fire away.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Anti-Social Network tour dates!

The Anti-Social Network tour featuring Dave Attel,Jim Breuer,Jim Norton, and Bill Burr has added more shows! Get tickets NOW because they sell out very,very fast!

Saturday April 30th at MGM Grand at Foxwoods Mashantucket,CT    8:00pm

Friday May 13th at DAR Constitution Hall Washington D.C.    8:00pm

Wednesday June 15th at The Chicago Theatre Chicago,Il      7:30pm

Quit fucking around and get your tickets now!

The importance of the "Original Kings of Comedy" film.

Comedy tours come and go pretty often,great comedy tours are a rare but fantistic event. The "Original Kings of Comedy" was great and is probably the best known comedy tour of the last 15 to 20 years. The event of Steve Harvey,D.L.Hugely,Cedric the Entertainer,and Bernie Mac(r.i.p.) was a show that I thought really brought stand-up back into the publics eye. Spike Lee is to be credited with making a unbelievable film and bringing stand-up to a huge audience of which many probably have never even been to a stand-up show. The closest most people had to ever watching stand-up at the time was the t.v. show Seinfeld untill "OKC" hit in 2000.

Spike Lee made a movie showing everyone not only how funny these guys were but how fun it was to go see stand-up's live. Before "OKC' you would see a few half hour comedy specials on Comedy Central,HBO,or Showtime but usually those were few and far between. Since "OKC" in 2000 you have seen not only stand-up take off but Comedy Central has benefited greatly. Comedy Central has many more stand-up half hour specials that not only feature the "big" names in standup, but also the "lesser" know comedians that are making a name for themselfs. Most notably is probably "The Blue CollarComedy Tour" which may never even had happen if not for the huge success of the Orginial Kings of Comedy and the wide audience that it reached.

The Orginial Kings of Comedy did a lot for film and comedy. The films stars went on to become huge success in not only stand-up but in other media outlets. I can only hope with its success and the success of other comedy tours such as "The Blue Collar Comedy","Latin Kings of Comedy", and "The Queens of Comedy" that stand-up will continue to be as popular as it's ever been. I urge if you have never been to a comedy club please go and see it how much better it is in person than it is watching on tv.,not only will you have the time of your life but it will keep comedy strong.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Comedians on the boob tube this week

Howie Mandel will be on The Tonight Show Tuesday
Mo Mandel (a funny guy that won open mic fight on Comedy Central) will be on Conan Wednesday
D.L. Hughley will be on Lopez Tonight, tonight
Norm Macdonald will be on David Lettermen Wednesday
Chris Rock will also be on David Lettermen on Thrusday
Tommy Johnagin (he has been Comedy Central a few times and is pretty damn funny) will be on Lettermen Friday

As always tune into the Opie and Anthony show on xm 202/sirius 197 as they have comedians all week long
and Comedy Central!

Louis CK - Being White

The great Louie C.K.  I recommed all his stand up dvd's and also check out Lucky Louie on dvd and netflix.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Shucky ducky quack quack!

Just saw this video on opie radio from Opie and Anthony on facebook and had to add it. This guy is on his way to stardom!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

What makes a great comedian?

What makes a great comedian? Well for starters stage presence is a big one that sometimes people dismiss or doesnt even consider. Take Richard Pryor for instance,he was a great comedian because you never even had to hear the joke to get it. His presence on stage was magic as he told jokes not just with his words but with his whole body. One of the greatest "bits" ever was his take on catching himself on fire smoking crack. Anyone can watch that with bit without hearing the story and know its good!

What makes a great comedian? Intelligence. A comedian  that can begin a joke and then at the punch line,take it in a totally different direction then you were expecting.One comedian that I think is great at this is Louie C.K. He can begin a story and at the end your in a totlly different place and its never the obvious place you were expecting. Thats why great stand up comedians are difficult to find. Anyone can get on stage and do "obvious" boring jokes that you know the punch line before its ever delivered. A true master of this becomesa lenged in the likes of George Carlin and Andy Kaufman.

What makes a great comedian? Style of humor. Lets face it not everyone finds the same things funny. I may find a joke about retardation hilarius when others are offended by it. Thats why stand up is so great,you can go watch Jim Norton and either love him or be terrified of him just as I could go see Jeff Dunham and his puppets and fall asleep its so boring to me. There is a stand up with the kind of humor that no matter what you find funny they are out there doing it night after night.

What makes a great comedian? I guess after doing this post I realized that the fans is what makes a great comedian. Whatever your humor, its out there being performed by someone because they love it even more than you. Comedians out there night after night doing their shows putting the time and work to make their craft their own is something to be admired. I love stand up and always will,but I realize that I dont have the talent or the amazing strength to endure all the shit they have to go thru so they "might" make it some day. So whats the point of all this? Fuck if I know.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Up coming events and shows!

Jim Norton   Irvine, CA
Thurs - Sat, March 31 - April 2, 2011 Thursday Showtime: 8pm
Irvine Improv Friday Showtimes: 8pm and 10pm
71 Fortune Drive Saturday Showtime: 7pm and 9pm
Irvine, CA
Tickets: $22 Reserved Seating
O/S: February 2011 at
Ages: 18+ Thurs, 21+ on Friday/Saturday

Bill Burr   

Joe Derosa

March 30-April 2
Crackers Broad Ripple
For ticket info check

Thats all I have time for right now I'll be back later to add some more show time and dates.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Whats this page about?

I created this page just as a way stand up and improv fans can come and discuss their favorite comedians and improv skits or shows. I will probably have updates on alot of my personal favorite comedians such as Jim Norton,Patrice O'Neal,Bill Burr,Rich Vos and other stand up's of this type. I perfer the more "blue" or "dirty" comedians but appreciate all kinds of stand up and improv. If I receive any information on events I will be sure to add them on the page. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave comments good or bad.