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Stand Up
« on: December 03, 2017, 11:28:53 AM »
Yeah, I don't think Bo Burnham is for me.
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Re: Stand Up
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017, 06:58:18 PM »
I watch one of his specials and a few jokes landed. I think I like him in small doses.

Curious what people think are the best stand up specials are because I honestly have never gotten deep into the scene.

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Re: Stand Up
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2017, 10:17:58 PM »
I just saw John Mulaney earlier this week. It was the best stand up I've seen in person or on TV. He's one of the best going. Any of his specials are worth a watch.

Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson have the best stand up comedy podcast: 2 Dope Queens.
Brian Regan is always funny.
Maria Bamford is a genius.
Ron Funches is super great.
Hannibal Burress is amazing.
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Re: Stand Up
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2017, 10:58:18 PM »
I honestly have too many favorites to list. My current favorite is probably John Mulaney. Aparna Nancherla is someone I'm really excited to hear more from.

It's all so subjective that throwing out recommendations wouldn't be advisable without knowing more about what you already like. I haven't heard enough Bo Burnham to have an opinion on him.

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Re: Stand Up
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2017, 11:40:24 PM »
From Netflix

Loved:
Brian Regan: Nunchucks and Flamethrowers
Demetri Martin: Live (At the Time)
Sebastian Maniscalco: Aren't You Embarrassed? (Also, great ep of Comedians in Cars...)

Liked:
Jerry Before Seinfeld
Michael Che Matters
Louis C.K. 2017 (probably hard to enjoy now :-\)
Sarah Silverman A Speck of Dust
Dave Chappelle: Collection 1
Bill Burr: Walk Your Way Out
Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin’?
Jen Kirkman: I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)
Jimmy Carr: Funny Business
Iliza Shlesinger: Confirmed Kills

Not for me:
Hannibal Buress: Animal Furnace
Jack Whitehall: At Large
Patton Oswalt: Annihilation
I'm Brent Morin
Ari Shaffir: Double Negative
Ryan Hamilton: Happy Face
Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King
Norm Macdonald: Hitler's Dog, Gossip & Trickery
Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark
Katherine Ryan: In Trouble
Chris Tucker Live
Jo Koy: Live from Seattle
Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes
Jim Norton: Mouthful of Shame
Neal Brennan: 3 Mics
Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60
Tom Papa Live in New York City   
Bo Burnham: Make Happy (Awesome guest on You Made it Weird w/ Pete Holmes)
Doug Stanhope: Beer Hall Putsch
Bill Hicks: Revelations
Tom Segura: Mostly Stories
Russell Peters: Almost Famous
Jim Jefferies: Freedumb
Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed
John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid
Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping
Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater

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Re: Stand Up
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017, 03:15:18 AM »
A few of the ones that smirnoff has in his "not for me" list were among my favorites recently:

Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark
Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King
Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes

In fact, I haven't heard a set by Birbiglia that I haven't loved.  His two films were okay, but his stand up is stellar.

I'll have to see about watching your top three.
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Re: Stand Up
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 08:59:32 AM »
Yeah, I don't think Bo Burnham is for me.
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Re: Stand Up
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2017, 09:05:49 AM »
You should try Tim Minchin.
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Re: Stand Up
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2017, 04:39:52 PM »
2017 Specials Ranked (Netflix, unless otherwise noted)

1. Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King
2. Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin'
3. Louis C.K.: 2017
4. Oh, Hello on Broadway (not exactly standup but deserves to be recommended)
5. Chris Gethard: Career Suicide (HBO)
6. Katherine Ryan: In Trouble
7. Patton Oswalt: Annihilation
8. Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust
9. Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes
10. Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady (HBO)
11. Dave Chappelle: Deep in the Heart of Texas
12. Neal Brennan: 3 Mics
13. Maria Bamford: Old Baby
14. Norm MacDonald: Hitler's Dog, Gossip & Trickery
15. Dave Chappelle: The Age of Spin
16. Rory Scovel Tries Standup for the First Time
17. Brian Regan: Nunchucks and Flamethrowers
18. Jerrod Carmichael: 8
19. Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive
20. Jerry Before Seinfeld
21. Joe Mande's Award-Winning Comedy Special
22. Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark
23. Bill Burr: Walk Your Way Out
24. Amy Schumer: The Leather Special

Other favorites from previous years:

1. Mike Birbiglia: My Girlfriend's Boyfriend
2. Jen Kirkman: I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)
3. Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats
4. Jim Jefferies: Bare
5. Bo Burnham: what. (but I totally get anyone being turned off by him)

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Re: Stand Up
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2017, 05:05:25 PM »
Bloody hell, you guys watch lots of comedy...
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