Best and worst comedians


#42

Bill Burr is the greatest stand up comedian walking the planet today, and I will bump this thread in two years when we are all treating him like Louis CK is being treated now.


#43

burr’s mm podcasts are hilarious (plus, he’s on breaking bad!), on the other hand louis ck is undoubtedly a genius - the best of today’s generation


#44

#45

My favorites are Dave Chapelle and Dane Cook.
Cook’s movies suck but I love his standup.

Russell Peter’s “Be a Man” sketch was good. That was the one that made him, but everything else after that has been so-so in my opinion…


#46

Agree that Russel Peters wouldn’t get away with his act if he was white .

Dane Cook in my opinion is abysmal . Can respect others taste but in my mind he is a hack and also a confirmed joke thief .

At the moment I feel the hottest guys in the game are Bill Burr ,Louis CK, Doug Stanhope ,Hanibal Burress and Jim Jefferies .


#47

Not quite, but yeah


#48

#49

Frankie Boyle.

You may require subtitles if you are not familiar with the accent.


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#52

Bill Burr can be okay. I like him riffing more than I do his actual jokes.

There are a lot of stand up sets on Netflix. I haven’t really been through most of them but I really dig some of them.

Ricky Gervais’ Humanity is great (I always like his specials)

John Mulaney’s Comeback Kid (his new one is alright too, but I don’t think his best stuff is on Netflix)

Dave Chapelle has 4 different specials and they’re all great.

Ali Wong is okay, but I find some of her punchlines too predictable. Her shtick is funny.

Patton Oswalt’s Annihilation is a must-watch as far as I’m concerned. The last 20 minutes kills me every time.

Kevin James is boring.

Judd Apatow really made me laugh. Some very interesting stories too. Not top of my list though.

Louis CK pulls his dick out and jacks off in front of unsuspecting women, so fuck that guy.

Neal Brennan was very funny but also quite moving. Very different to your typical comedy special.

Sarah Silverman was fine, there are a few good laughs but it didn’t change my life either.

Anthony Jeselnik is very funny. Not the kind of comedy you should watch with your grandmother though.

Jim Jefferies’ Freedumb is good for a laugh but a lot of his best stuff is found elsewhere.

I think Bo Burnham’s special is another ‘must-watch.’ He’s hilarious.


#53

Richard Pryor: Live in Concert and Eddie Murphy: Delirious are both on Netflix right now.


#54

Always found Pryor funny, but Murphy is an acquired taste that I never really acquired.

Not easy to think about Pryor the same way since the Quincy Jones interview a while back, though. Marvin Gaye, too. I mean, Marlon Brando corn holing these two?! Image be gone!!


#55

Ummm what? I guess I have some Googling to do but I don’t want to


#56

You can’t unsee it in your mind, man. I think you are wise.


#57

Yeah that’s not a good image. It’s already burning itself in and I didn’t even look


#58

I’ve always liked Raw but don’t like Delirious that much. Plus even some of the jokes in Raw haven’t aged well.

Also, why are you guys spending so much energy imagining interracial gay sex? :worried: Do… do you want to hear a story about David Bowie and Mick Jagger?


#59

Classic case of ignorance is bliss! I don’t know and don’t want to! :runaway:


#60

Worst:

  1. James Corden
  2. James Corden
  3. James Corden

Have I mentioned James Corden? Fuck James Corden.


#61

What do people not like about him? It’s not the first time I’ve heard this. I’ve never really watched him, except for a few Carpool Karaoke and Rap Battle bits (and he did a voice in Peter Rabbit). Really nothing against him but not a huge fan or anything.

I genuinely don’t like Jim Fallon because of his insistence to inject himself into every single sketch despite not really being charismatic or funny. I’m surprised people watch him. My dislike goes back to SNL so I guess I was surprised they gave him a show in the first place.