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Who's your favourite stand up comedian?


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1 hour ago, manwiththestick said:

He's my favourite, has been for years.

 

His podcast is absolute chaos.

Not a fan of comedian podcasts, they don't tend to be very funny as they aren't using their honed material. Tried Stanhope, Bill Burr and Bert Kreischer and they were all shite. 

 

Gossipmongers with Joe Wilkinson is the exception to that but even then there is a gimmick and the funniest stuff comes from the submissions. 

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45 minutes ago, Remmie said:

Not a fan of comedian podcasts, they don't tend to be very funny as they aren't using their honed material. Tried Stanhope, Bill Burr and Bert Kreischer and they were all shite. 

 

Gossipmongers with Joe Wilkinson is the exception to that but even then there is a gimmick and the funniest stuff comes from the submissions. 


I don’t get the Bert Kreischer appeal as a stand up, all he has is his ‘Machine’ story. 
 

Tim Dillon’s is something I listen too every week, along with intermittent listenings of Bad Friends, This Past Weekend with Theo Von, Honeydew with Ryan Sickler (best laugh in comedy) Burr, YMH (not as much these days), Matt & Shane’s secret podcast, Stanhope, We Might Be Drunk, and Marc Maron. 

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I've seen a few saying they think Paul Smith is decent Not for me, Clive.  That whole "audience banter" shtick is sound for about ten minutes maximum, not for your whole act.  

 

I think the last stand up i watched was Stewart Lee's Snowflake/Tornado. the whole "Reginald Farrell" bit genuinely had me crying laughing. I also watched about ten minutes of that toothy blonde lad (the one who's mates with Romesh Ranganathan... and his name escapes me) and for the same reasons as the Paul Smith dislike above, i couldn't go any further in. Woeful.   

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We used to be really lucky and have a comedy club up the road from us where relatively big touring comics would practice new routines.

 

It was great, we saw all the people mentioned above, and more, for a fiver.

 

Favourite recent show was Mike Birbiglia who did a residency in London, which was really gentle, considered, but hilarious.

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I’m not sure how much he classes as a standup and he doesn’t tell jokes in the traditional sense, but I saw Mike Wozniak last year and it was probably the consistently funniest hour I can remember.

 

he told a long, untrue story with a million tangents and diversions and it was utterly brilliant.

 

similarly so was Ross Noble but in a very different way. I don’t think he finished a single sentence or thought for the entire show, and it felt like every line was spontaneously uttered, which is a hell of a skill. 

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