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Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
Alright, so at my job I sit and process applications for Healthcare for the state... I'm going to be working about 60 hours a week for the foreseeable future.

The good thing is I can listen to Spotify. I find that stand up comedy is one of my favorite things to listen to to pass the time.

So let's discuss awesome comedians... If they are on Spotify that's a bonus!

I'll get us started!

I'm going to start with my all-time favorite.

Mitch Hedberg (RIP)

https://youtu.be/Qqaq7MIcN0A

John Mulaney is great and does a mean Ice T impression

https://youtu.be/H4pQBYg1vfA

Jim Gaffigan does jokes that fat dads can relate to so it's perfect for me

https://youtu.be/3KoDEoTryS0

Mike Birbiglia can spin a hilarious yarn

https://youtu.be/EO8m-nIkA0s

Ali Wong is fantastic and relatable if you've ever been a pregnant Asian woman

https://youtu.be/SJpD4URV4L4

Then you've got your classics, Sam Kinison, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy... A lot of these guys go to some unfortunate places with their comedy but it was OK back in the 80's!

So yeah, let's discuss great comedians that might be on Spotify for me to listen to.



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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    for me the all time great is Dave Chapelle

    followed closely by Mitch Hedberg and Chris Rock, and an honorable mention from George Carlin... but Carlin's career is so long and there's only a slice if it that I like... basically just the 90's through 2001

    I badly desire to see Chapelle live, his new Netflix was stuff was superb

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    I love Jim gaffigans stand-up

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    YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    no but seriously what is the deal with airline food

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    GustavGustav Friend of Goats Somewhere in the OzarksRegistered User regular
    YaYa wrote: »
    no but seriously what is the deal with airline food

    Have you seen the airfare? It's no deal at all anymore.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    No Bryan Regan, Rajin?

    What the hell is wrong with you, man

    He's one of the best!

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    YaYa wrote: »
    no but seriously what is the deal with airline food

    https://youtu.be/tHwKmZnc7l4

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Oh, I have seen a couple stand up shows lives. Saw Mitch Herberg a few months before he died. Saw Jim Gaffigan in Atlanta. I have been to a couple improv clubs (improv. Is great, guys) saw uh....a guy who does guitar shit,...can't think of his name....Stephen Lynch I think? In college as well.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    No Bryan Regan, Rajin?

    What the hell is wrong with you, man

    He's one of the best!

    If I name every comedian in the OP what are we going to talk about!

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    edited November 2017
    Hey, you know who is really funny but people never bring up?

    Gary Gulman

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpyBfz7zzXc

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    No Bryan Regan, Rajin?

    What the hell is wrong with you, man

    He's one of the best!

    If I name every comedian in the OP what are we going to talk about!

    Brian Regan is top tier! He's OP! He's S class material!

    It's not like say Greg Geraldo, who is fucking amazing but not the absolute best at stand-up.

    Now, as a roaster however...

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    PwnanObrienPwnanObrien He's right, life sucks. Registered User regular
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    rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
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    ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    The best stand up comedy routine is when you tell me about your day and your problems, honey.

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    I haven't watched this in a couple years but remember it being really funny

    https://youtu.be/6WLAjwhy3f4

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    Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    oh hey an excuse to post my favorite stand up bit ever

    https://youtu.be/D9TNjT_h70E

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    One of my favorite guys is Tom Papa.

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    PwnanObrienPwnanObrien He's right, life sucks. Registered User regular
    Never forget the best comic: Dr. Pepper.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Tl3Bg7Myw8

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    A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Hey, you know who is really funny but people never bring up?

    Gary Gulman

    c

    The karate kid bit is so good.

    Let's see. Kyle Kinane, Nate Bargatze. Jen Kirkman can be pretty dang good.

    All time best is Norm tho. His new Netflix special is 100% hits.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2017
    oh hey an excuse to post my favorite stand up bit ever

    https://youtu.be/D9TNjT_h70E

    That is an amazing story.

    It is un fucking believable.

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    rhylith wrote: »

    this is incredible, a stand-up routine crafted to make fun of stand-up

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    Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    edited November 2017
    i can do a top ten in no order and that's it:

    bill burr
    kyle kinane
    ali wong
    george carlin
    mike birbiglia
    nick thune
    patton oswalt
    rory scovel
    jerrod carmichael
    the lucas brothers

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    my current favorite standup is Cameron Esposito and her wife, Rhea Butcher.

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    I got to see them in DC a couple months ago, and they also have a fantastic weekly showcase/podcast at UCB LA where they riff with each other and then have on 4 or 5 comics, sometimes up-and-comers, sometimes big names like Patton Oswalt or Tig Notaro. Cameron does a lot of good crowd work and attitude-based material (her bit about periods is nicknamed "Chunks" and involves a lot of yelling), while Rhea's material is much more about tight writing, wordplay, and physicality.

    Speaking of, Tig Notaro is also great.

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    Personal writing (her famous breast cancer piece from a few years ago, then doing a good portion of a special topless post-mastectomy), and one of the best deadpans since Mitch Hedberg.

    Kumail Nanjiani is more well-known for Silicon Valley and The Big Sick, but his special "Beta Male" is one of my favorite recent albums.
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    I also love a good comedy podcast: Paul F. Tompkins, Paul Scheer/Jason Mantzoukas/June Diane Raphael (How Did This Get Made?), Emily Heller/Lisa Hanawalt (Baby Geniuses), Tess Barker/Barbara Gray/Brandie Posey (Lady to Lady), and Alice Wetterlund/Veronica Osorio (Treks and the City) are my current favorites.

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    Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    has anyone mentioned Hannibal yet

    Hannibal is fuckin incredible

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    A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    Hmm 10

    Kumail Nanjiani
    Kyle Kinane
    Pete Holmes
    Norm Macdonald
    John Mulaney
    Mike Birbiglia
    Wyatt Cenac
    Patton Oswalt
    Bryan Regan
    Jerry Clower

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    PwnanObrienPwnanObrien He's right, life sucks. Registered User regular
    has anyone mentioned Hannibal yet

    Hannibal is fuckin incredible

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf2Z219yhjg

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    Ron Funches
    Nikki Glaser

    I was super happy to them both this year.

    This lucky penny is bullshit.
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    Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Proud Father House GardenerRegistered User regular
    I wallowed in stand up in the 2000s,
    What's the best show for introducing new comics in 2017?

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    Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    I've been to three big-time comedy shows. I saw Louis ck ages ago, despite the awful things that came out about him I'd be lying if I said his set wasn't amazing. Saw aziz ansari on his modern romance tour (he actually ended up doing a book based off of the premise of this tour. The book is very good) and he killed.

    Saw John mulaney earlier this year and I came dangerously close to pissing myself from laughing so hard. Best of the three by a meter

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    PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    I remember really enjoying Mike Macdonald whenever he showed up on just for laughs. I can't really find any good videos of his standup though.

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    Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    I haven't really watched much stand up lately. 2000-2010 felt like a crazy boom period of stand up. Shows, specials, etc. all over the place. And maybe the specials are still happening, but there's no real show anymore that is a useful showcase for young, up-and-coming comics now that @midnight is off the air. It's sort of a bummer.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    rhylith wrote: »

    I love this bit, I also love the thing Andy Samberg did at the James Franco roast, of which I can't find a video anywhere.

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    Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    Goose! wrote: »
    I haven't really watched much stand up lately. 2000-2010 felt like a crazy boom period of stand up. Shows, specials, etc. all over the place. And maybe the specials are still happening, but there's no real show anymore that is a useful showcase for young, up-and-coming comics now that @midnight is off the air. It's sort of a bummer.

    seeing Chris Hardwick do a mini standup set at Blizzcon was hilarious but also made me kinda sad that @midnight is gone

    that show was a delight

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    mrmrmrmr nameless protagonist Registered User regular
    Love Kyle Kinane. This one sold me on him.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQsWeX3HK5M

    John Mulaney is a new favorite. This one is a classic.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnkrL42R7gk

    If you didn't watch Mike Birbiglia's special in the OP it's actually a well crafted and kind of beautiful story in it's own right. Not for guffaws but a feel good special if that makes sense. At least I thought so.

    Kyle Cease did some goofy stuff loooong ago and now he does like motivational speaking through comedy/improv or something? I dunno.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldfSJKPSrIM

    And I've loved John Oliver for a while.
    https://youtu.be/dK_u7yWTd3U?t=6m

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    This isn't a standup routine but it's the funniest thing I've seen all week

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    Double entrapment?

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    This isn't a standup routine but it's the funniest thing I've seen all week


    And that's why you don't teach lessons to your son.

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    DaimarDaimar A Million Feet Tall of Awesome Registered User regular
    Since no one has mentioned Russell Peters yet, he is a blast.

    https://youtu.be/3gD1woa_Cbw

    Also, for old sets that are pure fire, Bernie Mac can do that.

    https://youtu.be/7JkPx0gk6LE

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    3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Patton Oswalt's new Netflix special, Annihilation, is equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking. Possibly my favorite stand-up special of all time.

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    Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    I really liked Annihilation as well.

    My favorite stand up show ever was something I watched when I was in high school. HBO played what I believe was supposed to be the introduction of Billy Connolly to the US with Whoopi Goldberg introducing him. My cousin and I recorded it on VHS and watched it to the point of wearing out the tape. I'm not entirely sure how well it would age now but at the time we thought we had found the absolute pinnacle of humor.

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    MaximumMaximum Registered User regular
    I saw Jim Norton when he was starting out and thought he was hilarious.

    I was a real asshole back then, I guess.

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