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If I enjoy Eddie Izzard, I might also like...

Caramel GenocideCaramel Genocide Registered User regular
edited July 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
I've spent a bunch of money on itunes over the last week, looking for comedy to enjoy based on reccomendations I've seen here and there.

Things I really quite liked:

Eddie Izzard (grabbed everything of his that itunes had)
Robin Williams (A Night at the Met)


Things that were somewhat enjoyable:

Jerry Seinfeld (Telling you for the last time)
Demetri Martin (These are jokes)
Dave Attell (Skanks for the memories)


Things that weren't that great:

While I've enjoyed some of George Carlin's stuff, I don't like the "people who need to die" thing that he and a few others do. I also tried out Bill Hicks, and I'm not sure if I bought the wrong thing or not (rant in e minor), but the instrument interjections pissed me off and made me wish I could return the album or start taking drugs.


So, please recommend me some things!

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    SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2009
    Demetri Martin reminds me very much of Mitch Hedburg, who in turn reminded me tons of Steven Wright.

    EDIT

    Both Hedburg and Wright were loads funnier than Martin, who I also enjoy, just not quite as much.

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    SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
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    KesterKester Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Bill Bailey has the same rambling, slightly surreal style as Mr Izzard, so check him out. Ross Noble as well is worth a look, but he really tends to split people. He basically talks utter bollocks for two hours; I find it hugely impressive because most of it is funny, and it's nearly all improvised, but a friend I went to see him with just sat stony-faced for the entire time.

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    IconoclysmIconoclysm Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    What Kester said.

    Also Dylan Moran, Stewart Lee (with or without Richard Herring), maybe Jerry Sadowitz and Russel Brand depending on personal tastes.

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    zilozilo Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Ricky Gervais.

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    TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
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    ThylacineThylacine Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I love Izzard. You might like Jim Gaffigan?

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    Simon MoonSimon Moon Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Another vote for Jim Gaffigan.

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    NappuccinoNappuccino Surveyor of Things and Stuff Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Word of warning, you might not find Jim Gaffigan funny if you don't think food is funny. He talks about it a lot.

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    Captain VashCaptain Vash Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Second vote for Mitch Hedburg.

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    IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited July 2009
    Eddie izzard is one of my favorites, and i'll throw in another vote for Mitch Hedburg. I'd Also recommend Mike Birbiglia and Christian Finnegan. Gaffigan has the same sort of vibe, but got old to me rather quickly.

    Micheal Ian Black has a great stand up album, I think its his only one, called I am a Wonderful Man. May not be exactly in the right category, but I will say, hes quite a bit funnier on his own, (if you've been soured by his terrible shows.)

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    NappuccinoNappuccino Surveyor of Things and Stuff Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Oh man, Richard Jeni!

    The man's hysterical and sadly, no longer with us. Watch him, laugh, and help him live on for future generations.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUkeyw7xdb4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztpKAj6JN8A&feature=related

    My personal favorite

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6r-3JuAPyho

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
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    NinyuNinyu Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Greg Proops is very good. Just have to get past his voice.

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    SixSix Caches Tweets in the mainframe cyberhex Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Ricky Gervais, again.

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    SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2009
    Nappuccino wrote: »
    Word of warning, you might not find Jim Gaffigan funny if you don't think food is funny. He talks about it a lot.

    That and his jokes tend to be him talking about something in a high pitched voice.

    Sometimes he does both food and the voice thing.

    Hoooot pockeeets.

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    Caramel GenocideCaramel Genocide Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Thanks a ton, folks. This should keep me busy for a while!

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    TheFullMetalChickenTheFullMetalChicken Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Try Bill Hicks Live or Revelation

    Billy Connelly is hit or miss for some people but worth checking out

    John Pinette

    Second for Bill Baley

    Dana Gould

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    ChanusChanus Harbinger of the Spicy Rooster Apocalypse The Flames of a Thousand Collapsed StarsRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Some good ones mentioned here (though I don't see how some relate to Eddie Izzard, so much).

    In the theme of those not really like Eddie Izzard, but quite funny:

    Mike Birbiglia
    Daniel Tosh
    Nick Swardson

    Edit: OH! And Brian Regan. He's quite good.

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    Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    second for daniel tosh

    ALSO ZACH

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