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I'm always looking to find out about good comedy. Some comics I'm into are Doug Stanhope, Ari Shaffir, George Carlin, Bill Burr, Joe Rogan, Joey Diaz. You guys see any funny specials lately, or catch a live show? I saw Joey Diaz a couple months ago and he fucking slayed an uptight conservative crowd in Charlotte. Highly recommend.

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You know I actually don't think we had a stand-up thread until now. For shame metal forum, for shame :D

 

Steve Hughes is a seriously funny bloke. Can't recommend him highly enough. Mind you he is a fellow Aussie and everyone knows we're the funniest people on the planet...

 

 

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Some of my favorites are Louis CK, Tom Segura, Anthony Jezelnik, Kyle Kinane, Jim Jeffries, I could go on and on. 

 

I havent seen a show in quite some time, but I've seen Dave Chapelle, Louie 3 times, Bill Burr, Tom Delaney, Doug Stanhope, and Kyle Kinane as well as going to Oddball 2 years ago. I've been meaning to check out the comedy scene down here in Tampa where I moved earlier this year but just havent gotten around to it yet. 

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Steve Hughes is funny when you first hear him, but then you realise that he's a bit of a dumbass and he's not so funny. 

He's one of those guys who rose from the Australian metal scene and people thought were funny and encouraged him to go for it. "You're so funny, you should be a stand up comedian!"

Now it turns out he's only good at talking in a funny voice and belittling the institutions that allow him his platform. 

 

 

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George Carlin, Bill Hicks, Mitch Hedberg.. all the comedy i´ll ever need. Basically the trio for me that is simply unbeaten, everyone else is a level or two below them, even if they are sometimes really great. But it´s definitely a personal preference, sometimes with some comedy, things click on a very personal level and everything else just feels less amazing. Honorary mention to Bill Bailey and his musical stand up comedy, just love it.

 

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Just a short clip, but I really love the old stuff Eddie Izzard did. The sudden shifts in his topics and the absurd situations he's describing really made me laugh a lot. Unfortunately his later shows became a little bland in my opinion, but I haven't seen anything new for quite some time now. Maybe he got more inspired again.

 

 

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I actually liked Robin Williams. Brian Regan is phenomenal, or at least he used to be. Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Godfrey, and Bill Burr are probably my favorite American comedians. There are any number of British comics I've enjoyed: Michael McIntyre, Simon Evans, Miles Juppe, David Mitchell, Lee Mack, Frankie Boyle, Jo Caulfield, Zoe Lyons, Romesh Ranganathan, Stephen K. Amos, Alun Cochrane, Rhod Gilbert, Sean Walsh, and of course Bill Bailey.

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I dig Eddie Izard, any of The Kids in the Hall (one of the funniest shows to ever grace a T.V. screen). And Ben Stiller used to be halarious, untill he completely lost his edge. But way back in the early 90s he had an wicked funny skit commedy show called "the Ben Stiller Show." In one episode they do a parady of the song One by U2 by turning it into a comercial for Lucky Charms cereal. "Did I eat to much, more than a lot?/ You gave me one bowl baby now that's all I got."

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