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Best comedy pieces

Postby Essah » Fri May 14, 2010 12:40 am UTC

Post your favorite comedy pieces of different actors, comedians and comedy troupes
personally I'm a big fan of the british sense of humor, Monty python, Sketch show, Lee Evans, Rowan Atkinson and
Mitchell and Webb. They've made lots of good stuff but im particularly fond of this sketch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THNPmhBl-8I

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Re: Best comedy pieces

Postby Insignificant Deifaction » Fri May 14, 2010 2:23 am UTC

Eddie Izzard.

You cannot select an individual piece. His comedy is a tapestry that is woven even between shows.

And shoes.
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Re: Best comedy pieces

Postby crickets » Fri May 14, 2010 2:26 am UTC

Mitch Hedberg. Pretty much everything he ever said, in combination with how he said it.

I miss that guy.
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Re: Best comedy pieces

Postby rigwarl » Fri May 14, 2010 3:29 pm UTC

Demetri Martin (you may know him as "the flipbook guy")

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Re: Best comedy pieces

Postby KrazyerKate » Fri May 14, 2010 3:50 pm UTC

crickets wrote:Mitch Hedberg

Cloud Walker wrote:Louis CK

rigwarl wrote:Demitri Martin


well, my top three have already been named. Steven Wright deserves a mention, since he's kind of the same genre as Hedberg, even though I don't like him as much.
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Re: Best comedy pieces

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Re: Best comedy pieces

Postby You, sir, name? » Fri May 14, 2010 5:50 pm UTC

Big train is brilliant. Surrealistic British humor as it's finest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWgg20IqibM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLToN2pjik8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5xqukXdkmY

Chris Morris' Jaaaaam is also awesome. I imagine if David Lynch* and Christopher Walken did sketch comedy, it would turn out like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krsj2bcnRlM

* they even had an Eraserhead intro once.
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Re: Best comedy pieces

Postby Izawwlgood » Fri May 14, 2010 7:18 pm UTC

Eddie Murphey's Delirious, and one of Richard Pryor's earlier bits (which i can't remember the name of) is forever ingrained as sheer brilliant hilarity.
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Re: Best comedy pieces

Postby broken_escalator » Fri May 14, 2010 7:36 pm UTC

I'm definitly not a mitch hedberg fan... I mean it.
I still remember Jim Gaffigan's piece about hot pockets. Haaaaawt paawwwwket. :lol:





Ok, maybe I am a mitch hedberg fan.

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Re: Best comedy pieces

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Re: Best comedy pieces

Postby Kolko » Sat May 15, 2010 10:57 am UTC

Insignificant Deifaction wrote:Eddie Izzard.

You cannot select an individual piece. His comedy is a tapestry that is woven even between shows.

And shoes.

Quoted, because one mention isn't nearly enough.

And, to try, a video as well

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6omQ5JjjLsE
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Re: Best comedy pieces

Postby Rakysh » Sat May 15, 2010 11:15 am UTC

Bummed in the face...

One would think a man saying "bummed in the face" repeatedly in a Geordie accent would get boring after 5 minutes.

One would be wrong.

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Re: Best comedy pieces

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Re: Best comedy pieces

Postby a_fuzzyduck » Sat May 15, 2010 7:00 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:Big train is brilliant. Surrealistic British humor as it's finest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWgg20IqibM.


Worth noting how good Barry Davies is in that sketch, for someone without a comedy or acting background
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Re: Best comedy pieces

Postby icanus » Sat May 15, 2010 7:49 pm UTC

Dare to Believe was absolute genius. Sadly it's often overlooked because it only aired at 3 in the morning on Welsh TV.

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Re: Best comedy pieces

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Re: Best comedy pieces

Postby wst » Sat May 15, 2010 10:46 pm UTC

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Re: Best comedy pieces

Postby BobTheElder » Sat May 15, 2010 10:52 pm UTC

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Re: Best comedy pieces

Postby mrbaggins » Sat May 15, 2010 10:56 pm UTC

Eddie izzard, but only in lego form. It actually gives it MORE personality. Especially "Death Star Canteen", and "Flags".

Also love Danny Bhoy on Scottish food, The Sketch show's Tim Vine (How many puns he comes up with), Men in Coats.
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Re: Best comedy pieces

Postby Dason » Sun May 16, 2010 12:05 am UTC

Rakysh wrote:Bummed in the face...

One would think a man saying "bummed in the face" repeatedly in a Geordie accent would get boring after 5 minutes.

One would be wrong.

I didn't believe you but you are quite right. The beginning was a little slow and I almost closed the tab but it was worth it to stick with it.

Also, I hadn't seen any Izzard before but I like what I've been seeing. Good stuff.
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Re: Best comedy pieces

Postby podbaydoor » Sun May 16, 2010 5:18 am UTC

I rather enjoy Aziz Ansari. His R. Kelly impression is great.

Edit: to add video, as requested in OP. Foul language, NSFW.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD54codf5M4
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Re: Best comedy pieces

Postby Rakysh » Sun May 16, 2010 12:53 pm UTC

That wasn't actually the video I thought it was. The one I was linked to started straight from the bum faced children, was much better.

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Re: Best comedy pieces

Postby podbaydoor » Sun May 16, 2010 5:18 pm UTC

Also, this is HILARIOUS. "Bohemian Rhapsody" as performed by 25 of the most annoying voices in the music industry (as performed by comedian Rick Miller).

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Re: Best comedy pieces

Postby DecemberSoul » Mon May 17, 2010 2:03 pm UTC

Ed Byrne. LOVE him.
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Re: Best comedy pieces

Postby DSenette » Mon May 17, 2010 2:36 pm UTC

crickets wrote:Mitch Hedberg. Pretty much everything he ever said, in combination with how he said it.

I miss that guy.

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i can watch him do his do, on a loop, forever, and laugh every time i hear it.

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a couple of my favorites
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Re: Best comedy pieces

Postby Magnanimous » Tue May 18, 2010 12:27 am UTC

I suppose this is the right place for this... Feel free to disagree.
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And to clarify, I still love Mitch Hedberg's delivery. :roll: Especially the fact that he ends every other joke with "*laughs* ... Alright..."

Also, anything from Mock the Week is amazing.

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Re: Best comedy pieces

Postby SecondTalon » Tue May 18, 2010 1:03 am UTC

I can't believe I forgot Henry Cho.
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Re: Best comedy pieces

Postby Dason » Tue May 18, 2010 1:25 am UTC

Magnanimous wrote:I suppose this is the right place for this... Feel free to disagree.
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And to clarify, I still love Mitch Hedberg's delivery. :roll: Especially the fact that he ends every other joke with "*laughs* ... Alright..."

Also, anything from Mock the Week is amazing.

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Re: Best comedy pieces

Postby Outchanter » Tue May 18, 2010 1:38 am UTC

Rhod Gilbert! And some of the SMBC Theater sketches.

Essah wrote:Post your favorite comedy pieces of different actors, comedians and comedy troupes
personally I'm a big fan of the british sense of humor, Monty python, Sketch show, Lee Evans, Rowan Atkinson and
Mitchell and Webb. They've made lots of good stuff but im particularly fond of this sketch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THNPmhBl-8I

Not The Nine 'O Clock News is a great example of early Rowan Atkinson. Mitchell and Webb are hilarious; have you seen Angel Summoner and BMX Bandit?

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Re: Best comedy pieces

Postby Magnanimous » Tue May 18, 2010 1:51 am UTC

Dason wrote:
Magnanimous wrote:I suppose this is the right place for this... Feel free to disagree.
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And to clarify, I still love Mitch Hedberg's delivery. :roll: Especially the fact that he ends every other joke with "*laughs* ... Alright..."

Also, anything from Mock the Week is amazing.

HEY HEY HEY. Carlos Mencia should be in the lower left. I don't loathe Dane Cook but I do loathe Carlos Mencia.
That video was... beautiful. :shock:

I pretty much hate both of them equally, but Cook was lower because I've seen more people make fun of him. Exhibit A at 1:23

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Re: Best comedy pieces

Postby jerome_bc » Tue May 18, 2010 5:34 am UTC

Bill Hicks. Self-described as "Chomsky with dick jokes".

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Re: Best comedy pieces

Postby DSenette » Tue May 18, 2010 12:10 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:I can't believe I forgot Henry Cho.

what's that clicking noise? he's from knoxville..i've actually met the guy at a Kroger, he's really funny in person too


also Kevin Hart, one of the funniest guys i've seen in a while. pyooown pyooown
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Re: Best comedy pieces

Postby KrazyerKate » Tue May 18, 2010 12:38 pm UTC

jerome_bc wrote:Bill Hicks. Self-described as "Chomsky with dick jokes".


wow, that was actually funny. I thought he was an obnoxious douchebag at first, but I was just watching the wrong videos.
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Dason wrote:HEY HEY HEY. Carlos Mencia should be in the lower left. I don't loathe Dane Cook but I do loathe Carlos Mencia.
That video was... beautiful. :shock:

I pretty much hate both of them equally, but Cook was lower because I've seen more people make fun of him. Exhibit A at 1:23


I think I'm with Dason on this one. Dane cook's pretty lame, but nobody deserves to be beneath Larry The Cable Guy.

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stand-up comedy

Postby rolo91 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:02 pm UTC

I didn't know whether to put this here or in the tv/movies forum, so I'm sorry if this is not the correct place.

I like stand-up comedy, but most comedians I know are Spanish speakers. Recently, I saw one show by Dave Chappelle and I liked it, so I would really like some recomendations. I didn't see a thread like this so I thought it would be cool to share some videos and recommend comedians.

I prefer recent videos, as audio quality is a must for me (I need the audio to be clear in order to understand what they say, it's a little difficult for me). That aside, I'm opened to everything you would like to throw at me, so feel free to share whatever you like :D

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Re: stand-up comedy

Postby eSOANEM » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:33 pm UTC

Are you used to British or American pronunciation (because it'll be easier to understand that which you're used to). If you're used to British (yay!), I'd recommend looking up panel games on youtube (such as would I lie to you, mock the week, HIGNIFY etc.) and seeing which people you find funny before looking up the individuals.

I don't know any US panel shows so can't recommend any, but I dare say there's a similar way to try lots of people at a time.
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Re: stand-up comedy

Postby rolo91 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:47 pm UTC

Well, I was taught British pronunciation in school, and later I improved my English through movies, which were mostly American for obvious reasons (Hollywood), so I'm more or less used to both pronunciations.


I wasn't aware of the existence of that kind of programs. Thanks, I'll look some episodes!

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Re: stand-up comedy

Postby eSOANEM » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:18 pm UTC

The other one to look out for is the secret policeman's ball. It's a giant comedy gig (mainly standup but with a few sketch comics as well) organised annually (I think) by amnesty international and it's always got quite a wide selection of different comedians. I can't seem to find any long sections on youtube, but finding one and clicking on the related videos links should give a similar experience.
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Re: stand-up comedy

Postby Jorpho » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:34 am UTC

Everyone seems to like George Carlin. Stephen Fry is also quite nice.

But I really can't forget Demetri Martin's The Jokes With Guitar, especially because of some of the accompanying videos.
http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/c54eaf ... from-mike#

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Re: stand-up comedy

Postby AvatarIII » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:27 am UTC

Bill Hicks is probably the only American stand up comedian I like for more than a couple of jokes.

other things to look for on youtube for stand up comedians are Live at the Apollo and Dave's One night Stand which are both showcase shows, and have several comedians per episode.


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