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that's pretty much it.
i hope i can get to see him some day.
So, so. I genuinely can't believe anyone could find him funny.
but in a likeable way, not, like, Danny Bhoy emetic mums-and-idiots-pleasing bilge. His audience interaction and banter is probably what I'd say makes the shows though, I find even the more personal material can be kind of on the wishy washy side if you think too hard about it.
and he should be your favourite too.
my favourite would likely be someone funny
well. fuck you guys.
he wrote some clever stuff and was quite an insightful thinker, but he was never laugh out loud good, except for maybe his Hendrix line and the stuff about pro-lifers protesting at cemeteries and digging corpses up.
He'd probably be my favourite it he were still alive. It's just I've heard his material so many times now. I'd go for Jerry Sadowitz or Ross Noble.
Goatboy just wasn't funny AT ALL.
His Rolling Stone magazine-ish worship of classic rock heroes is kind of cringey.
People who don't really know that many comedians will often sternly inform you he's the greatest one that ever lived - kind of the equivalent of those people who only own about five albums.
BUT he was still very good now, wasn't he?
Mathew Holness aka Garth Marenghi aka Meariman Weir
I must've caught Ross Noble on a bad night, I've been in creases watching his dvds but he was a bit of a let down when i saw him.
Lee was maybe the best I've seen live it was amazingly funny and very diffrent.
I've seen Ross Nobel about 7 times now I think and I have tickets for his show in may already. He's always been well funny every time, I just like his free flowing hyperactive sponatinous ways.
probably more laughs than Lee but with Lee when they came they were bigger.
when i saw noble he got a big bogged down with some attention seeking twunts down the front instead of doing something funny
he does so many shows when hes around I bet he has some off ones.
I only saw a little bit of watson as he was on a really big bill I'd like to see him do a full set sometime.
so when ever he comes to town my mum just grabs tickets right away and we all go its like our family outing hehehe.
I saw her the other week she was brilliant.
what does he do, what's his 'thing'?
he kinda does a laid back LA thing with a bit of abuse thrown in for good measure. Not very disimular to his Flight of the Conchords charecter really. I also passed him twice at boosh fest when he was going to get some kinda veggie food. I didn't have the courage to say hello :(
and in joint second place:
and in joint third place:
I'm the funniest person I know.
Comedian, Magician, Pyschopath.
found it really hateful - I'm pretty open-minded about these things (I think), and if the barrage of racist invective had left the majority of the room discernibly uncomfortable in some sort of anti-comedy way then that would have been interesting, but watching middle-class white males guffawing away with tears in their eyes as Sadowitz spewed out these horrible things about how anyone not a middle class white male deserved to be raped killed, enslaved, etc was just a really depressing experience. I've heard various theories on Sadowitz from people I really respect who maintain he's a genius, but when you've got a crowd of drunk white males laughing without irony at a lengthy tirade about how black people are all lazy or whatever, then, um, well it's hard to find any sort of intellectual justification for it all.
People are ignorant to his potential on the stage because they want to see him fail
No one else can do that like he can
I love the DVD's, and pretty much everything he's done to be fair...
I second the harry hill and Stewart Lee points as well. Hill was so amazing live ever5ything he does however small and insane all feeds into a massive loop and joins togthere with everything else eventualy and it all makes a strange sort of sence. Lee is a bit of a master on the stage I've not seen anything like it really.
I'm definately going to that
I wasn't really a fan of Fame, though. I still think Animals stands out. I wish he wouldn't rely on shock factor, coz the 'bit' he did about the elephants is perfect. He's a master of observing little nuances...and if he focused more on his talents in this area he would be up there with the big boys of stand up.
but Animals is probibly the best dvd. I just love the way he makes up a diary about robin ince and reads it as the comentry its insane.
poor lil robin ince the deviant soup maker who wanks in bun shops
I had tickets to see the recording of his new show, but couldn't make it because of other commitments. Luckily DiS user 'the_trees' made good use of them.
I know he's got lots and lots of dates coming up soon. So...good news.
I went to a show in a little village hall not to far from my house it was awsome, it only holds a hundred or so people and is lit by candels.
I think his show starts this coming week doesn't it? like tomorow or somthing...
I cant freak wait!
I stole them off you for a friend so I am doubly jealous of that person, it's ended our friendship really.
Well, not really.
I went to a screening of his programme and its ace. I talked to Kevin Eldon (who's in it) the other day and he was really enthusiastic, but said Stew has gone away with his family for 6 weeks without any way to contact him, just in case Christian Voice (or someone similar) go mental over it like they did with Jerry Springer. Stew is a legend.
I can see how he might not be to everybody's taste, but anyone who actively dislikes what he does probably isn't very clever. 90s Comedian is the best comedy set I've ever seen.
had me in absolute bits when I saw him at christmas, as did Ross Noble at Latitude. My favourite is probably Stewart Lee though. Looking forward to his new show.
He slays me.
to slay him
has anyone seen Simon Amstell do stand up? I saw a bit at Leeds festival 2 years ago but the sound was awful and the tent rammed so I just left.
Carr is better in writing.
I've seen some on YouTube
not my all-time favourite, but he's definitely up there.
the funny Bill Hicks
late period Ben Elton
when you youtube these fine comedians. And Larry teh Cable Guy
I am seeing Richard Herring in a couple of weeks, I like him.
and Bill Hicks but more for his political insight than anything else.
and Stewart Lee
.... his stutter and hate of the world is endearing
I just wish he'd release some of the recordings he has stored up
Just got my tickets for one of these nights: http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/london_shows/show/item104487/
also david cross and bill burr and izzard...hicks and pryor are legends as well.
so excited for his new show TOMORROW.