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Tell me some, preferably living.
i enjoy frankie boyle
"what I say to Northerners is that not every town needs to be named after a cake".
'Harry Hill' is always a laugh.
When I first saw 'Russell Howard' I loved him. Now he annoys me immensely.
'Richard Herring' is great. More cerebral humour so not belly laughs, but very daring, question asking stuff.
'We are Klang' were very good too.
I saw a good stand up act called 'Friskie & Mannish' the other day who do a 'School of pop'. If you like music and overly analysing pop music it's pretty much the best night out you could hope for.
i was laughing so much i had difficulty breathing.
Daniel Kitson is quite brilliant as well.
Hoping to see him next week for a mere £5...
Need to book my tickets for his edinburgh show.
cheers for this.
And I've seen him twice, so I've gotta be correct.
is pretty good.
If you're lucky you can catch her doing a year-long residence at Hackney Empire
Is there a website on the internet that works less well than this one?
I've watched 'Killing Them Softly' several times now and I still find it hilarious, I think he's pretty much on the ball with a lot of his social commentary as well.
but Louis CK is probably my favourite. He's playing London in November and I'd highly recommend seeing him.
like wearing a helmet.
efforts will have to be made.
he makes me laugh smetimes but there is something about him that makes me want to slap him in the face.
henry rollins (sure, not his intention, but he is SO FUNNY)
russel peters....he is an indian canadian, his comedy is based on racial stereotypes of chinese, asians, blacks, whites in america, all with brilliant accents, he is comedy gold!
I've seen Daniel Kitson a few times, the first time I saw him was about 5-6 years ago and he was so funny I nearly shay myself. He got less funny with every appearance after that, he stopped being funny and just talked instead.
Before he sold out.
I saw him for the first time a few weeks ago, he was only the compare and I nearly shay myself! :)
If anything it was the opposite of selling out. What he was doing was funny and popular, so he downed the comedy and upped the philosophy so that only indie geeks would like him.
He was just doing 10 or 15 minute slots between other comedians (Sean Lock, Ed Byrne, etc.) and it was just banter with the audience, no pre-written jokes. He was fucking hilarious and the best comedian of the night!
Josie Long's set on the other hand was the worst attempt at stand up I've seen anyone make. Poor lass.
some bearded freaks:
Brian Posehn (funnier if you're a total loser, and slightly into metal)
Zach Galifianakis (the retarded one from the Hangover, very deadpan in his stand up)
he's a tiny irishman who switches perfectly between his nromal accent and east london cockney. incredibly good at demolishing hecklers. not one whose likely to come across well on panel shows or sitcoms but he's the best damn live stand-up i've ever seen.
Again saw him at the fringe a couple of years back, tears were rolling down my face, tears i say.
...and even though he's a bit of a cunt, his heckler destroying was legendary.
We were in absolute stitches. Then watched one of his sets on Youtube from 5 years ago and it was exactly the same!
Does he never, ever change it?
but it's interesting that moker rates Lee Nelson (unless he was taking the piss).
And it might be relevant to michael_w's current thoughts.
A thousand times Dylan Moran.
DARA O'brian, such a great smart and witty stand up, criminally undermined/used in Mock The Week.
been mentioned a few times above, but just to affirm..
also, Reginald Hunter, Sean Lock. Controversial opinion amongst my friends, but I find Frank Skinner's show highly entertaining.
1. Stewart Lee
2. Hans Teeuwen
3. Daniel Kitson
4. Frank Skinner
5. Jerry Sadowitz
6. Gilbert Gottfried
He's something truly special: