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Dane Cook, you're not funny

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Clubber_Slang, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. EmbassyRow

    EmbassyRow Active Member

    Jesus. I guess I'll have to be the sacrificial lamb.

    I was a frat boy. I listened to Dave Matthews Band (and still do, on occasion). I've always seen "frat boy" used in such a negative way and I've never said anything about it until now. Find some other term. It's no longer clever.

    I enjoy the following comedians:

    Eddie Izzard, Dane Cook, Jim Norton, Bill Hicks, Richard Pryor, Lewis Black, Dave Attell, Mitch Hedberg, George Carlin, Ron White, Patton Oswalt, Jim Gaffigan, Frank Caliendo, Zach Galifianakis.

    I gave the following comedians a chance and just didn't like them:

    Anybody "blue-collar" not named Ron White, Bill Maher, David Cross.

    Attack or defend at will.
  2. The Q Man

    The Q Man Member

    I will agree that Dane Cook's Comedy Central appearance (from three years ago if I'm not mistaken) and his latest appearance on HBO lacked laughs.
    However, I beg of you to check his work done in between on Harmful if Swalloed and Retaliation. My brother gave these to me and I put them on the iPod and checked them out on a couple of road trips. I can't tell you how many ditches, culverts, bridge abutements I almost hit because I was laughing so hard.
    And I'll second the "frat boy" motion.
  3. busdriver

    busdriver Member

    I have never had the pleasuer or dis pleasure to see or hear Dane cook but I do know of someone who thinks that Dane Cook is the funniest person around and likes it. however they are also a freak in my book
  4. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    The king.... Rodney Dangerfield.

    "I was in a Chinese restaurant, and they had a dish named after me... one dumb fuck."

    This "Legends" special on Comedy Central is just ... well, legendary.

    God, Rodney was awesome.

    Nobody's close.
  5. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    When I listen to a Dane Cook routine, it's like . . .Dane is speaking directly to me, you know? Like he knows exactly the young angst I'm going through, and his routines are there to make it all better.
  6. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    I could watch Eddie Izzard's HBO special any day. Ditto any of Chris Rock's, and I love Denis Leary and Chappelle. But Dane Cook I don't get. My fiancee brought up his SNL intro -- she laughed nonstop, I shrugged my shoulders.
  7. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    Count me in the "I Don't Get it" camp. Like this rant about Mass (http://www.spider13.com/pages/Dane%20Cook%20-%20Church.mp3)...I don't know if it is the material or the delivery, but when I listened to it, my reaction was, "And this guy is funnier than a schmuck at Open Mic night...how??????

    Count me as a fan of Ron White, Patton Oswalt, Rodney Dangerfield, mid-80s Eddie Murphy, Lewis Black, Jim Gaffigan.....
  8. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    Lewis Black is my personal favorite, followed by Izzard. Hedberg was awesome, too.
  9. nafselon

    nafselon Well-Known Member

    What are the feelings on Robin Harris? I'm often torn between some highly funny bits that were overshadowed by BeBe's kids, which could be a little repetitious. My favorite part of his acts were just ripping on the audience.

    The piccolo player in church joke was also one of my favorites.
  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  11. Seabasket

    Seabasket Active Member

    Dane Cook's not the funniest comedian around, but his energy and charisma are pretty strong and can mask his weaknesses. Unlike a lot of introspective comedians, he looks like he's having fun out there.
  12. Ashy Larry

    Ashy Larry Active Member

    I've never heard his cd's, only seen his recent HBO show, but I lot of his "act" is physical.......wouldn't that make a CD less funny?
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