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The epidemic of bad stand-up comedy

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Smasher_Sloan, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    There are at least a million people doing stand-up, and maybe 10 are doing it well.

    It would appear there are too many hours to fill on cable stations and too many 50-seat Comedy Outhouses and Funny Farms that need some act to help sell watered drinks.

    So you get these people who are so unfunny that their material wouldn't cut it on the morning zoo radio show in Lawton, Oklahoma. People standing in front of a brick wall, telling jokes that aren't funny, spending five minutes on a concept that's going nowhere. When it dies, they throw some profanity in and the drunks roar.

    Good stand-ups, it seems, are like good lefthanded pitchers. There aren't enough to go around, so everyone gets plenty of chances to fail. There are a lot of Steve Klines out there.
  2. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    I blame Dane Cook.
  3. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    See Comedy Death Ray for your cure.
  4. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    So you're saying I've got a shot?
  5. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    RIP George Carlin.
  6. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    I blame the increasing amount of casinos popping up all over the place. Gotta have entertainment, ya know. Let's book Sinbad! Or maybe Skippy from Family Ties! Wait ... Screech is available!

  7. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    The only thing I blame casinos for is being awesome.
  8. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    I have no problem with casinos, just the bad comedy and Huey Lewis & the News groupies they attract to our unsuspecting communities.
  9. RossLT

    RossLT Guest

    Yessir, he is horrible, but yet millions of people think he is so funny. When I saw him on the Insomniac Tour he was nowhere near as funny as Giraldo.
  10. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    So does my mom -- and her bank account.

    And hopefully my Shea Stadium seats.
  11. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    RIP Sam Kinison.
  12. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    RIP Richard Pryor.
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