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Who Are You Laughing At? Stand Up, Specials, & Sitcoms
« on: March 26, 2015, 11:10:29 PM »
As Tom brings up frequently, he's a lover of stand up comedy and comedians. So let's talk about 'em! Who do you like? Have you gotten into anyone you've heard mentioned on the podcast? Been to any shows? Anyone famous from where you live?

As for me, I've got a couple of comedians that I really enjoy. Probably my favorite is Jim Gaffigan. He mostly does observational humor. His most famous bit is about Hot Pockets, from his special "Beyond the Pale".

The other ones I like the most work separately but also share a podcast; Brad Williams and Adam Ray, who host "About Last Night". Both use a mix of jokes about their personal lives (Brad and his unique perspective of being a dwarf, Adam and his childhood filled with divorce and being overweight), and a lot of late 80's / early 90's references. In the show they frequently have standups as guests, so they provide insight into the life of the comedian and give very interesting perspectives to us lay people.

As for locals, I'm from Northeast Ohio, near Cleveland, so we don't have many comedians. Cleveland does have a few comedy clubs, and with the advent of casino gambling there's clubs in the casinos too. Our most notable comic is Mike Polk Jr., whom you may be familiar with as the guy who made the "Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Videos". He mostly does sketch comedy. While I don't believe he tours, he's on stage frequently in Cleveland, and has a TV show with the local Fox affiliate. My favorite is a deep cut of his, a parody of local TV attorney ads. The guy he lampoons, Tim Misny, is a real attorney in the area, but you don't need to know him to laugh at him. "All I wanna do is hurt people for you!"
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Re: Who Are You Laughing At? Stand Up, Specials, & Sitcoms
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2015, 11:45:11 PM »
Broad City is funny.  Drunk History is almost perfect.