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Has it died? If so, when exactly? Search and destroy skits of the recent to current cast.......slim pickings I know. Tonight's show's "assface" boyband guy spewing leakage on stage was much enjoyed by me and thus I made this thread.

Search: 1. Absolutely everything involving Tracy Morgan.....his delivery can salvage even the worst written skit.....remember Dominican Lou? "i working all de tie!"....he was the only good thing about tonight's, easily....I hate india arie with a passionfruit. 2. The Ah, How Do You Say? Ah, yes, Show....with Antonio ah Ban-de-rassssss. 3. Maya Rudolph's high school TV show skit...her croaky delivery is priceless.....she's hot....I loved finding out Maya was in the Rentals and is Minnie Ripperton's daughter. 4. The earlier Morning Latte's......remember the one where the teleprompter dies and everyone goes medieval and Will Ferrell rips off the weatherman's head and drinks the blood.......I MISS CHERI OTERI, THAT DOLL.

Destroy: Tina Fey in skits. All weekend updates post-Norm.....Colin Quinn was horrible....now Fallon's slacker doofus act does not cut it. Come to think of it, almost everything sucks now...

S & D musical performances too if you want. Recently, The Strokes were pretty good, as were Outkast, Britney was shit.

Look, the best ever TV comedy-show performance in the past 15 years was Busta and Q-Tip doing Vivrant Thing on Letterman....best crowd response I've ever seen.

Ramosi, Sunday, 10 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Search: The Sweet Sassy Molassy sketch ("Get out the checkbook, and pay Grandma for the rubdown!"), FTV Funhouse (too many to mention), The Donatella Versace show, any time Christopher Walken is hosting (e.g., the skit b/t him and Tim Meadows re: The Census)

Destroy: The writing staff.

Joe, Sunday, 10 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Also destroy: Jimmy Fallon's guitar parodies.

Joe, Sunday, 10 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

The writing is just terrible these days. The Daily Show can come up with better jokes four days a week. As can Conan. As can Lettermen.

bnw, Sunday, 10 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

it may have something to do with the fact that i can't see out of one eye at them oment, well two if you count the one eyed shrew of penis land...but nayway i read the thread as saturday night fever classic or dud and until the 3rd paragraph it all amde sense...

Queen G, Sunday, 10 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Is it just me or does Horatio Sanz laugh during every skit that he is in, even if he isn't supposed to?

Todd Burns, Sunday, 10 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Horatio Sanz is completely unfunny, I think he was hired as the token fat guy replacement for Farley --- the only problem is that he isn't even a tenth as funny as Farley.

Nicole, Sunday, 10 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

the one eyed shrew of penis land

Now *that's* funny.

Prude, Monday, 11 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

The guy who did Al Gore was hiii-larious. That cheerleader couple need to be told THEY ARE NOT FUNNY! That's all I know.

Curt, Monday, 11 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Darrell Hammond? Great impressionist. The cheerleaders...never thought they were even remotely funny. I *do* like the recurring sketch with the two lllluvahs (i.e. unctuous college professor and partner), though. Ferrell cracks me up in that one.

Joe, Tuesday, 12 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

six months pass...
This thread again. Because I got a fever...and the only prescription is....MORE COWBELL!

Joe (Joe), Wednesday, 9 October 2002 22:56 (sixteen years ago) link

I was always an SNL apologist but that all ends starting last Saturday night. OMG. What a freakshow. The (literally) funniest part of SNL now is just the fact the Chris Kattan is still there. He's like 40 and all he ever has is bit parts where he's Mango or that monkey, and none of the cast seems very friendly with him (like during the wave-goodbye as the sax plays part). And yet he's probably the most talented member left!

I hate Jimmy Fallon.

Aaron A,, Wednesday, 9 October 2002 23:29 (sixteen years ago) link

Search: "JACKO ON HIS BACKO."
Destroy: Chris Fucking Kattan.

Jody Beth Rosen, Thursday, 10 October 2002 01:25 (sixteen years ago) link

i was glad to see chris parnell return. i like maya rudolph doing her fake japanese accents.

ron (ron), Thursday, 10 October 2002 01:56 (sixteen years ago) link

chris p is the only good cast member left but i havent seen it in at least a year, fuck snl

simon trife (simon_tr), Thursday, 10 October 2002 04:06 (sixteen years ago) link

is tracy morgan gone?

boxcubed (boxcubed), Thursday, 10 October 2002 05:16 (sixteen years ago) link

four months pass...
I think I've started to fancy Tina Fey. Is that wrong?

Justyn Dillingham (Justyn Dillingham), Wednesday, 26 February 2003 11:01 (sixteen years ago) link

S: Chris Parnell's raps, Dog Show, The Leatherman (until it all fell apart...well, I liked that too), The Falconer (I'm laughing just thinking about that one!), anything Chris Walken, The Tina Jimmy Weekend Update (haterz be damned!), the Chris Kattan/Cheri Oteri couples skit with Ben Affleck as the Armenian car salesman, the Will Ferrel/Rachel Dratch "Lovers" skits, anything Mya Rudolph ever does

D: Jaret's Room, Mango, Adam Sa...I mean, Jimmy Fallon's guitar parodies

I think Jimmy Fallon is rather funny, but not nearly as funny (nor original) as he seems to think he is.

Actually, I think the plight of SNL is that they have some extremely talented cast members, but don't have the solid writing to back it up like in some days of yore. There are sporadic bits of amazingly funny stuff ("I got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell!"), but it's just not SOLID.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Wednesday, 26 February 2003 14:20 (sixteen years ago) link

Nickalicious is OTM. (You win a date with Mya!)

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Wednesday, 26 February 2003 14:22 (sixteen years ago) link

If I'm remembering this right, each cast member is allowed to write at least one sketch per week, so of course when you have comics who aren't comedy writers you get a lot of awful sketches that drag on and on because Mr. Egomaniac Comedian doesn't know how to shape a scene.

Jody Beth Rosen (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 26 February 2003 14:27 (sixteen years ago) link

The old "repeat the same fucking joke but make it bigger each time until it's just kerrrrrazy" formula

Weekend Update is awful, sorry. There's no bite to the jokes. they seem happily surprised if a joke does well, and if it doesn't they lean reaaaal hard on the "it's not funny; isn't that funny!?" thing that is the death-knell of television comedy (cf Johnny Carson, Conan's monologue)

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Wednesday, 26 February 2003 14:41 (sixteen years ago) link

That thing with Britney Spears and Will Ferrel last week was fucking genius. "ALL OF OUR ANIMALS ARE SICK!!!"

Ally (mlescaut), Wednesday, 26 February 2003 14:42 (sixteen years ago) link

one year passes...
Revive, as I feel a bit left out.

Everyone keeps banging on about SNL and I've never seen it - indeed, living in the UK with no Sky means I probably never will. Is there like a SNL Best Of DVD around? Or should I not bother - is it over-hyped rubbish?

Johnney B (Johnney B), Wednesday, 14 April 2004 12:12 (fifteen years ago) link

You can buy best of dvds for a number of different castmembers throughout the years. Good ones would be Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Chris Farley, Phil Hartman, Will Ferrell, and Tracy Morgan. Not sure if those last two actually exist.
Personally, though, I only think the show is fun to watch when it is live. Sounds silly, but it seems more exciting. Also Weekend Update is always my favorite part and I don't think they would be on the DVDs.

Magic City (ano ano), Wednesday, 14 April 2004 13:48 (fifteen years ago) link

i've gotten back into "live from new york" (god i love oral histories) and man is it a great read. i reccomend it to everyone. also, best bathroom book EVER.

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 14 April 2004 14:46 (fifteen years ago) link

eleven months pass...
That book seemed a bit too "authorized". Everyone seemed to be saying the same thing: "Lorne Michaels is a bit obtuse and aloof, but he sho' know what he's doing!"

I liked the bit about Larry David. The part with him and Dick Ebersol standing by the elevator sounded just like something out of "Curb Your Enthusiasm".

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Monday, 11 April 2005 19:52 (fourteen years ago) link

one month passes...
revive.

make talk about the old snl. converse about the dim bulb sketch.

foolhardy, Wednesday, 25 May 2005 01:01 (fourteen years ago) link

It dipped to pretty serious levels of suckitude this spring -- mostly so-so premises that proceeded to go someplace even worse than nowhere -- but then the season finale was actually reliably funny. Will Forte seems to be the most enjoyable one, now that Maya Rudolph's started to seem less like an exciting newbie and more like she's trying to carry whole awful concepts on the shoulders of her talent.

nabiscothingy, Wednesday, 25 May 2005 02:25 (fourteen years ago) link

i love watching the oldass 70s reruns they'll show laate on saturdays

j blount (papa la bas), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 02:29 (fourteen years ago) link

"her talents"

Community Cornerstone (deangulberry), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 03:18 (fourteen years ago) link

i can't remember the last new episode i saw.

teen challenge (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 03:54 (fourteen years ago) link

but if we're doing s/d i'll still rep for that one sketch a few years ago where ana gasteyer (right?) played celine "i am de greatest seenger een allll ze worrrld!" dion.

teen challenge (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 03:58 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm with the late Michael O'Donoghue: hasn't been edgy since 1976, consistently funny since '78-79, worth watching since Mike Myers left.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 13:05 (fourteen years ago) link

wow did o'donoghue say that about myers really?

j blount (papa la bas), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 14:55 (fourteen years ago) link

oops... I meant NOT worth watching. And that one was mine.

The M'OD bio "Mr Mike" is worth a read. He bitched when the original cast started to do recurring characters, cuz he thought that was too much like Carol Burnett etc.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 15:01 (fourteen years ago) link

OK I caught it last week. Most of it was totally unfunny but the "Chaotic" parody was bizarre and basically gave me giggles for days. "Oh HELL no. Hell...no."

Allyzay is not appropriate for freedom (allyzay), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 15:11 (fourteen years ago) link

I just read the Mr. Mike bio last week. He made a good point about the show having more than enough "wacky wacky" when the producers resisted his attempts to give William S. Burroughs a brief segment on one of the early 80s episodes.

herbert hebert (herbert hebert), Thursday, 26 May 2005 02:15 (fourteen years ago) link

sadly, i watch SNL alot. seth whatshisname seems like the obvious replacement for jimmy fallon - he smirks constantly, isn't very funny and is in far too many sketches.

the writers' terror of offending anyone makes most of the sketches heavily dependent on unfunny gimmicks and repetition, much like conan o'brien's show these days.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Thursday, 26 May 2005 03:03 (fourteen years ago) link

four months pass...
Charles Rocket is dead, at his own hand.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 17 October 2005 15:15 (thirteen years ago) link

Strange way to kill oneself, btw.

M. V. (M.V.), Monday, 17 October 2005 15:54 (thirteen years ago) link

'the rocket report' in central park is still funny

_, Monday, 17 October 2005 16:04 (thirteen years ago) link

two years pass...

(i ACTUALLY roffled the first time i saw this sketch)

-- joseph (joseph), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 04:22 (2 years ago) Link

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:04 (eleven years ago) link

was actually bumping thread to say i have a crush of shame on kristin wiig

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:04 (eleven years ago) link

why shame?

remy bean, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:29 (eleven years ago) link

maybe shame bc she's totally annoying?

tehresa, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:33 (eleven years ago) link

yeah, that

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:37 (eleven years ago) link

shes kinda horsey too

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:37 (eleven years ago) link

i dunno i used to get real madtv vibes & think she was really untalented but now i kinda think shes the funniest person on the show

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:37 (eleven years ago) link

she never tina fey

tehresa, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:37 (eleven years ago) link

lol so he was a diversity hire

frogbs, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 17:48 (yesterday) link

i guess the guy figured doing some Eddie Murphy 1982-style stuff was the way in

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 17:49 (yesterday) link

while talking about the Battle of Gettysburg, Gillis refers to soldiers yelling as “so gay.”

this really is 2019 America in a nutshell

omar little, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 17:50 (yesterday) link

I am trying to be the best comedian I can be and sometimes that requires risks actually good material.

confusementalism (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 17:50 (yesterday) link

Knew it

what surprises me is that SG ever even thought to audition, maybe they reached out to him, maybe his agent suggested it. because SNL/Lorne's logic makes sense, even if they fucked up big time (that article mentions that the last minute hire didn't allow them to do a "thorough examination" of SG's past work, even though this could've been deduced by a single google search).

but I don't get SG believing he would fit in or last at SNL without this exact thing happening. it's like adam carolla or nick mullen auditioning for SNL, or hannah gadsby going on cum town. it doesn't make any sense

flappy bird, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 17:56 (yesterday) link

he was probably just supposed to do monologues on Weekend Update and stand around in the background of sketches

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 18:00 (yesterday) link

yeah its kind of funny to see his defenders whine about SJWs desperately digging through a comedian's past to uncover something shitty when in reality this was uncovered like 30 seconds after it was announced

frogbs, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 18:02 (yesterday) link

Based on that clip posted up thread, it sounds like this dude is good old fashioned ignorant, which defaults/scans conservative, no matter his political stance. South Central PA, AKA Pennsyltucky. Like a roommate I had one summer, super nice, literally a rocket scientist, from a small town in West Virginia, who came up to me one day and asked me if I was Jewish. I said yes, and he answered, "oh, that's cool." Uh, thanks?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 18:08 (yesterday) link

Are there any good conservative US comics? I would assume labeling them conservative meant their comedy was stuck in the 1980s.

Yerac, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 18:09 (yesterday) link

Norm Macdonald

frogbs, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 18:11 (yesterday) link

Yeah, he has never done it for me. I was thinking of watching the Bill Burr netflix but maybe he doesn't count.

Yerac, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 18:13 (yesterday) link

Tim Dillon maybe?

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 18:16 (yesterday) link

a lot of stand up is based around fear of difference/weirdness that scans as conservative to me, even if the comics don't vote GOP

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 18:16 (yesterday) link

pointing out differences in others is a way to get the audience on your side, if the audience looks and (you assume) thinks like you do. lazy shit.

omar little, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 18:19 (yesterday) link

it just seems strange that snl may have been courting the modern definition of "conservative" when we know what trash that entails.

Yerac, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 18:19 (yesterday) link

is comedy inherently conservative?

Welcome To My Lifemare (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 18:19 (yesterday) link

It's not that strange. See my evocation of Jim Downey upthread, getting Trump to host. Michaels is nothing if not an opportunist.

Welcome To My Lifemare (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 18:21 (yesterday) link

I have no idea about Bill Burr's politics but I did read a really good interview with him I will post in a while. He seems very equal opportunity. In the piece he talks about making fun of Hillary Clinton in LA, but then making fun of gun owners in Oklahoma. His philosophy is that confrontation, getting out of your comfort zone, is key to good comedy, and that a good comedian should be able to pull off a successful set in front of any type of audience. Like, you can find a clip of Burr absolutely killing in front of a black Harlem audience.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 18:22 (yesterday) link

Burr seems to be a Bernie fan

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 18:30 (yesterday) link

I will read that old ilx thread. But I guess I specify modern conservatism because to me that is so right wing extremist regressive at this moment in time.

Yerac, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 18:31 (yesterday) link

Kevin Hart

akm, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 18:32 (yesterday) link

j/k Kevin Hart isn't funny

akm, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 18:32 (yesterday) link

I think that's why Gillam's "oh this was a joke that didn't land" rings pretty hollow, it comes off like that sort of backroom racism where a white person feels out another white person in order to find out how racist they can be in front of them. Like I could never picture him doing that sort of act in front of an audience that included Asian people. The idea you can't be transgressive or offensive anymore is absurd. How many millions did Dave Chappelle get? How's Anthony Jeselnik been doing lately?

frogbs, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 18:33 (yesterday) link

Like, it takes a great comedian to pull this off:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8b81UM74Ow

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 18:35 (yesterday) link

Bill Burr’s extremely high quality take on the SG stuff is that it’s a disgrace how SG is being treated, that if you go back 15 years (?!) into anyone’s past you’ll find the same shit, that nobody is actually offended, and that millennials enjoy ruining people’s lives

Blandford Forum, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 18:35 (yesterday) link

otm

provisional ilx (darraghmac), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 18:36 (yesterday) link

Yeah that was the big criticism on SG. It was just two guys who seemed to have recently hatched in the world talking old bullshit. One can get away with a lot if you are actually funny (or attractive or rich etc etc).

Yerac, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 18:38 (yesterday) link

I think Burr's been harping on this stuff for years.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 18:41 (yesterday) link

Like, it takes a great comedian to pull this off:

not a huge fan of Burr but that is a masterful bit

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 18:42 (yesterday) link

Bill Burr’s extremely high quality take on the SG stuff is that it’s a disgrace how SG is being treated, that if you go back 15 years (?!) into anyone’s past you’ll find the same shit, that nobody is actually offended, and that millennials enjoy ruining people’s lives

yeah the characterization of this as "he made a bad joke long ago and now he's cancelled" is so stupid, because A) he has LOT of "material" like this B) it's all within the last year or two and C) the dude isn't "cancelled" he just doesn't get a coveted spot on a popular comedy show that tries to appeal to the widest possible audience. he's more famous now than he ever was and could now easily make tons of cash as a conservative martyr if he wants to

frogbs, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 19:00 (yesterday) link

that if you go back 15 years (?!) into anyone’s past you’ll find the same shit, that nobody is actually offended, and that millennials enjoy ruining people’s lives

It seems obvious to me that people have always been offended but until recently haven't had a platform to readily register their displeasure.

jaymc, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 19:04 (yesterday) link

i've been called chink a lot in my life, but I was honestly more offended by the puerile/ill-informed takes on chinatown

Yerac, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 19:10 (yesterday) link

I did see Burr do a bit about how we're all supposed to call people in the military "heroes" and he was like "Really? even the guy with those flashlights who waves the plane in? He's a hero?" which I thought was kind of bold

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 19:16 (yesterday) link

I was thinking of watching the Bill Burr netflix but maybe he doesn't count.

Having not seen any of Burr's comedy but knowing he was well-regarded, I walked out ten minutes into his show a few years ago when he had done nothing but yell about how people who fly coach are slow at getting onto aeroplanes, and things his maid does which annoy him.

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 19:58 (yesterday) link

I don't have Netflix, but this review of Burr's new special makes it sound interesting.

It doesn’t look that different on the surface. Burr rags on his wife, calls sexual assault funny, and puts on a stupid voice and mocks male feminists. He makes fun of the idea that culture can be appropriated. He talks, wistfully, about a time where there will be high-quality sex robots so that women are no longer necessary. You could imagine versions of all of these jokes that are absolutely in keeping with the opening several minutes of his set, versions where they’re jokes about victimhood or oversensitivity. In every one of them, though, Burr at some point flips the switch, and unspools the initial premise of the joke.

“Sexual assault is funny,” Burr begins, before telling a story about a woman touching him inappropriately before a show. In his telling it is funny, because he’s quite capable of pointing out the absurdities of the situation. He plays up his futile inability to respond after the act, and how thoroughly he’d be mocked if he tried to explain his discomfort to other men. “Eyyyyy flick my balls!” Burr yells, in consummate character as a clueless asshole who Burr imagines laughing at this story about a man being assaulted by a woman. It becomes a joke about Burr wrestling with the intractable gender politics of vulnerability. It is a joke about how sexual assault has nothing to do with sex and everything to do with power. It’s so far from his opening lines about how #MeToo has robbed men of due process that it feels like the message could’ve come straight off an anti-Trump protest poster.

Aside from the opening several minutes, Burr’s whole set is like that: thoughtful, surprising, introspective. He keeps yelling, of course, as if by bellowing his ideas while striding angrily around the stage he can distract from the fact that he’s delivering jokes so sensitive that some border on sweetness. In one of my favorite sequences of the special, Burr dramatizes the experience of watching a documentary on Elvis together with his wife. While he watches along in interest, he notices that his wife, who’s black, is making frustrated sounds at various moments of racism in the Elvis story. Burr turns his exchange with his wife into a canny stand-in for a clueless white troll arguing with a black interrogator, where Burr takes on the role of MAGA provocateur and his wife is the exasperated voice of the “liberal elite.”

Burr, telling the story of this fight with his wife, describes himself trying to defend Elvis against accusations of racist cultural appropriation. Sure, Elvis may have stolen his dance move from a black person, but where did that guy get it? Why is it “carrying on the tradition” if the move was adopted by a black person, but “stealing” if Elvis does it? A lesser joke could easily end there, passing off that anemic observation as a comedic insight. But Burr goes on, first voicing his wife’s explanation that Elvis reaped endless profit and cultural acclaim while the original innovators did nothing, and then his admission that yes, she is right. He then goes on to spin the joke again, digging deeper into his own humiliation and then landing on a punchline that, almost miraculously, reinstates his ability to control a joke while also mocking his original cluelessness.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 20:12 (yesterday) link

huh I might check it out, I made a Netflix profile called Chad in case I want to check out any shit like this or Sandler etc

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 20:22 (yesterday) link

wow thay sounds hilarious does the audience give itself an ovation at the end

provisional ilx (darraghmac), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 20:24 (yesterday) link

wow thay sounds hilarious does the audience give itself an ovation at the end

― provisional ilx (darraghmac), Wednesday, September 18, 2019 3:24 PM (seven minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

don't forget to self-post this on the excelsior thread

na (NA), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 20:32 (yesterday) link

ill give it a day or two to give an up and comer a shot

provisional ilx (darraghmac), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 20:32 (yesterday) link

TBF most jokes are best experienced via second-order exegesis.

Welcome To My Lifemare (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 21:29 (yesterday) link

Billburr's Journey: Discovering the Hidden Meaning of The Jokes

Mitch C. Palace (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 21:41 (yesterday) link

they and back again

provisional ilx (darraghmac), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 22:42 (yesterday) link

I did see Burr do a bit about how we're all supposed to call people in the military "heroes" and he was like "Really? even the guy with those flashlights who waves the plane in? He's a hero?" which I thought was kind of bold

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, September 18, 2019 3:16 PM (three hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

SIMPSONS DID IT

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https://frinkiac.com/meme/S07E09/283933.jpg?b64lines=SSBoYXZlCiB0aHJlZSBtZWRhbHMgZm9yIHRoaXMu

wow thay sounds hilarious does the audience give itself an ovation at the end

― provisional ilx (darraghmac), Wednesday, September 18, 2019 3:24 PM (seven minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

don't forget to self-post this on the excelsior thread

― na (NA), Wednesday, September 18, 2019 3:32 PM (three hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

lol owned

i'm not a garbageman i am garbage, man. let me handle my garbage, damn (m bison), Thursday, 19 September 2019 00:00 (three hours ago) link

His philosophy is that confrontation, getting out of your comfort zone, is key to good comedy, and that a good comedian should be able to pull off a successful set in front of any type of audience

As far as my own tastes in comedy go, I pretty much bolt in the opposite direction of any comedians who think like this. Its always surprising to me how often people on both sides of these arguments say things like "its a comedian's job to test boundaries" as if its a truism, and I guess tons of people agree with that and want that from their comedy, but i just do not relate to that at all and never have. There are good comedians who do that, but to me it sounds the same as saying "its a films job to reflect reality" or w/e... like yeah it can be, but there are so many other approaches available. Of the many ways comedy and its place in culture has changed over the last bunch of years, one of the weirdest to me has been the hard swing towards difficult/introspective comedy that "addresses" things being considered the highest form of the art.

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Thursday, 19 September 2019 00:13 (two hours ago) link

you know what is good comedy? those Bob Newhart one sided phone conversations

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 19 September 2019 00:27 (two hours ago) link

I don't think the idea is that you must do that, I think the idea is that you should be *able* to do that.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 19 September 2019 00:37 (two hours ago) link

At any rate, the SNL thread is clearly the most appropriate venue for discussing the pros and cons of confrontational, boundary-pushing comedy.

Welcome To My Lifemare (Old Lunch), Thursday, 19 September 2019 02:46 (twenty-two minutes ago) link


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