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I Love Stand Up Comedy

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    Going to see Jay Mohr soon.

    Haven't seen his stand up. My husband says he's funny on the radio.
    seaglass72 seaglass72 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I Play Football On The Football Field, With..... A Football...

    This guy Bob nelson, I don't think made it very big, he did have an HBO special back in the 80's but the first time I had ever heard of him was on a Rodney Dangerfield special from that same time period. This skit cracks me up every single time I watch it, if he wasn't good...
    AnonymouslyWritten AnonymouslyWritten 41-45, M 7 Responses Nov 16, 2010

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    Welcome To My Violent World!

    As someone who has performed stand-up comedy routines in clubs and pubs around Australia over the last 20 years, it does my heart good to see that this group has lots of members. A stand-up comedy club is one of the most dangerous working environments on earth. For a...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 4 Responses Nov 19, 2009

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    So I did an open mike stand up the other day

    and I completely killed it!! My best joke of the night was the Rosetta Stone joke I did. It plays a little something like this.... "So I got a new app on my phone, I don't really remember the name of it, but basically what it is, it's a language tutor app. It offers Spanish for...
    Cigarettegirl91 Cigarettegirl91 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I love watching stand up comedy,

    some of my favourite comedians would probably be childish gambino (Donald Glover), Michael McIntyre, Russel Howard, Eddie murphey in 'Raw' and so on lol a mixture of British and American comedians, but yeah I love a good laugh :)
    PandaLovee PandaLovee 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    Lived In A Small Town...

    and they turned one of the bars into a comedy club. This was back in late 70's! Anyway it became the thing to do and in all honesty there was not alot to choose from. So the comedians would cycle through and some would be good and some would so but there was no one you would...
    osb57 osb57 51-55, M 5 Responses Apr 19, 2011

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    DefineLines DefineLines 18-21, M Feb 2

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    dl hughley is by far one oft favorites.

    But Eddie Murphy is my favorite on his standup routine.
    blewis1766 blewis1766 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Indianiam Indianiam 22-25, M Mar 28

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    Has anyone else tried open mic night?

    No not "open mike" night you sick bastids. I would like to try I assure you I am much funnier than the "open mike" joke. And besides Mike doesn't do that anymore at night. Just for brunch. :)
    SaccoVanzetti SaccoVanzetti 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Steve Martin's 5 Christmas Wishes

    This thing still cracks me up.  Loses a bit without the video but just imaging Martin sitting on an overstuffed chair next to a fireplace. Christmas tree in the background and stocking hung on the mantle.  
    AlDemone AlDemone 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 16, 2011

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    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Feb 2

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    Comedy...Yeeeees..

    Kevin Hart, Dave Chapelle, Louie C.K., Aziz Ansari and so many others ...
    TitaniaWannabe TitaniaWannabe 13-15, F Nov 11, 2013

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    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Feb 2

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    I Have Always Liked Observational Humor

    the comedians that manage to think about everyday things in that random and obscure way always seem to make me laugh. R.I.P. mitch hedberg.
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 19, 2011

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    I love love love john mulaney,

    aziz ansari, Kevin hart, and Dane cook.
    poppagee poppagee 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 27

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    I've never been to a stand up comedy

    but I have seen some on tv. I've watched funny comedians. There's this one show called Gotham Comedy I think it's hilarious.
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F Jan 12

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    ichooselife ichooselife 36-40, F Aug 3, 2010

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    April's Comedy Hour On Youtube Now!!!!

    The Number One Most Watched Comedy On Youtube Is April's Comedy Hour Don't Miss A Single Moment On April's Videos Of Her Act On Comedy Hour On Youtube Now She'll Make You Laugh So Hard That You'll Pee In Your Pants Just Watching Her Videos!!! So Go Now On Youtube To Watch April's...
    pril87 pril87 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2012

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    Dave Chappelle

    I saw my first stand up comedy show my junior year of college, and it was Dave Chappelle. He was great extreemly funny, and added a lot of improve by roasting on the town my university was in. After that I went to a lot of stand up comedy shows, believe it or not for the single...
    siggy10 siggy10 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 7, 2012

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    Earthquake, one of the Best Comedians out there,

    check him out if you have not
    Zamowell Zamowell 18-21, M Sep 27

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    Love Love Love Stand Up Comedy

    A good stand up comedian is my instant remedy when I'm feeling low. There are many I'm into but Bill Hicks has been my absolute favourite for years now. I also love George Carlin and have seen all his routines. I recently discovered (or found out about, rather) Joe Rogan. He's...
    Smokeandpencils Smokeandpencils 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    Comedy is so necessary.

    Too keep my sunny disposition, I usually play something like Mad TV in the background to my internet escapades. Where has Mad TV gone!? It use to marathon all day. Stand Up is a nice replacement though. Any improv is great, really and I salute all those funny enough to make...
    malefika malefika 26-30, F Feb 25

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    I Love To Laugh

    i love stand up comedy because the people up there are smart enough to come up with new jokes and they are brave enough to tell them in front of a crowd of people. i can think of no better way to spend and evening then having a good laugh :)
    justjoni justjoni 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 12, 2012

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    Bluestarrr Bluestarrr 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Some Favorites:

    Carl Baron, Arj Barker, Eddie Murphy, Fiona O'Lochlin, Ricky Gervais, Russel Brand, Russel Howard, Chris Rock, just a few that come to mind.
    orderedchaos orderedchaos 22-25, M Nov 4, 2013

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    My Bucket List

    I did it! I did a stand up routine. The audience laughed out loud. The dude with the key to the door gave me a high five when I walked off the stage. How cool was that?I want to do it again some day.
    nothingfollows nothingfollows 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 8, 2013

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    Stand-up Comedy is probably the thing

    that makes me who I am. I don't think I could ever think of my life without it. I want to become a Comedian and make people laugh and feel good. I hope people here can understand that.
    Comedian94 Comedian94 18-21, M Mar 8

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    AnonymouslyWritten AnonymouslyWritten 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 20, 2010

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    You know I think I've been living under a rock

    for the last 20 years. I can't believe I've never seen Russell Peters. I was fortunate enough to catch his show tonight and am now a big fan. He is Canadian but of Indian descent and now lives in the US. His show doesn't feel like a typical comedy act. It was more like a...
    LivefortheWeekend LivefortheWeekend 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 19

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    Saw Pablo Francisco The Other Night

    Pablo had me doubled over in that can't-breathe kind of laughter. You don't get the full effect unless you see him live - go if you get the chance!
    kiuz645 kiuz645 31-35, M Dec 19, 2010

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    It's a tough gig. If you've ever had to give a

    presentation to other people you'll know! But there are loads of good guys out there. Andrew Lawrence,Shappi Khorsandi,Steve Hughes,lots of em!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 19

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    I love stand up comedians.

    I would love to have the courage to try a routine just once. Jim Gaffigan is has become one of my favorites.
    newlifeforme73 newlifeforme73 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    Soon I'm gonna be a stand up comedian.

    My girlfriend and I are running away together so since we'll need an income I will be doing stand up. I'm only 15 so I can't really get a job yet. I'm a storyteller. I have been inspired by stand ups such as Gabriel Iglesias and Louis C. K. Before my depression and my parents...
    Rebent1101 Rebent1101 13-15, M Apr 7

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    He Does Not Miss A Beat...

    More Bob Nelson, a little older, a little balder but still, he never misses a beat. See if you can keep up... Enjoy!
    AnonymouslyWritten AnonymouslyWritten 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 19, 2010

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    Comedy

    i love to laugh. it brings enjoyment to that moment and stand up comedy does that.  my favs are gabriel iglesias and katt williams so far.  When im having a bad day,  the laughter cheers me up.
    mr141149 mr141149 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 13, 2012

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    Just did my first set

    and it went swimmingly! So that's awesome in lay man's terms. It was at the Joint coffee bar in North Little Rock. I'm an Arkansasan.
    notuh notuh 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    Went to my first show the other night,

    and it was so much fun. I am definitely going more often!
    Lea109 Lea109 22-25, F Apr 12

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    HeartofHearts HeartofHearts 31-35 1 Response Oct 8, 2010

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    I'm really getting into stand up atm.

    I've seen Rich Hall from live at the Apollo and he was amazing. As well as this, Eddie Murphy delirious is just amazing if you haven't seen it i'd deffo recommend it. Russel Peters is amazing and Sarah Milican if you haven't seen her she's worth it. The other day I watch Lisa...
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    They Were The Greatest

    There've been so very many comedians who I've loved over the years. When I was just a little girl I used to listen to my parents' Alan Sherman record over and over as he did "Camp Grenada" ("Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah"), Alan King, Professor Irwin Corey, I NEVER missed Abbot...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F Dec 3, 2011

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    My favourite British comedy is on the buses. Id like to know yours
    Dotty73 Dotty73 41-45, F 16 Responses Sep 30