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I Love Stand Up Comedy

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    I'm preparing to go to a comedy roast session tonight. I live in South Africa and tonight a couple of our countries best comedians will be roasting South Africa's favourite China, Barry Hilton. They're calling it A Grilling of a Lifetime. It's going down at what I've heard to be...
    luanalouw luanalouw 22-25, F Aug 13, 2013

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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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    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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    AnonymouslyWritten AnonymouslyWritten 41-45, M 6 Responses Dec 20, 2010

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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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    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, 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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    ichooselife ichooselife 36-40, F Aug 3, 2010

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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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    Snap, Crackle, Mitch

    I love Mitch Hedberg. Miss that dude, too.
    BlueEyedGeekery BlueEyedGeekery 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 26, 2013

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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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    AnonymouslyWritten AnonymouslyWritten 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 20, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 14, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    My Top 5

    Has to be Lenny Bruce, Mitch Hedberg, Richard Pryor, Bill Hicks, and George Carlin. Wow, I just noticed that they are all dead. Had the pleasure to see Pryor and Carlin live. What sets these apart from all the rest is their relevancy, intelligence, brilliance, and their ground...
    AlDemone AlDemone 51-55, M Oct 25, 2011

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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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    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 23 hrs ago

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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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    Stand Up Comedy Legends #1

    Going to make a bunch of stories about my favorite stand up comedians. The first one of this series is Bill Hicks. Born december 16,1961 and like so many rock-stars he died to young. At the age of 32 the world lost a genius do to Pancreatic cancer on February 26,1994...
    TadaAsatoorian TadaAsatoorian 22-25, M May 22, 2013

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    Sharing The Funny

    Some one just shared this with me and I loved it so I'm sharing it with you all .If you are easily offended , religious or have no sense of humour , don't watch .
    certifiable certifiable 70+, F Feb 21, 2013

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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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    Ricky Gervais

    I love it when People Can laugh at themselves, and how Ricky Gervais tested half Of the Holywoodcrowd at the Golden Globes a couple of years ago was amazing! :-)
    4everjoyful 4everjoyful 31-35, F Oct 24, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Too Many To Name

    I enjoy stand-up from so many different kinds of people, and it's good to be able to laugh at all aspects of life. The most unique comedian I've listened to is probably Dan Cummins, because his jokes are so odd and sometimes morbid. "I've thought of a way to both end homelessness...
    BitterHell BitterHell 16-17, F Jan 28, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    DBsw1990 DBsw1990 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 19

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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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    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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    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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    DefineLines DefineLines 18-21, M Feb 2

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    I Really Wanna Do Stand Up Comedy.

    I really wanna do a stand up.But not sure how to start or how to go about it.I've kind of already got a few jokes writtin,but that's about it.Any idea's about how to go about it?and advice would be really great,thanks in advance.
    todaystheday101 todaystheday101 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 14, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    "poor Lil' Tink Tink"

    Gotta love that Katt. Kudos to all stand up comedians. Much love to every one of you. It takes a lot to get onstage. Let alone make people laugh. Especially to the point of rocking back and forth in your seat With your cheeks hurting and your gums getting dry.
    HootieHoo HootieHoo 18-21, F Oct 28, 2012

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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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    Related Experiences

    Or any obvious comedy at all...i like a comedy with a story or drama behind it. I can't sit down and watch some guy make jokes or watch an episode of a funny episode...i end up...
    suziewuzie suziewuzie 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago