Comedy Thread

Discussion in 'Movies/Television' started by xbay, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. xbay

    xbay NBA 1st Team All Pro Staff Member

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    I was originally looking for a Netflix thread, but couldn't find one so I just made this one because I recently saw Dave Chappelle's new "Sticks and Stones" special. The audience loves it. The media hates it. So naturally, I had to see it. And well, I'm definitely with the audience.

    Also checked out Aziz Ansari's "Right Now" special which was hilarious.

    I think what I appreciated most about both was while they were wildly politically incorrect like everything comedy, the theme behind them is that they're both emotionally correct. But if you're offended easily, don't watch these specials. Because you'd essentially be the subject of the show.

    Feel free to add on with other comedy acts you've seen lately.
     
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    I saw the Chappelle special too. Very funny but man does he tread on some treacherous ground... Given what happened after his last special, he had to address the trans thing. I think he did a pretty good job of being accepting but also teasing the heck out that community... playfully. Not hating. The "I'm Chinese inside" thing made me laugh... While logically flawed (most jokes are) it was still pretty funny. Everyone has to be able to laugh at themselves.

    I watched Russell Peters recently. His perspective, being an Indian/Canadian is interesting and he makes fun of everyone. I like the bit where he speaks like every Asian nationality and really gets the sound and cadence right, has everyone laughing. He grew up hanging around Jamaicans, Filipinos, other Indians and other various Canadians so he brings a fresh perspective to that culture. He also is good turntablist/scratcher.
     
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    The Aziz Ansari one was ok. Funny, but sometimes, couldn't hear him.

    Chappelle's was incredible. He hit so many controversial points, and in some ways, it was more social commentary, but he made it hilarious. One thing i thought was funny in my head while watching it, was that 2 big topics were Michael Jacksons pedophilia and R Kelly's issues.. 2 things that were covered so many years ago on his show. Its not like it was tired commentary either, it was relevant to the current time.

    Next on my list is Bill Burr's paper tiger.

    I was supposed to go see Russell Peters in Reno recently but couldn't make it. My brother and my girlfriend are both fans. I've seen a little of him and he is funny. Looking forward to the revamp of the improv in SJ, I love getting out to the live comedy shows.
     

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