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(Upworthy)   Comedian gives a nine minute routine without a single laugh, and without a single dry eye   (upworthy.com) divider line 79
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2012-09-30 04:37:05 PM

DicksWii: As a father who has lost a daughter as well, i want to give that guy a hug, and then go out for a few hard drinks.

/sad story bro


*bro hugs* :(
 
2012-09-30 04:46:27 PM

MikeSass: First of all,

Linux_Yes: Freedom's just another word
for nothing left to lose.

--janus joplin

You should be taken out front and tarred&feathered in public. Then you should be tied to a tree and have little children throw things at you their way to school every day. If you don't know how to spell something, write something else. Otherwise you will look twice the moron you actually are.

Secondly, a big "Fark you" to you, subby. That is not a comedian. Comedian may have been his current job title, but that is not what he is doing in that (ancient, btw) video. In that video he is a very sad man with huge mental issues, doing everything but comedy. He is a tragedian, if you will. So I place you in the same category I place submitters who say "smoking hot chick" in articles which turn out to be about women who look like 105 year old death warmed over.. Namely the "asshole" category.



Link


SFW
 
2012-09-30 05:05:05 PM

MikeSass: First of all,

Linux_Yes: Freedom's just another word
for nothing left to lose.

--janus joplin

You should be taken out front and tarred&feathered in public. Then you should be tied to a tree and have little children throw things at you their way to school every day. If you don't know how to spell something, write something else. Otherwise you will look twice the moron you actually are.

Secondly, a big "Fark you" to you, subby. That is not a comedian. Comedian may have been his current job title, but that is not what he is doing in that (ancient, btw) video. In that video he is a very sad man with huge mental issues, doing everything but comedy. He is a tragedian, if you will. So I place you in the same category I place submitters who say "smoking hot chick" in articles which turn out to be about women who look like 105 year old death warmed over.. Namely the "asshole" category.


The credits at the end said he was speaking at an organization dedicated to the craft of storytelling. The audience wasn't expecting a comedy set.

He appeared on Carson 3 times, even while his daughter was dying, so that makes him plenty qualified to call himself a comedian.
 
2012-09-30 05:05:46 PM
i thought he was gonna break into one of these in the middle.....

Link
 
2012-09-30 05:07:07 PM
"So I said to the doctor, all this stress is giving me migraines. And he goes, " what about your gains?"

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/sorry... saw this when it was posted last week. Don't want to watch it again, cause it is a pretty tragic story.
 
2012-09-30 05:41:21 PM

Relatively Obscure: Already saw that. No way I'm doing it again, yo.


This. Ugh.
 
2012-09-30 05:48:29 PM
Sure helped get that dust out of my eye.

/glad my boy is still with me.
 
2012-09-30 07:02:56 PM
Okay, turning off the computer right now... and off to play Barbies with my 18 month old.

fark cancer, fark anything that takes little kids before their time.
 
2012-09-30 07:13:49 PM
Devastating.

Parents lose young children every day but most of them don't have to go out and make people laugh while they watch their child fade away. That's an extra brutal twist of the knife that was buried in his guts. I don't blame that man for not being over that 13 years later.
 
2012-09-30 07:20:16 PM
Bolo78


Devastating.

Parents lose young children every day but most of them don't have to go out and make people laugh while they watch their child fade away. That's an extra brutal twist of the knife that was buried in his guts. I don't blame that man for not being over that 13 years later.


What? I thought he kept saying "1990", not "1999". weird.
 
2012-09-30 07:51:00 PM
I'd be downright pissed if I went to a comedy festival and this guy got up and told that story. There's a time and place for everything and a comedy festival is not the time and place for this.

beakerxf: The credits at the end said he was speaking at an organization dedicated to the craft of storytelling. The audience wasn't expecting a comedy set.


he title at the beginning said "The following story was filmed live at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen on February 28, 2003."
 
2012-09-30 08:22:47 PM

calbert: I don't get it.


That's because, at the end, he forgot to say "The Aristocrats."
 
2012-09-30 08:25:56 PM

Gilligann: well that wasnt very funny


I know, he only got 1 applause break!
 
2012-09-30 09:11:44 PM

KidneyStone: I'd be downright pissed if I went to a comedy festival and this guy got up and told that story. There's a time and place for everything and a comedy festival is not the time and place for this.

beakerxf: The credits at the end said he was speaking at an organization dedicated to the craft of storytelling. The audience wasn't expecting a comedy set.

he title at the beginning said "The following story was filmed live at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen on February 28, 2003."


So does this oneLink. Another comedian, also the Aspen Comedy festival, also a sad story and another "theme of the night was....". Most telling, is that neither audience boos and heckles them for not being funny.

On Anthony Griffith's website, his bio said he was "Invited to participate in "The Moth" story-telling festival in Aspen, Co. several years ago,"
 
2012-09-30 10:05:44 PM

beakerxf: KidneyStone: I'd be downright pissed if I went to a comedy festival and this guy got up and told that story. There's a time and place for everything and a comedy festival is not the time and place for this.

beakerxf: The credits at the end said he was speaking at an organization dedicated to the craft of storytelling. The audience wasn't expecting a comedy set.

he title at the beginning said "The following story was filmed live at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen on February 28, 2003."

So does this oneLink. Another comedian, also the Aspen Comedy festival, also a sad story and another "theme of the night was....". Most telling, is that neither audience boos and heckles them for not being funny.

On Anthony Griffith's website, his bio said he was "Invited to participate in "The Moth" story-telling festival in Aspen, Co. several years ago,"



they say that great comedy comes from great tragedy.
indeed, this is a "Monologue", not a "routine"
 
2012-09-30 10:19:46 PM
That was difficult, but not impossible, to masturbate to.
 
2012-09-30 10:36:27 PM
I went to sleep, and Jim didn't call me when it was my turn to steer. He did that pretty often. When I woke up at daybreak, he was sitting there with his head down between his knees, moaning and crying to himself. I pretended not to notice. I knew what it was all about. He was thinking about his wife and his children back upriver, and he was feeling miserable and homesick. He'd never been away from home before in his life, and I believe he cared just as much about his family as white folks do for theirs. It doesn't seem natural that he would, but I guess it's so. He was often moaning and crying like that at night when he thought I was asleep. He'd say things like, "Poor little 'Lizabeth! Poor little Johnny! It's mighty hard. I expect I won't ever get to see you anymore. Not any more!" He was a good negro, Jim.
 
2012-09-30 11:01:38 PM
Sad to see that he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, according to his website.
 
2012-09-30 11:44:48 PM

ModernLuddite: That was difficult, but not impossible, to masturbate to.


Sadly, I laughed.

+1, sir.
 
2012-10-01 12:06:06 AM

DicksWii: As a father who has lost a daughter as well, i want to give that guy a hug, and then go out for a few hard drinks.

/sad story bro


My heartfelt condolences. I can't imagine what that must be like. *hugs*
 
2012-10-01 12:31:27 AM
Ever see that episode of Tales From the Crypt where the comedian goes to hell & he can only get applause breaks when he tells stories about family members dying?

Art imitating life?
 
2012-10-01 12:41:18 AM
Turned it off when he said therapists are reserved for rich white people.

Racist.
 
2012-10-01 01:19:40 AM

timharrod: He is Pagliacci.


Good joke.
 
2012-10-01 01:26:26 AM
I have no words...
 
2012-10-01 02:57:55 AM

douchebag/hater: Turned it off when he said therapists are reserved for rich white people.

Racist.


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If the latter, he's just referring to an unfortunate facet of Black American culture. I would love to get into how this is actually a class issue instead of a race issue, but.... nah

If the former, that's a pretty nice attempt at rustling some jimmies
 
2012-10-01 11:21:06 AM
Watched this last week, can't watch it again.

Lost one of my brothers and nearly lost my wife. Watching her laying in the hospital on a respirator and not being able to do a got damned thing to help her nearly drove me out of my mind.


/Thankfully I had found Fark by then.
//This place kept me sane
//Can't decide if that's sad or funny.
 
2012-10-01 12:09:21 PM

Mind of the North Star: douchebag/hater: Turned it off when he said therapists are reserved for rich white people.

Racist.

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If the latter, he's just referring to an unfortunate facet of Black American culture. I would love to get into how this is actually a class issue instead of a race issue, but.... nah

If the former, that's a pretty nice attempt at rustling some jimmies


so it's ok to talk about other unfortunate facets of black american culture now, or is that still racist?
 
2012-10-02 10:20:48 AM
I came here for laughs... wtf is this shiat? I'm not watching this...
 
2012-10-03 02:05:57 AM

Maul555: I came here for laughs... wtf is this shiat? I'm not watching this...


dont let the door hit you on the way out

(kicks door to hit maul on way out)
 
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