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(Chicago Trib)   Chris Rock says the current generation of comedians just aren't all that funny. Not clear if his remarks came just after leaving a Dane Cook or Carlos Mencia live show   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 244
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2012-12-06 12:36:08 PM  
I'm Dane Cook! I'm Dane Cook and I'm a comedian! *runs to other end of stage* I'm Dane Cook!

*arched eyebrow*

whoaaaaaaaaaa. I'm Dane Cook! I'm Dane Cook and I think those people in Aurora were so bored by 'Batman' that they said, "can someone just shoot me already?"

*crouch*

I'm Dane Cook at that was edgy!

*spins in circle*

I'm Dane Cook!
 
2012-12-06 12:41:42 PM  
I have never actually seen Dane Cook and I am not sure who he is.

He must suck because everybody says so. Good enough for me.
 
2012-12-06 12:42:00 PM  
So who, if anyone, can make every audience laugh out loud? Only a famous few.

"Seinfeld can work any crowd. Ellen can work any crowd. Lopez can work any crowd," he concludes. "And a few more, but the rest of them are just situational comics."


Wow he doesn't name CK, his former writer and consensus best comedian working right now? Anyways though, Rock is right about this. There are some great comics today but very few icons. Especially because I think if someone was "super star funny" and working at clubs, they would get an even bigger push today than those old guys got back then so it's really inexcusable.
 
2012-12-06 12:44:45 PM  
rickythepenguin:I'm Dane Cook! I'm Dane Cook and I'm a comedian! *runs to other end of stage* I'm Dane Cook!

Just last night, I actually heard a bit on the radio from Dane Cook that I enjoyed. I knew it was him and I still liked it. Something about being too old to go to clubs.

I'm a Maria Bamford fan these days. She's on the very edge of unstable and I love it.
 
2012-12-06 12:48:11 PM  

azmoviez: I'm a Maria Bamford fan these days. She's on the very edge of unstable and I love it.



she was on either Marc Maron or Nerdist last week. you should check it out if you like her.

she's not really my cup of tea. she's ok but the "i'm nutty, look at how nutty i am, ahahaha, i'm the hot nutty chick" shtick seems kinda.....yeah. "edge of unstable" is a good way to put it.

no spoilers (podcasts can have spoilers?) but you should really check the podcast out. interesting.
 
2012-12-06 12:49:04 PM  

SnakeLee: So who, if anyone, can make every audience laugh out loud? Only a famous few.

"Seinfeld can work any crowd. Ellen can work any crowd. Lopez can work any crowd," he concludes. "And a few more, but the rest of them are just situational comics."


Wow he doesn't name CK, his former writer and consensus best comedian working right now? Anyways though, Rock is right about this. There are some great comics today but very few icons. Especially because I think if someone was "super star funny" and working at clubs, they would get an even bigger push today than those old guys got back then so it's really inexcusable.


Louis Ck is this generations Bill Hicks, funny as hell, but a little TOO edgy to ever really become a mega-star
 
2012-12-06 12:50:13 PM  
Louis CK
Jim Gaffigan 
Joe Rogan
Brian Posehn 
Hannibal Buress 
 
/All off the top of my head
 
2012-12-06 12:52:20 PM  
No problem with this headline.

Dane Cook is this generation's Robin Williams; lots of energy with nothing to say.
 
2012-12-06 12:56:12 PM  

azmoviez: I'm a Maria Bamford fan these days. She's on the very edge of unstable and I love it.


Louis CK is amazing, of course. I like most of the "Comedians of Comedy" crowd: Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Brain Posehn, Dana Gould, David Cross, Eugene Mirman, etc. I never get tired of Norm MacDonald and Kevin Nealon. Steve Byrne is fantastic but apparently is now doomed to a life of crappy TBS sitcom. Oh, and Bo Burnham.
 
2012-12-06 12:57:31 PM  

downstairs: Joe Rogan



i saw him recently.....pretty good set but the PA system was screwing up and at one point, he kinda went off on the club. he mentioned it on his podcast recently. "standup live in phoenix is a great room, a fantastic room....but we did a show there and they kept farking up the PA system. they gotta get taht fixed before i go back!"
 
2012-12-06 12:57:32 PM  
Kevin Hart is a funny motherfarker.
 
2012-12-06 12:58:45 PM  
"Women be shopping"
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

/ Why Chris Rock is considered funny?
 
2012-12-06 01:00:57 PM  

rickythepenguin: I'm Dane Cook! I'm Dane Cook and I'm a comedian! *runs to other end of stage* I'm Dane Cook!

*arched eyebrow*

whoaaaaaaaaaa. I'm Dane Cook! I'm Dane Cook and I think those people in Aurora were so bored by 'Batman' that they said, "can someone just shoot me already?"

*crouch*

I'm Dane Cook at that was edgy!

*spins in circle*

I'm Dane Cook!


Anthony Jeselnik Impersonates Dane Cook

He does a damn good job too. Jeselnik is a pretty good comedian.

And as much as the FARK brigade loves to hate on him and his show, Daniel Tosh does a great stand-up. Went to see it about a year ago and was crying laughing the whole time.
 
2012-12-06 01:01:09 PM  

downstairs: Brian Posehn


This is both unlistenable and amazing at the same time

Link
 
2012-12-06 01:08:26 PM  

Magorn: Louis Ck is this generations Bill Hicks, funny as hell, but a little TOO edgy to ever really become a mega-star


His multiple -Emmy winning TV show and sold out concert tours might disagree with that sentiment.

Hicks was edgy but Louie is more accessible and relatable. He doesn't insult groups of people (Christians, basically,) the way Hicks did and is more self-deprecating and personal a comic.

Love them both, but I see Louie as heading into the Carlin realm more than Hicks.
 
2012-12-06 01:09:40 PM  
I love Jay Mohr.
 
2012-12-06 01:10:17 PM  

rickythepenguin: I love Jay Mohr.


After what he did to Nikki Cox? No way.
 
2012-12-06 01:12:40 PM  

downstairs: Louis CK
Jim Gaffigan 
Joe Rogan
Brian Posehn 
Hannibal Buress 
 
/All off the top of my head


Stephen Lynch is still writing funny songs.
 
2012-12-06 01:12:43 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: After what he did to Nikki Cox? No way.



uh....what?
 
2012-12-06 01:13:38 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Hicks was edgy but Louie is more accessible and relatable. He doesn't insult groups of people (Christians, basically,) the way Hicks did and is more self-deprecating and personal a comic.


You sure about that? Link
 
2012-12-06 01:15:49 PM  
Aw, c'mon. Dan Cook isn't THAT bad.

He's just too famous for his level of talent. Therefore, people hate on him more than he deserves.

If Cook were just a semi-famous, occasional 1/2 special on Comedy Central kind of comic, no one would complain about him.
 
2012-12-06 01:18:26 PM  
I think what he means is that there aren't any funny black comedians.
 
2012-12-06 01:19:42 PM  
img.photobucket.com

/Obligatory
 
2012-12-06 01:19:56 PM  
i0.kym-cdn.com
i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-12-06 01:20:57 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: rickythepenguin: I love Jay Mohr.

After what he did to Nikki Cox? No way.


Hah! Nice volley.
 
2012-12-06 01:21:29 PM  

SnakeLee: AdolfOliverPanties: Hicks was edgy but Louie is more accessible and relatable. He doesn't insult groups of people (Christians, basically,) the way Hicks did and is more self-deprecating and personal a comic.

You sure about that? Link


It's not a cornerstone of his act. Most of his act is about himself, his kids...shiat like that. Hicks railed angrily about Christians, advertising, politicians etc...in a way that Louie doesn't.

Louie is vulgar and talks about shiat that might alienate some people, but he never seems angry or mean. Hicks did.
 
2012-12-06 01:23:18 PM  

doczoidberg: If Cook were just a semi-famous, occasional 1/2 special on Comedy Central kind of comic, no one would complain about him.


No. Before he ever got famous and was still a scrawny douche, I remember his very first 30 minute special. The one where he wore a black wife beater and crawled around on stage making noises. It was dreadful but any standard, famous, semi-famous or utterly unknown.
 
2012-12-06 01:29:45 PM  

kronicfeld: The one where he wore a black wife beater and crawled around on stage making noises.



I'm Dane Cook! I'm wearing a black wifebeater! I'm ironic! I'm Dane Cook! Now I'm crawling on the stage, making noises! I'm Dane Cook! Now I'm making a funny face!
 
2012-12-06 01:37:44 PM  

GAT_00: downstairs: Louis CK
Jim Gaffigan 
Joe Rogan
Brian Posehn 
Hannibal Buress 
 
/All off the top of my head

Stephen Lynch is still writing funny songs.


All the above plus:

Alonzo Bodden
Patton Oswalt
Maria Bamford
Aziz Ansari
Bill Burr
Mike Birbiglia
 
2012-12-06 01:41:19 PM  

rickythepenguin: kronicfeld: The one where he wore a black wife beater and crawled around on stage making noises.


I'm Dane Cook! I'm wearing a black wifebeater! I'm ironic! I'm Dane Cook! Now I'm crawling on the stage, making noises! I'm Dane Cook! Now I'm making a funny face!


In the immortal words of Peter Griffin I dislike Dane Cook because he insists upon himself. I remember just as he was becoming famous he was doing all those Fox World series promos that just oozed with a subtext of "I'm a major f***ing star, and everything I say is edgy and and cool, and SO now. You don't know who I am? Just shoot yourself, gramps"
 
2012-12-06 01:44:06 PM  

brigid_fitch: GAT_00: downstairs: Louis CK
Jim Gaffigan 
Joe Rogan
Brian Posehn 
Hannibal Buress 
 
/All off the top of my head

Stephen Lynch is still writing funny songs.

All the above plus:

Alonzo Bodden
Patton Oswalt
Maria Bamford
Aziz Ansari
Bill Burr
Mike Birbiglia


Rob Delaney
Amy Schumer
Patrice O'Neal (R.I.P.) - His material will be "discovered" for the next decade.
 
2012-12-06 02:04:58 PM  

brigid_fitch: Mike Birbiglia


Yes. He opened for Jon Stewart about six years ago and completely stole the show.
 
2012-12-06 02:06:37 PM  

scottydoesntknow: And as much as the FARK brigade loves to hate on him and his show, Daniel Tosh does a great stand-up. Went to see it about a year ago and was crying laughing the whole time.


Tosh is hilarious, and I like the show.

However, it doesn't need to be on 20 times a day.
 
2012-12-06 02:09:09 PM  
Magorn: I remember just as he was becoming famous he was doing all those Fox World series promos that just oozed with a subtext of "I'm a major f***ing star, and everything I say is edgy and and cool, and SO now. You don't know who I am? Just shoot yourself, gramps"

Which is EXACTLY why I don't like Daniel Tosh.
 
2012-12-06 02:22:32 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Louie is vulgar and talks about shiat that might alienate some people, but he never seems angry or mean. Hicks did.


Have you ever seen his meltdown in Chicago? Oh man, he's off the rails on that one.

LOOK AT ME! I'M A F*CKING C*NT! I CAN YELL AT THE PERFORMER!

It just gets worse from there.
 
2012-12-06 02:54:11 PM  

This is a late parrot: I have never actually seen Dane Cook and I am not sure who he is.

He must suck because everybody says so. Good enough for me.


Chicks dig him because he's decent-looking.
 
2012-12-06 02:58:22 PM  
Really subby? Mencia and Cook haven't been relevant in at least 4 years. Get with it.
 
2012-12-06 03:00:10 PM  

R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: Really subby? Mencia and Cook haven't been relevant in at least 4 years. Get with it.


Mencia did open up a restaurant...well technically he bought out a restaurant chain and made it his. Has some of the absolutely worst reviews imaginable too.
 
2012-12-06 03:00:39 PM  
Wait, How did chris rock manage to attend his own show?
 
2012-12-06 03:00:45 PM  
chris rock?
whos stand up is just black and white jokes?
pot calling kettle black. lol black joke
 
2012-12-06 03:00:47 PM  
For anyone who hates Dane Cook, you owe it to yourself to watch his performance in "Mr. Brooks".

I like Patton Oswalt... especially when he's saying mean and accurate things to people.
 
2012-12-06 03:02:10 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: SnakeLee: AdolfOliverPanties: Hicks was edgy but Louie is more accessible and relatable. He doesn't insult groups of people (Christians, basically,) the way Hicks did and is more self-deprecating and personal a comic.

You sure about that? Link

It's not a cornerstone of his act. Most of his act is about himself, his kids...shiat like that. Hicks railed angrily about Christians, advertising, politicians etc...in a way that Louie doesn't.

Louie is vulgar and talks about shiat that might alienate some people, but he never seems angry or mean. Hicks did.


I know this draws out the Hicks defenders, but I think if Hicks had lived, he'd be a major truther, like appearing in Youtube vids and everything.
 
2012-12-06 03:02:26 PM  

CastorTroy: Patrice O'Neal (R.I.P.) - His material will be "discovered" for the next decade.


This
Patrice was a funny motherfarker.
 
2012-12-06 03:04:13 PM  

Sgt Otter: /Obligatory


What a perfect backpfeifengesicht.
 
2012-12-06 03:05:09 PM  
stand up comedy is pretty tough to do well. i doubt any generation had very many 'greats' at any one time.

/ i'd say louis ck is one of the current 'greats'
 
2012-12-06 03:06:00 PM  
Rob Delaney is my favorite comedian right now. His twitter is what makes twitter all worth it.

For pure stand up I give the edge to Louis CK though.
 
2012-12-06 03:08:35 PM  

downstairs: Louis CK
Jim Gaffigan 
Joe Rogan
Brian Posehn 
Hannibal Buress 
 
/All off the top of my head


Gonna assume Joe Rogan's inclusion in there was a typo. He's like a modern day, somehow dumber and even less funny, Bill Hicks wanna-be.
 
2012-12-06 03:09:36 PM  
See, thing about Chris Rock is, you know what he'll say, 'cos he says it a bunch of times. He makes a lot of funny points, I'm not gonna act like I haven't held my sides at some of his material, but once you watch one of his specials repeatedly, it becomes virtually call and response. You know what he'll say...'cos he says it a bunch of times. Who caught that HBO special, where he was doing the same material in 3 separate shows? I'm not expecting him to improv every time he takes the stage, but every time, the same material is almost beat for beat, word for word similar. The crowd, unassuming, is drawn in to the rhythm of his material, like it's more a song than a comedy bit, with all the refrains. You know what he'll say...'cos he says it...a bunch...of times.
 
2012-12-06 03:10:17 PM  

FunkOut: For anyone who hates Dane Cook, you owe it to yourself to watch his performance in "Mr. Brooks".


I'll give him that one.
 
2012-12-06 03:10:20 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Mencia did open up a restaurant...well technically he bought out a restaurant chain and made it his. Has some of the absolutely worst reviews imaginable too.


But how is his restaurant?
 
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