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(Cracked)   The secret to posthumous success in standup comedy: 1. be relevant 2. don't be irrelevant   (cracked.com) divider line
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2022-09-26 9:12:42 PM  
14 votes:
Make sure your jokes age well. Be posthumorous, if you will.
 
2022-09-27 1:55:19 AM  
11 votes:
George landed a gig as a house comic at Howard Hughes' Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas, which earned him a massive $12,500 per week (over $100,000 in 2022) for delivering clean-cut comedy to Hughes' snooty patrons. But George wasn't a caged bird, and singing wasn't quite as much fun as swearing - in 1967, George was fired for delivering an obscenity-laden monologue to that night's guests.

Immediately afterwards, George went on a long series of self-serving, tedious tirades in which he depicted himself as being the victim of 'cancel culture'.

Oh, wait. He wasn't an entitled piece of shiat. He didn't do that at all. He used it as a learning experience. He reinvented himself as a comedian and focused his attention on a new audience who understood and appreciated his empathy, his integrity and his fierce opposition to social injustice.
 
2022-09-26 9:14:48 PM  
10 votes:
The secret to posthumous success in standup comedy: 1. be relevant 2. don't be irrelevant


3.) Be dead
 
2022-09-26 9:17:09 PM  
5 votes:
Be funny. Don't be unfunny.
 
2022-09-27 12:32:05 AM  
3 votes:
 
2022-09-27 6:17:32 AM  
3 votes:
What, no love for Bill Hicks ???

"I, ah... this abortion issue in the States is dividing the country right in half. You know, and even amongst my friends - we're all highly intelligent - they're totally divided on the issue of abortion. Totally divided. Some of my friends think these pro-life people are just annoying idiots. Other of my friends think these pro-life people are evil farks. How are we gonna have a consensus? I'm torn. I try and take the broad view and think of them as evil, annoying farks."   - Seem pretty prescient to me.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/bill-hicks-10-classic-jokes-20-years-on-it-s-always-funny-until-someone-gets-hurt-then-it-s-just-hilarious-9155097.html

/ Goatboy
// Good stories about LSD trips ?
/// Hey, don't worry, don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride
 
2022-09-27 6:21:07 AM  
3 votes:

phishrace: I saw him in the early 2000's and was surprised to bump into my 14 year old nephew before the show. He knew I like Carlin and asked my sister if he could go. So she bought him and her a ticket. Carlin put on an awesome show, but I never saw my sister or nephew the rest of the show. I found out later they left soon after the show started and I knew exactly why. Carlin always started his shows with an especially dirty joke, to set the tone for the evening. On this night, he opened with:

You know what you never hear people talking about any more? Pussy farts. Why is that?

That joke sent my sister to the parking lot dragging my nephew behind her.


Your sister needs to pull the stick out of her butt. When my wife and I started having kids, we decided we'd allow them to watch R-rated movies when they turned 14. One of the first R-rated movies I watched with my oldest son (right after he turned 14) was "Heavy Metal".

/Of course, I later discovered they had a friend (their age) who was really into Pornhub. Apparently, they'd been watching that since they were about 10.
 
2022-09-27 7:53:37 PM  
3 votes:

gbv23: Some of his stuff hasn't aged well. Also he and his wife were druggy parents to their daughter.

Loved him growing up and had the recordings. HIis best stuff was just funny and silly stuff about language, not anything social or political which was pretty obvious stuff.

I'm glad he was not some sort of "anti-PC" or "anti-wokeness" type (mostly) as that stuff tends to not hold-up


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2022-09-27 12:45:38 AM  
2 votes:
"Rat shiat Bat shiat Dirty Old Twat. 69 Assholes Tied in a Knot. Hooray! Lizard shiat! fark!"
 
2022-09-27 1:31:28 AM  
2 votes:
Also, when I was 15, I went through my Dad's old record collection and listened to this gem:

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2022-09-27 7:25:14 AM  
1 vote:
I'd heard bits and pieces but really didn't get the full Carlin experience until College, my roommate had a nearly complete collection that blew my mind. I've played the more lighthearted and whimsical material (much of the first 3 albums) for my son. I think he preferred the Firesign Theater and Emo Phillips albums, a bit more zany and a lot more absurdist. Once he hits the teens though, we'll be delving a little deeper into the Carlin discography and I'm sure he'll be laughing quite hard then.
 
2022-09-27 8:20:46 AM  
1 vote:
I don't know. His hard swing to the right in his later years turned a lot of people off.

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Totally legit, trust me bro
 
2022-09-27 9:48:30 AM  
1 vote:

Mugato: I think you can say tits now. But there are words you can't say that you used to be able to, mostly racial slurs.


And oh, by the way, he did a bit on that, too.

Hasn't aged as well as the stuff we remember him for.
 
2022-09-27 12:09:33 PM  
1 vote:
Some of his stuff hasn't aged well. Also he and his wife were druggy parents to their daughter.

Loved him growing up and had the recordings. HIis best stuff was just funny and silly stuff about language, not anything social or political which was pretty obvious stuff.

I'm glad he was not some sort of "anti-PC" or "anti-wokeness" type (mostly) as that stuff tends to not hold-up
 
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