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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 9:24:52 PM  
32 votes:
Everyone laughed when I told them I wanted to try stand up comedy.  Well, they're not laughing anymore.
 
2022-09-27 5:09:41 AM  
8 votes:
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.
 
2022-09-27 8:20:46 AM  
7 votes:
I don't know. His hard swing to the right in his later years turned a lot of people off.

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2022-09-26 9:12:42 PM  
6 votes:
Make sure your jokes age well. Be posthumorous, if you will.
 
2022-09-27 12:14:48 AM  
6 votes:

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.


I was also told you can't say "Merry Christmas" anymore either.
 
2022-09-27 12:45:38 AM  
6 votes:
"Rat shiat Bat shiat Dirty Old Twat. 69 Assholes Tied in a Knot. Hooray! Lizard shiat! fark!"
 
2022-09-26 9:40:54 PM  
5 votes:
S, P, F, C, CSr, MFr, and T

/oblig
 
2022-09-27 1:29:30 AM  
4 votes:

The_Sponge: I was fortunate enough to see him perform in Vegas back in 2002.  And thanks to a friend's connections, we were in the first five rows, IIRC.

Good times indeed.

I still remember how he told some jokes about airport security...."Did you pack these bags yourself?"

That was 8 months before 9/11.


Whoops...I saw him in January 2001...not 2002.
 
2022-09-27 1:55:19 AM  
3 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.
 
2022-09-27 2:01:29 AM  
3 votes:
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2022-09-27 11:39:59 AM  
3 votes:

Badmoodman: The secret to posthumous success in standup comedy: 1. be relevant 2. don't be irrelevant


3.) Be dead


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2022-09-27 12:20:07 AM  
1 vote:
I was fortunate enough to see him perform in Vegas back in 2002.  And thanks to a friend's connections, we were in the first five rows, IIRC.

Good times indeed.

I still remember how he told some jokes about airport security...."Did you pack these bags yourself?"

That was 8 months before 9/11.
 
2022-09-27 12:32:05 AM  
1 vote:
 
2022-09-27 2:17:18 AM  
1 vote:

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2022-09-27 6:21:07 AM  
1 vote:

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 7:32:11 AM  
1 vote:
My favorite of his:

"I never farked a 10, but one night, I farked five twos."
 
2022-09-27 8:05:38 AM  
1 vote:

Combustion: Be funny. Don't be unfunny.


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2022-09-27 8:27:11 AM  
1 vote:
Don't work blue!
 
2022-09-27 9:47:00 AM  
1 vote:

Dadoo: 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.


It would certainly help with the pussy farts.
 
2022-09-27 7:53:37 PM  
1 vote:

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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