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(NYPost)   Dane Cook steals other comedians' jokes, gets thrown out of steak house after sending his steak back three times, makes diva-like demands and isn't funny   (nypost.com) divider line
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2008-04-01 8:42:42 AM  
But at least he wasn't a giant ball of suck in "Dan in Real Life"
 
2008-04-01 8:52:35 AM  
The same people who love G.W. Bush think Dane Cook is hysterical.

That's all you need to know.
 
2008-04-01 8:53:59 AM  
Thank god I'm not the only one who thinks this unfunny tool should DIAF (disappear in a flash)
 
2008-04-01 8:54:33 AM  
When you watch this guy, you're endlessly waiting for him to say something remotely funny.
 
2008-04-01 9:02:12 AM  
I worked on a movie he was in and saw his brilliant hijinx daily. Like when he pulled his pants down and showed a room full of extras his full-on asscrack. That's class.
 
2008-04-01 9:07:30 AM  
Confabulat: The same people who love G.W. Bush think Dane Cook is hysterical.

That's all you need to know.


You're proof that ignorance is bliss.
 
2008-04-01 9:12:11 AM  
Who?

/Never heard of him.
//Seriously.
 
2008-04-01 9:12:42 AM  
I'll be honest and say when I first saw Cook on a Comedy Central special I found him amusing. The Alien impersonation in particular made me laugh. It wasn't until I saw him on a couple of more shows that I realized he had very few actual jokes and his schtick mostly consisted of delivering setups (without actual punchlines) in silly voices while mugging for the audience. I'll never understand how he became one of the biggest things in stand-up today, but then I never understood the Dice phenomenon in the 80s either.
 
2008-04-01 9:16:59 AM  
Sybarite

Dice payed the role of the stereotypical guido to the extreme, which got tired quickly. Cook is just a time waster who steals most of his material, anyway.
 
2008-04-01 9:17:54 AM  
Sybarite: but then Ah never unnerstood thuh Dice phenomenon in thuh 80s either. KnowwhutImean?

It's simple. He allowed ever uneducated racist an' homophobe out there tuh feel like bein' an uneducated racist or homophobe wad'n really so much uv a negative thang as it wuz a darang an' cuttin'-edge 'spression uh humor. KnowwhutImean?
 
2008-04-01 9:18:41 AM  
and this april fools filter thing will get old very quickly.
 
2008-04-01 9:19:06 AM  
Yes, anything that involves a set of "wacky" drivetime DJs is *certainly* going to prove true today.

*facepalm*
 
2008-04-01 9:28:04 AM  
Pocket Ninja: and this april fools filter thing will get old very quickly.

And yet, it was oddly appropriate for your comment. I thought you were in character, so to speak, for a second there.
 
2008-04-01 9:35:44 AM  
Nabb1: And yet, it was oddly appropriate for your comment. I thought you were in character, so to speak, for a second there.

Oh, in that case, then yes. I certainly was.
 
2008-04-01 9:44:07 AM  
I like him.
Also, that "bracket" list of comics people find unfunny.. have they ever heard Leno's standup? He could control a whole farking room.. he was incredible. Foxworthy has a huge market and he does really well in it.. same for Mencia. I can't answer to Poundstone, but she was great back on A&E's Evening at the Improv (early 80's).. don't know much of her now.

A lot of times, comedians aren't making jokes for everyone. Just like in music.. there are different tastes/genres..so you gotta find the comedian and styles that you enjoy.

I don't expect a Dennis Miller fan to enjoy Mitch Fatel. I don't expect a Richard Lewis fan to enjoy Jim Norton.
 
2008-04-01 9:47:35 AM  
I liked Dane Cook when I first heard him; Retaliation was pretty funny. After that, not so much.
 
2008-04-01 9:51:01 AM  
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approves
 
2008-04-01 9:54:50 AM  
FTFA: And one insider on the set of the TBS World Series commercials Cook filmed last year said he demanded blocks of tickets for postseason games in return for filming the commercials for free

This sounds extremely reasonable.
 
2008-04-01 9:55:48 AM  
Mencia and Foxworthy are niche comics, Cook is just awful.
 
2008-04-01 10:05:17 AM  
Pocket Ninja: and this april fools filter thing will get old very quickly.

Only if you take yourself too seriously. Personally, I look forward to this filter every year. It lightens up the mood around here which is often way too serious.
 
2008-04-01 10:09:44 AM  
Dr.Knockboots: he was incredible.

Key word, "was". The Tonight Show gig sucked the funny right out of him.
 
2008-04-01 10:10:24 AM  
Dane Cook is ok. I'm not a fan-boy or anything but to say that Mencia or Foxworthy are better comics is just a slap in the face. Jeff Foxworthy is a tool and panders to a moronic crowd. Carlos Mencia is aggressively unfunny and is only popular because Comedy Central needed anything to fill the void that Dave Chappelle left behind (which Mencia doesn't even come close to filling).

I don't really understand all the hate for Dane Cook. He seems like a pretty average comic to me. Is it just his undeserved success?
 
2008-04-01 10:14:37 AM  
I went to Cook's HBO special taping at the fake Gahden (I was trying to get laid, cut me some slack) and I was far and away one of the oldest people out of the 32,000 tickets he sold that night.

While I did laugh at some of his stuff I was far more impressed with the fact that he is one of the first comedians to ever really figure out how to tap into the younger market on a mass scale. Other comics hate him because he figured out how to turn Myspace into a genuine marketing tool.

That being said, the next two comics I saw to erase my memory of the show were Dave Attell and Eddie Izzard.
 
2008-04-01 10:15:17 AM  
The most I can say about him is "meh". I won't go out of my way to catch his shows or movies.
 
2008-04-01 10:27:32 AM  
Mr. Coffee Nerves: the next two comics I saw to erase my memory of the show were Dave Attell and Eddie Izzard.

This. And Doug Stanhope.
 
2008-04-01 10:28:43 AM  
Every time I see this no-talent jack-ass and his little self satisfied smirk I want to get on a plane, fly to his town, find out where he lives and throw acid in his face. Writhing on the pavement in agony would be the funniest thing ive ever seen him do.
 
2008-04-01 10:31:06 AM  
Stupid damn f*cking 99x company in goddamn f*cking stupid Atlanta kicking Toucher out.

He was the only damn reason most people listened to that station from 5am to 10am and subsequently kept it on 99x the rest of the day.

I'm glad the station got tanked less than a year after he left. Serves them right for pissing him off enough so he'd leave.
 
2008-04-01 10:34:04 AM  
Confabulat: The same people who love G.W. Bush think Dane Cook is hysterical.

That's all you need to know.


tomlennon: Thank god I'm not the only one who thinks this unfunny tool should DIAF (disappear in a flash)

He is seriously unfunny.
 
2008-04-01 10:35:05 AM  
He stinks and I don't like him
 
2008-04-01 10:36:28 AM  
Flashman73: He stinks and I don't like him

Tell us more, Jimcy! What is your take on the situation? Is it muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurder?
 
2008-04-01 10:36:45 AM  
The funny thing about sending his steak back is that in Waiting he plays the chef that seriously farks up the guys food who sent it back.

Yet he chooses to send his back three times. That is just asking for them to drop it on the floor.


img1.fark.net ?
 
2008-04-01 10:39:43 AM  
Confabulat: The same people who love G.W. Bush think Dane Cook is hysterical.

That's all you need to know.


Eh. My husband loathes W, loves Dane Cook. Me, I liked his punchlines better when Louis C.K. did them.

/was dragged to see Employee of the Month
//still haven't forgiven hubby
///sangwich? DIAF
 
2008-04-01 10:42:04 AM  
thisisntnamtherearerules: The funny thing about sending his steak back is that in Waiting he plays the chef that seriously farks up the guys food who sent it back.

Yet he chooses to send his back three times. That is just asking for them to drop it on the floor.


?


Speaking as a former cook (notice I said cook and not chef) they were dropping things but it was his steak and it wasn't the floor they were dropping.
 
2008-04-01 10:45:17 AM  
You guys claim to hate him now, but most of you should admit you thought he was "hilarious" in the beginning.

It's the same reason why the cast from Last Comic Standing 2 was voted to be superior to Last Comic Standing 1 (Dat Phan was debatable however), because the second season was basically a bunch of theatrical freaks with otherwise absolutely bland material, who suckered lazy people into thinking they were funny nonetheless.

So that's the thing I noticed with a lot of TV-watching dopes: You get pulled in by the presentation and think you're being amused when really there's jack substance.
 
2008-04-01 10:46:47 AM  
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/let's see Dane's career try to last 50 years
 
2008-04-01 10:49:37 AM  
Confabulat: The same people who love G.W. Bush think Dane Cook is hysterical.

That's all you need to know.


College kids? You fail

Never send food back, let alone 3 times!

I am waiting for the Dane Cook/Mencia COmedy Tour.
 
2008-04-01 10:50:04 AM  
dna_level_c: Dr.Knockboots: he was incredible.

Key word, "was". The Tonight Show gig sucked the funny right out of him.
s

/FTFY
 
2008-04-01 10:50:54 AM  
jeffwashingdc:
You guys claim to hate him now, but most of you should admit you thought he was "hilarious" in the beginning.

I've always thought he was horrible from the moment I saw him.

And if you are arguing Dat Phan is funny, I can safely ignore anything you have to say about anything.
 
2008-04-01 10:51:52 AM  
that thing was kind of a hatchet job on Dane


but he does suck and his "numbers" his spokesperson threw out there are from teenage & college girls who keep similar short term pop acts like 98 Degrees rich for about 4 years.
 
2008-04-01 10:52:30 AM  
I saw him live a few years ago, and it was decent. The thing that bugged me was that the live show was basically a verbatim reading of his CD. The cadence, timing, even the "made up" words were all exactly the same. There were a few times where he would start a joke and then point the microphone at the audience for them to finish it.

The funniest part was a bit of improv he did with the subtitles on the wall behind him.

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One of the guys from Tourgasm opened the show, the one who cried all the time. He was awful, so I guess Dane keeps him around to look good by comparison.
 
2008-04-01 10:53:33 AM  
Confabulat: The same people who love G.W. Bush think Dane Cook is hysterical.

That's all you need to know.


Congratulations, much like Dane Cook your post managed to be:

1. Not funny
2. Not original
3. Irrelevant
4. of a tone that makes you sound like an asshole
 
2008-04-01 10:53:47 AM  
Dr.Knockboots: I don't expect a Richard Lewis fan to enjoy Jim Norton.

i wouldn't say i'm a "fan" of richard lewis but i do enjoy both richard's and lil jimmy's comedy.

/will agree that they are different styles which i believe was your point
 
2008-04-01 10:55:01 AM  
docmattic: dna_level_c: Dr.Knockboots: he was incredible.

Key word, "was". The Tonight Show gig sucked the funny right out of him.s

/FTFY

/FTFM
 
2008-04-01 10:55:30 AM  
Dane Cook steals other comedians' jokes, got thrown out of steak house after sending his steak back three times, makes diva-like demands to get free steak and isn't funny. Profit!

FTFY
 
2008-04-01 10:55:34 AM  
A few things:

I think it's funny that his joke stealing went from an iffy one joke from Louis CK to his entire act has been stolen.

Of course comedians hate him. He's insanely popular. He sold out MSG three nights in a row. Most comedians would kill their mother to get that.

Most comedians are complete mental cases. It's why they are funny. I wouldn't believe a word of what any of them said, including Dane Cook. Listen to their jokes and have a good time. Don't put too much weight in anything they say.
 
2008-04-01 10:57:23 AM  
My brother-in-law is an entertainment writer and did a great piece on joke stealing for Radar - he also did an interview on NPR with Ralphie Mae about it as well.

He specifically talks about Dane Cook vs Joe Rogan, and George Lopez nearly coming to blows with Carlos Mencia.

A very good read: http://www.radaronline.com/from-the-magazine/2007/02/take_the_funny_an​d_run_1.ph p

NPR link: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16117576
 
2008-04-01 10:57:36 AM  
Mr. Coffee Nerves: I was far more impressed with the fact that he is one of the first comedians to ever really figure out how to tap into the younger market on a mass scale. .

Riiiight, the first, aside from Steve Martin and Richard Pryor, the first real rock-star level comedians to sell out large venues thirty farking years ago
 
2008-04-01 10:57:53 AM  
So umm yeah, HEHE UH HUH! I was sitting there...in my plastic chair, you know it was HUH UH plasssssTIC. And it was A CHAIR. HUH HEHE. In the dentists office. HEHE HUH UH, and so they come...OUT..of the the the the the the little room there, you know the little room..where the dental GESTAPO charge you money... HUH EHEH HUHU UH, and they call me in.


There.
 
2008-04-01 11:00:16 AM  
Crud, lets try those links again:

A very good read about joke stealing: Radar Online article (new window)

NPR link: NPR Interview (new window)

//Sorry, no coffee this morning.
 
2008-04-01 11:02:35 AM  
jeffwashingdc: You guys claim to hate him now, but most of you should admit you thought he was "hilarious" in the beginning.

It's the same reason why the cast from Last Comic Standing 2 was voted to be superior to Last Comic Standing 1 (Dat Phan was debatable however), because the second season was basically a bunch of theatrical freaks with otherwise absolutely bland material, who suckered lazy people into thinking they were funny nonetheless.

So that's the thing I noticed with a lot of TV-watching dopes: You get pulled in by the presentation and think you're being amused when really there's jack substance.


Project that shiat elsewhere, and speak for yourself. I and many others have insisted that he was an unfunny asshat from the beginning.
 
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