Stand up comedy for a ten year old?
April 24, 2012 7:28 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for stand-up comedy appropriate for a ten year old.
posted by bondcliff to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (48 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
During a recent car ride I played my son some Bill Cosby stand-up comedy, him being the only comedian I could think of that would be appropriate, and my son loved it. I'd like to find some more comedy to play for him.
Stand-up preferred, but sketch comedy that would work in audio-only would be ok too. Video suggestions are welcome but I'd prefer something I could download as an MP3 from Amazon and play in the car.
By "appropriate for a ten year old" I mean someone who isn't dropping F-bombs and talking about blowjobs. I don't mind the occasional "shit" or some jokes that might go over his head, and I don't mind answering questions after the fact ("so, dad, why did those girls in Castle Anthrax want to be spanked?") but I'm generally looking for subject matter he'll find funny and that won't get him in trouble were he to repeat it at school. Subjects that a kid can relate to rather than routines about politics and periods. Cosby's "dad gave us chocolate cake for breakfast" bit was a big hit.
I'd also prefer stuff that we'll enjoy along with my son. So while he'd probably lose his shit if he saw Gallagher smashing some watermelons, or Carrot Top doing whatever the hell it is that Carrot Top does, I'm not sure that's the stuff I'm looking for. I don't want to be cringing while he's laughing.
Links to specific routines would be preferred, rather than just stuff like "I hear Jim Gaffigan is clean."