Funny haha or Funny Strange?
June 2, 2012 5:34 PM Subscribe
I'd like to find some more stand-up comedians that have the kind of humor I like. Preferably people who are currently developing material.
posted by outlandishmarxist to media & arts (40 answers total) 45 users marked this as a favorite
So, for a while, I was really plumbing the depths to find good comedy. But now, I don't want to spend a bunch of time doing that, so I thought metafilter could help. Maria Bamford is hands-down my favorite comedian. I also really like pre-fame Zach Galifianakis, all Louie C.K., David Cross, Tig Notaro, Daniel Tosh (despite myself), Wanda Sykes sometimes. I like Patton Oswald, but sometimes I find him kind of boring ("here's another thing I hate about fucking hipsters"). Older comedians I like: Bill Hicks, Mitch Hedberg, Emo Phillips, Richard Pryor (duh), John Leguizamo (that HBO monologue he did back in the 90s was incredible). Some lesser-known comedians I like: Jen Kirkman, Eddie Pepitone (depressed 40+ yo Brooklynite, more bleak than Louie C.K., even). So whatever you can add to this list would be appreciated. I love finding hidden gems, so if you stumbled across somebody great on effinfunny.com, let me know.