Looking for sarcastic stand-up comedians
July 30, 2008 7:46 AM Subscribe
I need recommendations to find deeply sarcastic and satirical stand-up comedians.
posted by madman to sports, hobbies, & recreation (43 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
I am looking for stand-up comedians who excel at sarcastic and satirical comedy; even better if it's delivered in a deadpan manner. I would also prefer people who stay away from the tired "black/white", "men/women" material.
The second part of my question is for some research I'm doing into how to become a good stand-up comedian. (I'm from a country where stand-up comedy tends to be the loud slapstick "ha-ha" variety; something I'm not very fond of.)
So what I want to know is: do stand-up comedians usually tend to be very funny in real life off the stage? Or are there also people who are not always "on" and just work hard on their material, turning into comedians on stage? Essentially, does being a good stand-up comedian mean that you can make just about anyone laugh anywhere?