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Live from New York, It's one person talking!

Apropos of Louis C.K.'s low key no-frills "just a standup set" Saturday Night Live monologue, I'm curious. Are there other examples of SNL opening monologues that deviate from the expected pattern? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Mar 31, 2014 - 26 answers

 

ID the pantyhose comedian from the early 90s?

Probably a long shot, but I'm trying to identify a stand-up comedian who I would have seen live in Peoria, IL in the early 1990s (definitely before 1994). I don't know if he was strictly stand-up or if he went on to any kind of career in mass media. He was a young black guy with great physical comic presence. The part of his act I have never forgotten is a very accurate and hilarious imitation of the contortions women go through to put on pantyhose, which ended with the comment that he loved the fact that every woman in the room would be thinking of him when they put on their hose from then on. I STILL do, after 20 years. Help me remember who I'm thinking of?
posted by dlugoczaj on Sep 12, 2013 - 1 answer

Puppet-Battered Comedy?

Can anyone tell me the name (or point me to a video clip) of a female comedian who performed her act as if she were being held hostage by a hand puppet with a boxing glove? [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Mar 23, 2013 - 8 answers

I want some male comedian bits... on gender

Dave Chappelle. Chris Rock. Louis C.K. Some of the funniest male comics are the least funny when it comes to gender -- incisive humor suddenly deteriorates into sexist tropes and gender war cliches. Are there any male stand-up comedians who have interesting routines about women?
posted by spamandkimchi on Mar 9, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me identify this comedian.

In the 90s there was a comedian, or at least a comedy show host, on Comedy Central, who always wore a knit cap. He was very deadpan and may have shared shows with Dave Attell. I could have sworn he was also a guest on Dr. Katz, but he doesn't appear in the cast list. Slim man, white, with an angular face. I can't find him in any lists of U.S. standups or Comedy Central specials. Who was this guy?!
posted by juniper on Feb 18, 2013 - 12 answers

"I bet 'the Board' is spelled b-o-r-e-d."

What is your favorite legendary, hilarious clip? [more inside]
posted by sallybrown on Sep 22, 2012 - 80 answers

Do you have a talent?

I'm trying to remember a comedian who did a stand-up bit about his family members all having a talent. [more inside]
posted by madred on Aug 29, 2012 - 5 answers

It's OK, I have many XYZ-American friends

I'm looking for racial comedy, in English, available on video, or less preferably mp3. It doesn't need to be the exclusive topic of the comedian, but it should play a part. No preference for a specific racial background, although East Asian would be interesting to see, since I haven't seen much of it before. Examples: Maz Jobrani, Canada's own Russell Peters, Chris Rock.
posted by demagogue on Aug 12, 2012 - 30 answers

Help me find myself, all suggestions are greatly appreciated.

I am lost, I am interested in being a positive influence to other people by making them laugh or helping them out with life problems. Need some suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Trinergy on Jun 19, 2012 - 15 answers

Misanthropic comedians who are women?

Looking for absurdist and/or misanthropic comediennes in the vein of Eddie Izzard, Dylan Moran, Lewis Black, etc.? [more inside]
posted by jyorraku on May 22, 2012 - 23 answers

What comedian did I see in a Comedy Central special?

Help me figure out what blondish, male comedian I saw on a special that aired on Comedy Central in the early 2000s. [more inside]
posted by lankford on May 9, 2012 - 9 answers

Name that comedian...

Looking for the name of a stand-up comedian... [more inside]
posted by GnomeChompsky on May 3, 2012 - 5 answers

Name that comic

Name-that-comedian-filter: saw a guy on Comedy Central 5-10 years ago... [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Jan 1, 2012 - 4 answers

Need help roasting my husband on his 40th

Looking for insults and jokes for my husbands 40th birthday party. It is a roast. He is a metrosexual, known for wearing pink. He plays golf and is known to get a little angry if he doesn't play well. He also loves poker and again gets angry if he loses. He thinks he has a big head, not conceited, but a physically big head. He comes across as arrogant but he really isn't if you get to know him. Jokes need to be relatively clean ie pg-13. Thanks [more inside]
posted by Robtri93 on Oct 26, 2011 - 23 answers

Branching books

More books like How I Escaped My Certain Fate? [more inside]
posted by devnull on Jun 20, 2011 - 14 answers

Name that comedian

Name that comedian. One portion of his act was about career day at his kid's elementary school. The only thing he said that I can quote is: "Smokey the bear is a close personal friend of mine".
posted by rockhopper on Jan 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Looking for more darkly comic memoirs/essays.

Help me find good books by comedians or about being a comedian! [more inside]
posted by whitneyarner on Jan 7, 2011 - 18 answers

I could really use a laugh right now!

Who is this comedian? [more inside]
posted by jaimystery on Jun 26, 2010 - 4 answers

Ralphie May and cuba diving

Where can I find a clip of stand up comedian Ralphie May doing his cuba diving bit? [more inside]
posted by looknevada on Apr 8, 2010 - 2 answers

help me find a comedian

looking for the male comedian that talked about trying an asian food that the deli promised would do the old male-enhancement.
posted by rockhopper on Dec 22, 2009 - 2 answers

Who does the "It's for Space?" comedy bit?

Who is the comedian, and what is his bit, about how expensive the space program is? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Dec 22, 2009 - 7 answers

Help me find a comedy bit about gay marriage?

Help me find a comedy bit about gay marriage? [more inside]
posted by macfly on Dec 2, 2009 - 3 answers

Identify a comedian

Help me identify a comedian [more inside]
posted by rockhopper on Aug 15, 2009 - 4 answers

Temple of pancakes

Does anyone remember a comedian doing a bit about how his accountant's office was an old Ihop and he wanted to ask his accountant for pancakes? he called the Ihop the Temple of Pancakes and he kept saying "and some pancakes...." [more inside]
posted by mad_little_monkey on Oct 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Looking for opera piece & Premium Blend comedienne

Prior to '05, I saw a repeat of Premium Blend which featured a performance by a comedian with a joke about playing opera in her car; she illustrated the hilarity vis-a-vis prejudice by singing a bit of it. Picking up most culture by osmosis, I've long loved whatever the piece was from, but have no idea what it is. Also, she was hilarious and I'd like to find more by her. [more inside]
posted by batmonkey on Oct 6, 2008 - 8 answers

Looking for sarcastic stand-up comedians

I need recommendations to find deeply sarcastic and satirical stand-up comedians. [more inside]
posted by madman on Jul 30, 2008 - 43 answers

Can you help me find this comedian?

I heard a clip of what I believe was a stand up routine this morning on 103.5 Kiss FM in Chicago. Can you help me find the comedian? [more inside]
posted by simplethings on Jul 14, 2008 - 7 answers

Sit Down, Stand Up

Who are some great comedians I've probably never heard of that I can watch on youtube?
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Jul 14, 2008 - 50 answers

Can anyone remember this video from my horrible description?

I'm looking for an online video that I've seen within the last couple of years of a one man show by a British comedian that covered the reasons why America invaded Iraq and the history leading up to it. [more inside]
posted by rfbjames on May 7, 2008 - 4 answers

Which comedian did this joke?

Looking for the name of the Comedian who did a "Dad! Look at my hands! Look at my hands! Look at my haaaands!" joke. [more inside]
posted by Bakuun on Apr 20, 2008 - 1 answer

Finding a comedian by the joke

Trying to figure out which comedian came up with this joke about boo-ing. He has performed on Comedy Central, I think in his own special, but possibly on Premium Blend. [more inside]
posted by JamesJD on Jan 20, 2008 - 9 answers

Who is this funny guy?

Help me figure out the name of a comedian I saw in NYC...last December. [more inside]
posted by gursky on Nov 10, 2007 - 5 answers

Who’s this comedian playing God?

Help me find: An online comedian’s series. He plays god as an LA/Hollywood-type deal-maker/boss. In one sketch he tries to explain to an employee the benefits of getting crucified in exchange for a promotion. In another [more inside]
posted by dpcoffin on Oct 3, 2007 - 5 answers

What's this comedian's name?

I'm going insane trying to remember the name of a German comedian I saw on television a few months ago. [more inside]
posted by Savvas on Aug 29, 2006 - 2 answers

tell me a story and make it funny

Please recommend standup commedians to someone who dislikes gags but loves storytelling. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Mar 26, 2006 - 30 answers

Can anyone recall this comedian?

I am looking for a particular comedian. I saw this guy, on HBO, perhaps, about 15 years ago. His comedic style was extremely dry, and his one prop was a martini glass. [more inside]
posted by thebrokedown on Feb 25, 2006 - 19 answers

Who was this stand-up comedian?

Several years ago, about 1989-90, a friend of mine lent me a cassette featuring a stand-up comedian [more inside] [more inside]
posted by icontemplate on Dec 2, 2004 - 13 answers

Does anybody remember '70s TV comedian Nick Hitler?

I recall seeing a comedian on TV, in the 70's, that went by the stage name of 'Nick Hitler' but cannot find anything on the web. Anyone heard of him?
posted by clavdivs on Jun 13, 2004 - 6 answers

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