For the past few weeks I've been trying to remember the name of a stand up comic whose special I watched on Comedy Central in the '90s but haven't seen or heard from for several years. I remember very few specific jokes from his act, but recall that he had a bit about making his mom a necklace out of pasta for Mother's Day and telling her, "Now put on the rigatoni!" [more inside]
In the 1990s on MTV's Half Hour Comedy Hour there was a comedian who, when bombing, would lean into the first row and yell at people who weren't laughing, "I'm going to be doing some comedy later on, you should stick around" — what was his name?
I’m trying to come up with a list of comedy albums to buy for my girlfriend. Her favorite is Mike Birbiglia, so I’m interested in finding other comics in his vein - story tellers, not too profane, pretty nerdy. My list is below the fold. [more inside]
I'm looking for stand-up comedy appropriate for a ten year old. [more inside]
There are plenty of male impressionists who impersonate female celebrities/politicians, or who put on a dress to play a female character. Help me find the female comedians who impersonate men. [more inside]
Seeking the hive mind's advice on best practices for running a comedy open mic. Or, maybe I should call it a Mostly Open Mic. [more inside]
Which stand-up comedians tell personal stories as opposed to gags, one-liners and impressions? (I already know about Louis CK, Ricky Gervais, Woody Allen and Bill Cosby.) [more inside]
Looking for video clips of religious comedians making fun of atheists / agnostics. [more inside]
Can anyone identify this comedian? [more inside]
Is there somewhere I can download (for later viewing) videos of popular stand-up comedians? Legally? [more inside]
What are some good comedy albums to get? I recently purchased the two latest David Cross albums, as well as Bill Hicks "Rant in E Minor," and now I am hooked on this medium. Any suggestions?