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Comedians Standing up for Women

What are your favorite comedians that punch up not down really well, and are happy to take on heavy content while lifting up those who need it most instead of getting laughs at their expense? [more inside]
posted by xarnop on Aug 30, 2016 - 43 answers

Can you identify this comedian from MTV?

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?
posted by critzer on Jan 26, 2014 - 5 answers

What I should have said was . . .

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]
posted by Think_Long on Aug 29, 2013 - 33 answers

Stand up comedy for a ten year old?

I'm looking for stand-up comedy appropriate for a ten year old. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Apr 24, 2012 - 48 answers

There's gotta be at least one person

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]
posted by oxfordcomma on Mar 4, 2012 - 27 answers

"Ladies and gentlemen, let's get this over with!"

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]
posted by EatTheWeak on Aug 25, 2011 - 9 answers

So, I was at my son's bar mitzvah, and...

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]
posted by grumblebee on Sep 20, 2010 - 57 answers

Videos of stand-up comedy...can I subscribe to something?

Is there somewhere I can download (for later viewing) videos of popular stand-up comedians? Legally? [more inside]
posted by ostranenie on Sep 28, 2007 - 7 answers

Wanted: Comedy albums

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?
posted by Quartermass on May 23, 2004 - 33 answers

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