Finding a comedian by the joke
January 20, 2008 10:53 AM   Subscribe

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.

This comedian has this set where he complains about people boo-ing in conversations. For example "You went to Florida?! Booooooo. I went to Florida STATE" and "You like triscuits. Booooo. I like Ritz crackers."

Who is this comedian, and where can I find a video of this show.
posted by JamesJD to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
This sounded very familiar, like a Todd Barry sketch...

Aaaand, this seems to indicate likewise as well!
posted by NikitaNikita at 10:57 AM on January 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


(err, someone describes said sketch down below in that thread)
posted by NikitaNikita at 10:57 AM on January 20, 2008


I have no idea about when the above comedians did those sketches (or indeed who the hell they are) but they did a similiar thing on Futurama and Achewood in 2002 ( http://achewood.com/index.php?date=03112002 )
posted by Riemann at 11:07 AM on January 20, 2008


I think that might be Doug Stanhope, but it's certainly possible I'm wrong.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 11:33 AM on January 20, 2008


If it was at least vaguely funny, Carlos Mencia probably did that joke at some point, and he's had his own special. That said, even if it was him that you saw, the odds that he came up with it are pretty low. He's notorious for stealing jokes.
posted by toomuchpete at 12:25 PM on January 20, 2008


Pretty sure that's an older Todd Barry joke.
posted by YoungAmerican at 12:41 PM on January 20, 2008


At this point I think it's a Todd Barry joke. I've seen a description of one of his shows that backs this up, and the fact that he went to the University of Florida is also strong evidence.
posted by JamesJD at 1:10 PM on January 20, 2008


I think that might be Doug Stanhope, but it's certainly possible I'm wrong.

Doug Stanhope has a bit on booing, but I don't think it's the bit described.
posted by Bookhouse at 3:14 PM on January 20, 2008


Oh yes, it is definitely 100% without-a-doubt Todd Barry. I checked the track listing for two of his CD's to see if this bit was on one of them, but nothing rang out for me. But maybe there's more info on his websites:

http://www.myspace.com/toddbarry
http://www.toddbarry.com
posted by polyester.lumberjack at 7:01 PM on January 20, 2008


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