Recommend me some stand-up specials

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D.H.This is one of the funniest standup specials I've seen in recent memory.

It's not the usual special taped in a big auditorium. It's cut together from numerous comedy clubs on one of his tours. So the vibe is definitely different. ?Plus I've never seen anyone work a crowd like he does. Numerous crowds in this case.

I'll definitely watch that later. I really, really miss Insomniac with Dave Attell. That show was fantastic

He had a more recent show called Dave's Old Porn which was pretty good but it was canceled after only 16 episodes.
Apr 3, 2017 12:20 AM
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I've discovered Anthony Jeselnik and Jim Jeffries. Both are hysterical. I plan to watch the other Jeffries special soon. His many uses of the word 'cunt' is fabulous.
Apr 3, 2017 3:00 AM
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I haven't seen anyone recommend Norm MacDonald's "Me Doing Standup," so I'll do so. Possibly the most perfect set I've ever seen from a comedian. Not a breath wasted, yet he never seems to be sticking to a rigid script.
Apr 3, 2017 3:07 AM
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Janson JinnistanThe new Dave Chappelles are great, with "episdoe 1" being the newest, I think, and the second has material that I've heard on his tour from about 2014-2015.

Bill Burr's Walk Your Way Out was also pretty great. ?Jen Kirkman's Just Keep Living is delightfully neurotic. ?Joe Rogan's Triggered is a step down from his last couple, funny at times but nah, brah.

Chris Tucker's special from 2015, which I just watched, was a big disappointment. ?It appears to have been severely edited, so I imagine that there were even more dull spots in the performance than made it to the film, but, man, has he lost a lot of his timing and energy. ?Some good parts here and there, but it begs the inevitable question about Eddie Murphy, and how maybe it's better for guys so far out of the game to stay retired. ?(btw, Chappelle, at least, never technically retired, playing shows during this hiatus in media releases, and I'm sure that this is why he seems much more relaxed and sharp in his "comeback".)

I'll second the Chapelle recommend.
Apr 3, 2017 4:33 AM
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I've seen the Chappelle live at the Hollywood Palladium and it was funny. Gonna watch the other one soon.
Apr 3, 2017 4:51 AM
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You know, Lux, you should check out that Colin Quinn special on Netflix something called like the New York Story. It's really very funny. What I like about it is that it essentially amounts to a guided tour through ethnic stereotypes, pretty much all of them considering how New York is so cosmopolitan, and although it wears its political incorrectness on its sleeve, it's very difficult to imagine how anyone could possibly be offended by it. This is because Quinn doesn't appear to have an ounce of spite or hate in his bones, and the tone and context of the ethnic humor proves to be disarming. Eventually, he appropriately wraps it all back together by pointing out the common humanity - that we're all equal in having these distinct flavors - and reinforcing the notion that true tolerance comes from color awareness, not from color blindness. In addition to being hilarious, it's a very soothing balm for today's tensions.

So stop complaining.
Apr 21, 2017 4:48 AM
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