Thursday, September 12, 2013

I love Stand-up Comedy

     Besides writing, reading and storytelling in general one of my passions is stand-up comedy. I don't do it but I listen to it, watch it, read about it and listen to podcasts that talk about it. So I know a lot of stand-up comedians to recommend.
     The only thing is I think of myself as a kind of "laughaholic." I remember in 9th Grade a friend Ken accused another friend Don and I of laughing at everything, that we would probably laugh at the word "shoe." When I repeated this story to my friend Don during lunch period he paused briefly before saying "shoe" in which we laughed hysterically, I mean to the point where we couldn't breathe. So with my recommendations you should look into these comedians first. Don't just go and buy a ticket to their shows and then report back to me that you didn't find them funny. 
     It's easiest to just name my favorites first as they come to the forefront of my brain first. Some of them are well known and others may not be.
     Paul F. Tompkins is my absolute favorite for at least two years now, followed by Pete Holmes. Bits of theres to check out include for Paul "Cake vs. Pie", "Elegant Balloons", "Potato Famine" and "Peanut Brittle." For Pete I'd recommend "Fun Dad", "Magic Sound", "Pierce" and "Good Time McDonald"s." These two I don't think a lot of people have heard of but definitely some people.
     Other favorites include some obvious ones like Louis CK, Mike Birbiglia, Mitch Hedberg, Brian Regan and Bill Burr. I'm actually running out of time before class starts so I am going to have to list them off and maybe edit this later.
     In no particular order... Nick Swardson, Nick Kroll, Dave Attell, Eddie Pepitone, DC Pierson, Kyle Kinane, John Mulaney, Kurt Metzger, Hannibal Buress, Amy Schumer, Greg Proops, John Oliver, Kurt Braunohler, Matt Braunger, Chris Thayer, Jimmy Pardo, The Sklar Brothers, Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani, Eugene Mirman, T.J. Miller, Chris Hardwick, Bo Burnham, Rob Delaney, Marc Maron, Joe Mande, Anthony Jeselnik, Dana Gould, Patton Oswalt, John Hodgman, Myq Kaplan, Aziz Ansari and Daniel Tosh.

Disclaimer: I am recommending their stand-up comedy only. Whether you like their televisions shows or movies is completely different. I have to run to class now.

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