Post by Pittsnogle_Goggins on Jul 15, 2019 20:12:12 GMT
Thought there should be a standing thread for stand up comedy specials. With so many new specials hitting Netflix on a regular basis this thread can allow people to recommend/discuss/trash any of them.
Anyways, Nate Bargatze’s special, The Tennessee Kid was really great. The newest Anthony Jeselnik was decent but nowhere on the level of his previous one, Thoughts and Prayers. Will probably check out the New Aziz Ansari sometime soon.
I watched the Aziz Ansari yesterday - it's really strange - sort of lightly funny but almost very deeply moving. Spike Jonze directed it and it's bookended by the Velvet Underground song Pale Blue Eyes - a sad, ominous song and that's what the special feels like - that song.
Almost all of it is about PC culture and he doesn't sound like he's totally over it either - he has some great points to make that you sort of laugh at later more than in the moment. He flat out calls Michael Jackson a pedophile and indicts the crowd too in a way - it's "just two kids" right?" while really considering separating the artist from the Art and stuff like that.
Mixed feelings on it - not that funny - but there are some laughs sure - but kind of daring and brave in a way - almost like performance Art.
Never heard of this guy or seen anything else. Rare case where I thought a comedian this annoying can't make me laugh, but then he actually did, occasional doses, sort of winning me over by the end. His shtick works but seems like it often wouldn't? Rapid-fire delivery and constant asides that are at times indecipherable, meant to mix up the audience who he deliberately berates throughout, taunting and provoking them, largely improvised, but he works them like a lute. You can grasp the high energy and amused confusion of the people there. Idk if he's insane or a genuine comic talent ? !
Like Chappelle's, his views are gonna piss a lot of people off... and make even more people laugh their asses off. Though I think he was at his funniest when he went personal... that dog part got to me.
Paper Tiger also - you know that one bit Burr used to do where he said Hitler is the Michael Jordan of evil?
Well, this special has some stuff in it that hits with that level of absurdness and on-point observation. I love the casual digs he takes at the British audience too "go get your pound cake and meat pies or whatever you people eat"........or "One thing I noticed about you people is that you are also really fat".
Also improvises the best ad-lib ever for a random comment from the audience and I plan to use this on this board a whole lot:
"Dude whatever the fuck you think I'm saying, however you heard it, that's not what I'm fucking saying"
Third stooge comin' in - I watched Paper Tiger last night. Only other Burr I've seen is Let It Go years ago but I still remember it - every October I think of his bit about going pumpkin picking with his overexcited gf. Gotta say, I laughed like crazy.... No means no, the bathtub, the Elvis documentary, the whole inflatable doll and robot bit and that airbag joke ("...My family!!!") and the Hawking "at least I'm not all twisted up and sayin' smart shit." Mostly hilarious and a lot of it comes together too from him being honest about himself, just like that other stand-up, how he admits to fighting away emotion as unmanly and all of that. His personality pays up his humor, if that makes sense...
^ Literally started downloading this less than a minute after I read the article, and I'm already half-way into it!! Sooo great to actually see him again!! #welcomebacklouie
You breathe a word of this, to anyone, you mincing fucking CUNT, and I will tear your fucking skin off, I will wear it to your mother's birthday party, and I will rub your nuts up and down her leg whilst whistling Bohemian fucking Rhapsody, right?!
Pretty good. Not his absolute best set and I do wish he'd delved deeper regarding his cancellation, because that's one of the most interesting bits in the whole special, but there's plenty of great material there.
Sincerely Louis CK (great pun btw) - I actually teared laughing a few times. His Boston accent, "I'm uncomfortable in little shops" , the sushi waitress, etc. It gets less funny in the second half but it's still a very good special - maybe not on par with that Shameless, Chewed Up, Beacon Theater, Hilarious peak - but I think just as good as the more recent ones Oh My God and 2017. I wish he talked just a bit more about his family background, as a Mexican-Jew, that's interesting stuff....
Patton Oswalt - I Love Everything (Netflix) - Pretty funny stuff about boring conventional stuff - getting older, marriage, home improvements, Star Wars/his kid, Trump etc.
He's a strange guy - his manner is annoying, so is his voice and in this special so are his sneakers......I kind of hate him on sight but then I'm like "wait I know who he is, I don't hate him" - like he wins you over every time.
Pleasant in the best sense but not a riot or anything.....but .......those sneakers......