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Stand-up comedy CD recommendations

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Marlat, Mar 10, 2008.


  1. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    I have always loved seeing live stand up and finally decided to et a couple of stand up CDs. I bought a bunch of them, but I just wanted to recommend to you guys a couple that are really a step above:

    Jesse Joyce - Joyce to the World. www.jessejoyce.com

    Greg Giraldo - Good Day to Cross a River

    David Cross - Shut Up You ******* Baby

    Anyone whose into stand-up will probably know Greg Giraldo and David Cross, but definitely check out Jesse Joyce. Even if he has crazy coke addict eyes, he is a really funny guy and also has done a comedy tour of Iraq for the troops there. There are some cool photos on his myspace www.myspace.com/jessejoyce of the Iraq trip. I heard about him on a podcast I listen to which he is an occasional guest on, but I was really impressed with his stand-up CD, particularly from a guy who isn't "well known".
     
  2. I'd recommend any spoken word album put out by Henry Rollins. While I haven't heard all of them, the ones I heard are hilarious.
     
  3. Disraeli Gears

    Disraeli Gears

    May 29, 2007
    Jim Gaffigan - "Beyond the Pale" is a good one.
     
  4. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    You need Dave Attell in your life. "Skanks for the memories"
     
  5. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    He's up on my list of CDs to get already.
     
  6. HollowBassman

    HollowBassman

    Jun 24, 2007
    Hancock, MD
    I don't know how well their comedy would translate to CDs(their expressions are part of the comedy), but I think the following people are hilarious.

    Bonnie Mcfarlane
    Daniel Tosh
    Jeff Dunham
    Rodney Carrington
     
  7. Todd Barry - Medium Energy
    Emo Philips - E=MO^2
     
  8. Mitch Hedberg.
     
  9. bassaficionado6

    bassaficionado6 Something about gumption

    Jan 7, 2008
    Napa, CA
    +1

    I also like Demitri Maritn.
     
  10. Ah yes. +1. Saw them both live. :smug:
     
  11. knarleybass

    knarleybass Commercial User

    Apr 6, 2005
    Tustin, CA
    Owner of Ulyate Instruments
    Patton Oswalt
     
  12. marcray

    marcray

    Nov 28, 2006
    Englishman in Oyster Bay, NY
    Aging Former Bass Player
    Doug Stanhope "No Refunds" / Mitch Fatel "Miniskirts & Muffins"
     
  13. +1 for Rollins.

    Saw him just a month or so ago. Amazing show
     
  14. David Cross
    Chris Rock
    Brian Regan
    Dave Attel
    Denis Leary
    Mitch Hedberg
    Zack G.
    Patton Oswalt
    Lewis Black
    Sarah Silverman

    all winners
     
  15. Illbay

    Illbay

    Jan 15, 2008
    Houston, Texas
    Sorry, all these are pretty much LOSERS. I can't believe NOT ONE of these recommended the true classics:

    EVERYTHING by the incomparable Bill Cosby

    EVERYTHING by the inimitable Bob Newhart

    That's really all you need; the ones people have recommended here are mostly just potty-mouths who couldn't even hold a candle to Lenny Bruce, and Bruce was, well, just a potty-mouth.

    I might grudgingly recommend George Carlin, but only "grudgingly."
     
  16. Bill Hicks.
     
  17. bassaficionado6

    bassaficionado6 Something about gumption

    Jan 7, 2008
    Napa, CA
    I love Bill Cosby
     
  18. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    No Roy Chubby Brown?
     
  19. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    I cut out Denis Leary and Sarah Silverman from your list, but other than that +1 to all of these. Oh, and I assume that's Zach Galifianakis.

    Also I love Mitch Hedberg too. Getting to hang out with him for a night after his show at the Punchline is one of my favorite memories. Emo Phillips is a trip.

    I'm also partial to Richard Pryor, Stephen Wright, Dave Chappelle, Eddie Izzard, and Redd Fox among many others. I'm a big stand-up comedy fan.

    But back to the topic of the thread, if I was to recommend one Bill Hicks CD I'd say "Rant in E Minor".
     
  20. JansenW

    JansenW

    Nov 14, 2005
    Cambridge, MA

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